Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"Informative, practical, and much needed!"
"Great! Good skills to learn that can be adapted and work on a daily basis."
"I thought the program was very creative and very problem solving!"
"There were many good takeaways that I wll be implementing."
"Excellent - great ideas and techniques to practice."
"Very valuable; especially in the tech world with all the linear thinkers."
"Key points I took from Doug: the importance of communication with peers and teambuilding through planning."
"Informative, fast-paced and fun. Doug Van Dyke's preparation and delivery are excellent."
"The best sales/motivational class I've taken in 30 years of sales and marketing."
"Leadership Simplified will be the start for our team to communicate, have fun and be more productive."
"This program was absolutely amazing! It has taught me more than I could have asked for, for both of my jobs. I would even take it again!"
“Very informative and is relevant to my work as a team leader”
"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."
"This was a great start toward getting to know who we really are..."
"The team building program was very informative and helpful. I loved the day planning ideas. Doug's sessions are always a great time!"
"All of the concepts were relevant and useful. Doug is an engaging presenter."
"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."  
"Loved it! Thank you for all the inspiration and motivation. Very knowledgeable and professional, funny too."
"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."
"Fabulous, educational, informational, exciting, challenging!! Great stuff"
"The program was thoughtfully tailored to meet the needs of this particular audience. Obviously Mr. Van Dyke had done his homework. This organization enjoys very high standards in the selection of its presenters; this program was among the best."
"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."
"Great job! Amazing presentation"
"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 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."
"Great! I will be implementing much of what I learned tomorrow."
"Thank you for your assistance in keeping us focused and from becoming overwhelmed by the work ahead of us."
"Doug facilitated our Strategic Planning Session and did a fantastic job at keeping our group on target. He not only met, but exceeded our overall expectations. We would welcome the opportunity to work with him again in the future!" 
“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!”
"Doug is a great presenter and full of energy. Learned so many useful tools with real life examples."
"Content was relative, presentation was very good. Doug kept all of us involved and interested"
"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."
“It’s the best program for leadership in the world.”
"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."
"Informative, eye-opening, fun!"
"Outstanding! Very effective and thought-provoking. All the concepts presented were very easy to implement."
"Fantastic information. I will be able to implement several items we covered immediately."
"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."
"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."      
"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."
"What did I like about the program? Everything!"
"Engaging, informative and a good takeaway."
"Wonderful- better than I expected. Timely excellent tool."
"Valuable information, presented in a skilled, yet entertaining presentation"
"Loved it! Can't wait to put the ideas to use."
“This will be extremely beneficial to my continued growth as a leader.”
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."
"Excellent, very engaging, kept the audience involved and entertained. Great information!"
"Very informative, great content and easy to follow presentation. Doug was a fantastic teacher."
"I thought the presentation on How to Deliver Difficult Conversations was great. Doug's confidence and demeanor keeps your attention. He helped me realize other ways to short circuit difficult conversations. Love the 5 steps."
"Very comprehensive topics and thought-provoking. I am able to put a lot of the information presented into action."
"Very inspiring to improve my personal leadership skills. The different levels of communication and presentations were great. This will excellerate my leadership skills to a higher level."
"Excellent program. Doug is a very effective and entertaining speaker."
"It made me aware of the different types of management techniques and coaching styles. It was very beneficial."
"Material and topics are interesting and relevant to my job. Good pace."
"Incredibly informative and useful not only for professional circumstances, but for personal situations as well."
"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."
“New perspective on communication, specifically paraphrasing and reversing. Very good energy.”
 “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 energy was amazing! Doug keeps the session interesting by including activities."
"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 thought the Working Agreement initiative worked out great!"
“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!”
"Fabulous, wish I had done this 2 years ago when I started in sales."
"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!"
"Excellent, fantastic! Enjoyed real world examples, implementable tools & a sense of humor."
"I really enjoyed your program. It produced tangible, doable, and meaningful tasks."
"Doug is an outstanding instructor and speaker. He gave me deeply impactful tips on how to be an effective speaker."
"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." 
"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."
"Great presentation!"
"Great program. There were so many great tools to use in real time. You were great! Thank you for sharing this valuable information."
"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 content presented and facilitated is useful, "real-world", approachable tactics for being a successful leader. Areas such as Leading Different Generations, Problem Solving and Strategic Planning have really resonated with me.
"Great content; very well-presented."
"I attended your Leadership Simplified Boot Camp last Friday. I enjoyed the training very much and have already implemented some of your suggestions. Thank you so much."
"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!"
"I love the program's emphasis on productivity and effective communication."
"Great program. Doug always keeps us on time and on track!"
"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."
"An excellent program and master example of how to run a training class. As an aspiring trainer, it was engrossing!"
"I've been through similar programs and this is by far the most effective training I have encountered."
"Great job! I got good, valuable points from this presentation."
“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.”
“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!”
"Excellent use of funds, sums it up nicely."
Doug, Thank you again for the sales training you provided for us. It was phenomenal! I’m really ‘pumped’ to implement the bevy of techniques you shared with us.  Also, I sincerely thank you for the laughter my associates and I experienced throughout the training! I love my job, my career in banking, and having the opportunity to work with my company, but this is a very serious business and we sometimes don’t laugh enough while we’re on our journey. The weight our Senior Leaders carry for us, our clients and the bank sometimes gets in the way of them being able to actually enjoy laughter throughout the day too. When I looked around the room and saw everyone laughing and truly enjoying you and your comments and jokes, it brought joy to my heart for all of us!!!  And we all know we learn and retain so much more when we’re having fun in the process! You are a very Special Person and Leader. I’m looking forward to our meeting again in the upcoming weeks and learning even more from you! Have a wonderful day, Deb “A Big Fan”
"Excellent program, very helpful. I am currently using some of your organization techniques, including day planning and time management skills."
"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 further increased my potential. The leadership simplified class was pivotal in my development. So, thank you so much!"
“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.”
"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 wanted to extend my gratitude again for your coming to provide training for the SDMC HR leadership team at Day Springs. Your ability to work with the crowd and flexibility was appreciated. There was great feedback from the team - they all seemed to find something meaningful to use with their work."
"Very informative and inspirational. I bought one of your dvd's and can't wait to go home and refresh all I learned."
"Good balance of action applied to work and creativity- breaking out of the routine approach- very good teambuilding session!"
"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."
"Very practical with effective strategies and tools to deploy in any workplace."
"Very inspiring. The visual aids and exercises were energizing. We jumped right in to the session and had a fast-paced, learning experience!"
"Awesome program! I learned a number of new techniques to more effectively lead, not only in corporate America, but at home, interacting with my family as well. Doug has an extremely positive, wonderful attitude. I truly enjoyed real-life examples Doug shared through his consulting practice."
"Good open dialogue sessions. Activities are great and key takeaways are on point."
"Much more detailed action items, 'deeper' items to handle and prioritize. Glad folks were honest."

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