Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"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."
"Thank you again for presenting this course in a nontraditional sales format. Your focus on the human, relationship and psychological element is very effective. I have received many positive comments in this regard."
"Fantastic! Awesome! Interesting! Informative! Engaging!"
"Thank you for your assistance in keeping us focused and from becoming overwhelmed by the work ahead of us."
"Doug: I thought this was extremely valuable! Thank you for introducing some new things and reinforcing things I know but I have not been utilizing... Many thanks!"
"I enjoyed learning about the various tools that can be implemented to have a more effective and accountable organizational structure."
"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 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 me to work through the options and personally 'own' the solution. Unflappable, Doug is a trusted friend and advisor."
"I have worked with Doug on a number of consulting engagements. The quality of his work has always been outstanding. He is one of my go to people when it comes to topics on leadership, sales, and coaching. His blog is one of the few that I read on a regular basis. Doug is a consummate professional. I recommend him highly."
"Very informative with easy going presentation."
"I have received excellent value from our coaching sessions together and find myself consciously referencing what I have learned in everyday situations."
"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."      
"Great information. I can't wait to get your book."
"Simple ideas but very underused tools"
"Not only was Doug's presentation effective and efficient, but it was perfectly timed for this organization."
"As my personal business coach and advisor, Doug has provided many services for my company. He has been an invaluable resource for my marketing campaigns and has always provided me with great ideas, feedback and solutions. He truly has coached me to success in my business.”
"Really Really Good!! You do a wonderful job!!"
"This session achieved the deliverables required. It was very good for the group."
“We want to thank you for the great job you did Saturday! This was ShelterBox USA’s first national meeting and my Board and our Regional Representatives were impressed with the material presented. We hope that you and your expertise will continue to be a part of our development as a national volunteer organization. Thank you for sharing your professional knowledge, we are deeply grateful.”
"We have used DVD Consulting for Business Planning and Meeting Facilitation numerous times over the last 7 years. We have been very happy with the results - he is punctual and inciteful. Most importantly, he has helped me grow as a entrepreneur and a business owner. Highly recommended."
"Sales Simplified is a positive and effective program, full of influential group actions and great examples."
“The program has been very helpful for me. It involved so much detailed information. Doug did a great job. I find myself utilizing steps from the program daily – with great results. I learned things that I never would have thought about in the past. It makes work easier with regards to dealing with people and situations.”
"This program really pushed me to question my own leadership style and challenged me to improve, develop, and grow - both myself and my team."
"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 have been through many seminars and coaching sessions, but none at the level provided by Doug. He provided enormous assistance in becoming a stronger leader and sales facilitator."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the program - lots of great information, ideas to incorporate that are 'doable' not unrealistic. Many new tools and techniques shared."
"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."
"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 well done - perfect timing for me"
"All of the concepts were relevant and useful. Doug is an engaging presenter."
"Excellent, fantastic! Enjoyed real world examples, implementable tools & a sense of humor."
"Very good - an abundance of useful materials and concepts that I can put to use immediately."
"Very educational and beneficial to my career. Lots of valuable tools for me to use."
“Excellent program! Informative discussion that can be brought back to my workplace. Great examples and references to help relate and paint a picture.”
"Great content and participation. I hope we all practice what we learned, especially respectful communication and behavior."
“I enjoy working with Doug and have attended several of his presentations and workshops. Would like to see our sales team attend training.”
"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 a positive impact on my entire team. This coaching process has proven to be an integral part of our team moving forward. Doug possesses an energy that is stimulating, motivating, and fun. I look forward to working with him again in the future."
"Doug, Thank you for helping us achieve a productive meeting and elevate our discussions. We appreciate the role you played and the importance of having you there. Thank you again!"
"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."
"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 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."
“I truly enjoyed the program and found it to be valuable and informative. Excellent presentation and good tools to put in place.”
It was informative. I would highly recommend this training to other businesses. Great insight into team building skills and customer service techniques. 
“Hi Doug, Thank you again for all your time and knowledge shared during our sessions. The tools discussed are invaluable and ones I will use for many years. The sessions have challenged me to raise the bar as a leader and in my own personal development. Thank you!”
"Great program. I can apply these tools at work and home! Thank you."
"Very rational way of enlightening groups to see eye-to-eye or at least understand where the other party is coming from."
"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."
"Great program. Doug always keeps us on time and on track!"
" Valuable information- Highlight leadership styles- Information on millennial expectations and styles- incredible!"
"I thought the program was excellent!"
"Well paced program. I appreciate that the content involved group participation and sharing of ideas."
"Please come back and continue this! Thank you so very much for being here - loved hearing you."
