Jimmy Godard

SVP, Program Manager
Bank of America


Business leaders, managers, and directors may be brilliant leaders in one situation and may not have the same results in another. Management gurus agree: anyone can lead, but not everyone can be a successful leader. The previously embraced command-and-control techniques are increasingly ineffective. Today’s business environment demands leaders to be alert, agile, enterprising, and skilled in the art of diplomacy. As a leader, it’s imperative to articulate who you are, what you stand for, and why you’re excited to lead your team.

Are these areas you feel you need to develop? If so, join us for this session on developing your “Leadership Compass” – a roadmap to leading with passion and purpose. It is a highly interactive, reflective process that sets a path to transformational leadership. You will receive navigational direction to support others as you assert your leadership maturity and learn how your thinking and behavior impacts the way you lead others.


  • Identify your leadership foundation
  • Understand value-based leadership and align your actions accordingly
  • Develop, communicate, and lead with a compelling vision
  • Learn how to lead others and build collaboration, teamwork, and trust
  • Regulate the organizational temperature so you and others are motivated to do their best


Jimmy Godard is a strategic technology leader and past president of the PMI Portland Chapter. He performs the functions of Program, Change, and Service Delivery Manager for Bank of America and has been with the company for 21 years. He is a Certified Goal Success Coach and the founder and president of Global Compass, helping business leaders make the leap to digital transformation.

Jimmy maintains 18 years of project management and consulting experience working in the Finance and Information Technology industries. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Information Systems and Technology. He is an instigator of process improvement and innovation with an unwavering determination to bring about results. He implements global changes in leading technology integration efforts for infrastructure, end-user computing, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.