Faculty Bio

  • Faculty Info
  • Name:
    Dr. Michelle Reina
  • Michelle L. Reina, Ph.D. along with her partner, Dennis S. Reina, Ph.D., are pioneering, preeminent experts on building and rebuilding trust to drive business results. They are co-authors of the award-winning, best-selling books, Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace: Building Effective Relationships in Your Organization and Rebuilding Trust in the Workplace: Seven Steps to Renew Confidence, Commitment and Energy (Berrett-Koehler)Sought-after as thought leaders for over 20 years, they co-founded the Reina Trust Building Institute, a global enterprise specializing in measuring, developing, and restoring workplace trust. Recently awarded the Global Strategic Leadership Award at the 2012 World HRD Congress in Mumbai, India. Among their clients: American Express, Ben & Jerry’s, Case Western University, Dartmouth Hitchcock Healthcare, Harvard University, Johnson & Johnson, Lincoln Financial, MillerCoors, Nokia, Sandia National Labs, Toyota, Turner Broadcasting (CNN), U.S. Treasury and Walt Disney World. Their work has been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg’s Business Week, Harvard Management Update, Time, USA Today and on national radio & TV including CNN and CNBC. Most important, perhaps, given these volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous times, their work in helping leaders and organizations rebuild trust is profoundly important.

  • This Year's Sessions:
    Building Workplace Trust:
    Optimizing Relationships, Teamwork, and Performance
    with Dr. Michelle Reina
        Optimal relationships - relationships that fuel exceptional teamwork and performance - are built on a foundation of trust. Do you have relationships at work that suffer from compromised trust? In this interactive session, you’ll learn the only real way to repair those relationships - and even...
    Women Becoming More Powerful Leaders:
    The Power of Trust
    with Dr. Michelle Reina
        Women face unique challenges as they strive to become more powerful leaders. Why? Because leadership behaviors that are seen as ‘powerful’ in men  - aggressive debate, swift action, and risk-taking - are often labeled ‘pushy’ (or worse) in women. This undercurrent of spoken (and subtly...