The Donald Thompson Podcast

Hosted ByDonald Thompson

Donald Thompson, serial entrepreneur, mentor, and diversity-in-the-workplace trailblazer, chose Earfluence to amplify his influence for more speaking opportunities, business development initiatives, and networking with established leaders.

Welcome to the Donald Thompson podcast, a place where dream chasers can hear wisdom and insights from entrepreneurs and leaders who forged their own path to success. Host Donald Thompson is a successful African-American CEO of Walk West, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Mentor, Author, and Angel Investor.

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. DTP 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.


All Episodes

Coaching the Emerging Entrepreneur: Virtual Coffee with Simpliworks’ Malik McCray

Just about every day, Don gets asked for coffee or a virtual coffee from rising entrepreneurs so they can ask him advice on how to grow their companies or...

Creating a Diverse and Collaborative Entrepreneurship Community (Even Through COVID), with Capitol Broadcasting’s Adam Klein

Adam Klein is the Director of Strategy at Capitol Broadcasting and the Chief Strategist at American Underground coworking collaborative in Durham NC. Today Adam and DT talk about how to...

The 5 Pillars of Next Generation Leadership, with JLL’s Nakira Carter and Kimarie Ankenbrand

Walk West and JLL have collaborated on The 5 Pillars of Next Generation Leadership. Today, Donald Thompson and JLL’s Kimarie Ankenbrand and Nakira Carter talk multigenerational, multicultural, and transparent...

Racial Unrest, White Privilege, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A 2020 Compilation Episode

Today we’re going to give you something a little bit different. As we listen to this podcast, themes tend to pop up. DT and his guests talk about leadership,...

Leadership Through Racial Unrest, with IBM’s Tim Humphrey

Tim Humphrey is the VP of the Chief Data Office at IBM. As a high ranking executive at a Fortune 50 company, Tim has a unique perspective on what...

Joe Bunn on Building an Empire, and Being Willing to Lose It All

DJ Joe Bunn was recently featured in the New York Times with the headline, “Some Wedding Vendors Face Fallout After Speaking Up on Social Issues.” He never speaks up...

Life of Pie: How family inspired Slice Pie Company’s Kristen Mullins to chase her dream

Kristen Mullins from Slice Pie Company has been all over the place – on MSN, USA Today, on Startup Stage, Cary Magazine 2020 Movers and Shakers, winning Blue Ribbons...

Brand Loyalty and Hustle: Lessons Learned Working in the NBA, NFL, and MLB, with Jarrett Nobles

See if you can follow this career path. Jarrett Nobles has gone from legendary DeMatha High to FAMU to event planning to Edward Jones to the Houston Astros to...

Losing a Job, Finding Entrepreneurship, with Courtney Canfield

In April 2020, Courtney Canfield saw a layoff coming a mile away. Like many, she lost her job because of COVID-19. But instead of sitting around, Courtney made something...