Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"The Leadership Simplified program was excellent. Doug is a wonderful speaker. Great job!"
"The program was very pointed and direct"
“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.”
"Very practical with effective strategies and tools to deploy in any workplace."
"I thought it was great and I plan to utilize the concepts immediately."
"Outstanding! Very effective and thought-provoking. All the concepts presented were very easy to implement."
"The program offered a lot of valuable information. Doug was excellent!"
"What a great way for us to open up about our issues in the workplace."
"Excellent training for leaders to be more effective and influential utilizing the lessons learned during the program."
"User friendly simple method that will create high value of return"
"Very valuable; especially in the tech world with all the linear thinkers."
"Great job pushing people to open up, providing a great foundation and solid toolbox for professional speaking. Very creative in providing constructive feedback allowing people to learn and grow."
"Doug is able to take the concepts and skills that are most critical to operating a successful organization and distill them down in a simple way to their critical steps or components. The outcome is material that can be delivered cost effectively in a short period of time, can be understood clearly as it is delivered, and most important, is easy and practical for the recipients to implement with enthusiasm."
"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!" 
"This program has helped me communicate in the work place and in my personal life."
“Excellent program, would recommend other leaders from Tervis to take advantage of this opportunity next time. Content was very helpful and I was able to implement a lot of the practices immediately.”
"Fantastic program! One of the best day seminars I have had. Recommending you for training at my company. Extremely insightful and engaging."
"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." 
"Well paced program. I appreciate that the content involved group participation and sharing of ideas."
"Informative, practical, and much needed!"
"Very applicable to my daily professional and personal interactions. I will use these methods and tools on a regular basis."
"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."
"Thank you again for presenting this course in a nontraditional sales format. Your focus on the human, relationship and psychological element is very effective. I have received many positive comments in this regard."
“Very informative and opened my eyes to areas of leading that I have been neglecting of late.”
"Great program, very informative. Doug creates an atmosphere that allows people to open up, face their fears, and triumph without fear of failure. The constructive feedback from the group is so well structured."
"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.”
"The material you presented fits together nicely. I plan to use the tools and techniques with my team tomorrow!"
"Great content, learned much as usual, dynamic speaker and presenter."
"Excellent - great ideas and techniques to practice."
"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."
“Doug Van Dyke and Leadership Simplified have conducted numerous leadership programs for the Clerk's office and the results have been remarkable. His one-on-one coaching with my management staff has helped these leaders perform at a higher level and lead their teams with confidence and clarity. His ability to effectively interact with a wide-array of personalities simply amazes me. Doug has also performed his 360-degree peer review for many of my leaders and their teams, which provided important feedback to both management and staff. This resulted in better communication, a common vision, and less workplace conflict. Doug’s teambuilding training has increased collaboration and productivity in multiple departments at the Clerk’s office. I am very pleased with Doug’s work. He is a wonderful coach, educator and mentor.”
"I found this program to be both enlightening to me and my group, as well as personally."
"The meeting was very good. We covered many topics and came to consensus on most. Many great ideas were exchanged."
"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!"
"Doug has been working with us to improve communications within the Finance organization since the summer of 2011. I have personally worked with him for the past three months to develop my own management skills. Both Doug's group presentations and one-on-one coaching sessions have produced remarkable results in opening up the lines of communication within my department, and have challenged me to grow as a manager more quickly than I thought possible. I look forward to working with him in the future." 
“Lots of energy, easy to understand and extremely informative!”
"Doug is an excellent presenter. Good information delivered effectively."
"Hello Doug, It was a pleasure to meet you and participate in your Leadership Simplified program at our ABWA chapter meeting this evening.  I always want to "sharpen the saw" and your topics were very helpful. I am going to check out your website for your upcoming seminars - they sound like they are right up my alley!  I plan to start reading your book this weekend.  We can never learn too much.  Many thanks!"
"Very comprehensive topics and thought-provoking. I am able to put a lot of the information presented into action."
"Fabulous, educational, informational, exciting, challenging!! Great stuff"
"What did I like about the program? Everything!"
