Bio for Jennine Heller


Jennine believes that business leaders must invest in themselves and consciously manage the widespread impact they have on their organizations. Her goal as an executive coach is to help clients see the value they create, partner with them in their professional growth, and coach them from a clear purpose, vision and set of values. Her commitment is to:

  • Advocate for your vision and purpose
  • Provide insightful observations informed with deep business knowledge
  • Help you face difficult situations with objectivity and humor
  • Create a safe and confidential space to work on your professional development
  • Hold you accountable to your stated goals

Jennine brings decades of business and management experience to her coaching practice. A successful entrepreneur, she has experience at startups as well as established companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Jennine co-founded CourseNet Systems, a software company that developed web-based training tools for higher education and Fortune 500 companies, and successfully managed an acquisition by Technology Solutions Company.

Jennine launched J Heller Coaching to enable other executives and business leaders to achieve success and fulfillment in their professional lives. Her clients appreciate that she has not only been there herself, but she is insightful, straightforward, and fun to work with.

Jennine's articles on leadership have appeared on,,, WomenOnBusiness, RocketHub and Women2.0.


Jennine joins other experienced coaches on the invitation-only Forbes Coaches Council and is a contributor.


She sits on the board of directors for Joe Goode Performance Group, a long-standing San Francisco cultural treasure, combining the innovative use of dance and theater with broad community outreach to promote understanding, compassion and tolerance among people.


Jennine is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and received her Professional Performance Coach (CPPC) certification from Source Point Institute. Earlier in her education, she received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Brown University.

Jennine is a leadership partner for TechWomen, a U.S. State Department program supporting women in STEM careers from developing countries.

As a Woman of Impact with Girls, Inc., Jennine volunteers with a network of local women leaders who are committed to transforming the lives of underserved girls in the San Francisco Bay Area.