Mark DeVolder

  • Change Expert
  • Motivator

Dr. Mark DeVolder is a change expert and and an internationally acclaimed motivational keynote speaker. As a top professional speaker, he speaks on topics like change, communication, engagement, leadership, and teamwork. Author and expert in the dynamics of organization change and employee engagement, Dr. DeVolder won the Top 5 Speaker Award U.S.A. in Business Management for four consecutive years. He reveals why many change initiatives fail and provides straight-forward strategies for leaders to drive results and improve the bottom line.

Dr. DeVolder has engaged and delighted audiences from Monaco to Dubai, from Singapore to Barcelona and from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur. He delivers dynamic, high energy presentations in both the private and the public sector to Industry leaders and Fortune 500 companies. DeVolder’s customized programs are a mix of practical tools, rigorous research, collaborative consulting, all punctuated with entertaining humor and engaging audience interaction. 

 
  

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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Mark DeVolder
  • Alliant Energy
  • Virginia Hospital Research and Education Foundation
  • Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
  • Commonwealth Health
  • Siemens, Portugal
  • Naijla Al Bahlouli, Senior HR Specialist, Omantel, Oman
  • Rafael Grande, Global Events Manager, Amirall Pharmaceutical, Barcelona, Spain
  • Al-Noor Moosa, Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Lindsey Pletsch, NASA Spaceport Operations, Space Florida
  • Maria Sharpe, Chief Personnel Officer, PepsiCo Europe
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Resilience: Springing to Success

We live in a VUCA world:  volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.  It’s not surprising that leaders who survive, thrive and deliver in business today have one trait in common; they are resilient.  But resilience is not just for a few; it can be learned. Mark shares how to rewire your brain to bo ...

We live in a VUCA world:  volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.  It’s not surprising that leaders who survive, thrive and deliver in business today have one trait in common; they are resilient. 

But resilience is not just for a few; it can be learned. Mark shares how to rewire your brain to bounce back from adversity, overcome obstacles and adapt to constant change. 

Audiences will learn success strategies to create a winning mindset, increase tenacity and decision-making instinct.

Harness the Hurricane: Adapt to Extreme Change and Achieve New Heights

Change is constant, unpredictable and accelerating. Extreme change can, much like a hurricane, leave you dizzy, disoriented and dazed, as though the earth is moving under your feet. Even if you survive the storm, you know more is coming. Help is at hand. Change expert, Dr. Mark DeVolder, throws a l ...

Change is constant, unpredictable and accelerating. Extreme change can,  much like a hurricane, leave you dizzy, disoriented and dazed, as though the earth is moving under your feet. Even if you survive the storm, you know more is coming.

Help is at hand. Change expert, Dr. Mark DeVolder, throws a lifeline to you, your C-level executive team, managers and employees with change strategies and tools he’s developed to clear away the fog. Mark equips audiences with cutting-edge principles that energize people in the midst of change.

Mark’s transition model enables people to Accept and Let Go of the past and discover opportunities buried in the rubble. These simple yet profound strategies work. Mark has received rave reviews and accolades from industry leaders on four continents.

Tighten your safety belts and get ready for a wild ride. During Mark’s high-energy presentation, you will:

  • overcome deer in the headlights syndrome
  • defy risk aversion through Mark’s Wise-Risk approach
  • adapt for success through creativity, innovation and vulnerability
  • focus clearly with Vision-Renew to see and seize hidden gems
  • implement strategies to increase productivity, profitability and morale immediately

Get unstuck. Be bold. Grab the rope and harness the hurricane- today!

On Fire: Energized Together

When individuals lose their spark, organizations lose their fire. This predicament has a devastating effect on productivity, profitability and company reputation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Mark’s test-driven model of engagement equips people to identify the causes of “fl ...

When individuals lose their spark, organizations lose their fire. This predicament has a devastating effect on productivity, profitability and company reputation.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Mark’s test-driven model of engagement equips people to identify the causes of “flame out” and recognize behaviours and leadership decisions that act as a fire extinguisher.

Mark kindles the process through the pillars of engagement: clarity, competence, influence and appreciation. As relationships strengthen, trust burns brightly.

Mark shows leaders how to:

  • identify behaviors to increase engagement
  • re-ignite employee’s passion for teamwork, communication and innovation
  • build a culture of trust, loyalty and appreciation
  • accelerate performance and productivity

Recharge your team with Mark DeVolder’s industry-tested program. Get your employees and organization on fire.

