Dr. Mark DeVolder

The Change Specialist
Kelowna, British Columbia

What Mark is Passionate About

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 C-level executive team, managers 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 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.

Sixty to Zero in Your Workplace: Engage 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. However , the most common barrier is actually change itself. Some employees feel paralyzed not only by constant change, but by the sheer volume of change. In this environment, people disengage. Mark’s proven engagement model enables people to get mobilized by becoming change-right and change-ready, increasing collaboration, productivity and safe practices.

Shape-Shifting Your Way To Business Success 

Have you wondered why some people have the ability to change frequently, easily and quickly? Are you amazed at their creativity, tenacity and results? These people are entrepreneurs. Mark’s ground-breaking presentation will touch on the heart and mind of entrepreneurs, how to reinvent yourself, overcoming obstacles and the three keys of entrepreneurship.

Resilience: Springing to Success 

We live in a VUCA world:  volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.  It’s not surprising that leaders who survive, thrive and deliver in business today have one trait in common; they are resilient.

But resilience is not just for a few; it can be learned. Mark shares how to rewire your brain to bounce back from adversity, overcome obstacles and adapt to constant change.

Audiences will learn success strategies to create a winning mindset, increase tenacity and decision-making instinct.

Why You Need Mark

Mark DeVolder is recognized as one of today’s original thinkers and motivators on transitions.   Known by his clients as the Change Specialist, Mark’s presentations are in demand by some of the largest and most successful organizations in the world.  And with good reason, as an expert in the dynamics of organizational change, DeVolder reveals why 70 percent of all change initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals.  With convincing business examples and compelling stories, Mark unveils straight-forward strategies that produce dramatic results for organizations.

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Why You Will Love Mark

“Our team has always struggled to figure out how to get our members to loosen up…… Mark showed us that they can do it!  I’d highly recommend him to other states looking for a meaningful motivational speaker.”


Tracey A. van Marcke - Executive Director,
Virginia Hospital Research and Education Foundation

“Mark met all of our expectations, and we are delighted with the work that he did. When someone communicates something with passion, talent and appropriate content, the outcome is perfect.”

Rafael Grande
Global Events Manager, Amirall Pharmaceutical, Spain

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

Al-Noor Moosa
Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers

“Dr. Mark exceeded our expectations. He really reached new heights in change management.”

Saif Al Abr
Senior Manager, Omantel, Oman

“We all left with a better grip on our own humanity and tools to soar higher.”

Spaceport Operations, NASA

“Mark DeVolder, you were nothing short of awesome!!!”

Maria Sharpe
Chief Personnel Officer, PepsiCo Europe


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