Mark DeVolder

“The Change Specialist”

Rated Top 5 Speaker For Several Years-Running

Dr. Mark DeVolder is recognized as one of today’s original thinkers and motivators on transitions.  Known as the change specialist, Mark DeVolder is in demand by some of the largest organisations in the world including NASA, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, PWC, McDonalds, GE, Verizon, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Siemens.


As a change expert, author and internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, Mark has received numerous awards including the prestigious Top 5 Speaker Award in Business Management for four consecutive years.  Dr. DeVolder delivers energetic and inspiring presentations on the topics of change, engagement, resilience and high performance.


Mark DeVolder draws on a wealth of business expertise as a successful mediator of high-profile multi-party disputes, corporate consultant of multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions and as a peak performance coach to business leaders in preparation for free trade agreements.


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 presentations in both the private and the public sector to Industry leaders and Fortune 500 companies.


DeVolder’s customised programs are a mix of practical tools, rigorous research, collaborative consulting, all punctuated with entertaining humour and engaging audience interaction. People leave with tools and a template to re-energise, re-engage and transform their workplace and life.

In unrelated news, Mark once took a 20-minute break from a speech in Jamaica to put out a fire onstage. Then, he finished his presentation.


Harness the Hurricane:  Adapting to Extreme Change

Change is constant, unpredictable and accelerating. Extreme 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. 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


On Fire! Energized Together

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 and increase neuroplasticity to spring through adversity, overcome obstacles and reinvent yourself. He reveals success strategies that enable you to adapt boldly, nimbly and quickly in midst of constant change.

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.


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 
Change Management / Leadership / Peak Performance / Teamwork