Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Leading in the Time of Covid-19

Leading in the Time of Covid-19 is a high-energy program delivered via Zoom and filled with immediately implementable tools, techniques, and concepts. The program will resonate with new, aspiring or seasoned leaders who seek ethical actions and measurable performance outcomes!

Event Delivered via ZOOM!

This virtual experience allows ANYONE to participate in a one-day leadership intensive.

 

What you will achieve

Participants will learn about crisis management, leading a work-from-home workforce, how best to communicate and collaborate with distance team members, how to help others manage time better, and how to run the most effective virtual meetings possible.

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Who should attend?

  • Leaders desiring to grow their work-from-home talent and skills 
  • New leaders ready to develop advanced remote productivity skills 
  • Seasoned professionals looking to raise the bar of excellence 
  • Corporate executives seeking to maximize the results of a remote workforce 
  • Work-from-home entrepreneurs looking for a competitive advantage 

 

What you’ll learn:

  • The proper steps to manage a crisis
  • The key elements necessary to consistently lead a work-from-home workforce
  • How to leverage communication techniques with distant team members
  • How to enhance collaboration with distance team members and teams
  • How to best structure and manage a work-from-home work day
  • How to conduct effective virtual meetings that are actually a good use of time 

 

Testimonials For Our Virtual Leadership Workshop

“Thank you so much Doug!! This is an amazing program. I very much appreciate the value you delivered to our team!

Michael Franzese

President, Florida Surplus Lines Association

 

“I enjoyed the program very much. It was a real eye opener to hear and see the presentation, thinking the entire time that Doug was speaking directly to me. I would highly recommend this program to any business leader that is looking to hone their skills”

James Waggoner

Dignity Memorial

 

“Surprisingly pleased with the interactive component of the programming. Doug is a warm and engaging presenter, and I am glad to have actionable takeaways to implement over the next few weeks.”

Dawn Morgan

Kerkering Barberio & Co.

 

“The program was extremely informative and engaging. Unique concepts with various real-world examples that allowed for full understanding of the course material.”

Marc Scherette

Westminster Point Pleasant

 

“I enjoyed the program. Doug gave great content and relatable suggestions that I will be able to implement to help me grow as a leader.”

Joanna Ochs

Tidewell Hospice

 

“Very organized, engaging, easy to follow and helpful to my situation. This program provided me with additional tools in my toolbox to help me improve as a new leader.”

Elisa Laughlin

Stratum Health Systems

 
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Telephone: 941.776.1121
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Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Virtual Leadership Coaching

For leaders to remain relevant in a fast changing, uncertain and globally charged environment they need to continually improve. Leadership Simplified’s Virtual Coaching Programs™ engage leaders in a results-oriented process that is custom tailored to each participant. Our CEO and Executive Coach, Doug Van Dyke has coached hundreds of professionals around the world. Doug engages leaders in robust professional conversations using Zoom, teleconferences, or the technology of your choosing. If you are ready to take your leadership to a new level, now is your opportunity. Your professional learning and development can be accelerated during this unique time. The following are some of the improvements experienced by our Virtual Coaching Program™ clients.

 

Our coaching calendar is always up to date with convenient availability and you can schedule directly using the links below. If you prefer to schedule directly with Doug Van Dyke, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 941-776-1121. 

 

 

Testimonials

“Doug Van Dyke’s executive coaching and advisory talents are transformational! For years, Doug has delivered a mix of tele-coaching and in-person Executive Coaching to me and my executive colleagues. Exceptional results. Every executive and business will receive a handsome return on their investment with Doug.”

Jonathan Fleece
President & CEO
Stratum Health System and Tidewell Hospice
Sarasota, FL

 

“Over the last 20 years, I have had the distinct opportunity to work with Doug.  We have retained his services over that entire time frame as our company grew and opportunities presented themselves to us.   Specifically, Doug has been instrumental in helping our completely virtual company maintain productivity and a positive work environment.  He has helped us make painful decisions regarding staff that weren't exactly right for working at home.  He has guided us in creating processes and communication templates (Day Plans are Awesome) that allow staff flexibility while emphasizing performance.  I would not hesitate to recommend Doug for anyone considering coaching services on a remote basis.  Despite our being nearly 1,500 miles apart, I still regularly rely upon his expertise.” 

Ken Schmidt
Founder & CEO
Steel In The Air
Syracuse, NY

 

“I highly recommend Doug for his exceptional business advice and marketing recommendations! In my first Executive Coaching session, Doug was able to clearly understand the challenges I face in my Construction Management business and provide outstanding advice for our company sales and marketing efforts. Thanks to his expert guidance, we have successfully re-branded our marketing program and have already seen good results. Doug's business acumen and interpersonal skills are remarkable and I look forward to getting professional advice from him in the months and years ahead.”

Scott Flynn, P.E.
President
Engineering & Construction Services
Fort Myers, FL

 

“I have been working with Doug for several years and am looking forward to many more. The most remarkable aspect of working with Doug is the time that he takes to understand the non-verbal nuances of the anecdotal experiences I share with him. Even though he and I are engaging in distance coaching! Doug is highly gifted with emotional intelligence which allows him to meet me where I am at - consistently and reliably.

The second most remarkable aspect of working with Doug is the content that he shares with me. His guidance is based in research and evidence-based which makes it easy to digest and quite credible, especially as I imagine that most folks seeking Doug's counsel are - like me - quite data-driven and analytical.

The final thing I will say about working with Doug is the rounded and grounded nature of his homework assignments. I give Doug some rope and space to make suggestions, and I'm glad that I do! Doug subtly and effectively makes suggestions that help me to be a more well-rounded executive. Coupled with the accountability that his approach creates; this is a framework for success that I am delighted to be a part of and eager to continue to explore.

In summary - do it - it's a no-regret move.”

Mike Davis
Passionate Entrepreneur
Life-Long Learner
Subject of a recent Forbes Magazine Interview
Manhattan, NY

 

“I hired Doug thinking he would help me a bit with my sales process. After one session I was sold on him! He is such a nice guy but isn't afraid to challenge his clients to become more. He helped me to dream bigger and see the next stage of my business before I could. Doug has guided me with clear steps and his unbridled optimism through the next steps of growing my single-person operation into the next stages of partner affiliation. I highly recommend working with him to help you become more on a few different levels.”

Gracy Obuchowicz
Owner, Beautiful Life Self Care
Washington, DC

 

“Doug has been my executive coach for 7 years. We started our relationship with a few in-person conversations but quickly moved to remote coaching sessions so that we could meet more frequently; he is over 1K miles away from where I live and work. Doug has stayed with me through several transitions of company and role. In each situation, he has been able to provide insight, clarity, and actionable next steps. I rely on this perspective to bring clarity and focus to my thoughts and ensure that I am providing as much value to the companies as possible. Outside of his professional acumen, Doug is just a warm and caring human being.”

Rhushabh Mehta
Leadership Guru at White Ops
New York, NY

 

“I have a very small circle of people in my brain trust. Doug is one of this small group. He has changed my thinking; he is a great sounding board if you like one that has wisdom and insight. I highly recommend that anyone become a client of Doug's, particularly CEOs, C-level executives or individuals in a major transition. Speaking as a futurist, we have entered a time when everyone has entered a major transition, so Doug can serve many. Reach out to him as we have entered the most disruptive decade in history I obviously think highly of Doug, and you will as well. I could not recommend anyone more highly than Doug.” 

David Houle
Futurist & Co-Founder of The Sarasota Institute - A 21st Century Think Tank
Chicago, IL

 

About Doug Van Dyke, MBA, CSP™

 

Doug Van Dyke provides Virtual Executive Coaching, Virtual Training, and Virtual Team Building. He has coached hundreds of leaders and delivered thousands of leadership development programs. He has appeared on numerous television and radio business programs, including CBS Morning and most recently ABC Nightly News. Doug’s repeat clients include: American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Amazon, Lockheed Martin, Allstate, PepsiCo, Stratum Health System, Florida Public Utilities, Nielsen Media Research, Sysco Foods, , Union Pacific Railroad, Manatee County Government, Bealls Department Stores, CVS, Sun Hydraulics, CareerSource Suncoast, Pierce Manufacturing, TECO Energy, the University of South Florida, Melting Pot Restaurants, and hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses.  

