Chief Inspiration Officer
Devin has been consulting, training, speaking and writing about leadership development and organizational change for the last decade. Devin’s unique background and success story truly sets him apart from most professional speakers and guest lecturers. It’s for this very reason that people come away from his keynotes entertained, inspired and motivated – but more importantly, with the practical, applicable, actionable tactics and strategies for acting on their inspiration and motivation. By the end of his seminars and workshops, participants are equipped to deal with the day-to-day challenges they face.
Devin provides a framework for turning around organizations, teams and groups with real world practical solutions. With a wealth of experience, he knows what it takes to generate meaningful change that will unite and inspire an organization.
He has been at the forefront of leading culture change, contributing new approaches in strategy planning, developing simplified tools for innovation, and aligning sales, marketing, and communications strategies for maximum business results. Additionally, he has won multiple awards for his value creation approach to customer experiences in a variety of industries. He has accomplished these successes through a teaching orientation and providing non-experts with dynamic tools so they can succeed like experts.
He has been a frequent speaker for many organizations, associations, and universities. Through these sessions, he has shared leadership lessons with thousands of people, helping them adapt it to strategic planning, branding, marketing, sales and social media opportunities and challenges.
Devin received his BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Colgate University and MS in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University. He lives in Carlsbad, CA with his wife and four daughters.
Diversity Awareness In today’s multicultural environment, it is still not uncommon for workplaces to be divided down racial or cultural lines. Devin addresses the topics of racism (direct or indirect) and intolerance head on, helping leadership teams break down barriers to productivity and achieve greater success as a result of increased understanding. The training we provide works towards breaking down barriers and making communication easier through greater self awareness and understanding of cultural issues that are often daunting and uncomfortable for professionals who are trying to engage diverse communities.
The Science of Happiness (Positive Psychology) It begins with a choice… as leaders, employees and teammates we have one. When we choose to be positive, we have the power to change, be resilient and produce extraordinary results within ourselves and our organization. This workshop provides participants with the tools to retrain their brains to capitalize on positivity and improve their productivity, adaptability and performance.
The Power of Purpose If you want to develop a leadership team that inspires their direct reports, you must be a catalyst for change. With practical instruction and engaging group work, Devin shows you how to inspire via the power of purpose. You can be the change you wish to see in the world.
Your DNA is not Your Destiny Adapted specifically for a corporate audience, Devin offers real-world strategies for people struggling to fit in with others, accept themselves, and overcome stigmas that come with learning disabilities and other internal challenges. He relays tips and actionable advice that leads to stronger cultures and more solid work teams.
Your DNA is Not Your Destiny Devin offers real-world strategies for people struggling to fit in with others, accept themselves, and overcome stigmas that come with learning disabilities and other internal challenges. He shows how intervention and the power of belief can be used to push beyond what is to discover what can be.
Confessions of a Teenage Bully Devin has bullied and been bullied, and in this anti-bullying program for staff and students, he will share what goes through the mind of a teenage bully. Most anti-bullying approaches focus on the victims, but through sharing his personal experiences, Devin identifies the cause of the behavior to find unexpected solutions.
Celebrating Diversity Children recognize early on how the world-and families-can be fragmented solely down racial lines. In this series of speeches and workshops geared to students and staff, Devin shows how to break down barriers to become more accepting of other races, religions, and cultures. Devin addresses how to talk to children about diversity, deal with racism at school, and learn to define and celebrate one’s core identity.
Athletics and Identity A majority of college athletes will not go on to play professionally. Devin, a former college basketball player and NCAA speaker, knows first-hand the struggle of athletes to define themselves beyond their sports. Devin addresses the perils of relying solely on athletics to “get by” in high school and college, and offers a road map to athletes who don’t know how to approach life after college.