Atlanta’s Rise as a Center for International Business, Education, and Culture

Episode 149

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Jeff Bond

Jeff is driven to empower purpose-driven leaders through impactful media, celebrating workplaces as catalysts for positive change. As CEO of Chat With Leaders Media and Executive Partner of the People-First Elevation Team, he specializes in stakeholder-focused content and transforming all-hands meetings for inclusivity among distributed teams. Jeff co-hosts 'Chat With Leaders' and 'The People Experience Pulse' podcasts, amplifying impactful narratives. With a dedication to Conscious Capitalism, he collaborates to rally purpose-driven leaders for collective growth. Rooted in Christian faith, Jeff finds strength in family values as a husband and father of three. Join him in shaping purpose-driven futures to elevate humanity.

In today’s episode, Jeff Bond chats with Trevor Williams, Managing Director at Global Atlanta, an online news service covering Atlanta’s intersection with the global economy.
Trevor talks to Jeff about getting started in journalism, why Atlanta is indisputably an international city, and how journalism can have a global, local, and individual impact.

More about Trevor Williams

A versatile digital journalist, Trevor Williams has spent more than a decade writing on international business and trade for Global Atlanta, an online news service covering Atlanta’s intersection with the global economy.

In addition to local reporting that helped the company win the 2014 President’s E Award for Export Service from the U.S. Commerce Department, he has undertaken journalism trips to 30+ countries on five continents, uncovering stories that reveal both the perils and promise of globalization. His interviewees span the socioeconomic spectrum — from top executives and heads of state to workers and villagers in frontier markets.

Trevor focuses intently on Asia and also has written extensively on foreign direct investment, trade and exports, Georgia’s ties with China, and Atlanta’s emergence as a payments hub, among other topics.

Trevor graduated from the University of Georgia with dual bachelor’s degrees in Magazine Journalism and Religion, as well as a minor in Chinese Language and Literature.
He is a proud husband and father of two young sons, as well as the editor “Making Men: Five Steps to Growing Up,” a book outlining five steps that fathers can use to grow their sons into manhood.

His freelance work has appeared in China Daily, Site Selection magazine (online), Nuernberger Zeitung, InSite magazine, Breakaway magazine, Brio,, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, AramcoWorld, and China Business Review.



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