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

How to Crush 2020: Personal Branding & Networking

Today is part two of our 5-part series, How to Crush 2020. Did you get the results you wanted in 2019? If you did, how do you get more? ...

How to Crush 2020: Setting Your Goals and Making Them Happen

Today is part one of our 5-part series, How to Crush 2020. For you, did you get the results you wanted in 2019? If you did, how do you...

Implementing a Diversity and Inclusion Plan, with D&I Consultant Donald Thompson

We wrap up Season 2 by talking about a topic that all professional leaders need to have knowledge of and take action on if they want employees to be...

Risk, Mental Toughness, and Dressing Up Like the Black Jon Snow: Having Fun with Success

Donald Thompson talks to guest host Meghan Hockaday about what it takes to succeed in business, who his mentors are and what they taught him, why he doesn’t like...

The Rising Tide of the Triangle Startup Ecosystem, Grepbeat.com’s Pete McEntegart

Pete McEntegart, managing editor of Grepbeat.com has had quite the windy career path, starting as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs, then going back to college, then writing at...

How LaunchMyCity Caught Fire, and What It Really Means to be an Entrepreneur, with Wake Tech’s Katie Gailes

As Director of Entrepreneur Initiatives at Wake Tech in Raleigh NC, Katie Gailes has been able to help thousands of entrepreneurs with networking, funding, mentoring, and training. But she...

From Poverty to Philanthropy: Raleigh Rescue Mission’s John Luckett

John Luckett went from poverty in Missisippi to successful businessman to serial entrepreneur, and now he’s giving back as the CEO of Raleigh Rescue Mission. Tune in to hear all...

Season 2 – Episode 15 – Advice to New CEOs with Donald Thompson

“A lot of people become a CEO for the first time with no experience. It’s kinda like becoming a parent. There’s not really qualifications to be a CEO. You...