Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"You were a big hit with our group. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with such expertise. I have received loads of positive feedback. Thanks again."
“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.”
"I thoroughly enjoyed the program - lots of great information, ideas to incorporate that are 'doable' not unrealistic. Many new tools and techniques shared."
"Doug's program really helped me change my mindset and it will serve as the push needed to do/approach my sales calls differently."
"Great content; very well-presented."
"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."
"Excellent. More!"
"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." 
"Very inspiring. The visual aids and exercises were energizing. We jumped right in to the session and had a fast-paced, learning experience!"
"Simple ideas but very underused tools"
"Wonderful, useful & fun. You did a great job, Doug! I appreciate learning your techniques. Now I need to IMPLEMENT!"
"Thank you so much. I enjoyed the format of the Leadership Innovation Retreat – it made for a very positive experience and you were an excellent facilitator."
"The program was excellent. I will use this knowledge in my everyday communication."
"The presentation was informative and encouraged lots of new ideas"
"Excellent, to the point, focused, structured, new material and educational. Really enjoyed the day planning. Lots of great information."
"The program was effective and so much needed. Got some critical issues out on the table."
"Very good session - High energy - Fun - Very well paced - and very Effective"
"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 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!"
"Great program!! I gained a lot of valuable information."
"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."
"Very valuable, flushing out expectations is a good process. It was also good to get all the issues on the table.
"Very informative and much needed information. It was a pleasure to listen to you. Thank you!"
“I thought it was very informative and learned a lot of new techniques I can apply daily to my job functions.”
"Purposeful and driven towards success. Deliverables and desired outcomes clearly defined prior to meeting and achieved."
"Doug offered a new way of thinking about working with colleagues at all levels and at different stages."
"Incredibly informative and useful not only for professional circumstances, but for personal situations as well."
"I just wanted to send you a short note and express how much I enjoyed your guided Effective Communication seminar last week. I am new to Nielsen and to the state of Florida. As I’m sure you are well aware of, “with change, come many feelings and thoughts”. Towards the top of my list was apprehension, fear & doubt. Coming from The military side of The Boeing Company, I have become very accustomed to the firm structure & visibility within the corporation. The time I spent with you helped me to realize why I got into my profession in the first place; “to listen, observe, and recommend designs that help people be the best they can be!” Thanks for reminding me to be flexible and helping me to see the similarities & opportunities that lie on this new adventure. “Life is a process, and to live life is to love the process”"
"Thank you for your assistance in keeping us focused and from becoming overwhelmed by the work ahead of us."
"On behalf of Leadership Pinellas, I thank you for your outstanding presentation to kick off our speaker series. We have received such positive feedback from many of the attendees on how much they benefitted from your message. I look forward to our paths crossing again in the near future!"
"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!"
"I thought the Working Agreement initiative worked out great!"
"Great ideas and format. Doug's ideas, material, and suggestions were motivating and eye opening."
"A must program for anyone starting into sales. Excellent delivery."
"Pitched up some interesting tidbits."
"Informative. It was worth my time."
The content presented and facilitated is useful, "real-world", approachable tactics for being a successful leader. Areas such as Leading Different Generations, Problem Solving and Strategic Planning have really resonated with me.
"The energy was amazing! Doug keeps the session interesting by including activities."
“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.”
"Excellent - I recommend this for all! Thank you."
"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."
"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."
“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.”
"Excellent, practical, innovative, and useful."
"Interesting and very appropriate at this time in my organization."
"Engaging and relevant. Easy to understand and implement."
“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!”
“Very informative and opened my eyes to areas of leading that I have been neglecting of late.”
"Informative, eye-opening, fun!"
"Great content, learned much as usual, dynamic speaker and presenter."
“Entertaining and fast-paced. Kept my attention from beginning to end.”
"Key points I took from Doug: the importance of communication with peers and teambuilding through planning."
“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.”
"Excellent. Extremely helpful. Great examples..."
"This session achieved the deliverables required. It was very good for the group."
"Our day of retreat with Doug was great- we moved forward as a team and a company!"
