Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"Very informative. Well presented ideas on fostering a better company through communication and leadership."
"Great series. It was thought out well to ensure it was relative to our industry."
“This will be extremely beneficial to my continued growth as a leader.”
"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.”
"Great content and participation. I hope we all practice what we learned, especially respectful communication and behavior."
"The Leadership Simplified program was excellent. Doug is a wonderful speaker. Great job!"
"Valuable information, presented in a skilled, yet entertaining 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."
"Terrific & simple!"
"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."
"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."
"Fantastic information. I will be able to implement several items we covered immediately."
"Very helpful. I am always in learning mode and appreciate when my expectations are met."
"Thank you for being great at what you do. Using skills and tools from Leadership Simplified has greatly reduced many if not all barriers that appeared to be present in the professional world for me. I still continue to learn and communicate skills and tools I have developed which has only further increased my potential. The leadership simplified class was pivotal in my development. So, thank you so much!"
"Fabulous, educational, informational, exciting, challenging!! Great stuff"
"Great team building program. I liked the active team interaction mixed in with the presentation."
"Very practical and good tools. Good examples throughout will help me be a stronger team leader and coach others."
"Wonderful, useful & fun. You did a great job, Doug! I appreciate learning your techniques. Now I need to IMPLEMENT!"
"Enjoyed interaction with other employees on activities. Fun and informative!"
"This was a great start toward getting to know who we really are..."
"Very informative."
"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 love Doug's enthusiasm and his great examples; takeaways that I can implement right away."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
“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!”
"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!"
"This was an excellent delivery of useful tactics that will greatly enhance our company's efficiency."
"Thanks again for conducting the sales training. This morning I overheard one of our sales reps telling our VP how beneficial she thought the training was and how much she appreciated Kaiser investing in her. Overall, the feedback has to be some of the most positive comments I've heard from a training that our sales reps have attended. Looking forward to the next training event!” 
"Very informative with easy going presentation."
"Doug's Sales Simplified program was very helpful to me. I learned how to have more productive and engaging conversations with my customers. I liked the interactive nature of the presentation."
"The presentation was informative and encouraged lots of new ideas"
"The program offered a lot of valuable information. Doug was excellent!"
"Fantastic pace and fantastic company."
“Very good program with valuable information. Lots of useful tips that will help me become a more effective leader. Enjoyed learning many new tools for efficiency.”
"Engaging, informative and a good takeaway."
"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."
"Especially at this point on our many change initiative journeys, this was perfectly timed. i will begin working with working agreements and power paraphrasing immediately."
“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.”
“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!”
"A lot of good content packed into one day; nice level of interaction and practical examples."
"Doug's strategic planning session was very good for our team. We moved along. The exercises were applied to help give construct."
"I think it was great to discuss different departments and how they interact and affect each other."
"Great content. Doug was terrific at adapting message to the audience."
"The program was great! Doug provided an abundance of takeaways that can be used not only in the workplace but in my personal life as well."
"I agreed and valued every part of this training. Really."
"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."
"Doug is an outstanding instructor and speaker. He gave me deeply impactful tips on how to be an effective speaker."
“What a fun and enlightening experience! Gave us a really insight into one another that we can move forward with.”
"Even though I'm more into people leadership than sales, I thought the Sales Simplified program applied very much to what I do."
"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."
"Very informative. Great program!"
"Hi Doug,  First let me say, it has been such a pleasure  working with you over the last few months.  The tips, guidance and support you provided and offered were INVALUABLE.   I also appreciate the comprehensive summary. Believe it or not, I used it as a reference point early this morning."   
"Doug offered a new way of thinking about working with colleagues at all levels and at different stages."
"Excellent, very engaging, kept the audience involved and entertained. Great information!"
"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 valuable; especially in the tech world with all the linear thinkers."
“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.”
"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."
"I like Doug's interactive, casual yet natural presentation style. It makes the information easy to hear and retain."
"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."
"Love it. The best part is how simple the tools are. The Working Agreement should be valuable."
"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."
"Excellent. More!"
"Great job! Amazing presentation"
"This Sales Training was Informative and easy to follow along. Effective tools provided as well! Thank you, Doug!!"
"Very well done. Morale booster for the group. Happy we had it."
"Great program!! Served a valuable purpose. Nice job."
"Excellent training. Covers a broad range of topics that face most leaders."
"This program is so amazing!"
"Jam-packed with useful information, interesting, pleasant, fun, with a lot of tools to take back to work."
“Thank you for your incredible coaching and insights this past year. You really helped me focus on what my passion was.”
"Great program, especially for professionals. Lots of new information to take back to the office."
"Informative, eye-opening, fun!"
"Doug's program really helped me change my mindset and it will serve as the push needed to do/approach my sales calls differently."
"I REALLY have appreciated each of the weekly topics and how they relate to me as a leader, to my career, and to what has currently been going on at work. Week by week each class builds upon the other creating a foundation of leadership skills. The "foundation" points I have learned actually run through my head during work situations. I find myself engaged during work moments and cognizant of my behavior/ bodylanguage/ paraphrasing, etc. I THANK YOU Doug for helping me become a better leader!"
"Great content; very well-presented."
"Not only was Doug's presentation effective and efficient, but it was perfectly timed for this organization."
"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 information was relatable, which is huge. The content was directly applicable to my job’s biggest struggles.”
"I found this program to be both enlightening to me and my group, as well as personally."
"Really Really Good!! You do a wonderful job!!"
"Excellent program, very helpful. I am currently using some of your organization techniques, including day planning and time management skills."
"This program has helped me communicate in the work place and in my personal life."
"Very comprehensive topics and thought-provoking. I am able to put a lot of the information presented into action."
"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."
 "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." 
"Great job! I got good, valuable points from this presentation."
"The material you presented fits together nicely. I plan to use the tools and techniques with my team tomorrow!"
"The program was excellent. I will use this knowledge in my everyday communication."
"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 Leadership Development Program provided valuable insights, skills and habits that will continue to raise my bar."
"Very informative. Doug is an excellent speaker, very articulate and funny."
"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."
“Lots of energy, easy to understand and extremely informative!”
"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!" 
"Doug moved us effectively through conversations we do not normally discuss as a group. We learned teambuilding skills that we need to practice in order for everyone to speak their thoughts."
"The energy of the presenter and engagement of participants was outstanding. The program was well paced and balanced."
"This program really pushed me to question my own leadership style and challenged me to improve, develop, and grow - both myself and my team."

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