Mark DeVolder

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Mark DeVolder

Speaker Expertise
Change Management, Employee Engagement, Health & Safety, Leadership, Performance, Resiliency/Change

Dr. Mark DeVolder, THE CHANGE SPECIALIST, is a top change management expert and thought-leader on transitions and transformation. With a vast client list, Mark has
spoken in over 25 countries on 5 continents to many of the world’s industry-leading companies. His insights and strategies show leaders in the midst of disruption, HOW to change.

  • coaching NASA rocket scientists to re-invent themselves;
  • guiding healthcare professionals through multi-billion dollar mergers;
  • transitioning to a safety-first culture in oil industries;
  • preparing Egypt’s largest company to restructure itself.

Mark’s client list is extensive and diverse, covering many sectors including NASA, Royal Bank of Canada, McDonald’s, Qatar Petroleum, PepsiCo Europe, Verizon, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Kuwait Finance House, Medtronic, UT Southwestern Medical Center, FEMSA Mexico, Idaho National Laboratory, Estonian HR Association, Oman Air, GE Digital, Charles Schwab, Marriott, Siemens, and many more. Partnering with his clients gives Mark a laser-focused view into disruptions that are occurring in every industry and organization; With that insight and customized research,

Dr. Mark teaches the unique strategy of Empowered Change™, equipping leaders to adapt to and embrace their greatest challenges, trends and opportunities, such as
mergers, organizational restructure, digital transformation and market disruptions. Mark DeVolder is an award-winning speaker and recipient of the Top 10 Speaker
Award in Change Management. Mark is known for his highly engaging presentations: contagious energy, on-target customization, strong actionable takeaways and
captivating audience interaction. (WARNING: Mark’s presentations are known to cause excessive laughter and happiness!) As a researcher, consultant and author, Mark has written the multi-disciplinary book on managing change, Perpetual Pivot: How the Best Leaders Adapt to Exponential
Change, as well as books on Diversity/Inclusion and Employee Engagement: Unity in Diversity Through Synergy and Get Engaged!

Above all, Mark DeVolder is a category of one speaker. Mark knows change. He knows why we fear it and how we get lost within it. And he knows how to help leaders and their teams navigate their way through it. Give your attendees the most inspiring, empowering and engaging experience today with the Change Specialist, Dr. Mark DeVolder.

Set up Requirements for Mark DeVolder

Checklist – Please provide the following:

__  Small floor fan on stage near the podium
__  Room Temperature- 68 degrees Fahrenheit / 20 degrees Celsius before people are in the ballroom.
__  Podium on stage
__  Wireless, clip-on microphone or headset
__  Handheld microphone for audience interaction
__  Wireless remote clicker
__  Count-down timer
__  Apple Mac Laptop- running Mac Keynote
__  Confidence Monitor visible from stage and placed at center stage
__  Confidence Monitor displaying Presenter Notes
__  Projection screen
__  Computer projection system and cables
__  Sound system and speakers for audio and video
__  AV technicians on site to set up and monitor the presentation
__  Glass of ice water

Presentation Description & Topics

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 adiverse, 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

Getting to Target Zero: Developing High-Performance Safety

This safety keynote addresses the barriers that cause people to disengage and take shortcuts to safety and empowers them to maintain both high performance and safety.

This program is perfect for leaders and teams:

  • Working in a highly regulated environment that is under the pressure of constant change and evolving government regulations
  • Dealing with stressful, potentially dangerous, time-sensitive situations and crises
  • Pressured to perform professionally and quickly while trying to conform to new, time- intensive safety practices

The audience will leave with:

  • A framework to understand and navigate any change they experience through the lens of safety
  • Tools to identify current behaviors and practices that build high-performance safety and which practices tear it down
  • The education and motivation to take the first step toward high-performance safety

Hear what others have to say

“We all left with tools to soar higher.” – Linsley Pietsch, NASA, Spaceport Operations

“Mark DeVolder was fantastic, highly engaged with the audience. I have never seen an audience stick with the speaker the entire time. The best part, we walked out of the room with tools to help us with change management.” – Marlene Stanger, Operations Lead, Monsanto

“Mark, you were nothing short of awesome!!!” – Maria Sharpe, Chief Personnel Officer, PepsiCo Europe, Madrid, Spain

“Dr. DeVolder has been remarkable. Now, six months later, we are enjoying the benefits of a productive & respectful work environment.” – Dr. Michael Henderson, Regional Director General, Transport Canada

“Mark was energetic, entertaining, professional, and relevant. No surprise the feedback from our employees after the event, was superior…..they loved him. Months later, we are still using the tools and skills he taught us that day.” – Linda Edwards, VP Organizational Culture and Learning & Development, UNIFY Financial Credit Union

“Dr. Mark DeVolder provided my staff and leadership with amazing examples of how we can get engaged, improve our lives and accept change.” – Terry Laudick, CEO, Nusenda Credit Union

“Our team was so pumped about our time with Mark.  He helped everyone realize that change management is at the key to our success and that everyone of us has to step up to the challenge immediately.” – Kevin M Bollom, Vice President – Building Services, Trane/Ingersoll Rand

“If you are looking for participant engagement, valuable information and take home value, Mark brings that and so much more.” – Crystal Mayfield, Director, Education and Training, Produce Marketing Association

“A great presentation to help our Senior Leadership team with great feedback on his key messages. Mark provided several “take-aways” that the team can leverage as we navigate the changes to our business.” – Ned St. Denis, Senior Director, Business Enablement, Royal Bank

“If you get to work with Mark DeVolder, you’re really lucky!” – CEO Jim Carrick-Birtwell, ChangeBoard, Arabian Human Resource Management Association, Dubai

“Mark was terrific! The day exceeded my expectations! We are already actively using his information around engagement to develop a new communication infrastructure and process for the Department.” – Dr. Herbert Zeh, Chair of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center

“Dr. DeVolder was thought-provoking and dynamic. Moving and powerful.” – Al-Noor Moosa, Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers

“Mark DeVolder was fun, brilliant, charismatic, refreshing and truly inspiring.” – Human Resource Management Association, Estonia

“Mark kept us glued to our seats, very entertaining and interactive, a true artist!” – Simone Zatti, Marketing Director, Hilti

“Mark’s presentation was such a breath of fresh air! An incredible delivery! The mark of a professional! – Jeff Reynolds, Advisor/Principal, Plan It Financial Corp

“Dr. DeVolder’s presentation was exactly what we were looking for during this changing period that we are going through.” – Amr Helmi, Boehringer Ingelheim, National Sales Manager, Bahrain

“Dr. Mark exceeded our expectations. He really reached new heights in change management” – Saif Sultan Saif Al Abr, Senior Manager, Omantel, Oman

“I have interacted with several keynote speakers and I have never come across a more warm, generous, prepared and magnanimous person than Dr. Mark.” – Prachi Dawar, Booking Agent, QNA International,