Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"Very informative and organized. I like how you kept us on task!"
"Great job! I got good, valuable points from this presentation."
"User friendly simple method that will create high value of return"
“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.”
It was informative. I would highly recommend this training to other businesses. Great insight into team building skills and customer service techniques. 
"Great content and techniques. Very eye opening. The program helped me think of selling in a new way. Thank you."
"Valuable information; relevant and easy to understand"
“I love Doug’s energy. He kept everything interesting and relevant!”
"Thank you Doug for sharing your knowledge and expertise at our training session yesterday.  I saw the “light bulb” go on during the activities and lecture.  Now we just need to practice what we learned.  As a trainer myself, it is important that we keep the momentum moving forward and allow what we learned from you to become the norm as we try to improve our culture.  Your training will be the springboard for these improvements. I want you to know how much you are appreciated."
"I thought the Working Agreement initiative worked out great!"
"Doug's strategic planning session was very good for our team. We moved along. The exercises were applied to help give construct."
"Very informative and inspirational. I bought one of your dvd's and can't wait to go home and refresh all I learned."
"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."
"Excellent program. Doug is a very effective and entertaining speaker."
"The program offered a lot of valuable information. Doug was excellent!"
"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."  
"Excellent use of our time. I am very optimistic about what this program can and will do for us as individuals and as a company."
"Great session, very helpful! What an eye-opener."
"The presentation was informative and encouraged lots of new ideas"
"Great content and participation. I hope we all practice what we learned, especially respectful communication and behavior."
"it has improved my effectiveness and efficiency."
“Lots of energy, easy to understand and extremely informative!”
"Very good and productive! Great information on holding effective meetings."
Great information, enthusiastic speaker, enjoyed the day! Inciteful with a nice entertainment value."
“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!”
“It’s the best program for leadership in the world.”
"Doug's Customer Service Workshop for the Manatee County YMCA was terrific. We learned great skills for handling dissatisfied members. I feel the training will also be helpful dealing with the staff."
"Excellent!"
“Helped with an overall understanding of the challenges that leaders face and provided useful tools to approach/attack those challenges. As a young leader I was able to take particular lessons and utilize them in the workplace. I didn’t always succeed but was able to analyze the failures and reflect on Doug’s lessons to revise and improve my approach in the future.”
"Very informative. Well presented ideas on fostering a better company through communication and leadership."
"I learned so much from Doug, especially the key points for a successful team: Communication, Planning & Team Work."
"I found this program to be both enlightening to me and my group, as well as personally."
"Well paced program. I appreciate that the content involved group participation and sharing of ideas."
"Content was relative, presentation was very good. Doug kept all of us involved and interested"
"There were many good takeaways that I wll be implementing."
"Well-structured, with very implementable tools, techniques, and ideas!"
"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."
"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!"
"Great series. It was thought out well to ensure it was relative to our industry."
"Leadership Simplified will be the start for our team to communicate, have fun and be more productive."
"Doug's program really helped me change my mindset and it will serve as the push needed to do/approach my sales calls differently."
"A very good review of tried and true methods as well as a great introduction to new ideas."
“Doug, Below is the communication I sent to our HR team and VPO. I hope they realize the value in what you provide – I know there are a lot of others within Omnicare that would benefit from your Leadership Development Program. I wish you could see how you have impacted some of our staff.  Their communication has probably improved the most.  I actually saw an email written by one of the participants to an employee that was so motivating I was in awe. She would have never taken it upon herself to send an email like that before. I also witnessed another member of the group give a presentation last week and her confidence level was at an all-time high. We are now having morning huddles in both processing and distribution. I have not had to get involved in email battles for quite some time now. I could go on. We will see where we go from here but I certainly feel that we have leaders now.    Thanks again for everything! Please see below:   All,   Our leaders have completed Leadership Simplified's Leadership Development Program and I have attached their summaries that they turned into Doug on their final day. As I watch the staff now during their daily activities, I can certainly see the positive impact these sessions have had on their performance and attitudes. Judging by their comments they found a lot of value in what they have learned as well. They are acting more like a unit and are working together more efficiently. This allows me to spend more time on important areas of the business and less time providing them with guidance or having to mediate their actions. They are using the tools they learned in order to communicate better with their employees, our customers, and each other. I would recommend this leadership development program to others, either as a team or individually. It has really impacted our team.    Thanks for allowing our team to take part in this training!”
"Doug has done fantastic work with me as my business coach. His guidance is always very insightful and on-point. I feel he is a major key to the success of my business. I would recommend Doug to everyone who wants a consultant who can help them achieve their best results."
