Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

“Dear Doug, Thank you so much for your outstanding presentation during our Sales Boot Camp event! Our attendees could not have been more enthusiastic about your professionalism, your engaging presentation style and the quality of your content. Not only did our attendees learn how to sell better and more productively, they also learned how to manage their time and life more effectively! I also want to thank you for all of the pre-event assistance you provided and for being an easy speaker to work with. Not all speakers are, and it is such a pleasure to work with a professional who understands what will be needed and provides it. I will certainly look for an opportunity to have you back to another PRISM International event!”
"Content was relative, presentation was very good. Doug kept all of us involved and interested"
"This program really pushed me to question my own leadership style and challenged me to improve, develop, and grow - both myself and my team."
"Excellent!"
"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 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!!!”
"Good way to start communicating, collaborating, and solving problems!"
"Outstanding! Very effective and thought-provoking. All the concepts presented were very easy to implement."
"Your session on Working Agreements is a common sense approach to improving communication and collaborative relationships. Very effectively presented!"
Great information, enthusiastic speaker, enjoyed the day! Inciteful with a nice entertainment value."
"Especially at this point on our many change initiative journeys, this was perfectly timed. i will begin working with working agreements and power paraphrasing immediately."
"Very informative with easy going presentation."
"Constructive/Informative. Doug demonstrates a very comfortable presence about him, something to emulate!"
“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!”
"Written by an experienced speaker and training expert, Leadership Simplified presents a breezy, fast-paced guide to becoming an effective leader. Based on work with thousands of professionals, the book blends anecdotes and practical advice as it breaks down the steps toward becoming a successful leader into a series of well-defined tasks. With an informal style, clear action points, and intriguing stories, the book is a refreshing antidote to the more ponderous works dealing with the issues of leadership."
"Great program. I can apply these tools at work and home! Thank you."
"A lot of good content packed into one day; nice level of interaction and practical examples."
"Doug is an excellent coach. His program was easy to understand and on point to what I needed."
“This will be extremely beneficial to my continued growth as a leader.”
“I found the program to be very useful and effective. Doug is an excellent speaker and teacher. I would absolutely recommend this class. I know I will use these tools throughout my professional career. This course was better than most of my business college classes at USF. I wish I had such a course when I was in college.”
"Excellent - great ideas and techniques to practice."
"This was an excellent delivery of useful tactics that will greatly enhance our company's efficiency."
"Incredibly informative and useful not only for professional circumstances, but for personal situations as well."
"Key points I took from Doug: the importance of communication with peers and teambuilding through planning."
"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!"
"Very detailed, ability to adapt to questions or situations, on the spot feedback on use of skills, reinforcement and critique."
"Purposeful and driven towards success. Deliverables and desired outcomes clearly defined prior to meeting and achieved."
"Very informative and much needed information. It was a pleasure to listen to you. Thank you!"
"Doug was an engaging and inspiring speaker. I hav ebeen to several leadership trainings in the past and I can say that this training was excellent. The material was clear and easy to apply. I will be using some skills I leaerned to better communicate with other managers and my team. I also have new tools to use when managing my time to make sure all my efforts are geared towards meeting our organization's goals."      
“I truly enjoyed the program and found it to be valuable and informative. Excellent presentation and good tools to put in place.”
"I like Doug's interactive, casual yet natural presentation style. It makes the information easy to hear and retain."
"Great job! Amazing presentation"
“Doug, Below is the communication I sent to our HR team and VPO. I hope they realize the value in what you provide – I know there are a lot of others within Omnicare that would benefit from your Leadership Development Program. I wish you could see how you have impacted some of our staff.  Their communication has probably improved the most.  I actually saw an email written by one of the participants to an employee that was so motivating I was in awe. She would have never taken it upon herself to send an email like that before. I also witnessed another member of the group give a presentation last week and her confidence level was at an all-time high. We are now having morning huddles in both processing and distribution. I have not had to get involved in email battles for quite some time now. I could go on. We will see where we go from here but I certainly feel that we have leaders now.    Thanks again for everything! Please see below:   All,   Our leaders have completed Leadership Simplified's Leadership Development Program and I have attached their summaries that they turned into Doug on their final day. As I watch the staff now during their daily activities, I can certainly see the positive impact these sessions have had on their performance and attitudes. Judging by their comments they found a lot of value in what they have learned as well. They are acting more like a unit and are working together more efficiently. This allows me to spend more time on important areas of the business and less time providing them with guidance or having to mediate their actions. They are using the tools they learned in order to communicate better with their employees, our customers, and each other. I would recommend this leadership development program to others, either as a team or individually. It has really impacted our team.    Thanks for allowing our team to take part in this training!”
"Lots of great material/tools. Fantastic program."
"The name Leadership Simplified says it all... taking simple techniques and learning to apply them. Very insightful..."
