Hi, I’m Jeff Hilimire. Father of five, CEO of Dragon Army, author of The 5-Day Turnaround and The Crisis Turnaround, co-founder and Board Chair of 48in48 and Ripples of Hope.

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!




With a little help from my friends

Lately, I find myself reflecting on all the help and advice I’ve had along the way.I consider myself lucky in so many ways, and the amount of support I’ve received in this journey called life is no exception. I’ve had mentors take a chance on me, partners join me in crazy pursuits, people invest in my businesses,…

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My new morning routine (mindset, devices, and apps I use to start the day)

I used to feel like I needed to get up and hit the day hard, immediately getting in front of the computer to knock out emails that came through over the night and crank away at my tasks. I’m not sure if it’s because of the insanity of 2020, or because I’m getting wiser older, but I’ve…

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Personal Purpose, hacking Halloween, and walking off the stress

Note: this first appeared in my weekly email newsletter, where I share more personal stories and progress. So that I don’t bury the lead, I’m sharing two links that have helped me personally and professionally. The first is a worksheet on finding your personal purpose. My #1 advice to anyone, and the thing I always…

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7 questions with leadership coach, Katie Adkins

I’m so excited to get a chance to “interview” Katie Adkins on my blog. She was a teammate of mine at Engauge and also is a core member of the team at Ripples of Hope! I wanted to learn more about her journey to becoming a leadership coach and what she is focused on, and…

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A much needed pick-me-up

Remember how Ross would give the most depressing hi’s? That’s how I’ve felt over the last week. Here’s what happened. I’m in the middle of reading four non-fiction books. Two of them are set at the founding of our nation – Washington: A life and Alexander Hamilton – and two of them are set during the Civil Rights era…

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My humble thoughts on the Meaning of Life

I seem to be doing more deep thinking these days. Am I living a meaningful life? What are we here for? What am I here for? Seriously, the Post Office? In one of those times of reflecting, I flipped on the microphone and hit record. Below is the result, both video and podcast versions: I’d…

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