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Mark DeVolder

Change Specialist
Country: Canada

Keynote speaker Dr. Mark DeVolder is a Change Specialist. For over a decade, he has motivated and equipped thousands with knowledge and tools to navigate change, build high levels of trust and become fully engaged at work and at home. As a recognized thought leader in his field, Mark DeVolder was
voted #1 in the Top 25 Speaker Awards in January 2016.

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Dr. Mark DeVolder is recognized as one of today’s original thinkers and motivators on transition management. He has guided some of the most high-stake transitions of recent history: preparing Colombian business leaders for the NAFTA Free Trade Agreement, aiding in the wrap up of the NASA space shuttle program, and coaching multiple companies through multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions.

Knowing the dynamics of organizational change, Mark DeVolder shows that only 30 % of all change initiatives are able to be long term successes. Drawing from his experiences, Mark enables his attendees to identify and evaluate their potentials and issues in order to become part of the successful 30 %. Mark DeVolder has the ability to make anyone change ready. His keynotes are high-energy, content-rich and humor-filled presentations that teach audiences how to be bold, flexible and innovative in the face of constant change.

Mark DeVolder was received Top 5 Speaker USA four years in a row. In addition, he has a proven track record of 95 % success in his licensed mediator agitation. Backed up by his impressive business acumen, Mark DeVolder has skilfully guided multi-million dollar change management projects and resolved high profile multi-party disputes.

His client list is impressive: NASA, PepsiCo, Medtronic, BD Medical, Oman Air, Kuwait Finance House, BP Oil, Siemens, PricewaterhouseCoopers, to name a few. Dr. Mark DeVolder has engaged and delighted audiences from Monaco to Dubai, from Singapore to Jamaica and from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur.

    Keynote by Speaker Mark DeVolder 

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

    • In Mark DeVolder’s signature keynote leaders learn how to adapt, survive and thrive in a climate of constant change. Participants will receive essential leadership tools and a template to successfully plot a course through the storm: the turbulent times and the doldrums. Leaders will leave with a personal plan to successfully navigate change in their organization, become a leader/coach and develop employee engagement. Don’t just survive; learn to thrive during Extreme Change!


    Keynote by Speaker Mark DeVolder 

    Engagement – “On Fire! Energized Together”

    • An organization needs inspired individuals. Losing the spark has a devastating effect on productivity, profitability and company reputation. Mark DeVolder’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 shows leaders how to:

    • identify behaviours 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


    Keynote by Speaker Mark DeVolder 

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

    • In the rush to stay competitive, people are increasingly tempted to take short cuts and sacrifice safety. Without the ability or capacity to change, accidents can happen. 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.

    Mark DeVolder will show you 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
    • implement strategies to increase productivity, motivation and safety


    Keynote by Speaker Mark DeVolder 

    Trust – “Solid Gold: Create 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. 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.


    Keynote by Speaker Mark DeVolder 

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