  

 

 
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Telephone: 941.776.1121
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Leadership Accelerator: The Power Women’s Group

Leadership Accelerator
Each three-hour, monthly meeting sizzles as a select group of women leaders gather and engage. Expert facilitator Doug Van Dyke guides the group through high-level, interactive experiences that provide solutions to problems, education and information, and stimulation to think strategically. Upon conclusion of the ACCELERATOR you will be able to make better decisions, master conversations, and drive positive actions.
PRESENTED BY 
DOUG VAN DYKE
For over 25 years Doug Van Dyke has coached individuals and led hundreds of leadership development programs that have enabled professionals to communicate more effectively, increase sales, lead with passion, embrace change, and smile as they choose to have more fun at the game of work. He has appeared on numerous television and radio business programs, including the nationally syndicated talk show First Business. He is the author of Leadership Simplified – The Field Guide for Savvy Leaders. Doug has also published over 100 articles and is a syndicated columnist. He holds a BBA in Finance from Stetson University and an MBA from the University of North Florida. 

VALUE PROPOSITION 
You will expand your ability to make executive level decisions, master conversations, and drive actions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Women professionals who are serious about organizational leadership and desire to elevate their ability to execute. This program is specifically designed for life-long learners who are:
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Senior Managers
  • On the Corporate Fast-Track
  • Heir Apparent to a Family Business
 
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM
  • 12 monthly meetings
  • Case studies
  • Targeted training/coaching
  • Online private leadership forum
  • Written summaries
  • Skill building presentations
  • Open dialogue
  • Audios
  • Guest speakers
  • Monthly 30-minute one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions
DATE, TIME & LOCATION
The kickoff meeting is September 12, 2018. Monthly meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month for the entire year! The location is the Leadership Simplified Center for Learning (1310 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205).

 

 

TESTIMONIALS
“I loved that we were presented with real life scenarios, given the opportunity to evaluate and make recommendations, then hear how the actual scenarios played out.”

Denise Pope 
Executive Vice President/Chief Philanthropy Officer 
Tidewell Health Systems, Inc.

“The program was amazing. Many useful tools and techniques resonate with me. I am confident and know I will continue to be a successful leader.”

Very Reyna
Deputy-Chair County Civil & Family Divisions
Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court
“The leadership accelerator program has been hugely impactful to me, both personally and professionally. Interacting in a small group format among other highly skilled and motivated executives and lifelong learners has been a great format in which to grow. Doug is a great facilitator, providing new and interesting content each month. He also engages us in between sessions. Slackers need not apply!”

Corey W. Lilburn, CEBS, CSFS
Shareholder/Sr. Benefits Specialist
Alltrust Insurance
 
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Telephone: 941.776.1121
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Florida Manufacturers’ Leadership Development Program

Description of Program

Each session consists of a series of five (5) sessions. Participants will experience training facilitated by Doug Van Dyke of Leadership Simplified. Each training session will take place from 11am – 1pm. The location will rotate between the various participating organizations.

There will be an assignment associated with each training session that must be completed prior to the next meeting. In addition, after each class the participants will be encouraged to write a one-page summary of the material covered. The summary will also include their takeaways and application of the material.

 

Phase I:

Leaders impact culture! Nothing will impact the culture of your organization more positively than a well-rounded, cutting-edge leader. Raise the bar of excellence by sponsoring key leaders in your organization to attend our engaging, high-impact leadership development program.  

Click here for more info about Phase I.

Phase II: 

Help your team members continue their leadership journey by enrolling them in the second phase of the Central Florida Manufacturer’s Leadership Development Program. They will continue to raise their bar of excellence as they attend five engaging, high-impact training sessions.   

Click here for more info about Phase II.

Phase III:

The leadership journey continues as your team members experience new and advanced topics presented during Phase III of the Central Florida Manufacturer’s Leadership Development Program. Team members will continue to raise their bar of excellence as they engage in these high-impact training sessions.

Click here for more info about Phase III.

Phase IV - The Leadership Accelerator

This is the capstone course on a leader's journey to excellence. This case study-based course will expand a leader's ability to make sound decisions, master conversations, and drive actions. In many ways this program covers what the business schools and MBA programs don’t teach you!

Click here for more info about Phase IV.

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Telephone: 941.776.1121
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Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Speaking Simplified

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1310 3rd Ave. W. | Bradenton, FL 34205
Telephone: 941.776.1121
©1997 - 2017 DVD Consulting Incorporated

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Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Leadership Starts Young

 
Member National Speaker's Association Providing service and insight to customers since 1997

Leadership Simplified | P.O. Box 682 | Ellenton, FL 34222 USA
1310 3rd Ave. W. | Bradenton, FL 34205
Telephone: 941.776.1121
©1997 - 2017 DVD Consulting Incorporated

Leadership Simplified. News, Ideas, Seminars, and Workshops for Management Training, Workplace Team Building, Keynote Speaker and Corporate Events

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Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Leadership Accelerator

Leadership Accelerator

Each three-hour, monthly meeting sizzles as 10 select leaders gather and engage. Facilitator Doug Van Dyke guides the group through high-level, interactive experiences that provide solutions to problems, education and information, and stimulation to think strategically. Upon conclusion of the ACCELERATOR you will be able to make better decisions, master conversations, and drive positive actions.
PRESENTED BY 
DOUG VAN DYKE
For over 25 years Doug Van Dyke has coached individuals and led hundreds of leadership development programs that have enabled professionals to communicate more effectively, increase sales, lead with passion, embrace change, and smile as they choose to have more fun at the game of work. He has appeared on numerous television and radio business programs, including the nationally syndicated talk show First Business. He is the author of Leadership Simplified – The Field Guide for Savvy Leaders. Doug has also published over 100 articles and is a syndicated columnist. He holds a BBA in Finance from Stetson University and an MBA from the University of North Florida. 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Professionals who are serious about organizational leadership and desire to elevate their ability to execute. This program is specifically designed for life-long learners who are:
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Senior Managers
  • On the Corporate Fast-Track
  • Heir Apparent to a Family Business
 
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM
  • 12 monthly meetings
  • Case studies
  • Targeted training/coaching
  • Online private leadership forum
  • Written summaries
  • Skill building presentations
  • Open dialogue
  • Audios
  • Guest speakers
  • Monthly 30-minute one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions
DATE, TIME & LOCATION
The kickoff meeting is January 8, 2019. Monthly meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month for the entire year! The location is the Leadership Simplified Center for Learning (1310 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205).

Request More Info

Call: 941.776.1121 or
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Member National Speaker's Association Providing service and insight to customers since 1997

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1310 3rd Ave. W. | Bradenton, FL 34205
Telephone: 941.776.1121
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Leadership Development Program

Leaders impact culture! Nothing will impact the culture of your organization more positively than a well-rounded, cutting-edge leader. Raise the bar of excellence by attending or sponsoring someone to attend our engaging, high-impact leadership development program.  

Description of Program

Over a 12-week period participants will receive world-class training developed by Doug Van Dyke of Leadership Simplified. The training sessions will take place weekly. If a participant has a schedule-conflict with one of the classes, no problem, they can attend one of the weekly make-up classes. It should be noted that participants can reinforce and expand their learning by attending the make-up session in addition to the regularly scheduled session. Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions if their schedules permit. 

There will be an assignment associated with each training session that must be completed prior to the next meeting. In addition, after each class the participants will be required to write a one-page summary of the material covered. The summary will also include their takeaways and application of the material.

Each participant will receive a thumb drive with five audio sessions during the course of the twelve classes. The audios and will help to reinforce the mission-critical material that was covered during the training sessions. Throughout the training curriculum each participant will have access to Leadership Simplified’s online resources. In addition, upon graduation from the program, each participant will receive an autographed copy of Leadership Simplified – The Field Guide for Savvy Leaders

As part of the program, participants will have a total of two-hours of one-on-one coaching. The coaching may be face-to-face or take place over the phone. The agenda for each one-on-one session will be tailored to best benefit the individual participant.

Who Should Attend

  • Advanced leaders who are looking to broaden skills and raise their bar of excellence
  • Entrepreneurs who are seeking a competitive advantage
  • New leaders who possess incredible potential

Investment Per Participant

Tuition includes access to 12 training sessions and 12 make-up sessions, two hours of one-on-one executive coaching, a thumb drive with five audio sessions, a signed copy of Leadership Simplified – The Field Guide for Savvy Leaders, and access to online materials. Class size is small and limited to 15 total participants. This unique, individualized program is $3,500.