"I like that communication channels have been opened."
"Excellent, very engaging, kept the audience involved and entertained. Great information!"
"What a great way for us to open up about our issues in the workplace."
"Very well done. Morale booster for the group. Happy we had it."
“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.”
"Fast-paced, interactive, practical, and easy to implement information."
“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.”
“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.”
"Very informative program. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot."
"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."
“Starting a new restaurant or any business involves many critical factors and one of the most important is a solid business plan. DVD Consulting not only made the process enjoyable, their skill and professionalism far exceeded my expectations. Many thanks to Doug Van Dyke for creating a plan that is comprehensive, intelligent and most of all, honest! I will certainly use your services again in the near future.”
"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, strong, fundamental skills review and a powerful set of new tools to use in the future.”
"Thank you Doug for sharing your knowledge and expertise at our training session yesterday.  I saw the “light bulb” go on during the activities and lecture.  Now we just need to practice what we learned.  As a trainer myself, it is important that we keep the momentum moving forward and allow what we learned from you to become the norm as we try to improve our culture.  Your training will be the springboard for these improvements. I want you to know how much you are appreciated."
"I have worked with Doug on a number of consulting engagements. The quality of his work has always been outstanding. He is one of my go to people when it comes to topics on leadership, sales, and coaching. His blog is one of the few that I read on a regular basis. Doug is a consummate professional. I recommend him highly."
"Loved the interaction, the 'team' atmosphere we created and the skills we learned to implement. Excellent program!"
"The meeting was very good. We covered many topics and came to consensus on most. Many great ideas were exchanged."
"Thank you again for presenting this course in a nontraditional sales format. Your focus on the human, relationship and psychological element is very effective. I have received many positive comments in this regard."
"Excellent program, very helpful. I am currently using some of your organization techniques, including day planning and time management skills."
“I think the class is excellent and I am very happy to have received some new tools to implement into my skill set.”
"Doug's program really helped me change my mindset and it will serve as the push needed to do/approach my sales calls differently."
"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."
“Very good information – presented in an easy to understand format with great examples on how to utilize”
"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."
"Great program!! Served a valuable purpose. Nice job."
“He introduced tools that are immediately implementable. I am thrilled”
"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!"
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."
"Great program. Common sense that is summarized neatly in an easy to use tool."
“What a fun and enlightening experience! Gave us a really insight into one another that we can move forward with.”
"Very informative. Well presented ideas on fostering a better company through communication and leadership."
"Doug has provided exceptional learning programs for the associates at the Global Technology and Information Center for The Nielsen Company. He has offered very insightful ideas for repurposing some of his programs into a smaller Lunch n Learn series. In fact, Doug's sessions have been averaging 50-75 participants regularly and his series has proven to be very popular. Doug is knowledgeable, professional and sincere in his approach to consulting and executive coaching. His newletters are thought provoking and his insights valuable in today's world. We value his contributions and look forward to new opportunities to collaborate with him for the benefit of our associates." 
"Excellent use of time. Helped tremendously."
"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."
"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!"
"Doug is very personable and works extremely well with collegues and clients. He has an uncanny ability to target the challenge, and then effectively impliments strategies that improve and motivate staff and management to reach their maximum potential."
"Loved it! Can't wait to put the ideas to use."
"Very effective. Great tools and techniques."
"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."
"Very good information. Makes so much sense!"
“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.”
"Great ideas and format. Doug's ideas, material, and suggestions were motivating and eye opening."
"Interesting, effective, makes you think, makes you aware of the strengths you have already, but haven't utilized or realized."
"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!"      
"Our office recently went through Doug's Working Agreement initiative. The program was great. Theory was great. Application will be challenging. But we need it."
"Very thorough, covered many valuable topics. I have already used things I learned! Even seasoned professionals will learn and take away many new techniques."
"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."
"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!"
"The program was great. It encorporated all the core principles and qualities of great leadership. Well done!"
“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.”
"Informational, entertaining, and useful."
“New perspective on communication, specifically paraphrasing and reversing. Very good energy.”
"I agreed and valued every part of this training. Really."
"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 "
"Valuable information, presented in a skilled, yet entertaining presentation"
"Great, clear, concise, motivational!"
"Very important and useful leadership tool. Excellent presentation style."
"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."
"I thought the program was very creative and very problem solving!"
"Lots of great ideas, very well-presented."
"Great insight and new tools for selling my product, progressing a sale and communicating."
"This program has helped me communicate in the work place and in my personal life."
"Doug offered a new way of thinking about working with colleagues at all levels and at different stages."
"Doug has an innovative and interesting presentation style. I liked how the action items blended into discussion items. Fantastic program."
"All of the concepts were relevant and useful. Doug is an engaging presenter."

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