Mark DeVolder -“The Change Specialist”



Mark’s mission and passion is to help people and organizations adapt boldly, nimbly and quickly in the midst of exponential change.


A globally recognised speaker on change, innovation, engagement and resilience.  Mark engages audiences the moment he steps on stage. His cutting edge content, valuable take-aways, and entertaining audience interaction, are 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.

Mark distinguishes himself as a change management specialist and is one of today’s original thinkers and motivators on transitions. Often in the spotlight for high profile transitions, Mark offered guidance for the ending of the NASA Space Shuttle Program, helped Colombian business leaders adapt to the NAFTA Free Trade Agreement and has coached industry leaders in mergers and acquisitions, some as large as $50 billion dollars. 

Dr. Mark DeVolder- High Energy Speaker on Change

Organizations hire Mark to:
 Deliver inspiring, entertaining and practical keynotes
 Unlock Change and Drive Results
 Embed the mindset of Perpetual Pivot into the organization’s DNA
 Engage team members with targeted, interactive sessions
 Increase employee engagement and team performance
 Sustain success through innovation, reinvention and anticipation




Change-Ready: How the Best Thrive During the Worst
The pressure to cope during these disruptive times have tested us all. And yet, there were some surprising examples of courageous people with bold ideas that succeeded in nearly impossible situations; we saw how the Best thrive during the Worst. What’s their secret? They think and act differently when it comes to change.

After scores of interviews with top leaders around the world, change management specialist Mark DeVolder uncovered the five most powerful mindsets of change-ready thinkers. In Mark’s high-energy presentation, your team will learn to embrace mindsets that conquer adversity, improve mental health and fuel growth potential.

Each mindset is supported and illustrated with innovative, jaw-dropping and sometimes hilarious examples like, How an aquarium in lockdown set penguins free to create new connections with their customer base? How business class “leftovers” saved an Airline from starvation? How a football team filled their stadium with smiling fans, both real and cardboard cut-outs? This memorable, interactive session will leave your audience motivated, inspired and ready for change.

Harnessing the Hurricane: Adapting Faster to Exponential Change
Change is constant, unpredictable and accelerating. Exponential 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 in adversity. Mark’s practical principles
enable you to act boldly, nimbly and quickly in face 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, faster
-repeat the cycle of success with the unstoppable power of resilience 


Resilience: Developing 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 responsiveness
-develop perseverance, positive attitudes and unstoppable resilience

Perpetual Pivot: How to Navigate through Transitions
Never before have leaders faced our current level of fast and extreme change, where chaos, disruption and crisis have become the norm. Mark asks, how do we successfully navigate through such a world? His answer is that we must learn the skills of Perpetual Pivot, a continuous process of adapting, reinvention and anticipation. Mark explains that the hardest part of change is the transition. Consequently, he shows leaders how to traverse through the maze.

Deeply practical, leaders will learn how to walk through the door of uncertainty into the future, armed with tools to successfully navigate transitions. On Fire! Energized Together, Everyone, Every Day 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 employee engagement equips people to identify the causes of “flame out” and recognize behaviours and leadership decisions that act as a fire extinguisher. 

People will learn how to apply engagement strategies that increase the total employee
experience in four key areas: 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

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

“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. 

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