High Octane Leadership

By Donald Thompson

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Future-proof your leadership with High Octane Leadership, 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.

Episode Date
The High Performer’s Wellness Roadmap
May 23, 2024
Strategies for Cultivating Engaged Employees
May 16, 2024
Navigating the Highs and Lows of Leadership
May 09, 2024
Reframing Failure: Transforming Setbacks into Stepping Stones
May 02, 2024
Strategies for Thriving in the Boundaryless World of Entrepreneurship
Apr 25, 2024
Managing Up: Strategies for CEO-Level Leadership
Apr 18, 2024
Scaling from Zero to 1M: The CEO's Role
Apr 11, 2024
Scaling from Zero to 1M: The Blueprint for Entrepreneurial Success
Apr 04, 2024
Mastering the Art of Negotiation
Mar 28, 2024
Guaranteed Ways Rev Up Your Team's Success
Mar 20, 2024
Unlocking Leadership Fairness: High Octane Leadership Joins Living Corporate Network
Mar 14, 2024
How to Perfect the Art of Feedback
Mar 13, 2024
How to Master Delegation and Supercharge Your Leadership Impact
Mar 06, 2024
Selling to the C-Suite: Conversations That Deliver Business Results
Feb 28, 2024
Mastering Mindful Decisions: Navigating Choices with Six Hats
Feb 21, 2024
DEI Under Fire: Confronting Backlash, Embracing Critics
Feb 14, 2024
Decoding Hybrid Work Realities
Feb 07, 2024
How Coaching Unlocks Leadership Excellence
Jan 31, 2024
The Five Pillars of Personal Branding
Jan 24, 2024
Success Unlocked: Mastering Goal Setting and Achievement
Jan 17, 2024
Real Talk: Winning Strategies in Business
Jan 10, 2024
Unlocking the Power of Cultural Competency with TDM LeaderView
Nov 29, 2023
Unlocking the Power of AI Made Simple with Rajeev Kapur
Nov 08, 2023
Shifting from Stress to Zone of Genius: A Conversation with Hannah Abad
Oct 11, 2023
Shaping Inclusive Excellence: Insights from Chief Experience Officer Jamie Ousterout
Sep 27, 2023
From Sales to C-Suite: Navigating Leadership Growth
Sep 13, 2023
Authentic Leadership and Organizational Success, with Kevin Ragin
Aug 30, 2023
Strategies for Effective DEI Initiatives in Business: From Diversity Metrics to Authentic Inclusion
Aug 16, 2023
Empowering People, Elevating Business: A DEI Discussion with Shelley Willingham
Aug 02, 2023
Debunking DEI Misconceptions: Building a Culture of Empowerment and Inclusion
Jul 19, 2023
From Resistance to Celebration: Exploring Pride Month and LGBTQ+ Perspectives
Jun 28, 2023
Empathy in Leadership vs Bottom-Line Results
Dec 14, 2022
Coaching the Next Generation of Leaders, with Walk West CEO Abha Bowers and Executive Coach Ravila Gupta
Dec 07, 2022
The Epidemic of Average (Solo Episode)
Nov 30, 2022
BONUS: Easterseals UCP: Helping thousands living with disabilities & mental health conditions live their best life
Nov 23, 2022
How to become an Empathetic Leader, with Hacking HR's Enrique Rubio
Nov 16, 2022
Takeaways from the Black Men XCEL Summit
Nov 09, 2022
Politics in the Workplace: How Leaders Keep Teams Focused, with Billy Warden
Nov 02, 2022
Workforce Diversity in Pro Sports, with Timberwolves CDO Tru Pettigrew
Oct 26, 2022
Interrupt Imposter Syndrome and Own Your Success, with Teresa Sande
Oct 19, 2022
Son of a Football Coach: Lessons Learned from My Dad
Oct 12, 2022
Imposter Syndrome: What Leaders Can Do About Feeling Inadequate
Oct 05, 2022
How Transformational Coaching Unlocked Larry Long Jr's Full Potential
Sep 28, 2022
Quiet Quitting: A Real Concern or Media Manipulation?
