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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.

RUMINT

By |2020-11-02T11:37:58-04:00November 2nd, 2020|Lessons Learned|

This may surprise a great many of you, but Special Operators in the military gossip more than the ladies who host ABC’s “The View”. In fact, we have a team for it: “RUMINT” or "Rumor Intelligence".   Where are we deploying to and when?  For how long?  Who got promoted?  Did you hear what happened

The Struggle is Real

By |2020-09-21T06:29:16-04:00September 21st, 2020|Informing|

Listen up, Team: I know what you’re thinking.   “It won’t happen to me.”  “I don’t see what the big deal is.”  “I’m not ‘normal.  This tab doesn’t say “ordinary forces’” I’ve chatted with enough new business owners to know what you are thinking about starting your own company…  I know it because I thought

3 rules

By |2020-09-13T18:31:48-04:00September 13th, 2020|Informing|

A couple points before I start this post.  Yes, as an SF guy I know the three rules of SF are 1: Always look cool.  2: Always know where you are.  And 3: If you don’t know where you are, at least look cool.   Also, I normally hate writing lists, but I thought the

THE ANSWER ISN’T WHAT YOU THINK

By |2020-09-08T18:06:50-04:00September 8th, 2020|Lessons Learned|

What’s real wealth?  The newest luxury toys?  A brand-new car or the latest HDTV?  Having enough stable income that you can order all the new Apple products the very day they come out? For many: yes!  100% Nailed it. For the record, I don’t disagree.  I certainly enjoy those things.  But I think I have

The 7 P’s

By |2020-08-23T17:36:04-04:00August 23rd, 2020|Informing|

I’m sure you’ve heard some variation of the 7 P’s.  They’re everywhere and even Anthony ONeal from the Dave Ramsey show tries (but fails) to talk about them.  No offense, Anthony, you try... The 7 P’s as I was taught in the Legion: Proper Planning and Practice Prevent Piss Poor Performance. The most common (and

Embrace the suck

By |2020-08-09T06:26:24-04:00August 9th, 2020|Lessons Learned|

You leave the military with plenty of awesome sayings and cliches: “Think outside the box” “High speed, low drag” “Every dog has its day” “Nothing good comes easy” “Spotlight ranger” “Tactical pause” “Blue Falcon” “Soup Sandwich” “The only easy day was yesterday.” (Had to put this one in so my Navy SEAL friends would keep

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