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Donald Thompson, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Southeast Award winner, is a globally respected and sought-after business leader with a proven track record of success in growing firms. As a CEO, speaker, investor, advisor, entrepreneur, and executive coach, Thompson brings a wealth of experience and expertise to any organization. Don is a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) and CEO & Co-founder of The Diversity Movement, the creators of TDM Library. He is passionate about driving cultural transformation and delivering solid returns for employees and shareholders.
Under his leadership, The Diversity Movement has earned numerous accolades, including Inc. Magazine's 2021 Best in Business List in DE&I Advocacy and Fast Company's 2022 "world-changing ideas." In addition, Thompson is a three-time Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies winner, named to the Forbes Next 1000 List, the Business North Carolina Power 100 List, and winner of the 2023 Independent Press Distinguished Favorite Book Award in Leadership.
He serves on twelve boards across various industries, including marketing, health, and finance. Thompson is also the author of the book Underestimated and hosts the podcast “High Octane Leadership in an Empathetic World,” both of which provide valuable insights for business leaders. With his competitive learning mindset, Thompson delivers actionable insights and is the perfect partner for anyone looking to take their business to the next level.
Follow him on LinkedIn for updates on news, events, and his podcast, or contact him at email@example.com for executive coaching, speaking engagements, or DEI-related content. Working with Thompson is an opportunity to learn from one of the best and take your organization to new heights.
I don't think in terms of having “made it.” Have I done a few things that have worked out well? Absolutely. But I'm always chasing what's next.
Follow these 10 actionable steps to be more inclusive and watch your organization thrive.
Culture-centric companies and leaders understand that embedding DEI into an organization’s DNA is essential to win in today’s (and tomorrow’s) marketplace. This insightful webinar provides 10 ways to create workplace excellence.
This white paper outlines how to create diversity-led initiatives that increase revenue, lead to greater innovation, improve retention, and increase employee satisfaction.
As a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) and a CEO, it’s easy for me to see why DEI initiatives are failing, but I know it’s so much harder to understand when you’re in there, doing the work, but your initiatives are just not generating the results that you expected. Find out what you can do to jumpstart your success by eliminating the common causes of frustration.
This MicroVideo, culled from our video library that Fast Company labeled a “world changing idea,” explains why business leaders should care about DEI, which leads to increased revenue, collaboration, and overall workplace excellence.
The answer is businesses need to invest in DEI to boost their brand, keep their people, and protect their bottom line. This white paper – drawn from our work with hundreds of clients and hundreds of thousands of data points – will help you understand the necessity of high-quality diversity-led culture transformation.
The path to better teams and stronger companies begins with inclusive language, literally the foundation of a successful culture. Watch this MicroVideo to understand how inclusive language choices help people feel safe, included, and valued.
DEI is at the heart of successful ESG efforts and long-term financial success. Read this article to learn how DEI embodies the “S” in ESG and how DEI influences and extends ESG planning and reporting.
Customers and employees have higher expectations than ever. This article provides real-world, applicable suggestions for creating a stronger organization with the resilience to win in the ever-changing market.