Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"Terrific & simple!"
"An excellent program and master example of how to run a training class. As an aspiring trainer, it was engrossing!"
"Even though I'm more into people leadership than sales, I thought the Sales Simplified program applied very much to what I do."
"Enjoyed the program very much - very informative. Lots of great 'usable' information."
"Excellent use of time. Helped tremendously."
"Enjoyed interaction with other employees on activities. Fun and informative!"
"Very positive attitude, energetic, clear in content and presentation, good at redirecting when getting off task."
“I think the class is excellent and I am very happy to have received some new tools to implement into my skill set.”
“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.”
"Thanks so much for your help this week, Doug! I'm grateful for your participation in our Leadership Innovation Conference and I thought the outcome was fantastic."
"Great! I will be implementing much of what I learned tomorrow."
“Very enlightening. I hope the info is used to further progress our group.”
"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!"      
"Very rational way of enlightening groups to see eye-to-eye or at least understand where the other party is coming from."
"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!"
"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."
"Good, presented a different perspective that I have seen before."
"Doug provided quality strategic planning facilitation for the non-profit organization I lead. He crafted a productive agenda that left us with a sense of accomplishment, and provided great insights as we progressed with our planning. I recommend Doug for your strategic planning needs. And, it's true, he's a downright nice guy!"
"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."
"The program was effective and so much needed. Got some critical issues out on the table."
"Great program. Common sense that is summarized neatly in an easy to use tool."
"Wonderful- better than I expected. Timely excellent tool."
" Valuable information- Highlight leadership styles- Information on millennial expectations and styles- incredible!"
"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."
"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!” 
"Great team building program. I liked the active team interaction mixed in with the presentation."
"Informative, practical, and much needed!"
"Excellent, especially the Working Agreement. I can see how useful this tool could be."
"The program puts some very valuable issues and ideas into plain simple language."
"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."
"Excellent. Extremely helpful. Great examples..."
"Good balance of action applied to work and creativity- breaking out of the routine approach- very good teambuilding session!"
"Informative, fast-paced and fun. Doug Van Dyke's preparation and delivery are excellent."
"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."
"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."
"I have received excellent value from our coaching sessions together and find myself consciously referencing what I have learned in everyday situations."
“Well presented program, up-beat and fast-paced. Doug keeps the audience involved. I like how he uses real life examples. Great way to learn.”
"The program really helps you think about the way you lead and manage people. A lot of useful tools and techniques shared to help you improve yourself."
"Pitched up some interesting tidbits."
"This session achieved the deliverables required. It was very good for the group."
"Simple concept, very interesting and applicable."
"As always, Doug is well-spoken and easy to follow. the program covered a wide variety of topics effectively."
"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, the coaching sessions with you have been an integral part of my career growth at American Express and have been extremely helpful in putting things into perspective for me. I truly appreciate all that you do!”
 "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! Amazing presentation"
"I thoroughly enjoyed the program - lots of great information, ideas to incorporate that are 'doable' not unrealistic. Many new tools and techniques shared."
"Very engaging. Doug kept us involved, listening, and interacting!"
“Mr. Van Dyke, I attended your course a couple of years ago, and ever since then my sales have increased at least 60%. Thank-you for the professional way you re-directed my sales knowledge! I hope to attend another seminar very soon.”
"Doug's Leadership Boot Camp was outstanding - I am walking away with several ideas and a desire to implement as many as possible. A truly enjoyable and educational class. Thank you!"
"Very useful information that is relevant and can be applied immediately."
"I thought the program was excellent!"
"Very good - an abundance of useful materials and concepts that I can put to use immediately."
“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.”
"Interesting and very appropriate at this time in my organization."
"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!" 
“Certainly added tools that I need to be a better leader. Also, reinforced some concepts that I had forgotten from other leadership lessons. Reminds me of the influential leaders I’ve had, and the value they’ve had on my development.”
"Lots of great material/tools. Fantastic program."
"I enjoyed the presenter - good tools for management/leadership. Plan to put to use right away."
"Content was relative, presentation was very good. Doug kept all of us involved and interested"
“Very informative and is relevant to my work as a team leader”
"Very informative and motivational"
"The team building program was very informative and helpful. I loved the day planning ideas. Doug's sessions are always a great time!"
