I am a practical strategist who collaborates with colleagues and clients to build a roadmap to achieve real impact and real change. The diversity & inclusion journey can feel lengthy and complex. I can make the overwhelming feel possible, the intangible more tangible, and put the organization in Organization Development. I have a low tolerance for activity that doesn’t add real value to the business. I put the Organization in Organization Development with an eye on achieving what’s best for the business and the organization. On every engagement, I bring together a team of incredible talent and lead with a drive for performance, quality, and excellence in myself and others. I am relentless when it comes to delivering The Kaleidoscope Experience and achieving desired impacts and outcomes on time and within budget for every client.
Jackie Baldyga is a Senior Vice President and Engagement Leader who joined The Kaleidoscope Group in 2003. Jackie is a practical strategist who intimately partners with her clients to develop diversity & inclusion roadmaps to transform the performance of their people, teams and the overall organization. Some of her current clients include Federal Home Loan Banks, Federal Reserve Banks, Habeas Corpus Resource Center, Hollister Inc., Ingredion Incorporated, Major League Baseball, and Vulcan Materials.
In her role as Client Leader, she is a trusted advisor with a portfolio of approximately 15 client organizations, to strategically guide the overall engagement and ensure connectivity and alignment in all workstreams, lead the design process and deliverable execution, and ensure achievement of engagement outcomes. Her primary areas of consulting expertise include D&I strategy development, executive development, building leadership commitment, D&I infrastructure design, and education & development strategy and roadmap design.
Prior to joining The Kaleidoscope Group in 2003, Jackie was with McDonald’s Corporation, Oak Brook, IL, where she held a variety of positions including Director of Global Organization Development, Director of Accounting Learning & Development, and Sr. Manager Performance Consulting. She has a strong business background, developed early in her career through a variety of assignments in accounting and information systems. She has spent the last 20+ years of her career working with senior leadership and employees at all levels to design and implement strategic individual, leadership and organization development solutions that improved performance and delivered measurable business results. At McDonald’s, she led the design, development, and implementation of a diversity and inclusion strategy for the Accounting organization achieving targeted representation goals and measurable increases in diversity leadership competencies and employee perceptions of diversity and inclusion. She chaired the Accounting Diversity & Inclusion Council and founded the McDonald’s Accounting Women’s Leadership Group.
Jackie graduated with high honors and received a B.S. in Accounting from The University of Illinois. She went on to earn certification as a Certified Public Accountant and spent the early years of her career in a variety of accounting and financial positions. Prior to McDonald’s Corporation, Jackie worked in the Controller’s Department as a Financial Systems Analyst for Amoco Corporation (now BP), Chicago, IL. Her graduate studies include an M.S. in Management and Organization Behavior from Benedictine University, Lisle, IL where she also holds certificates in Change Management and Organization Development. Jackie is an authorized facilitator for the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator.
Jackie is the youngest of seven children, born and raised in LaGrange, IL. While a Chicago native for most of her life, she now resides in Castle Rock, CO with her husband John and two sons, Jim and Jeremy.