Education / Certifications
Bachelor of Arts in History, North Georgia College
Master of Science in Education, Old Dominion University
Masters in National Security Strategy, National War College in Washington D.C.
Jimmy’s passion is helping leaders build and lead world – class teams.
Having served 30 years in the U.S. Army, including six operational deployments to the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan, he is among the most combat experienced leaders of the modern era. Jimmy has led high risk missions all over the world , including serving as the aviation commander during the battles in Afghanistan, in which four Medals of Honor were earned.
Jimmy works to inspire and motivate people to become the best version of themselves. In some of the most extreme environments, Jimmy has proven his ability to develop strategy, plan tactically, provide clear vision and intent to achieve alignment, build systems and processes, and dynamically lead through execution. His client focuses include strategy development, leadership behaviors and traits, crisis management, trust and empowerment, priority management, delegation, accountability, and execution.
Jimmy gets tremendous satisfaction from building and leading teams with trust and alignment – unified in purpose.
In his spare time, you’ll find him hiking, hunting, and fishing. He loves the majestic outdoors.
“Jimmy Blackmon is not only a gifted speaker and storyteller – he has the unique ability to put his incredible leadership experience into business context as a coach and transformational change agent. He continues to work closely with me and my leadership team to help us transform our leadership approach to compete in the new “digital paradigm.” His experience, authenticity and deep understanding of true leadership continues to provide valuable insight and inspiration into how to drive positive, transformational change.”
– Dan Houlihan, EVP, Northern Trust