Meeting Dates & Location

The training sessions will last two hours and take place once per week for 12 weeks with one make-up session being held per week. Click here for current dates.

Testimonials

"Great content! The handouts really helped. It is nice to get away from the office and be able to focus on leadership skills. Each week I implemented more tools and techniques."

Ted Vandigriff

Director

American Express

"Very well done. Every time I hear Doug Van Dyke speak I think of things I can be doing better as a leader. Thank you for being an inspiration!"

Dawn Cavaliere

Owner & Entrepreneur

Cavaliere Creations

"The insight I have gained from attending the Leadership Development course on ‘managing verses leading’ is empowering! Having managed for the past 16 plus years, I look forward to leading for the next 16.

Skills that I have put to use have already changed my days. My time is better spent and my availability to get the 'special' projects underway are being managed much better than 10 weeks ago. As I continue to enhance my leadership skills, I am certain it will make a difference for us as we "move" forward as a team.

Thank you, I really enjoyed the class."

Lori Bryan

Accounts Payable Supervisor For R.B. "Chips" Shore

Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court

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Working Agreements

Recent studies have shown that clarity of expectations, coupled with a desire for flawless implementation leads to better than a 30% improvement in team member performance. While the desire for flawless implementation is usually present in functional working relationships, the question that bubbles to the surface is: How best to achieve clarity of expectations between leaders, teams, and team members? The method used needs to be flexible enough to accommodate all types of working relationships. This can include: leader-leader relationships, leader-follower relationships, leader-team relationships, team-team relationships, and follower-follower relationships. In addition, the collaboration method employed should be able to handle situations in which the working relationship is new, existing, troubled, or separated geographically. A construct to enable better communication and collaboration between the aforementioned relationships and situations is called a working agreement. 

Our working agreement and collaboration services may be utilized at all levels within a company. A working agreement is a flexible process that may be used in all types of situations, whether new or existing. The manner in which a working agreement can be utilized includes:

  • Two individuals who are peers
  • A superior and a subordinate
  • An individual and a group, team, department, or region
  • Two teams  
  • Situations where individuals or groups are separated geographically and most of their interaction is not face-to-face
  • Situations where a good relationship exists and the individuals/teams are seeking to move to a higher level of performance
  • Situations when an individual or a team is underperforming and corrective action is sought 

 Improve collaboration, communication, and team member performance! Call Leadership Simplified today: 941-776-1121   

 

Case Study: Humana

Issue: A newly promoted leader seeks to work effectively with their new team.

Overview: New market president, David Miller, inherited a region ripe with potential, but stricken with average past results. He was charged with turning the region into the powerhouse of which the home office felt it was capable.

David had previously received executive coaching by Doug Van Dyke, so he was quite familiar with the concept of working agreements. David knew the working agreement process would help increase team communication, as well as help motivate team members to collaborate with each other. In addition, he saw the process of the working agreement as the perfect tool to get to know his new team better. David used his teambuilding leadership style to educate his colleagues on the benefits of working agreements. The team bought in to David’s vision, as well as his desire for effective collaboration and communication. By the end of his first week as market president, David and his team had created and signed a working agreement. By the end of the next week, he had working agreements with his top generals. David’s team was gelling and they were clearly focused on actions that would deliver standout results.       

Result: Within 18-months David’s market area went from near the bottom of their company’s rankings to #1!

Testimonial: “The working agreement process I learned from Doug Van Dyke is the best, quickest way I know of to get my team on same page regarding important expectations, and on the road to outstanding results.” 

David Miller

Market President

Humana

Kansas City 

Help your new leaders work effectively with their team! Call us today: 941-776-1121   


Case Study: Landmark Engineering & Surveying

Issue: Two leaders desire to work together more effectively

Overview: Landmark Engineering & Surveying had two leaders whose success was dependent upon successful collaboration with each other. Each leader was bright, capable, experienced, and well-liked by their teams. The problem? Their business relationship was acceptable, but not optimal. In order to reach more of their potential, Landmark called Doug Van Dyke regarding the working agreement process and executive leadership coaching. The working agreement would help the two leaders share clear expectations of each other, while executive coaching would help them learn new tools and skills. The leaders did a terrific job during the working agreement process and executed a signed agreement. In addition, each leader implemented the tools and techniques they acquired during the executive coaching process.

Result: Two leaders who collaborated more effectively – beginning the day after the working agreement process began! There was also less tension in the office. Productivity increased, which translated to higher sales and richer profits.

Testimonial: “Doug is a fantastic coach and works well with people at all levels of an organization. We have used his service for individual coaching, teambuilding, and business operation ideas. He is enthusiastic and truly cares that his help is appropriate for the situation. I have used other coaches and Doug is clearly the best of the lot. As a past TEC member I know I receive greater value from Doug while expending less time.”

David Hurley

President

Landmark Engineering & Surveying Corp.

Tampa, FL 

Help leaders work together more effectively! Call us today: 941-776-1121

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Bridging Geographical Separation

Many leaders and teams are separated geographically. This presents more than just logistical challenges. Without face-to-face conversation or even the benefit of hallway chit-chat, teams separated by distance find it difficult to effectively collaborate. Our collaboration services can bridge divides that your team may be facing – whether from distance or circumstance. We will provide tools to leaders, as well as the members of their team that will enable them to communicate better and to produce results despite the workplace hurdles they face.

 Help bridge the geographical gap that your team is facing! Call Leadership Simplified today: 941-776-1121   

 

Case Study

Problem: Geographical separation causes mistakes and misunderstandings   

Overview: Steven worked for a large defense contractor that was a matrix organization. The company’s headquarters and manufacturing facility were located in the South. The engineering and human resources sides of the business were located in the Midwest. Steven was frustrated because the geographical separation of the work units was causing minimal communication, and obliterating the opportunity for hallway small talk and socialization that often enhances working relationships. This resulted in a low level of rapport between engineering and manufacturing. Also, morale in both areas was well below average. Steven was concerned that due to poor collaboration, work was not optimally coordinated and executed. This led to the potential of lower quality, which was unacceptable. Steven knew that logistics prevented him from consolidating all of the operations into one location. Yet, he thirsted for a bridge that would enable the two units to collaborate better and ensure top-level quality. Steven had heard about Doug Van Dyke of Leadership Simplified through some of his strategic allies. Two of them had engaged Doug to implement his collaboration process called working agreements when their teams needed to manage conflict and were experiencing “us vs. them.” Steven contacted Doug to learn more about his collaboration solutions.   

Process: After a detailed conversation with the client, Doug met with leaders from the Midwest and the South units. Doug gathered information from each group and fully explained the working agreement process. After each group expressed an interest in having a better working relationship, Doug facilitated a process that enabled them to craft a working agreement.  

Result: Within one week of the start of the working agreement process, Steven observed an increase in the amount of communication between the Midwest and South units. They were more purposeful about reaching out to each other, and as a result morale improved. Within two months, measurable error rates were minimized, and essentially the same group of people that had been floundering, were suddenly flourishing. Within two years of the working agreement intervention the Southern manufacturing unit was recognized as the number one manufacturer in the United States! 

So how did two units that were separated geographically learn to work together seamlessly? They embraced a construct that increased their ability to collaborate, communicate, and reduce their feelings of “us vs. them.” The leaders from both units desired to achieve. They simply needed a process that helped them join forces and catapult their performance skyward. 

Testimonial: “I thought it was a great tool to address the disconnectedness of our groups. As a result, we have made significant inroads into righting the ship.

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Matrix Organization

Most organizational structures are depicted by a traditional chain-of-command chart. The common, chain-of-command organization connotes an easy-to-understand structure with top-down authority lines. In reality, however, many organizations function quite differently from their depicted authority structure. They are organized more like a matrix. In a matrix-structured organization, it is common for multiple leaders or teams to depend on other leaders or teams for their success, yet they hold no authority over those on which they depend. In fact, there may be entire silos of people who have different areas of responsibility, and a deep reliance on unaffiliated colleagues for information, tasks, and support.

So how do these leaders, and others like them, work effectively within a matrix organization? The answer is found in effective collaboration. There are two elements of collaboration that are crucial in a matrix environment: Frequent communication, and the sharing of expectations.

