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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

In 2006, Beth founded Executive Velocity as an outlet for her trademark enthusiasm and energy for assisting clients with their most valuable asset – their people. Through her proven approaches, she provides expert advice on leadership capabilities and builds succession plans for organizational continuity.

Beth served as a Chair with Vistage, the most prestigious CEO and business owner peer advisory organization in the world for 13 years. As a Vistage Chair, Beth facilitated peer advisor meetings and coached business owners and executives to grow and develop in their roles and careers.

Beth began her career in financial management with Hewlett Packard and later transitioned into account management with Pricewaterhouse Coopers. She developed and managed accounts, honing her skill in providing effective solutions for the diverse needs of clients.

In 1989, Beth co-founded MA&A Group, Inc., with her husband and served as CEO and Chair of the Board. The technology project management consulting firm worked with clients such as BellSouth, SunTrust, Wachovia, and the American Cancer Society to incorporate and implement technological solutions to advance business objectives and achieve greater productivity and profitability. MA&A Group was named a “Pacesetter” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 1997, 1999, and 2000, and was ranked #199 on the Inc. 500 ranking of America’s fastest-growing companies.

Beth is a graduate of Babson College and Harvard Business School’s OPM program. She is certified in Myers Briggs, Hogan, Business DNA, Foundations of NeuroLeadership, Strategic Workforce Planning, and Facilitation and Advanced Facilitation from Leadership Strategies. She is a Certified Managerial Coach by Kennesaw State University and has received the following awards and recognitions: Atlanta’s Top 40 Under 40, Georgia Trend’s “Divas,” and Babson College’s Distinguished Service Award. Beth’s insight and expertise make her a sought-after speaker, and she is featured in numerous industry blogs and publications.

Chat Highlights

  1. What’s your backstory and how you found your way into leadership development and executive coaching?
  2. How are leaders finding new ways to actually IMPROVE employee engagement despite more adoption virtual working environments?
  3. As we move out of the response and recovery phases of COVID-19, how can leaders take what they’ve learned to be positive outcomes, evaluate why they were effective, and apply that when our economy is thriving again?
  4. Since we’re all just keeping our seats warm for our future successors, talk to me about the future leaders and how we can best equip them through purpose-driven education and development? 
Zoom video recording of chat with Beth

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Beth is a contributing writer for the CWL Leadership Development blog. Click here to read her articles.

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