The Executive Group

Linking Human Capital with Strategic Intent

About Us

Rick Tiemann
Rick Tiemann, President of The Executive Group

Rick Tiemann is an accomplished consultant with over 40 years of business experience in both national and international arenas. His background encompasses business development with experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as turnarounds with an emphasis on developing human capital. Having owned several businesses in addition to holding executive positions in various industries, Rick can connect with business leaders because he has walked in their shoes. He is also an executive and behavioral coach, keynote speaker and author.
Today Rick’s practice is much broader in scope. Specializing in the interpretation and application of assessment instruments, The Executive Group’s mission is to help organizations improve their organizational effectiveness by linking human capital with their strategic intent. Having interpreted over 16,000 individual assessments, Rick is considered a subject matter expert in the field of assessments and human behavior. He advises companies in hiring all levels of the organization from entry-level to C-Suite. This expertise is incorporated into all aspects of his consultation – selection, development, leadership and succession planning. He recently completed a study on the behaviors of substance abusers as it relates to the work he does utilizing assessments. As a result of this discovery, he is able to pinpoint tendencies which may significantly influence pre-hiring selection and post-hire development processes. Rick has also conducted other validation and performance studies which have provided standards by which certain organizations have gauged their hiring and/or sales guidelines.
Rick acts as an executive and behavioral coach to executives, managers, salespeople, and supervisors throughout a wide range of industries. He has the unique ability to get the most out of people by creating a readiness to change, learn and grow. By helping them develop new skill sets, he moves individuals into behavior that sustains long and short term goals. Rick utilizes assessments to uncover behavioral traits that present challenges and then incorporates that knowledge to develop a coaching model that lays the groundwork for meaningful growth.
Rick’s primary goal is to become the strategic business partner to organizations by providing behavioral, assessment, selection, development, coaching and leadership expertise, thereby linking human capital with strategic intent.

Testimonials For The Executive Group

  • "Rick is amazing! He invested in me on a personal level. He was able to find the true cause of why I was struggling professionally, and he gave me the tools to succeed. I always looked forward to our conversations because I knew I was going to see an issue in a different light. He helped me improve as a person and grow professionally. "

    Ernie Owens Director of Relationship Management
  • “[Rick’s] insight into hiring and coaching effective leaders has been extremely valuable to my business. His passion for leadership development and its direct relationship to business growth and success has been a game changer.”

  • “I consider [Rick] to be a key element in my resource arsenal….his phenomenal depth of understanding of the psychological tools and instruments…makes him such a valuable go-to resource for me.”



Everything DiSC® Certification

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Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification


Everything DiSC Workplace Certification is your best resource to gain foundational knowledge and tools for facilitating Everything DiSC. Designed with your busy schedule in mind, this online course gives you the flexibility of self-paced learning, paired with live-collaborative sessions led by Wiley’s expert trainers.

Increase your confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace in your organization. This course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and the supporting research. During the live sessions, you will practice facilitating small groups and explore challenging scenarios that could arise during workshops. You’ll also learn how to keep Everything DiSC alive within your organization by creating a culture of DiSC and explore MyEverythingDiSC, the mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to Everything DiSC.

This program Includes:

  • Four modules of self-directed and live collaborative learning (each requiring three to five hours of time per week), conducted over a four week period
  • Active knowledge checks to help participants assess how well they understand the content and to improve learning and retention
  • Final Certification exam (self-directed/graded activity)

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering Everything DiSC Workplace!

Upcoming Classes

  • January 05 – February 02, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • February 01 – March 01, 2018

    Live session each Thursday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • March 09 – March 30, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 2:00 – 3:30pm CT
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Workplace Certification

Everything DiSC® Certification

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The in-person, Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification begins with online, self-directed learning and culminates in two days of practical application facilitated by Wiley's expert trainers. With Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification, participants will:

  • Gain expertise in the Everything DiSC® model and supporting research
  • Discover how to apply the Everything DiSC Workplace reports to daily interactions
  • Customize the Everything DiSC Workplace program to meet specific participant needs
  • Navigate challenging scenarios that could arise during a workshop or coaching session
  • Create strategies to promote a DiSC®-based culture
  • Explore MyEverythingDiSC® and discover how to utilize it as an ongoing development tool
This course is held at the Education Center in Minneapolis, MN or in London, England.

Upcoming Classes

  • December 05 – December 06, 2017

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • January 23 – January 24, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • February 27 – February 28, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • March 27 – March 28, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
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Workplace Certification

Featured Skills

  • Executive Coaching
  • Public Speaking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Succession Planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Marketing & Sales Management


  • DiSC
  • ExecRanks Continuing Board Education