The one of the great questions posed to me was: ‘if an organization implements Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs, what could possibly go wrong?’
Recently Zen Ase invited me on to be interviewed on her Zennury Podcast to discuss Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the reality of racism in 2021. It was a great platform to discuss these, all important topics, with her and her audience. The dialogue between us on this topic, was very natural, personal, and revealed that there is still a long way to go to ensure DEI programs are not just put in place, but more importantly – are effective!!
DEI initiatives that are due to public relations goals, are doomed to fail. More importantly, it can lead to mis-trust within the organization. DEI initiatives MUST be based on the principle that all people can thrive personally and professionally!!
Listen to the full interview and learn more on this topic and think about what you can do to be an ally to DEI!
Anyone can father a child, but being a dad takes a lifetime. Fathers play a role in every child’s life that cannot be filled by others. This role can have a large impact on a child and help shape him or her into the person they become. but there is also a dark side when the relationship is broken during the childhood. There is nothing that can impact someone life more than the childhood experience. Most adults still find it hard to fix that broken relationship. In this podcast episode we are talking about the need to forgive your father and why is it important to do it, not just for him but for yourself. As a guest I have Colin Thompson, founder of Oligye Enterprises Coaching, Training, and Business Consulting.
People make the mistake of thinking that in order for them to reach their goal, others must believe in and support them. Although getting support from others is a great stream of positive energy to have, in order to develop the true “it is possible” attitude, you must be able to be all of the support that you need. Dave Monk invited me on his ‘12 Hats Radio’ podcast and asked me to provide some much-needed advice for those listeners who are looking for their lucky break, yet keep falling on their arse.
The traits of a great leader continue to evolve. What has not changed though, is the need for leaders and managers, at all levels, to foster an inclusive culture and deliver outstanding results with the help of their team. Bob Brumm brought me on to his platform, ‘The Encouragement Engineering podcast’ to discuss why personal relationships in the office, are key for leaders to foster trust in the workplace. Bob’s podcast offers listeners the ability to combat the negativity that inundates our daily lives with a positive perspective and positive actions.
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So many people ask the question about the difference in being alive and living. A past client of mine said that “being alive is about being grateful for the time that we have life while living is doing all that we wish to do, without worrying about when our time will be up.” Great answer. There is no right or wrong answer. My answer is simple…”everyone is ‘alive’ but not everyone is ‘living’”. Simple…
What about you? What is your answer?
Oliver brought me to his audience with the request to inspire and encourage them to embrace AND live life!!
I was fortunate to be a guest on The Dave Pamah podcast and share my tips and insights on how each of us can not only overcome hardships and a negative mindset, but also excel and thrive!! Invest in yourself a few minutes to listen to the podcast and put the tips to work for you!!
What does ‘cross culture’ truly mean and how does it impact our experiences and interactions with people that are different from ourselves? Live and direct from Australia, Christie McCormack invited me on to her ‘If You Only Knew’ podcast to tackle this question and learn how I coach my clients in increasing their ‘Cultural Intelligence’.
Her natural and welcoming interview style made it very easy for us to connect and share stories from my own journey to truly be a mindful, aware, and fully functional citizen of the world!! If I only knew – what would I do different? Always a powerful question!!
Enjoy the episode, increase your cultural intelligence, and learn how to become an ally for all things ‘cross culture’!!
Much props to Lani Woods and Koach Solomon for having me on their program ‘Black With Endurance’. Their platform is highlighting the great accomplishments that regular Black people (like me) are making in everyday sports!
Before I was able to complete in 70.3 Ironman events, I failed miserably in my first triathlon. Just like going after what we want in life, if you REALLY want it, failure means nothing and you will find a way to get up, try again, and keep going!!
Take a listen for a great reminder that failing is a part of the process and can be a great motivator to reaching your goals!
Back in January I took a virtual trip to Vancouver to join the ‘What We’re NOT Talking About Podcast’ and discuss methods to cope with the realities of the day. Great interview and great sharing of practical tips. Much thanks to Amy Demone and her team!
Welcome to the first episode of 2021 for the What We’re NOT Talking About podcast. The first guest of the year is Colin Thompson, a life coach who shares his experience living in China during the outbreak of Covid-19 and its impact on our mental health.
In this episode, we talk about the pandemic that caused so many deaths during 2020 and how we can get it under control in our own lives. He also shares practical exercises that he uses with his coaching clients for coping with anxiety during this time of uncertainty.
