About me


” If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat!
Just get on.”
[Sheryl Sandberg]

I’m obviously no Sheryl Sandberg, but what a great quote!  How often do we pass up the opportunity for the “awesome” in the pursuit of “perfection”?!

My name is Heinrich Stander and I’ve created this site to share with you my experiences and the life skills that I’ve learned are critical for you to get on that rocket ship to career and life success. As a senior manager at a Fortune 25 company and a Career Coach at night, I have learned (often the hard way) what works and what doesn’t; what great leadership looks like as well what not-so-great leadership looks like. And I love to share my experience with individuals like you.

A little bit about me:  Born and raised in Africa, at age 31 I sold everything I owned, moved half-way around the world and started a new life in beautiful Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; from scratch, not knowing a soul, with two suitcases a little bit of money;  in a country I’ve never been before and a culture I’d only ever seen on TV.  Along this journey, I’ve learned a thing or two about building, rebuilding, adapting, learning, growing and succeeding.  I am here to share with you what I have learned and help you navigate your major life or career change.

I’ve always had a passion for people and a calling for helping individuals from all walks of life succeed in their careers and life. Do I have all the answers?  Not by a long shot. Have I figured out a thing or two? Sure. Can I help you be more successful in your career? Absolutely.

Every day, I actively look for opportunities to add value to those around me by coaching and mentoring those in need of a leg up.  And now you have the opportunity to tap into my experience and take your own seat on your career “rocket ship”.

I’d also love to hear from you. Share what you’ve learned about career success and anything you are willing to share with the world.

Still unsure?

  1. Consider reading my “Why you should consider career coaching” page.
  2. Want to know more about how it works? Check out my “Coach with me” page

Ready to be Rocket-Fueled?  Contact me for a free intro session.

Look forward to hearing from you!


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