“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! Informative discussion that can be brought back to my workplace. Great examples and references to help relate and paint a picture.”
"Excellent topics and very well organized. Tools I can go back and immediately begin applying."
"Great session, very helpful! What an eye-opener."
"The presentation was informative and encouraged lots of new ideas"
"Very on point and very eye opening. Great Communicator."
"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."
"Excellent, fantastic! Enjoyed real world examples, implementable tools & a sense of humor."
"Great program, especially for professionals. Lots of new information to take back to the office."
"Our day of retreat with Doug was great- we moved forward as a team and a company!"
"Working with Doug Van Dyke over the past few years has been a great experience. Doug's training and coaching has strengthened each of the individuals in Profit Management as well as the overall team. He has given me tools to improve my communication skills and leadership abilities. This has had a positive impact on my entire team. This coaching process has proven to be an integral part of our team moving forward. Doug possesses an energy that is stimulating, motivating, and fun. I look forward to working with him again in the future."
"This program has been very helpful in learning to deal with testy customers."
"Very valuable, flushing out expectations is a good process. It was also good to get all the issues on the table.
"What a great way for us to open up about our issues in the workplace."
"Very good and productive! Great information on holding effective meetings."
"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."
"This is an excellent program - informative, enjoyable, great group of professionals, dynamic, and an excellent opportunity to proactively enforce the skills learned."
"Great content and participation. I hope we all practice what we learned, especially respectful communication and behavior."
“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.”
"The leadership boot camp was very helpful for developing the leadership skills and style I want to achieve."
"The program was very educational for me and I have already seen some results. Thank you Doug!"
"This was fabulous! Thanks!"
"The material you presented fits together nicely. I plan to use the tools and techniques with my team tomorrow!"
“Doug, Below is the communication I sent to our HR team and VPO. I hope they realize the value in what you provide – I know there are a lot of others within Omnicare that would benefit from your Leadership Development Program. I wish you could see how you have impacted some of our staff.  Their communication has probably improved the most.  I actually saw an email written by one of the participants to an employee that was so motivating I was in awe. She would have never taken it upon herself to send an email like that before. I also witnessed another member of the group give a presentation last week and her confidence level was at an all-time high. We are now having morning huddles in both processing and distribution. I have not had to get involved in email battles for quite some time now. I could go on. We will see where we go from here but I certainly feel that we have leaders now.    Thanks again for everything! Please see below:   All,   Our leaders have completed Leadership Simplified's Leadership Development Program and I have attached their summaries that they turned into Doug on their final day. As I watch the staff now during their daily activities, I can certainly see the positive impact these sessions have had on their performance and attitudes. Judging by their comments they found a lot of value in what they have learned as well. They are acting more like a unit and are working together more efficiently. This allows me to spend more time on important areas of the business and less time providing them with guidance or having to mediate their actions. They are using the tools they learned in order to communicate better with their employees, our customers, and each other. I would recommend this leadership development program to others, either as a team or individually. It has really impacted our team.    Thanks for allowing our team to take part in this training!”
"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"
“I truly enjoyed the program and found it to be valuable and informative. Excellent presentation and good tools to put in place.”
"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."
"Incredibly informative and useful not only for professional circumstances, but for personal situations as well."
"The name Leadership Simplified says it all... taking simple techniques and learning to apply them. Very insightful..."
"This information will be very helpful moving our company forward with the management changes we have been working through."
"The coaching sessions you crafted were tailored to the characteristics of the mentored individual. The results have been outstanding."
"This program is needed quarterly in our organization. Very interactive."
"I enjoyed all the Leadership Development Program classes and have learned so much. I will continue to use the paraphrasing as I feel it is a great tool and something that I can use to help our team. I have used the working agreement and will continue to do so. These sessions provide great tools and are a very good use of time. Knowledge is power and I feel as if you have empowered us all. Thank you."
“Hi Doug, I would like to take the opportunity to tell you how much I value your input and coaching.  You have been a tremendous sounding board and helped me think through some rather sticky situations.  Having your time and attention to discuss issues and troubleshoot resolutions has been invaluable.  I very much appreciate your perspective and keen advice.  I feel extremely well supported by you and look forward to our next interaction. Thank you and all best wishes.”
"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!"

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