Michelle McKinney


Michelle is a seasoned human resources and operational leader who thrives at taking on tough challenges. Her background is in compensation, benefits, people analytics, HR systems, processes, and services, globally. Michelle’s career has mainly been with technology companies, both as a people leader in-house and externally as a consultant. She has had successes at transformational initiatives including M&A due diligence and integration, office launches, and change management planning. Michelle has a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence:

I am an exceptionally-good gift giver.

Your favorite part of working at Bold Insight:

Figuring out how to blend UX principles and workforce realities into a great solution for companies, working with truly fantastic people.

In your spare time you would absolutely do this:

Attend the Toronto International Film Festival and gorge myself on the best, new films to launch the annual movie award season.

Your favorite city in the world is...and why?

Venice….because there’s nothing quite like it in the whole world.

You cannot start the day without doing this:

Drinking a cup of Peet’s Major Dickason’s Blend coffee and reviewing a roadmap for the day ahead.

Your ultimate celebrity dinner party guest list would include:

Ava DuVernay, Carolyn Blackwood, Dede Gardner, and Michelle Obama for an intersection of movies as accessible art, the business of content creation and distribution, and impact on culture.

Long-term personal or professional goal?

Travel the 50 states in my Jeep Wrangler. Lots of sightseeing, camping, Four Seasons. (I know I’d have to ship my Jeep to Hawaii, but it would bug if I only got 49.)

Any other facts to share?

I really like movies, especially any movies that sit on a critics list or are in the running for year-end awards.
Read Michelle's bold insights
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Don't overlook the telephone in your search for simple, effective methods to promote seamless communication in your dispersed workforce.

January 10, 2022

Encourage a welcoming and inclusive environment by including pronouns more naturally in your interactions.

January 5, 2022

Clear and immediate communication with your workforce is the key to improving employee experience during and beyond the latest COVID surge.

November 2, 2021

Uncover insights to encourage a self-advocacy culture with authentic employee engagement.


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