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

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...

How Virtual Reality Can Identify Unconscious Bias in the Workplace, with Lucid Dream’s Mike McArdle

How can virtual reality (VR) be used to identify unconscious bias in the workplace?  How can it be used to enhance empathy for patients and have a better understanding...

From Homeless to Global Tech Executive: Kendrall Felder’s Path to Greatness

Kendrall Felder is a former Duke football player, has an MBA from Duke, and is now the Global Head of Centralized Services (IT) at Cisco.  Impressive right? But Kendrall...

Inn Flow CEO John Erhart’s Commitment to Constant Improvement

Sometimes the journey to success means getting knocked down and figuring out how to get back up again. And for today’s guest, it means navigating the hotel industry in...

The New Entourage: Talent Agents Cicero Leak, Tristian Turner, & Chuck Stinson

The TLS Agency represents entertainers and athletes, and they’ll do what it takes to provide their clients with the best direction for their careers. On the show, Cicero Leak,...

How to Reinvent Yourself and Pivot Your Career (Solo Episode)

It’s not as complicated as you think. The Donald Thompson Podcast is hosted by Walk West CEO, mentor, investor, and Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Donald Thompson. Music for this...

From Statement to Strategy, with JUST Podcast’s Jes Averhart and Rob Shields

We’ve seen the statements. Black Lives Matter. What has happened in the past is not ok. Diversity is important to our work culture. That’s all great, but how do...

How to be Ruthlessly Efficient with Your Time

As a leader, from the moment you wake up, you already feel like you’re behind. So how can we be ruthlessly efficient to get the job done effectively while...