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Cheryl Cran

Foremost Expert on Leadership, Transformation, and Change Management; Bestselling Author and Top Consultant to Fortune 500 Companies

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Cheryl Cran is an expert on the future of business, the technological impact on business and the human behaviors needed to thrive with the fast pace of change. Cheryl Cran is the CEO of Evolutionary Business Solutions (parent company Synthesis at Work Inc) where leaders enhance their abilities to lead change, transform people and grow business.

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Cheryl Cran is the founder of NextMapping™/NextMapping.com and the CEO of parent company Synthesis at Work Inc.

Recognized as the #1 Future of Work influencer by Onalytica, and author of 7 books including NextMapping™ – How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Create the Future of Work.

Other book titles include “The Art of Change Leadership – Driving Transformation In a Fast Paced-World” (Wiley 2015), “101 Ways to Make Generations X, Y and Zoomers Happy at Work” (2010) and 4 other books on the ultimate leadership skills needed to be future of work ready.

Cheryl’s future of work thought leadership has been featured in publications such as Huff Post, Forbes, IABC Magazine, Law Magazine, Metro New York, Entrepreneur Magazine, Readers Digest, CBS Online, NBC Online, Fox Online and more.

For over two decades Cheryl has built a reputation for delivering extraordinary value to clients that include AT&T, Bell Mobility, Omnitel, Gartner, British Telcomm, Manulife, as well as mid-sized companies and entrepreneurs in industries that include technology, health, agriculture, finance, insurance and more.

NextMapping™ was developed as a proprietary business solution brand that encompasses all of Cheryl’s work and research on the future of work and the leadership needed to navigate change in the workplace. It’s time to not just hear about the future but to use NextMapping™ to get there! Technology in the workplace must be used to prepare for the future with a focus on how technology can enhance outcomes for people.

The common theme of all of Cheryl’s life’s work is a ‘people first’ and digital second approach to create a more human future, helping companies to build the leadership capacity needed to ‘change the world through business.’

Never before have workplaces had so much ambiguity, uncertainty and constant change.


Workers are challenged with doing more with less, learning at the speed of disruption and working with diverse situations.


There is a massive opportunity for leaders to create the future for themselves and their teams.


With the increase of digital transformation there is a calling for leaders to be connected, empathetic and inspiring for their teams.


In this keynote leaders will learn:



  • The most recent and up to date research on the future workplace and what it means for leaders today

  • Statistics and sentiment analysis on worker attitudes and what workers want today and in the future from their leaders

  • Leadership models on the ‘me to we’ mindset and mapping the future of the leadership journey

  • Tips and strategies on how to leverage leadership mastery to increase the attraction and retention of top talent

  • Inspiring ideas that can be put into immediate action to increase employee motivation and engagement

  • Practical daily actions to help leaders feel energized and to help their teams to be inspired and excited to create the future of work


Cheryl Cran future of work expert and founder of NextMapping shares inspiring, uplifting and practical ideas for leaders to be future ready now!


What will leaders and their teams have to do to thrive today and beyond to the year 2030? Today’s challenges include ongoing global change, technological innovation and fast changing workplace dynamics.


Employee engagement, creating future ready leaders, attracting and retaining top talent are all elements that are rapidly changing and impacting the way we work and how we need to change to meet the challenges of the future workplace today.


This keynote will provide researched global business insights, thought provoking, creative, leading edge ideas and strategies on how leaders can take immediate action to increase team buy in, adaptability and execution NOW as we head towards 2030.


Are you and your leaders fully ready to proactively lead into the future of work?


Is your company poised to jump on opportunities and to innovate at the speed of change in the workplace?


Is your industry disrupting the status quo or being disrupted?


Do you have the right people with the right technology in the workplace that can quickly deliver extraordinary value to your clients and teams?


Many disruptions including government shifts, global disasters, mergers and acquisitions, artificial intelligence, robotics, and changing worker attitudes is causing the need for leaders to be able to map the future of work for their company and for their teams.


The type of leadership that is needed during these fast-paced times is the ability to flex in times of flux. Agility, adaptability and innovation are key attributes that will help leaders to drive the change and transformation needed to get to the future of work.


This future of work keynote provides insights into the future of work and strategies to proactively map the future as a leader. Dynamic ideas and creative approaches to help build future ready leadership that drives transformation towards the future of work.


Are your teams unified in vision, focus and purpose?


Are your teams able to collaborate, innovate and adapt to rapid change in the workplace?


Do your teams leverage technology to improve client and employee experience?


This future of teams’ keynote provides dynamic insights into the future of teams and how team structure is morphing to meet the real-time disruptions and demands of fast changing world. Research shows that small teams with highly motivated and engaged individuals are able to innovate and execute very quickly. The impact on business with high performing teams is faster ideas to market, nimble solutions for client experience and ultimately competitive advantage.


95% of companies surveyed cite a big focus for the future is finding and keeping top talent in the age of robotics, remote workers and increasing competition.


Fortune 500 CEO’s surveyed state that even with the age of robotics they are planning to continue to seek and hire talented people well into 2020 and beyond. The competition for attracting top talent is increasing, and as quickly as people are being hired and trained other industries are approaching and poaching talent. In addition the increase in freelance and entrepreneur opportunities for millennials is making the talent search even more challenging.


What can companies do? What do leaders need to do to win the war for talent?


In this keynote, you will learn how to map out a strategy and plan on how to attract top talent and how to retain them for longer than average time frames.


This change leadership keynote is for everyone because “everyone is a leader!”


Everyone in the workplace is working in times of intense technological innovation and dealing with ongoing rapid change and disruptions.


The key is how to inspire and engage everyone to be ‘leaders of change’ and to dynamically increase innovation, collaboration and success for everyone in the company and for the business overall.


This keynote focuses on how each individual can harness their own inner abilities to lead change and personal leadership in a positive and proactive way.


This keynote is based on Cheryl’s new book “The Art of Change Leadership” (Wiley 2015)


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