Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

“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.”
“I have worked with Doug Van Dyke over the past couple years. His techniques and coaching have made me a more confident and successful sales consultant. In 2009, I was awarded the top sales consultant in my company!”
"I've been through similar programs and this is by far the most effective training I have encountered."
"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 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!"
"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.'"
"This session achieved the deliverables required. It was very good for the group."
"Well done; easy to understand tool"
"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."
"Very good - an abundance of useful materials and concepts that I can put to use immediately."
"Very valuable, flushing out expectations is a good process. It was also good to get all the issues on the table.
"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."  
"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."
"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 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 great ideas, very well-presented."
"Great series. It was thought out well to ensure it was relative to our industry."
"Doug's program really helped me change my mindset and it will serve as the push needed to do/approach my sales calls differently."
"Fast-paced, interactive, practical, and easy to implement information."
"Great program!! Served a valuable purpose. Nice job."
"This was fabulous! Thanks!"
“I enjoy working with Doug and have attended several of his presentations and workshops. Would like to see our sales team attend training.”
"The program was great. It encorporated all the core principles and qualities of great leadership. Well done!"
"Great program!! I gained a lot of valuable information."
"Excellent, practical, innovative, and useful."
"Doug offered a new way of thinking about working with colleagues at all levels and at different stages."
"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 really enjoyed your program. It produced tangible, doable, and meaningful tasks."
"Great job! Amazing presentation"
"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."
"Excellent program. Doug is a very effective and entertaining speaker."
"Very practical with effective strategies and tools to deploy in any workplace."
"The meeting was very good. We covered many topics and came to consensus on most. Many great ideas were exchanged."
"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."
“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.”
"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."
"Clear, concise, communicative. Loved sense of humor!"
“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!”
"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 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!"
"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."
"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!"      
"I thought the program was excellent!"
"Good balance of action applied to work and creativity- breaking out of the routine approach- very good teambuilding session!"
"Great content and techniques. Very eye opening. The program helped me think of selling in a new way. Thank you."
"This information will be very helpful moving our company forward with the management changes we have been working through."
"Great job! I got good, valuable points from this presentation."
"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!" 
"Excellent training for leaders to be more effective and influential utilizing the lessons learned during the program."
"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!"
 "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 was very educational for me and I have already seen some results. Thank you Doug!"
"Leadership Simplified has been a valuable resource for both our sales office and me. Through well-coordinated team exercises, our sales team was able to refocus our strengths and achieve greater results using the talents of each associate. I have been managing a large sales team for over 15 years, and have been through many seminars and coaching sessions, but none at the level provided by Doug. He provided enormous assistance in becoming a stronger leader and sales facilitator."
"Excellent content and delivery!"
"There were many good takeaways that I wll be implementing."
“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.” 
"Good way to start communicating, collaborating, and solving problems!"
"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."
"The energy was amazing! Doug keeps the session interesting by including activities."
"Sales Simplified is a positive and effective program, full of influential group actions and great examples."
"Much more detailed action items, 'deeper' items to handle and prioritize. Glad folks were honest."
"User friendly simple method that will create high value of return"
"Great business advisor with high integrity and a great personality."
"Awesome program! I learned a number of new techniques to more effectively lead, not only in corporate America, but at home, interacting with my family as well. Doug has an extremely positive, wonderful attitude. I truly enjoyed real-life examples Doug shared through his consulting practice."
"Doug's Customer Service Workshop for the Manatee County YMCA was terrific. We learned great skills for handling dissatisfied members. I feel the training will also be helpful dealing with the staff."
"It was a great program to motivate and build stronger teams"
“Hi Doug, Thank you again for all your time and knowledge shared during our sessions. The tools discussed are invaluable and ones I will use for many years. The sessions have challenged me to raise the bar as a leader and in my own personal development. Thank you!”
"Very educational and beneficial to my career. Lots of valuable tools for me to use."
“This program is very effective. I learned a lot of new things that will help me move forward in my career. Great class!”
"I learned so much from Doug, especially the key points for a successful team: Communication, Planning & Team Work."
"Purposeful and driven towards success. Deliverables and desired outcomes clearly defined prior to meeting and achieved."
"Very good information. Makes so much sense!"
"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." 
“This will be extremely beneficial to my continued growth as a leader.”
"Very applicable to my daily professional and personal interactions. I will use these methods and tools on a regular basis."
"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."
"The best sales/motivational class I've taken in 30 years of sales and marketing."
"Very informative. Great program!"
"Excellent, fantastic! Enjoyed real world examples, implementable tools & a sense of humor."
"Enjoyed the program very much - very informative. Lots of great 'usable' information."
"Great team building program. I liked the active team interaction mixed in with the presentation."
"Doug is able to take the concepts and skills that are most critical to operating a successful organization and distill them down in a simple way to their critical steps or components. The outcome is material that can be delivered cost effectively in a short period of time, can be understood clearly as it is delivered, and most important, is easy and practical for the recipients to implement with enthusiasm."
“Absolutely inspiring! After 20 years in business and many, many training events, the programs you have customized for us over the past few years have been the most productive I have ever experienced.”
"Very informative, helpful, interesting and fun. Loved the interactive activities!"
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”
"Wonderful, useful & fun. You did a great job, Doug! I appreciate learning your techniques. Now I need to IMPLEMENT!"
“Great presentation and facilitator, generating self-evaluation and insight regarding our team. Looking forward to continuing the process.”
"Super program! Loved the positive reinforcement, it was very refreshing to hear it. Thank you."
"The best explanation of selling principles I've seen."
“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.”
"Good ideas to implement and to make me a better leader."
" Valuable information- Highlight leadership styles- Information on millennial expectations and styles- incredible!"
"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 love Doug’s energy. He kept everything interesting and relevant!”
"Lots of great material/tools. Fantastic program."
"The team building program was very informative and helpful. I loved the day planning ideas. Doug's sessions are always a great time!"
"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."
"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."
"Very effective. Great tools and techniques."
"Great Value!"

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