Meet Jim Hatchell, Our March Breakfast Speaker

March 13, 2017 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

Chamber Breakfast March 2017

At tomorrow's breakfast meeting, sponsored by Lexington Medical Center, join Palmetto Leadership's Jim Hatchell to learn everything you do - at home, at work, at play - has an impact on the lives around you. Get to know more about Jim below and then make sure you're at Radius Church tomorrow morning at 7:30 AM.

Jim Hatchell

Jim Hatchell is a passionate speaker, coach, trainer, and lifelong learner. His primary focus is on personal growth and leadership development. Jim is a veteran who served more than 34 years in the South Carolina Air National Guard and the United States Air Force. During his career, he held various leadership positions. He culminated his military career as the Air National Guard's Chief of Recruiting Operations in Washington, D.C.

After retiring from the Air Force as a Chief Master Sargent, Jim served in a civilian capacity as the Chief of Employment and Compensation for the National Guard Bureau where he and his team served more than 25,000 civilian employees. In 2006, Jim accepted a position as the Director of Human Resources with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.

In 2014, he left state government to embrace his entrepreneurial spirit by launching his own coaching and training business, Palmetto Leadership. He is a graduate of Coker College, as well as numerous Air Force leadership schools and academies. In his career, Jim has trained, counseled, coached, and mentored hundreds of men and women on personal growth and development. He is a member of the Lexington Chamber, Lexington Toastmasters, Next Level Speakers Club, and the Toastmasters Speakers Bureau. Jim's mantra is "If you want something different in life, then you have to do something different to get it."