Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

“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.”
"Great experience, provided effective tools for the workplace in a positive and open environment."
"This program has helped me communicate in the work place and in my personal life."
"I've been through similar programs and this is by far the most effective training I have encountered."
"Very on point and very eye opening. Great Communicator."
"Valuable information, presented in a skilled, yet entertaining presentation"
"On behalf of Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Tampa Bay we thank you for sharing your knowledge, tools and techniques to help our members achieve success in their work place.   The feedback we received from today's program was wonderful! The program was very enlightening; an important topic with valuable information and useful strategies.   Thank you again for sharing your wealth of knowledge and I hope we can work together again in the near future."  
"Informative, entertaining, engaging. I like your style."
“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.”
"I agreed and valued every part of this training. Really."
“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 applicable to my daily professional and personal interactions. I will use these methods and tools on a regular basis."
"Excellent training. Covers a broad range of topics that face most leaders."
"Fantastic information. I will be able to implement several items we covered immediately."
"The Leadership Simplified program was excellent. Doug is a wonderful speaker. Great job!"
"Great program. Doug always keeps us on time and on track!"
"Loved the presentation on How to Deliver Tough Messages. Great information. Left me wanting to learn more!"
"Great program. Common sense that is summarized neatly in an easy to use tool."
"The 10 sessions of the Leadership Development Program have provided more meaningful training than other year-long coaching scenarios."
"What did I like about the program? Everything!"
"This program is needed quarterly in our organization. Very interactive."
"Very informative and much needed information. It was a pleasure to listen to you. Thank you!"
"Energetic, great approach, easy to understand and a good variety of information. Activities were fun, but also meaningful."
"Loved it! Can't wait to put the ideas to use."
“I enjoy working with Doug and have attended several of his presentations and workshops. Would like to see our sales team attend training.”
"Our day of retreat with Doug was great- we moved forward as a team and a company!"
"Very effective. Great tools and techniques."
"The program is very informative and effective. I can apply it directly to my job to be better at what I do. The real-life scenarios were very helpful."
"Fabulous, educational, informational, exciting, challenging!! Great stuff"
"Doug is a chamber member, trustee and valued resource. He leads our trustee monthly peer exchanges which many describe as the enduring value of our program. Doug's breadth of knowledge of the business environment allows him to expertly cover virtually any topic that comes up in these often-spirited discussions. Doug is very incisive in his ability to assess issues and his manner allows me to work through the options and personally 'own' the solution. Unflappable, Doug is a trusted friend and advisor."
"A very good review of tried and true methods as well as a great introduction to new ideas."
“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!”
"Doug is an excellent presenter. Good information delivered effectively."
"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. "    
"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!"
"Great! I will be implementing much of what I learned tomorrow."
" Valuable information- Highlight leadership styles- Information on millennial expectations and styles- incredible!"
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”
"This information will be very helpful moving our company forward with the management changes we have been working through."
“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.”
"Very informative."
"Great ideas and format. Doug's ideas, material, and suggestions were motivating and eye opening."
“Doug is a wonderful person who is genuinely interested in developing leaders at all levels. His positivity and enthusiasm in the material is contagious and makes an 8am (sharp) start engaging. As an aside his flexibility and understanding made completing the class possible for me- I will forever be grateful for that. I highly recommend the Leadership Simplified programming for any lifetime learner looking to sharpen, grow, or develop practical leadership skills.”
"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.”
"Informative. It was worth my time."
"With Doug's guidance, I was able to move past my own self-imposed barriers. Great techniques and useful examples are provided to assist the participant."
"Very valuable; especially in the tech world with all the linear thinkers."
"Very interesting material. Doug made several points that I had not thought about before. I learned a lot."
"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."
“He introduced tools that are immediately implementable. I am thrilled”
"All of the concepts were relevant and useful. Doug is an engaging presenter."
“Doug, as our coaching sessions have changed over the past couple of years, I find myself more engaged each time. I enjoy using you as a sounding board as well as receiving your feedback.”
"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."
"Great job! Amazing presentation"
“Excellent program! Informative discussion that can be brought back to my workplace. Great examples and references to help relate and paint a picture.”
"On behalf of Leadership Pinellas, I thank you for your outstanding presentation to kick off our speaker series. We have received such positive feedback from many of the attendees on how much they benefitted from your message. I look forward to our paths crossing again in the near future!"
"Best class ever. Day flew by!"
"Engaging, informative and a good takeaway."
"The leadership boot camp was very helpful for developing the leadership skills and style I want to achieve."
"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."
It was informative. I would highly recommend this training to other businesses. Great insight into team building skills and customer service techniques. 
"The meeting was very good. We covered many topics and came to consensus on most. Many great ideas were exchanged."
"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."
“Lots of energy, easy to understand and extremely informative!”
“Great presentation and facilitator, generating self-evaluation and insight regarding our team. Looking forward to continuing the process.”
"Very thorough, covered many valuable topics. I have already used things I learned! Even seasoned professionals will learn and take away many new techniques."
"A lot of good content packed into one day; nice level of interaction and practical examples."
"Fun and very informative. I learned a lot about planning and ways to deal with procrastination."
"Wow did I learn a lot!"
"The team building program was very informative and helpful. I loved the day planning ideas. Doug's sessions are always a great time!"
"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."
"Jam-packed with useful information, interesting, pleasant, fun, with a lot of tools to take back to work."
"Great insight and new tools for selling my product, progressing a sale and communicating."
"Doug - You are an extremely effective coach & mentor for me and my organization. Your ability to read strengths and weaknesses of individuals is uncanny, and you use your reads to recommend an effective approach to aid in individual development. Constructively, I would like you to dig deeper to keep me on-task, and continue to force the uncomfortable conversations and decisions. It was an interesting read on our team's strengths and the harmony thread. We are an operations organization - Sometimes we need to rock that boat! I look forward to another year!"
“The program was very engaging. Really enjoyed the personal stories that ‘drove the message home!’”
"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."
“Thank you for your incredible coaching and insights this past year. You really helped me focus on what my passion was.”
"Very practical and good tools. Good examples throughout will help me be a stronger team leader and coach others."
"There were many good takeaways that I wll be implementing."
"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."
"Very detailed, ability to adapt to questions or situations, on the spot feedback on use of skills, reinforcement and critique."
"Excellent, especially the Working Agreement. I can see how useful this tool could be."
"Excellent content, great presentation skills, very interactive and informative."
"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."
"Wonderful, useful & fun. You did a great job, Doug! I appreciate learning your techniques. Now I need to IMPLEMENT!"
"Great program. I can apply these tools at work and home! Thank you."
"Very informative, great content and easy to follow presentation. Doug was a fantastic teacher."
"Doug is an outstanding instructor and speaker. He gave me deeply impactful tips on how to be an effective speaker."
"Sales Simplified is a positive and effective program, full of influential group actions and great examples."
"Good to sit down and draw out expectations  of one another"
"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."
"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."
“Very informative and is relevant to my work as a team leader”
“Very enlightening. I hope the info is used to further progress our group.”
"Much more detailed action items, 'deeper' items to handle and prioritize. Glad folks were honest."
"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."
"Incredibly informative and useful not only for professional circumstances, but for personal situations as well."
“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.”
"Very good information. Makes so much sense!"

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