When I took over the Asian Operations in Shanghai, China I soon recognized I needed to build a stronger management team. I knew with Rick’s background in international business, he would be the logical choice to help make this happen. Rick’s concepts of management and leadership development and his understanding of the cultural differences in play within an international organization have proven valuable whenever I need to make decisions that have a major impact on my organization.


Rick has been in my corner now for almost a decade. I consider him to be a key element in my resource arsenal. Beyond his phenomenal depth of understanding of the psychological tools and instruments, it is his ability to put things into the business context that makes him such a valuable go-to resource for me.

Director Of Talent Management

Rick brings an experienced and objective perspective to strategy and leadership development. He asks the tough questions that you can’t or don’t always want to ask yourself. He then helps develop answers that can bring significant change and a sense of being in better control of the organization’s future.


I have been working with Rick for over 6 years. The most recent 3 years have had a strong focus on coaching for Sales Management development. Through careful analysis and questioning I have been able to take Rick’s suggestions and create a robust strategic sales plan. Not only has the company benefited from the focus we’ve created, but I have personally gained insight into how a good sales organization and process should work. By completely understanding our go-to-market strategy, Rick and I have been able to combine our sales pipeline and our internal operational strategy. This has allowed our entire organization to be more in tune with our goals for growth.


The tools and resources that Rick and The Executive Group offered to us during our CEO search were invaluable. The assessments and reports provided great insights for deeper conversations, Rick is an expert at explaining things in an easily-understood manner. When you have validated information regarding strengths and weaknesses of candidates the quality of your hiring process is so much stronger. In addition, I have had the pleasure of hearing Rick speak in a conference setting and engaged in one-onone development conversations, he excels in all forums and audiences!


The team at TEG never fails to deliver! The support they have provided to our recruiting and talent development processes has been awesome. They understand our talent needs and have guided us on the effective use of assessment tools. Their responsiveness is second to none and their integrity shows every step of the way. Our company is better because of TEG!


Working with Rick and the Executive Group has been a great experience in helping employees navigate attitudes and feelings that are counterproductive or toxic in the workplace. His approach is very casual, and the employees have actually expressed developing a friendly relationship with Rick. His experience and available resource material is extensive, and he seems to have dealt with about every situation imaginable. We have experienced positive and favorable results both for our employees and our organization.


Rick Tiemann has made a career of looking into the very soul of people. When his mastery of the tools of assessment are coupled with a lifetime of C-level leadership experience, he gives a whole new foundation to the saying “hire slow, fire fast.”


Rick Tiemann has provided valuable insights to our organization since 2003. We began our journey with Rick utilizing the 16PF assessment tool and Rick’s expertise to improve the quality of our Sales force, and then expanded to include managers and administrative support associates. We now rely on the 16PF and Rick’s consulting expertise as we put into place organizational team building and career development systems. Rick’s approach has been focused and effective. We enjoy working with Rick and each member of his staff, each of whom we have found to be trustworthy, professional, responsive and proactive.


I have been working with Rick and his organization for over fifteen years during most of my professional career with great success, hiring over thirty highly successful, revenue-generating sales professionals with Rick’s guidance.

Vice President

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.

Director Of Relationship Management

We have been using the Executive Group for over 7 years, in both the hiring process and leadership development. Rick’s proven methods and assessment tools give us the objective insight to make sound hiring decisions and provide development opportunities for our leaders. Rick and his team provide invaluable insight, guidance, and support. – Wendy


Rick Tiemann and The Executive Group and I have been working together for over 10 years. They have coached both my team and me personally. One of the most important tasks as a leader is hiring and developing talent. Rick and The Executive Group’s testing and procedures greatly improves the overall candidate evaluation. This not only helps during the evaluation process, but also with ongoing talent management. The Executive Group helps my team make better personnel decisions.


During my career, I have had many teams. All of these teams have worked with Rick and his staff for more than 10 years. With our interactions we have done coaching, training, personality profiling, interview skills, and team building events. Rick has been involved with all of these teams, learning the individual personalities and providing support. I can state that all of the managers who have worked with him, have expressed their appreciation of his ability to understand our needs and help us improve. I highly endorse Rick and The Executive Group to any manager who is developing a strong team. The cohesiveness gained, and the confidence instilled are well worth the time and investment.


We have worked with The Executive Group over the past decade. They are part of our successful formula in hiring exceptional people for our organization. We utilize The Executive Group’s personality profile in the final stages of our hiring process. Our top candidates take a personality profile that has been tailored for our organization. Rick Tiemann reviews the results with our team, and helps us navigate the final interviews. Rick’s insight, knowledge, and expertise are instrumental in helping us chose the right person. Our hiring process would not be successful without The Executive Group!


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