Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Clients

American Express
“Doug, as our coaching sessions have changed over the past couple of years, I find myself more engaged each time. I enjoy using you as a sounding board as well as receiving your feedback.”…  more>>

“Doug, the coaching sessions with you have been an integral part of my career growth at American Express and have been extremely helpful in putting things into perspective for me. I truly appreciate all that you do!”…  more>>

“I definitely have taken in and learned many useful tools from our coaching sessions. It is always a pleasure to have an opportunity to be mentored by one of the ‘Greats’ when it comes to leadership. From our first session, I began to put the tools to work and have……  more>>


Nielsen Media Research
"Very informative. Many helpful techniques and skills to become a better leader. Effective tools to streamline leadership skills and time management. I am noticing positive benefits within my organization regarding the tools I have employed." …  more>>

"Doug has provided exceptional learning programs for the associates at the Global Technology and Information Center for The Nielsen Company. He has offered very insightful ideas for repurposing some of his programs into a smaller Lunch n Learn series. In fact, Doug's sessions have been averaging 50-75 participants regularly and……  more>>

"Doug, I just wanted to thank you on behalf of Nielsen for the wonderful Lunch & Learn session you provided for nearly 170 associates today. Judging from the evaluations, you really struck a chord by providing ideas and information that helped each of them have a valuable take away. Again,……  more>>


Bealls Department Store
"The Leadership Development Program was very beneficial and supplied me with knowledge and tools that I can apply in my everyday work. I met many interesting managers and directors during the 10 week course and they all felt the program helped them increase their leadership skills, gain confidence in their……  more>>


Humana
“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!”…  more>>

“Absolutely inspiring! After 20 years in business and many, many training events, the programs you have customized for us over the past few years have been the most productive I have ever experienced.” …  more>>


Sysco Foods of West Central Florida, Inc.
"With Doug's guidance, I was able to move past my own self-imposed barriers. Great techniques and useful examples are provided to assist the participant."…  more>>

"My recommendation to business leaders is to invest in leadership training for yourself and your employees. I can speak from experience; I have elevated my skills and knowledge to a greater level. Thank you Doug for making me not only a better manager, but a better leader."…  more>>

"Working with Doug Van Dyke over the past few years has been a great experience. Doug's training and coaching has strengthened each of the individuals in Profit Management as well as the overall team. He has given me tools to improve my communication skills and leadership abilities. This has had……  more>>


Assurant Employee Benefits
“The initiative you conducted for our office one year ago was extremely beneficial and we continue to practice the methods you taught us. In particular, we have had a few “working agreement” meetings among various employees. This strategy has improved relationships and created a higher level of understanding in the……  more>>

"Leadership Simplified has been a valuable resource for both our sales office and me. Through well-coordinated team exercises, our sales team was able to refocus our strengths and achieve greater results using the talents of each associate. I have been managing a large sales team for over 15 years, and……  more>>

“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……  more>>


Tervis Tumbler
"Thank you for being great at what you do. Using skills and tools from Leadership Simplified has greatly reduced many if not all barriers that appeared to be present in the professional world for me. I still continue to learn and communicate skills and tools I have developed which has only……  more>>

"I enjoyed all the Leadership Development Program classes and have learned so much. I will continue to use the paraphrasing as I feel it is a great tool and something that I can use to help our team. I have used the working agreement and will continue to do so.……  more>>

"Loved the interaction, the 'team' atmosphere we created and the skills we learned to implement. Excellent program!"…  more>>


University of South Florida
"Excellent training. Covers a broad range of topics that face most leaders."…  more>>


Bright House Networks
"The Leadership Development Program provided valuable insights, skills and habits that will continue to raise my bar."…  more>>


Tidewell Hospice
"Great Value!"…  more>>


Landmark Engineering & Surveying Corporation
"Doug is a fantastic coach and works well with people at all levels of an organization. We have used his service for individual coaching, team building and business operation ideas. He is enthusiastic and truly cares that his help is appropriate for the situation. I have used other coaches and……  more>>


Prevent Blindness Florida
"Informative, fast-paced and fun. Doug Van Dyke's preparation and delivery are excellent."…  more>>


Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court
"Hi Doug,  First let me say, it has been such a pleasure  working with you over the last few months.  The tips, guidance and support you provided and offered were INVALUABLE.   I also appreciate the comprehensive summary. Believe it or not, I used it as a reference point early this……  more>>

“Doug Van Dyke and Leadership Simplified have conducted numerous leadership programs for the Clerk's office and the results have been remarkable. His one-on-one coaching with my management staff has helped these leaders perform at a higher level and lead their teams with confidence and clarity. His ability to effectively interact……  more>>


PepsiCo

Sysco Foods Columbia, SC
"Timing is everything. Could not have been a better time for this as we navigate through uncharted waters...together!"…  more>>

"Especially at this point on our many change initiative journeys, this was perfectly timed. i will begin working with working agreements and power paraphrasing immediately."…  more>>

"I have been involved in several similar trainings, but this was by far the best, most concise leadership program I have attended. Very well done. I learned several new things as well as refreshed several others. Thank you!"…  more>>


