Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"Very informative with easy going presentation."
"This was fabulous! Thanks!"
"Very informative. Doug is an excellent speaker, very articulate and funny."
"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!"
"Informative, eye-opening, fun!"
 “Great break down of many topics. Offered wonderful suggestions to incorporate in a lot of different settings. Enjoyed thinking about topics in a different way.”
"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."
"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!"
"Doug is a great presenter and full of energy. Learned so many useful tools with real life examples."
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."
"The program was great. It encorporated all the core principles and qualities of great leadership. Well done!"
"This program has been very helpful in learning to deal with testy customers."
“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.”
"The name Leadership Simplified says it all... taking simple techniques and learning to apply them. Very insightful..."
"Energetic, great approach, easy to understand and a good variety of information. Activities were fun, but also meaningful."
“This has given me some great tools to work with. I feel more confident in how I will handle difficult areas of my job. I truly see how just going along to avoid a difficult issue does not help – it only gets worse unless you have the skills to deal with it appropriately.”
"Fantastic program! One of the best day seminars I have had. Recommending you for training at my company. Extremely insightful and engaging."
"Super program! Loved the positive reinforcement, it was very refreshing to hear it. Thank you."
"I work in training so this session was very valuable to me. I liked the information on body language and the facts about what percentage of information we retain by reading, hearing, experiencing."
“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.”
"Great job! I got good, valuable points from this presentation."
“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!”
"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."
“This program is very effective. I learned a lot of new things that will help me move forward in my career. Great class!”
"Great program! I got a lot out of it."
“Doug is a wonderful person who is genuinely interested in developing leaders at all levels. His positivity and enthusiasm in the material is contagious and makes an 8am (sharp) start engaging. As an aside his flexibility and understanding made completing the class possible for me- I will forever be grateful for that. I highly recommend the Leadership Simplified programming for any lifetime learner looking to sharpen, grow, or develop practical leadership skills.”
"Engaging and relevant. Easy to understand and implement."
"Well paced program. I appreciate that the content involved group participation and sharing of ideas."
"User friendly simple method that will create high value of return"
"Our day of retreat with Doug was great- we moved forward as a team and a company!"
"Informational, entertaining, and useful."
"Doug provided us with excellent tools to build a great working relationship."
"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, thank you very much for your very professional and engaging session. We've started the year off on the right foot with our Lunch & Learn series and your've set the bar a little higher for all who follow."
"Fast-paced, interactive, practical, and easy to implement information."
“Doug, you really know how to inspire and instruct. What a great session we had on July 24. Sales Simplified is simply the best! It was helpful, informative and inspiring. Keep up the great work. We all appreciate you.”
"Your techniques and skills helped to consolidate our priorities, while providing a detailed roadmap to implement."
"Hi Doug, I really enjoyed the two sessions I took with you at the APC conference in Orlando.  I’ve been able to immediately put some things in use – so great success and ROI!  I have also raved about your sessions to my boss and the CEO. "    
“Dear Doug, Thank you so much for your outstanding presentation during our Sales Boot Camp event! Our attendees could not have been more enthusiastic about your professionalism, your engaging presentation style and the quality of your content. Not only did our attendees learn how to sell better and more productively, they also learned how to manage their time and life more effectively! I also want to thank you for all of the pre-event assistance you provided and for being an easy speaker to work with. Not all speakers are, and it is such a pleasure to work with a professional who understands what will be needed and provides it. I will certainly look for an opportunity to have you back to another PRISM International event!”
“Outstanding content. Doug is an excellent presenter.”
"Enjoyed interaction with other employees on activities. Fun and informative!"
"Interesting, effective, makes you think, makes you aware of the strengths you have already, but haven't utilized or realized."
“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.”
"It is excellent! This program has positively changed the way I handle things in both professional and personal aspects, making things easier for me. I absolutely recommend it! A lot of my co-workers can see the difference since I started this training."
"Excellent, very engaging, kept the audience involved and entertained. Great information!"
