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

Making a Substantial Impact

Substantial Media, LLC. is on a mission to amplify positive stories within Black and Brown communities. By letting creativity run free, their contributors create multimedia content that brings attention...

Black History Month: Reflecting on the Past & Celebrating The Leaders of Today

In this solo episode, Donald reflects on what Black History Month means to him, what CEOs should share during this month regardless of their political beliefs, and why he’s...

How Corporate Boardrooms Can Reflect a Diverse America, with Attorney Ken Lewis

Corporate boardrooms don’t look much different than what they did in the 1950’s.  Find out what Ken Lewis says we can do to change that. Ken Lewis has been...

People, Planet, and Profit: Why Your Company Needs to Care about Sustainability

JouleBug CEO Grant Williard is on a mission to make sustainability both fun and profitable. For starters, saving the planet is as simple as following your grandma’s advice. Download...

From Iranian Immigrant to Engineering Entrepreneur, with Sepi Saidi

Sepi Saidi immigrated to this country as a female, in the south, in a male-dominated field (engineering), coming from one of the most polarizing countries in the world.  She...

Keith Pigues: Do your customers make more money doing business with you?

In Keith Pigues’ book, Winning with Customers, he poses the question, “Do your customers make more money doing business with you?”  When Keith asks that of his consulting clients...

Raleigh Chamber’s First Female CEO in 130 Years Adrienne Cole

What is the role of the Raleigh Chamber in affecting vulnerable communities in the Triangle?  What about diversity and inclusion? Economic development? Education? Transportation?   The leader of the...

How to Proactively Manage Your Career, with Executive Coach John Murphy

John Murphy is an executive coach who thrives on building winning teams and making the most out of his clients’ careers.  Today he talks about the fallacy of time...

Sibling Thrivalry, with Creative Allies CEO Amie Thompson

Creative Allies CEO Amie Thompson is a natural introvert who has developed into a leader. She’s a natural workaholic who has learned how to delegate while allowing others to...