Who We Are

Ruhmann Associates is a management consulting firm dedicated to developing the leadership potential of individuals and organizations.

Rich Ruhmann, President

Rich Ruhmann, founding president, has more than twenty-five years of experience in organizational development, human resource consulting, leadership development, and personnel management. He has a diverse background having consulted with industry/manufacturing and service organizations, as well as education and governmental organizations.

Rich completed his Masters Degree in Psychology and Education from Kansas State College at Pittsburg, Kansas. He taught leadership at the US Army Service Schools, was the Senior Organization Development Consultant to the Commanders of the XVIII Airborne Corps and 82nd Airborne Division before retiring in 1983. Rich studied under Dr. Jim Farr, one of the leading pioneers in the field of leadership and organizational development, from 1983 until Dr. Farr’s death in 1999. Dr. Farr was the first director of the Center for Creative Leadership and president of Farr Associates for more than 40 years.

Rich has continued to seek out the most effective tools available to assist leaders and managers in the realization of their full potential. Certificates and certifications received include:

  • Certificate of Achievement from the Advanced Study of the DNA of Competencies
  • Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA)
  • Certified Professional Values Analyst (CPVA)
  • Certified in Path of Dialogue®
  • Certified to Administer and Interpret Benchmarks®
  • Certified in the Administration and Interpretation of Myers Briggs and FIRO-B
  • Certified in Transactional Analysis Personality Adaptations
  • Certified Personal Coach for Executives

Joy Ruhmann, Managing Director

Joy Ruhmann joined Ruhmann Associates as Managing Director in June 2001 after a 20-year career in the banking industry. During her banking career, Joy was responsible for key staff areas such as Human Resources, Operations, Accounting, and Retail Banking. As a manager and leader, she was often challenged by the many issues facing managers today, such as finding and keeping the best talent for the job and ensuring that candidates have the skills and experience necessary to be most effective for the organization. It was these frustrations that fueled her desire to better understand the dynamics of effectively leading and managing people and helping organizations match, manage and motivate their employees.

At Ruhmann Associates, we work diligently to ensure that we have the best tools available on the market to help our clients maximize the potential of their people and their organizations. In her quest for the knowledge necessary to best serve our clients, Joy has achieved the following certifications:

  • Certified Professional Behaviors Analyst™
  • Certified Professional Values Analyst™
  • Certified CriteriaOne™ Consultant
  • Certified Attribute Index Analyst™

In addition to these professional designations, Joy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from East Carolina University and is a graduate of the NC School of Banking’s Mid-Management and Advanced Management programs.

Joy and Rich are also both designated as Consultants in Good Standing with the Robert S. Harman Institute.

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I just wanted you to know that working with you and your team has been incredibly valuable to the Yale New Haven Health System and to me personally. The Ruhmann Associates programs, surveys and one-on-one coaching have had a real and sustainable positive influence on me and many of our executives by assisting us with our own personal development and management interactions.

James Staten
Executive Vice President
Corporate & Financial Services
Yale New Haven Health System