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Dennis Reina, PhD

Chief Trust Building® Officer | Founder

Reina Trust Building®

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United States


Dennis Reina, Ph.D. and his life and business partner, Michelle Reina, Ph.D. are the founders of Reina Trust Building®, a global consulting, assessment, coaching and development firm that has worked with leaders and teams in more than 250 organizations worldwide, and on every continent. Reina helps organizations build and rebuild trust and exceed business goals through the power of human connection, no matter the company size, structure, location or market challenges. Trust Building makes these organizations measurably more energetic, adaptive and capable. Reina's clients include AMEX, Ben & Jerry’s, Dartmouth Hitchcock Healthcare, Harvard University, Johnson & Johnson, Lincoln Financial Group, MillerCoors, Nokia, Toyota, Turner Broadcasting, Walt Disney World, and the United States Treasury Department, to name a few. Dennis and Michelle have written two award winning, business best selling books, which have been published in multiple languages: “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.” Their work has been featured in Bloomberg, Business Week, Harvard Management Update, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, and USA Today. They have been featured on TV and radio networks, such as CNBC and CNN and have received several awards, including the World HRD Congress Global Strategic Leadership Award. In the field of organizational trust, Dennis and Michelle are pioneers. When they started consulting in 1991, Dennis and Michelle’s practice focused on how to create self-directed work teams and fix broken change efforts. While all the literature talked about how critical trust was in accomplishing those things, none of the literature gave explicit instructions on how to build trust or how to help when trust had been severed. Dennis and Michelle began a comprehensive study of trust-building, and applied their learning in organizations to build trust-fueled cultures. A particularly satisfying part of their work is how clients integrate the trust-building concepts into all aspects of life. Says Michelle: “People tell us that, not only has the company culture transformed, but so have their relationships at home. They teach the trust concepts to their family, which deepens the relationships and ends up changing lives.”

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Chief Trust Building® Officer | Founder at Reina Trust Building®


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Human & Organizational Systems