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Harnessing the Hurricane: Adapting Faster 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. You will learn how to rewire your brain to adapt to change, anticipate future trends and persevere in adversity. Mark’s practical principles enable you to act boldly, nimbly and quickly in face of exponential change.

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

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

On Fire! Energized Together, Everyone, Every Day

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.

Getting to Target Zero: Engaging in 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. The most common barrier, however, is actually change itself. Some employees feel paralyzed by change, and when they feel paralyzed, they disengage. Without the ability or capacity to change, accidents can happen.

During Mark’s high-performance presentation, you will learn how to:
-get change-right and change-ready
-defy change paralysis through Mark’s mobilized for safety approach
-significantly reduce risk of accidents and liability
-identify behaviours that enhance engagement
-implement strategies to increase productivity, motivation and safety

Empower your employees to achieve “target zero.”

 

Dr. Mark DeVolder

The Change Specialist

Energetic and inspiring!  Dr. Mark DeVolder has equipped and motivated some of the most successful organizations in the world, including NASA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Siemens, Boehringer Ingelheim, Medtronic, McDonalds, Verizon, PepsiCo, Suncor and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Known by his clients as the Change Specialist, Mark DeVolder is recognized as one of today’s original thinkers and motivators on transitions; DeVolder teaches leaders and organizations how to adapt, transform and reinvent themselves in the hurricane of change.

Background

To Mark DeVolder, adaptability, innovation and resilience are essential to success in a world of exponential change. As such, he‘s dedicated his career to equipping and motivating leaders to harness the hurricane of change.

Mark DeVolder distinguishes himself as a change management specialist and is one of today’s original thinkers and motivators on transitions. In demand as a keynote speaker, consultant and mediator, Mark prepares people for change. Often in the spotlight for high profile transitions, Mark offered guidance for the ending of the NASA Space Shuttle Program, helped Colombian business leaders adapt to the NAFTA Free Trade Agreement and has coached industry leaders in mergers and acquisitions, some as large as $50 billion dollars.

As an internationally acclaimed speaker, Mark has received the Top 5 Speaker Award in Business Management, Top 10 Speakers in Change Management and the Top 25 Speakers Award three years running.

DeVolder’s client list is impressive: NASA, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, GE, Siemens, Marriott International, Genentech, Medtronic, PepsiCo, Bristol-Myers Squibb, PWC, Verizon, RE/MAX, BP Oil and Monsanto, to name a few. Mark has engaged and delighted audiences from Monaco to Dubai, from Singapore to London, and from Istanbul to Barcelona.

Dr. DeVolder is the author of “Get Engaged! A Practical Guide for Improving Employee Engagement” and “Unity in Diversity Through Synergy.”

Mark DeVolder is a top-rated keynote speaker on change, innovation, engagement and resilience. He engages audiences the moment he steps on stage. Mark not only inspires, but audiences leave with actionable strategies and practical tools to drive sustainable outcomes.

Mark’s mission and passion is to help people and organizations adapt boldly, nimbly and quickly in the midst of exponential change.

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Topics

Harnessing the Hurricane: Adapting Faster 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. You will learn how to rewire your brain to adapt to change, anticipate future trends and persevere in adversity. Mark’s practical principles enable you to act boldly, nimbly and quickly in face of exponential change.

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

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

On Fire! Energized Together, Everyone, Every Day

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.

Getting to Target Zero: Engaging in 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. The most common barrier, however, is actually change itself. Some employees feel paralyzed by change, and when they feel paralyzed, they disengage. Without the ability or capacity to change, accidents can happen.

During Mark’s high-performance presentation, you will learn how to:
-get change-right and change-ready
-defy change paralysis through Mark’s mobilized for safety approach
-significantly reduce risk of accidents and liability
-identify behaviours that enhance engagement
-implement strategies to increase productivity, motivation and safety

Empower your employees to achieve “target zero.”

 

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Mark gave us tools to soar higher.

— Linsley Pietsch, NASA, Spaceport Operations

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Mark, you were nothing short of awesome!!!

— Maria Sharpe, Chief Personnel Officer, PepsiCo Europe “We

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It doesn’t seem strong enough, to just say that I’d recommend Mark. If you get to work with Mark, you’re really lucky! "Mark did a brilliant job. He was at the top of his game and the top of the keynotes for the conference. He really connected with the audience.

— Jim Carrick-Birtwell, CEO, ChangeBoard, Dubai

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