21: Strengthening DEI Initiatives & Transforming Company Culture: A Look at DiverseCity with Darren Thompson, Diversity Engineer
EdUp EdTech, hosted by Holly Owens
Episode Overview On the 21st episode of EdUp EdTech, I had the honor to speak with Darren Thompson, Diversity Engineer from Diverse City. During this episode, we talk about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and the responsibility we all share in making our world more DEI-friendly. Darren discusses what they are doing at DiverseCity to transform company cultures, lower perceived exclusion, and strengthen DEI initiatives. Check out DiverseCity by going to - https://www.diversecity.app/ More Darren & DiverseCity From Darren's LinkedIn Profile: 5 quick Darren facts: 1. Nothing is cooler than connecting with and helping other people. 2. I am uncomfortable selling myself, therefore I am just me. 3. Trust is currency. 4. I’m an identical twin. 5. Practical or complex, my job is to help others understand their options. I encourage connections and community. You never know who you might not have ever known. (Read again.) If you're reading this, positive energy to you!. Diverse City, How It Works - https://www.diversecity.app/how-diversecity-works/ How to Connect Connect with Darren and DiverseCity on LinkedIn Connect with the host: Holly Owens Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! Follow us the EdUp Experience Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube We Make Education Your Business!
This week we're joined by the brilliant Darren Thompson, Kiln Associate and Entrepreneur. Join us for an in-depth conversation about the Black Lives Matter movement, why we should avoid using the term BAME, how change comes from within, and what life in digital is like for the Black community. Links Darren Thompson https://www.linkedin.com/company/2744200/admin/ Kiln Radio Episode 'Black Lives Matter' with Ben Williams and Chris Lambert https://kiln-radio.simplecast.com/ Chris Lambert's 'A Letter To My White Friends' https://www.esquire.com/uk/culture/a32743745/a-letter-to-my-white-friends-george-floyd/ https://blacklivesmatter.com/ The Unmistakeables https://www.theunmistakables.com/ Imagen https://imageninsights.com/ Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge How to be an antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi Clean Getaway by Nic Stone The Faraway Truth by Janae Marks
#5, Darren Thompson - San Antonio Water System & the Edwards Aquifer
Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, talks with Darren Thompson, who is the Director of Water Resources at the San Antonio Water System (SAWS). Darren has spent the past twenty-two years of his career at SAWS in various roles within the company. He began his career with SAWS as an intern in the Water Resources Department and now serves as Director, where he is responsible for the oversight of San Antonio’s long-term water supply. Darren attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a bachelor’s degree in government. He later received a master’s degree in public administration while attending the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Award-Winning Native Flute Player and Producer - Darren Thompson
Tonight we welcome Darren Thompson, (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe) who is a Native American award-winning flute player, a film producer, concert promoter and organizer and so much more. We'll be listening to some of his stuff tonight and talk about great things to come!Check out his website at http://www.darrenthompson.net.Shé:kon and Thanks for joining Native Trailblazers! The Native Show with over half a million listeners worldwide! For over six years, our award-winning Native themed online radio show has been delivering the hottest topics in Indian Country to your desktop, mobile or other listening devices! Listen in every Friday night or any time after in archives!HOSTS: Vincent Schilling (Producer, Speaker, Journalist, Author, VP Schilling Media) www.Twitter.com/VinceSchilling and Delores Schilling (CEO, Schilling Media, Inc.) www.Twitter.com/DelSchillingJoin our chat room Here's How Website www.NativeTrailblazers.com Mailing List - http://eepurl.com/O7fa1 iTunes Podcasts- http://goo.gl/GkEOJ3
A Leap of Faith Turned a Woodworking Hobby into a Profitable Business with Darren Thompson
My Big Story with Christopher Swan
Darren Thompson creates furniture and art from salvaged wood he finds in Sonoma County and nearby counties in the San Francisco Bay Area. His art includes references to the bay area, pop culture, vintage designs, and even business signs throughout his town of Petaluma. Even though he's a local, one-man business, Darren’s furniture and art can be found in homes and businesses throughout the country. Darren shares how he found his way into a woodworking business, his why, how it all works, and everything in between. See more about this episode and the show at: MyBigStory.show JOIN CHRISTOPHER’S ADVENTURE & SEE BEHIND-THE-SCENES PICS, FUN AND MORE Instagram Twitter Facebook ChristopherSwan.info GET MORE STORIES, INSPIRATION, IDEAS, AND MY BIG STORY UPDATES Subscribe to Christopher’s newsletter: Be Inspired LOVE THE SHOW? Tell a friend (literally, go text them right now!), and then give me an awesome rating and review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. This helps others find the show too!
#052: Darren Thompson - A multiple Ironman finisher, father and husband who overcame serious injury and medial issues to succed, Darren teaches his methods for personal training to others now in the online world.
Online Success Journey
A former up and coming chef cooking in some of Melbourne’s best restaurants, Darren’s life changed in 2003 when he was involved in a car crash and told he would walk with a limp for the rest of my life and never run again. Building on physio and a rigorous exercise program, Darren ran his first half-marathon within 6 months, a triatholon series shortly thereafter, and a half-Ironman in 2005. Despite heart complications and a speaking schedule that led to exhaustion, Darren is now a multiple Ironman finisher, father and husband. He teaches his methods for personal training to others now in the online world.
Darren Thompson Interview - Pow Wow Life Episode 6
Pow Wow Life - PowWows.com
Darren Thompson is a renowned Native American musician and contributor to PowWows.com! Darren Thompson is an educator, public speaker, facilitator, and Native American flute player from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Indian Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. He has spent most of his adult life serving communities through leadership development, American Indian cultural awareness workshops, and the arts. His career as an American Indian musician began with a burning curiosity of a nearly lost instrument – the Native American flute – while an undergraduate at Marquette University. Within a short time he became a sought-after concert musician who shared both traditional American Indian flute songs as well as his original compositions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. He has shared the stage with many award-winning musicians, artists, and talents giving him the inspiration to thrive as an artist. His dedication to the preservation of American Indian music has taken him to some of North America’s most prominent American Indian organizations and events, including the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the National Indian Education Association, the National Congress of American Indians, the North American Indigenous Games, America’s largest American Indian cultural festival, many universities, organizations, communities, and has recently began to share his talents internationally. In 2009 Darren released his debut album, “The Song of Flower: Native American Songs from Ojibwe Country,” with Bear Tracks Digital Media, an American Indian owned production label. “The Song of Flower” was highly supported by well-known political prisoner and activist Leonard Peltier and Darren was invited to share his music all over the United States promoting for Peltier’s freedom and performing at his art galleries. He hosts an annual Native American flute retreat in his community, the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Reservation, with select flutemakers and renowned fluteplayers teaching eager learners about the instrument from all over the world. In 2015, Darren released his second album “Between Earth and Sky: Native American Flute Music Recorded in the Black Hills,” with Drumhop Productions, an American Indian production label well-known in Indian Country that produces the annual Gathering of Nations Powwow CD and many others from throughout Turtle Island. Early in its release, Between Earth and Sky has received acclaim from media and professionals supporting the album’s intent – to preserve history. From the album’s success, Darren was awarded an artist-in-residence opportunity with the world’s largest monument, the Crazy Horse National Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota. As a result of his successful residence at Crazy Horse Memorial, Darren was selected to be a regular performer in the summer months at Crazy Horse giving him the opportunity to continue to share his music with hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world. Read more: http://www.powwows.com/2016/07/06/interview-darren-thompson-pow-wow-life-episode-6/#ixzz4HE4i58fB