Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"All of the concepts were relevant and useful. Doug is an engaging presenter."
"I just wanted to send you a short note and express how much I enjoyed your guided Effective Communication seminar last week. I am new to Nielsen and to the state of Florida. As I’m sure you are well aware of, “with change, come many feelings and thoughts”. Towards the top of my list was apprehension, fear & doubt. Coming from The military side of The Boeing Company, I have become very accustomed to the firm structure & visibility within the corporation. The time I spent with you helped me to realize why I got into my profession in the first place; “to listen, observe, and recommend designs that help people be the best they can be!” Thanks for reminding me to be flexible and helping me to see the similarities & opportunities that lie on this new adventure. “Life is a process, and to live life is to love the process”"
"Thank you for a great day of training.  The material was both informative and engaging.  I appreciate the material you delivered and am amazed that you are able to keep your energy up for an entire 8 hours the way that you do.  I spent 2-3 hours with you years ago and the same energy you had for that 2-3 hours was shown for the entire 8 hour training yesterday.  Thank you for the great tools offered and I look forward to implementing both the Working agreement and also more focused meetings starting with the 15 minute standing meeting."  
"Very practical and good tools. Good examples throughout will help me be a stronger team leader and coach others."
"Thank you Doug for sharing your knowledge and expertise at our training session yesterday.  I saw the “light bulb” go on during the activities and lecture.  Now we just need to practice what we learned.  As a trainer myself, it is important that we keep the momentum moving forward and allow what we learned from you to become the norm as we try to improve our culture.  Your training will be the springboard for these improvements. I want you to know how much you are appreciated."
“Very enlightening. I hope the info is used to further progress our group.”
"Loved it! Thank you for all the inspiration and motivation. Very knowledgeable and professional, funny too."
"Doug's program on Working Agreements is helping our communication tremendously"
"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."
"Wonderful, useful & fun. You did a great job, Doug! I appreciate learning your techniques. Now I need to IMPLEMENT!"
"Good open dialogue sessions. Activities are great and key takeaways are on point."
"Excellent, to the point, focused, structured, new material and educational. Really enjoyed the day planning. Lots of great information."
"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."
"Fantastic pace and fantastic company."
"Simple concept, very interesting and applicable."
“Excellent program! Informative discussion that can be brought back to my workplace. Great examples and references to help relate and paint a picture.”
"I thought the program was excellent!"
“Starting a new restaurant or any business involves many critical factors and one of the most important is a solid business plan. DVD Consulting not only made the process enjoyable, their skill and professionalism far exceeded my expectations. Many thanks to Doug Van Dyke for creating a plan that is comprehensive, intelligent and most of all, honest! I will certainly use your services again in the near future.”
"I love the program's emphasis on productivity and effective communication."
"Engaging, informative and a good takeaway."
"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."
"Great Value!"
"Good to sit down and draw out expectations  of one another"
"Simple ideas but very underused tools"
"Enjoyed interaction with other employees on activities. Fun and informative!"
"It was a great program to motivate and build stronger teams"
"This program really hit the target today in meeting the needs of the organization. Great boot camp!"
"I think this program was very valuable. The CD/Homework served as a great base to start. Great job!"
"Great ideas and format. Doug's ideas, material, and suggestions were motivating and eye opening."
"Informative, eye-opening, fun!"
"Very thorough, covered many valuable topics. I have already used things I learned! Even seasoned professionals will learn and take away many new techniques."
"Very valuable, flushing out expectations is a good process. It was also good to get all the issues on the table.
"The program was very educational for me and I have already seen some results. Thank you Doug!"
"Excellent presentation, delivered exceptionally."
"Well-structured, with very implementable tools, techniques, and ideas!"
“Certainly added tools that I need to be a better leader. Also, reinforced some concepts that I had forgotten from other leadership lessons. Reminds me of the influential leaders I’ve had, and the value they’ve had on my development.”
“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 guide the company growth in a more efficient manner.”
