Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

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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).

Veronica Baumgardner Van Dyke, Head Geek

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.



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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