Our matrix collaboration capabilities provide a construct by which individuals and/or teams communicate smarter, increase their level of cross-functional collaboration, and heighten overall productivity.

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Case Study

Issue: Two leaders seek to raise the bar  

Overview: Bob owned a small manufacturing company that was structured as a matrix organization. He had been in business for 15 years, and he depended upon two division managers to run the company. The success of each of the leaders was dependent upon their successful collaboration with the other. Both leaders were talented, popular, and well-tenured with the company. The business relationship they had with each other was functional, but was frequently tenuous. As Bob watched his industry and distribution channels change, he believed that a better working relationship between his two generals would lead to a faster time-to-market for his company’s products. Faster product release would lead to better sales momentum and profits. In order to increase the collaboration within his company, Bob called Doug Van Dyke of Leadership Simplified. He asked Doug to take his leaders through a working agreement process, as well as executive leadership coaching. The working agreement would help flesh out what each leader expected of the other, while coaching would provide new  and sharpened skills to Bob’s top leaders.

Process: Doug met with each leader individually to learn more about their strengths and perspectives. In addition, he offered them a detailed explanation of the working agreement process. Doug then facilitated a working agreement session and appropriate follow up sessions with the two leaders. The leaders did a terrific job during the working agreement process. They spoke candidly, shared meaningful expectations, and executed a signed agreement. The working agreement they forged served as the blueprint for elevating their working relationship.

Subsequently, each leader met with Doug one-on-one over a two-month period for executive coaching. Both of the leaders implemented the tools and techniques they acquired during the executive coaching process. They also did a fine job of leading their teams through the working agreement process.

Result: Beginning the day after their working agreement meeting, the two leaders started collaborating more effectively! As the leaders collaborated better, their respective teams experienced less tension in the office. Productivity increased, leading to a faster time to market. The timing was crucial because an economic downturn bludgeoned many of the company’s competitors, causing them to cease to exist. In the end, not only did Bob’s company survive, they experienced an uptick in sales volume and net profits. 

So how did a small business owner get his two top leaders to work together better? He sought out a process that increased their desire to collaborate, communicate, and decrease their time-to-market. In the process, they built a stronger company and were able to weather a serious storm.  

Testimonial: “Excellent use of our time. We are very optimistic about what this program can and will do for us as individuals and as a company.”

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New Leader Integration

Gone are the days when new leaders could take their time to slowly build rapport and working relationships with their team. With business moving at a breakneck pace, new leaders need tools and techniques that will help them connect with their teammates quickly. Frequently new leaders encounter roadblocks that derail their plans and intentions. Whether the new leadership position happened via promotion, reorganization, or joining the organization, a leader must build rapport and communicate their vision promptly. Our new leader integration services assist new leaders in acclimating to their team, enhancing their work environment, and adding to the bottom line in a hurry.  

Case Study

Issue: Newly Promoted Leader 

Overview: David was a new market president who inherited a region ripe with potential, but stricken with below average past results. He was excited about the opportunity to make a positive impact on his team. He was also concerned about the lack of teamwork and morale he initially witnessed. His charge was to turn the region into a sales powerhouse. David believed that some type of collaborative process would be the perfect method to get his team communicating better and working together.        

Process: David engaged Doug Van Dyke of Leadership Simplified for executive coaching. He was interested in learning about working agreements – a collaboration tool. Doug coached David on how to implement the working agreement process, which leads to effective workplace communication and stronger teams in the workplace. David used his teambuilding leadership style to educate his team members on the benefits of working agreements. As his team bought into the concept, David met with key individuals to share his expectations of them. Ultimately, David created a working agreement with each key team member, as well as with important support units associated with his team.

Result: David did a great job of driving change that led to more effective collaboration and open communication. By the end of his first week as market president, David and his team had created and signed working agreements: a roadmap on how they would work together. By the end of his first month in the new job, the team began to gel and was clearly focused on actions that would deliver standout results. Within an 18-month period David, along with a fantastic performance from his team, transformed the market area from a cellar-dweller to the #1 market area in the nation for the company! A spot they retained the next year, as well as producing the number one group sales person in the country. 

Testimonial: I found the program to be both enlightening to me personally, as well as my group.

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Conflict Resolution

In today’s busy work world, disagreements happen frequently. While most leaders are skilled at resolving minor altercations, major conflicts can present problems – and crush productivity and profits. Whether the conflict stems from personality differences, misplaced blame, or frustrations with work ethic or communication style, our conflict resolution services provide a process that will enable your leaders and teams to get back on track.

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    Case Study

    Problem: “Us vs. Them”  

    Overview: Chris was the national sales manager of a large insurance company. He oversaw 15 regional offices, coast-to-coast. One of his biggest offices was struggling. Sales were sluggish. Morale was low. Their customer satisfaction surveys were unacceptable. The sales team blamed the poor performance on the service team, while the service team blamed the sales team for, well, everything. Chris was frustrated and angry. He had coached the sales manager. He brought in human resources to conduct an intervention. Nothing helped the situation. Chris knew the office was too large to shut down, and too important to ignore. It was imperative that the unit begin to produce up to its market potential. At wit’s end, Chris contacted Doug Van Dyke of Leadership Simplified.  

    Process: After detailed conversations with Chris and his human resources team, Doug Van Dyke met individually with the sales manager and the service manager. Due to the severity of the situation, it was necessary for Doug to meet individually with everyone else on the team. Frankly, everyone needed an objective person with whom they could vent and share their personal frustrations. During those one-on-one meetings, Doug used his counseling and coaching skills to determine the root causes of their problems. In sum, no one wanted to fail, but the low level of trust that existed was hindering any type of positive collaborative effort.

    Doug chose to take the floundering team through the working agreement process. He met with the entire sales team and helped them list their realistic expectations of the service team. In turn, Doug met with the service team and helped them unlock their expectations of the sales team. Both teams responded nicely. They began to envision a positive relationship with the “other side.” Then the big moment came – it was time to gather the entire team to discuss their expectations of each other and to sign a working agreement. At first there were some contentious moments – the level of trust was very low. However, as each group accepted an expectation, or intelligently discussed why they felt an expectation was unrealistic, some magical things began to happen – cooperation and open-communication. It was refreshing. The people in the room felt like a heavy boulder had been lifted off their shoulders. Everyone began to talk more candidly, and share the causes of their frustrations and lack of trust. Chris, who was onsite for the team meeting, began to smile. By the end of the meeting a consensus was reached regarding how the sales people and the service people would work together. Doug warned them that the hard work lay ahead: living up to each other’s expectations and staying in integrity regarding those expectations. 

    In order to accentuate the positive momentum of the working agreement process, Doug Van Dyke was asked to conduct a skill-building and workplace teambuilding session for the team. In addition, the sales leader and the service leader received one-on-one executive coaching from Doug. While the leaders were charged with keeping their respective groups in integrity regarding the working agreement, Doug also followed up with the entire team on a regular basis in order to keep them on task. The sales and service groups were terrific professionals, who did what it took to turn things around!

    Result: Within twelve months from Chris’s initial call to Doug, the office was a profitable unit - with the same core team! In addition, the team was exhibiting good workplace communication skills, and employee conflict was all but gone. Bottom line: the “us vs. them” feeling was eliminated.  Within twenty-four months the office was nominated for a national, company award. Twelve months after that they won it. The office continues to function well and is a model for the company.

    So how did this team reduce leadership conflict, increase collaboration, build a better sense of team in the workplace, and get profits going in the right direction? They embraced a working agreement process that got them communicating and sharing strategic expectations of each other. The team had all the potential necessary to succeed. They simply needed a construct that allowed them to let off steam and move towards a positive result. 

    Testimonial: Interesting, informative, and effective program. It really helped us communicate with each other.” 

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    Case Study

    Problem: Feuding Leaders  

    Overview: Dan was perplexed. He ran a production unit for a large insurance company, and he faced leadership conflict and profitability issues. Due to the organization’s matrix structure it was imperative that Dan (the head of sales) and Carol (the manager of service) work in harmony. Instead, they vied for power, each believing the other was undermining them. As a result, the sales and service groups were in complete disarray: unable to focus on anything positive and productive. Dan’s boss was debating whether or not to close the unit and devote more time and energy to another unit 100 miles away. Before making the final decision on closing the unit, Dan’s boss reached out to the human resources department and requested outside intervention to see if things could be salvaged. The vice president of human resources contacted Doug Van Dyke of Leadership Simplified and requested conflict management resolution. 

