Marcia Ruben is president of Ruben Consulting Group, Ltd. She is an experienced management consultant, executive coach, and Tangle Doctor. She is a leading authority on leadership and collaboration strategy. Marcia leads executive teams through tough issues to build accountable, collaborative performance cultures. Four factors create demand for Marcia’s services. First, she has real-world business leadership experience. Second, she is a published doctoral author on how to be an effective leader in a complex corporate culture. Third, Marcia is particularly adept at clarifying situations in which differing points of view are tangling forward progress. Finally, Marcia has a consistent track record of designing and facilitating pragmatic solutions that build the bottom line.
Marcia has more than 25 years of success in corporate management and consulting. Her consulting practice includes the following: technology implementation and cultural change assignments for global initiatives; strengthening team and cross-functional collaboration; designing strategies for successful merger integration; facilitating key executive meetings; and coaching key executive leaders. Marcia’s goal in every assignment is to help clients achieve breakthrough, profitable results.
Marcia’s business and consulting experience includes roles in senior and middle management at two Fortune 500 corporations. She has also held senior management and senior account executive roles at three management consulting firms. Her experience includes work in the biotech, high technology, financial services, retail, government, and professional services sectors. Marcia speaks regularly at industry and professional conferences on leadership and change topics. Her educational background includes a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems, double Master’s degrees, and Phi Beta Kappa graduation from U.C. Berkeley.
Marcia earned the Certified Management Consultant designation from the Institute of Management Consultants USA in 2002. This certification is awarded to those select consultants who have demonstrated a history of substantive results for clients, adherence to the canon of ethics of the Institute of Management Consultants USA, and professional practice management.
In 2010, Marcia earned the Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the International Coach Federation. This certification is rewarded to coaches who have proven coaching expertise. She completed a year-long Evidence Based Coaching program in 2008 and has logged more than 1500 coaching hours, with several dozen corporate clients.
Marcia currently serves as an Assistant Professor in Golden Gate University's graduate school of business. She has designed and teaches a popular course in team dynamics, both in-person and online, and also teaches Developing Personal Leadership for students completing their Professional MBA program.
Marcia resides in San Francisco with her husband, and works on assignments around the globe. She is active in nonprofit leadership boards and provides pro bono services to local nonprofits.