About Us

Diane M. Ruebling – President

Diane M. Ruebling, MSIR is President of The Ruebling Group LLC. Her extensive executive- level expertise in a range of fields, including financial services, manufacturing, non-profit and government make her one of the most well-qualified development coaches in the nation. Clients can leverage her executive-level experience in top tier companies like American Express, The MONY Group and Honeywell for their own success in areas like sales/marketing, human resources, organizational development and general management. She shows clients how to optimize their leadership development and team building strategies. She also helps them enhance their creative systems and processes. Diane is passionate about coaching executives and leaders to focus on business planning and action learning. Her core competencies include team building, results-oriented business planning, change management, reengineering and emotional competence. Detailed Bio for Diane Ruebling

Susan Beshalske – Executive Assistant

Susan Beshalske is responsible for scheduling and maintaining The Ruebling Group's calendars. She also coordinates special events. Prior to joining The Ruebling Group, she worked at Texas Instruments as a computer and peripherals spare parts planning manager; at Dataquest, a high-tech market research firm in the Silicon Valley, as a research analyst; at General Motors Corporation, as an editor of manufacturing process improvement white papers; and at American Express Financial Advisors, as a Group Vice President's assistant. She holds a degree in economics.

Strategic Partners

Machen P. MacDonald

Machen P. MacDonald, CPCC, CCSC is the Founder of ProBrilliance Leadership Institute and the bestselling author of The Power of Coaching book series.

He has the ability to ignite the potential of his clients as he shows them how to find and utilize their true brilliance. As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and Certified Comprehensive Sales Coach, he has years of experience training and developing individuals and teams in a number of settings from sole proprietors to executives in large corporations.

His unique ability to quickly analyze environments, personal strengths and available resources helps him to develop executable action plans that rapidly propel his clients to accomplish their greatest goals. His core competencies include personal and corporate coaching, business plans, marketing action plans, strategic attraction plans and conflict resolution. Machen has over 15 years experience as an advisor, sales manager and national director having received numerous industry honors while working with The MONY Group.

Marcia Hyatt

Marcia Hyatt, M.A. is an award-winning leadership coach and author. As co-founder of Waterline Consulting, she has developed thousands of leaders in a variety of organizations. She is the co-creator of the Waterline Coaching method, used by line managers for innovative, inquiry-based coaching. Prior to co-founding Waterline Consulting in 1991, she held leadership development positions in several organizations and served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota.

Marcia is consistently recognized by her peers for her work. She has co-authored chapters, books and articles on leadership and learning. In 2006, she and her business partner were given a national award by the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) for their work to develop insight and increase innovation. In 1995, she received the Minnesota Organization Development Practitioner of the Year award. Since 2006, Marcia has co--authored a column in the Minnesota Women's Press.

Marcia Hyatt partners to create a safe and rich learning environment. She coaches her clients to explore their situation, choices and opportunities through provocative questions and creative practices. She supports you in translating your insights into action.

Kirk Lowe

Kirk Lowe is President and Founder of Freedomarketing.

As leading marketing strategists, Freedomarketing helps financial professionals and firms understand and overcome the challenges of reaching the next, more successful, stages in their businesses through coaching, branding, marketing and execution. We draw on the combined strengths of certified coaches, marketing experts, as well as professional writers and designers throughout North America to assist you with your business planning and marketing strategies.

Our ideal client is a successful and trusted financial advisor or brokerage firm with a keen desire to become increasingly more successful and profitable. Our experienced management team brings to the table a powerful background of marketing expertise and business leadership. We don't believe in one-size-fits-all business planning or marketing. Working with us is a unique, partnering experience. When you succeed, we succeed.