"Needed, thorough, effective"
"This program was easy to understand. It was a great experience for me and helped me to re-think how to do my job better."
"The program covered many topics that were lacking in my MBA program. Useful strategies to deal with difficult situations, people and decisions were in every meeting. The practical applications were imediately useful in business and non-business situations."
"Very engaging. Doug kept us involved, listening, and interacting!"
"Great reminder of what top performers must continually practice to WIN!"
"Excellent. Extremely helpful. Great examples..."
"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."
"This is an excellent program - informative, enjoyable, great group of professionals, dynamic, and an excellent opportunity to proactively enforce the skills learned."
"The program was excellent. I will use this knowledge in my everyday communication."
"Doug is a terrific presenter. He had quite a challenge addressing our group since we had "newbies" all the way to seasoned speakers. He handled it very well!"
"This program is so amazing!"
"Doug brings a professional and realistic practice to not only improving one's business skills, but the team as well. He sincerely believes in these no-nonsense techniques and you will view them as invaluable as well. Highly motivational and tremendously professional, Doug is able to personalize his message for each individual; it's as if he speaks directly to you and it hits home. His book, 'Leadership Simplified' is the best business tool I've used in years."
"Not only was Doug's presentation effective and efficient, but it was perfectly timed for this organization."
"Doug, As you know, we started this year out with some very specific goals that I wanted to achieve for the teams I manage.  To achieve these goals, there were some changes I needed to make with my leadership style.  With this in mind you laid out a path for us to work down that would allow me to attain these goals, making changes as required as new challenges or opportunities presented themselves.  With the amount of changes we made to the way we work this year, I feel we took advantage of the opportunities presented and you helped me to significantly raise the bar and achieve our goals. I truly appreciate all of the coaching and support you have provided to me over the last 12 months, our success would not have been possible without you.  I look forward to continuing our sessions in the year to come!"
“I found the program to be very useful and effective. Doug is an excellent speaker and teacher. I would absolutely recommend this class. I know I will use these tools throughout my professional career. This course was better than most of my business college classes at USF. I wish I had such a course when I was in college.”
"Great series. It was thought out well to ensure it was relative to our industry."
“Mr. Van Dyke, I attended your course a couple of years ago, and ever since then my sales have increased at least 60%. Thank-you for the professional way you re-directed my sales knowledge! I hope to attend another seminar very soon.”
"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."
“I love Doug’s energy. He kept everything interesting and relevant!”
"I cannot stress enough how much I enjoyed the Speaking Simplified course. It was phenomenal! I learned a great deal and will not forget the golden nuggets of information that were provided."
"Outstanding! Very effective and thought-provoking. All the concepts presented were very easy to implement."
"Very inspiring. The visual aids and exercises were energizing. We jumped right in to the session and had a fast-paced, learning experience!"
"Excellent use of our time. I am very optimistic about what this program can and will do for us as individuals and as a company."
"Very informative with great interaction. Allowed co-workers who normally would not know each other to interact."
“He introduced tools that are immediately implementable. I am thrilled”
"Well paced program. I appreciate that the content involved group participation and sharing of ideas."
"Doug, I can’t begin to tell you how MUCH I valued this experience.  What a great ten weeks with all that I had going on with work too, it really all came together for me.  Thank you!"
"Very informative. Well presented ideas on fostering a better company through communication and leadership."
"This Sales Training was Informative and easy to follow along. Effective tools provided as well! Thank you, Doug!!"
"Very useful information that is relevant and can be applied immediately."
“I thought the presentation was wonderful and very insightful. I am leaving with new communication tools and reinforcement of old tools that I forget to use!”
