Through listening and learning from the stories of a diverse range of individuals, I harness the experiences of many to directly support innovation, improvement and cutting edge action in the nonprofit, education and philanthropic sectors. For more information about consulting engagements and my Continuous Improvement Approach, visit
Professional ​

For over 25 years, I have been a manager, a leader, consultant and coach in partnership with a wide range of organizations and individuals.


I spend my time maximizing the capacity of purpose-driven executives, organizations and individuals, helping to solve problems and bring visions to life. My passions are organizational and personal pivot points, innovative initiatives and plain old management.


Combining compassion, strategic thinking and outcome driven action, I help people reach their goals faster, steward resources effectively and love what they do.

Owner, Michele M Reiner Consulting

​2005 - present

Coach, Seth Godin's altMBA

2019 - present (project based)

President, JANX Foundation

​2008 - present

Executive Director, Cool Girls

​2002 - 2005

Chief Operating Officer, HandsOn Network

1999 - 2002

Director of Programs, Outward Bound Atlanta

​1994 - 1999

Leadership Awards
  • Oprah’s Angel Network Use Your Life Award

  • Edna McConnell Clark Foundation Youth Development Fund Member

  • Greater Atlanta Community Foundation Managing for Excellence Award

  • Emory University MLK Jr. Innovations for Change 2004

  • WLA Georgia’s 100 Most Powerful & Influential Women 2004

  • CCFA 2004 Woman of Distinction

Leadership Training

  • The Coca-Cola Company Diversity Leadership Academy

  • National Service Leadership Institute Executive Program


Leadership Service

  • Board Member for The Painting Experience

  • Advisory Council Member for Cool Girls, Inc.

  • Past Chair and Trustee Emeritus of The Children’s School Board of Trustees


Duke University, BA

Columbia University, MSW


"Integration of Mentoring With Other Programs and Services." Chapter 21 of Handbook of Youth Mentoring. Ed. David L. DuBois and Michael J. Karcher.

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