Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"This session achieved the deliverables required. It was very good for the group."
"The program was very educational for me and I have already seen some results. Thank you Doug!"
“The program hit many core conversation issues that we deal with. Learned techniques that I will put into practice immediately.”
"What fresh, new ideas about leadership. It was terrific. Different style, great instructor!"
"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!"
"There were many good takeaways that I wll be implementing."
"Excellent, practical, innovative, and useful."
"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."
"Energetic, great approach, easy to understand and a good variety of information. Activities were fun, but also meaningful."
"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."
"Fast-paced, interactive, practical, and easy to implement information."
"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!"
"Very positive attitude, energetic, clear in content and presentation, good at redirecting when getting off task."
"Good to sit down and draw out expectations  of one another"
"Coming from a military background I am a bit skeptical of soft skills coaches. I have also read just about every management/leadership book that exists. TTS hired Doug to help us with our business strategy during a period of rapid growth. His interfacing with our team and direction he provided during meetings was phenomenal. He has managed to mold a group of people who were rigidly formed by military experience into a very effective leadership team. Knowing all the buzz words and techniques is not enough. Doug is a great implementor of these techniques. I highly recommend Doug to help your organization from the boardroom to the 'shop floor'."
"Great insight and new tools for selling my product, progressing a sale and communicating."
"What did I like about the program? Everything!"
"Very important and useful leadership tool. Excellent presentation style."
"Enjoyed the program very much - very informative. Lots of great 'usable' information."
"Very useful information that is relevant and can be applied immediately."
"The team building program was very informative and helpful. I loved the day planning ideas. Doug's sessions are always a great time!"
"Simple concept, very interesting and applicable."
"Lots of very valuable information, presented in a clear and concise manner. Great tools for leadership."
"Very good information. Makes so much sense!"
"This program is needed quarterly in our organization. Very interactive."
"The program offered a lot of valuable information. Doug was excellent!"
"Fantastic! Informative. Doug's material and delivery is creative. I am now able to see and observe things that were not obvious to me before. I can use these techniques in my professional and personal life."
"Needed, thorough, effective"
"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."
"Wonderful- better than I expected. Timely excellent tool."
“I appreciate the valuable information that I can utilize both in the workplace and with personal life to build stronger relationships.”
"Engaging, informative and a good takeaway."
"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."
"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."
"Very engaging. Doug kept us involved, listening, and interacting!"
"Outstanding! Very effective and thought-provoking. All the concepts presented were very easy to implement."
“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.”
“Very informative and is relevant to my work as a team leader”
"I thought the Working Agreement initiative worked out great!"
 "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." 
"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."
"I like Doug's interactive, casual yet natural presentation style. It makes the information easy to hear and retain."
"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."
"Your techniques and skills helped to consolidate our priorities, while providing a detailed roadmap to implement."
"Valuable information; relevant and easy to understand"
“I truly enjoyed the program and found it to be valuable and informative. Excellent presentation and good tools to put in place.”
"I enjoyed the presenter - good tools for management/leadership. Plan to put to use right away."
"The energy was amazing! Doug keeps the session interesting by including activities."
"I want to implement these concepts and I plan on beginning now. Thank you Doug, your professionalism and leadership are incredible! You make such a difference to our team and you teach me so much!"
"Great information. I can't wait to get your book."
"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."
"Doug's presentation to our ABWA group was fantastic. I enjoyed it very much. I am now head of a group of women from 39 churches, so this was timely and meaningful."
“I enjoy working with Doug and have attended several of his presentations and workshops. Would like to see our sales team attend training.”
"I like that communication channels have been opened."
"Material and topics are interesting and relevant to my job. Good pace."
"I felt this was a robust program. I found you to be direct and engaging. You listened to our challenges and then introduced tools to help us succeed."
"I thought it was a great tool to address the disconnects our groups have had. It has made significant inroads into righting the ship."
"Very beneficial. It made a lot of connections with existing situations. Great process!"
"Great job! I got good, valuable points from this presentation."
"Good open dialogue sessions. Activities are great and key takeaways are on point."
"Excellent. More!"
"Timing is everything. Could not have been a better time for this as we navigate through uncharted waters...together!"
"Excellent use of funds, sums it up nicely."
"Very informative and exactly as advertised, very interactive, big plus!"
"Interesting, effective, makes you think, makes you aware of the strengths you have already, but haven't utilized or realized."
"Excellent, fantastic! Enjoyed real world examples, implementable tools & a sense of humor."
"Your session on Working Agreements is a common sense approach to improving communication and collaborative relationships. Very effectively presented!"
"Very valuable; especially in the tech world with all the linear thinkers."
"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."
"Doug is an excellent presenter; the best "corporate" style presenter I've ever seen. I also loved the content of the program."
"Very practical and good tools. Good examples throughout will help me be a stronger team leader and coach others."
"The energy of the presenter and engagement of participants was outstanding. The program was well paced and balanced."
"Super program! Loved the positive reinforcement, it was very refreshing to hear it. Thank you."
"Very informative. Great program!"
"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.'"
"Great business advisor with high integrity and a great personality."
"Very rational way of enlightening groups to see eye-to-eye or at least understand where the other party is coming from."
“Hi Doug,  Thanks for sharing tonight at the Centre Club’s Social Media panel presentation. I really appreciated your insight on LinkedIn strategies. I learned a ton!!”
"I thought the program was excellent!"
"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!"
"Content was relative, presentation was very good. Doug kept all of us involved and interested"
"Very good - an abundance of useful materials and concepts that I can put to use immediately."
"Doug has an innovative and interesting presentation style. I liked how the action items blended into discussion items. Fantastic program."
"This program really pushed me to question my own leadership style and challenged me to improve, develop, and grow - both myself and my team."
"I've been through similar programs and this is by far the most effective training I have encountered."
"The program was great. It encorporated all the core principles and qualities of great leadership. Well done!"
"Effective, informative and very useful. Good review of concepts of active listening and personal selling."
"A must program for anyone starting into sales. Excellent delivery."
"This session 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."
"Very applicable to my daily professional and personal interactions. I will use these methods and tools on a regular basis."
"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."
"Fantastic program. It should have a positive impact on our relationship with our company."
"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 program puts some very valuable issues and ideas into plain simple language."
"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."
"Doug is a great presenter and full of energy. Learned so many useful tools with real life examples."
“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.”
"A very good review of tried and true methods as well as a great introduction to new ideas."
"Excellent presentation, delivered exceptionally."
"Fabulous, educational, informational, exciting, challenging!! Great stuff"

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