Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"Great program, especially for professionals. Lots of new information to take back to the office."
"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."
"Great session, very helpful! What an eye-opener."
“This program is very effective. I learned a lot of new things that will help me move forward in my career. Great class!”
"The Leadership Simplified program was excellent. Doug is a wonderful speaker. Great job!"
"Great information. I can't wait to get your book."
"This program has been very helpful in learning to deal with testy customers."
“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.” 
"Very informative program. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot."
"This session achieved the deliverables required. It was very good for the group."
"Great job! I got good, valuable points from this presentation."
“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.”
"Great business advisor with high integrity and a great personality."
“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.”
"Our day of retreat with Doug was great- we moved forward as a team and a company!"
"Excellent, to the point, focused, structured, new material and educational. Really enjoyed the day planning. Lots of great information."
"Informational, entertaining, and useful."
"Excellent. Extremely helpful. Great examples..."
"Broad range of subjects addressing real work-place issues. This training was more effective than any I've attended before."
"Doug, First of all, let me share that I have very high expectations with presenters and probably, to a fault, find fault. Having said that, you are really a practiced professional. Here is what I saw in your presentation in no particular order: You have broad and deep knowledge. You are very confident and comfortable leading a group, holding attention and telling great stories. You have all the secrets in getting participation and keeping the meeting moving. You have great energy and strong credibility. As honest as I can be without being prejudice, you are really awesome. On the drive to the airport, key members of my team were raving about your presentation. Thanks for making me look good, as well as imparting wisdom to my team."  
"The name Leadership Simplified says it all... taking simple techniques and learning to apply them. Very insightful..."
"The program was excellent. I will use this knowledge in my everyday communication."
"Doug is a fantastic coach and works well with people at all levels of an organization. We have used his service for individual coaching, team building and business operation ideas. He is enthusiastic and truly cares that his help is appropriate for the situation. I have used other coaches and Doug is clearly the best of the lot. As a past TEC member I know I receive greater value from Doug while expending less time."
“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.”
"Very informative and much needed information. It was a pleasure to listen to you. Thank you!"
"A must program for anyone starting into sales. Excellent delivery."
"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."
"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 "
"The program puts some very valuable issues and ideas into plain simple language."
"Clear, concise, communicative. Loved sense of humor!"
"Excellent, helpful for my everyday performance in how to engage with employees and for personal situations. The program helped me to become a better leader."
"The program offered a lot of valuable information. Doug was excellent!"
"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."
"Great experience, provided effective tools for the workplace in a positive and open environment."
"I enjoyed the presenter - good tools for management/leadership. Plan to put to use right away."
"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."
"Best class ever. Day flew by!"
"The presentation was informative and encouraged lots of new ideas"
“Thank you for your incredible coaching and insights this past year. You really helped me focus on what my passion was.”
"Doug is an amazing teacher with a lot of experience. He shared many valuable examples of his own and ways to handle the situation. His class is very helpful in addition it will help you in your workplace dealing with an array of personalities."
"Very informative and organized. I like how you kept us on task!"
"Pitched up some interesting tidbits."
"Fantastic program. It should have a positive impact on our relationship with our company."
“Lots of energy, easy to understand and extremely informative!”
“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.”
"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."
“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.”
“Doug is a wonderful person who is genuinely interested in developing leaders at all levels. His positivity and enthusiasm in the material is contagious and makes an 8am (sharp) start engaging. As an aside his flexibility and understanding made completing the class possible for me- I will forever be grateful for that. I highly recommend the Leadership Simplified programming for any lifetime learner looking to sharpen, grow, or develop practical leadership skills.”
"Informative. It was worth my time."
 “Great break down of many topics. Offered wonderful suggestions to incorporate in a lot of different settings. Enjoyed thinking about topics in a different way.”
"A lot of good content packed into one day; nice level of interaction and practical examples."
"I like that communication channels have been opened."