"Doug is an outstanding instructor and speaker. He gave me deeply impactful tips on how to be an effective speaker."
"Very informative."
"Great Value!"
"Very good information. Makes so much sense!"
"Loved it! I wanted to hear more!"
"Doug is a true modern-day business visionary. He has a profound ability to connect with people, both as a leader and as a peer. It is with this trait, that he is able to effectively consult and collaborate with organizations of all types and sizes. I had the honor of working with Doug on numerous imperative projects, all of which we are still reaping benefits from."
“Doug, Just wanted to thank you for the session on collaboration and Working Agreements.  I used your Working Agreement template here at my new position at L-3 and I’m getting recognition for my efforts by the President of Aviation Recorders. I followed the process by the “book” and it went extremely well.  I hope you have a happy holiday!”
"I enjoyed the presenter - good tools for management/leadership. Plan to put to use right away."
"Very informative. Great program!"
"As my personal business coach and advisor, Doug has provided many services for my company. He has been an invaluable resource for my marketing campaigns and has always provided me with great ideas, feedback and solutions. He truly has coached me to success in my business.”
"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!" 
"Great job! Amazing presentation"
Very educational and fun. Good information and helpful tips. 
"The program was thoughtfully tailored to meet the needs of this particular audience. Obviously Mr. Van Dyke had done his homework. This organization enjoys very high standards in the selection of its presenters; this program was among the best."
"There were so many valuable tools that I can implement immediately."
"Doug facilitated our Strategic Planning Session and did a fantastic job at keeping our group on target. He not only met, but exceeded our overall expectations. We would welcome the opportunity to work with him again in the future!" 
"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."
“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.”
"Very educational and beneficial to my career. Lots of valuable tools for me to use."
"Informative, fast-paced and fun. Doug Van Dyke's preparation and delivery are excellent."
"This program really hit the target today in meeting the needs of the organization. Great boot camp!"
"Doug Van Dyke, CEO of Leadership Simplified delivered a wonderful and information presentation to our team. His talk on '10 Tips for Leaders to Motivate Employees' was exactly what we needed to hear. He customized the presentation for us, and we hope to invite him back soon. We believe that Doug Van Dyke is the right fit for organizations seeking to advance leadership and cultural change initiatives. Again, thank you!"
"Very useful information that is relevant and can be applied immediately."
"Great, useful information that was easy to understand, in a very casual environment!"
"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."
"The best explanation of selling principles I've seen."
"This program is needed quarterly in our organization. Very interactive."
“Very informative and helpful. Doug provides great examples and is easy to talk to.”
“I love Doug’s energy. He kept everything interesting and relevant!”
"Hi Doug, Thank you for leading a great day yesterday! The tools you provided and your ground work with the team activities will be information the care managers may use immediately as well as continue to grow in their expertise. I appreciate your expertise and effectiveness. I'm looking forward to an incredible year!"
"I thought the program was very creative and very problem solving!"
"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."
"Loved it! Thank you for all the inspiration and motivation. Very knowledgeable and professional, funny too."
"Very informative and exactly as advertised, very interactive, big plus!"
"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!"
"Doug, As you know, we started this year out with some very specific goals that I wanted to achieve for the teams I manage.  To achieve these goals, there were some changes I needed to make with my leadership style.  With this in mind you laid out a path for us to work down that would allow me to attain these goals, making changes as required as new challenges or opportunities presented themselves.  With the amount of changes we made to the way we work this year, I feel we took advantage of the opportunities presented and you helped me to significantly raise the bar and achieve our goals. I truly appreciate all of the coaching and support you have provided to me over the last 12 months, our success would not have been possible without you.  I look forward to continuing our sessions in the year to come!"
"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.'"
"Constructive/Informative. Doug demonstrates a very comfortable presence about him, something to emulate!"
“Excellent program! Informative discussion that can be brought back to my workplace. Great examples and references to help relate and paint a picture.”
"The material you presented fits together nicely. I plan to use the tools and techniques with my team tomorrow!"
"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 with great interaction. Allowed co-workers who normally would not know each other to interact."
"Great program! I got a lot out of it."

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