Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"Doug did an excellent job involving everyone. I am amazed how many of our folks stayed with this and didn't find a way of skipping out."
"Very informative. I learned new tools and techniques that will help me grow as a leader and as a professional."
"I think it was great to discuss different departments and how they interact and affect each other."
"Fantastic program! One of the best day seminars I have had. Recommending you for training at my company. Extremely insightful and engaging."
“Very informative and opened my eyes to areas of leading that I have been neglecting of late.”
"This program has helped me communicate in the work place and in my personal life."
"Great! Good skills to learn that can be adapted and work on a daily basis."
"Very well done. Morale booster for the group. Happy we had it."
"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 useful information that is relevant and can be applied immediately."
"Pitched up some interesting tidbits."
“The program hit many core conversation issues that we deal with. Learned techniques that I will put into practice immediately.”
"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."
"Excellent use of time. Helped tremendously."
"A must program for anyone starting into sales. Excellent delivery."
"It was a great program to motivate and build stronger teams"
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."
“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.”
"Very informative and motivational"
"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."
"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!" 
"Program provided thought provoking sessions on how to be a better leader with the tools to accomplish that goal."
"Loved it! I wanted to hear more!"
"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."   
"Not only was Doug's presentation effective and efficient, but it was perfectly timed for this organization."
"Doug is a great presenter and full of energy. Learned so many useful tools with real life examples."
"The program was amazing. Many useful tools and techniques resonate with me. I am confident and know I will continue to be a successful leader."
"Great program!! I gained a lot of valuable information."
“The program has been very helpful for me. It involved so much detailed information. Doug did a great job. I find myself utilizing steps from the program daily – with great results. I learned things that I never would have thought about in the past. It makes work easier with regards to dealing with people and situations.”
“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.”
"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."
"Fabulous, educational, informational, exciting, challenging!! Great stuff"
"Good to sit down and draw out expectations  of one another"
"The meeting was very good. We covered many topics and came to consensus on most. Many great ideas were exchanged."
"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."
"The energy of the presenter and engagement of participants was outstanding. The program was well paced and balanced."
“What a fun and enlightening experience! Gave us a really insight into one another that we can move forward with.”
"Great insight and new tools for selling my product, progressing a sale and communicating."
"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!” 
"There were many good takeaways that I wll be implementing."
"Very good program, opened up communication between employees"
"Super program! Loved the positive reinforcement, it was very refreshing to hear it. Thank you."
"Material and topics are interesting and relevant to my job. Good pace."
"Even though I'm more into people leadership than sales, I thought the Sales Simplified program applied very much to what I do."
"Engaging, informative and a good takeaway."
"All of the concepts were relevant and useful. Doug is an engaging presenter."
"This program really hit the target today in meeting the needs of the organization. Great boot camp!"
"The material you presented fits together nicely. I plan to use the tools and techniques with my team tomorrow!"
"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."
“I thought it was very informative and learned a lot of new techniques I can apply daily to my job functions.”
“Very informative and helpful. Doug provides great examples and is easy to talk to.”
"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. "    
"Wonderful, useful & fun. You did a great job, Doug! I appreciate learning your techniques. Now I need to IMPLEMENT!"
"I thought the program was excellent!"
"It was great! Well thought out with useful suggestions such as Priority Communication Tool, Delegation, and Time MGMT."
"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." 
"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."
"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!"
"What fresh, new ideas about leadership. It was terrific. Different style, great instructor!"
"Doug Van Dyke, CEO of Leadership Simplified delivered a wonderful and information presentation to our team. His talk on '10 Tips for Leaders to Motivate Employees' was exactly what we needed to hear. He customized the presentation for us, and we hope to invite him back soon. We believe that Doug Van Dyke is the right fit for organizations seeking to advance leadership and cultural change initiatives. Again, thank you!"
"Great reminder of what top performers must continually practice to WIN!"
"Doug turned on some of the topics such as delegation, priority management, power plan that were very beneficial to me."
Very educational and fun. Good information and helpful tips. 
"Informative, entertaining, engaging. I like your style."
"Good ideas to implement and to make me a better leader."
"Interesting and very appropriate at this time in my organization."
"Doug is an outstanding instructor and speaker. He gave me deeply impactful tips on how to be an effective speaker."