    Process: Doug met with Dan and Carol individually. During those detailed conversations, it became clear to Doug that Carol and Dan possessed different leadership styles, moved with different senses of urgency, and communicated in different ways. It was no wonder that Carol and Dan were frustrated and angry with each other. In order to gain further clarity, Doug met with each team member individually. During those meetings additional differences and team issues were uncovered. Bottom line: no one in the office was comfortable with their working environment, which caused their grapevine to flourish and productivity to plummet. 

    The next step in the process for was Doug to meet with both Dan and Carol in order to fully explain the working agreement process. This process would open up positive communication in the workplace, as well as motivate team members to collaborate with other. During the initial working agreements meeting Dan and Carol shared detailed expectations of each other. The atmosphere in the beginning of the meeting was tense. Conversation was strained. As feedback and viewpoints were shared, however, the meeting took on a positive tone. Ultimately, Doug helped Dan and Carol create a meaningful working agreement, which outlined how they would work together. While they still possessed differences, a middle ground was realized that enabled Dan and Carol, and their workgroups, to productively move forward. 

    In order to maintain the positive momentum, the vice president of human resources requested that Doug Van Dyke coach Dan and Carol individually. Their customized coaching program focused on conflict management tools and communication techniques that would continue to elevate teamwork. Both Dan and Carol were receptive to the executive coaching process and did a great job of implementing the techniques they learned during the sessions.

    Result: The unit was profitable within four months. Also, out of a team of 18 people, only one staff member chose to leave the company. The fiscal year after the intervention, the unit was still in existence and they blew out their sales goals!

    So how did Dan and Carol enhance collaboration and communication, reduce “us vs. them,” and focus on positive behaviors that increased sales and net profits? They embraced a working agreement process that helped them talk candidly about their differences and help guide them to a place where they could work together. They both wanted to succeed. They just needed a platform that helped them succeed together.

    Testimonial:The initial meeting you facilitated was more entertaining and informative than I expected. I learned a lot. Also, the overall process helped us air out our issues and work together productively.

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    Case Study

    Problem: Leader and Team are at odds   

    Overview: Sylvia was the leader of an important manufacturing department. She was also at odds with her team. For years, Sylvia was part of the team in a non-leadership role. During this time she performed her job well and got along with everyone. She was so talented in fact, that she was promoted to lead the department. Twenty-five percent of the team immediately accepted her role as leader, however, most of the team was resentful and gave her pushback. Several individuals began to undermine her. The team was torn apart. Morale deteriorated and the workgroup’s quality and productivity suffered. Everyone on the team knew they needed to collaborate better, but no one was willing to meet halfway. Tempers flared frequently; everyone was frustrated; and tension was always present. 

    Sylvia looked for help by visiting human resources. The vice president of human resources knew Doug Van Dyke of Leadership Simplified. She called Doug, explained the situation, and discussed collaboration and communication solutions with him. The VP of HR then introduced Doug to Sylvia and her workgroup. 

    Process: Doug met with Sylvia and explained the working agreement process to her. He highlighted that sharing meaningful expectations lay at the center of the process. Sylvia was engaged from the start, and was very interested in doing whatever it took to move her team forward. Doug also met one-on-one for an hour with each member of the department. They were a great group of people and Doug was optimistic that a positive result could be reached. After the individual meetings, Doug gathered Sylvia and her department together for a working agreement session. The meeting was tense at first. Tempers flared here and there. As the meeting progressed, however, people spoke candidly. Misunderstandings were identified and hurt feelings were acknowledged. People began to clearly state what they expected of Sylvia as their leader. In turn, she communicated what she expected of the team. A working agreement, filled with detailed expectations, was created and signed by everyone. After the session, the team began to implement and support the working agreement. Periodically over the next few months, Doug Van Dyke met with Sylvia and her department in order to ensure that they stayed in integrity regarding the agreement.

    Result: Tension was drastically reduced and frustrations dissipated. Positive communication and collaboration increased. Despite a few hiccups along the way, Sylvia and her team did a fine job of changing their behaviors and improving quality and productivity. Bottom Line: The department’s improved work product had a direct impact on improving the company’s sales volume and net profits.

    So how did a leader and a team who were at odds turn it around and work productively together? They bought in to a process that increased their ability to collaborate, communicate, and reduce misunderstandings. Everyone wanted a more comfortable situation. They needed a construct that helped them set aside bitter feelings and focus on what really mattered in their workplace

    Testimonial:Good process to start communicating and airing problems. Good solutions and final result.”

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    Productive and fun, workplace team building sessions provide tools and skills to individuals in a manner that promotes team accomplishment. Typical outcomes of team building programs include enhanced communication, heightened leadership, increased sales, a better understanding of change, and more effective collaboration.

     

    Case Study: Assurant Employee Benefits

     The facilitator for all workplace team building sessions is Doug Van Dyke. His work with Assurant Employee Benefits is one example of the outcomes from his team building initiatives. A unit of Assurant Employee Benefits was struggling. Doug was engaged to conduct a workplace team building session and coach their leadership team. The result? Within twelve months the team was functioning well and was a profitable unit. Assurant was so pleased they invited Doug back to conduct more workplace team building and leadership coaching. The additional results? The next year they were nominated for a national award. The year after they won it! Here is what one of the sales managers had to say:

    "Thank you for all of your work with our team. The initiative was a complete success. Your unique team building activities and the individual coaching sessions made a tremendous difference in our team. You helped create a positive and productive work environment. The individual coaching sessions were especially meaningful. You not only helped in my management development, but you helped make me a better person. Please feel free to use my name as a reference. I would be happy to speak with anyone regarding the quality of the work that you do."

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    Sales Manager

    Assurant

    St. Louis, Missouri

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    Testimonials

    "Excellent Leadership Retreat - The team was energized by the content, various team building exercises, and your warmth and expertise!"

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    LSF Health Systems, Inc.

    Jacksonville, FL

     

    "Doug has been working with us to improve communications within the Finance department since the summer of 2011. I have personally worked with him for the past three months to develop my own management skills. Both Doug's group presentations and one-on-one coaching sessions have produced remarkable results in opening up the lines of communication within my department, and have challenged me to grow as a manager more quickly than I thought possible. I look forward to working with him in the future." 

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    Tampa, FL

     

    "I want to implement these concepts and I plan on beginning now. Thank you Doug, your professionalism and leadership are incredible! You make such a difference to our team and you teach me so much!"

    Linda Chamberlain

    CEO

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    Clearwater, FL

     

    "Great experience, provided effective tools for the workplace in a positive and open environment."

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    “I thought this was very well done and worthwhile. Good team exercises and excellent leadership tools.”

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    “It was a good combination of fun and informative. Very impressed with Doug’s skills as a facilitator and presenter.”

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    If leaders are to remain relevant in a fast changing, globally-charged business environment they need to continually improve. Leadership Simplified’s Executive Coaching programs engage leaders in a results-oriented process that is custom tailored to each participant. We provide inspired leaders with a straight-forward process that, when embraced, elevates the leader’s effectiveness and heightens their team’s productivity. Listed below is a cross-section of topics on which we coach, as well as the percentage of improvement realized by our clients as a result of our programs.

    Coaching Topic % Improvement
    Verbal Communication 31.9
    Paraphrasing 28.1
    Body Language 23.8
    Managing Email 23.1
    Writing Skills 28.6
    Conflict Management   22.8
    Delegation 20
    Priority Management 25
    Running Meetings 27.1
    Using Different Leadership Styles 24.4
    Emotional Intelligence 23.8
    Driving Change 27.5
    Speaking Publicly 23.1
    Time Management 18.8
    Cost/Benefit Analysis 25
    Coaching & Developing Others 30
    Behavioral-Based Interviewing 17.5
    Structuring the Organization 30
    Leading Virtual Teams 27.5
    Employee Engagement 25.6
    Problem-Solving/Critical Thinking 23.3

     

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    What is Executive Coaching?

