Mikaela Kiner is an experienced HR/People Operations professional, founder/CEO, and executive coach. In 2015, Mikaela founded Reverb, a leading provider of flexible People Operations services for startups and fast growing companies in the Pacific Northwest. Reverb’s purpose is to help companies create healthy, inclusive culture that engages and inspires employees. The firm works with companies such as Pacific Market International, Wizards of the Coast, and Amazon, as well as many early stage startups.
Mikaela believes that people can have fun and be productive at work every day, as long as they’re happy, challenged, and valued. Craving balance in her own life, Mikaela created Reverb to work with companies who need just-in-time people help. In line with her mission, the Reverb team has the flexibility to do meaningful work while enjoying time outside of work for themselves and their families.
Prior to founding Reverb, Mikaela held HR leadership roles at Northwest companies including Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, PopCap Games, and Redfin. In addition to living for three years in India, she’s worked with leaders throughout Europe and Asia. Mikaela enjoys coaching leaders at all levels and helping companies build healthy, inclusive cultures.
Mikaela holds a Master’s Certificate in Organizational Development from The New School for Social Research. She’s a certified executive coach with a credential from the International Coaching Federation, and a certified practitioner of Brené Brown’s Daring Way and Dare to Lead curriculum. A native Seattleite who grew up on Capitol Hill, Mikaela is married to Henry, a musician, artist, and teacher. Their two children Simon and Sidonie are good at challenging the status quo and are a constant source of learning and laughter.