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

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...

You don’t need a “C” on your jersey to be captain: Leadership Lessons from Exhale’s Matt Sheehan

In Part 2, Exhale Home CEO Matt Sheehan talks leadership lessons he’s gained over the years as VP of Redbox, President of Primo Water, and now CEO of Exhale....

Raleigh’s “Open Source” Network, Growth Mindset, and Power of Diversity: Matt Sheehan, Part 1

Exhale Home CEO Matt Sheehan gave so many quoatables and pieces of wisdom that we had to separate his interview into two parts. On Part 1, Matt gives the...

Creating a strategic and disciplined approach to DEI, with Deanna Singh

Deanna Singh has been researching, designing and building solutions to complex social challenges for the last 20 years, but she was born into diversity, equity and inclusion work. As...

NC State, Entrepreneurship, and a Mission of Neurodiversity Inclusion, with 321 Coffee’s Linsay Wrege

What started as Lindsay Wrege’s school project has turned into her full-time job. Her nonprofit, 321 Coffee, is dedicated to creating an equitable employment space for adults with developmental...

Veronica Kirin: Are you scaling your business, or burning out?

Veronica Kirin scaled and sold her own tech company, and she went through the 70 hour work weeks and a lot of burnout in the process. Now, she coaches...

Make friends, build relationships, grow business, with LCI CEO Jeffrey Hawting

Just before turning 30, Jeffrey Hawting was an ordained priest traveling from Australia to America to study, but he never went home. After leaving the priesthood, his friend helped...

Reflections on Year One Leading The Diversity Movement

I’ve been CEO of The Diversity Movement for one year, and in that time I’ve had some amazing conversations with clients, partners, and team members.  We’ve grown and we’ve...