Cheryl Cran

Speaker


Cheryl Cran

Leadership and Change Expert

Cheryl Cran helps leaders and their teams to build future workplaces, today. Her research into the future of work, technology, innovation, and generations impact provides data and strategies to help drive transformation in a fast paced world. Thousands of her clients have benefited from her expertise in change leadership, organizational development, leadership development, communication planning, project management to result in growth, evolution, and success

Cheryl’s background includes being a high performing leader in the corporate finance and insurance industries. While in the banking industry, she was promoted quickly to management, and from there was groomed to senior leadership. After ten successful years as a leader in banking, she was head-hunted by a national financial insurance company to head up their regional portfolio. In the two years she was there, her team helped to grow the company and increase market share by over 30%.

She is the author of six books, including The Art of Change Leadership: Driving Transformation in a Fast Paced World; 101 Ways to Make Generations X, Y and Zoomers Happy at Work; and Leadership Mastery In a Digital Age. Her articles have been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Metro New York, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan, Selling Power, Builder Woman, Managing People, Meeting Planners Industry and more.

Cheryl was awarded the Global Consultant of the Year award in Shanghai at the TMI World Partners meeting in 2014. She is the Past President of the Global Speakers Federation 2012-2013, and on the board of directors since 2010. In 2012 she was inducted into the Canadian Speaker Hall of Fame.


The Future of Work Is Now - Are You Ready?

What will leaders and their teams have to do to thrive today and beyond to the year 2020? Today’s challenges include ongoing global change, technological innovation and changing workplace dynamics.

Employee engagement, creating leaders for the future, 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 2020.

Cheryl’s style is high energy and interactive, she presents relevant research and her presentations always have fun movie clips and music. Cheryl is well known for delivering the ‘WOW’ Factor. With Cheryl Cran you are guaranteed to have increased audience engagement, an audience that leaves with easy to implement ideas and are inspired to lead with 2020 vision to build the future workplace today.

Attendees will leave this session with:

  • A look at the trends and technologies shaping the future workplace today
  • Ideas for leaders and their teams to adapt their personality style and leadership style to the evolving workplace
  • Tools to use to and the “how” to successfully engage the multiple generations in the workplace
  • Insights into how leaders need to adapt to the ever-changing reality of worker attitudes and shifting attitudes on loyalty, job satisfaction and how work is done.
  • Case studies and examples of progressive companies that are on the cutting edge of creating innovative workplaces and creating the template for the workplace of the future
  • Strategies on how to get everyone on board with the overall vision, build excitement for the company’s direction and create commitment and buy-in to taking action today and for the future

Leading Change in a Fast-Paced Technological Workplace

This change and leadership keynote is for leaders and their teams who are in working in times of intense technological innovation dealing with ongoing change.

Cheryl uses humor, interaction, custom made videos focusing on your company and your people, along with movie clips to create a powerful keynote or seminar experience for your group.

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

Attendees will leave with:

  • Further insight into how is impacting the speed of work and how we as leaders need to build adaptability to the new reality
  • A shifted perspective on how we as individuals can manage stress and time in an increasingly fast-paced work environment
  • A clear understanding of how each generation views change and deals with change and strategies to improve change responses and actions
  • Insight into their own personal change behaviors and tools to leverage their individual ability to adapt more quickly to ongoing change with a positive approach
  • Tools to manage change in a way that combines emotional intelligence with generation intelligence and connects each person to the company’s vision and goals
  • Skills to communicate in a way that speaks to the higher potential of each individual and creates unprecedented understanding and commitment to change as we move forward

The return on investment for those attending this session and for the organization is an increased skill level for the leaders to manage change in a way that inspires each person to work hard for the vision and goals of the company.

Lead With "2020" Vision: Building the Workplace of the Future Today

What will leaders and their teams have to do to thrive today and beyond to the year 2020?

Today’s challenges include ongoing global change, uncertain economies and changing workplace dynamics.

Different worker attitudes are shaping where we work, how we work and when we work. As leaders we are the ones to set the vision, the positive environment for collaboration and the probability for success.

This keynote will provide insight, humor and creative ideas on how leaders can increase team buy in through their 2020 vision.

Attendees will leave this session with:

  • A look at the trends and technologies shaping the future workplace today
  • Ideas for leaders and their teams to adapt their personality style and leadership style to the evolving workplace
  • Tools to use to successfully communicate with the different generations in the workplace
  • Insights into how leaders need to adapt to the ever-changing reality of worker attitudes and shifting attitudes on loyalty, job satisfaction and how work is done.
  • Case studies and examples of progressive companies that are on the cutting edge of creating innovative workplaces and creating the template for the workplace of the future
  • Strategies on how to get everyone on board with the overall vision, build excitement for the company’s direction and create commitment and buy-in to taking action today and for the future

This keynote is expandable up to a 1-2 day leadership retreat focused on building strategic plans, building aligned.

Evolutionary Leadership Keynote: Four Levels of Leadership Awareness

Today’s leader needs to be more agile, more creative, and have more energy than ever before.

In this keynote, Cheryl Cran provides a brand new evolutionary leadership model that offers a deeper look into personal performance and how to lead at the highest levels.

Drawing upon years of research, Cheryl will define what it means to ‘be an evolutionary leader’ in today’s workplace and how can we embrace this concept. Why the leaders of tomorrow must be a “collaborationist”.

She will share the best practices of evolutionary leaders and how this style of leadership will transform your business.

Attendees will leave with a depth of leadership and personal performance insights unlike any other leadership concepts available now.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The four levels of leadership awareness and how they relate to increased performance for both leaders and their teams
  • How to leverage emotional intelligence with ‘energy’ intelligence to be truly evolutionary
  • By using Level Four Focus, how to consistently inspire others to increased energy and results
  • How to increase your own energy and commitment while demonstrating leadership attitudes and approaches

This keynote is based on the four level awareness model created by Cheryl Cran, developed through leadership surveys, research and evolutionary thought leader masterminds.

Lead with Energy, Power and Passion

In this motivating and energetic opening keynote you will leave with insight to the following questions:

  • What your key motivators are as a leader- are you an intrinsic or extrinsic motivator?
  • What motivates you as an individual? Are you better under pressure or not?
  • What gives you energy? What types of people give you energy?
  • What is your level of emotional intelligence – how can you leverage this to further engage and motivate your teams?
  • What are the four levels of leadership awareness and how can we use this information to be better leaders?

These questions and more are addressed in this inspiring, eye opening and performance enhancing keynote.

As with all of Cheryl’s keynotes she uses humor, video clips, audience interaction and deep, insightful provocations.

Winning The “War” For Talent - How to Attract and Retain Top Talent

There is a major competition happening in multiple industries and that is for the best talent – and it is a race to attract and keep the most talented people.

Talent is being wooed and poached by companies that are offering great compensation and great places to work.
How do organizations successfully navigate this ‘war’ for talent? By being future of work ready!

Its time to be creative and to leverage the strengths of your brand, your leaders and what you have to offer potential talent and keep them too.

In this keynote or seminar you will leave with:

  • Statistics and research on attracting and retaining top talent in your industry
  • How to leverage creativity and leadership skills to make your workplace attractive to potential talent
    Innovative ideas on where to find the right people that are suited for your industry
  • Generational research on what Gen X and Y are looking for in an employer and how to use the right tools and language to attract them.
  • Technology tools for recruiting, social media, and how to build a brand of attraction
  • Ideas on how to collaborate with other industries and partners to build an ongoing talent pool

This is an eye opening and value packed session that provides tactical ideas and strategies to help with the challenge of finding and keeping good people.