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From Homeless to Hustler, David Pratt’s Amazing Journey

David Pratt is the definition of a hustler and his success comes from being hungry. After being let go from his civil engineering job in Atlanta, David fell on hard times where was living out of his car and squatting in empty homes. He was relentless though, and always knew he would find a away to make it. In this episode, you’ll understand that your current situation doesn’t have to be your destiny. David talks about what inspired him to start his own video production company that he wants to become the biggest production studio on the east coast. And by the way, if you’ve never tasted his pies from his other company, David’s Dream Pies, you are really missing out!

Leaders Stand Out by Having the Resolve to Never Quit, with Sid Smith

Serial Entrepreneur Sid Smith started his first business before he was old enough to drive. Since then he’s founded and sold over nine businesses and is the current owner of Carolina Fresh Water. In this episode, Sid offers priceless advice to others looking to run a business including what he does to stay sharp, the lessons learned from owning a car dealership, personal responsibility for leaders, and what’s next for the Cannibus industry in North Carolina. A very interesting and meaningful conversation that you don’t want to miss!

To Be a Successful Leader, Find Your Tribe, with Doug Speight

Entrepreneurship is in Doug Speight’s blood. His family has been starting businesses in North Carolina since the 1930s and he has founded multiple businesses himself. As the former Entrepreneur in Residence with American Underground, and current Executive Director and Startup Growth Advisor, Doug sees hundreds of North Carolina startups through all phases of their business. In this episode, Doug shares some of the lessons he’s learned through his experience and the from the stories of American Underground startups. He also shares inspirational tips to motivate you towards success.

Morrisville Chief of Police Patrice Andrews: Your Current Circumstance is Not Your Destiny

As one of the few African-American, female, Chiefs of Police in the country, Patrice Andrews is responsible for leading the Seargents, Lieutenants, and Captains in the Police Department of Town of Morrisville, North Carolina. With such an achievement, you would never know that Patrice dropped out of college and relied on WIC to support her family as a single parent before starting her career in law enforcement. In this episode, Patrice shares many lessons including how she overcame obstacles and the what she learned from former first lady Michelle Obama.

The Sports Shop’s Reese and K-Mac: Are You an Asset or a Liability?

Two entrepreneurs, one from Alabama and the other from Mississippi, both migrated to NC to pursue Information Technology careers at Fortune 500 companies. Their paths crossed years ago at a cigar shop in Durham, North Carolina, and they’ve been friends ever since. Currently, Reese & K-Mac have the only African-American owned morning drive, sports talk show in the country. In this episode of Hustle Unlimited, Donald sits down with Reese & K-Mac to talk about leadership lessons learned from growing up in the South and advice they have for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Season 1 – Episode 000. Welcome To The Podcast

Welcome to the Hustle Unlimited podcast, a place where dream chasers can hear wisdom and insights from entrepreneurs and leaders who forged their own path to success. Hustle Unlimited’s host is Donald Thompson, a successful African-American CEO of Walk West, a fast-growing strategic communications firm in Raleigh, North Carolina.
People who have reached a certain level of success in their industry, always want to share what they’ve learned with the next generation and want others to learn from their success and their failures. Hustle Unlimited provides a platform for successful leaders to give back and for aspiring leaders to learn.

From radio show hosts and business leaders to lawyers and creatives, our guests share a common desire to give their knowledge and insight back to the next generation of leaders.