Episode Quote: “When you are feeling your lowest or just frustrated, how do you fill up your joy cup? The best way to full up your joy cup is to help other people”
Kevin McShan invited me on his “Let’s Have This Conversation” podcast to share with his audience, my experiences on the impact that diversity and discrimination has on entrepreneurs in Asia and more specifically, China.
Kevin’s podcast has become a platform that highlights the limitlessness of people with disabilities and was the perfect environment to discuss discrimination, diversity, and inclusion. Listen to the short interview, learn about these topics from the lenses of different cultures, and become more inclusive!!
Episode Description: In today’s episode we discuss how to Deal with Stress and Anxiety During Covid19 and also in your normal day to day life. You will learn how to quickly develop the ability to maintain and strong and positive outlook.
Colin C. Thompson is a Personal and Business development coach. He has helped many people across the globe with his talent and passion of coaching, motivating, and training. He also helped people in China to cope with Stress and Anxiety specially during Covid19. And as mentioned in the interview, in the early days of the pandemic, he and his fellow coaches made an effort to support people globally by creating and posting a series of daily COVID related inspirational videos – for 30 days straight.
BONUS: Towards the end Colin also reveals his Growth Mindset hack/tip/habit that he follows – and you should too.
Late in 2020, I was requested to speak on my journey of being an immigrant to running a business. In reality I didn’t think my story was that unique, however after the actual interview with Micheal on his ‘One More Thing Before You Go’ podcast, he reminded me that even common stories can be inspirational! Thanks Micheal!!
In this episode we’re going to learn about the unique a journey of a young immigrant that lived and worked in three countries – where in the process discovered his desire to succeed in life. How he learned the skills that he needed to go from special education classes to giving the commencement speech during this his graduation from Howard University, to Entrepreneur and CEO of his own companies, and how that can benefit you.
My Guest is Colin C Thompson a Canadian born Jamaican, is founder and CEO of Oligye Enterprises (Shanghai) a Business Consulting company focused on coaching, training, and Blockchain technologies.
Naveen and Sudhakar were gracious enough to have me as a guest on their podcast – The Guiding Voice. It was a great experience to use their platform to share tips on how those in the workforce can reach their career goals despite the challenges that we all face.
We all shared great insights to inspire the audience, from college student to high octane career professionals, how to succeed by maximizing the strengths, elevating mindset and motivating to achieve their biggest and boldest goals.
On the ‘SideNote with D-Terance’ podcast, David and I had a great discussion about how Expats stay in touch with their cultural heritage while at the same time – sharing their culture with the local community. The cultural exchange that is possible when people share, goes far to dispel false and inaccurate images from the news and television.
We also discuss how my coaching and training is used to help Expats best manage life in a new city, country, and culture.
In this episode I interview Colin Thompson. We start by talking about his work in life coaching. What it means to be a life coach and how he helps his clients. We then talk about China, the place he has called home for the last 12 years.
Finally, we talk about China’s growth, life in China, and how it was to live in China during COVID’s early days to now. Very insightful conversation!
In other to better ourselves to be Winners, we have to actually prepare ourselves to make sure that happens. And developing oneself is not done by just saying it but putting Your intentions into action.
For this reason, we were honored to have Colin Thompson, a Life Coach and Techpreneur who spoke a lot on how to actually make Yourself an overcomer and achiever towards making Yourself a better person. We discussed how he has been able to achieve his goals and also how he is using Blockchain to make people find their career paths in life.
Colin C. Thompson is an entrepreneur, business owner, father and husband. In part 2 of our interview, we talk with Colin about diversity and how we all can be allies to those that are being discriminated due to race, gender, age, and other factors.
Colin and I also have a deep discussion about how people can understand their attitudes, beliefs, and behavioural patterns to become nonjudgemental and empathetic toward people from other cultures.
Reaching back into the recent archives to share a great interview I had on Jon Rotolo’s “Goodtimes Universe” Podcast. Great insight on having the confidence to bet on yourself and build a business in an international city.
On this episode we have a great chat with Colin C. Thompson. Get to hear first-hand what it was like to be in China when the corona virus started to spread and how day to day life is now. Colin takes us through his 12 years in China going from leadership positions in IBM to launching and starting his LIFE Coaching, Training, and Business Consulting business.
I am joined by Colin C. Thompson, an entrepreneur and LIFE Coach living in Shanghai China. Colin is here on the Growthkeeper Show to share his story of growth and transformation that lead him to have unreasonable confidence and start his company – Oligye Business Consulting, LIFE Coaching and Training.
