Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"Lots of great material/tools. Fantastic program."
"Very practical and good tools. Good examples throughout will help me be a stronger team leader and coach others."
"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."
"Doug's program really helped me change my mindset and it will serve as the push needed to do/approach my sales calls differently."
"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."
"The leadership boot camp was very helpful for developing the leadership skills and style I want to achieve."
"The material you presented fits together nicely. I plan to use the tools and techniques with my team tomorrow!"
"Very thorough, covered many valuable topics. I have already used things I learned! Even seasoned professionals will learn and take away many new techniques."
“Lots of useful tools to be applied daily. PCT and coaching methods were very helpful. Working agreements = awesome!”
"Constructive/Informative. Doug demonstrates a very comfortable presence about him, something to emulate!"
“I love Doug’s energy. He kept everything interesting and relevant!”
"Leadership Simplified will be the start for our team to communicate, have fun and be more productive."
"Excellent training. Covers a broad range of topics that face most leaders."
"Hello Doug, It was a pleasure to meet you and participate in your Leadership Simplified program at our ABWA chapter meeting this evening.  I always want to "sharpen the saw" and your topics were very helpful. I am going to check out your website for your upcoming seminars - they sound like they are right up my alley!  I plan to start reading your book this weekend.  We can never learn too much.  Many thanks!"
"Excellent, practical, innovative, and useful."
"Very positive and good insight for sales opportunities."
"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."
"This program has helped me communicate in the work place and in my personal life."
"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."
"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."   
"Dear Doug, Thank you so much for the great job you did presenting to our group today. Your presentation was informative and easy to understand. It is obvious why you are so successful at what you do. Feel free to use me as a reference with any future clients."
"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 "
"Great job! Amazing presentation"
"Very informative. Many helpful techniques and skills to become a better leader. Effective tools to streamline leadership skills and time management. I am noticing positive benefits within my organization regarding the tools I have employed."
"This was fabulous! Thanks!"
"Very good session - High energy - Fun - Very well paced - and very Effective"
“New perspective on communication, specifically paraphrasing and reversing. Very good energy.”
"Very good program, opened up communication between employees"
"Lots of great ideas, very well-presented."
"Great! Good skills to learn that can be adapted and work on a daily basis."
"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 practical with effective strategies and tools to deploy in any workplace."
"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." 
"Great program, very informative. Doug creates an atmosphere that allows people to open up, face their fears, and triumph without fear of failure. The constructive feedback from the group is so well structured."
“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!”
"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."  
"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 with easy going presentation."
“Thank you for your incredible coaching and insights this past year. You really helped me focus on what my passion was.”
“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 provided us with excellent tools to build a great working relationship."
"This program has been very helpful in learning to deal with testy customers."
“The program hit many core conversation issues that we deal with. Learned techniques that I will put into practice immediately.”
"Informative. It was worth my time."
"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.”
"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."
“What a fun and enlightening experience! Gave us a really insight into one another that we can move forward with.”
"It made me aware of the different types of management techniques and coaching styles. It was very beneficial."
"Program provided thought provoking sessions on how to be a better leader with the tools to accomplish that goal."
"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”"
"Incredibly informative and useful not only for professional circumstances, but for personal situations as well."
"Great ideas and format. Doug's ideas, material, and suggestions were motivating and eye opening."
"Very good and productive! Great information on holding effective meetings."
"Thank you for the excellent job you did in facilitating our strategy meeting. As you know, our company is going through some major changes related to growth and we requested your help in leading an all-day, offsite strategy session. We were primarily looking for a high energy agenda that would promote team building. We also wanted the experience to be valuable to our entire team as all company employees would be in attendance. Not only did you deliver what we were looking for, your personality was pleasant and not overbearing as has sometimes been my experience. You were very attentive to the needs of our particular group and the activities that you arranged were both fun and meaningful. As a result, we are now a more closely knit team. Everyone enjoyed their day and we are looking forward to our next similar event."
"This program is needed quarterly in our organization. Very interactive."
"The program was very educational for me and I have already seen some results. Thank you Doug!"
“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!”
"This is an excellent program - informative, enjoyable, great group of professionals, dynamic, and an excellent opportunity to proactively enforce the skills learned."
“Very good program with valuable information. Lots of useful tips that will help me become a more effective leader. Enjoyed learning many new tools for efficiency.”
"Very informative. Well presented ideas on fostering a better company through communication and leadership."
"Good balance of action applied to work and creativity- breaking out of the routine approach- very good teambuilding session!"
"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."
"Sales Simplified is a positive and effective program, full of influential group actions and great examples."
"Doug's program on Working Agreements is helping our communication tremendously"
"Pitched up some interesting tidbits."
"Your techniques and skills helped to consolidate our priorities, while providing a detailed roadmap to implement."
"Very applicable to my daily professional and personal interactions. I will use these methods and tools on a regular basis."
"Very informative, great content and easy to follow presentation. Doug was a fantastic teacher."
"The meeting was very good. We covered many topics and came to consensus on most. Many great ideas were exchanged."
"I cannot stress enough how much I enjoyed the Speaking Simplified course. It was phenomenal! I learned a great deal and will not forget the golden nuggets of information that were provided."
"it has improved my effectiveness and efficiency."
“I thoroughly enjoyed the training this week with Doug Van Dyke. It was the best training session I have attended since being a Gevity colleague. I left feeling as if my time was utilized efficiently and I was highly motivated. It is the best money Gevity has spent on training!!!”
"Key points I took from Doug: the importance of communication with peers and teambuilding through planning."
"A very good review of tried and true methods as well as a great introduction to new ideas."
"Loved it! Thank you for all the inspiration and motivation. Very knowledgeable and professional, funny too."
"Great program. There were so many great tools to use in real time. You were great! Thank you for sharing this valuable information."
“Overall I have improved in all areas of leadership and management while being coached by Doug. Some concepts are more challenging to apply and reinforce because of the growing state of the lab, but I am confident that I will be able to practice and implement all applicable tools and guide the company growth in a more efficient manner.”
"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 and relevant. Easy to understand and implement."
"Much more detailed action items, 'deeper' items to handle and prioritize. Glad folks were honest."
"Doug is a great presenter and full of energy. Learned so many useful tools with real life examples."
“Entertaining and fast-paced. Kept my attention from beginning to end.”
"Very well done. Morale booster for the group. Happy we had it."
"The energy of the presenter and engagement of participants was outstanding. The program was well paced and balanced."
"Broad range of subjects addressing real work-place issues. This training was more effective than any I've attended before."
"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."
"I have received excellent value from our coaching sessions together and find myself consciously referencing what I have learned in everyday situations."
"The program highlights many ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency in the workplace. I thought it was very enlightening and gave me tools I can use."
"Informative, fast-paced and fun. Doug Van Dyke's preparation and delivery are excellent."
"User friendly simple method that will create high value of return"
“Very enlightening. I hope the info is used to further progress our group.”
“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.”
"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."
"Doug, Thank you for helping us achieve a productive meeting and elevate our discussions. We appreciate the role you played and the importance of having you there. Thank you again!"
"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."
"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."
"Great program. Doug always keeps us on time and on track!"
"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."
"Fantastic information. I will be able to implement several items we covered immediately."
"Excellent - I recommend this for all! Thank you."

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