Dr Mark DeVolder

Global thought leader on Change/Transition Management. I teach leaders and organizations how to change.

Three-time Top 10 Speaker Award Winner

Author of Perpetual Pivot: How the Best Leaders Adapt to Exponential Change

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Kelowna, BC, Canada

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About Change Management Speaker Dr Mark DeVolder

Mark DeVolder is recognized as a global thought leader in change and transition management. As a researcher and practitioner for over two decades, the most compelling lesson Mark has learned is that change readiness is the top leadership skill of the day. In a world where disruption, uncertainty and crisis have become the norm, Mark teaches people how to navigate constant change. In each customized presentation, Dr. DeVolder identifies mindsets and behaviors that transform organizations in the midst of disruptive change.

Mark is a frequent presenter at top management meetings around the world, both live and virtual:
• coaching NASA rocket scientists to re-invent themselves;
• guiding healthcare leaders through multi-billion dollar mergers;
• creating a safety-first culture in Qatar’s oil industry;
• preparing Egypt’s largest company to restructure itself.

Mark’s unique insights into the dynamics of change and energetic style have empowered top organizations like McDonald’s, the Royal Bank of Canada, Coca-Cola, Marriott, Siemens, PepsiCo, Bristol-Myers Squibb, PWC, Verizon and Medtronic. Mark has engaged and delighted audiences from Monaco to Dubai, from Singapore to Barcelona and from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur. He delivers dynamic, high energy, humor-filled presentations in both the private and the public sector to Industry leaders and Fortune 500 companies.

"We all left with tools to soar higher."
Linsley Pietsch, NASA, Spaceport Operations

“Mark, you were nothing short of awesome!!!”
Maria Sharpe, Chief Personnel Officer, PepsiCo Europe, Madrid, Spain

"If you get to work with Mark DeVolder, you're really lucky!"
CEO Jim Carrick-Birtwell, ChangeBoard,
Arabian Human Resource Management Association, Dubai

“Dr. DeVolder was thought-provoking and dynamic. Moving and powerful.”
Al-Noor Moosa, Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Dr Mark DeVolder Transition Management Keynote Speaker Topics


Extreme change has tested us all. And yet in the midst of disruption, there are some surprising examples of leaders who are successful in nearly impossible situations. What’s their secret? They think and act differently when it comes to change. Mark DeVolder has uncovered some of the most powerful mindsets of change-ready thinkers. In this high-energy presentation, your team will learn to embrace mindsets that conquer adversity, improve resilience and adapt to change. 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


Never before have leaders faced our current level of fast and extreme change, where chaos, disruption and crisis have become the norm. How do we keep pace with constant change? Mark shows leaders how to overcome change inertia with Perpetual Pivot Thinking. Leaders will learn how to Separate from the Status Quo, Disrupt Themselves, Discover Breakthroughs and Adopt a New Identity. Deeply practical, leaders learn how to manage change and motivate employees to adapt.

During Mark’s engaging session, leaders will learn how to:
• Navigate the stages of transition
• Thrive while living in limbo
• Be mobilized, not paralyzed by uncertainty
• Increase personal resilience during adversity
• Adopt a mindset of growth potential
• Stretch inner capacity through elastic-thinking

Unstoppable 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

“Mark DeVolder was fun, brilliant, charismatic, refreshing and truly inspiring.”

Human Resource Management Association - Estonia