About this Blog
I was a one-time aspiring PhD student in philosophy who became disillusioned with the whole tenure process and decided to do something else. I somehow became an owner of several franchise businesses (which included an Arco AM/PM gas station, mail and shipping center, etc.) while also teaching myself to program software during my free time and selling it on the side. I found a way to leverage these skills to transition back into the workforce initially as a software developer. This included a short stint in a start-up cutting code for an artificial intelligence call center system, to working for a boutique consulting company developing web applications for Fortune 100 companies.
A major shift in my career occurred, when I discovered the field of project management that seemed to integrate and reconcile technical knowledge, emotional intelligence and business management skills into a perfect marriage. I have never looked back. Since 2007, I have been involved in the field of project management initially as corporate employee and now as an independent consultant, trainer, coach, educator and author which includes being an instructor at four universities and colleges, writer for several industry publications and event speaker.
My core competencies are to advise, educate and provide insights for your organization, department or teams to better manage people and projects, act as a catalyst for change, and to push new boundaries. In addition, my entrepreneurial pursuits have never left me, which provides me a position uniquely suited to driving and delivering business value to my clients and customers.
My first published book is titled “I Think, Therefore I Plan: Mastering the methods and meditations of project management”, a book that makes you philosophize on the “how” (methods) AND the “why” (meditations) of managing projects in work and life… This book fulfills this need like no other in the industry!
Don Kim, a human A.P.E.E. [ Author | Philosopher | Entrepreneur | Educator ] | Author of "I Think, Therefore I Plan"