Dr. Mark DeVolder

Dr. Mark DeVolder is a Global Change Management Expert, Transition & Transformation Thought-Leader and Award Winning Speaker. Unique in the industry, DeVolder is one of the few speakers who teaches leaders and teams how to change. Mark is a frequent presenter at high-level management meetings around the world, both live and virtual.

Dr. Mark’s transformational concepts have been game changers for organizations in the midst of disruption. Highlights include:

  • Coaching NASA Space Shuttle scientists to re-invent themselves;
  • Guiding healthcare professionals through a $40 billion-dollar merger;
  • Transitioning to a safety-first culture inside a global energy leader;
  • Preparing Egypt’s largest company to restructure itself.


Mark’s Book on Managing Change

Perpetual Pivot: How the Best Leaders Adapt to Exponential Change

Bursting with break-through discoveries, Perpetual Pivot shows leaders the future of work: how to adapt to rapid change, create inclusive teams empowered with synergistic potential, and attract, empower and keep the best employees.

In this eye-opening new book, Mark DeVolder takes us on a journey through the confusing, uncertain and sometimes perilous world of exponential change. Never before in history have leaders faced our current level of fast and extreme change, where chaos, disruption and crisis have become the norm. He asks the question, how do we successfully navigate through such a world?

Keynote Topics:

Future Proof: Navigating Change with Confidence and Excitement

Imagine a new way to change: unhurried, composed, and confident instead of the usual frenzy, chaos, and uncertainty. The Empowered Change strategy presented in this high-impact keynote equips participants to transform the pace of change and drive sustainable success by providing a clear roadmap for navigating the stages of change.

This program is perfect for leaders and teams in the midst of constant change who are:

  • Going through organizational growth, such as mergers and acquisitions, leadership changes, restructuring, and digital transformation
  • Navigating their team members’ reactions to the volatility, complexity, and ambiguity in their work and life (like frustration, anxiety, confusion, and fear)
  • Feeling unprepared for their evolving roles and responsibilities or unable to change at the rate and pace needed to keep up with ever-increasing changes

After this intensely practical session, the audience will leave with:

  • A Journey-map framework for understanding any change they experience
  • A personal plan for confidently navigating the transitions between each stage of change  
  • The skills and mindset for boldly mobilizing through disruptive change to accomplish their objectives

Harnessing the Hurricane: Leadership Secrets for Successfully Navigating Change

Drawing from more than two decades of working with global industry leaders, Mark distills the secrets of effective change leadership into the five essential mindsets demonstrated by top leaders.

This program is perfect for leaders and managers who are:

  • -Leading significant organizational changes that require alignment, buy-in, and engagement
  • -Struggling to keep up with the constant evolution of work, including remote/hybrid work, digital transformations, and new business models
  • -Needing to adapt to, anticipate, and initiate disruption in their industry

    This program is ideal for anyone in the organization who is:

    • -Navigating multiple changes in the organization, some happening simultaneously
    • -Experiencing change saturation because of the pace and rate of constant change
    • -Frustrated and stressed about having to do more with less while contending with unclear direction and communication

    The audience will leave with: 

    • -Tools for identifying which of their current behaviors build up and tear down engagement
    • -Strategies to increase engagement in four key areas: clarity, competence, influence, and appreciation
    • -A proven plan for igniting every employee’s passion for teamwork, communication, and innovation

    Getting to Target Zero: Developing High-Performance Safety

    Hazards and challenges abound in the fast and frenzied pace of business today: potentially dangerous situations, increased regulations, growing mental health issues in the workplace. However, the most common barrier is change itself. This safety keynote addresses the obstacles that cause people to disengage and empowers them to maintain both high performance and safety.

    This program is perfect for leaders and teams:

    -Working in a highly regulated environment that is under the pressure of constant change and government regulations.

    -Dealing with stressful, potentially dangerous, time-sensitive situations and crises.

    -Fostering a safer workplace environment such as physical safety, psychological well-being and healthy workplace protocols.

    The audience will leave with:

    -A framework to understand and navigate the changes they experience through the lens of safety.

    -Tools to identify current behaviors and practices that build high-performance safety and which practices tear it down.

    -The education and motivation to take the first step toward high-performance safety.

    Unstoppable Resilience: Developing the Mindset of Champions

    Resilience is the quintessential element (aka. secret sauce) behind champions and successful teams. This highly actionable keynote teaches the audience how to instill this mindset into the DNA of their culture and team.

    This program is perfect for leaders and teams who are: 

    • -Responsible for creating unity, well-being, and engagement in their team
    • -Tasked with delivering profitability and high performance during organizational change and disruption 
    • -Seeking to create a resilient culture throughout their team and organization

    The audience will leave with:

    • -Strategies for increasing elastic thinking, continuous learning, and unstoppable perseverance 
    • -The motivation and tools to increase innovation, creativity, and risk-taking in their personal and professional lives
    • -The ability to cultivate a growth mindset of unlimited potential in the face of adversity, stress, and disruption

    Global Change Management Expert, Transition & Transformation Thought-Leader and Award Winning Speaker

    With a vast client list, Mark has spoken in over 25 countries on 5 continents to many of the world’s industry-leading companies. His insights and strategies show leaders how to navigate the transitions of disruption. Highlights include:

    • Coaching NASA rocket scientists to re-invent themselves;
    • Guiding healthcare professionals through multi-billion dollar mergers;
    • Transitioning to a safety-first culture in oil industries;
    • Preparing Egypt’s largest company to restructure itself.

    Mark’s client list is extensive and diverse, covering many sectors including: NASA, Royal Bank of Canada, McDonald’s, Qatar Petroleum, PepsiCo Europe, Verizon, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Kuwait Finance House, Medtronic, UT Southwestern Medical Center, FEMSA Mexico, Idaho National Laboratory, Estonian HR Association, Oman Air, GE, Charles Schwab, Marriott, Siemens, and many more.


    “A great presentation to help our Senior Leadership team with great feedback on his key messages. Mark provided several “take-aways” that the team can leverage as we navigate the changes to our business.”

    -Ned St. Denis, Senior Director, Business Enablement, Royal Bank

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