Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"Very informative, great content and easy to follow presentation. Doug was a fantastic teacher."
“I love Doug’s energy. He kept everything interesting and relevant!”
 "I went to Doug's seminar when he was in Kansas City. I was so impressed that I spoke with him about customizing a program for my sales employees focusing on leadership and sales. We worked on a program together and he came into Kansas City. The seminar he put on was invaluable. The tools he showed everyone and the way he interacted with my employees was top notch.  I have challenged him many times since about how to handle certain business situations. Each time he has given me great ideas. I have seen and met many consultants over my career. He is far and above the best and the most helpful. I would highly recommend him and I wouldn’t say that if I did not mean it." 
"This Sales Training was Informative and easy to follow along. Effective tools provided as well! Thank you, Doug!!"
"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."
“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.”
"This seminar was very helpful to me. It was titled "How to Deliver Tough Messages". The topic couldn't have been more timely since I have a meeting tomorrow which I would have made a mess of without Doug's suggestions!"
"Very informative and motivational"
“Hi Doug, I would like to take the opportunity to tell you how much I value your input and coaching.  You have been a tremendous sounding board and helped me think through some rather sticky situations.  Having your time and attention to discuss issues and troubleshoot resolutions has been invaluable.  I very much appreciate your perspective and keen advice.  I feel extremely well supported by you and look forward to our next interaction. Thank you and all best wishes.”
"Doug turned on some of the topics such as delegation, priority management, power plan that were very beneficial to me."
“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 office. By understanding each others expectations and coming to an agreement, the office has been very efficient. I thank you again for taking the time to meet with us and teach us the many valuable skills that we still use.”
"Very rational way of enlightening groups to see eye-to-eye or at least understand where the other party is coming from."
“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!!”
"I love the program's emphasis on productivity and effective communication."
"Fantastic information. I will be able to implement several items we covered immediately."
"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."
“This will be extremely beneficial to my continued growth as a leader.”
"Doug, your speaking style and content is well disciplined. The format was effective in covering specific content."
"Excellent leadership retreat - The team was energized by the content, various team building exercises, and Doug's warmth and expertise!"
"Great reminder of what top performers must continually practice to WIN!"
"I enjoyed the whole presentation. The importance of paraphrasing was a topic I had not heard in a very long time, but a very good tool."
"Great experience, provided effective tools for the workplace in a positive and open environment."
"The Leadership Simplified program was excellent. Doug is a wonderful speaker. Great job!"
"Engaging and encouraging. I feel charged up and revitalized. Fits every need of our organization ... and personal life."
"Excellent. Extremely helpful. Great examples..."
“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 seen many positive improvements in my working relationships. I feel, there will be many more opportunities for me to raise the bar and push the percentages up as the department, team, and I grow. Thank you Doug!”
"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."
“Very informative program that has helped me greatly. Doug is an inspiration and has taught me better ways to deal with situations, not only in the workplace, but in my home life as well. I wish there were more sessions I could attend. The program was a great use of my time!”
"Amazing!!! I have been in multiple leadership trainings and this was by far the BEST, thank you!"
"The program was excellent. I will use this knowledge in my everyday communication."
"Pitched up some interesting tidbits."
"Very informative. I learned new tools and techniques that will help me grow as a leader and as a professional."
“Excellent program, would recommend other leaders from Tervis to take advantage of this opportunity next time. Content was very helpful and I was able to implement a lot of the practices immediately.”
“My team has been working with DVD Consulting for several years and have had great results. They performed in-depth analysis and made recommendations that enabled us to become a marquee office for my company. They have done a great job in many areas. They sat down with each staff member to determine the needs of each individual, and assisted me in getting more productivity from each employee. We have engaged in several team building events to show each employee the importance of teamwork and how 1+1 = 3 if we all work towards the same goals. DVD has had a major effect on increasing the communication in the office and getting employees to talk effectively with each other. Doug Van Dyke has also been a mentor to me in many ways: from increasing my communication skills to introducing me to technology tools that have helped me become more efficient in my job. My coach has also given many lessons on different leadership styles that deliver results; nonverbal communication skills; Matrix Management; organization skills; recognition and motivating others; speaking effectively; time management and ways to foster open communication. Doug has assisted me in creating a positive work setting in my office that has greatly impacted results. His broad business background and positive upbeat personality can assistant in many ways to enhancement any business.”
"I've been through similar programs and this is by far the most effective training I have encountered."
"Doug is an excellent coach. His program was easy to understand and on point to what I needed."
"Interesting, effective, makes you think, makes you aware of the strengths you have already, but haven't utilized or realized."
"I think it was great to discuss different departments and how they interact and affect each other."
"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."
“New perspective on communication, specifically paraphrasing and reversing. Very good energy.”