Sixty to Zero in Your Workplace: Engage High-Performance Safety

Hazards and obstacles abound in the fast and frenzied pace of business today. In the rush to stay competitive, people are increasingly tempted to take short cuts and sacrifice safety. The most common barrier however is actually change itself. Some employees feel paralyzed by change, and when they f ...

 Hazards and obstacles abound in the fast and frenzied pace of business today. In the rush to stay competitive, people are increasingly tempted to take short cuts and sacrifice safety.

The most common barrier however is actually change itself. Some employees feel paralyzed by change, and when they feel paralyzed, they disengage. Without the ability or capacity to change, accidents can happen.

Mark DeVolder’s proven transition model enables people to accept new practices and let go of the unsafe past. As people become Change Ready their level of engagement rises. DeVolder supports this progression with his easy to apply strategy increase clarity, competence, influence and appreciation.

During Mark’s high-performance presentation, you will learn how to:

  • get change-right and change-ready
  • defy change paralysis through Mark’s mobilized for safety approach
  • significantly reduce risk of accidents and liability
  • identify behaviours that enhance engagement
  • implement strategies to increase productivity, motivation and safety

Empower your employees to achieve "target zero."

Solid Gold: Creating a Foundation of Trust

Trust is the most valuable intangible asset in business today. Yet we live in an increasingly suspicious world. Public trust has been eroded by high-profile scandals involving unethical behaviours, fraudulent investment schemes, covert data collection and phone hacking, to name a few. It is becoming ...

Trust is the most valuable intangible asset in business today. Yet we live in an increasingly suspicious world. Public trust has been eroded by high-profile scandals involving unethical behaviours, fraudulent investment schemes, covert data collection and phone hacking, to name a few. It is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain customer confidence and loyalty in a transparent world where a small mistake can become a big problem.

Mark DeVolder presents a compelling business case for the ways that trust affects the bottom line: a company’s reputation, its ability to collaborate and innovate, attract and engage employees and respond quickly.
At the heart of Mark’s presentation is this maxim: relationships are based on trust and business is based on relationships.

You will discover how to:

  • master essential actions that build high levels of trust
  • take the right action quickly to correct a misstep
  • recover trust and regain a client
  • maintain loyal relationships in business

Unlock the secret of high performing organizations by building sustainable high-trust relationships – no matter what. There’s nothing more important.

Shape-Shifting Your Way to Business Success

Have you wondered why some people have the ability to change frequently, easily and quickly? Are you amazed at their creativity, tenacity and results? These people are masters of reinvention. In Dr. Mark DeVolder’s ground-breaking presentation, you will learn: about the heart and mind ...

Have you wondered why some people have the ability to change frequently, easily and quickly? Are you amazed at their creativity, tenacity and results? These people are masters of reinvention.

In Dr. Mark DeVolder’s ground-breaking presentation, you will learn:

  • about the heart and mind of an entrepreneur;
  • how to reinvent yourself, overcome obstacles and seize new opportunities; the three keys of entrepreneurship: flexibility, vulnerability and trusting partnerships.

Don’t settle for being the best. Learn how to be the only one who does what you do.

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Biography

Dr. Mark DeVolder is a change expert and and an internationally acclaimed motivational keynote speaker. As a top professional speaker, Mark speaks on topics like change, communication, engagement, leadership, and teamwork.

All of Mark's customized keynote programs contain lively audience connection and interaction, cutting edge content, practical ideas, lots of opportunities to laugh and learn, all illustrated by humor and memorable stories. Audiences leave with the tools they need to re-energize, re-engage and transform their workplaces and lives.

An expert in the dynamics of organizational change, Mark DeVolder reveals why 70 percent of all change initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals. Most leaders focus the majority of their time on the numbers, but it is the people issues that often make or break a deal. With straight-forward strategies and convincing business examples, Mark shows leaders how to improve the bottom line.

Mark is skilled in both boardroom settings and conference halls, as a sought-after trainer, as a mediator in emotion-charged negotiations and as a guest speaker delivering high-energy messages to audiences of all sizes.

His clients have included IBM, Genivar, PricewaterhouseCoopers, AIG Financial, as well as many Federal Government departments and Aboriginal First Nations.

Mark is the author of Get Engaged! A Practical Guide for Improving Employee Engagement.