"Excellent - I recommend this for all! Thank you."
"Excellent presentation, delivered exceptionally."
"High value in short time"
“Doug, Just wanted to thank you for the session on collaboration and Working Agreements.  I used your Working Agreement template here at my new position at L-3 and I’m getting recognition for my efforts by the President of Aviation Recorders. I followed the process by the “book” and it went extremely well.  I hope you have a happy holiday!”
"The program covered many topics that were lacking in my MBA program. Useful strategies to deal with difficult situations, people and decisions were in every meeting. The practical applications were imediately useful in business and non-business situations."
"This information will be very helpful moving our company forward with the management changes we have been working through."
"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."
"The program puts some very valuable issues and ideas into plain simple language."
"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!"      
"Doug, your speaking style and content is well disciplined. The format was effective in covering specific content."
"Doug's Customer Service Workshop for the Manatee County YMCA was terrific. We learned great skills for handling dissatisfied members. I feel the training will also be helpful dealing with the staff."
"Doug's program really helped me change my mindset and it will serve as the push needed to do/approach my sales calls differently."
"Loved it! Thank you for all the inspiration and motivation. Very knowledgeable and professional, funny too."
"Very good - an abundance of useful materials and concepts that I can put to use immediately."
"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 amazing teacher with a lot of experience. He shared many valuable examples of his own and ways to handle the situation. His class is very helpful in addition it will help you in your workplace dealing with an array of personalities."
"I thought the program was excellent!"
“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.”
"Amazing!!! I have been in multiple leadership trainings and this was by far the BEST, thank you!"
"Great program!! I gained a lot of valuable information."
"The program was amazing. Many useful tools and techniques resonate with me. I am confident and know I will continue to be a successful leader."
"Terrific & simple!"
"Fantastic pace and fantastic company."
"I agreed and valued every part of this training. Really."
"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."
"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."
"Good balance of action applied to work and creativity- breaking out of the routine approach- very good teambuilding session!"
"The name Leadership Simplified says it all... taking simple techniques and learning to apply them. Very insightful..."
"Doug is a terrific presenter. He had quite a challenge addressing our group since we had "newbies" all the way to seasoned speakers. He handled it very well!"
"This program is needed quarterly in our organization. Very interactive."
"I enjoyed learning about the various tools that can be implemented to have a more effective and accountable organizational structure."
"The best explanation of selling principles I've seen."
"Very detailed, ability to adapt to questions or situations, on the spot feedback on use of skills, reinforcement and critique."
"The team building program was very informative and helpful. I loved the day planning ideas. Doug's sessions are always a great time!"
"Very informative. Doug is an excellent speaker, very articulate and funny."
"Very rational way of enlightening groups to see eye-to-eye or at least understand where the other party is coming from."
"Please come back and continue this! Thank you so very much for being here - loved hearing you."
"Enjoyed interaction with other employees on activities. Fun and informative!"
“He introduced tools that are immediately implementable. I am thrilled”
"I like that communication channels have been opened."
"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!"
“Very informative and helpful. Doug provides great examples and is easy to talk to.”
"Great program. Doug always keeps us on time and on track!"
"Wow did I learn a lot!"
"Content was relative, presentation was very good. Doug kept all of us involved and interested"
"Material and topics are interesting and relevant to my job. Good pace."
"Great program. It is already making a difference with our team."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the program - lots of great information, ideas to incorporate that are 'doable' not unrealistic. Many new tools and techniques shared."
"Key points I took from Doug: the importance of communication with peers and teambuilding through planning."
"Great content. Doug was terrific at adapting message to the audience."
"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."
"This program was absolutely amazing! It has taught me more than I could have asked for, for both of my jobs. I would even take it again!"
"Informative, eye-opening, fun!"
"Very informative and motivational"
"Very effective. Great tools and techniques."
"The energy of the presenter and engagement of participants was outstanding. The program was well paced and balanced."
"I thought it was a great tool to address the disconnects our groups have had. It has made significant inroads into righting the ship."
"Well-structured, with very implementable tools, techniques, and ideas!"

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