CEO/Executive Coach, Contract Executive, Consultant
Yes, You Can.
Executive Empowerment.Partnership Unity.Employee Excellence.
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Make good decisions, fast.
Inspire rapid change.
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Transform your company through principle-based leadership,
empowering management, agile business process innovation, and
life-changing training. Get amazing
teamwork, motivation, initiative, and results.
Background In Brief
Innovative executive coach,
business process consultant, and interim executive. Specializes in rapid executive/team development and executive/business transformation in small-to-midsized firms.
“... His many skills include creation and
facilitation of teams at all levels, empowering individuals to own their jobs and become more
efficient, [and he's] amazing as an personal executive coach. I've learned fundamentals
that will help me for the rest of my working days.”
—Lisa Winfield, Director of Operations/Human Resources, Thomas Wirig Doll
“...a beacon of sanity and encouragement ...
I came away feeling extremely confident
that I could handle just about anything....
Do yourself a favor and CALL THIS MAN!”
—Christer Hokanson, Small Business Owner
Business experience spans many industries from
high tech to finance. Five-time entrepreneur,
telecommuting pioneer, and business process ninja who readily balances business requirements,
human factors, and practical technology. Emphasizes
shared-responsibility management and
principle-based leadership to meet
objectives while developing new leaders.
Integrative decision-making style, but
adapts quickly to other styles as needed.
Twenty-plus year track record
of resourceful, people-oriented, customer-driven solutions in both
traditional and virtual environments.
Eleven-plus years of high-tech business experience as founder, president, COO, and CEO of
five businesses, from start-up to 80 employees. Additional experience with
medium/large corporate issues as a trusted executive coach, key employee, and corporate committee member.
Experienced in nearly all administrative, financial,
legal, governance, and operational aspects of small and medium-sized business management.
- Priacta, Inc.,
CEO, Executive Coach, & Contract Executive
As CEO, founded Priacta with a mission “to
organize and expedite the world’s work.” Priacta is leveraging its life-changing
time management training,
executive/leadership coaching, and
Donedesk social productivity platform to
revolutionize the way the world works.
As an Executive Coach, empowered executives and business owners to reach objectives and resolve
difficult problems in diverse industries worldwide.
Created rapid-adoption management and training methods that merge
best practices from proven systems (Five Dysfunctions, Switch, Crucial Conversations,
Crucial Confrontations, Arbinger, InsideOut Development, Covey, GTD, others, proprietary).
“... an exceptionally talented and experienced business consultant
who can help you gain control of your business AND your life.”
—Kathleen Rhodes, Business Owner
“... an excellent executive/productivity coach....
He carefully listened ... his recommendations
were tailored to my specific needs.... he loves his work
and seeing others succeed—his enthusiasm toward helping me accomplish my goals
was evident in all our interactions.”
—Gwendolyn Giblin, Attorney
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- Thomas Wirig Doll,
COO (Contract Executive) & Executive Coach
Thomas Wirig Doll is California's premiere wealth management, tax, accounting, and
pension firm for doctors and dentists. Responsible for
transforming and transitioning TWD to its permanent management structure.
“I first hired Kevin as a business coach for me personally.
The results were so profound that my partners were asking what happened to me.
Then we hired Kevin as a facilitator for our firm's retreat.
We were so happy with the results that we hired him as our contract COO.”
—Steve Leininger, Managing Partner, Thomas Wirig Doll
- Base Two Development, President
Created and marketed Spontaneous Assembly
programming software. 20,000+ units sold from 1990 to 1993.
- Outbound Express, President
fulfillment services including software duplication, inventory management, and shipping. A
subsidiary of Base Two Development.
- WordPerfect Corporation, Corporate Committee Member
Key employee and member of the 13-member Corporate Committee
that advised management on matters of corporate policy and strategic direction.
- Popular Demand, Inc., President
marketed the Repeat Performance keyboard accelerator, sold to WordPerfect Corp. in
Executive/Coaching, Management, Leadership, Business Process Analysis
Thirteen years of rapid results in executive management,
business process analysis, technical project management, product management, and team management, including
Six years as an executive/leadership coach empowering leaders
from Fortune 100 firms to startups.
Twenty-seven years of leadership, management, and teaching/training
experience in non-profit organizations.
Relies on a principle-based, shared-responsibility management approach that builds
self-improving, motivated teams while training new leaders.
