Marcia Ruben

Marcia is passionately committed to igniting leadership potential and organizational transformation.  Marcia’s coaching work with her clients is solidly grounded in best practices, the latest research, and thorough evaluation of her clients’ strengths and styles. She coaches with heart and smarts, in a spirit of collaborative inquiry. Her approach is focused and direct, offering a safe sounding board and honest, trustworthy feedback in a nonjudgmental way. She excels at coaching leaders who need to develop greater executive presence, emotional intelligence, political savvy, conflict management, and influence skills. She is particularly effective in assisting women leaders.


Prior to launching her own practice in 1998, Marcia held roles as a senior leader, national account executive, and business consultant. She is gifted at quickly identifying and addressing business pain points. Her unique blend of deep structural insights, business leadership experience, and depth of 20+ years of experience in leadership development, sales, and large-systems change, give her the power to help senior leaders solve previously intractable corporate challenges.

Marcia is a published thought leader and speaks regularly at industry conferences.  She currently serves as an adjunct professor Golden Gate University where she teaches a course in Developing Personal Leadership to Professional MBA students.


Executive Leadership Coaching, Coaching Women Leaders, Executive Team Coaching and Development, Organization Assessment, Offsite Facilitation, Large-Scale Change.


High Technology, Clean Technology, Health care, Biotech/Life Sciences, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Professional Services, Higher Education


Ph.D., M.A., Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University

M.S., Counseling, California State University, Hayward

B.A., Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa Graduate

Certified in multiple assessment instruments