The Donald Thompson Podcast

Hosted ByDonald Thompson

Future-proof your leadership with The Donald Thompson Podcast, a place where business leaders (whether by title or aspiration) share cheat codes for unlocking workplace excellence, lessons learned along the way, and insider tips for future generations of next-level professionals.

With two decades of experience leading and growing multi-million dollar firms, host Donald Thompson is a serial entrepreneur and investor who worked his way to success with hustle and humility. He’s an expert in goal achievement, influencing company culture, and driving exponential growth. A Certified Diversity Executive, Donald is also CEO and co-founder of The Diversity Movement, a multi award-winning product-driven consultancy which offers an employee-experience product suite to personalize diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) through data, technology, and expert-curated content.

Each week on The Donald Thompson Podcast, he talks leadership, competitive learning, diversity and inclusion, and business growth through personal development with guests who are shaping the future of work. Find him on Linkedin, and listen here to learn how you can become future-proof too.

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

Improve Your Readiness for International Business Relationships (mini-episode)

Typically when we think about diversity equity and inclusion, we look at what’s going on in our companies and in our communities – and that’s usually just within the...

Business in the Nations’ Capital – More than just politics with Angela Franco from the DC Chamber

When Angela Franco was a growing up in Columbia, her father would tell her, “Don’t think that you’re better than anybody else. If you want to go someplace, you’re...

Not here for mediocrity – Advancing big dreams with Greg Brown & Brandon Wolfe

Today Don chats with two dynamic leaders from Charlotte NC. Dr. Brandon Wolfe, Chief Diversity Officer at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, talks about his role, diversity equity...

Tackling the world’s business challenges, with Dr. Brandi Baldwin of Millennial Ventures

An award-winning startup CEO and founder of Millennial Ventures Holdings, Brandi Baldwin is shaking up the future of business by helping launch social impact brands. In this episode, learn...

View from the C-Suite: Executive Leadership Lessons from Donald Thompson

Donald Thompson gave a talk to the MBA students at NC State titled View from the C Suite, where DT shares his thoughts on effective leadership strategies, taking charge...

40s & Fearless: Triangle leaders you should follow

In the March 2022 issue of Raleigh Magazine, 10 leaders in the Triangle were featured for being fearless in their 40s. From the magazine, “This elite cast is based...

M&F Bank CEO James Sills on Wealth Gap Reduction and Community Building

DEI Navigator offers access to our award-winning team of proven business leaders and certified diversity executives, along with expert curated content, how-to guides, specialized training, and a community of...

Learning to Lead (Compilation Episode)

Over the past year plus, Donald Thompson has had a chance to talk with some of the most influential leaders in the Triangle and throughout the world.  Today, we...

Tedx Founder Lara Stein: How Courageous Leadership can Prevent the Downfall of Humanity

After growing up in apartheid South Africa and seeing how education suppression led to systemic racism, Lara Stein thought that she would be far removed from that in the...