- Coaching & Consulting
"The best explanation of selling principles I've seen."
“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.”
"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."
"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 helful dealing with the staff."
"I thought it was a great tool to address the disconnects our groups have had. It has made siginificant inroads into righting the ship."
"Informative, practical, and much needed!"
"Fast-paced, interactive, practical, and easy to implement information."
"Excellent, fantastic! Enjoyed real world examples, implementable tools & a sense of humor."
"This program has been very helpful in learning to deal with testy customers."
"Doug is an outstanding instructor and speaker. He gave me deeply impactful tips on how to be an effective speaker."
"Fantastic information. I will be able to implement several items we covered immediately."
"Lots of very valuable information, presented in a clear and concise manner. Great tools for leadership."
"Excellent presentation, delivered exceptionally."
"Very informative and much needed information. It was a pleasure to listen to you. Thank you!"
"I thought the program was very creative and very problem solving!"
"Great content and participation. I hope we all practice what we learned, especially respectful communication and behavior."
"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."
"Great! I will be implementing much of what I learned tomorrow."
"Great, clear, concise, motivational!"
"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."
"I love Doug's enthusiasm and his great examples; takeaways that I can implement right away."
"Very detailed, ability to adapt to questions or situations, on the spot feedback on use of skills, reinforcement and critique."
"Great program. I can apply these tools at work and home! Thank you."
"Enjoyed the program very much - very informative. Lots of great 'usable' information."
"Content was relative, presentation was very good. Doug kept all of us involved and interested"
"Interesting, effective and informative"
"Great business advisor with high integrity and a great personality."
"The program offered so much useful information regarding working together as a team."
"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."
"Very informative. Doug is an excellent speaker, very articulate and funny."
"It was an excellent course and has helped me put a plan together to become more effective."
"I love the program's emphasis on productivity and effective communication."
"Very valuable, flushing out expectations is a good process. It was also good to get all the issues on the table.
"Very informative, helpful, interesting and fun. Loved the interactive activities!"
"Super program! Loved the positive reinforcement, it was very refreshing to hear it. Thank you."
"Leadership Simplified will be the start for our team to communicate, have fun and be more productive."
"Much more detailed action items, 'deeper' items to handle and prioritize. Glad folks were honest."
"Wonderful, useful & fun. You did a great job, Doug! I appreciate learning your techniques. Now I need to IMPLEMENT!"
"Key points I took from Doug: the importance of communication with peers and teambuilding through planning."
"Please come back and continue this! Thank you so very much for being here - loved hearing you."
"The program puts some very valuable issues and ideas into plain simple language."
"Fantastic program! One of the best day seminars I have had. Recommending you for training at my company. Extremely insightful and engaging."
"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."
"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 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."
"Very helpful indeed. Good start."
"I think it was great to discuss different departments and how they interact and affect each other."
"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!"
"The program was excellent. I will use this knowledge in my everyday communication."
"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."
"Terrific & simple!"
"Good way to start communicating, collaborating, and solving problems!"
"Fabulous, wish I had done this 2 years ago when I started in sales."
"Very beneficial. It made a lot of connections with existing situations. Great process!"
"Engaging, informative and a good takeaway."
"Very good and productive! Great information on holding effective meetings."
"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!"
"Very good program, opened up communication between employees"
"Very informative. I look forward to applying the tools to my everyday work life."
"I enjoyed the whole presentation. The importance of paraphrasing was a topic I had not heard in a very long time, but a very good tool."
“Very informative and is relevant to my work as a team leader”
"The Leadership Simplified program was excellent. Doug is a wonderful speaker. Great job!"
"The coaching sessions you crafted were tailored to the characteristics of the mentored individual. The results have been outstanding."
"Excellent program. Doug is a very effective and entertaining speaker."
"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 help them achieve their best results."
"I enjoyed the presenter - good tools for management/leadership. Plan to put to use right away."
“I thought the presentation was wonderful and very insightful. I am leaving with new communication tools and reinforcement of old tools that I forget to use!”
"Excellent. A lot of good tips and ideas I can implement."
"It was a great program to motivate and build stronger teams"
"Practical, can be used with every business."
"I like that communication channels have been opened."
"Needed, thorough, effective"
"Informative, entertaining, engaging. I like your style."
"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."
"The name Leadership Simplified says it all... taking simple techniques and learning to apply them. Very insightful..."
"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."
"Informative and learned many things I can use to perform my job better."
"Valuable information; relevant and easy to understand"
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 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."
“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.”
"There were so many valuable tools that I can implement immediately."
"Doug, your speaking style and content is well disciplined. The format was effective in covering specific content."
"Excellent. Extremely helpful. Great examples..."
"A great eye opener"
"Terrific Strategic Planning session - very concise, informative, stayed on task."
"This sesion 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."
"Great job! I got good, valuable points from this presentation."
"Simple ideas but very underused tools"
"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."
"Our day of retreat with Doug was great- we moved forward as a team and a company!"
"Engaging and relevant. Easy to understand and implement."
"I learned so much from Doug, especially the key points for a successful team: Communication, Planning & Team Work."
"Very informative. I learned new tools and techniques that will help me grow as a leader and as a professional."
“Very good information – presented in an easy to understand format with great examples on how to utilize”
"The presentation was informative and encouraged lots of new ideas"
"Great team building program. I liked the active team interaction mixed in with the presentation."
"Good stuff, good things to build on"
"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."