Dr. Mark DeVolder

Three-time Top 25 Speaker Award winner, change-consultant for the NASA Space Shuttle Program and transition-advisor for $50 billion mergers and acquisitions, Mark DeVolder distinguishes himself as a change management specialist and is one of today’s original thinkers on transitions. His presentations not only inspire, but audiences leave with actionable strategies and practical tools to drive sustainable outcomes. Mark’s mission is to help people and organizations adapt boldly, nimbly and quickly in the face of exponential change.

Dr. Mark DeVolder

Keynotes

Harness the Hurricane: Adapting to Exponential Change

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 behaviours • overcome decision-quicksand, making smart-decisions, fast • repeat the cycle of success with the unstoppable power of resilience

Unstoppable Resilience: The Mindset of a Champion

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 responsivenss • develop perseverence, postive attitudes and unstoppable resilience

Target Zero: Engaging 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 implement strategies to increase productivity, motivation and safety Empower your employees to achieve "target zero."

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. 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 take-away: Personal Daily Happiness/Engagement Tips