Experienced in developing, training, inspiring, intervening, reforming,
hiring, and disciplining employees and volunteers.
- CEO, Executive Coach, & Contract Executive,
Established a new virtual company, oversaw software development
efforts, assembled and trained new employees, and instigated systems,
processes, and products to fulfill the company’s
mission "to expedite the world’s work." Personally created
life-changing change for thousands of clients worldwide through
1-1 coaching, training, and
“Exceptionally service oriented, Kevin took the time
to ensure I got the results that were promised.”
—Craig Kennedy, Manager
“Kevin is an organization and time management Tsunami.”
—Ed Wunder, IT Expert
- COO (Contract Executive), Thomas Wirig Doll
Created and trained an empowered, agile, and unified
executive team, facilitated the full alignment of 9 partners,
and transformed the organization into a process-oriented firm with a clear, inspiring Vision that
accomplishes the company's strategic objectives. (80 employees, 22 hours/week, 3/4 telecommuting.)
“The transformation has been magnificent.”
—Steve Leininger, Managing Partner, Thomas Wirig Doll
- Senior Business Analyst (Senior Systems Analyst),
In a leadership role with no formal authority and four competing supervisors, re-engineered business and technical processes in a large organization with outdated information systems. Established clear channels of communication, overcame resistance, and built consensus to implement major new changes in under five months. Used best principles from Theory of Constraints, TQM, and other proven methods. Responsible for all project management and requirements analysis.
“Kevin defines what we look for in a team player, freely sharing his
knowledge and teaching/guiding those who seek that same knowledge....
always thinking out of the box and infusing changes that benefit all the
—James T., Manager, Inventory Management
“The volume of work that flows from his desk is extraordinary....
Through his leadership, the world of inventory control, requisitioning, and
distribution has changed drastically for the users of the IT system.”
—Joyce D., Development Team Lead
“I've seen more change in the short time you've been here than in all the
years before that.”
—Kevin B., Senior Manager, Inventory Management
- Volunteer Leadership,
Continuous volunteer service as president, counselor (equivalent to
vice-president), clerk, executive secretary, and instructor in
many organizations and church units. Fulfilled public speaking
assignments, often with little advance notice. Trained and inspired
new leaders and members to establish and meet goals in support of
the church’s mission statement. Several newly-trained leaders moved
on in a short time to fill positions of greater responsibility.
- Director of Development, NuAspect.com
Led a highly-effective,
100% telecommuting development team to create a database-intensive Web site in a
short time, on a limited budget. Used distance interviewing and hiring to quickly
recruit talent nationwide at minimal cost. (Telecommuting.)
- President, Base Two Development
Directed this software business from start-up to 32 employees, establishing
teams in development, sales and marketing,
operations, and accounting. Acted as product manager for Spontaneous Assembly, coordinating all marketing
and development to create a cohesive product and marketing strategy.
- Director, OS/2 Development, WordPerfect Corp.
Selected by company management to establish and direct the first graphics-based
word processing development effort at WordPerfect Corporation.
(Resigned 7/1988 to create Base Two Development.)
- Manager, Printing Development, WordPerfect Corp.
Assembled and managed the team of ten programmers that pioneered the
re-engineering of WordPerfect 4.1 to create WordPerfect 5.0.
“The person most responsible for the way WordPerfect 5.0 turned out.”
—Pete Peterson, Executive VP, WordPerfect Corp.
- Supervisor, WordPerfect Thesaurus, WordPerfect Corp.
Assembled and supervised a team of college students and professors to compile the
WordPerfect Thesaurus, saving the company hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties.
Consulting, Invention, and Software Development
Seven years as a consultant and executive coach
delivering practical and revolutionary solutions in time management, executive
team effectiveness, Web/software development, telecommuting feasibility, functional
site design, and high-tech marketing. Twenty-plus years of innovative software design
and development using a wide range of languages, tools, and platforms.
- Co-Inventor, Co-Author, Priacta, Inc.
Created Priacta's Total, Relaxed Organization
time management system (a fusion of GTD, Covey, and other recognized and proprietary systems).
Visionary, co-designer, and product manager for the Donedesk
social productivity platform for business workflow collaboration.
Agile software development team manager (using a modified SCRUM approach).
Co-designer of Trog Bar
software that simplifies time and project management and upsells
TRO coaching/training. Pioneered
for executives with automated follow-up, reducing
coaching costs by 2/3, reaching a worldwide market, and radically
boosting training effectiveness.
