Dr. Mark DeVolder

Dr. Mark DeVolder

Kelowna, British Columbia
Top Change and Transformation Expert | Thought-Leading Speaker on Transitioning through Disruption
Dr. Mark DeVolder is the Change Specialist and a pioneer in the field of transition management. Unique in the industry, DeVolder is one of the few keynote speakers who teaches leaders how to change, manage change and futureproof their organization. As an award-winning speaker and recipient of the Top 10 Speaker Award in Change Management, Dr. Mark DeVolder is a frequent presenter for high-level management meetings around the world for governments, corporations & associations. Dr. Mark DeVolder is a leading change agent and managing disruption expert known as an original thinker and motivator in navigating transitions.
  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Business Growth
  • Agriculture & Farming
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Certified Speakers
  • Conference
  • Corporate Entertainers
  • Economic Development
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Funny & Comedy


Dr. 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 DeVolder teaches people how to navigate constant change. Dr. Mark DeVolder identifies mindsets and behaviours that transform organizations amid a disruptive change in each customised presentation.

Dr. Mark DeVolder is the Change Specialist and a pioneer in the field of transition management. Unique in the industry, Dr. DeVolder is one of the few speakers who teaches leaders how to change. As an award-winning speaker and recipient of the Top 10 Speaker Award in Change Management, Dr. Mark DeVolder is a frequent presenter at leadership and management meetings around the world, both live and virtual.

From coaching NASA rocket scientists on how to re-create themselves to the cultural transformation of a $42 billion merger; from pivoting to a safety-first culture in Qatar’s oil industry to preparing Egypt’s largest company to restructure itself. Dr. Mark DeVolder teaches leaders about Perpetual Pivot, the process of adapting to continuous change through reinvention, innovation and anticipation.

Mark DeVolder is recognized as one of today’s original thinkers on helping leaders and businesses to manage disruptive forces. In addition to cutting-edge content as one of today’s original thinkers on managing change, Dr. Mark Devolder brings high energy, humour and audience interaction to all his presentations. He uses his skill as a master storyteller to draw people into the essence of his message. Whether in life or on a virtual stage, Dr. Mark DeVolder has the ability to connect deeply with people: “Dr. Mark DeVolder  kept us glued to our screen” and “Mark was inspiring and kept the audience charged.”

Across 5 continents and in over 25 countries, Dr. Mark DeVolder has worked with a myriad of impressive and diverse organizations, large and small, including NASA, McDonald’s, GE, Autodesk, Coca-Cola, Marriott, Siemens, Medtronic, PepsiCo, Bristol-Myers Squibb, PWC, HILTI, Verizon, Orascom Construction and Monsanto. Dr. Mark DeVolder has engaged and delighted audiences from Monaco to Dubai, Singapore to London and Istanbul to Barcelona.

As a researcher, consultant and author, Dr. Mark DeVolder has written the multi-disciplinary book on managing change, entitled, Perpetual Pivot: How the Best Leaders Adapt to Exponential Change. His second book, Get Engaged, is a practical guide for improving employee engagement. Mark’s first publication was his doctoral dissertation which studied the elements of diversity, inclusion and teambuilding, entitled Unity in Diversity Through Synergy.



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Dr. Mark DeVolder Topic Presentations

future proof - navigating change with confidence and excitement

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • 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.

harness the hurricane - leadership secrets for successfully navigating change

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  • 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.

    During Mark’s high-octane presentation, your audience will learn how to:

    • Avoid change-paralysis and develop change-ready thinking and behaviors.
    • Overcome decision-quicksand and make smart decisions faster.
    • Develop a leadership mindset for navigating themselves and their team through any change.


unstoppable resilience - developing the mindset of champions

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • 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.

on fire - energized together everyone, every day

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • This keynote empowers the audience to eliminate the mindsets and actions that extinguish motivation and enthusiasm and instead create life-giving opportunities to energize everyone every day.

    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.

all together now - the key to dynamic, inclusive teams

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • This keynote reveals the secret behind how the world’s highest-performing teams solve their most complex problems: by building unity in their diversity (not in spite of it). When a team cultivates unity of purpose and the freedom to embrace diverse abilities and perspectives, they create true synergy and spark greater innovation, problem-solving, and off-the-charts superior performance.

    This program is perfect for leaders and teams who are:

    • Unsure how to move past traditional leadership and teamwork models to forge a diverse, unified workforce.
    • Struggling to embrace the innovative mindset needed to tackle increasingly complex challenges.
    • Experiencing low levels of team engagement, cooperation, and mental well-being.

    The audience will leave with:

    • A greater appreciation for the differences and similarities in their team members.
    • The motivation to shake up the status quo and embrace new methods.
    • A framework for cooperatively solving complex problems with creative solutions.

getting to target zero - developing high-performance safety

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • This safety keynote addresses the barriers that cause people to disengage and take shortcuts to safety 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 evolving government regulations.
    • Dealing with stressful, potentially dangerous, time-sensitive situations and crises.
    • Pressured to perform professionally and quickly while trying to conform to new, time-intensive safety practices.

    The audience will leave with:

    • A framework to understand and navigate any change 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.


Mark DeVolder was fantastic, and highly engaged with the audience. The best part, we walked out of the room with tools to help us with change management.    

Marlene Stanger

Operations Lead

Mark, you were nothing short of awesome!!

Maria Sharpe

 Chief Personnel Officer
PepsiCo Europe, Madrid, Spain

Dr. DeVolder was thought-provoking and dynamic. Moving and powerful.

Al-Noor Moosa


Dr. Mark DeVolder provided my staff and leadership with amazing examples of how we can get engaged, improve our lives and accept change.

Terry Laudick

 Nusenda Credit Union

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

If you get to work with Mark DeVolder, you’re really lucky!    

Jim Carrick-Birtwell

ChangeBoard, Arabian Human Resource Management Association, Dubai

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Sean Meyer

Dr. Mark DeVolder, Change Management Specialist (Interview) | Western Cities HR 2022


Perpetual Pivot: How the Best Leaders Adapt to Exponential Change
Perpetual Pivot: How the Best Leaders Adapt to Exponential Change
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...
Get Engaged: A Practical Guide For Improving Employee Engagement
Get Engaged: A Practical Guide For Improving Employee Engagement
What is the top predictor of success? To put it another way, what is the most important attribute of successful people? The answer might surprise you. It’s not any of the following: intelligence, talent, abilities, education or wealth. Resilience is the number one predictor of success....
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