Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"The energy of the presenter and engagement of participants was outstanding. The program was well paced and balanced."
"I thought the Working Agreement initiative worked out great!"
"Great program, especially for professionals. Lots of new information to take back to the office."
"Really useful tactics, not only for customers, but co-workers and other personal situations."
"Leadership Simplified will be the start for our team to communicate, have fun and be more productive."
"Very informative with easy going presentation."
"Very effective. Great tools and techniques."
"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."
"I enjoyed the whole presentation. The importance of paraphrasing was a topic I had not heard in a very long time, but a very good tool."
"Excellent presentation, delivered exceptionally."
"Needed, thorough, effective"
“The program hit many core conversation issues that we deal with. Learned techniques that I will put into practice immediately.”
"I really enjoyed the program. I will be doing a lot of public speaking & presentations in my new role at Trustmark. Your insight, wisdom, and tools are of great value. Thank you."
"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."
"Terrific Strategic Planning session - very concise, informative, stayed on task."
"Very informative. I learned new tools and techniques that will help me grow as a leader and as a professional."
"Please come back and continue this! Thank you so very much for being here - loved hearing you."
“This program is very effective. I learned a lot of new things that will help me move forward in my career. Great class!”
"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!"
"This was packed full of information that I will utilize. Doug kept it engaging and fun. I also enjoyed hearing what others in our class are faced with, and learning from them as well."
"Material and topics are interesting and relevant to my job. Good pace."
"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."
"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."
Very educational and fun. Good information and helpful tips. 
"Simple concept, very interesting and applicable."
"This program really hit the target today in meeting the needs of the organization. Great boot camp!"
“I appreciate the valuable information that I can utilize both in the workplace and with personal life to build stronger relationships.”
"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!"
"Key points I took from Doug: the importance of communication with peers and teambuilding through planning."
"This program was easy to understand. It was a great experience for me and helped me to re-think how to do my job better."
"The program was effective and so much needed. Got some critical issues out on the table."
“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.”
"Very informative, helpful, interesting and fun. Loved the interactive activities!"
Doug, Thank you again for the sales training you provided for us. It was phenomenal! I’m really ‘pumped’ to implement the bevy of techniques you shared with us.  Also, I sincerely thank you for the laughter my associates and I experienced throughout the training! I love my job, my career in banking, and having the opportunity to work with my company, but this is a very serious business and we sometimes don’t laugh enough while we’re on our journey. The weight our Senior Leaders carry for us, our clients and the bank sometimes gets in the way of them being able to actually enjoy laughter throughout the day too. When I looked around the room and saw everyone laughing and truly enjoying you and your comments and jokes, it brought joy to my heart for all of us!!!  And we all know we learn and retain so much more when we’re having fun in the process! You are a very Special Person and Leader. I’m looking forward to our meeting again in the upcoming weeks and learning even more from you! Have a wonderful day, Deb “A Big Fan”
"Great presentation!"
"It was a great program to motivate and build stronger teams"
"Pitched up some interesting tidbits."
"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."
"Very well done. Morale booster for the group. Happy we had it."
"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."
“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've been through similar programs and this is by far the most effective training I have encountered."
"I enjoyed the presenter - good tools for management/leadership. Plan to put to use right away."
"Excellent. I was nervous of the program and the ability to find it useful, but it was great and I really found it interesting and educational."
"There were so many valuable tools that I can implement immediately."
"Doug is an excellent coach. His program was easy to understand and on point to what I needed."
"I attended your Leadership Simplified Boot Camp last Friday. I enjoyed the training very much and have already implemented some of your suggestions. Thank you so much."
"It was an excellent course and has helped me put a plan together to become more effective."
"Good way to start communicating, collaborating, and solving problems!"
"Very good and productive! Great information on holding effective meetings."
"Excellent - I recommend this for all! Thank you."
"I thought the presentation on How to Deliver Difficult Conversations was great. Doug's confidence and demeanor keeps your attention. He helped me realize other ways to short circuit difficult conversations. Love the 5 steps."
"We have used DVD Consulting for Business Planning and Meeting Facilitation numerous times over the last 7 years. We have been very happy with the results - he is punctual and inciteful. Most importantly, he has helped me grow as a entrepreneur and a business owner. Highly recommended."
"Great content and techniques. Very eye opening. The program helped me think of selling in a new way. Thank you."
“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.”
"The program was great. It encorporated all the core principles and qualities of great leadership. Well done!"
"Very well done - perfect timing for me"
"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."
"Very engaging. Doug kept us involved, listening, and interacting!"
"I like that communication channels have been opened."
"The program offered so much useful information regarding working together as a team."
"The Leadership Development Program provided valuable insights, skills and habits that will continue to raise my bar."
"Loved it! Can't wait to put the ideas to use."
"Great job! Amazing presentation"
"Great insight and new tools for selling my product, progressing a sale and communicating."
"Excellent. Extremely helpful. Great examples..."
"Excellent!"
"Fantastic information. I will be able to implement several items we covered immediately."
“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.”
"Very on point and very eye opening. Great Communicator."
“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.”
“I thought that whole presentation was excellent. Specifically, the segments regarding communication and conducting effective meetings were particularly good. I picked up many pointers that I am anxious to use. Thanks!”
"Great program!! Served a valuable purpose. Nice job."
"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.”
"Very rational way of enlightening groups to see eye-to-eye or at least understand where the other party is coming from."
"Very informative."
"There were many good takeaways that I wll be implementing."
“Very good information – presented in an easy to understand format with great examples on how to utilize”
“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.”
I recently had the pleasure of attending one of Doug's interactive presentations at my company's leadership conference. I thought Doug did an incredible job engaging the audience and reviewed topics that were relevant to us and our businesses. He was extremely informative and made the group think outside of the norm that we were used to. His thoughts on digital marketing and media were fantastic and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to hire a speaker for their employees. Thanks Doug, myself and my team appreciated you speaking with us!
"Great information. I can't wait to get your book."
"Very helpful. I am always in learning mode and appreciate when my expectations are met."
“What a fun and enlightening experience! Gave us a really insight into one another that we can move forward with.”
"Doug provided us with excellent tools to build a great working relationship."
“Excellent program! Informative discussion that can be brought back to my workplace. Great examples and references to help relate and paint a picture.”
"Doug, I just want to comment that your 34-minute Communication CD is a wonderful "recap" of the several hours of training that you provided to Clearwater Gas System. I would say it's definitely a "must have" for everyone that would like to refresh and retain some of the most important highlights of your training."
"Doug is a true modern-day business visionary. He has a profound ability to connect with people, both as a leader and as a peer. It is with this trait, that he is able to effectively consult and collaborate with organizations of all types and sizes. I had the honor of working with Doug on numerous imperative projects, all of which we are still reaping benefits from."
"Great, useful information that was easy to understand, in a very casual environment!"
“I definitely have taken in and learned many useful tools from our coaching sessions. It is always a pleasure to have an opportunity to be mentored by one of the ‘Greats’ when it comes to leadership. From our first session, I began to put the tools to work and have seen many positive improvements in my working relationships. I feel, there will be many more opportunities for me to raise the bar and push the percentages up as the department, team, and I grow. Thank you Doug!”
"The best explanation of selling principles I've seen."
"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."
"The program puts some very valuable issues and ideas into plain simple language."
"Great reminder of what top performers must continually practice to WIN!"
"Very comprehensive topics and thought-provoking. I am able to put a lot of the information presented into action."
"I love Doug's enthusiasm and his great examples; takeaways that I can implement right away."
"Very useful information that is relevant and can be applied immediately."
"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."  
"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!"
"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."

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