Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"Very interesting material. Doug made several points that I had not thought about before. I learned a lot."
"Very helpful. I am always in learning mode and appreciate when my expectations are met."
"The program was excellent. I will use this knowledge in my everyday communication."
“Excellent communication and engagement! Very detail oriented and great explanation of the material and concepts.”
"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."
"A lot of good content packed into one day; nice level of interaction and practical examples."
"Practical, can be used with every business."
"Very informative and motivational"
"Great insight and new tools for selling my product, progressing a sale and communicating."
“Very good information – presented in an easy to understand format with great examples on how to utilize”
"Excellent, to the point, focused, structured, new material and educational. Really enjoyed the day planning. Lots of great information."
"I love the program's emphasis on productivity and effective communication."
"The energy was amazing! Doug keeps the session interesting by including activities."
"Excellent!"
"Informative, entertaining, engaging. I like your style."
“I truly enjoyed the program and found it to be valuable and informative. Excellent presentation and good tools to put in place.”
"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 course was excellent. I need to go review all the concepts since it is content-heavy and put them into practice one or two at a time."
“Overall I have improved in all areas of leadership and management while being coached by Doug. Some concepts are more challenging to apply and reinforce because of the growing state of the lab, but I am confident that I will be able to practice and implement all applicable tools and guide the company growth in a more efficient manner.”
“Great, strong, fundamental skills review and a powerful set of new tools to use in the future.”
"I thought the Working Agreement initiative worked out great!"
"The energy of the presenter and engagement of participants was outstanding. The program was well paced and balanced."
"Really beneficial to me. I have learned a lot of things that will be very useful to me and to my team. I would like my staff to attend also. Great program....thank you!"
"I like that communication channels have been opened."
"I've been through similar programs and this is by far the most effective training I have encountered."
"This was an excellent delivery of useful tactics that will greatly enhance our company's efficiency."
"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."
"Doug has an innovative and interesting presentation style. I liked how the action items blended into discussion items. Fantastic program."
"Thank you Doug, You are a wonderful facilitator and I truly believe you have helped us develop a great working relationship between the conservation, sales, administrative and conservation teams. Looking forward to possibly working together during our annual meeting as well as with other internal departments."
"Doug: I thought this was extremely valuable! Thank you for introducing some new things and reinforcing things I know but I have not been utilizing... Many thanks!"
"Doug is an excellent coach. His program was easy to understand and on point to what I needed."
"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."
"Very informative and exactly as advertised, very interactive, big plus!"
"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."
"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."
"This is an excellent program - informative, enjoyable, great group of professionals, dynamic, and an excellent opportunity to proactively enforce the skills learned."
“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!”
"Excellent program. Doug is a very effective and entertaining speaker."
"Engaging and relevant. Easy to understand and implement."
"Great program, especially for professionals. Lots of new information to take back to the office."
"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."
"I enjoyed the presenter - good tools for management/leadership. Plan to put to use right away."
"Very informative with easy going presentation."
“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!”
"Very valuable, flushing out expectations is a good process. It was also good to get all the issues on the table.
"Excellent content and delivery!"
"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."
"Wow did I learn a lot!"
"Leadership Simplified will be the start for our team to communicate, have fun and be more productive."
"Loved the interaction, the 'team' atmosphere we created and the skills we learned to implement. Excellent program!"
"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."
"Very positive attitude, energetic, clear in content and presentation, good at redirecting when getting off task."
"Excellent content, great presentation skills, very interactive and informative."
"I think it was great to discuss different departments and how they interact and affect each other."
"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."
"Fantastic program. It should have a positive impact on our relationship with our company."
"Very good information. Makes so much sense!"
"Pitched up some interesting tidbits."
"Very inspiring. The visual aids and exercises were energizing. We jumped right in to the session and had a fast-paced, learning experience!"
"Clear, concise, communicative. Loved sense of humor!"
"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!"
"Key points I took from Doug: the importance of communication with peers and teambuilding through planning."
"Thank you for the excellent job you did in facilitating our strategy meeting. As you know, our company is going through some major changes related to growth and we requested your help in leading an all-day, offsite strategy session. We were primarily looking for a high energy agenda that would promote team building. We also wanted the experience to be valuable to our entire team as all company employees would be in attendance. Not only did you deliver what we were looking for, your personality was pleasant and not overbearing as has sometimes been my experience. You were very attentive to the needs of our particular group and the activities that you arranged were both fun and meaningful. As a result, we are now a more closely knit team. Everyone enjoyed their day and we are looking forward to our next similar event."
“Lots of energy, easy to understand and extremely informative!”
"Doug's sales training program was enlightening and a great reminder of sales techniques. It was a shot of new energy for me to go after business. And the techniques will be fun to work with."
"Excellent. More!"
"I thought it was a great tool to address the disconnects our groups have had. It has made significant inroads into righting the ship."
“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.”
"This program has been very helpful in learning to deal with testy customers."
"Doug, I can’t begin to tell you how MUCH I valued this experience.  What a great ten weeks with all that I had going on with work too, it really all came together for me.  Thank you!"
"The meeting was very good. We covered many topics and came to consensus on most. Many great ideas were exchanged."
"Great program! I got a lot out of it."
"I thought the program was excellent!"
"Our day of retreat with Doug was great- we moved forward as a team and a company!"
“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.”
"Good, presented a different perspective that I have seen before."
"There were so many valuable tools that I can implement immediately."
"Very informative. I learned new tools and techniques that will help me grow as a leader and as a professional."
“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.” 
“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 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!" 
"Excellent presentation, delivered exceptionally."
"The program was very pointed and direct"
“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.”
"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."  
"Excellent training. Covers a broad range of topics that face most leaders."
“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.”
"Loved the presentation on How to Deliver Tough Messages. Great information. Left me wanting to learn more!"
"I thought the program was very creative and very problem solving!"
"Doug's program really helped me change my mindset and it will serve as the push needed to do/approach my sales calls differently."
"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."
"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!"
"Loved it! Can't wait to put the ideas to use."
" Valuable information- Highlight leadership styles- Information on millennial expectations and styles- incredible!"
"Doug - You are an extremely effective coach & mentor for me and my organization. Your ability to read strengths and weaknesses of individuals is uncanny, and you use your reads to recommend an effective approach to aid in individual development. Constructively, I would like you to dig deeper to keep me on-task, and continue to force the uncomfortable conversations and decisions. It was an interesting read on our team's strengths and the harmony thread. We are an operations organization - Sometimes we need to rock that boat! I look forward to another year!"
"Very well done - perfect timing for me"
"I learned so much from Doug, especially the key points for a successful team: Communication, Planning & Team Work."
“I think the class is excellent and I am very happy to have received some new tools to implement into my skill set.”
"This information will be very helpful moving our company forward with the management changes we have been working through."
"It made me aware of the different types of management techniques and coaching styles. It was very beneficial."

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