"Even though I'm more into people leadership than sales, I thought the Sales Simplified program applied very much to what I do."
"Well-structured, with very implementable tools, techniques, and ideas!"
"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!"
“I thought that whole presentation was excellent. Specifically, the segments regarding communication and conducting effective meetings were particularly good. I picked up many pointers that I am anxious to use. Thanks!”
"Very well done. Morale booster for the group. Happy we had it."
“Invaluable. How do you put a price tag on this content? The ideas and values are viral. They spread to the people we as leaders have committed to serve with our guidance. I can’t thank you enough!”
"I thoroughly enjoyed the program - lots of great information, ideas to incorporate that are 'doable' not unrealistic. Many new tools and techniques shared."
"Informative. It was worth my time."
"Good way to start communicating, collaborating, and solving problems!"
“Great, strong, fundamental skills review and a powerful set of new tools to use in the future.”
"On behalf of Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Tampa Bay we thank you for sharing your knowledge, tools and techniques to help our members achieve success in their work place.   The feedback we received from today's program was wonderful! The program was very enlightening; an important topic with valuable information and useful strategies.   Thank you again for sharing your wealth of knowledge and I hope we can work together again in the near future."  
"The leadership boot camp was very helpful for developing the leadership skills and style I want to achieve."
It was informative. I would highly recommend this training to other businesses. Great insight into team building skills and customer service techniques. 
“Very informative and helpful. Doug provides great examples and is easy to talk to.”
"A lot of good content packed into one day; nice level of interaction and practical examples."
"Doug did an excellent job involving everyone. I am amazed how many of our folks stayed with this and didn't find a way of skipping out."
"Wow did I learn a lot!"
"Very informative. Great program!"
“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.”
"A must program for anyone starting into sales. Excellent delivery."
"Great information. I can't wait to get your book."
"Our office recently went through Doug's Working Agreement initiative. The program was great. Theory was great. Application will be challenging. But we need it."
"This was fabulous! Thanks!"
"Great program. Doug always keeps us on time and on track!"
"Great team building program. I liked the active team interaction mixed in with the presentation."
"Great job pushing people to open up, providing a great foundation and solid toolbox for professional speaking. Very creative in providing constructive feedback allowing people to learn and grow."
"I learned so much from Doug, especially the key points for a successful team: Communication, Planning & Team Work."
"This program is so amazing!"
"Thank you for your assistance in keeping us focused and from becoming overwhelmed by the work ahead of us."
"Excellent, practical, innovative, and useful."
"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."
"I REALLY have appreciated each of the weekly topics and how they relate to me as a leader, to my career, and to what has currently been going on at work. Week by week each class builds upon the other creating a foundation of leadership skills. The "foundation" points I have learned actually run through my head during work situations. I find myself engaged during work moments and cognizant of my behavior/ bodylanguage/ paraphrasing, etc. I THANK YOU Doug for helping me become a better leader!"
"Outstanding! Very effective and thought-provoking. All the concepts presented were very easy to implement."
“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!”
"Very engaging. Doug kept us involved, listening, and interacting!"
"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! I will be implementing much of what I learned tomorrow."
"Great program. There were so many great tools to use in real time. You were great! Thank you for sharing this valuable information."
"Terrific Strategic Planning session - very concise, informative, stayed on task."
"The program highlights many ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency in the workplace. I thought it was very enlightening and gave me tools I can use."
"Really useful tactics, not only for customers, but co-workers and other personal situations."
"Very informative and much needed information. It was a pleasure to listen to you. Thank you!"
"Very interesting material. Doug made several points that I had not thought about before. I learned a lot."
"The course was excellent. I need to go review all the concepts since it is content-heavy and put them into practice one or two at a time."
"Practical, can be used with every business."
"I found the discussion and tools very helpful with handling calls. My confidence will increase with these tools over time."
“I think the class is excellent and I am very happy to have received some new tools to implement into my skill set.”
"Very informative, helpful, interesting and fun. Loved the interactive activities!"
“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!”
"Very good and productive! Great information on holding effective meetings."
"Good open dialogue sessions. Activities are great and key takeaways are on point."
“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 (the facilitator) 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.”
“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, 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!"
"There were many good takeaways that I wll be implementing."
“Great presentation and facilitator, generating self-evaluation and insight regarding our team. Looking forward to continuing the process.”
"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 practical with effective strategies and tools to deploy in any workplace."
"On behalf of Leadership Pinellas, I thank you for your outstanding presentation to kick off our speaker series. We have received such positive feedback from many of the attendees on how much they benefitted from your message. I look forward to our paths crossing again in the near future!"
"Doug is an amazing teacher with a lot of experience. He shared many valuable examples of his own and ways to handle the situation. His class is very helpful in addition it will help you in your workplace dealing with an array of personalities."

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