    Over the past 25 years, Doug Van Dyke has coached hundreds of professionals in a wide-range of industries, with topics ranging from communication to leadership to sales to entrepreneurship. Despite the diversity of Doug’s client base, there are a handful of qualities that are always present with the people he coaches. So the question becomes: In order to receive a significant return on the executive coaching experience, what traits should a professional possess? The Answer:

    • They are voracious learners
    • They love to grow their skills and abilities
    • They desire to apply new concepts and skills that they learn in order to benefit their performance and/or the performance of others  
    • They are open to the interaction involved in the coaching process  
    • They enjoy smiling while they learn!    

    Perhaps you are seeking to sharpen your skills, or maybe someone on your team needs to upgrade their performance – fast. Contact Doug Van Dyke today for a free consultation on how you or your team leaders can acquire the tools and techniques necessary to thrive, and blister the competition.  


     Testimonials

    “Doug Van Dyke’s executive coaching and advisory talents are transformational! For years, Doug has delivered a mix of tele-coaching and in-person Executive Coaching to me and my executive colleagues. Exceptional results. Every executive and business will receive a handsome return on their investment with Doug.”

    Jonathan Fleece
    President & CEO
    Stratum Health System and Tidewell Hospice
    Sarasota. Florida

     

    Over the last 20 years, I have had the distinct opportunity to work with Doug.  We have retained his services over that entire time frame as our company grew and opportunities presented themselves to us.   Specifically, Doug has been instrumental in helping our completely virtual company maintain productivity and a positive work environment.  He has helped us make painful decisions regarding staff that weren't exactly right for working at home.  He has guided us in creating processes and communication templates (Day Plans are Awesome) that allow staff flexibility while emphasizing performance.  I would not hesitate to recommend Doug for anyone considering coaching services on a remote basis.  Despite our being nearly 1,500 miles apart, I still regularly rely upon his expertise

    Ken Schmidt
    Founder & CEO
    Steel In The Air
    Syracuse, NY

     

    I have been working with Doug for several years and am looking forward to many more. The most remarkable aspect of working with Doug is the time that he takes to understand the non-verbal nuances of the anecdotal experiences I share with him. Even though he and I are engaging in distance coaching! Doug is highly gifted with emotional intelligence which allows him to meet me where I am at - consistently and reliably.

    The second most remarkable aspect of working with Doug is the content that he shares with me. His guidance is based in research and evidence-based which makes it easy to digest and quite credible, especially as I imagine that most folks seeking Doug's counsel are - like me - quite data-driven and analytical.

    The final thing I will say about working with Doug is the rounded and grounded nature of his homework assignments. I give Doug some rope and space to make suggestions, and I'm glad that I do! Doug subtly and effectively makes suggestions that help me to be a more well-rounded executive. Coupled with the accountability that his approach creates; this is a framework for success that I am delighted to be a part of and eager to continue to explore.

    In summary - do it - it's a no-regret move.”

    Mike Davis
    Passionate Entrepreneur
    Subject of a recent Forbes Magazine Interview
    Manhattan, NY 

     

    “I hired Doug thinking he would help me a bit with my sales process. After one session I was sold on him! He is such a nice guy but isn't afraid to challenge his clients to become more. He helped me to dream bigger and see the next stage of my business before I could. Doug has guided me with clear steps and his unbridled optimism through the next steps of growing my single-person operation into the next stages of partner affiliation. I highly recommend working with him to help you become more on a few different levels.”

    Gracy Obuchowicz
    Owner, Beautiful Life Self Care
    Washington, DC

     

    “Doug has been my executive coach for 7 years. We started our relationship with a few in-person conversations but quickly moved to remote coaching sessions so that we could meet more frequently; he is over 1K miles away from where I live and work. Doug has stayed with me through several transitions of company and role. In each situation, he has been able to provide insight, clarity, and actionable next steps. I rely on this perspective to bring clarity and focus to my thoughts and ensure that I am providing as much value to the companies as possible. Outside of his professional acumen, Doug is just a warm and caring human being.”

    Rhushabh Mehta
    Leadership Guru at White Ops
    New York, NY

     

    Here are some of our most requested management coaching topics:

     

    Time Management

    Case Study: Sysco Foods

     Sysco Foods was looking to help their leaders improve efficiency, increase productivity, and to get better organized. In a nutshell, they were seeking a management coaching program that would give their leaders, at a variety of levels, fresh time management tools and concepts that would somehow manufacture time for their people. Importantly, they were looking for a concise program whose deliverables would stick!

    Sysco’s Vice President of HR contacted Doug Van Dyke regarding his Building a Powerful Day program. Over the course of a few hours, Doug worked with Sysco’s leaders to improve their ability to manage time. In addition, the leaders were coached in such a manner that they could easily present the tools and techniques they learned to others in the organization. One of their managers summed up his experience this way:

    “Excellent – great information that I can put to use right away. Doug is energetic and fun, plus he has an uncanny ability to transfer knowledge.”

    John Tessier
    Manager
    Sysco Foods of West Central Florida

    Do not procrastinate, contact Doug Van Dyke today to learn how to manufacture time in your workplace.    

     

    Communication

    Case Study: Nielsen Media Research

     When executives at Nielsen Media Research were looking to raise the bar of excellence, they contacted Doug Van Dyke. Their issue? Their business was changing rapidly and they needed to communicate effectively across departmental lines, as well as geographic boundaries. Doug structured a series of management coaching sessions that helped their leaders communicate powerfully, succinctly, and with more stickability. One of their leaders put it this way:

    The management coaching sessions you crafted were tailored to the characteristics of the mentored individual. The results have been outstanding.”

    Demetrios Yannakopoulos
    Director, IT
    Nielsen Media Research
    Oldsmar. Florida

    Call Doug Van Dyke today at 941-776-1121 to learn how your people can communicate smarter.      

     

    Sales Management

    Case Study: Humana

     Humana was facing a competitive landscape that was fierce. Their leaders were looking for ideas to propel sales upwards. They were also looking for targeted coaching for their sales force. John Prue, one of Humana’s Sales Directors, contacted Doug Van Dyke to look for solutions. Doug not only worked with the sales representatives and the leadership team, but he conducted several workplace teambuilding events that helped their entire team come closer together. One of Humana’s sales reps explained his results this way:        

    I have worked with Doug Van Dyke over the past couple years. His techniques and coaching have made me a more confident and successful sales consultant. In 2009, I was awarded the top sales consultant in my company!

    David Brown
    Sales Representative
    Humana
    Kansas City, KS

    Contact Doug Van Dyke and learn how increase your sales and profits – fast! 

     

    Workplace Collaboration

    Case Study: Landmark

     Landmark Engineering & Surveying had two leaders whose success was dependent upon successful collaboration with each other. Each leader was bright, capable, experienced, and well liked by their teams. The problem? Their business relationship was acceptable, but not optimal. In order to solve their collaboration issue, Landmark called Doug Van Dyke regarding executive leadership coaching. Doug was the facilitator as they engaged in his working agreement process. The result? An abundance of deliverables:

    • Two leaders who collaborated more effectively – beginning the day after the working agreement process began!
    • Less tension in the office
    • Increased productivity, which translated to higher sales and richer profits

    The president of the company shared the following comment with us:

    “Doug is a fantastic executive coach and works well with people at all levels of an organization. We have used his service for individual management coaching, teambuilding and business operation ideas. He is enthusiastic and truly cares that his help is appropriate for the situation. I have used other coaches and Doug is clearly the best of the lot. As a past TEC member I know I receive greater value from Doug while expending less time.

    David Hurley
    President
    Landmark Engineering & Surveying
    Tampa, FL

     Connect with Doug Van Dyke today for a free consultation on how your team can collaborate better and increase performance!

     

     

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    Business Plans

    SBA Loans

    Over the years, Doug Van Dyke has written a multitude of business plans geared to accompany an SBA loan application. The approach that Doug uses is consultative, and the business plan and projections that he creates are in a format that the SBA requires. Doug also maintains strong relationships with excellent, ethical SBA lenders. He freely shares his list of contacts with clients while preparing their SBA business plan. One of the SBA lenders described Doug and his services as follows:

    As the former head of small business administration lending for a $32 billion regional bank, I strongly recommend Doug Van Dyke. Having reviewed thousands of business plans, I feel qualified to speak on behalf of individuals who would be looking at your business plan as a decision-maker with whom you must communicate. To do this, you need an effective executive summary.

    I have always been pleased to recommend Doug Van Dyke because of the clarity and custom crafting he provides for business plans. It may seem an arrogant statement to say, but all you have is five minutes. By that, I am saying that is all the time my staff and I could afford to take an initial look at your plan. If it is not structured to effectively communicate the issues that I will be looking for, the rest of the plan will never be read.