"I like that communication channels have been opened."
"Informative, entertaining, engaging. I like your style."
"The coaching sessions you crafted were tailored to the characteristics of the mentored individual. The results have been outstanding."
“I think the class is excellent and I am very happy to have received some new tools to implement into my skill set.”
"Doug is an excellent presenter; the best "corporate" style presenter I've ever seen. I also loved the content of the program."
"Doug's program on Working Agreements is helping our communication tremendously"
"Thanks again for conducting the sales training. This morning I overheard one of our sales reps telling our VP how beneficial she thought the training was and how much she appreciated Kaiser investing in her. Overall, the feedback has to be some of the most positive comments I've heard from a training that our sales reps have attended. Looking forward to the next training event!” 
"The program really helps you think about the way you lead and manage people. A lot of useful tools and techniques shared to help you improve yourself."
"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."  
"Fast-paced, interactive, practical, and easy to implement information."
"What did I like about the program? Everything!"
"What a great way for us to open up about our issues in the workplace."
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.
"I have received excellent value from our coaching sessions together and find myself consciously referencing what I have learned in everyday situations."
“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!”
"Very informative."
"Today there were new ideas shared and our team became closer as a result. Great team building concepts and techniques."
"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." 
“This will be extremely beneficial to my continued growth as a leader.”
"Thank you for your assistance in keeping us focused and from becoming overwhelmed by the work ahead of us."
"Very practical and good tools. Good examples throughout will help me be a stronger team leader and coach others."
"Great information. I can't wait to get your book."
"Doug is an outstanding instructor and speaker. He gave me deeply impactful tips on how to be an effective speaker."
"Excellent – I really can’t thank you enough for the coaching you have provided these past few months, it’s really challenged me to develop as a manager far more quickly than I thought possible.  I will definitely be in touch if I run into any issues in the coming weeks "
"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."
"Informative, fast-paced and fun. Doug Van Dyke's preparation and delivery are excellent."
"All of the concepts were relevant and useful. Doug is an engaging presenter."
"Great, clear, concise, motivational!"
"Fun and very informative. I learned a lot about planning and ways to deal with procrastination."
"Great program, especially for professionals. Lots of new information to take back to the office."
Very educational and fun. Good information and helpful tips. 
“This program is very effective. I learned a lot of new things that will help me move forward in my career. Great class!”
"I just wanted to send you a short note and express how much I enjoyed your guided Effective Communication seminar last week. I am new to Nielsen and to the state of Florida. As I’m sure you are well aware of, “with change, come many feelings and thoughts”. Towards the top of my list was apprehension, fear & doubt. Coming from The military side of The Boeing Company, I have become very accustomed to the firm structure & visibility within the corporation. The time I spent with you helped me to realize why I got into my profession in the first place; “to listen, observe, and recommend designs that help people be the best they can be!” Thanks for reminding me to be flexible and helping me to see the similarities & opportunities that lie on this new adventure. “Life is a process, and to live life is to love the process”"
"Needed, thorough, effective"
"Not only was Doug's presentation effective and efficient, but it was perfectly timed for this organization."
"Jam-packed with useful information, interesting, pleasant, fun, with a lot of tools to take back to work."
"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."
"I really enjoyed your program. It produced tangible, doable, and meaningful tasks."
"Great presentation!"
"Excellent. Extremely helpful. Great examples..."
"The program was very educational for me and I have already seen some results. Thank you Doug!"
"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."
"Loved the program. Strong, easy to use content. Great handouts. Doug used situations and examples many encounter regularly. Very applicable."
“Very informative and helpful. Doug provides great examples and is easy to talk to.”
"Very positive attitude, energetic, clear in content and presentation, good at redirecting when getting off task."
"Doug is an awesome speaker and made it fun for everyone. He really listened to our questions. It was very educational and I will definitely use the techniques."
“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.”
"Doug has an innovative and interesting presentation style. I liked how the action items blended into discussion items. Fantastic program."
"Really useful tactics, not only for customers, but co-workers and other personal situations."
“Entertaining and fast-paced. Kept my attention from beginning to end.”
“Excellent program! Informative discussion that can be brought back to my workplace. Great examples and references to help relate and paint a picture.”
"Clear, concise, communicative. Loved sense of humor!"
"There were so many valuable tools that I can implement immediately."
"Excellent content and delivery!"
"Effective, informative and very useful. Good review of concepts of active listening and personal selling."
" Valuable information- Highlight leadership styles- Information on millennial expectations and styles- incredible!"

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