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Mark DeVolder          

Global Change Management Expert, Transition & Transformation Thought-Leader, Award Winning Speaker

Dr. Mark DeVolder is one of the world’s leading CHANGE specialists and thought-leaders on Transitions and Transformation. With a vast client list, DeVolder 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.

DeVolder’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 DeVolder a laser-focused view into disruptions that are occurring in every industry and organization; With that insight and customized research, Dr. DeVolder 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.

As an award-winning speaker and recipient of the Top 10 Speaker Award in Change Management, DeVolder is known for his highly engaging presentations: contagious energy, engaging audience interaction, on-target customization and practical take-away tools.

As a researcher, consultant and author, DeVolder 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!

Speech 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

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

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

Getting to Target Zero: Engaging 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

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