Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"Engaging and relevant. Easy to understand and implement."
"Great content; very well-presented."
“Great, strong, fundamental skills review and a powerful set of new tools to use in the future.”
“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.”
"Amazing!! Thank you for so many great tools!! I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Doug provides an in-depth approach on how being an effective leader in the workplace benefits not only the workplace environment, but the whole person in the process."
"The energy was amazing! Doug keeps the session interesting by including activities."
"Hi Doug,  First let me say, it has been such a pleasure  working with you over the last few months.  The tips, guidance and support you provided and offered were INVALUABLE.   I also appreciate the comprehensive summary. Believe it or not, I used it as a reference point early this morning."   
"The team building program was very informative and helpful. I loved the day planning ideas. Doug's sessions are always a great time!"
“During a recent weekend, the management team of Samy Company attended a two-day offsite session to map our corporate vision and strategies. We invited Doug Van Dyke from DVD Consulting Incorporated to facilitate the session, and all participants agreed that he did an exemplary job of leading a tough team to achieve the goals stated at the outset of the session. Doug’s entertaining style and experience as a skilled facilitator made him an invaluable asset to the team and a key to the success of the sessio’n. We often refer to that offsite as a defining and successful event in our company’s history. I highly recommend Doug Van Dyke as a skilled facilitator and consultant. The monies spent were well worth the effort and we are continuing to enjoy the tangible and intangible benefits from this event.”
"Energetic, great approach, easy to understand and a good variety of information. Activities were fun, but also meaningful."
"Fabulous, wish I had done this 2 years ago when I started in sales."
"The 10 sessions of the Leadership Development Program have provided more meaningful training than other year-long coaching scenarios."
"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."
"This program really pushed me to question my own leadership style and challenged me to improve, develop, and grow - both myself and my team."
"All of the concepts were relevant and useful. Doug is an engaging presenter."
"Purposeful and driven towards success. Deliverables and desired outcomes clearly defined prior to meeting and achieved."
"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!"
"When I first learned about the program I was a bit overwhelmed and concerned that "leadership" was going to be so broad I wouldn't know where or how to apply it in my real life. But I quickly learned that was not a problem!" 
"Sales Simplified is a positive and effective program, full of influential group actions and great examples."
"Great program!! I gained a lot of valuable information."
"High value in short time"
"it has improved my effectiveness and efficiency."
"Doug turned on some of the topics such as delegation, priority management, power plan that were very beneficial to me."
"Great program. There were so many great tools to use in real time. You were great! Thank you for sharing this valuable information."
“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 content and techniques. Very eye opening. The program helped me think of selling in a new way. Thank you."
“Very informative and opened my eyes to areas of leading that I have been neglecting of late.”
“I thought it was very informative and learned a lot of new techniques I can apply daily to my job functions.”
"Very good session - High energy - Fun - Very well paced - and very Effective"
"The program was excellent. I will use this knowledge in my everyday communication."
"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. "    
"Good, presented a different perspective that I have seen before."
"Loved the interaction, the 'team' atmosphere we created and the skills we learned to implement. Excellent program!"
"Program provided thought provoking sessions on how to be a better leader with the tools to accomplish that goal."
"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."
"This was an excellent delivery of useful tactics that will greatly enhance our company's efficiency."
"Love it. The best part is how simple the tools are. The Working Agreement should be valuable."
"Excellent, especially the Working Agreement. I can see how useful this tool could be."
"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."
"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."
“Lots of useful tools to be applied daily. PCT and coaching methods were very helpful. Working agreements = awesome!”
"My recommendation to business leaders is to invest in leadership training for yourself and your employees. I can speak from experience; I have elevated my skills and knowledge to a greater level. Thank you Doug for making me not only a better manager, but a better leader."
“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!”
"Thank you Doug, You are a wonderful facilitator and I truly believe you have helped us develop a great working relationship between the conservation, sales, administrative and conservation teams. Looking forward to possibly working together during our annual meeting as well as with other internal departments."
"Valuable information, presented in a skilled, yet entertaining presentation"
"The Leadership Simplified program was excellent. Doug is a wonderful speaker. Great job!"
"Very interesting material. Doug made several points that I had not thought about before. I learned a lot."
"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."
"Please come back and continue this! Thank you so very much for being here - loved hearing you."
"Very detailed, ability to adapt to questions or situations, on the spot feedback on use of skills, reinforcement and critique."
"Best class ever. Day flew by!"
"Fabulous, educational, informational, exciting, challenging!! Great stuff"
"Excellent topics and very well organized. Tools I can go back and immediately begin applying."
"Very informative and inspirational. I bought one of your dvd's and can't wait to go home and refresh all I learned."
"Very inspiring. The visual aids and exercises were energizing. We jumped right in to the session and had a fast-paced, learning experience!"
"Great content. Doug was terrific at adapting message to the audience."
"Great program. Common sense that is summarized neatly in an easy to use tool."
"After going through the Working Agreement process with Doug I have become more aware of my habitual body language, tone and words, and how they affect my working relationships."
"Very applicable to my daily professional and personal interactions. I will use these methods and tools on a regular basis."
"Pitched up some interesting tidbits."
"There were many good takeaways that I wll be implementing."
"I enjoyed learning about the various tools that can be implemented to have a more effective and accountable organizational structure."
“It’s the best program for leadership in the world.”
"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."
"This was a great start toward getting to know who we really are..."
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”
"Very informative program. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot."
"The best explanation of selling principles I've seen."
"Excellent takeaways. I received some great ideas to help improve my organization."
"Needed, thorough, effective"
"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."
“Dear Doug, I wanted to let you know the good news, that we just this week sold our shop. As you may remember, Eddie and I purchased Marion Smith Florist 10 years ago with virtually no equity to our name. We were able to get $650,000 for the business, and are holding no notes, during a challenging retail environment. I think back often and realize that none of this would have been possible without your dedication and creativity. I can’t thank you enough for not discarding our intentions and instead working with us to help us realize our dream. Now I have new dreams, and am looking forward to investing in another business, but this time with an MBA degree behind me and significantly more equity.”
"Doug has an innovative and interesting presentation style. I liked how the action items blended into discussion items. Fantastic program."
"As always, Doug is well-spoken and easy to follow. the program covered a wide variety of topics effectively."
"The program was effective and so much needed. Got some critical issues out on the table."
"The leadership boot camp was very helpful for developing the leadership skills and style I want to achieve."
"Interesting and very appropriate at this time in my organization."
"Enjoyed the program very much - very informative. Lots of great 'usable' information."
"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!"
"Very informative, great content and easy to follow presentation. Doug was a fantastic teacher."
"Very informative and much needed information. It was a pleasure to listen to you. Thank you!"
“Lots of energy, easy to understand and extremely informative!”
"Great program. I can apply these tools at work and home! Thank you."
"Great job! I got good, valuable points from this presentation."
"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."
"Well done- many new ideas I can take home and implement"
“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!”
"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."
"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!"
"There were so many valuable tools that I can implement immediately."
"Great insight and new tools for selling my product, progressing a sale and communicating."
"Engaging and encouraging. I feel charged up and revitalized. Fits every need of our organization ... and personal life."
"Fantastic information. I will be able to implement several items we covered immediately."
"Very valuable; especially in the tech world with all the linear thinkers."
"Great, clear, concise, motivational!"
“Thank you for your incredible coaching and insights this past year. You really helped me focus on what my passion was.”
"Much more detailed action items, 'deeper' items to handle and prioritize. Glad folks were honest."
"Clear, concise, communicative. Loved sense of humor!"
"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."
"Informative, practical, and much needed!"

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