“Hello Kay.  I cannot imagine you picking a better presenter for your keynote address than Doug Van Dyke. Cardel employed Doug’s services for a high-end Realtor event held at my model home in MiraBay.  We focused on a small group of Realtors who focus on sales in excess of $1MM.  There were about 15 in attendance and each left feeling their time was well spent.  I received feedback from each Realtor after the event asking if they would have another chance to hear Doug speak. A few weeks later, Doug gave a presentation to a group of real estate and building professionals at the Tampa Bay Builders Association monthly meeting.  There were over 100 people in attendance and the presentation was on selling to millennials. The presentation was lively, fun, educational, and interactive.  Doug made a large room feel very comfortable as he was able to address specific questions and concerns of those in attendance. It is with pleasure I recommend Doug to you as a presenter for your group of professionals.”
"Very well done. Morale booster for the group. Happy we had it."
"I thought it was great and I plan to utilize the concepts immediately."
“Very good information – presented in an easy to understand format with great examples on how to utilize”
"The Leadership Development Program provided valuable insights, skills and habits that will continue to raise my bar."
“Lots of energy, easy to understand and extremely informative!”
"The program made me think about and examine the way I handle certain situations. It has provided insight and has changed some of my perceptions and attitudes."
"Very impressed that Doug could keep us so engaged/entertained through an entire day. I am excited to put what I have learned to practice."
“What a fun and enlightening experience! Gave us a really insight into one another that we can move forward with.”
"Doug was an engaging and inspiring speaker. I hav ebeen to several leadership trainings in the past and I can say that this training was excellent. The material was clear and easy to apply. I will be using some skills I leaerned to better communicate with other managers and my team. I also have new tools to use when managing my time to make sure all my efforts are geared towards meeting our organization's goals."      
"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 own abilities, and become more organized and effective. I recommend this program to both new leaders and experienced leaders as it provides great feedback about their own management practices. This training could also be very useful for non-managers as well, so they can get insight on the management role and understand why managers do what they do. Understanding each other is the first step to better team work."
"Best class ever. Day flew by!"
"Loved the presentation on How to Deliver Tough Messages. Great information. Left me wanting to learn more!"
"Very detailed, ability to adapt to questions or situations, on the spot feedback on use of skills, reinforcement and critique."
“Hi Doug,  Thanks for sharing tonight at the Centre Club’s Social Media panel presentation. I really appreciated your insight on LinkedIn strategies. I learned a ton!!”
"Great day of focusing on skills often forgotten in the day to day business world. Learned a lot: goals, time management, numerous sales techniques, leadership and communication." 
"The Leadership Simplified program was excellent. Doug is a wonderful speaker. Great job!"
“Very good program with valuable information. Lots of useful tips that will help me become a more effective leader. Enjoyed learning many new tools for efficiency.”
"Very good program, opened up communication between employees"
"I thought there were many great ideas and takeaways. If we are able to implement even one idea it will benefit us greatly. I appreciate the content and will use it to grow as a leader."
"I found the discussion and tools very helpful with handling calls. My confidence will increase with these tools over time."
“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.”
"You were a big hit with our group. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with such expertise. I have received loads of positive feedback. Thanks again."
"Doug gave our group some really good information today, both practical and understandable. The examples were very beneficial and will help us with our next step in the learning process: practice, practice practice!"
"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!"
"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 training that our sales reps have attended. Looking forward to the next training event!” 
"This session was much needed for our organization. I believe this will help us move forward and begin to make changes in the way we do business and to create a positive change."
"Fun and very informative. I learned a lot about planning and ways to deal with procrastination."
"Doug's presentation to our ABWA group was fantastic. I enjoyed it very much. I am now head of a group of women from 39 churches, so this was timely and meaningful."
"Doug provided quality strategic planning facilitation for the non-profit organization I lead. He crafted a productive agenda that left us with a sense of accomplishment, and provided great insights as we progressed with our planning. I recommend Doug for your strategic planning needs. And, it's true, he's a downright nice guy!"
"I've been through similar programs and this is by far the most effective training I have encountered."
"The Phase II Leadership Program material is an imperative tool. The focus on developing each leader to become savvy and the attention to detail was impeccable. Thank you for your due diligence Doug."

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