Voted #1 in Top 25 Speaker Awards 2016, Change Management Speaker, Employee Engagement Specialist

Dr. Mark DeVolder is recognized as one of today's original thinkers and motivators on transitions. His high-energy, content-rich and humor-filled presentations teach people how to be bold, flexible and innovative in face of constant change.

Known by his clients as the Change Specialist, DeVolder's presentations are in demand by some of the largest and most successful organizations in the world. And with good reason, DeVolder reveals why 70 percent of most change initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals. With convincing business examples and compelling stories, Mark unveils straight-forward strategies that produce dramatic results.

Mark DeVolder delivers dynamic presentations in both the private and the public sector to industry leaders and Fortune 500 companies. Mark's client list is impressive, including NASA, Re/Max, Siemens, PepsiCo Europe, Suncor Energy, Laird Technology, Boehringer Ingelheim, Medtronic, Produce Marketing Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers, to name a few. DeVolder has entertained, informed and delighted audiences from Monaco to Dubai, from Singapore to Barcelona and from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur.

As a change expert, author and internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, Dr. DeVolder won the prestigious Top 5 Speaker Award U.S.A. in Business Management for four consecutive years.

Mark's keynotes are backed-up by impressive business acumen; as a licensed mediator, DeVolder has skilfully guided million dollar change management projects and resolved multiparty disputes with an enviable 95% success rate.

DeVolder's customized programs are a mix of practical tools, rigorous research, collaborative consulting, all punctuated with entertaining humor and engaging audience interaction. People leave with tools and a template to re-energize, re-engage and transform their workplace and life.


testimonials

Mark, you were nothing short of awesome!!!
— Chief Personnel Officer, PepsiCo Europe
Thought-provoking and dynamic. Moving and powerful. Remarkable energy. Mark was inspiring and kept the audience charged.
— PricewaterhouseCoopers
Dr. Mark DeVolder provided my staff and leadership with amazing examples of how we can get engaged, improve our lives and accept change.
— CEO, New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union

Offered Programs

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.

Change expert, Dr. Mark DeVolder, throws a lifeline to you, your executive team 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. His proven transition model enables people to 'Accept and Let Go' of the past and discover opportunities buried in the rubble.

You will learn tools and techniques to:

  • overcome deer-in-the-headlights syndrome/get mobilized for change
  • develop change-ready people, thinking and behaviours
  • gain a competitive advantage through shift-ability ©
  • cultivate exceptional leadership skills through flexibility, vulnerability and trust
  • dramatically improve personal engagement with breakthrough happiness habits
  • implement strategies to increase productivity, profitability and morale

You will receive practical take-aways:

  • Change-Ready model for practicing deliberate intuitiveness
  • Shift-Ability take-away- Conquering indecision

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 "flame out" and recognize behaviours that act as a fire extinguisher. People will learn how to accept new practices and let go of the past with DeVolder's easy to apply engagement strategy that increases clarity, competence, influence and appreciation.

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

Practical take-away: Personal Daily Happiness/Engagement Tips

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 shape-shifting entrepreneurs.

In DeVolder's ground-breaking presentation, you will learn:

  • how to cultivate the heart and mind of an entrepreneur;
  • how to reinvent yourself, overcome obstacles and seize new opportunities;
  • essential 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.

"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 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."