Dr. Mark DeVolder

Dr. Mark DeVolder - Change Communication Motivation Strategies  speaker


About Dr. Mark DeVolder - Motivational Speaker on Change and Employee Engagement

Dr. Mark DeVolder is a change expert and an internationally acclaimed motivational keynote speaker. As a top professional speaker, Mark speaks on topics like change, communication, engagement, leadership, and teamwork.

All of Mark's customized keynote programs contain lively audience connection and interaction, cutting edge content, practical ideas, lots of opportunities to laugh and learn, all illustrated by humor and memorable stories. Audiences leave with the tools they need to re-energize, re-engage and transform their workplaces and lives.

An expert in the dynamics of organizational change, Mark DeVolder reveals why 70 percent of all change initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals. Most leaders focus the majority of their time on the numbers, but it is the people issues that often make or break a deal. With straight-forward strategies and convincing business examples, Mark shows leaders how to improve the bottom line.

Mark is skilled in both boardroom settings and conference halls, as a sought-after trainer, as a mediator in emotion-charged negotiations and as a guest speaker delivering high-energy messages to audiences of all sizes.

Dr. DeVolder's clients have included IBM, Genivar, PricewaterhouseCoopers, AIG Financial, as well as many Federal Government departments and Aboriginal First Nations.

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

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What Dr. Mark DeVolder Talks About: 

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.

Help is at hand. Change expert, Dr. Mark DeVolder, throws a lifeline to you with change strategies and tools he's developed to clear away the fog. DeVolder's transition model enables people to Accept and Let Go of the past and discover opportunities buried in the rubble.

During Mark's high-energy presentation, you will:

  • Overcome deer in the headlights syndrome;
  • Defy risk aversion;
  • Adapt for success through creativity, innovation and vulnerability;
  • Focus clearly and seize hidden gems; and
  • Implement strategies to increase productivity, profitability and morale immediately.

Get unstuck. Be bold. Grab the rope and harness the hurricane - today!

Resilience: Springing to Success
We live in a VUCA world:  volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.  It’s not surprising that leaders who survive, thrive and deliver in business today have one trait in common; they are resilient.  But resilience is not just for a few; it can be learned.

Mark shares how to rewire your brain’s neuroplasticity to bounce through adversity, overcome obstacles and reinvent yourself.  He reveals success strategies that enable you to adapt boldly, nimbly and quickly in midst of constant change.

You will learn how to:

  • Create a winning mindset of self-belief and unlimited potential
  • Increase innovation and engagement through constructive nonconformity
  • Expand tenacity and decision-making instinct
  • Repeat and sustain the cycle of success, again and again

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 behaviors that act as a fire extinguisher. Mark kindles the process through the pillars of engagement: 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; and
  • Accelerate performance and productivity.

Recharge your team with Mark DeVolder's industry-tested program. Get your employees and organization on fire.

Safety 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. 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 behaviours that enhance engagement; and
  • Implement strategies to increase productivity, motivation and safety.

Empower your employees to achieve target zero.

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Thought-provoking and dynamic. Moving and powerful. Remarkable energy. Mark was inspiring and kept the audience charged.


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