Cheryl Cran is a “future of all things” expert, including work, society, and life. She is recognized as the #1 Future of Work influencer by Onalytica and a top ten future of work expert by GoCatalant. Cran is passionate about helping leaders and teams develop the crucial human skills needed to lead a human-focused future where technology is leveraged to automate the mundane and elevate the humane. Her multi-industry experience and successful track record provides unparalleled value to her clients.
Cran is the founder of NextMapping and CEO of parent company, Synthesis at Work Inc. Prior to this, she held senior leadership positions in the corporate finance and insurance industries. Cran developed NextMapping as a proprietary business solution brand to encompass her work and research on the future of all things, including work and the future-ready skills needed by leaders and teams to navigate change in the workplace. Her past clients have included Amazon, Upwork, AT&T, Gartner, Scottish Water, ExecOnline, and more.
Cran is the author of 10 books, including her newest, Super.Crucial.Human, and her bestsellers, NextMapping: Anticipate, Navigate and Create The Future of Work and The Art of Change Leadership: Driving Transformation in a Fast Paced-World. Her thought leadership on the future of all things has been featured in publications such as Fast Company, Huffington Post, Forbes, Metro New York, Entrepreneur Magazine, Reader’s Digest, CBS Online, NBC Online, and more. She is also the creator of the NextNow podcast.