"Excellent content, great presentation skills, very interactive and informative."
“Steel In The Air retained DVD Consulting for the purpose of evaluating a number of potential business ventures that had presented themselves to the organization and were causing deep division in focus. Doug Van Dyke (the facilitator) created a one day event to assist us in weighing the merits of each venture and in ferreting out the real “expense” to the organization in both time and money. Doug thoughtfully and expertly led discussions, keeping them from derailing off track or getting too heated, funneling the creative process in a productive manner. At the end of the day, we had a road map to follow, one decidedly different than any of the management members expected going into the event. This roadmap eventually proved to be successful and we won a large contract. What truly impressed us was the way in which Doug guided conversation without ever steering the decision making process. He asked thought provoking questions and managed our sometimes heated discussion with tact. Doug then presented us with a thorough copy of notes from the discussion and a game plan crafted from the meeting.”
“There are a multitude of useful practices effectively discussed/communicated to increase efficiency in leadership positions stemming from structuring priorities and communication styles. I found all areas helpful and usable. Now it’s a matter of practicing, expanding, and refining these skills! A life-long process.”
“Invaluable. How do you put a price tag on this content? The ideas and values are viral. They spread to the people we as leaders have committed to serve with our guidance. I can’t thank you enough!”
"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!"
"Great ideas and format. Doug's ideas, material, and suggestions were motivating and eye opening."
"Fabulous, wish I had done this 2 years ago when I started in sales."
"Very valuable; especially in the tech world with all the linear thinkers."
"Excellent topics and very well organized. Tools I can go back and immediately begin applying."
"A very good review of tried and true methods as well as a great introduction to new ideas."
"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!"
"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."
"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 seminar was very helpful to me. It was titled "How to Deliver Tough Messages". The topic couldn't have been more timely since I have a meeting tomorrow which I would have made a mess of without Doug's suggestions!"
“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!”
"Hi Doug, Thank you for leading a great day yesterday! The tools you provided and your ground work with the team activities will be information the care managers may use immediately as well as continue to grow in their expertise. I appreciate your expertise and effectiveness. I'm looking forward to an incredible year!"
"Loved it! Can't wait to put the ideas to use."
"Doug, I can’t begin to tell you how MUCH I valued this experience.  What a great ten weeks with all that I had going on with work too, it really all came together for me.  Thank you!"
"I like that communication channels have been opened."
"The leadership boot camp was very helpful for developing the leadership skills and style I want to achieve."
“This program is very effective. I learned a lot of new things that will help me move forward in my career. Great class!”
"Thanks again for the training session this week. I received excellent feedback from our leaders and was surprised that many of the attendees had little if any knowledge of the many techniques you so effectively demonstrated. I'm already forecasting the future financial gain as a result of the improved productivity and collaboration!"      
"This was an excellent delivery of useful tactics that will greatly enhance our company's efficiency."
"it has improved my effectiveness and efficiency."
"The program offered so much useful information regarding working together as a team."
"Needed, thorough, effective"
"Informative, eye-opening, fun!"
"It was an excellent course and has helped me put a plan together to become more effective."
"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."
"I thought the Working Agreement initiative worked out great!"
"It made me aware of the different types of management techniques and coaching styles. It was very beneficial."
“My team has been working with DVD Consulting for several years and have had great results. They performed in-depth analysis and made recommendations that enabled us to become a marquee office for my company. They have done a great job in many areas. They sat down with each staff member to determine the needs of each individual, and assisted me in getting more productivity from each employee. We have engaged in several team building events to show each employee the importance of teamwork and how 1+1 = 3 if we all work towards the same goals. DVD has had a major effect on increasing the communication in the office and getting employees to talk effectively with each other. Doug Van Dyke has also been a mentor to me in many ways: from increasing my communication skills to introducing me to technology tools that have helped me become more efficient in my job. My coach has also given many lessons on different leadership styles that deliver results; nonverbal communication skills; Matrix Management; organization skills; recognition and motivating others; speaking effectively; time management and ways to foster open communication. Doug has assisted me in creating a positive work setting in my office that has greatly impacted results. His broad business background and positive upbeat personality can assistant in many ways to enhancement any business.”
"Wonderful- better than I expected. Timely excellent tool."

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