    Beyond the executive summary I have always found Leadership Simplified presentations to be well organized to create a proper presentation of business information that will communicate to "me", your audience. It takes knowledge and skill to properly present an effective business plan. That knowledge and skill is different from successfully operating a business enterprise and is something that Doug Van Dyke understands & executes.

    I would liken an effective business plan to the utilization of a ghostwriter for autobiographies. You may have had one of the most fascinating lives that tells a story everyone would want to hear, but no one ever will because you are not a skilled author. I have personally recommended Doug Van Dyke to my customers because I have confidence in his professionalism and ability to assist my clients. I still do.”

    Doug Teten
    Senior Analyst
    GCF Valuation
    Member IBA (International Business Appraisers)
    Tampa, Florida

    Contact Doug Van Dyke today to discuss how he can create your SBA business plan and connect you with a lender who is right for you.

     

    Start Ups

    Mike Merino had a vision, and a dream. He wanted to open an Italian restaurant in his neighborhood. While he was excited about the venture, his head was swimming with details – he was overwhelmed. Mike needed help that would provide focus, direction, and a plan of action. In order to develop the kind of business plan that would put him on the road to success, Mike Merino contacted Doug Van Dyke for assistance. Doug used a consultative approach to gain key information (facts that Mike himself did not realize he needed to know), as well as to inform and coach. The result? A vision realized that was quickly voted “one of the tastiest alternatives on the restaurant scene,” by a local newspaper. Mike Merino summed up his experience this way.

    Starting a new restaurant or any business involves many critical factors and one of the most important is a solid business plan. Doug Van Dyke not only made the process enjoyable, his skill and professionalism far exceeded my expectations. Many thanks to Doug for creating a plan that is comprehensive, intelligent and most of all, honest! I will certainly use your services again in the near future.”

    Michael L. Merino
    Owner
    Merinos Italian Restaurants Inc.
    Tampa, Florida

    Sign up for a free phone consultation with Doug Van Dyke to brainstorm on how your start-up idea can become a positive reality.

     

    CDC Organizations

    When the University Area Community Development Corporation was looking to expand their program offerings, they turned to Doug Van Dyke for strategic help. He crafted a comprehensive CDC business plan that clearly explained the concept, as well as a roadmap to implementation. In addition, the detailed financial projections he created provided a pragmatic financial model that also served as a budget. Here is how they summed up their experience.

    Doug is an exceptional, thoughtful leader with a commitment and passion for fostering leadership, quality, and high performance business practices. I have worked with Doug on many successful projects over the years and have been entirely pleased with his results and performance. His positive outlook and insights are always refreshing, and I highly recommend Doug and his company for their outstanding work.”

    Suzanne Eastridge Rackl
    Director of Grants & Programs
    University Area Community Development Corporation
    Tampa, Florida

    Call Doug Van Dyke today at 941-776-1121 for a free consultation on how your organization can build a plan of action that will lead to greater success!

     

    Growth Plans & Marketing Plans – Blueprint for the Future

    The Melting Pot Restaurants were poised for growth. They had ten restaurants, a regional geographic footprint, and a solid management team. They were looking to expand and needed a roadmap to help guide their way. They asked Doug Van Dyke to take them through the process of building a growth plan and a marketing plan. The result of the process was a document that served as a blueprint for the company’s future. And what an exciting future it has been. Today, the Melting Pot has a national scope and more than 135 restaurants. Hats off to their leadership team on tremendous implementation and execution!

    Doug Van Dyke wrote our Marketing Plan, and our Growth Plan. He did a great job and the process was enjoyable. The best part was the clear path that was created. All we had to do was execute. I strongly endorse Doug’s work!”

    Robert T. Johnston
    President
    The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.
    Tampa, Florida

    Contact Doug Van Dyke today and learn how he can help you develop a meaningful plan for your company’s future.

     

     
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    Strategic Planning

    Develop an implementable roadmap for the future. Learn team building, identify major goals, evaluate the competitive landscape, examine tactics, resolve internal conflict and create an action plan through a process of evaluation and discovery. Strategic planning results in synergy amongst the leadership team.

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    Case Study - Anova Food

    When Anova Food was looking to conduct their annual strategy meeting, they called on Doug Van Dyke to orchestrate the process and deliver results. Doug took the leaders through a process whereby they built a stronger team, identified major goals, evaluated the competitive landscape, examined a myriad of tactics, and created an action plan. The result? A team that was focused, and in possession of an implementable roadmap for the future. The owner of the company described the results this way: 

    “Thank you for the excellent job you did in facilitating our strategy meeting. As you know, our company is going through some major changes related to growth and we requested your help in leading an all-day, offsite strategy session. We were primarily looking for a high-energy agenda that would promote teambuilding. We also wanted the experience to be valuable to our entire team as all company employees would be in attendance. Not only did you deliver what we were looking for, your personality was pleasant and not overbearing as has sometimes been my experience. You were very attentive to the needs of our particular group and the activities that you arranged were both fun and meaningful. As a result, we are now a more closely knit team. Everyone enjoyed their day and we are looking forward to our next similar event.”

    Doug Brinsmade
    President
    Anova Food Inc.
    Brandon, Florida

    Contact Doug Van Dyke today and learn how he can help your team to develop a strategic plan for the future.

     

    Case Study - Steel In The Air

    The entrepreneurs at Steel In The Air reached an impasse regarding strategic direction. Internal conflict was building and they needed an objective voice to help them find their way. They contacted Doug Van Dyke, who led them through a process of evaluation and discovery. The result? Synergy amongst the leadership team, and an executable path with regard to strategy. Their president put it this way:  

    “Steel In The Air retained DVD Consulting for the purpose of evaluating a number of potential business ventures that had presented themselves to the organization and were causing deep division in focus. Doug Van Dyke (thefacilitator) created a one day event to assist us in weighing the merits of each venture and in ferreting out the real “expense” to the organization in both time and money. Doug thoughtfully and expertly led discussions, keeping them from derailing off track or getting too heated, funneling the creative process in a productive manner. At the end of the day, we had a road map to follow, one decidedly different than any of the management members expected going into the event. This roadmap eventually proved to be successful and we won a large contract. What truly impressed us was the way in which Doug guided conversation without ever steering the decision making process. He asked thought-provoking questions and managed our sometimes heated discussion with tact. Doug then presented us with a thorough copy of notes from the discussion and a game plan crafted from the meeting.”

    Ken Schmidt
    President
    Steel In The Air
    Ft. Myers, Florida

    Call Doug Van Dyke today at 941-776-1121 for a free consultation on how you or your team can resolve conflict and craft a blueprint for success!       

     

    Case Study - Chamber of Commerce

    The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce was looking to revamp their sales strategy, as well as the services they offered to their members. In addition, they wanted to build a bridge between their Board of Directors and their Board of Trustees. With an aggressive agenda and confirmed attendance of close to 70 people, the Chamber turned to Doug Van Dyke for guidance and structure. The result? Doug led the combined team through a funneling process that allowed them to identify paths and strategies, and then vote to determine which avenues to pursue. The Chamber left the meeting with a clear action plan that was implemented beginning the next day. The Chamber’s CEO summed it up as follows:     

    “Doug's breadth of knowledge of the business environment allows him to expertly cover virtually any topic that comes up in these often spirited discussions. Doug is very incisive in his ability to assess issues and his manner allows (us) to work through the options and personally 'own' the solution. Unflappable, Doug is a trusted friend and advisor.”

    Jerry Custin
    CEO
    Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce
    Oldsmar, Florida  

    Sign-up for a free phone consultation with Doug Van Dyke to help plan your next dynamic strategic meeting or management retreat

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    Management Training

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    Before becoming a manager, you were probably trained in a specific area: sales, analyzing markets, planning a project, writing technical specifications. Your success in your field sent you on a meteoric rise in your company and planted you firmly in the seat of a manager – shiny name plate and all. The pitfall is that training to be a manager was not on your “professional to-do list.” Did you rationalize you could pick up what you needed to know along the way? Now you have new management responsibilities that put you outside of your comfort zone. Where can you learn the essential skills to manage?