Gevity
“I thoroughly enjoyed the training this week with Doug Van Dyke. It was the best training session I have attended since being a Gevity colleague. I left feeling as if my time was utilized efficiently and I was highly motivated. It is the best money Gevity has spent on training!!!” …  more>>


Anova Foods, Inc.
"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……  more>>


Steel in the Air
“Thank you for facilitating our company retreat meeting this past Friday.  We greatly appreciated your efforts.  Specifically, I felt that you moderated a good willed but boisterous group of staff members in a positive direction- keeping us on track and on time.  I also felt that you did a phenomenal……  more>>

"I appreciate that Doug gave me organic tools and solutions to effect change, i.e. 16-45 days to create a habit. I needed to hear the input from my co-workers and the CEO and this forum brought out information I wouldn't have thought to ask about."…  more>>

"Very positive attitude, energetic, clear in content and presentation, good at redirecting when getting off task."…  more>>


University Area Community Development Corporation
"There were so many valuable tools that I can implement immediately."…  more>>

"I love the program's emphasis on productivity and effective communication."…  more>>


The Greater Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce
"Doug is a chamber member, trustee and valued resource. He leads our trustee monthly peer exchanges which many describe as the enduring value of our program. Doug's breadth of knowledge of the business enviroment allows him to expertly cover virtually any topic that comes up in these often spirited discussions.……  more>>


Davis Monk and Company, CPA’s
“Doug Van Dyke from DVD Consulting facilitated our multi-day, annual retreat and he was excellent. He kept a very diverse group of people on track and helped us accomplish much more than we could have dreamed. Doug was a great choice and I highly recommend him.”  …  more>>


Easy Living Florida
"Great! Good skills to learn that can be adapted and work on a daily basis."…  more>>


Providence Medical Center
"Excellent content, great presentation skills, very interactive and informative."…  more>>


Lockheed Martin
"The material you presented fits together nicely. I plan to use the tools and techniques with my team tomorrow!"…  more>>

"Your session on Working Agreements is a common sense approach to improving communication and collaborative relationships. Very effectively presented!"…  more>>


Aging Wisely
"Doug is an excellent presenter; the best "corporate" style presenter I've ever seen. I also loved the content of the program."…  more>>

"Hi Doug, Thank you for leading a great day yesterday! The tools you provided and your ground work with the team activities will be information the care managers may use immediately as well as continue to grow in their expertise. I appreciate your expertise and effectiveness. I'm looking forward to……  more>>

"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!"…  more>>


Parkway Realty Services
"I really enjoyed your program. It produced tangible, doable, and meaningful tasks."…  more>>

"Thank you so much. I enjoyed the format of the Leadership Innovation Retreat – it made for a very positive experience and you were an excellent facilitator."…  more>>

"Thanks so much for your help this week, Doug! I'm grateful for your participation in our Leadership Innovation Conference and I thought the outcome was fantastic."…  more>>


eAutoClaims, Inc.
"On behalf of eAutoclaims I would like to thank you for delivering a powerful and informative training session that will provoke action from our associates to achieve the desired results. The summary is also comprehensive and much appreciated. We look forward to working with you again in the future."…  more>>


American Clinical Solutions
“Overall I have improved in all areas of leadership and management while being coached by Doug. Some concepts are more challenging to apply and reinforce because of the growing state of the lab, but I am confident that I will be able to practice and implement all applicable tools and……  more>>


Clearwater Gas System
“I enjoy working with Doug and have attended several of his presentations and workshops. Would like to see our sales team attend training.”…  more>>

“Well presented program, up-beat and fast-paced. Doug keeps the audience involved. I like how he uses real life examples. Great way to learn.”…  more>>


FCCI Insurance Group
“New perspective on communication, specifically paraphrasing and reversing. Very good energy.”…  more>>

“The program hit many core conversation issues that we deal with. Learned techniques that I will put into practice immediately.”…  more>>


Nueterra Healthcare
“Great, strong, fundamental skills review and a powerful set of new tools to use in the future.”…  more>>

"I felt this was a robust program. I found you to be direct and engaging. You listened to our challenges and then introduced tools to help us succeed."…  more>>


Kerkering, Barberio & Co.
“I appreciate the valuable information that I can utilize both in the workplace and with personal life to build stronger relationships.”…  more>>

"Very thorough, covered many valuable topics. I have already used things I learned! Even seasoned professionals will learn and take away many new techniques."…  more>>

"Very comprehensive topics and thought-provoking. I am able to put a lot of the information presented into action."…  more>>


Kaiser Permanente
"Thanks again for conducting the sales training. This morning I overheard one of our sales reps telling our VP how beneficial she thought the training was and how much she appreciated Kaiser investing in her. Overall, the feedback has to be some of the most positive comments I've heard from a……  more>>

"I like Doug's interactive, casual yet natural presentation style. It makes the information easy to hear and retain."…  more>>

"Doug's sales training program was enlightening and a great reminder of sales techniques. It was a shot of new energy for me to go after business. And the techniques will be fun to work with."…  more>>


Sunset Auto Group
"Dear Doug, Thank you so much for the great job you did presenting to our group today. Your presentation was informative and easy to understand. It is obvious why you are so successful at what you do. Feel free to use me as a reference with any future clients."…  more>>


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