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

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...

Putting 2020 in the Rearview & Setting Up 2021 to be Explosive

On this solo episode, Don reflects on the tension and chaos of 2020, and gives tips on how to make 2021 explosive (in a good way). The Donald Thompson...

From Lemonade Stand to Tech CEO: Millennial Serial Entrepreneur Ryan Vet

Ryan Vet started his entrepreneurial journey as a 9-year-old selling newspapers. But not a paper route – his OWN newspapers that he created, printed, and distributed.  Since then Ryan...

Sales 101: Mastering the Basics, with Larry Long Jr

Larry Long Jr is a master of the sales process – he’s energetic, he’s prepared, he knows how he can help his clilents, and works hard at being the...