About Dr. J

Whether you are a new or seasoned C-Level executive; whether you are just entering the C-Suite, or have reached the top of your organization; you’re never done learning. Dr. Jeannine Sandstrom works with executives who are are up to something big and know that elite performers, pros, always train.

Above the Rim
With Dr.J

  • Sparring Partner – a boxer who spars with another boxer who is training for an important fight
  • Confidant – character in a story that the lead character (protagonist) confides in and trusts.
  • 3rd Base Coach – keeps a close eye on the play and the players, possesses deep experience and knowledge, gives the runner advice about when and how to score.

While she is known for helping executives find their own sustainable pace, she nevertheless brings a level of intensity and focus that is only ideal for those who relish challenges and hate excuses.

“Dr. J” has held traditional leadership positions in successful business organizations. She has owned her own consultancy, and was a founding member of what is now commonly known as the field of executive coaching. But Dr. Sandstrom is not just executive coach, nor simply a management consultant.

Dr. J is a C-Level Advisor. Unlike most coaches who focus primarily on theory, motivation and process, she does not shy away from complex business conversation and concrete strategic advice about your day to day challenges and opportunities. Jeannine is relentlessly results driven. You might think of her as part sparring partner, part confidant and part 3rd base coach. Her clients know how to hit the ball and get on base. Jeannine excels at making sure they bring it home.


  • Master Certified Coach (MCC)
  • Certified Business Coach (CBC)
  • Doctorate in Human Resource Development
  • Masters in Human Resource Management & Marketing
  • Professional in Human Resource (PHR)
  • ICF – Original Member, Coach Certification Adjudicator, Ethics Development Committee