Designer of Priacta's
customizable time management self-training system
for the low-end market. Originator of the agile, Natural Project Management™ approach.
Co-authored the Total, Relaxed Organization Field Guide. (Telecommuting.)
- Programmer/Independent Consultant,
Conceived and proposed a
revolutionary new approach to collaborative, team-based genealogy
research in 1999. Responsible for the primary
analysis, design, and coding of this exclusive
new feature in Ancestral Quest 2002.
Database design and support, installation,
report generation, customer support, web pages for online sales,
database management, task management within a distributed team,
and order administration. Visual C++, MFC 6.0, SQL 2000, SQL stored procedures,
Visual InterDev, PDF-XChange, InstallShield Developer 7, Windows Installer. (Telecommuting.)
- Principal Consultant, Keane, Inc.
Migrated and Web-enabled legacy Visual Basic
applications, reverse-engineered source code lost by
another consulting firm, and provided technical sales support for new
Basic, Visual C++, DTC, CGI, COM, ActiveReports, Crystal Reports,
Graphics Server, NT Server, Windows 2000, IIS, Unix. (Telecommuting.)
- Advisory Board Member, Lexio, Inc.
Business, technical, and marketing
strategies advisor for WordCommand software and
unannounced products and services. (Telecommuting.)
- Independent Consultant, AllMeetings.com (acquired by GetThere)
development consultant. Analysis and recommendations for
management, process, and technology changes required to implement
and integrate virtual development teams with existing Web
- Independent Consultant, Vortex Creative Media
Web business and marketing consultant
addressing site concept, site name and positioning,
revenue projections, marketing, and promotion. This is
now the premier land- and farm-for-sale online
- Senior/Lead Web Developer, NuAspect.com
Responsible for non-graphical site design, database design, bidding/confirmation model,
email auto-notification system, automatic billing, e-commerce integration, and real-time
InterDev, and FrontPage. (Telecommuting.)
- Independent Consultant, NuAspect Development
Created the functional design
spec for NuAspect.com (early eLance-like social software development), addressing issues of site
arrangement, usability, online community creation, business model,
and marketing. (Telecommuting.)
- Independent Consultant, CyberPath
and marketing feasibility study for porting an Arabic word
processor to Windows 95.
- Developer, LifeForm
Invented proprietary "smart search" technology, with novel database design and coding in
Visual C++ and CodeBase.
- Senior/Lead Developer,
Conceived and designed this award-winning 80x86 assembly
language library, with extensive coding and code review.
- Senior/Lead Developer, WordPerfect 5.0
Successfully lobbied to redirect WordPerfect to a "desktop publishing" approach
(a new idea at the time). Initiated "intelligent printing" and "intelligent
- Programmer, WordPerfect 4.0, 4.1
Designed and coded extensively in 80x86 assembly language,
including the principal work
for the acclaimed WordPerfect Thesaurus.
- Developer, Repeat Performance
Invented, designed, and programmed this system-level, keyboard accelerator application
sold to WordPerfect Corporation.
- Programmer, Antenna Testing Automation
4/1982–8/1982 & 4/1983-8/1983.
Designed the automated data acquisition system that revolutionized
Space Shuttle antenna testing at Rockwell International. Created the application
framework in structured HP Basic. This system catapulted the TT&C antenna testing
process from "habitually late" to "24 weeks ahead of
schedule"—all in less than a year.
BS, Physics, Summa cum Laude, Brigham Young
University, April 1983
Minors in Computer Science and Mathematics (GPA 3.92, A=4.0)
Awards and Recognition
- Award of Excellence
Inventory Management, EDS Client
- Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders in America
3rd and 4th Editions
- Who’s Who in the West
- Computer Language/Jolt Product Excellence Award
Spontaneous Assembly 2.0, Base Two Development
- InfoWorld Product of the Year
WordPerfect 5.0, WordPerect Corp.
- Special Award for Resolute Service
- Employee Suggestion Award
Stripline Coupler Design, Rockwell International
- Spencer W. Kimball Scholar
Full Scholarship, BYU
Teaching, coaching, mentoring, public speaking
Collaborative genealogy research, 1996-Present
Actively-involved father of 10 children
Living on 3 rural acres near Richmond, Virginia
Full-time representative, LDS Church, Brisbane, Australia, 1979-1981