Flexible HR for Fast Growing Companies

uniquelyHR is an HR consulting firm based in downtown Seattle. Our team of senior consultants provides strategic and hands on HR leadership to startups and growing businesses who want to invest in their talent.

We are collaborative and practical, and we get stuff done. We do what’s right for the customer, helping leaders create great places to work. We all pitch in to support Seattle’s startup community, women in tech, and emerging leaders.

Whether you’re a startup who’s never had HR or the leader of an HR team that needs help to reach your goals, our senior consultants are ready to help.

Our Values

  • We believe in collaboration and partnership.
  • We are humble and hands-on.
  • We put culture first, because that’s what matters most.

1% of all profits go to BEST, striving to end human trafficking

You have lots of choices, so why choose us?

  • Access to a seasoned team of dynamic, thoughtful HR leaders.
  • Our work is always customized for your company and culture.
  • We build lasting relationships.
  • We’re local.

Why We Do What We Do

Mikaela is a long time HR professional and executive coach. She believes that people can have fun and be productive at work every day, as long as they’re happy and challenged. uniquely HR began in 2015 when Mikaela decided to leave the corporate world. She wanted to work with companies and leaders who needed just in time HR help. Mikaela had a strong desire to apply what she’d learned during the three years she spent in India – be curious, customize, and localize.

Mikaela’s a native Seattleite who grew up on Capitol Hill. She spent 15 years in HR leadership roles at Northwest companies including MicrosoftStarbucks, AmazonPopCap Games, and Redfin. In addition to her three years in India, she’s worked with leaders throughout Europe and Asia. Mikaela enjoys building HR teams from scratch and helping companies figure out their approach to culture and talent.

She completed her Master’s of Science from The New School for Social Research, with a certificate in Organizational Development. Mikaela lives in Seattle and is happily married to Henry, who is a musician, artist, and teacher. Their two children are good at challenging the status quo and are a constant source of learning and laughter.


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Exclusive Free HR Resources

  • Employee Handbook template customizable for your company
  • Compliance Threshold infographic checklist for growing teams
  • "Make Every Hire Irreplaceable" Hiring Tips eBook