Hi, I’m Jeff Hilimire. Father of five, CEO of Dragon Army, author of The 5-Day Turnaround and The Crisis Turnaround, and co-founder of 48in48Ripples of Hope, and The A Pledge.

My purpose is to have an out-sized, positive impact on the world. Reach out if you want to help me with that!

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My two books, The 5-Day Turnaround and The Crisis Turnround, were written to help leaders embrace the habits of the world's most successful startup CEOs, and to learn to lead through a crisis, respectively. Whether you're a team lead at a non-startup, the CEO of a small company, or anywhere in between, these books will help you become the leader you always wanted to be!




How I’m changing my goal-setting routine for 2021

If you know me at all, then you know I’m a goal-oriented person. I pick something to go after, and then relentless pursuit begins. But this year I’m thinking of things a little differently. I’m focusing a bit more on the journey. The steps to achieve the goals, and experience of going after them.Maybe it was my…

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Fired up! Ready to go!

2021 is going to be the year we all need…I can feel it! If I could bottle up the Apple TV+ show, Ted Lasso (the best show on TV right now), I’d sprinkle it over the upcoming 365 days, adding a pinch of positivity here, some much-needed optimism there, and a handful of “BELIEVE!” on…

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My 7 Keys to Success

Here is a 6-minute podcast I recorded on the seven things that have helped me the most in terms of success in life and business. I hope some of these can be helpful, and please share what some of your keys to success would be!

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Introducing The A Pledge

I’m pretty excited to share this new initiative with you! We call it, The A Pledge. “A” can stand for “agency”, or “activism”, or “alliance”…but it also is a call back to Atlanta, which is often referred to as, “The A”. So, what is The A Pledge, you ask? The A Pledge is a call to Atlanta…

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Things are starting to take off…

I gotta say, I’m pretty psyched after the last few weeks (and not just because of the weather, but seriously, how great is this weather?! That tree above is from my backyard…) Here’s a quick run-down of some things I’m really thankful for After feeling the impact of COVID-19 in major way starting in March, Dragon…

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How to do this thing called life

This past week I had the privilege to talk with a group of GA State students. I always try to be as thoughtful as possible when speaking to students, because let’s face it, we’re at our most impressionable phase during our college years (at least I was). The last thing I’d want to do is give…

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