JP James: Building Companies And Investing In Your Community

Episode 13

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Jeff Bond

As the CEO of Chat With Leaders Media and Executive Partner of People First Elevation Team, Jeff leads media strategies for global clients, enhancing content marketing, companywide meeting experiences, conferences, and cross-cultural training. With over 20 years of experience in media, technology, and marketing, Jeff founded Chat With Leaders Media in 2021 to elevate purpose-driven businesses in the marketplace. His core values are Partnership, Inclusion, and Empowerment. Jeff also co-hosts "The People Experience Pulse," a podcast that explores leadership strategies in People, Employee, and Human Experience (PX/EX/HX). Off the clock, he is a devoted husband, father of three, and active citizen in Atlanta, GA.

Chat Guest

JP James was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and his family is from India. He knew since the age of 12 that he wanted to be an entrepreneur! When he was 12 years old and the internet was just beginning to flourish, he initiated his career by going to his local library to give lessons about the functions of a computer. He was making nearly $60,000 a year by the age of 14. At age 17, he was starting two new ventures: he began his first company and was admitted into Georgia Tech. Since then, James has helped start, acquire, restructure, and scale stagnant ventures in their management strategy, business process automation, technology automation, and capital solutions. Having built ventures from startup to hundreds of millions in valuation. He owns, invests, and advises fast-growth ventures.

Chat Highlights

  1. What major changes or adjustments have you had to make in your leadership as a result of the coronavirus pandemic?
  2. Given that JP leads teams in different parts of the world, we discussed how he’s continuing to keep his teams engaged, positive, and accountable to continued business growth activities during the crises.
  3. Why is Atlanta such a great place to do business, raise a family, and work as an entrepreneur and investor?
  4. JP has noticed that people don’t want to connect with the tragedy that’s happened and feel the emotion around the problems people are facing. He is called to action to give back to the community and challenges all leaders to do the same. You grow as a person when you help people that you don’t know as well as the people you know. Pro Tip: It’s not just writing checks.
Zoom Video Chat with JP James
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Connect with JP James on LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/jpjameslinkedin
Learn about TiE Atlanta and how they’re fostering entrepreneurship at atlanta.tie.org
Learn more about HIVE Financial Systems at hivefs.com

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