Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"Sales Simplified is a positive and effective program, full of influential group actions and great examples."
"Very informative and much needed information. It was a pleasure to listen to you. Thank you!"
"Doug is a great presenter and full of energy. Learned so many useful tools with real life examples."
"Very informative."
"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!"
"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!"
"Good, presented a different perspective that I have seen before."
"When I first learned about the program I was a bit overwhelmed and concerned that "leadership" was going to be so broad I wouldn't know where or how to apply it in my real life. But I quickly learned that was not a problem!" 
“Very good information – presented in an easy to understand format with great examples on how to utilize”
"Very inspiring to improve my personal leadership skills. The different levels of communication and presentations were great. This will excellerate my leadership skills to a higher level."
"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." 
"Very on point and very eye opening. Great Communicator."
"Very effective. Great tools and techniques."
"Great program! I got a lot out of it."
"Love it. The best part is how simple the tools are. The Working Agreement should be valuable."
"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!"
"Super program! Loved the positive reinforcement, it was very refreshing to hear it. Thank you."
"I appreciate that Doug gave me organic tools and solutions to effect change, i.e. 16-45 days to create a habit. I needed to hear the input from my co-workers and the CEO and this forum brought out information I wouldn't have thought to ask about."
“I enjoy working with Doug and have attended several of his presentations and workshops. Would like to see our sales team attend training.”
"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."
"I love the program's emphasis on productivity and effective communication."
"My recommendation to business leaders is to invest in leadership training for yourself and your employees. I can speak from experience; I have elevated my skills and knowledge to a greater level. Thank you Doug for making me not only a better manager, but a better leader."
"Broad range of subjects addressing real work-place issues. This training was more effective than any I've attended before."
"Very good and productive! Great information on holding effective meetings."
“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.”
"Enjoyed interaction with other employees on activities. Fun and informative!"
"The coaching sessions you crafted were tailored to the characteristics of the mentored individual. The results have been outstanding."
 "I went to Doug's seminar when he was in Kansas City. I was so impressed that I spoke with him about customizing a program for my sales employees focusing on leadership and sales. We worked on a program together and he came into Kansas City. The seminar he put on was invaluable. The tools he showed everyone and the way he interacted with my employees was top notch.  I have challenged him many times since about how to handle certain business situations. Each time he has given me great ideas. I have seen and met many consultants over my career. He is far and above the best and the most helpful. I would highly recommend him and I wouldn’t say that if I did not mean it." 
"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."
"Outstanding! Very effective and thought-provoking. All the concepts presented were very easy to implement."
"Very thorough, covered many valuable topics. I have already used things I learned! Even seasoned professionals will learn and take away many new techniques."
“This has given me some great tools to work with. I feel more confident in how I will handle difficult areas of my job. I truly see how just going along to avoid a difficult issue does not help – it only gets worse unless you have the skills to deal with it appropriately.”
"Content was relative, presentation was very good. Doug kept all of us involved and interested"
"I agreed and valued every part of this training. Really."
"I like that communication channels have been opened."
"Good way to start communicating, collaborating, and solving problems!"
"Well-structured, with very implementable tools, techniques, and ideas!"
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 definitely have taken in and learned many useful tools from our coaching sessions. It is always a pleasure to have an opportunity to be mentored by one of the ‘Greats’ when it comes to leadership. From our first session, I began to put the tools to work and have seen many positive improvements in my working relationships. I feel, there will be many more opportunities for me to raise the bar and push the percentages up as the department, team, and I grow. 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”"
"User friendly simple method that will create high value of return"
“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!”
"Very inspiring. The visual aids and exercises were energizing. We jumped right in to the session and had a fast-paced, learning experience!"
"I thought the program was excellent!"
"The program was very educational for me and I have already seen some results. Thank you Doug!"
“We want to thank you for the great job you did Saturday! This was ShelterBox USA’s first national meeting and my Board and our Regional Representatives were impressed with the material presented. We hope that you and your expertise will continue to be a part of our development as a national volunteer organization. Thank you for sharing your professional knowledge, we are deeply grateful.”
"Informative, fast-paced and fun. Doug Van Dyke's preparation and delivery are excellent."
"Loved the interaction, the 'team' atmosphere we created and the skills we learned to implement. Excellent program!"
"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." 
