Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

“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.”
"Doug has an innovative and interesting presentation style. I liked how the action items blended into discussion items. Fantastic program."
"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!"
“Very informative and opened my eyes to areas of leading that I have been neglecting of late.”
 “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.”
"Very valuable, flushing out expectations is a good process. It was also good to get all the issues on the table.
"Enjoyed interaction with other employees on activities. Fun and informative!"
"The program offered a lot of valuable information. Doug was excellent!"
“Thanks for a wonderful workshop! It was great to see our team come together in amazing ways. The feedback revealed it was a resounding success! I am spreading the word, and look forward to being in touch for future activities/events.”
"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."
“Lots of useful tools to be applied daily. PCT and coaching methods were very helpful. Working agreements = awesome!”
"The best sales/motivational class I've taken in 30 years of sales and marketing."
"This was one of the most informative, thought-provoking, and collaborative training sessions I have attended. I am a life-long learner and this has given me the tools to reassess my leadership abilities by cementing the good and to question and/or change the bad."
"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!"
“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 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." 
" Valuable information- Highlight leadership styles- Information on millennial expectations and styles- incredible!"
"I enjoyed learning about the various tools that can be implemented to have a more effective and accountable organizational structure."
"Very on point and very eye opening. Great Communicator."
"Really Really Good!! You do a wonderful job!!"
"The program was excellent. I will use this knowledge in my everyday communication."
"Good to sit down and draw out expectations  of one another"
"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."
"Thank you for your assistance in keeping us focused and from becoming overwhelmed by the work ahead of us."
"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."  
"What fresh, new ideas about leadership. It was terrific. Different style, great instructor!"
"Excellent use of funds, sums it up nicely."
“Great presentation and facilitator, generating self-evaluation and insight regarding our team. Looking forward to continuing the process.”
"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!"
"Very valuable; especially in the tech world with all the linear thinkers."
"Great program. Doug always keeps us on time and on track!"
"Doug is an outstanding instructor and speaker. He gave me deeply impactful tips on how to be an effective speaker."
"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."
"Loved the interaction, the 'team' atmosphere we created and the skills we learned to implement. Excellent program!"
"Great program. It is already making a difference with our team."
"Very good program, opened up communication between employees"
"Doug's program on Working Agreements is helping our communication tremendously"
"Excellent. Extremely helpful. Great examples..."
"Excellent topics and very well organized. Tools I can go back and immediately begin applying."
"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 all the Leadership Development Program classes and have learned so much. I will continue to use the paraphrasing as I feel it is a great tool and something that I can use to help our team. I have used the working agreement and will continue to do so. These sessions provide great tools and are a very good use of time. Knowledge is power and I feel as if you have empowered us all. Thank you."
"This Sales Training was Informative and easy to follow along. Effective tools provided as well! Thank you, Doug!!"
"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”"
"I have received excellent value from our coaching sessions together and find myself consciously referencing what I have learned in everyday situations."
"This was fabulous! Thanks!"
"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 "
"Simple concept, very interesting and applicable."
"Excellent presentation, delivered exceptionally."
"Informational, entertaining, and useful."
"Fantastic program! One of the best day seminars I have had. Recommending you for training at my company. Extremely insightful and engaging."
“The information was relatable, which is huge. The content was directly applicable to my job’s biggest struggles.”
“I thought the presentation was wonderful and very insightful. I am leaving with new communication tools and reinforcement of old tools that I forget to use!”
I recently had the pleasure of attending one of Doug's interactive presentations at my company's leadership conference. I thought Doug did an incredible job engaging the audience and reviewed topics that were relevant to us and our businesses. He was extremely informative and made the group think outside of the norm that we were used to. His thoughts on digital marketing and media were fantastic and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to hire a speaker for their employees. Thanks Doug, myself and my team appreciated you speaking with us!
"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." 
"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."
"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."
“I enjoy working with Doug and have attended several of his presentations and workshops. Would like to see our sales team attend training.”
“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!”
"Very informative. Doug is an excellent speaker, very articulate and funny."
"Clear, concise, communicative. Loved sense of humor!"
"Doug, I just want to comment that your 34-minute Communication CD is a wonderful "recap" of the several hours of training that you provided to Clearwater Gas System. I would say it's definitely a "must have" for everyone that would like to refresh and retain some of the most important highlights of your training."
"Very informative. I learned new tools and techniques that will help me grow as a leader and as a professional."
"Very practical and good tools. Good examples throughout will help me be a stronger team leader and coach others."
"All of the concepts were relevant and useful. Doug is an engaging presenter."
"Engaging and relevant. Easy to understand and implement."
"The material you presented fits together nicely. I plan to use the tools and techniques with my team tomorrow!"
“Very informative and helpful. Doug provides great examples and is easy to talk to.”
"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."
"I really enjoyed the program. I will be doing a lot of public speaking & presentations in my new role at Trustmark. Your insight, wisdom, and tools are of great value. Thank you."
"The Leadership Development Program provides tools and concepts that will allow a leader to heighten their skills and bring the value back to the company. Excellent presentation of how to utilize the tools and concepts with lots of 'stickability.'"
“He introduced tools that are immediately implementable. I am thrilled”
"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 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!"
"Great, useful information that was easy to understand, in a very casual environment!"
“Excellent program, would recommend other leaders from Tervis to take advantage of this opportunity next time. Content was very helpful and I was able to implement a lot of the practices immediately.”
“Excellent program! Informative discussion that can be brought back to my workplace. Great examples and references to help relate and paint a picture.”
"Very informative with great interaction. Allowed co-workers who normally would not know each other to interact."
"Excellent. I was nervous of the program and the ability to find it useful, but it was great and I really found it interesting and educational."
"Very educational and beneficial to my career. Lots of valuable tools for me to use."
"Sales Simplified is a positive and effective program, full of influential group actions and great examples."
"Not only was Doug's presentation effective and efficient, but it was perfectly timed for this organization."
"I thought it was a great tool to address the disconnects our groups have had. It has made significant inroads into righting the ship."
"Engaging, informative and a good takeaway."
"An excellent program and master example of how to run a training class. As an aspiring trainer, it was engrossing!"
"I thought it was great and I plan to utilize the concepts immediately."
“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!”
"Fun and very informative. I learned a lot about planning and ways to deal with procrastination."
"Key points I took from Doug: the importance of communication with peers and teambuilding through planning."
"The presentation was informative and encouraged lots of new ideas"
"Doug is an excellent presenter; the best "corporate" style presenter I've ever seen. I also loved the content of the program."
"Very inspiring. The visual aids and exercises were energizing. We jumped right in to the session and had a fast-paced, learning experience!"
"The 10 sessions of the Leadership Development Program have provided more meaningful training than other year-long coaching scenarios."
"I found the discussion and tools very helpful with handling calls. My confidence will increase with these tools over time."
"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!"
"A very good review of tried and true methods as well as a great introduction to new ideas."
"Simple ideas but very underused tools"
"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."
"Engaging and encouraging. I feel charged up and revitalized. Fits every need of our organization ... and personal life."
"The Leadership Development Program provided valuable insights, skills and habits that will continue to raise my bar."

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