In the 2nd Barber Shop Chat my guests, Colin C. Thompson, founder of Oligye Life Coaching and Training, Paris Law – teacher and web coach, and David Fletcher – founder of Golden Gate Academy in Shanghai, China. They all live in Shanghai, China. We talked about race from the perspective of black men who live in foreign countries, who are expats, and are business owners and entrepreneurs. They gave a wealth of information and have me now considering exploring a path to expatriation.
In this episode, I have Colin Thompson, an entrepreneur born and raised in Jamaica, and now living in Shanghai, China. He’s overcome many obstacles while growing up,
From being placed in special education as a kid due to his speech impediments, to going to a foreign country and starting a life there.
In this podcast we talked about his self doubt, adapting to different circumstances, and how he eventually became a life coach. Topics we discuss: – Overcoming insecurities due to a speech impediment – Becoming a life coach despite starting in IT at IBM – What it’s like living in China as a foreigner.
Listen as Colin shows you how to balance our business side and coaching side so that your life coaching business flourishes. If you are a life coach and are looking for that one thing to push you forward, tune in on this one. He breaks down the process of business coaching so that it’s amazingly simple but effective. Great content here.
Colin Thompson is an entrepreneur, business owner, father and husband. Today we talk with him about unconscious bias, or implicit bias, and how it shapes humanity.
Colin shares that helping others is contagious, and we can help advance humanity. Listening is one simple thing we can do to help people he says, and his message is powerful and positive.
As a coach in “the sport of life”.
Colin helps train corporate employees in diversity and sometimes works with people one-on-one.
Colin Thompson has learned how to live a life by design. Colin discovered it was more effective to walk with people then motivate them one inspiring speech at a time. Hailing from double immigrants to creating a birthday ritual that leaves him energized for 364 days out of the year, he shares his story from coaching to diversity, and so much more.
Diversity and Inclusion activities have become more and more crucial for individuals and organizations to be more than just temporarily ‘woke’. Based in Asia, Everett Hall-McNeill brings Colin Thompson to discuss cultural, diversity, and inclusion practices in the US and China.
Is there even an issue with diversity and inclusion in China? Take a listen as Everett and Colin share their experiences in Asia and how each of us must be mindful and be a champion for diversity and inclusion efforts – both personally and professionals. Colin also talks about his LIFE Coaching and training practices.
In this episode I chat with Colin C. Thompson, Steve Wright & Alexandra Jenkins on the role of LIFE Coaching in helping people to improve their lives. We also learn how each guests followed their passion to reach their current career.
Our guest today on the pod is Colin Thompson. Colin is the founder Oligye Enterprises where he works with leaders and companies on Diversity & Inclusion and mindful workplace issues. He also works with individuals on Personal Development and Career Transition themes. He lives in Shanghai, China.
What keeps you from starting the journey to reach some big, hairy, audacious goals? Is it self doubt or fear?
LIFE coach and runner Colin Thompson joined the BAD Pod and shared his experience in finding motivation and the wherewithal to achieve some big goals.
If you’re the kind of person who talks yourself out of something before you start, Colin offers great advice getting the journey started and finishing off your goals.
Oligye Enterprises CEO Colin Thompson stops by to talk about the credit card debt cycle, blockchain and cryptocurrency, investing in the stock market, starting a business abroad, the treatment of Nigerians in China during the pandemic, and much more!
“If we [BIPOC] could have won this battle alone, we would have by now.” – Life Coach Colin C. Thompson
Your support is needed. But the time for talking is past. Now is the time to take action. And please, if you don’t already, start listening to podcasts by Black people. It’s time for us white folx to sit down, shut up, listen, and learn.
Nothing gives me more pleasure than speaking with people who have high aspirations and then go on to smash these goals and forge for themselves the kind of lives they envision. Colin Thompson is one of those people.
This podcast and post has him telling me about growing up as an outsider of sorts, being a child of immigrants and going on to work for huge companies before striking out on his own.
Colin lives in Shanghai, China with his family. Being there at the start of the pandemic gave him a special insight to the situation, not to mention fear for his toddler son. Born to Jamaican parents and growing up in Canada, and then Kentucky, he felt like a fish out of water in his youth. I had a great time talking to him. I apologise for the lengthy interview, but I’m not really sorry. I wanted to hear it. 🙂
Hello, my friends, my life warriors, how are things going with your world? Welcome, to the podcast today’s guest is Colin Thomson he is the Founder of Oligye Life Coaching and Co-Founder XChainz his dream of working with the next great disruptive technology – Blockchain, but his main passion for building Oligye Enterprises, which helps individuals through business training/facilitation and Personal Development and Career Transition coaching.This twice Howard University graduate, marathons, and triathlons loving competitor has great insight and a lot to offer. So please enjoy the podcast and stay safe, stay well, be awesome, and please take a moment to tell a friend and subscribe.
