Honoring Our Legacy Citizens, Housing Equality, and Community Impact

Episode 104

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Jeff Bond

Jeff is a visionary leader passionate about helping purpose-driven business leaders achieve their goals and drive positive social impact. As the CEO of Chat With Leaders Media and Executive Partner of the People-First Elevation Team, Jeff specializes in podcast production, strategic communications, and elevating all-hands meetings. With his innovative production expertise and commitment to social impact, Jeff is dedicated to empowering the next generation of purpose-driven leaders to create a brighter, more sustainable future.

Additionally, Jeff serves on the Conscious Capitalism Atlanta Chapter board and works closely with B Local Georgia as their Executive Podcast Producer and community-building partner.

With over 18 years of experience in marketing, technology, and staffing consulting, Jeff is committed to his purpose of serving others to the glory of God. However, his most unique and cherished leadership responsibility is being a devoted husband to his wife, Katie, and father to their three children.

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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