Cheryl Cran

Speaker


Cheryl Cran

Leadership and Change Expert

Cheryl Cran helps leaders and their teams to build future workplaces, today. Recognized as the #1 Future of Work influencer by Onalytica, Cheryl’s research into the future of work, technology, innovation, and generational impact driven by her “people first” philosophy, provides data and strategies to help drive business transformation. For more than two decades, thousands of her clients have benefited from her expertise resulting in growth, evolution, and success.

Currently the founder of NextMapping and CEO of parent company Synthesis at Work Inc., Cheryl’s background is senior leadership in the corporate finance and insurance industries. After ten successful years, she was head-hunted by a national financial insurance company to head up their regional portfolio, where she helped to increase market share by more than 30% in just two years. NextMapping was developed as a proprietary business solution brand to encompass all of Cheryl’s work and research on the future of work, leadership, and navigating change in the workplace. Her clients have included AT&T, Bell Mobility, Omnitel, Gartner, British Telecome, Manulife, and mid-sized companies and entrepreneurs in technology, health, agriculture, finance, insurance, and more.

Cheryl is the author of seven books, including NextMapping: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Create the Future of Work, 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 work has been featured in publications such as the Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Metro New York, Readers Digest, Meeting Planners Industry, and more.

In 2014, Cheryl was awarded the Global Consultant of the Year award in Shanghai at the TMI World Partners meeting, and in 2012 she was inducted into the Canadian Speaker Hall of Fame.


NextMapping - The Best Way to Create Your Future is to Map It

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.

Attendees will leave this session with:

  • Insights on the impact of AI and robotics on your industry locally and globally
  • A bi-modal model on how to leverage the best of what’s working now with data from future trends research
  • Case studies of organizations that have successfully mapped their future by being on top of trends and future of work
  • How to harness the ‘people first’ principle of future workplaces and a look at leaders who have leveraged technology to enable extraordinary value for clients and employee experience
  • A ‘what needs to change’ and ‘what will never change’ checklist to help prioritize strategic actions towards future of work
  • Inspiration, ideas and a ‘map’ of the future for self/teams/business that can be put into practical application right away
  • NextMapping™ model and steps to create your future for self/business

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.