Honoring Our Legacy Citizens, Housing Equality, and Community Impact

Episode 104

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Jeff Bond

As the CEO of Chat With Leaders Media and Executive Partner at People-First Elevation Team, I lead a dedicated team specializing in thought leadership development, stakeholder engagement, and effective global communication. We excel in producing corporate podcasts, meetings, and events to drive customer and team member acquisition, retention, and engagement. Additionally, we provide speaker coaching to empower thought leaders within our clients' organizations.

My approach is grounded in Conscious Capitalism, fostering leaders with a values-driven, pro-capitalism perspective. I firmly believe in business's transformative power, not only as a commercial venture but as a catalyst for lasting social and generational impact.

Beyond my professional role, I cherish my most significant leadership role as a father to three children, alongside my wife Katie. This personal aspect deeply influences my professional path, aligning my business strategies with family values, faith, and community service in Atlanta, GA.

Chris Sizemore is CEO of Creative Mischief, an Atlanta-based marketing, and branding agency, founded in 2008. As CEO, Chris leads the strategic mission to bring brands to life through a human-centered marketing approach that drives and inspires memorable experiences. This method of creative problem solving, and innovation fuels the creation of ideas that resonate deeply with an audience, drive engagement, and ultimately growth for clients. Creative Mischief’s clients include the NCR, United Way, First Data, Georgia Chamber, CHOA, Atlanta Technical College, and Douglas County Chamber, and Douglas County Economic Development Authority (Elevate Douglas).

Chris focuses his professional development through experiences including Leadership Atlanta, Leadership Cobb, ARC’s Regional Leadership Institute, public speaking engagements, and was recognized as a “40 under 40” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Georgia Trend Magazine. His love of serving his community is integral to who he is, and Chris supports his community by serving on the boards of United Way of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation, LiveSafe Resources, Emory University Center for Ethics, and the Georgia Chamber. In addition to supporting initiatives including the fight against child sex trafficking, ending generational poverty, and public safety. Chris prides himself on being 110% committed to his most important role in life, dad to his three amazing kids, Noah, Haven, and Cooper.

What You’ll Learn
  1. Foundational experiences that led to Chris’s passion for getting involved with social impact causes and serving in the community. What he calls the “Southern Way”.
  2. How he became deeply involved with the fight against domestic violence, human trafficking and affordable housing.
  3. How AMI (Area Median Income) negatively impacts eligibility for affordable housing programs for vulnerable and legacy residents in low-income areas, and how that’s affecting the Atlanta community today.
  4. Why Chris believes the conversation around the phrase “affordable housing” sparks the wrong narrative and how influential leaders around the city should be approaching the conversation instead.
  5. Ways Chris believes we can do better as a city by addressing the areas of greatest need such as job training and development.
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