“Very good information – presented in an easy to understand format with great examples on how to utilize”
"Doug, First of all, let me share that I have very high expectations with presenters and probably, to a fault, find fault. Having said that, you are really a practiced professional. Here is what I saw in your presentation in no particular order: You have broad and deep knowledge. You are very confident and comfortable leading a group, holding attention and telling great stories. You have all the secrets in getting participation and keeping the meeting moving. You have great energy and strong credibility. As honest as I can be without being prejudice, you are really awesome. On the drive to the airport, key members of my team were raving about your presentation. Thanks for making me look good, as well as imparting wisdom to my team."  
"I thought the program was excellent!"
"Very informative. I learned new tools and techniques that will help me grow as a leader and as a professional."
"Very good information. Makes so much sense!"
“Entertaining and fast-paced. Kept my attention from beginning to end.”
"Well-structured, with very implementable tools, techniques, and ideas!"
"A very good review of tried and true methods as well as a great introduction to new ideas."
"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."
"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.”
"This was one of the most informative, thought-provoking, and collaborative training sessions I have attended. I am a life-long learner and this has given me the tools to reassess my leadership abilities by cementing the good and to question and/or change the bad."
"Excellent presentation, delivered exceptionally."
“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.”
"Please come back and continue this! Thank you so very much for being here - loved hearing you."
“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.”
"Valuable information, presented in a skilled, yet entertaining presentation"
"The coaching sessions you crafted were tailored to the characteristics of the mentored individual. The results have been outstanding."
"Very inspiring. The visual aids and exercises were energizing. We jumped right in to the session and had a fast-paced, learning experience!"
“He introduced tools that are immediately implementable. I am thrilled”
"Jam-packed with useful information, interesting, pleasant, fun, with a lot of tools to take back to work."
"It was great! Well thought out with useful suggestions such as Priority Communication Tool, Delegation, and Time MGMT."
"Great program. It is already making a difference with our team."
"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. These sessions provide great tools and are a very good use of time. Knowledge is power and I feel as if you have empowered us all. Thank you."
"Excellent, fantastic! Enjoyed real world examples, implementable tools & a sense of humor."
“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!”
"Excellent, especially the Working Agreement. I can see how useful this tool could be."
"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."
"Excellent leadership retreat - The team was energized by the content, various team building exercises, and Doug's warmth and expertise!"
"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 program is very informative and effective. I can apply it directly to my job to be better at what I do. The real-life scenarios were very helpful."
“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!”
“Awesome as always. I learned a new perspective and approach. Was very impressed with Day Planning and Paraphrasing. Thank you for giving me some very useful key questions and statements to use in my sales.”
"Informative, practical, and much needed!"
"This program has helped me communicate in the work place and in my personal life."
"Very informative and exactly as advertised, very interactive, big plus!"
"Really useful tactics, not only for customers, but co-workers and other personal situations."
"I really enjoyed the program. I will be doing a lot of public speaking & presentations in my new role at Trustmark. Your insight, wisdom, and tools are of great value. Thank you."
"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."
"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!"
"Interesting and very appropriate at this time in my organization."
"Doug is able to take the concepts and skills that are most critical to operating a successful organization and distill them down in a simple way to their critical steps or components. The outcome is material that can be delivered cost effectively in a short period of time, can be understood clearly as it is delivered, and most important, is easy and practical for the recipients to implement with enthusiasm."
"Excellent. Extremely helpful. Great examples..."
"Great program, very informative. Doug creates an atmosphere that allows people to open up, face their fears, and triumph without fear of failure. The constructive feedback from the group is so well structured."
“Lots of useful tools to be applied daily. PCT and coaching methods were very helpful. Working agreements = awesome!”
"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."
"Much more detailed action items, 'deeper' items to handle and prioritize. Glad folks were honest."
"Great program, especially for professionals. Lots of new information to take back to the office."
"Terrific & simple!"
"Well done; easy to understand tool"
"Needed, thorough, effective"
"Fantastic information. I will be able to implement several items we covered immediately."
"Doug's Sales Simplified program was very helpful to me. I learned how to have more productive and engaging conversations with my customers. I liked the interactive nature of the presentation."
"I think it was great to discuss different departments and how they interact and affect each other."
"Doug's program really helped me change my mindset and it will serve as the push needed to do/approach my sales calls differently."
“Excellent communication and engagement! Very detail oriented and great explanation of the material and concepts.”
"Very rational way of enlightening groups to see eye-to-eye or at least understand where the other party is coming from."

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