Mark DeVolder speaking on stage

Mark DeVolder Keynote Speaker

  • Global thought leader on Change/Transition Management
  • Three-time Top 5 Speaker Award Winner
  • Author of Perpetual Pivot: How the Best Leaders Adapt to Exponential Change

Mark DeVolder's Biography

Mark DeVolder is a change management and employee engagement specialist and one of today’s original thinkers and motivators on transitions. With over two decades’ experience, he is a highly sought-after keynote speaker on change management and innovation.

Mark has been in the spotlight of several high-profile transitions. He offered guidance during the ending of the NASA Space Shuttle Program, helped Colombian business leaders adapt to the NAFTA Free Trade Agreement, pivoted Qatar’s oil industry to a safety-first culture and has coached industry leaders in mergers and acquisitions, some as large as $42 billion dollars. Mark has worked across five continents and in over 25 countries for some of the world’s largest organizations, including McDonald’s, GE, Coca-Cola, Siemens and Autodesk, amongst others.

In a world of exponential change, Mark believes that adaptability, innovation and resilience are essential to success. He has dedicated his career to equipping and motivating leaders to harness the hurricane of change. He uses his expertise to reveal why many change initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals and, using straight-forward strategies and convincing business examples, demonstrates how leaders can drive results to improve the bottom line.

In 2020, he published ‘Perpetual Pivot: How the Best Leaders Adapt to Exponential Change‘. In this book, Mark discusses the Perpetual Pivot and argues that organizations must continually adapt to change through reinvention, innovation and anticipation. He is the author of “Get Engaged! A Practical Guide for Improving Employee Engagement”, a guide on improving employee engagement, and “Unity in Diversity Through Synergy”, a publication that explored diversity, inclusion and team-building.

Mark has over 20 years of experience in education and research and his doctoral studies focused on the issues of unity, diversity and synergy. With this experience he brings extensive knowledge and understanding about human characteristics to each highly customized presentation, backed up by impressive business acumen.

A globally recognized and award-winning speaker on change, innovation, engagement and resilience, Mark engages audiences the moment he steps on stage. Mark has been awarded the Top 5 Speaker Award for three consecutive years, was voted as a Top 10 Speaker in Change Management and has received the Top 25 Speakers Award three years running. His cutting-edge content, valuable takeaways, and entertaining audience interaction are all illustrated by unstoppable humour and memorable stories. He leaves audiences with tools and a template to re-energize, re-engage and transform their workplace and life.

Mark is dedicated to helping people and organizations adapt boldly, nimbly and quickly in the midst of exponential change.

Speaking Topics Include;

  • Perpetual Pivot: How to Navigate through Transitions
  • Change-Ready: How the Best Thrive During the Worst
  • Harness the Hurricane: Adapting to Extreme Change
  • Unstoppable Resilience: Developing the Mindset of a Champion
  • On Fire! Energized Together, Everyone Every Day
  • Getting to Target Zero: Engaging High-Performance Safety

Testimonials:

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

“We all left with a better grip on our humanity and tools to soar higher.” – Linsley Pietsch, NASA, Spaceport Operations

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

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Perpetual Pivot: How the Best Leaders Adapt to Exponential Change

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