Mark DeVolder

Mark DeVolder

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Speaker: Mark DeVolder

The “Change” Specialist

Topics:

  • Harnessing the Hurricane: Surviving and Thriving Extreme Change
  • Get Engaged! The Business of Relationships
  • Trust Factor: The Competitive Advantage
  • New Leadership – The Player-Coach
  • Now You’re Talking! The Art of Effective Communication
  • You Can Do ANYTHING!

For over a decade, Dr. Mark DeVolder has motivated and equipped thousands to navigate change, build high levels of trust and become fully engaged at work and at home.

Mark DeVolder distinguishes himself as a change specialist.  In 2010 and 2011, Mark received the prestigious Top 5 Speaker award USA in Change Management.

As an expert in the dynamics of organizational change, Mark DeVolder reveals why 70 percent of all change initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals. With straight-forward strategies and convincing business examples, Mark shows leaders how to drive results to improve the bottom line.

Dr. DeVolder is known for cutting edge content, valuable take-aways, entertaining audience interaction, all illustrated by unstoppable humor and memorable stories.  People leave with tools and a template to re-energize, re-engage and transform their workplace.

Mark’s presentations are backed up by impressive business acumen;  Dr. DeVolder has skillfully guided change management projects worth more than 500 million dollars.  His success is due in part to his expertise as a mediator.  Over 95% of his contracts result in signed agreements.

Mark is the author of “Get Engaged! A Practical Guide for Improving Employee Engagement.”

Dr. DeVolder’s client list is impressive:  NASA, Konecranes, IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Gibraltar Industries, AIG Financial, to name a few.  Mark has also worked extensively with many government departments.

Harnessing the Hurricane: Surviving and Thriving Extreme Change

Businesses today are being challenged by rapid and constant change. Many companies are barely surviving. In Mark’s signature keynote, leaders learn how to adapt, survive and thrive in a climate of continuous change. You will receive essential leadership tools and a template to plot a course through the storm: the turbulent times and the doldrums. Leaders will learn how to successfully navigate change in their organization, become a leader/coach and develop employee engagement. Don’t just survive; learn to thrive during Extreme Change!

Your team will learn:

How to understand the dynamics of organizational change and transition

How to create a company-wide culture that is committed to change

How to build a leadership/management infrastructure that supports engagement

How to devise engagement strategies to increase productivity and profitable growth

Get Engaged! The Business of Relationships

Successfully engaging customers is one of the toughest challenges businesses face today. Top-performing companies find that service excellence starts with employees who are highly engaged. See the profound connection between highly motivated employees and increased productivity and profitability. Communicate, Innovate, Thrive! With straight-forward strategies and convincing business examples, Mark shows leaders how to improve the bottom line through the pillars of commitment: clarity, competence, influence and appreciation. You will leave with tools to re-energize, re-engage and transform your workplace and life.

Trust Factor: The Competitive Advantage

Trust is at the heart of every successful organization, and trust is always about relationships. With compelling business examples and proven strategies, Mark DeVolder reveals essential behaviours and characteristics to build and strengthen trust throughout the organization.

Your managers will increase their trust capacity with:

-Tools to assess their own level of integrity

-Simple skills and exercises to practice trust behaviours

-Clues to identity the warning signs of betrayal and disengagement

No matter what the industry, everyone is in the business of relationships. You will gain a competitive advantage with trustworthy managers, loyal employees and clients who trust the integrity of your company and product. It’s the trust factor.

New Leadership – The Player-Coach

Many managers spend the majority of their time fixing employees problems. DeVolder shows leaders how to leverage their efforts to the greatest advantage: coaching people to fix it themselves.

Now You’re Talking! The Art of Effective Communication

Leaders will learn how to improve listening and delivery skills, recognize non-verbal messages and speak with genuineness and confidence.

You Can Do ANYTHING!

Built around the concept of self-fulfilling prophecy, Mark shows you how to believe in yourself and others.  You will learn to Believe – Expect – Exceed.  This presentation rises to the level of true inspiration, triumph and celebration.

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