A candid conversation about why motivation doesn’t work as well as coaching, how to build unshakeable confidence, and what to do to make the most of COVID.
What you’ll learn:
This society needs to wake up. It’s 2020 & there’s still social injustices being ignored. Let’s educate each other, talk & communicate. Keturah Rosato, Colin Thompson & I talk about the meaning of being BLACK StrongTalk style.
StrongTalk is straight talk filled with emotions and truth most people either don’t like to talk about or listen to. Taking the time to understand, process & work through unresolved grievances and feelings we have about relationships or any of our life experiences is essential. Healing ourselves inside out, gives us the ability to have healthy relationships and partnerships that are equal and fulfilling.
In this episode Coach Colin Thompson joins us and speaks on his life long journey of overcoming challenges to build his LIFE Coaching business. He also shares details on how he used his focus on motivating and insisting others to help people reach their potential.
Of course the conversation would not be complete without a serious discussion on how people can use the current COVID and racial injustice moments, to inspire all to do better.
Welcome back to the eight-episode series of the #howtoBeglobal Podcast!
I’m talking to Colin C. Thompson, a Canadian born Jamaican, who is the founder and CEO of Oligye Enterprises (Shanghai) a Business Consulting company focused on coaching, training, and Blockchain technologies. Specializing in Personal Development, Relocation, and Career Coaching, Colin coaches’ individuals and groups on how to reach their dreams, goals, and desires.
Listen, Learn from Colin, and Amplify his voice!
Racism is a BIG issue, not only in the US but across the world.
If you liked today’s episode, make sure to share this episode on your social channels and with your community. Let’s speak up with the black community and the people of color and amplify their voices to fight against racism. #BlackLivesMatter
Here you can find Colin:
This week, we share a candid and frank conversation with International Life Coach, Colin Thompson. We discuss global tensions and his reaction to racial injustice, what life has been like having been born a Canadian-Jamaican, and growing up as a black man in the Midwestern town of Louisville, Kentucky.
We hear why Colins academic career at Howard University taught him the true value and strength in his racial identity. How the values his family instilled in him to think and explore globally, and how this ultimately landing Colin in a career in Shanghai, China as a Motivational Life Coach.
We learn Colin’s perspective on what it’s like to live globally as a person of color and how that experience has affected and shaped his life.Its time to lean in and listen. To Know better. To Die Better. To be Better. Life is about too much more than just conducting business. We must conduct life though our being, our the life of our being is dead. By bringing life to the world, You are interacting in a way that brings positive light to the that world. You leave that world a better place for all.
Colin and I have discussed a lot today, join us by clicking thelightinside.us/make-change to learn how you can raise you voice for honesty, truth and compassion against racial injustice. We can and must create a better reality for our future together.
Join us as I have the pleasure of speaking with Colin Thompson. Mr. Thompson is a professional life coach who currently resides in Shanghai, China. Our discussion gives us an in-depth perspective on Mr. Thompson’s experiences as a black man living in China and his entry into LIFE Coaching. This is definitely a show you don’t want to miss!!
This week we are joined by a man originally from Canada, who moved to the US at age 8 and has resided in China for the last 12 years. Coach Colin Thompson worked for corporations initially, and then started his independent career in coaching in 2018. Although many coaches left when COVID-19 erupted, Colin chose to stay. He wants to assist people with the transition out of COVID-19 by offering free coaching sessions across the globe. Colin and I also have a very candid conversation about race in America and abroad, through the context of Colin’s experiences as a black man in multiple countries and cultures.
The World Health Organization (WHO) had declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international concern. The outbreak has impacted all of us in some way. The coronavirus has impacted us professionally, personally, economically, and it has tested some individual’s faith.
It’s a lot to navigate through as you begin to figure out what is next for you and your family. You’ve had time to reflect and your life has and is changing. What is it that you’re going to create from this? How can you shift through it all? Many have turned to life and professional coaching as a solution. But, is it effective?
In this episode, Life Coach Colin C. Thompson joins us all the way from Shanghai to help answer this and other questions. Specializing in Personal Development, Relocation, and Career Coaching, Colin coaches individuals and groups on how to reach their dreams, goals, and desires.
Tune in as Colin and Carolyn discuss tips and strategies on how you can successfully maneuver through this time of uncertainty and prepare for your new normal.
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