Mark DeVolder

Mark DeVolder

The Change Specialist
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British Columbia, Canada

Program Descriptions

"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 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.

“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.”

    "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 entrepreneurs.

    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: vulnerability, courage and synergistic partnerships.

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

    “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 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.

    DeVolder’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.

    “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 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.

    "Solid Gold: Create a Foundation of Trust"
    Trust is the 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.
  • Why Book Mark DeVolder?

  • Mark is special because he's not only an expert at winning business strategies - he's an expert at knowing how and why losing strategies behave the way they do.

  • Mark enjoys discussing change, recruitment, employee retention, team building, and corporate culture at large with audiences. His keynotes feature high energy talks, informative sights, audience interaction, and humor.

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    Energetic and inspiring, Dr. Mark DeVolder has equipped and motivated some of the most successful organizations in the world, including NASA, McDonalds, PepsiCo, Siemens, Medtronic, Boehringer Ingelheim, RE/MAX, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Dr. DeVolder has engaged and delighted audiences from Monaco to Dubai, from Singapore to Jamaica and from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur. DeVolder's high-octane, content-rich and humor-filled presentations empower people to be bold, nimble and innovative in face of constant change.

    Known by his clients as the Change Specialist, Dr. DeVolder is recognized as one of today's original thinkers and motivators on transitions; Mark explains that change initiatives fail because of people, not programs. Similarly, changes are more likely to succeed when people are empowered through transitions. Consequently, DeVolder teaches leaders and organizations how to adapt, transform and reinvent themselves in the hurricane of change.

    Dr. DeVolder draws on a wealth of business expertise as an author, successful mediator of high-profile multi-party disputes, corporate consultant of multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions and as a cross-cultural coach to business leaders in preparation for free trade agreements.

    All of Mark DeVolder's presentations are highly customized for the client, industry and the event; Mark partners with organizers, creating a spirit of collaboration to deliver measurable takeaways for their organization.

    Mark's likability factor and frequent standing ovations help to explain his many awards: DeVolder received the prestigious Top 5 Speaker Award in Business Management four years in a row, as well as being voted #1 in Top 25 Speaker Awards 2016. Mark's success as a speaker is attributed to his exceptional ability to provide customized, on-target business solutions with engaging stories, humor, wit and wisdom.

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    "Thank you again for an engaging, entertaining, empowering presentation. I believe we all left with a better grip on our own humanity and tools to soar higher."
    --Spaceport Operations

    "Many of our executives stated that you gave them more to think about than any speaker in the past regarding navigating change and transition."
    --Motion Industries

    "It’s rare that a professional speaker can hold the attention of a crowd and bring people to their feet and Mark you did just that!"
    --Associated Grocers

    "Dr. DeVolder's presentation was deep and important for our development in a daily changing world."
    --BPO Association

    “Nearly a month after the conference, my colleagues are still talking about Mark's presentations.”
    --California Dental Association

    "Thought-provoking and dynamic. Moving and powerful. Remarkable energy. Mark was inspiring and kept the audience charged."

    "You delivered an outstanding presentation and greatly impressed the audience."

    "Dr. DeVolder's presentation was so timely, informative and well delivered!"
    --AIG Financial Group

    "Mark's efforts to customize his material to our audience were appreciated and proved very successful!"

    "Mark DeVolder receives my highest praise!"
    --Royal Mounted Canadian Police