The Genuine Business Impact Behind Stakeholder Orientation

Episode 132

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Jeff Bond

At the core of Jeff's work is helping servant leaders use their influence as a force for good. As the Co-Founder of Chat With Leaders Media and Executive Partner at People First Elevation Team, he empowers organizational leaders with media solutions that spark collaboration and shared purpose with their teams and customers.

Together with his team, Jeff delivers event production, podcast production, content creation, cross-cultural training, and strategic advisory solutions. They are committed to unlocking the power of inclusive storytelling, shared experiences, leadership development, and feedback integration to ensure their media solutions meet the needs of their clients' stakeholder groups.

Their core values—Partnership, Inclusion, and Empowerment—guide everything they do. By fostering strong partnerships, embracing diverse perspectives, and equipping leaders with the tools to succeed, they aim to transform the way people engage while getting meaningful work done.

Outside of work, Jeff cherishes time with his wife and three kiddos, balancing his roles as a husband and father with his professional life in Atlanta, GA. Connect with Jeff to explore how impactful media solutions can drive success and engagement.

In this episode, Jeff chats with Scott McMichael, Managing Director of Improving’s South Region about the direct impact on the business success he’s experienced by prioritizing all stakeholders in their business when making decisions. Even though it’s the harder path, the literal differentiation and lasting relationships this creates for your business will set it up for a bright future.

Scott McMichael is also on the Conscious Capitalism Chapter Board in Atlanta and a wonderful steward of his community. 

More about Scott McMichael

Scott McMichael serves as Managing Director of Improving’s South US Region, supporting the executive leadership in the Atlanta, Dallas, and Houston enterprises, including oversight of  their strategic training service offerings, national partnerships, and signature community marketing initiative, “CodeLaunch.” His primary focus is growing and positioning Improving for greater impact across North America and to change the perception of the IT profession. This includes business development, delivery excellence, plus attracting and growing technology professionals by creating a great work culture.

Prior to working with Improving, Scott was the President and COO at Innovative Architects, which was acquired by Improving in 2018. He serves on the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is an active member of Conscious Capitalism’s Senior Leader Network. 


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