Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal and business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Mark DeVolder, Founder of Synergy Sense Consulting LTD., located in Vernon, BC, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Professional Speaker, keynote, consulting & coaching that empowers you to move confidently through change. I'm a Global Thought-Leader on Transitions, an Award-Winning Top 5 Speaker, Advisor on Billion Dollar Change Initiatives, and Author of Perpetual Pivot, an innovative book on Change.
My unique insights into the dynamics of change and energetic style have empowered top organizations like McDonald’s, the Royal Bank of Canada, Coca-Cola, Marriott, Siemens, PepsiCo, Bristol-Myers Squibb, PWC, Verizon, and Medtronic. I have engaged and delighted audiences from Monaco to Dubai, Singapore to Barcelona, and Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur. I deliver dynamic, high-energy, humor-filled presentations in both the private and the public sector to Industry leaders and Fortune 500 companies.
Tell us about yourself
I am a frequent presenter at top management meetings around the world, both live and virtual:
• coaching NASA Space Shuttle scientists to re-invent themselves;
• guiding healthcare leaders through multi-billion dollar mergers;
• creating a safety-first culture in Qatar’s oil industry;
• driving the radical culture shift toward digitally enabled relationships.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I'm an award-winning speaker and recipient of the prestigious Top 5 Speaker Award in Business Management and Top 25 Speaker in Change Management and am listed on the Top 10 “Inspiring Speakers on Change” in Canada and the USA.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
It is impossible to be able to do everything yourself. That's why to be successful in business; we need to develop the number one critical skill of the next century: Prahalad says, "It’s not what YOU know, but How FAST you can ACCESS THE INFO THAT OTHER PEOPLE KNOW."
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Become a category of one. Focus on doing what only you can do that is unique and will create a niche market. Also, surround yourself with people who bring unique talents to the team. Empower them to be themselves and soar.
Where can people find you and your business?
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