Carson Sweezy: Food as a Vehicle for Nourishing our Mind, Body, and Soul

Episode 98

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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.

Carson nourishes authentic communities by connecting people through food and entertainment. Crohn’s disease forced him to think deeply about life, meaning, and purpose at a young age. After losing 18-inches of his colon, Carson “accidentally” completed a degree from William & Mary and left his career in real estate behind. Choosing instead to pursue his lifelong passion.

Carson’s goal is to nourish lives and help people indulge in our common ancestral language. Food.

In order to pursue this goal, he founded SweezEats amidst the pandemic in Sept 2020 as a means to build community through their cookie gift boxes.

Since then, they’ve partnered with small businesses to ship signature batch cookie gifts to their clients, donors, and employees. They’ve shipped a total of over 13,000 cookies to friends and customers… and counting.

What you’ll learn

  1. How Carson describes food as a language that can empower us to be better humans.
  2. Influences in Carson’s life that inspired his love for food and his journey into entrepreneurship.
  3. Why Carson felt it was important to build and strengthen communities through his cookie gift boxes amidst the pandemic.
  4. How he was able to get the world out through social marketing leading to lots of orders coming in.
  5. What he learned about the power of simplicity through this experience of launching and maintaining SweezEats that every entrepreneur and business leader should keep in mind.

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