Sandy helps clients identify their best career path, develop a range of skills to gain jobs, and in turn, often boosts clients’ confidence. She is deeply invested in their well-being. She is a nurturer of talent and goes above and beyond to help clients distinguish themselves from the competition. She works with clients all over the country; many clients are based in California, Texas, Illinois and many other states. The work can be done very well by phone and or Skype.

“Everyone needs a champion. Someone to nudge you beyond your limits, to reign you in when you’re lost, and a voice to speak one octave above your own until you’re ready to rise above the clamor. For some people, that’s a parent. For others, it’s a coach, mentor, or professor. But if you’re lucky, it’s Sandy Golinkin.”

“For Sandy, that was combining impeccable leadership skills and an innate sense of responsibility with her deep seated passion for helping others, specifically young people. … 

She is an extraordinary mixture of disciplinarian, nurturer, and supporter – delighted to recognize talents and celebrate accomplishments. Sandy excites clients because of how she is able to move the needle.”

–Deenie Hartzog-Mislock, author


Sandy has mentored 100+ young professionals during her work at Raising The Bar. She helps them develop the confidence, tools, and skills to secure jobs, and has seen them land at the following companies. To see a full list of companies where Sandy helped place her clients, contact her at

“Sandy is a person who under promises and over delivers. We hired her to help our youngest child, Jack, find a job. These are our favorite things that she did for him: She gave him direction, self confidence, and brought his resume to an entirely new level. She taught him how to handle an interview and difficult questions, and in the end, she helped him get an offer from JP Morgan. She cares so very much, and was responsive when he needed guidance and direction, which was so meaningful to our son. She was with him each step of the way. The extent of her skills were a genuine delight for us.”

–Parent of Client

We loved Sandy’s way. That is we loved that Sandy was measured and approachable. She presented herself as both a friend and mentor. She can gain a child’s trust and make them feel comfortable but also had expectations and requirements that they contribute in a meaningful way towards the final goal.

–Parent of Client






Zach, Account Coordinator at HL Group