Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"Energetic, great approach, easy to understand and a good variety of information. Activities were fun, but also meaningful."
"Great reminder of what top performers must continually practice to WIN!"
"All of the concepts were relevant and useful. Doug is an engaging presenter."
“Lots of energy, easy to understand and extremely informative!”
"Your techniques and skills helped to consolidate our priorities, while providing a detailed roadmap to implement."
“The program was very engaging. Really enjoyed the personal stories that ‘drove the message home!’”
"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."
"The material you presented fits together nicely. I plan to use the tools and techniques with my team tomorrow!"
"Fantastic information. I will be able to implement several items we covered immediately."
"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."
"Fantastic program. It should have a positive impact on our relationship with our company."
"Very informative, great content and easy to follow presentation. Doug was a fantastic teacher."
"This program has been very helpful in learning to deal with testy customers."
"The Leadership Development Program provided valuable insights, skills and habits that will continue to raise my bar."
"I have worked with Doug on a number of consulting engagements. The quality of his work has always been outstanding. He is one of my go to people when it comes to topics on leadership, sales, and coaching. His blog is one of the few that I read on a regular basis. Doug is a consummate professional. I recommend him highly."
“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.”
"Very valuable, flushing out expectations is a good process. It was also good to get all the issues on the table.
"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."
“Very informative program that has helped me greatly. Doug is an inspiration and has taught me better ways to deal with situations, not only in the workplace, but in my home life as well. I wish there were more sessions I could attend. The program was a great use of my time!”
"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."
“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.”
"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."
"Very inspiring. The visual aids and exercises were energizing. We jumped right in to the session and had a fast-paced, learning experience!"
“It’s the best program for leadership in the world.”
"Very comprehensive topics and thought-provoking. I am able to put a lot of the information presented into action."
"Very informative and inspirational. I bought one of your dvd's and can't wait to go home and refresh all I learned."
“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!!”
"Interesting, effective, makes you think, makes you aware of the strengths you have already, but haven't utilized or realized."
“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!”
“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.”
"Fabulous, wish I had done this 2 years ago when I started in sales."
The content presented and facilitated is useful, "real-world", approachable tactics for being a successful leader. Areas such as Leading Different Generations, Problem Solving and Strategic Planning have really resonated with me.
“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.”
"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."
"Well done; easy to understand tool"
"Very informative. I learned new tools and techniques that will help me grow as a leader and as a professional."
“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!”
"Jam-packed with useful information, interesting, pleasant, fun, with a lot of tools to take back to work."
"I appreciate that Doug gave me organic tools and solutions to effect change, i.e. 16-45 days to create a habit. I needed to hear the input from my co-workers and the CEO and this forum brought out information I wouldn't have thought to ask about."
"Thank you for a great day of training.  The material was both informative and engaging.  I appreciate the material you delivered and am amazed that you are able to keep your energy up for an entire 8 hours the way that you do.  I spent 2-3 hours with you years ago and the same energy you had for that 2-3 hours was shown for the entire 8 hour training yesterday.  Thank you for the great tools offered and I look forward to implementing both the Working agreement and also more focused meetings starting with the 15 minute standing meeting."  
"Very well done. Morale booster for the group. Happy we had it."
"Very informative and motivational"
"Very thorough, covered many valuable topics. I have already used things I learned! Even seasoned professionals will learn and take away many new techniques."
"Best class ever. Day flew by!"
“Thank you for all of your work with our team. The initiative was a complete success. Your unique team building activities and the individual coaching sessions made a tremendous difference in our team. You helped create a positive and productive work environment. The individual coaching sessions were especially meaningful. You not only helped in my management development, but you helped make me a better person. Please feel free to use my name as a reference. I would be happy to speak with anyone regarding the quality of the work that you do.”
"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."
"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!"
"Not only was Doug's presentation effective and efficient, but it was perfectly timed for this organization."
“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!”
"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!"
"Great session, very helpful! What an eye-opener."
"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."
