Dr. Mark DeVolder

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Engagement, Change Specialist, Trust, Health and Safety

 

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Vernon, BC Canada
Fees: $5000 – $8500

 

The Change Specialist

All around the world and on four continents, Dr. Mark DeVolder prepares people for change:
• Helping Colombian business leaders get ready for the NAFTA Free Trade Agreement
• Offering guidance for the ending of the NASA space shuttle program
• Coaching world industry leaders in mergers and acquisitions

Mark DeVolder makes people “Change Ready!”

Mark DeVolder distinguishes himself as a change specialist. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, DeVolder received the prestigious Top 5 Speaker award USA in Business Management. As an expert in the dynamics of organizational change and employee engagement, DeVolder reveals why many 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 brings depth to the field of management consulting. His doctoral studies focused on the issues of unity, diversity and synergy – clearly a field of study very applicable in the rapidly changing demographics of business today. Mark has over 19 years experience in education and research; He brings extensive knowledge and understanding about human characteristics to each highly customized presentation. Mark’s presentations are backed up by impressive business acumen; Dr. DeVolder has skilfully guided change management projects worth more than 500 million dollars.

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 and life.

Dr. DeVolder has engaged and delighted audiences from Monaco to Dubai, from Singapore to Jamaica and from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur. Mark is represented by over 80 top speaker’s bureaus on four continents.

DeVolder’s international client list is impressive: NASA, Coca-Cola FEMSA, Suncor, Siemens, Kuwait Finance House, Motion Industries, BP Oil, IBM, Konecranes, AIG Financial Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, to name a few. Mark DeVolder is represented by over 80 top international speaker’s bureaus on four continents.

Topics  

Harness the Hurricane:  Adapt to Extreme Change and Achieve New Heights

Extreme change can – much like a hurricane – leave you dizzy, disoriented and dazed.  Help is at hand.  Mark’s proven transition model enables people to Accept and Let Go of the past and discover new opportunities buried in the rubble.

Tighten your safety belts and get ready for a wild ride. During Mark’s high-energy presentation, you will:

  • overcome      deer in the headlights syndrome
  • defy      risk aversion through Wise-Risk
  • adapt      for success through creativity, innovation and vulnerability
  • focus      clearly with Vision-Renew to see and seize hidden gems

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 and leadership decisions that act as a fire extinguisher.

Mark shows leaders how to:

  • identify      behaviors to increase engagement
  • re-ignite      employee’s passion for teamwork, communication, innovation
  • build      a culture of trust, loyalty and appreciation
  • accelerate      performance and productivity

Keynotes and Training Programs:

Change
“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, your executive team and employees with change strategies and tools he’s developed to clear away the fog. Mark equips audiences with cutting-edge principles that energize people in the midst of change.

Mark’s transition model enables people to Accept and Let Go of the past and discover opportunities buried in the rubble. These simple yet profound strategies work. Mark has received rave reviews and accolades from industry leaders on four continents.

Tighten your safety belts and get ready for a wild ride. During Mark’s high-energy presentation, you will:
•overcome deer in the headlights syndrome
•defy risk aversion through Mark’s Wise-Risk approach
•adapt for success through creativity, innovation and vulnerability
•focus clearly with Vision-Renew to see and seize hidden gems
•implement strategies to increase productivity, profitability and morale immediately

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

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 behaviours and leadership
decisions that act as a fire extinguisher.

Mark kindles the process through the pillars of engagement: clarity, competence, influence and appreciation. As relationships strengthen, trust burns brightly.

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.

Trust
Solid Gold: Create a Foundation of Trust
Trust is the intangible asset in business today. Yet we live in an increasingly low-trust world. Public trust has been eroded by high-profile scandals involving unethical behaviours, fraudulent investment schemes, covert data collection and phone hacking, to name a few. It is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain customer confidence and loyalty in a transparent world where a small mistake can become a big problem.
Mark DeVolder presents a compelling business case for the ways that trust affects the bottom line: a company’s reputation, its ability to collaborate and innovate, attract and engage employees and respond quickly.
At the heart of Mark’s presentation is this maxim: relationships are based on trust and business is based on relationships.
You will discover how to:

•master essential actions that build high-trust
•take the right action quickly to correct a misstep
•recover trust and regain a client
•maintain loyal relationships in business
Unlock the secret of high performing organizations by building sustainable high-trust relationships – no matter what. There’s nothing more important.

Testimonials 

“I was in attendance at the 2013 Alberta Health and Safety Conference yesterday and have to say that I was absolutely thrilled with your keynote presentation.  I took so much from that session and I have to say a HUGE thank you!!  Truly amazing.  Annette DeCaire, Client Services, Pacific Safety Center Ltd.

“Thank you again for an engaging, entertaining, empowering presentation. I believe we all left with a better grip on our own humanity and tools to soar higher. ”
NASA, Spaceport Operations, Space Florida

“Dr. DeVolder’s strategies for managing change are timeless, relevant, universal in appeal, and of practical value to anyone.”
Brad Elder, Health and Safety Coordinator, Suncor Energy

“Dr. DeVolder’s presentation was outstanding. ”
International Mergers and Acquisitions Professionals, Turkey

“Mark’s view on change were highly valued by all of us. ”
FEMSA Coca-Cola Mexico

“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

“Dr. DeVolder’s presentation was deep and important for our development in a daily changing world.”
Executive Director, BPO, Bogotá, Colombia

“Nearly a month after the conference, my colleagues are still talking about his presentations.”
California Dental Association

“Mark’s keynote was amazing, full of great information for our members. It was a huge success!”
Certified Management Accountants

“It’s rare that a professional speaker can hold the attention of a crowd and bring people to their feet and Mark you did just that! ”
Sales & Marketing Associated Grocers

“Thanks to Mark, I was the hero!”
Meeting planner who booked Mark DeVolder

“Our incredible success is due to Mark’s ability to connect with our membership. ”
Insurance Company

“Dr. DeVolder delivered an outstanding presentation and greatly impressed the audience of Presidents/Chief Marketing Officers/V.P.’s ”
Insurance Advisory Council in Jamaica

“Dr. DeVolder’s presentation was so timely, informative and well delivered. ”
AIG Financial Group

“Dr. Mark DeVolder…SPECTACULAR! ”
Manitoba Hydro

“Mark DeVolder receives my highest praise.”
Royal Mounted Canadian Police, E Division Headquarters

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

“Dr. DeVolder has been remarkable and now, six months later, we are enjoying the benefits of a productive and respectful work environment. ”
Regional Director General, Transport Canada

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

“Your drive and high energy presentation certainly contributed to the success of our Executive Learning Event. I confidently recognize your solid and reliable expertise with regard to the management of change.”
Deputy Minister, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

“Dr DeVolder obviously did his homework! He displayed a very good understanding of our organization- to the point that he felt like he was “one of us. ”
Canada Revenue Agency

“Energetic, Energetic, Energetic! ”
Government of British Columbia

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Video Layout

Intro one liners-  00-1:12

Descriptions on change-  1:13- 1:42

Riveting story of Mark’s accident–  1:43- 5:12

Hilarious anecdote and take-aways-  5:13- 8:43

Client reviews-  8:44- end

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