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Dr. Mark DeVolder

“Change Specialist“

Mark DeVolder is recognized as one of today's original thinkers and motivators on transitions.   Known by his clients as the Change Specialist, Mark's presentations are in demand by some of the largest and most successful organizations in the world.  And with good reason, as an expert in the dynamics of organizational change, DeVolder reveals why 70 percent of all change initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals.  With convincing business examples and compelling stories, Mark unveils straight-forward strategies that produce dramatic results for organizations.

Change management and employee engagement expert, author and winner of the prestigious Top 5 Speaker Award in Business Management, four years in a row, Mark enables teams to navigate change, build high levels of trust and become fully engaged.

Dr. DeVolder has delighted and motivated audiences from Monaco to Dubai, from Singapore to Barcelona and from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur.  His client list is impressive, including NASA, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola FEMSA, G4S, Suncor, Siemens, BP Oil, IBM, AIG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, to name a few.

Mark’s keynotes are backed-up by impressive business acumen;  DeVolder has skilfully guided change management projects worth more than 500 million dollars.  His success is due in part to his expertise as a mediator.  Over 95% of his contracts result in signed agreements. 

Mark is the author of “Get Engaged!  A Practical Guide for Improving Employee Engagement.”

Mark DeVolder's presentations are always customized to fit each audience, industry and meeting requirements.  Dr. DeVolder is known for cutting edge content, valuable take-aways, entertaining audience interaction, 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.

Topics and Descriptions

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 transition model enables people to ‘Accept and Let Go’ of the past and discover opportunities buried in the rubble.  The simple, yet profound strategies you will learn, work!

Engagement: 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.

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.  However , the most common barrier is actually change itself.  Some employees feel paralyzed not only by constant change, but by the sheer volume of change.  In this environment, people disengage.  Mark’s proven engagement model enables people to get mobilized by becoming change-right and change-ready, increasing collaboration, productivity and safe practices.

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. Mark’s ground-breaking presentation will touch on the heart and mind of entrepreneurs, how to reinvent yourself, overcoming obstacles and the three keys of entrepreneurship.

You were nothing short of awesome!!!   Your advice is priceless and yes, we'd love to have you back to speak. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! - Chief Personnel Officer, PepsiCo Europe

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, NASA

I've been inspired listening to Dr. Mark DeVolder talk about change management. Quite frankly, it was the absolute best presentation of the whole leadership conference. It left our leaders with knowledge that can be applied, once we get back, to the hard work of transforming health care. - Senior Vice President, Riverside Health System

Thought-provoking and dynamic. Remarkable energy. Mark was inspiring and kept the audience charged.  - Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mark met all of our expectations, and we are delighted with the work that he did. When someone communicates something with passion, talent and appropriate content, the outcome is perfect. - Global Events Manager, Amirall Pharmaceutical, Spain

The presentation was very engaging, very useful. It broke down the elements of change in a way that our management team can really understand. It was a very interactive session that gave them a really great opportunity to think about chance and think about their role in it. - Associate VP Operations, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Mark was funny, engaging and was right on point with comments that resonated with our members. Mark captured the issues facing our industry and supplied us with tools to take back and begin working immediately. - University of Lethbridge, Campus Bookstores

“Dr. DeVolder’s strategies for managing change are timeless, relevant, universal in appeal, and of practical value to anyone.” - Health and Safety Coordinator, Suncor Energy


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Topics: Change, Teamwork/Teambuilding, Motivation, Leadership, Sales, Communication

Industry specialties:
Government, Corporate