Author - Michelle Reina

Michelle Reina, Ph.D. is co-founder of Reina, A Trust Building Consultancy. She is an internationally sought-after trust-building consultant, speaker and executive coach. In the field of organizational trust, Michelle, who began work on the topic of trust in 1991, is considered a pioneer. She has a unique ability to keenly listen to and understand the needs of organizations, leaders and individuals and for applying trust-building principles to ensure they are met.

Together with her husband, Dennis S. Reina, Ph.D., she co-authored the award-winning, best-selling books Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace: Building Effective Relationships in Your Organization, 2nd ed. and Rebuilding Trust in the Workplace: Seven Steps to Renew Confidence, Commitment and Energy (Berrett-Koehler).

Dr. Reina has been supporting leaders and their organizations for over twenty years. Through her revolutionary work, research, and practice, she helps integrate trust-building behaviors into strategic organizational initiatives to achieve sustainable business results and transform cultures. Reina’s mission: live, build, and teach models of trust, healing, and renewal to support people and organizations.

Michelle has worked around the world and through out the United States with organizations such as: American Express, Ben & Jerry’s, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly Clark, Turner Broadcasting, US Army, Walt Disney World, Harvard University and Yale University. She was recognized with the Global Strategic Leadership Award at the World HRD Congress in Mumbai, India.

Dr. Reina has published numerous articles and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New York Times, and Harvard Business Management Update. She has appeared on CNNfn, CNBC and a variety of radio shows.

A particularly satisfying part of her work is how clients integrate the trust-building concepts into all aspects of life. Says Michelle: “People tell me that, not only has the company culture transformed, but so have their relationships at home. Leaders teach the trust concepts to their family, which deepens their relationships and ends up changing lives.”


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