Doug, your presentation to the ABWA on How to Deliver Tough Messages was terrific. Very valuable content. I'm so glad I purchased one of your books because I would like to learn more."
"Great, useful information that was easy to understand, in a very casual environment!"
"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!"
"A lot of good content packed into one day; nice level of interaction and practical examples."
"Outstanding! Very effective and thought-provoking. All the concepts presented were very easy to implement."
“This will be extremely beneficial to my continued growth as a leader.”
“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 with a wide-array of personalities simply amazes me. Doug has also performed his 360-degree peer review for many of my leaders and their teams, which provided important feedback to both management and staff. This resulted in better communication, a common vision, and less workplace conflict. Doug’s teambuilding training has increased collaboration and productivity in multiple departments at the Clerk’s office. I am very pleased with Doug’s work. He is a wonderful coach, educator and mentor.”
"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." 
"Good way to start communicating, collaborating, and solving problems!"
"I learned so much from Doug, especially the key points for a successful team: Communication, Planning & Team Work."
"Doug's program really helped me change my mindset and it will serve as the push needed to do/approach my sales calls differently."
“I love Doug’s energy. He kept everything interesting and relevant!”
"Great series. It was thought out well to ensure it was relative to our industry."
"This was an excellent delivery of useful tactics that will greatly enhance our company's efficiency."
"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 his series has proven to be very popular. Doug is knowledgeable, professional and sincere in his approach to consulting and executive coaching. His newletters are thought provoking and his insights valuable in today's world. We value his contributions and look forward to new opportunities to collaborate with him for the benefit of our associates." 
"Fantastic program! One of the best day seminars I have had. Recommending you for training at my company. Extremely insightful and engaging."
“Great tools and tips that can be used both personally and professionally. The art of communication can be revisited often when getting rusty on positive communication.”
"Doug's Customer Service Workshop for the Manatee County YMCA was terrific. We learned great skills for handling dissatisfied members. I feel the training will also be helpful dealing with the staff."
"Very engaging. Doug kept us involved, listening, and interacting!"
"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."
"Incredibly informative and useful not only for professional circumstances, but for personal situations as well."
Great information, enthusiastic speaker, enjoyed the day! Inciteful with a nice entertainment value."
"Very thorough, covered many valuable topics. I have already used things I learned! Even seasoned professionals will learn and take away many new techniques."
“Great presentation and facilitator, generating self-evaluation and insight regarding our team. Looking forward to continuing the process.”
"I enjoyed the presenter - good tools for management/leadership. Plan to put to use right away."
"Loved it! I wanted to hear more!"
"Content was relative, presentation was very good. Doug kept all of us involved and interested"
"Very valuable; especially in the tech world with all the linear thinkers."
"Loved the presentation on How to Deliver Tough Messages. Great information. Left me wanting to learn more!"
"The name Leadership Simplified says it all... taking simple techniques and learning to apply them. Very insightful..."
"Terrific & simple!"
"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!"
“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.”
"Great program. There were so many great tools to use in real time. You were great! Thank you for sharing this valuable information."
"Very positive and good insight for sales opportunities."
"Written by an experienced speaker and training expert, Leadership Simplified presents a breezy, fast-paced guide to becoming an effective leader. Based on work with thousands of professionals, the book blends anecdotes and practical advice as it breaks down the steps toward becoming a successful leader into a series of well-defined tasks. With an informal style, clear action points, and intriguing stories, the book is a refreshing antidote to the more ponderous works dealing with the issues of leadership."
"Excellent training. Covers a broad range of topics that face most leaders."
"Great reminder of what top performers must continually practice to WIN!"
"The program was great! Doug provided an abundance of takeaways that can be used not only in the workplace but in my personal life as well."
“Doug, Just wanted to thank you for the session on collaboration and Working Agreements.  I used your Working Agreement template here at my new position at L-3 and I’m getting recognition for my efforts by the President of Aviation Recorders. I followed the process by the “book” and it went extremely well.  I hope you have a happy holiday!”
"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!"
"Doug, your speaking style and content is well disciplined. The format was effective in covering specific content."
"I like that communication channels have been opened."
"I thought the Working Agreement initiative worked out great!"
"Doug has been working with us to improve communications within the Finance organization 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." 
"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."
"Very informative program. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot."
“Great, strong, fundamental skills review and a powerful set of new tools to use in the future.”
"Very informative and inspirational. I bought one of your dvd's and can't wait to go home and refresh all I learned."
"Doug is very personable and works extremely well with collegues and clients. He has an uncanny ability to target the challenge, and then effectively impliments strategies that improve and motivate staff and management to reach their maximum potential."
"Really beneficial to me. I have learned a lot of things that will be very useful to me and to my team. I would like my staff to attend also. Great program....thank you!"

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