Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"The best explanation of selling principles I've seen."
"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."
"This was packed full of information that I will utilize. Doug kept it engaging and fun. I also enjoyed hearing what others in our class are faced with, and learning from them as well."
"I like that communication channels have been opened."
"What fresh, new ideas about leadership. It was terrific. Different style, great instructor!"
"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 thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone.  You are an inspiration in so many ways.  Your course is one of the best I have taken and the “stick ability” is amazing!  I really appreciate all the effort you put into ensuring there is value in each session. I am so impressed with what I learned and the new tools I have been provided that I wish it was a weekly staple!"
"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!"
"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."
"Very detailed, ability to adapt to questions or situations, on the spot feedback on use of skills, reinforcement and critique."
"Fantastic information. I will be able to implement several items we covered immediately."
"It was a great program to motivate and build stronger teams"
"Today there were new ideas shared and our team became closer as a result. Great team building concepts and techniques."
"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."
"Even though I'm more into people leadership than sales, I thought the Sales Simplified program applied very much to what I do."
"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!"
"The material you presented fits together nicely. I plan to use the tools and techniques with my team tomorrow!"
“I enjoy working with Doug and have attended several of his presentations and workshops. Would like to see our sales team attend training.”
"I have worked with Doug for several years now. What always amazes me, is the scope of knowledge that he brings to the table. Whether it is customer service, time management, management, leadership, vendor relations, hiring, etc. Doug is definitely a great asset and he has helped me and my company be more productive multiple times."
"Fantastic! Informative. Doug's material and delivery is creative. I am now able to see and observe things that were not obvious to me before. I can use these techniques in my professional and personal life."
"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."   
"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."
"Doug provided us with excellent tools to build a great working relationship."
"Great, useful information that was easy to understand, in a very casual environment!"
“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!”
"Great experience, provided effective tools for the workplace in a positive and open environment."
"Very good session - High energy - Fun - Very well paced - and very Effective"
"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!" 
"Good ideas to implement and to make me a better leader."
“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.”
"Sales Simplified is a positive and effective program, full of influential group actions and great examples."
"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."
"Excellent. Extremely helpful. Great examples..."
"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!"
“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.”
"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."
"Outstanding! Very effective and thought-provoking. All the concepts presented were very easy to implement."
"Great program!! I gained a lot of valuable information."
"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 impressed that Doug could keep us so engaged/entertained through an entire day. I am excited to put what I have learned to practice."
" Valuable information- Highlight leadership styles- Information on millennial expectations and styles- incredible!"
"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."
"Please come back and continue this! Thank you so very much for being here - loved hearing you."
“I love Doug’s energy. He kept everything interesting and relevant!”
"Effective, informative and very useful. Good review of concepts of active listening and personal selling."
"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."
"Simple concept, very interesting and applicable."
"Doug's strategic planning session was very good for our team. We moved along. The exercises were applied to help give construct."
"Very well done - perfect timing for me"
“Absolutely inspiring! After 20 years in business and many, many training events, the programs you have customized for us over the past few years have been the most productive I have ever experienced.”
"Doug has an innovative and interesting presentation style. I liked how the action items blended into discussion items. Fantastic program."
"Very on point and very eye opening. Great Communicator."
"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."
“Lots of useful tools to be applied daily. PCT and coaching methods were very helpful. Working agreements = awesome!”
"I love the program's emphasis on productivity and effective communication."
"Best class ever. Day flew by!"
"I felt this was a robust program. I found you to be direct and engaging. You listened to our challenges and then introduced tools to help us succeed."
"Super program! Loved the positive reinforcement, it was very refreshing to hear it. Thank you."
"Amazing!!! I have been in multiple leadership trainings and this was by far the BEST, thank you!"
"There were so many valuable tools that I can implement immediately."
"Great, clear, concise, motivational!"
"Great program. It is already making a difference with our team."
"Great content and participation. I hope we all practice what we learned, especially respectful communication and behavior."
"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."
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
"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."
"Excellent presentation, delivered exceptionally."
“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'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."
"Thank you so much. I enjoyed the format of the Leadership Innovation Retreat – it made for a very positive experience and you were an excellent facilitator."
"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."
"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."
"Wow did I learn a lot!"
"Excellent. More!"
"Lots of great ideas, very well-presented."
“I appreciate the valuable information that I can utilize both in the workplace and with personal life to build stronger relationships.”
"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."
"I enjoyed the presenter - good tools for management/leadership. Plan to put to use right away."
"Excellent, especially the Working Agreement. I can see how useful this tool could be."
"Doug moved us effectively through conversations we do not normally discuss as a group. We learned teambuilding skills that we need to practice in order for everyone to speak their thoughts."
"Doug's Leadership Boot Camp was outstanding - I am walking away with several ideas and a desire to implement as many as possible. A truly enjoyable and educational class. Thank you!"
"Much more detailed action items, 'deeper' items to handle and prioritize. Glad folks were honest."
"The coaching sessions you crafted were tailored to the characteristics of the mentored individual. The results have been outstanding."
"I thought the program was excellent!"
"Great ideas and format. Doug's ideas, material, and suggestions were motivating and eye opening."
"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."
"Well-structured, with very implementable tools, techniques, and ideas!"
"The 10 sessions of the Leadership Development Program have provided more meaningful training than other year-long coaching scenarios."
"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." 
"Clear, concise, communicative. Loved sense of humor!"
"Your techniques and skills helped to consolidate our priorities, while providing a detailed roadmap to implement."
"Great program. Doug always keeps us on time and on track!"
"This information will be very helpful moving our company forward with the management changes we have been working through."
"Doug offered a new way of thinking about working with colleagues at all levels and at different stages."
"Wonderful- better than I expected. Timely excellent tool."
"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."
"Engaging and encouraging. I feel charged up and revitalized. Fits every need of our organization ... and personal life."
"Excellent, helpful for my everyday performance in how to engage with employees and for personal situations. The program helped me to become a better leader."

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