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Mark DeVolder

Dr. Mark DeVolder

The Change Specialist, Voted #1 in Top 25 Speaker Awards 2016, Authority on Change Management and Employee Engagement

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Price range

  • $13,500 - $17,500
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  • Business
  • Change
  • Employee Engagement
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Motivation
  • Safety
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  • Associations
  • Corporate
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  • 22 Years
  • About

    Energetic and inspiring! Dr. Mark DeVolder has equipped and motivated some of the most successful organizations in the world, including NASA, McDonalds, Verizon, PepsiCo, Siemens, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Medtronic, Boehringer Ingelheim, RE/MAX, BD Medical, 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, sharing the honor with Nobel prize winners and thought leaders. 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.

  • Videos
  • Program

    Keynote OR Breakout | Audience Participation | Educational | Humorous

    Change is constant, unpredictable and accelerating. Extreme change can – much like a hurricane – leave you dizzy, dazed and disoriented, 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 and your team with tools and strategies he’s developed to clear away the fog.  You will learn how to rewire your brain to adapt to change, anticipate future trends and persevere through adversity.  Mark’s practical principles will enable you to act boldly, nimbly and quickly in midst of exponential change.

    During Mark’s high-octane presentation, you will learn how to:
    • overcome change-paralysis and get mobilized through transitions
    • develop change-ready thinking and behaviors
    • overcome decision-quicksand, making smart decisions, fast
    • repeat the cycle of success with the unstoppable power of resilience

    Keynote OR Breakout | Audience Participation | Educational | Humorous

    Why doesn’t the fastest runner always win the race? Or why doesn’t the smartest person always get the best job? Because it’s not always the ones who “start out the smartest who end up smartest.” (Dweck) It takes more than natural speed, intelligence or ability to be a champion. It takes resilience. But resilience is not just for the elite with an Olympic gold around their neck. Resilience can be learned.

    Mark shows leaders how to increase their grit, passion, and purpose by developing the mindset of a champion. Mark’s best practices will help you cultivate determination, increase resilience and conquer adversity.

    You will learn powerful lessons to help you:
    • create a winning mindset of self-belief and unlimited potential
    • increase innovation and creativity through constructive nonconformity
    • expand tenacity and decision-making responsiveness
    • develop perseverance, positive attitudes and unstoppable resilience

    Keynote OR Breakout | Audience Participation | Educational | Humorous

    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 behaviors 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 takeaway: Personal Daily Happiness/Engagement Tips

    Keynote OR Breakout | Audience Participation | Educational | Humorous

    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 shortcuts 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 behaviors that enhance engagement
    • implement strategies to increase productivity, motivation and safety

    Empower your employees to achieve “target zero.”

  • Review
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    “We all left with tools to soar higher.”

    NASA Linsley P.
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    “Mark, you were nothing short of awesome!!!”

    PepsiCo Europe Maria S.
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    “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
Mark, you were nothing short of awesome!!!
PepsiCo Europe Maria S.