Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

“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!”
"The program was great. It encorporated all the core principles and qualities of great leadership. Well done!"
“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!”
"Well done- many new ideas I can take home and implement"
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!! Served a valuable purpose. Nice job."
"Great content and participation. I hope we all practice what we learned, especially respectful communication and behavior."
"Great insight and new tools for selling my product, progressing a sale and communicating."
"I want to implement these concepts and I plan on beginning now. Thank you Doug, your professionalism and leadership are incredible! You make such a difference to our team and you teach me so much!"
"Excellent!"
"I learned so much from Doug, especially the key points for a successful team: Communication, Planning & Team Work."
"Very inspiring. The visual aids and exercises were energizing. We jumped right in to the session and had a fast-paced, learning experience!"
"Very informative with easy going presentation."
"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 enviroment 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."
“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.”
"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!"
"A very good review of tried and true methods as well as a great introduction to new ideas."
"I have received excellent value from our coaching sessions together and find myself consciously referencing what I have learned in everyday situations."
"Great team building program. I liked the active team interaction mixed in with the presentation."
"Great content and techniques. Very eye opening. The program helped me think of selling in a new way. Thank you."
"Doug turned on some of the topics such as delegation, priority management, power plan that were very beneficial to me."
“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.”
"The coaching sessions you crafted were tailored to the characteristics of the mentored individual. The results have been outstanding."
“Hi Doug,  Thanks for sharing tonight at the Centre Club’s Social Media panel presentation. I really appreciated your insight on LinkedIn strategies. I learned a ton!!”
"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."
"Doug is a great presenter and full of energy. Learned so many useful tools with real life examples."
"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."
"Very comprehensive topics and thought-provoking. I am able to put a lot of the information presented into action."
"Doug is an excellent coach. His program was easy to understand and on point to what I needed."
"Much more detailed action items, 'deeper' items to handle and prioritize. Glad folks were honest."
"I thought the Working Agreement initiative worked out great!"
"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."
"Excellent training. Covers a broad range of topics that face most leaders."
"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."
"Good way to start communicating, collaborating, and solving problems!"
"Great information. I can't wait to get your book."
“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.”
"The presentation was informative and encouraged lots of new ideas"
"It made me aware of the different types of management techniques and coaching styles. It was very beneficial."
"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."
"Excellent content, great presentation skills, very interactive and informative."
"Excellent content and delivery!"
"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."
It was informative. I would highly recommend this training to other businesses. Great insight into team building skills and customer service techniques. 
“Doug, you really know how to inspire and instruct. What a great session we had on July 24. Sales Simplified is simply the best! It was helpful, informative and inspiring. Keep up the great work. We all appreciate you.”
"I like that communication channels have been opened."
"Informative, fast-paced and fun. Doug Van Dyke's preparation and delivery are excellent."
"There were many good takeaways that I wll be implementing."
"Very applicable to my daily professional and personal interactions. I will use these methods and tools on a regular basis."
"Doug is an awesome speaker and made it fun for everyone. He really listened to our questions. It was very educational and I will definitely use the techniques."
“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!”
"This was one of the most informatve, 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."
"Loved it! Can't wait to put the ideas to use."
“The program hit many core conversation issues that we deal with. Learned techniques that I will put into practice immediately.”
"I thought it was a great tool to address the disconnects our groups have had. It has made significant inroads into righting the ship."
"Pitched up some interesting tidbits."
"Very important and useful leadership tool. Excellent presentation style."
"Great, useful information that was easy to understand, in a very casual environment!"
"Broad range of subjects addressing real work-place issues. This training was more effective than any I've attended before."
"I wanted to extend my gratitude again for your coming to provide training for the SDMC HR leadership team at Day Springs. Your ability to work with the crowd and flexibility was appreciated. There was great feedback from the team - they all seemed to find something meaningful to use with their work."
"Fun and very informative. I learned a lot about planning and ways to deal with procrastination."
"Very positive and good insight for sales opportunities."
"All of the concepts were relevant and useful. Doug is an engaging presenter."
"Simple concept, very interesting and applicable."
"Very interesting material. Doug made several points that I had not thought about before. I learned a lot."
"Valuable information; relevant and easy to understand"
"Great program!! I gained a lot of valuable information."
"Doug, your speaking style and content is well disciplined. The format was effective in covering specific content."
"Doug gave our group some really good information today, both practical and understandable. The examples were very beneficial and will help us with our next step in the learning process: practice, practice practice!"
"This program has helped me communicate in the work place and in my personal life."
"I agreed and valued every part of this training. Really."
"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."
"Excellent. More!"
"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."
"The leadership boot camp was very helpful for developing the leadership skills and style I want to achieve."
"It was interesting and did make one think about topics discussed."
"I thought the program was very creative and very problem solving!"
"What did I like about the program? Everything!"
"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." 
"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."
“Great, strong, fundamental skills review and a powerful set of new tools to use in the future.”
"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."
"Doug brings a professional and realistic practice to not only improving one's business skills, but the team as well. He sincerely believes in these no-nonsense techniques and you will view them as invaluable as well. Highly motivational and tremendously professional, Doug is able to personalize his message for each individual; it's as if he speaks directly to you and it hits home. His book, 'Leadership Simplified' is the best business tool I've used in years."
"Incredibly informative and useful not only for professional circumstances, but for personal situations as well."
"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." 
"I thought the presentation on How to Deliver Difficult Conversations was great. Doug's confidence and demeanor keeps your attention. He helped me realize other ways to short circuit difficult conversations. Love the 5 steps."
“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.”
"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."  
"Very practical and good tools. Good examples throughout will help me be a stronger team leader and coach others."
"Very useful information that is relevant and can be applied immediately."
"Really Really Good!! You do a wonderful job!!"
"Engaging and relevant. Easy to understand and implement."
“Excellent program! Informative discussion that can be brought back to my workplace. Great examples and references to help relate and paint a picture.”
"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."
"Today there were new ideas shared and our team became closer as a result. Great team building concepts and techniques."
"Even though I'm more into people leadership than sales, I thought the Sales Simplified program applied very much to what I do."
"Fantastic program! One of the best day seminars I have had. Recommending you for training at my company. Extremely insightful and engaging."
“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.”
"The team building program was very informative and helpful. I loved the day planning ideas. Doug's sessions are always a great time!"

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