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

NC IDEA’s Economic Support & The Black Entrepreneurship Council – CEO Thom Ruhe

As the CEO of NC IDEA, Thom Ruhe is on a mission to strengthen North Carolina’s economy through grants and programs for our state’s entrepreneurs with a commitment that...

Networking to achieve your dreams, with Plain Sight founder James Chapman

Donald Thompson says that being a former athlete can make you a better entrepreneur, and James Chapman is no exception. Having played basketball throughout his entire childhood, the founder...

Allyship, Feminism, and Making an Impact, with NYU’s Kayla Merriweather

Kayla Merriweather is a powerhouse. A senior at New York University, she’s in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, concentrating in History and Place through a Black Feminist Lens...

How Activate Durham is building and bolstering the community

In Durham, N.C., Leonardo Williams and his wife, Chef Zweli, own one of two Zimbabwean restaurants in the country – Zweli’s. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, he’s had to make...

Creating diverse workforces, with Barfield Revenue Consulting’s Will Barfield

Companies hire Will Barfield to fill positions with diverse, qualified employees, not only white men like him. He says that, by being intentional in making sure candidates from all...

Alexa, who is Igor Jablokov?

Before his family moved from Greece to America, Pryon‘s Igor Jablokov didn’t have electricity in his home—no TV, no radio, no technology. But when he got his first computer, he...

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...