"Doug provided us with excellent tools to build a great working relationship."
“Doug Van Dyke from DVD Consulting facilitated our multi-day, annual retreat and he was excellent. He kept a very diverse group of people on track and helped us accomplish much more than we could have dreamed. Doug was a great choice and I highly recommend him.” 
"Fantastic program. It should have a positive impact on our relationship with our company."
"I've been through similar programs and this is by far the most effective training I have encountered."
"I loved that we were presented with real life scenarios, given the opportunity to evalate and make recommendations, then hear how the actual scenarios played out."
"Great information. I can't wait to get your book."
"Doug, I just wanted to thank you on behalf of Nielsen for the wonderful Lunch & Learn session you provided for nearly 170 associates today. Judging from the evaluations, you really struck a chord by providing ideas and information that helped each of them have a valuable take away. Again, thank you very much for your very professional and engaging session. We've started the year off on the right foot with our Lunch & Learn series and your've set the bar a little higher for all who follow."
"Informative, practical, and much needed!"
"Terrific Strategic Planning session - very concise, informative, stayed on task."
"A must program for anyone starting into sales. Excellent delivery."
"This program is needed quarterly in our organization. Very interactive."
“I love Doug’s energy. He kept everything interesting and relevant!”
"it has improved my effectiveness and efficiency."
"Enjoyed the program very much - very informative. Lots of great 'usable' information."
"Wonderful- better than I expected. Timely excellent tool."
“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.”
"Very informative and exactly as advertised, very interactive, big plus!"
“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!!!”
"The name Leadership Simplified says it all... taking simple techniques and learning to apply them. Very insightful..."
"Very rational way of enlightening groups to see eye-to-eye or at least understand where the other party is coming from."
"Very detailed, ability to adapt to questions or situations, on the spot feedback on use of skills, reinforcement and critique."
"Doug, your speaking style and content is well disciplined. The format was effective in covering specific content."
"The Leadership Simplified program was excellent. Doug is a wonderful speaker. Great job!"
"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."
"Very important and useful leadership tool. Excellent presentation style."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the program - lots of great information, ideas to incorporate that are 'doable' not unrealistic. Many new tools and techniques shared."
"The 10 sessions of the Leadership Development Program have provided more meaningful training than other year-long coaching scenarios."
"Jam-packed with useful information, interesting, pleasant, fun, with a lot of tools to take back to work."
"Excellent program, very helpful. I am currently using some of your organization techniques, including day planning and time management skills."
"Great reminder of what top performers must continually practice to WIN!"
"Program provided thought provoking sessions on how to be a better leader with the tools to accomplish that goal."
"Very valuable, flushing out expectations is a good process. It was also good to get all the issues on the table.
"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."
“Mr. Van Dyke, I attended your course a couple of years ago, and ever since then my sales have increased at least 60%. Thank-you for the professional way you re-directed my sales knowledge! I hope to attend another seminar very soon.”
"I thought it was great and I plan to utilize the concepts immediately."
"An excellent program and master example of how to run a training class. As an aspiring trainer, it was engrossing!"
“The program was very engaging. Really enjoyed the personal stories that ‘drove the message home!’”
“Great, strong, fundamental skills review and a powerful set of new tools to use in the future.”
"This session was much needed for our organization. I believe this will help us move forward and begin to make changes in the way we do business and to create a positive change."
"Doug is a true modern-day business visionary. He has a profound ability to connect with people, both as a leader and as a peer. It is with this trait, that he is able to effectively consult and collaborate with organizations of all types and sizes. I had the honor of working with Doug on numerous imperative projects, all of which we are still reaping benefits from."
"It was an excellent course and has helped me put a plan together to become more effective."
"This was a great start toward getting to know who we really are..."
"Excellent takeaways. I received some great ideas to help improve my organization."
"Good balance of action applied to work and creativity- breaking out of the routine approach- very good teambuilding session!"
"This program was easy to understand. It was a great experience for me and helped me to re-think how to do my job better."
"Please come back and continue this! Thank you so very much for being here - loved hearing you."
"The program was effective and so much needed. Got some critical issues out on the table."
"The program offered a lot of valuable information. Doug was excellent!"
"Excellent, to the point, focused, structured, new material and educational. Really enjoyed the day planning. Lots of great information."
"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."

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