Your Guide to Practical Leadership

What Can Dr. Jimmy Do For You?

Executive Coaching

Want to take your leadership to the next level? With coaching from Dr. Jimmy, you can find your peak performance area, grow as a professional and a person, find the blind spots that are stalling your progress, and achieve practical goals that will give you greater success

Appreciation at Work

People who don’t feel appreciated don’t feel valued either. As a certified facilitator in the Appreciation at Work training, Dr. Jimmy will teach you and your team what makes each person feel uniquely and truly appreciated, identify the signs of an unappreciated person in the workplace, and guide your team into a culture of appreciation.

Strategic Planning

Does your organization know where it’s going or what it intends to accomplish? Invite Dr. Jimmy to facilitate your organization’s strategic plan that will guide you with clear purpose and organizational vision for what you do and what you hope to accomplish by doing it. During the process, you’ll learn what the community, your stakeholders, and your clients know, think, and want for and from you and your agency.

Organizational Assessment and Development

Dr. Jimmy will come to your organization and work with you to review, edit, and create relevant job descriptions, up-to-date policies and procedures, and performance plans. While he’s there, you can use Dr. Jimmy to conduct employee assessments, review your strategy screening, and develop individualized leadership and management development courses.

Conference and Seminar Speaking

Dr. Jimmy is an in-demand speaker on a variety of topics, including leadership and management development, emotional intelligence, staff turnover and retention, veteran issues, social services, nonprofit leadership, and more. Contact Dr. Jimmy today to find out if he’s the next speaker your upcoming event needs.



I highly recommend Dr. Jimmy Turner for the strategic planning process. He was a fantastic resource for us who made the journey fruitful and enjoyable
— Fr. David Carter: Rector of the Minor Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

I’ve heard Dr. Jimmy speak . . . . He’s a solid speaker. His presence on stage is steady and professional, while also being personable. Let him know what’s expected of him and give him the context of the address. He’ll hit the pitch every time.
— Al Allison - The Meeting House & The Mission Red Bank
I know Dr. Jimmy to be a man of character and actionable integrity. Having worked together on several projects and in different settings, I was given the opportunity to witness a man who puts his values into real-life application by carrying himself in a manner that respects people in all walks of life.
— Royce Degrie - Award Winning Graphic Designer and Photographer of Degrie Photo & Creative
Being able to deliver the Appreciation at Work training has given our recognition team credibility, being able to deliver value to our organization. We have moved from the “reward and party people” to subject matter experts who offer practical skills that impact our leaders. In fact, those leaders who embrace authentic…
— Andy Bailey - DIRECTV


About Me


Dr. Jimmy Turner is an independent management consultant, training facilitator, author, speaker, and leader. When he isn’t helping people become the leader they want to follow, he serves as the Chief Operations Officer at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. A high-school dropout, Dr. Jimmy returned to educational pursuits at nearly 30 years old. His education culminated when he earned his Doctor of Philosophy as a social scientist in organizational management. His scholarly pursuits focused on emotional intelligence and staff turnover in nonprofit organizations. Beyond academics, Dr. Jimmy is also a Marine Corps veteran who served overseas during the Global War on Terrorism and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He’s an experienced and demonstrated leader in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. He lives in Chattanooga, TN with his wife of A LOT of years and their two kids, two dogs, and a cat named Ninja, which matches Dr. Jimmy’s love of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – especially Raphael.