Testimonials

“After Jimmy Blackmon spoke to a group of approximately 1200 employees and vendors at our company’s International Sales Conference, many attendees mentioned his presentation in response to the survey question: What did you like best about the conference? Some of the terms used to describe it were “amazing,” “excellent,” “phenomenal,” and “outstanding”. His inspiring military credentials, combined with his natural gift for storytelling, bring his experiences to life in a compelling way that audiences of varying ages and backgrounds can all relate to.” –Donna Williams, Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager of Sales, Pool Corp

“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.” — Don Baker, President and CEO, Paddock Pools

“Jimmy Blackmon’s unique ability to share his leadership experience gave him instant credibility with my team at Eaton.  We left the session excited to improve our leadership and better prepared to maximize the potential of each employee in our organization. I can’t overstate the impact he made on our leaders.” –Joshua Teteak, VP, Operations, Eaton Electrical Products Group”Jimmy Blackmon has the uncanny ability to engage and inspire individuals across the spectrum of an organization.  His passion and military leadership experiences, combined with his southern charm, mesmerizes even the toughest of audiences.  His message will  encourage your group to be of one mindset, with renewed focus on your company’s mission and vision.  His principles of leadership can be utilized by all that have the good fortune to hear him.” –Marla Rye, President, Workforce Essentials, Inc.

“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

“As a Veteran, I have a deep respect for COL Blackmon’s record of honor and service to our country, and as a Union Leader, an appreciation for his unmatched team building and leadership abilities. I have had the pleasure of witnessing COL Blackmon’s presentation several times; he is not only direct and informative, but truly inspirational as well. You owe it to your team to meet him.”  –John F. Penn, Vice President & Regional Manager, Laborers’ International Union of North America

“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