Sep 21, 2022
NC Courage's Brianna Pinto: Empowering the next generation of female athletes
Sep 14, 2022
High Octane Leadership with Donald Thompson, New Season
Sep 07, 2022
Improve Your Readiness for International Business Relationships (mini-episode)
Jun 08, 2022
Business in the Nations’ Capital - More than just politics with Angela Franco from the DC Chamber
Jun 01, 2022
Not here for mediocrity - Advancing big dreams with Greg Brown & Brandon Wolfe
May 25, 2022
Tackling the world's business challenges, with Dr. Brandi Baldwin of Millennial Ventures
May 18, 2022
View from the C-Suite: Executive Leadership Lessons from Donald Thompson
May 11, 2022
40s & Fearless: Triangle leaders you should follow
May 04, 2022
M&F Bank CEO James Sills on Wealth Gap Reduction and Community Building
Apr 27, 2022
Learning to Lead (Compilation Episode)
Jul 07, 2021
Tedx Founder Lara Stein: How Courageous Leadership can Prevent the Downfall of Humanity
Jun 23, 2021
You don't need a "C" on your jersey to be captain: Leadership Lessons from Exhale's Matt Sheehan
Jun 16, 2021
Raleigh's "Open Source" Network, Growth Mindset, and Power of Diversity: Matt Sheehan, Part 1
Jun 09, 2021
Creating a strategic and disciplined approach to DEI, with Deanna Singh
Jun 02, 2021
NC State, Entrepreneurship, and a Mission of Neurodiversity Inclusion, with 321 Coffee's Lindsay Wrege
May 26, 2021
Veronica Kirin: Are you scaling your business, or burning out?
May 19, 2021
Make friends, build relationships, grow business, with LCI CEO Jeffrey Hawting
May 12, 2021
Reflections on Year One Leading The Diversity Movement
May 04, 2021
How to Earn Trust as a Leader
Apr 28, 2021
Why you should start a podcast, with Earfluence's Jason Gillikin
Apr 21, 2021
NC IDEA's Economic Support & The Black Entrepreneurship Council - CEO Thom Ruhe
Apr 14, 2021
Networking to achieve your dreams, with Plain Sight founder James Chapman
Apr 07, 2021
Allyship, Feminism, and Making an Impact, with NYU's Kayla Merriweather
Mar 31, 2021
How Activate Durham is building and bolstering the community
Mar 24, 2021
Creating diverse workforces, with Barfield Revenue Consulting’s Will Barfield
Mar 17, 2021
Alexa, who is Igor Jablokov?
Mar 10, 2021
Introducing First Check, with Venture Capitalist Tim McLoughlin
Mar 03, 2021
Making a Substantial Impact
Feb 24, 2021
Black History Month: Reflecting on the Past & Celebrating The Leaders of Today
Feb 17, 2021
How Corporate Boardrooms Can Reflect a Diverse America, with Attorney Ken Lewis
Feb 10, 2021
People, Planet, and Profit: Why Your Company Needs to Care about Sustainability
Feb 03, 2021
From Iranian Immigrant to Engineering Entrepreneur, with Sepi Saidi
Jan 27, 2021
Keith Pigues: Do your customers make more money doing business with you?
Jan 20, 2021
Raleigh Chamber's First Female CEO in 130 Years Adrienne Cole
Jan 13, 2021
How to Proactively Manage Your Career, with Executive Coach John Murphy
Jan 06, 2021
Sibling Thrivalry, with Creative Allies CEO Amie Thompson
Dec 29, 2020
Putting 2020 in the Rearview & Setting Up 2021 to be Explosive
Dec 23, 2020
From Lemonade Stand to Tech CEO: Millennial Serial Entrepreneur Ryan Vet
Dec 16, 2020
Sales 101: Mastering the Basics, with Larry Long Jr
Dec 09, 2020
How Do We Have Civil Conversations in an Uncivil World?
Dec 02, 2020
Coaching the Emerging Entrepreneur: Virtual Coffee with Simpliworks' Malik McCray
Nov 18, 2020
Creating a Diverse and Collaborative Entrepreneurship Community (Even Through COVID), with Capitol Broadcasting's Adam Klein
Nov 11, 2020
The 5 Pillars of Next Generation Leadership, with JLL's Nakira Carter and Kimarie Ankenbrand
Oct 28, 2020
Racial Unrest, White Privilege, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A 2020 Compilation Episode
Oct 21, 2020
Levitate's Jesse Lipson LIVE
Oct 15, 2020
Leadership Through Racial Unrest, with IBM's Tim Humphrey
Oct 07, 2020
Joe Bunn on Building an Empire, and Being Willing to Lose It All
Sep 30, 2020
Life of Pie: How family inspired Slice Pie Company's Kristen Mullins to chase her dream
Sep 23, 2020
Brand Loyalty and Hustle: Lessons Learned Working in the NBA, NFL, and MLB, with Jarrett Nobles
Sep 16, 2020
