Dr. Jeannine Sandstrom has more than 34 years of senior executive coaching and leadership development experience, and has served clients in businesses worth up to $250 billion.
Dr. Sandstrom provides CEO and board advising, senior executive coaching, and C-suite consulting. A pioneer of the industry, she founded and led three national consulting companies and launched her own CEO coaching practice before joining SOLIDleaders. She is equally skilled in developing executives of turnarounds, startups, and already-successful firms, and specializes in working with high-profile leaders.
In 1996, Sandstrom founded the Dallas, Texas–based firm CoachWorks International, Inc. She continues to serve both as the company’s CEO and as a coach for senior executive leaders. A selection of notable successes includes advising the owner of a plateaued company on leadership style, approaches and ideas to result in a 70% year-over-year revenue increase within 18 months; coaching the SVP of a $1 billion global nonprofit to position herself for promotion to COO; and consulting with the president of a $25 billion organization to develop the results generated by his direct reports, resulting in his being chosen as CEO of the company.
Prior to this, from 1979 to 1995, she held the position of President of The Sandstrom Group, a private leadership development coaching, and change management consultancy. During this time she also held other roles, including General Manager and Senior Vice President at Lee Hecht Harrison, Inc. from 1992 to 1995. There she managed a five-state regional office and provided executive coaching and leadership development to the financial services and energy industries. From 1987 to 1991 she served as Senior Principal for King Chapman Broussard & Gallagher, coaching top management and board members on executive leader selection and team development. Earlier roles include Executive Vice President of Rhodes & Associates, Inc. (1982–1986) and Assistant Director for East Texas State University’s Center for Business Research and Professional Development (1979–1982).
Dr. Sandstrom holds an Ed.D. in Human Resource Development and Counseling and an M.S. in Human Resource Management and Marketing, both from East Texas State University. She also holds an M.Ed. in Education Curriculum & Instruction from Texas A&M University and a B.A. from Anderson University. She holds several executive coaching certifications including Master Certified Coach (ICF) and Certified Executive Partner (SOLID).