“I remember when Colonel Blackmon came to visit us at Forward Operating Base Shank in Afghanistan. He climbed up on a gator, and our unit gathered around him. He told us how great we were doing and how much he appreciated us. Jimmy Blackmon was the most caring leader I’ve ever served with.”  –Jacob Mosseau

“Jimmy Blackmon’s sharing of his stories, leadership challenges, and missions creates a tremendous medium for audiences to learn.  For CEOs, business owners, and leaders, Jimmy’s ‘in the trenches’ wisdom for teamwork, coaching and mission clarity allow participants to find new levels of growth.  For service and sales associates, his motivational approach around the same wisdom can’t be instilled enough.  Refreshing and awakening.” – Andy Brincefield, CEO Consolidated Planning

“Jimmy Blackmon is the real deal. His zest for life, his integrity, and can-do attitude are far and above that of most people. I have known Jimmy for over ten years and have always known him to be of the highest morals and character. If I was able to hire him in my business, I would do so yesterday. People like Jimmy Blackmon do not come around very often.”  –Darrell Cravath, President D&B Distribution

Jimmy’s authenticity allows him to connect with every level of an organization. His inspirational stories around leadership as well as encouragement on the power of cultivating positive relationships allowed our team to have a greater understanding of each other as well as how we better motivate and communicate within our organization. I would highly recommend Jimmy for any company looking to maximize each employee’s potential. —Jed Thomas VP – Tennessee Coca Cola

“If you’re looking for a master story-teller who delivers his messages on life and leadership with passionate authenticity, you can’t do better than Jimmy Blackmon!” – Byrd Baggett, CSP

“Jimmy Blackmon, a proven leader, tested in combat, captures his audience’s attention from emerging to senior leaders, through the power of his stories. He takes leaders from where they are to where they need to be by leveraging his authentic, downhome humor and passion. Jimmy leaves his listeners inspired and better prepared to serve their organizations by sharing his lessons learned from leading complex organizations with the vital message that it’s the people that are the ones who accomplish the mission.” —Jim Solomon – CEO, Chambers Bay Institute

“Jimmy Blackmon is an inspiring leader whose public addresses provide a refreshingly honest and engaging perspective of unit cohesion and camaraderie through challenging environments and circumstances. He is a speaker not to be missed, as his talks mix humility, pride, and humor in captivating fashion. Jimmy’s unique storytelling ability makes him a speaker for both domestic and international civilian and military audiences alike.” –Meg K. Guliford Editor-in-Chief, Fletcher Security Review Ph.D. Candidate Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

“Jimmy Blackmon is a proven leader who understands how to connet with people on the most visceral level. His gifted storytelling ablility bring his experiences to life. Having led complex Army units in combat multiple times, Jimmy understands the importance of people and relationships. It is refreshing to hear stories of love, compassion, sacrifice, and team work among the men and women who sacrifice so much for our nation. I can’t recommend him highly enough!” David Cliche Owner – Distribution by Air

“Nothing short of exceptional. Jimmy’s stories of leadership in some of the most challenging conditions imaginable are inspiring, but it’s his natural storytelling ability that brings them to life for his audience.” – Robert Huffman