“I appreciate the valuable information that I can utilize both in the workplace and with personal life to build stronger relationships.”
"Very detailed, ability to adapt to questions or situations, on the spot feedback on use of skills, reinforcement and critique."
"The program offered so much useful information regarding working together as a team."
"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!"
"Purposeful and driven towards success. Deliverables and desired outcomes clearly defined prior to meeting and achieved."
Doug, your presentation to the ABWA on How to Deliver Tough Messages was terrific. Very valuable content. I'm so glad I purchased one of your books because I would like to learn more."
"Informational, entertaining, and useful."
"Wonderful, useful & fun. You did a great job, Doug! I appreciate learning your techniques. Now I need to IMPLEMENT!"
"Enjoyed the program very much - very informative. Lots of great 'usable' information."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"Very effective. Great tools and techniques."
"Sales Simplified is a positive and effective program, full of influential group actions and great examples."
“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.”
"Effective, informative and very useful. Good review of concepts of active listening and personal selling."
"Great experience, provided effective tools for the workplace in a positive and open environment."
“Doug is a wonderful person who is genuinely interested in developing leaders at all levels. His positivity and enthusiasm in the material is contagious and makes an 8am (sharp) start engaging. As an aside his flexibility and understanding made completing the class possible for me- I will forever be grateful for that. I highly recommend the Leadership Simplified programming for any lifetime learner looking to sharpen, grow, or develop practical leadership skills.”
"Excellent - I recommend this for all! Thank you."
Very educational and fun. Good information and helpful tips. 
“This will be extremely beneficial to my continued growth as a leader.”
"Very well done - perfect timing for me"
"A lot of good content packed into one day; nice level of interaction and practical examples."
"I like Doug's interactive, casual yet natural presentation style. It makes the information easy to hear and retain."
"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."
"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'."
“The program hit many core conversation issues that we deal with. Learned techniques that I will put into practice immediately.”
"The best sales/motivational class I've taken in 30 years of sales and marketing."
“Thank you for facilitating our company retreat meeting this past Friday.  We greatly appreciated your efforts.  Specifically, I felt that you moderated a good willed but boisterous group of staff members in a positive direction- keeping us on track and on time.  I also felt that you did a phenomenal job of incorporating the information that we requested about communication in a virtual world and day planning into the session.  The team building exercises were appropriate to the day’s plan and they succeeded in building the team.   I will gladly refer your services to the other leaders that I come across- well worth the money that you charged.  Our team is invigorated and motivated to move Steel in the Air ahead.  Now the onus is on us to take the solid foundation you provided and build upon it. “
"I love the program's emphasis on productivity and effective communication."
"On behalf of Leadership Pinellas, I thank you for your outstanding presentation to kick off our speaker series. We have received such positive feedback from many of the attendees on how much they benefitted from your message. I look forward to our paths crossing again in the near future!"
"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."
"Very informative and organized. I like how you kept us on task!"
"Very rational way of enlightening groups to see eye-to-eye or at least understand where the other party is coming from."
"Very informative with great interaction. Allowed co-workers who normally would not know each other to interact."
"Doug has provided exceptional learning programs for the associates at the Global Technology and Information Center for The Nielsen Company. He has offered very insightful ideas for repurposing some of his programs into a smaller Lunch n Learn series. In fact, Doug's sessions have been averaging 50-75 participants regularly and his series has proven to be very popular. Doug is knowledgeable, professional and sincere in his approach to consulting and executive coaching. His newletters are thought provoking and his insights valuable in today's world. We value his contributions and look forward to new opportunities to collaborate with him for the benefit of our associates." 
"The program puts some very valuable issues and ideas into plain simple language."
“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.”
"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."
"I agreed and valued every part of this training. Really."
"Content was relative, presentation was very good. Doug kept all of us involved and interested"
“He introduced tools that are immediately implementable. I am thrilled”
"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."
"Practical, can be used with every business."
"User friendly simple method that will create high value of return"
"Very important and useful leadership tool. Excellent presentation style."
"Terrific & simple!"

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