"Very educational and beneficial to my career. Lots of valuable tools for me to use."
"Great program!! I gained a lot of valuable information."
"Very informative and exactly as advertised, very interactive, big plus!"
"Very comprehensive topics and thought-provoking. I am able to put a lot of the information presented into action."
"The Phase II Leadership Program material is an imperative tool. The focus on developing each leader to become savvy and the attention to detail was impeccable. Thank you for your due diligence Doug."
“Great presentation and facilitator, generating self-evaluation and insight regarding our team. Looking forward to continuing the process.”
“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"
"Excellent takeaways. I received some great ideas to help improve my organization."
"Leadership Simplified will be the start for our team to communicate, have fun and be more productive."
“Great, strong, fundamental skills review and a powerful set of new tools to use in the future.”
"Very informative, helpful, interesting and fun. Loved the interactive activities!"
"The best explanation of selling principles I've seen."
“Very informative program that has helped me greatly. Doug is an inspiration and has taught me better ways to deal with situations, not only in the workplace, but in my home life as well. I wish there were more sessions I could attend. The program was a great use of my time!”
"Enjoyed interaction with other employees on activities. Fun and informative!"
"Excellent, practical, innovative, and useful."
"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."
“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!”
"Doug offered a new way of thinking about working with colleagues at all levels and at different stages."
“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.”
“Dear Doug, I wanted to let you know the good news, that we just this week sold our shop. As you may remember, Eddie and I purchased Marion Smith Florist 10 years ago with virtually no equity to our name. We were able to get $650,000 for the business, and are holding no notes, during a challenging retail environment. I think back often and realize that none of this would have been possible without your dedication and creativity. I can’t thank you enough for not discarding our intentions and instead working with us to help us realize our dream. Now I have new dreams, and am looking forward to investing in another business, but this time with an MBA degree behind me and significantly more equity.”
"Informative, entertaining, engaging. I like your style."
"Good open dialogue sessions. Activities are great and key takeaways are on point."
"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." 
"Engaging and encouraging. I feel charged up and revitalized. Fits every need of our organization ... and personal life."
"Great Value!"
"Program provided thought provoking sessions on how to be a better leader with the tools to accomplish that goal."
Great information, enthusiastic speaker, enjoyed the day! Inciteful with a nice entertainment value."
"Informative, eye-opening, fun!"
"Good ideas to implement and to make me a better leader."
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."
"Excellent use of our time. I am very optimistic about what this program can and will do for us as individuals and as a company."
“Very informative and opened my eyes to areas of leading that I have been neglecting of late.”
“Steel In The Air retained DVD Consulting for the purpose of evaluating a number of potential business ventures that had presented themselves to the organization and were causing deep division in focus. Doug Van Dyke (the facilitator) created a one day event to assist us in weighing the merits of each venture and in ferreting out the real “expense” to the organization in both time and money. Doug thoughtfully and expertly led discussions, keeping them from derailing off track or getting too heated, funneling the creative process in a productive manner. At the end of the day, we had a road map to follow, one decidedly different than any of the management members expected going into the event. This roadmap eventually proved to be successful and we won a large contract. What truly impressed us was the way in which Doug guided conversation without ever steering the decision making process. He asked thought provoking questions and managed our sometimes heated discussion with tact. Doug then presented us with a thorough copy of notes from the discussion and a game plan crafted from the meeting.”
"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."
“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!”
“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!”
"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."
“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.”
"Doug, your speaking style and content is well disciplined. The format was effective in covering specific content."
"The program was very pointed and direct"
"This was an excellent delivery of useful tactics that will greatly enhance our company's efficiency."
"Very positive attitude, energetic, clear in content and presentation, good at redirecting when getting off task."
"Very good and productive! Great information on holding effective meetings."
"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!"
"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."
"Great program. There were so many great tools to use in real time. You were great! Thank you for sharing this valuable information."
"Good, presented a different perspective that I have seen before."

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