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Mark  DeVolder

Mark DeVolder

Change Management Expert, Transformation Thought Leader and Award Winning Speaker on Transitions

In-Person Fee Range:
$15,001 - $20,000
Traveling from:
British Columbia, Canada
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Mark DeVolder

Change Management Expert, Transformation Thought Leader and Award Winning Speaker on Transitions

In-Person Fee Range:
$15,001 - $20,000
Traveling from:
British Columbia, Canada

Why Book

  • Mark can teach you how to change, anticipate business trends and accelerate future- proof transformation. He’s done it before with industry leaders like Qatar Petroleum, PepsiCo, Royal Bank of Canada and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
  • Mark is a change management/business transformation expert and award winning speaker on transition success.

Biography

Mark DeVolder distinguishes himself as a change management specialist and is one of today’s original thinkers and motivators on transitions. Often in the spotlight for high profile transitions, Mark offered guidance for the ending of the NASA Space Shuttle Program, helped Colombian business leaders adapt to the NAFTA Free Trade Agreement and has coached industry leaders in mergers and acquisitions, some as large as $50 billion dollars.

He is a change management and employee engagement specialist with over 19 years of experience in education and research. His doctoral studies focused on the issues of unity, diversity and synergy. With this experience he brings extensive knowledge and understanding about human characteristics to each highly customized presentation, backed up by impressive business acumen.

Mark reveals why many change initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals. With straight-forward strategies and convincing business examples, he shows leaders how to drive results to improve the bottom line. As an internationally acclaimed speaker, Mark has received the Top 5 Speaker Award in Business Management, Top 10 Speakers in Change Management and the Top 25 Speakers Award three years running.

He is the author of “Get Engaged! A Practical Guide for Improving Employee Engagement” and “Unity in Diversity Through Synergy.”

To him, adaptability, innovation and resilience are essential to success in a world of exponential change. As such, he‘s dedicated his career to equipping and motivating leaders to harness the hurricane of change. A globally recognised speaker on change, innovation, engagement and resilience, Mark engages audiences the moment he steps on stage. His cutting edge content, valuable take-aways, and entertaining audience interaction, are all illustrated by unstoppable humour and memorable stories. People leave with tools and a template to re-energize, re-engage and transform their workplace and life.

Mark’s mission and passion is to help people and organizations adapt boldly, nimbly and quickly in the midst of exponential change.

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Programs

Future Proof: Navigating Change with Confidence and Excitement

Imagine a new way to change: unhurried, composed, and confident instead of the usual frenzy, chaos, and uncertainty. The Empowered Change strategy presented in this high- impact keynote equips participants to transform the pace of change and drive sustainable success by providing a clear roadmap for navigating the stages of change.

This program is perfect for leaders and teams in the midst of constant change who are:

  • Going through organizational growth, such as mergers and acquisitions, leadership changes, restructuring, and digital transformation
  • Navigating their team members’ reactions to the volatility, complexity, and ambiguity in their work and life (like frustration, anxiety, confusion, and fear)
  • Feeling unprepared for their evolving roles and responsibilities or unable to change at the rate and pace needed to keep up with ever-increasing changes
  • After this intensely practical session, the audience will leave with:
  • A Journey-map framework for understanding any change they experience
  • A personal plan for confidently navigating the transitions between each stage of change
  • The skills and mindset for boldly mobilizing through disruptive change to accomplish their objectives
Master Your Mind, Master the Chaos: Leadership Secrets for Successfully Navigating Change

Drawing from more than two decades of working with global industry leaders, Mark distills the secrets of effective change leadership into the five essential mindsets demonstrated by top leaders.

This program is perfect for leaders and managers who are:

  • Leading significant organizational changes that require alignment, buy-in, and engagement
  • Struggling to keep up with the constant evolution of work, including remote/hybrid work, digital transformations, and new business models
  • Needing to adapt to, anticipate, and initiate disruption in their industry

During Mark’s high-octane presentation, your audience will learn how to:

  • Avoid change-paralysis and develop change-ready thinking and behaviors
  • Overcome decision-quicksand and make smart decisions faster
  • Develop a leadership mindset for navigating themselves and their team through
    any change
Unstoppable Resilience: Developing the Mindset of Champions

Resilience is the quintessential element (aka. secret sauce) behind champions and successful teams. This highly actionable keynote teaches the audience how to instill this mindset into the DNA of their culture and team.

This program is perfect for leaders and teams who are:

  • Responsible for creating unity, well-being, and engagement in their team
  • Tasked with delivering profitability and high performance during organizational change and disruption
  • Seeking to create a resilient culture throughout their team and organization

The audience will leave with:

  • Strategies for increasing elastic thinking, continuous learning, and unstoppable perseverance
  • The motivation and tools to increase innovation, creativity, and risk-taking in their personal and professional lives
  • The ability to cultivate a growth mindset of unlimited potential in the face of adversity, stress, and disruption
On Fire!  Energized Together Everyone, Every Day

This keynote empowers the audience to eliminate the mindsets and actions that extinguish motivation and enthusiasm and instead create life-giving opportunities to energize everyone every day.

This program is ideal for anyone in the organization who is:

  • Navigating multiple changes in the organization, some happening simultaneously
  • Experiencing change saturation because of the pace and rate of constant change
  • Frustrated and stressed about having to do more with less while contending with unclear direction and communication

The audience will leave with:

  • Tools for identifying which of their current behaviors build up and tear down engagement
  • Strategies to increase engagement in four key areas: clarity, competence, influence, and appreciation
  • A proven plan for igniting every employee’s passion for teamwork, communication, and innovation
All Together Now: The Key to Dynamic, Inclusive Teams

This keynote reveals the secret behind how the world’s highest-performing teams solve their most complex problems: by building unity in their diversity (not in spite of it). When a team cultivates unity of purpose and the freedom to embrace diverse abilities and perspectives, they create true synergy and spark greater innovation, problem-solving, and off-the-charts superior performance.

This program is perfect for leaders and teams who are:

  • Unsure how to move past traditional leadership and teamwork models to forge a diverse, unified workforce
  • Struggling to embrace the innovative mindset needed to tackle increasingly complex challenges
  • Experiencing low levels of team engagement, cooperation, and mental well- being

The audience will leave with:

  • A greater appreciation for the differences and similarities in their team members
  • The motivation to shake up the status quo and embrace new methods
  • A framework for cooperatively solving complex problems with creative solutions

Mark DeVolder Reviews

“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.”

— PricewaterhouseCoopers

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