About Scott Kinder

I founded DOL Coaching in a desire to continue my service to others after decades of service in the federal government, military service, and civilian employ. I’m a Special Forces combat veteran (18C MOS), former civil servant and executive with roles across a multitude of industries (from Wall Street to internet startups to consulting). People who know me will tell you I’m passionate about helping those around me grow and prosper.

Book Review: Getting Things Done by David Allen

By |2024-03-19T08:57:13-04:00March 19th, 2024|PM|

I’m an unabashed fan of David Allen and his Getting Things Done (GTD) movement, which began with the launch of his book over twenty years ago. For the record, I am in NO WAY affiliated with them and don’t get any compensation from them of any kind. I love the book and methodology because it

Top Ten Nonfiction Books I read in 2023

By |2024-01-03T09:34:39-05:00January 3rd, 2024|Uncategorized|

Here are my top 10 Nonfiction books of 2023, with links to buy them on Amazon. 1: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown2: Soldier Secretary by Christopher C. Miller3: All it Takes Is A Goal by Jon Acuff4: Clarity by Jim Vaselopulos5: The 6 Types Of Working Genius by Patrick Lencioni6: The

LIMFACs and Your Sanity

By |2024-01-02T15:27:28-05:00October 2nd, 2023|Uncategorized|

Know what constrains your efforts “There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we erect ourselves.” Ronald Reagan I’m a project management nerd and proud productivity enthusiast. I love helping people.   One of the primary topics I focus on with clients is

Essential vs Nonessential

By |2024-01-02T15:25:20-05:00September 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Kill the nonessential and start being happier at work “Our highest priority is to protect our ability to prioritize.” Greg McKeown in Essentials Let those words sink in for a moment.  Then, look in the mirror and ask yourself if you are doing that in your work and professional life. If you are honest with

The new rules of Getting Sh*t Done

By |2024-01-02T15:21:56-05:00September 12th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Simple, Relevant, Effective. Getting sh*t done is necessary to win in business and maintain your sanity while doing so. I’m a long-time fan of David Allen and his Getting Things Done book, but I’ve found some holes in his approach when working with clients over the past several years.   First and foremost, it’s not SIMPLE

Winning in projects

By |2024-01-02T14:37:56-05:00September 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Effective project management is much more than just theory... Winning project management protects your resources: time, money, equipment, and PEOPLE. There are undoubtedly theoretical aspects to project management; they are, in fact, often unavoidable. However, too many project management trainers and training focus almost exclusively on forced memorization techniques for ridiculous theories.   We then wonder why

10 Things Getting In The Way Of YOUR Success

By |2024-01-02T15:18:59-05:00September 8th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Knowing is half the battle.. The list below isn't comprehensive, but it should make you think. 1: Debt Consumer debt will prohibit you from taking advantage of opportunities when they arise. You will be stuck in a job you hate because you rely on a paycheck to pay your car loan, student loan, credit card,

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