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Cheryl Cran

Founder, NextMapping™/, Future of Work Expert, CEO, Synthesis at Work Inc. , Bestselling Author

Named as a #1 future of work influencer, Cheryl Cran engages audiences on the trends and technologies shaping the future workplace today, the strategies to proactively map the future as a leader, and how to create agile, flexible and innovative teams to meet the real-time disruptions and demands of fast changing world.

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

Recognized as the #1 Future of Work influencer by Onalytica, Cheryl Cran is the author of 7 books including NextMapping – Anticipate, Navigate & 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 PostForbesIABC Magazine, Law Magazine, Metro New YorkEntrepreneur 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.

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    The Future of Work Is Now – Are You Ready?

    The Future of Leadership

    The Best Way to Create the Future is to Map It.

    Future Ready Teams – How to Create Agile, Adaptable & Innovative Teams


    The Future is Now Thriving In The Hybrid Workplace

    Why Workers Are Leaving Jobs During The Pandemic


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