Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"Loved the presentation on How to Deliver Tough Messages. Great information. Left me wanting to learn more!"
"Very impressed that Doug could keep us so engaged/entertained through an entire day. I am excited to put what I have learned to practice."
"The Leadership Development Program was very beneficial and supplied me with knowledge and tools that I can apply in my everyday work. I met many interesting managers and directors during the 10 week course and they all felt the program helped them increase their leadership skills, gain confidence in their own abilities, and become more organized and effective. I recommend this program to both new leaders and experienced leaders as it provides great feedback about their own management practices. This training could also be very useful for non-managers as well, so they can get insight on the management role and understand why managers do what they do. Understanding each other is the first step to better team work."
“This program is very effective. I learned a lot of new things that will help me move forward in my career. Great class!”
"Great day of focusing on skills often forgotten in the day to day business world. Learned a lot: goals, time management, numerous sales techniques, leadership and communication." 
"A very good review of tried and true methods as well as a great introduction to new ideas."
"Amazing!! Thank you for so many great tools!! I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Doug provides an in-depth approach on how being an effective leader in the workplace benefits not only the workplace environment, but the whole person in the process."
"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.”
"Very applicable to my daily professional and personal interactions. I will use these methods and tools on a regular basis."
“This has given me some great tools to work with. I feel more confident in how I will handle difficult areas of my job. I truly see how just going along to avoid a difficult issue does not help – it only gets worse unless you have the skills to deal with it appropriately.”
"Love it. The best part is how simple the tools are. The Working Agreement should be valuable."
"Wonderful, useful & fun. You did a great job, Doug! I appreciate learning your techniques. Now I need to IMPLEMENT!"
"Doug is an excellent presenter. Good information delivered effectively."
"Excellent, practical, innovative, and useful."
"Valuable information, presented in a skilled, yet entertaining presentation"
“The initiative you conducted for our office one year ago was extremely beneficial and we continue to practice the methods you taught us. In particular, we have had a few “working agreement” meetings among various employees. This strategy has improved relationships and created a higher level of understanding in the office. By understanding each others expectations and coming to an agreement, the office has been very efficient. I thank you again for taking the time to meet with us and teach us the many valuable skills that we still use.”
"Very well done. Morale booster for the group. Happy we had it."
"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 job! I got good, valuable points from this presentation."
"Excellent - I recommend this for all! Thank you."
"Excellent content and delivery!"
"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'."
"Interesting and very appropriate at this time in my organization."
"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."
"Excellent - great ideas and techniques to practice."
"What did I like about the program? Everything!"
"Very well done - perfect timing for me"
"Very valuable, flushing out expectations is a good process. It was also good to get all the issues on the table.
"On behalf of eAutoclaims I would like to thank you for delivering a powerful and informative training session that will provoke action from our associates to achieve the desired results. The summary is also comprehensive and much appreciated. We look forward to working with you again in the future."
"I like that communication channels have been opened."
"I thought there were many great ideas and takeaways. If we are able to implement even one idea it will benefit us greatly. I appreciate the content and will use it to grow as a leader."
"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."
"Our day of retreat with Doug was great- we moved forward as a team and a company!"
"Good ideas to implement and to make me a better leader."
“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.”
"The presentation was informative and encouraged lots of new ideas"
“Absolutely inspiring! After 20 years in business and many, many training events, the programs you have customized for us over the past few years have been the most productive I have ever experienced.”
"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."
"Very informative and exactly as advertised, very interactive, big plus!"
"It was interesting and did make one think about topics discussed."
"Very informative with easy going presentation."
“The program was very engaging. Really enjoyed the personal stories that ‘drove the message home!’”
"Informational, entertaining, and useful."
"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!"
“Thank you for your incredible coaching and insights this past year. You really helped me focus on what my passion was.”
"Engaging and encouraging. I feel charged up and revitalized. Fits every need of our organization ... and personal life."
"The program puts some very valuable issues and ideas into plain simple language."
"Informative, entertaining, engaging. I like your style."
"There were so many valuable tools that I can implement immediately."
"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."
“Lots of energy, easy to understand and extremely informative!”
"Very informative. Great program!"
"Excellent. Extremely helpful. Great examples..."
"I think it was great to discuss different departments and how they interact and affect each other."
"Excellent program, very helpful. I am currently using some of your organization techniques, including day planning and time management skills."
"Great! I will be implementing much of what I learned tomorrow."
"Sales Simplified is a positive and effective program, full of influential group actions and great examples."
"Doug is an excellent coach. His program was easy to understand and on point to what I needed."
“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.”
"Amazing!!! I have been in multiple leadership trainings and this was by far the BEST, thank you!"
"Fantastic program. It should have a positive impact on our relationship with our company."
"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!"
"It is excellent! This program has positively changed the way I handle things in both professional and personal aspects, making things easier for me. I absolutely recommend it! A lot of my co-workers can see the difference since I started this training."
"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!"
“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.”
"The leadership boot camp was very helpful for developing the leadership skills and style I want to achieve."
“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.”
“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.”
"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."
"Fantastic! Awesome! Interesting! Informative! Engaging!"
"Very valuable; especially in the tech world with all the linear thinkers."
"This was a great start toward getting to know who we really are..."
"Loved the program. Strong, easy to use content. Great handouts. Doug used situations and examples many encounter regularly. Very applicable."
"I've been through similar programs and this is by far the most effective training I have encountered."
Great information, enthusiastic speaker, enjoyed the day! Inciteful with a nice entertainment value."
"Great presentation!"
"Great reminder of what top performers must continually practice to WIN!"
“Great presentation and facilitator, generating self-evaluation and insight regarding our team. Looking forward to continuing the process.”
"This session achieved the deliverables required. It was very good for the group."
“Awesome as always. I learned a new perspective and approach. Was very impressed with Day Planning and Paraphrasing. Thank you for giving me some very useful key questions and statements to use in my sales.”
"Great business advisor with high integrity and a great personality."
"Material and topics are interesting and relevant to my job. Good pace."
It was informative. I would highly recommend this training to other businesses. Great insight into team building skills and customer service techniques. 
“During a recent weekend, the management team of Samy Company attended a two-day offsite session to map our corporate vision and strategies. We invited Doug Van Dyke from DVD Consulting Incorporated to facilitate the session, and all participants agreed that he did an exemplary job of leading a tough team to achieve the goals stated at the outset of the session. Doug’s entertaining style and experience as a skilled facilitator made him an invaluable asset to the team and a key to the success of the sessio’n. We often refer to that offsite as a defining and successful event in our company’s history. I highly recommend Doug Van Dyke as a skilled facilitator and consultant. The monies spent were well worth the effort and we are continuing to enjoy the tangible and intangible benefits from this event.”
"Excellent. More!"
"This Sales Training was Informative and easy to follow along. Effective tools provided as well! Thank you, Doug!!"
"This program really pushed me to question my own leadership style and challenged me to improve, develop, and grow - both myself and my team."
“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.”
"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."
"I agreed and valued every part of this training. Really."
"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."
"Great, clear, concise, motivational!"
"Well done- many new ideas I can take home and implement"
"Very informative. Doug is an excellent speaker, very articulate and funny."
"Great insight and new tools for selling my product, progressing a sale and communicating."
"Great program, especially for professionals. Lots of new information to take back to the office."
"I learned so much from Doug, especially the key points for a successful team: Communication, Planning & Team Work."
"I found this program to be both enlightening to me and my group, as well as personally."
"Informative. It was worth my time."
"Leadership Simplified will be the start for our team to communicate, have fun and be more productive."

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