Losing a Job, Finding Entrepreneurship, with Courtney Canfield
Sep 09, 2020
How Virtual Reality Can Identify Unconscious Bias in the Workplace, with Lucid Dream's Mike McArdle
Sep 02, 2020
From Homeless to Global Tech Executive: Kendrall Felder's Path to Greatness
Aug 26, 2020
Inn Flow CEO John Erhart's Commitment to Constant Improvement
Aug 19, 2020
TLS Agency: The New Entourage
Aug 12, 2020
Gen Z Notes with Ciera Thompson, Episode 2: Diana Garland, Cassidy Leovic, and Taylor Oleson
Aug 07, 2020
How to Reinvent Yourself and Pivot Your Career (Solo Episode)
Aug 05, 2020
From Statement to Strategy, with JUST Podcast's Jes Averhart and Rob Shields
Jul 30, 2020
How to be Ruthlessly Efficient with Your Time (Solo Episode)
Jul 28, 2020
721 "Cups of Coffee" in Six Months, with Kelaca CEO Keith Langbo
Jul 23, 2020
Selling through the Storm (Solo Episode)
Jul 21, 2020
Unlocking the Power of Social Media, with Holderness Family CMO Ann Marie Taepke
Jul 16, 2020
From Pitt County to The White House: Tonya Williams' Career Journey
Jul 09, 2020
Competitive Excellence with 22-Time National Champion Anson Dorrance
Jul 07, 2020
Gen Z Notes with Ciera Thompson: Ben Codrington and Kaia Counter
Jul 02, 2020
Being the Only One in the Room, with Akinwole Garrett
Jun 30, 2020
Joe Colopy on Entrepreneurship, Family, and Why He Kept Bronto in the Triangle
Jun 25, 2020
CEO to CEO: NC Chamber's Gary Salamido Asks Critical Diversity and Inclusion Questions
Jun 18, 2020
HIRE Strategies CEO Sonya Hopson on Overcoming Racism, Mistakes, Imposter Syndrome, and Bias to Grow as a Leader
Jun 16, 2020
7X Founder Turned Venture Capitalist David Gardner Invests in the Entrepreneur, Not the Idea
Jun 10, 2020
A Life Altering Diagnosis Led Ashlyn Sanders to Entrepreneurship - and an Investment from Charles Barkley
May 27, 2020
Gen Z Roundtable: What are the Leaders of Tomorrow Looking For?
May 20, 2020
Cancer Warrior Jen Hoverstad, Kay Yow Cancer Fund Director of Community Engagement
May 13, 2020
Hassan and Meleata Pinto Raised 3 D1 Student Athletes - What's the Magic? What's in the Pinto Water?
May 06, 2020
Pressure on Women in the Workplace, with Loren Shumate
Apr 15, 2020
Now Available on Audiobook: The Startup Hats, by David Gardner
Mar 16, 2020
Implementing a Diversity and Inclusion Plan, with D&I Consultant Donald Thompson
Dec 02, 2019
Risk, Mental Toughness, and Dressing Up Like the Black Jon Snow: Having Fun with Success
Nov 25, 2019
The Rising Tide of the Triangle Startup Ecosystem, Grepbeat.com's Pete McEntegart
Nov 18, 2019
How LaunchMyCity Caught Fire, and What It Really Means to be an Entrepreneur, with Wake Tech's Katie Gailes
Nov 11, 2019
From Poverty to Philanthropy: Raleigh Rescue Mission's John Luckett
Nov 04, 2019
What Shopping Local Means to Your Community, with Jennifer Martin from Shop Local Raleigh
Oct 28, 2019
Advice to New CEOs with Donald Thompson
Oct 21, 2019
Advice for Startup Entrepreneurs from Venture Capitalist Tim McLoughlin, Partner at Cofounders Capital
Oct 14, 2019
The Diversity You Can’t See & Becoming a Leader, with American Underground GM Molly Demarest
Oct 07, 2019
How Pretend’s Javier Leiva Turned a Side Hustle to One Million Podcast Downloads
Sep 30, 2019
Former Fortnite Senior Producer Heather Chandler on Being a Trailblazer in Gaming and Her New Hustle
Sep 23, 2019
The Competitive Edge in Communication, Decision Making and Problem Solving
May 22, 2019
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: D&I Consultant Donald Thompson
May 15, 2019
Understanding Your Why and The Power To Lead Others To Success
Mar 18, 2019
The Recipe For Success: Clients, Culture, and Community.
Mar 11, 2019
The Farce of Finding Work-Life Balance, with Sharon Delaney McCloud
Mar 04, 2019
From Homeless to Hustler, David Pratt's Amazing Journey
Feb 25, 2019
Leaders Stand Out by Having the Resolve to Never Quit, with Sid Smith
Feb 18, 2019
To Be a Successful Leader, Find Your Tribe, with Doug Speight
Feb 11, 2019
Morrisville Chief of Police Patrice Andrews: Your Current Circumstance is Not Your Destiny
Feb 04, 2019
The Sports Shop's Reese and K-Mac: Are You an Asset or a Liability?
Jan 28, 2019