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For over a decade, Dr. Mark DeVolder has motivated and equipped thousands to navigate change, build high levels of trust and become fully engaged at work and at home.  Mark DeVolder distinguishes himself as a change specialist.  For three years running Mark has received the prestigious Top 5 Speaker award USA in Change Management.

As an expert in the dynamics of organizational change and employee engagement,  DeVolder reveals why 70 percent of all change initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals. With straight-forward strategies and convincing business examples, Mark shows leaders how to drive results to improve the bottom line.   Mark is the author of "Get Engaged!  A Practical Guide for Improving Employee Engagement."

Dr. DeVolder is known for cutting edge content, valuable take-aways, entertaining audience interaction, all illustrated by unstoppable humour and memorable stories.  People leave with tools and a template to re-energize, re-engage and transform their workplace.

Mark's client list is impressive: NASA, BP Oil, Motion Industries, IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, to name a few.  He also has an impressive client list of Industry Leaders in Mergers and Acquisitions:

  • Suncor- Largest merger in Canadian history- 34 Billion.  Suncor/Petro Canada
  • FEMSA Coca-Cola- (Mexico)- Largest bottler in the world links with Heineken
  • IMAP- (Turkey)- International Mergers and Acquisitions Professionals
  • The Klesch Group- (Monaco) 5.5 billion 
  • Motion Industries -#1 of Industry Leader with 4 billion in sales 2010
  • Konecranes- (Dubai)  #1 of Industry Leader with 2 billion in sales 2010
  • Air Liquide- #1 of Industry Leader
  • PAE (Lockheed)  1.2 billion

Change -
"Harnessing the Hurricane: Surviving and Thriving during Extreme Change"
In Mark's signature keynote, leaders learn how to adapt, survive and thrive in a climate of constant change. Participants will receive essential leadership tools and a template to successfully plot a course through the storm: the turbulent times and the doldrums. Leaders will leave with a personal plan to successfully navigate change in their organization, become a leader/coach and develop employee engagement. Don't just survive; learn to thrive during Extreme Change!

Sales/Customer Service/Employee Engagement - "Get Engaged! The Business of Relationships"
See the profound connection between highly motivated employees and increased productivity and profitability. With straight-forward strategies and convincing business examples, Mark shows leaders how to improve the bottom line through the pillars of commitment: clarity, competence, influence and appreciation. You will leave with tools and a template to re-energize, re-engage and transform your workplace and life.

Trust - "Trust Factor: The Competitive Advantage"
Trust is at the heart of every successful organization, and trust is always about relationships.  With compelling business examples and proven strategies, Mark DeVolder reveals essential behaviours and characteristics to build and strengthen trust throughout the organization.

Motivational - "You Can Do ANYTHING!"
Built around the concept of self-fulfilling prophecy, Mark shows you how to believe in yourself and others. You'll learn to Believe - Expect - Exceed. This presentation rises to the level of true inspiration, triumph and celebration.

Leadership - "New Leadership - The Player-Coach"
Many managers spend the majority of their time fixing employee's problems.  DeVolder shows leaders how to leverage their efforts to the greatest advantage: coaching people to fix it themselves.

Communication - "Now You're Talking! The Art of Effective Communication"
Leaders will learn how to improve listening and delivery skills, recognize non-verbal messages and speak with genuineness and confidence.


We all left with a better grip on our humanity and tools to soar higher.
- NASA Spaceport Operations, Space Florida

Many of our executives stated that you gave them more to think about than any speaker in the past regarding navigating change and transition.
- Motion Industries, Fortune 500 Company

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Mark DeVolder - Change Specialist
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