     

    The Leadership Simplified Management Training program enhances the five basic qualities of a manager: 

     

    Communication – managers need to deliver important information and direction to their team members. They are constantly making requests and guiding others as they execute strategy. In order to be their most effective, managers need tools and techniques – and that is what our management training program delivers. Sysco Foods knows this. They have engaged Doug Van Dyke to work with their operations managers, sales managers, marketing managers, and merchandising managers. The results? Leaders who:

    1. Ask terrific questions
    2. Possess the 5 ingredients to effective listening.
    3. Build stronger rapport and reduce the errors through the marvelous skill of paraphrasing.
    4. Understand the psychological impact of non-verbal communication.

     Call Doug today for a free phone consultation to learn how you can improve your communication skills, and increase the financial performance of your organization as a result.  

     

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    Case Study: Collaboration

    “Us versus them,” that was the issue that Assurant Employee Benefits was facing. Assurant had a sales team and a service team that seemingly could not get along. Every team member was frustrated. Sales results and profits were suffering. Morale hit bottom. That’s when Assurant contacted Doug Van Dyke for help. Doug introduced the Assurant management team to a construct called Working Agreements. Through the working agreement process, team members began to share clear expectations of each other, communicate smarter, and gain clarity regarding the potential that exists in collaborative relationships. As collaboration improved, so did sales results. Within twelve months of implementing their newly acquired management skills, the managers of the Assurant team were recognized as top performers in the company. Plus, their team members experienced the added bonus of great team building in the process!

    Contact Doug now and learn how better collaboration leads to incredible performance!           

     

    Case Study: Time Management

      “If only we could manufacture time!” That was the lament of the managers of Fortis. They felt they were losing sales because their sales force was disorganized. In addition, they had support people who were unfocused and overwhelmed – seemingly swimming in a sea of paper. Fortis requested that Doug Van Dyke conduct a management training session entitled Building a Powerful Day. The day after the program the managers at Fortis implemented their takeaways. The results for Fortis? Team members whose day was structured around meaningful actions; better measured outcomes; priorities that were clearly focused; and increases in sales volume and quality of support service.

    Don’t procrastinate – Connect with Doug today and learn how your team can manufacture time.        

     

    Case Study: Meetings

    Bealls Department Stores was looking for answers on how they could increase the positive impact of internal meetings. “So many meetings waste time,” was a common complaint.  They engaged Doug Van Dyke to conduct his semi-famous Death by Meetings training. Within one week of the management training, the Bealls leaders implemented the 16 skills that they learned during the session. The result?

    1. Shorter meetings
    2. Fewer meetings
    3. Better engagement during meetings
    4. Increased implementable actions coming out of meetings

    Contact Doug today and learn how to help your managers murder less of their team member’s precious time, by holding meetings that matter AND are 35% shorter!

     

    Case Study: Presentation Skills 

    Does the thought of standing in front of people and speaking make you nervous? If so, you are not alone. Statistically, public speaking is our greatest fear. Yet, the best leaders possess the ability to inspire groups of people to action. When the sales and management team at Humana wanted to raise the bar regarding their presentation skills, they turned to Doug Van Dyke. He conducted a presentation skills program that delivered 5 Keys to Making Successful Presentations; 13 presentation techniques; the six structures of presentations, and follow up steps to your presentation.

     Sign-up for a free phone consultation with Doug Van Dyke to learn how to make your presentations impactful and stress-free.

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    Since 1997 we have had the honor to work with some of the best professionals in the country. A partial list of our repeat customers includes:

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    Doug Van Dyke, MBA, CSP™

    Doug Van Dyke is a leadership development expert, professional speaker and facilitator, leadership and communication consultant, executive coach, sales guru, writer, and darn nice guy! His audiences love his humorous and engaging presentations where learning and fun go hand in hand. He has appeared on numerous television and radio business programs, including the nationally syndicated talk show First Business. He is the author of Leadership Simplified – The Field Guide for Savvy Leaders. Repeat clients include American Express, Lockheed Martin, PepsiCo, Nielsen Media Research, Sysco Foods, Union Pacific Railroad, National Grid, Humana, Charter Communications, Bealls Department Stores, Allstate, TECO, CVS, the University of South Florida, and the Melting Pot Restaurants. Doug has published over 100 articles and is a Certified Speaking Professional. He holds a BBA in Finance from Stetson University and an MBA from the University of North Florida.

    For over 20 years Doug has presented hundreds of programs that have enabled professionals to communicate more effectively, lead with passion, increase sales, embrace change, and smile as they choose to have more fun at the game of work.

    Doug Van Dyke may be reached at 941-776-1121 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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    Veronica Van Dyke is a technology guru and head geek at Leadership Simplified. She is a veritable technology pioneer, with over 25 years of experience encompassing such areas as .NET, Crystal Reports, MAS90/200, Quickbooks. Microsoft Office Automation and Customization, SugarCRM, Expression Engine, DotNetNuke, PHP and more. Veronica's  customers are loyal and they love her! Veronica also serves as the webmaster and technology troubleshooter for Leadership Simplified. She has run marathons, participated in Ragnar (a rather insane group road race), and won trail run triathlons. She heads up an organic co-op, is president of a parents association, and is all-around superwoman. If you need something done (and done right), contact Veronica!


     

    About Leadership Simplified

    Leadership Simplified is a management consulting firm offering customized leadership development programs, sales programs, executive coaching, collaboration initiatives, and strategic planning. Started in 1997, Leadership Simplified is proud to be celebrating 22 years in business. In 2014 Leadership Simplified was recognized as Small Business of the Year by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce (National Chamber of Commerce of The Year). Repeat clients include American Express, Lockheed Martin, Humana, PepsiCo, Nielsen Media Research, Sysco Foods, National Grid, Allstate, Clearwater Gas System, Florida Public Utilities, Union Pacific Railroad, Charter Communications, CVS, Bealls Department Stores, University of South Florida, The Melting Pot Restaurants, and hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses.

     

    Mission Statement

    To help leaders grow and develop their professional skills, and to have those skills transcend the workplace in order to positively impact their personal lives.

     

    Philosophy

    At Leadership Simplified, we like to have fun. We are also voracious learners. Most assuredly, each time our valued clients entrust us with training, coaching, facilitation, and strategic planning initiatives we grow as professionals. Being high-energy is something we value. We also seek to bring a positive flair to everything we do.

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    1310 3rd Ave. W. | Bradenton, FL 34205
    Telephone: 941.776.1121
    ©1997 - 2017 DVD Consulting Incorporated

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    corporate training programs

    Our corporate events range from workplace team building to management training to building sales skills. Productive and fun, all our events provide participants with tools, techniques, and skills that are immediately implementable. Doug Van Dyke is the facilitator for our corporate events.

     

    Two of our most popular corporate events are our Leadership Simplified and Sales Simplified Programs. They can be presented as a multi-day package, or combined into a one day Leadership/Sales event. The deliverables for each program is outlined below. Contact Doug Van Dyke today to discuss how to make your next corporate outing a fun and meaningful event!  

     

    Leadership Simplified

    What Participants Will Learn

    • How to conduct meetings that generate rave reviews of: “Wow, was that a good use of time!”
    • How to take collaborative relationships at work and at home and make them sensational
    • How to control your time rather than your time controlling you
    • How to communicate priorities and effectively delegate
    • How to frame brilliant questions
    • How to identify what questions to avoid 
    • How to de-escalate a heated discussion
    • How to maximize information exchange during a discussion
    • Why agility is better than flexibility
    • Easy methods to move large groups of people to action
    • How to efficiently coach others and develop their skills
    • Why action and execution lead to celebration!  

     

    corporate training programs

     

    Sales Simplified

    What Participants Will Learn

    • How to turn your strategic allies into a strategic sales force
    • Why gatekeepers are your friend, not the enemy
    • How to shorten the sales cycle
    • How to build rapport quicker
    • The difference between selling an appointment and selling your wares
    • Goal setting & marketing planning
    • Why 5 is a great number
    • Networking made easy
    • How to make every minute of every day work for you
    • How to best organize sales calls
    • How to overcome cold call jitters
    • The art of the question    
    • How to take friction out of client and prospect relationships
    • Why you should reconsider your proposal strategy
    • How to best use social networking tools and strategies 
    • A debriefing system to assure that your skills continually improve    

     

    Connect with Doug Van Dyke now to learn how to take your upcoming corporate event and make it soar!

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