Mikaela Kiner

Mikaela Kiner, CEO & Founder of Reverb, is a native Seattleite who's spent the last fifteen years in HR leadership roles at iconic Northwest companies including Microsoft, Amazon, PopCap Games and Redfin. She has an MS in HR Management with a certificate in Organizational Development and is an ICF credentialed coach. Mikaela delivers results by building trust and engaging her clients in creative problem solving. Clients appreciate her strategic thinking and hands on execution. You can find Mikaela on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. reverbpeople.com

Documents & Publications

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The One Attribute Leaders Need to Thrive

What I believe is at leadership’s core is authenticity. It is geography, industry, and situation agnostic. A leaders’ willingness and ability to stick to his or her core values directly affects how they respond in difficult situations, during uncertain times, and when stakes are high.

How to Really Listen to Employees

Can you tell when someone’s listening intently? I can. They’re actively engaged, making eye contact, and fully taking in my comments, not thinking about the next thing they’re going to say. I know I’m being seen and heard, and the listener respects what I have to say.

Tried Everything and Still Over Scheduling? Try these Proven Time Management Tips

Managing Means Continuous Learning

Manage Up Like a Pro

5 Ways to Give your Team an Energy Boost

I Thought I Built a Great Culture, What Happened

When Should You Invest in Management and Leadership Training

How to Manage the Unmanageable Workload

What New Managers Can - and Should - Learn Fast

Managerial Courage

Having a Difficult Conversation: How to Mediate Conflict Between Employees

Five Common Mistakes Leaders Make When Onboarding New Hires

The Business of Happy Employees: How to Create a Company Culture That’s More Human, Less Resources


Recent Blog Posts

Drop The "Shoulds"

It's natural to move toward what feels good and away from what doesn't, natural as well to have values, principles, and morals. But when these healthy inclinations become internal rules – "shoulds," "musts," and "gottas" – then there is a big problem. More Info