Who We Are

Talitha Beverly, Principal Owner

Talitha Beverly, an HR expert, with a successful corporate track record at Coca Cola Enterprises and Nestle USA, left corporate America after the birth of her son Noah. In 2014, she founded a boutique HR Consulting firm named HR Strong, aiming to bring top-tier people operations to corporations with an emphasis on prioritizing work-life balance. Based in Washington, DC, Talitha is a passionate People Advocate, considering it a Marketplace Ministry, dedicated to revitalizing company cultures, and restoring trust, productivity, and profitability to workplaces.

Talitha holds a Global Professional Human Resource certification (GPHR) and Professional Human Resource (PHR) certification from Human Resource Certification Institutre.  Talitha also holds a Strategic Workforce Planning certification (SWP) from Human Capital Institute.

Carla Newkirk, HR Consultant

Carla Newkirk, HR Consultant of HR Strong, LLC, was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and is a graduate of Florida State College at Jacksonville, where she received a AS degree in Business Administration.

Carla has more than 15 years of human resources experience and has worked in a variety of industries including financial services, e-commerce, maritime, transportation and manufacturing.

Over the span of her career, Carla held senior human resources positions at JAXPORT, Fortegra Financial, Fanatics, and Trend Offset Printing.  Her areas of expertise include recruitment and staffing, employee relations, benefit administration, payroll, compliance, and HRIS/payroll system implementation.

Carla is a certified Labor Relations Professional from the Florida Public Employer Labor Relations Association (FPELRA), a Florida Notary and active member of Society of Human Resource Management.