to help our clients move forward.
There is no need for you to feel stuck!
We started working together after leaving corporate HR jobs. We LOVED working in Human Resources and realized that we wanted to expand our reach and work our magic for people who really needed our HR expertise and didn’t already have internal HR help.
Turns out those folks were crazy cool! Think micro and small business owners, entrepreneurs and start-ups, managers and even other HR professionals. And the most fun part-- they came from different and fascinating industries AND from all over the country.
Here’s what we discovered from speaking engagements, HR blogging, guest writing for industries, and straight up consulting: Our clients were all VERY sharp (and fun loving!) AND they were a bit intimidated about handling all the different HR tasks and employee relations issues.
We discovered that we were great teachers too. Not only did we help our clients solve their immediate problems quickly and easily, we also helped them to understand the problem-solving processes we used to reach the solutions. We created checklists and questionnaires and easy to follow procedures that they could use over and over again in many different situations.
We identified common threads woven in amongst them all.
fun, and impactful to the bottom line when approached correctly.
once you have the right tools and once you “get” it.
confidence and great resources to move forward on their own—
so they don’t need us anymore!
We Are Cool & Fun — But We Also Mean Business!
Vice Empress & Chief Executive Officer, The Galatas Group
Besides having a great sense of humor and down-to-earth approach, Donna, founder and CEO of The Galatas Group, is an accomplished HR professional with extensive (over 20 years) experience in the tactical and strategic aspects of human resource management.
Before forming The Galatas Group, she held positions as Director of Employee Relations and Vice President, Human Resources for a global metals and auto parts recycling company. In addition, she has held key senior level HR positions at Fortune 50 companies with experience in the healthcare, distribution, warehouse, construction, entertainment and education industries.
Donna has a BA in International Relations from San Francisco State University in California and an MA in Human Resources Management from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
She lives in Frisco, Texas, loves antique hunting (a.k.a. junk store scrounging) and misses her grandchildren who live in Orlando, Florida.
Vice Empress & Chief Operating Officer, The Galatas Group
Throughout her career, Jackie has gained vast knowledge and experience (18 years) in building strong learning organizations, increasing organizational effectiveness and operational efficiencies through visionary leadership and strategic human resource management.
Before joining The Galatas Group, Jackie was Director of Organizational Development, Corporate Communications and of Learning and Development at McLane Company, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company. Jackie has held executive level and management positions within Fortune 50 organizations in Human Resources, Advertising, Marketing Management, Operations and Information Systems within various industries. In these various roles, Jackie was able to make a substantial impact on organizational growth, employee relations, diversity, and company branding with emphasis on overall strategic human resources and operational compliance.
Jackie holds a BA and MBA from City University of New York – Baruch College. She is certified in Stephen Covey’s – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, The Birkman Method®, Achieve Global, Ken Blanchard and Legal Watch and is fluent in Spanish.
Jackie lives in Allen, Texas with her husband, daughter, mother and Lillie, her Maltese and is a wonderful hand-crafted jewelry designer. Look for her creations in bridal shops and boutiques in the Dallas Metroplex.
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