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Cheryl Cran

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About Cheryl Cran - Author and Speaker on Leadership and Multi-Generational Communication:

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.

For over twenty years Cheryl has worked with over one hundred different industries, in over one dozen countries and with thousands of audiences worldwide. Her company Evolutionary Business Solutions provides consulting solutions, training solutions and keynote presentations on leadership, change and business growth.

Industries that Cheryl has worked with include agriculture, health, pharma, finance, insurance, associations, medical, retail, manufacturing, pest control, funeral, entrepreneurs, education and many more. The common elements among all industries is the need for leaders to effectively deal with ongoing challenges such as attracting and retaining top talent, leading multiple generations, leading change in traditional organizations, transforming people to perform at higher levels and ultimately to grow the business.

In the twenty years of being the CEO of the consulting firm Synthesis at Work Inc. Cheryl Cran has helped leaders and their teams to evolve their executive, leadership and team skill levels so that they can increase results.

Cheryl’s background includes being a high performing leader in her early twenties in the finance and insurance industries. While in the banking industry she was promoted quickly at the age of twenty three to management and from there was groomed to area manager 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 thirty percent.

From insurance she was wooed back to finance and was in charge of growing a mortgage portfolio to ten million and she and her partner did so within a ten month time frame. In the early nineties she was approached by a major consulting firm and became an intern for one year before setting out to set up her own practice in 1994.

Since then Cheryl’s experience and training in organizational development, leadership development, communication planning, project management and more has provided growth, evolution and success for her global clients.

She is the author of 4 books including the best selling, 101 Ways to Make Generations X, Y and Zoomers Happy at Work and her NEW book  released in E-Book format Leadership Mastery In a Digital Age.

Her articles have been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Forbes, Metro New York, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan, Selling Power, Builder Woman magazine, Managing People, Meeting Planners Industry and more.

Cheryl’s work is being licensed in countries worldwide such as Malaysia, Singapore, China, Italy, Greece, Romania, Turkey, Canada, United States and more.

Her company Synthesis at Work Inc is the parent company to Evolutionary Business Solutions, TMI Canada and TACK Canada multinational training and consulting firms in over sixty countries.

Cheryl is the Past President of the Global Speakers Federation 2012/2013 and on the board of directors since 2010. In December 2012 she was inducted into the Canadian Speaker Hall of Fame and is a Certified Speaking Professional, a globally recognized designation.

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What Cheryl Cran Talks About:

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 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

Lead Change In a Fast Paced and Technological Workplace
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 change.

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)

Attendees will leave this session with:

  • Further insight into how fast change 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 harness positive stress and leverage time in an increasingly fast-paced work environment
  • A clear understanding of how each generation views change, 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 lead change with multiple perspectives including emotional intelligence, generation intelligence and energetic intelligence
  • Skills to elevate communication in a way that speaks to the higher potential of each individual and creates unprecedented understanding and commitment to change as we move forward
  • A change leadership ‘journey map’ a guide to follow to lead change beyond the program

Upgrade Your Leadership OS (Operating System)
We are living in a time of fast paced transformation and YOU are the transformers!

The key skills needed in these fast moving times are the ability to think fast, make prudent decisions quickly, test innovative ideas and to collaborate with fast responsiveness. Think about it, we keep upgrading our technologies and as technology speeds up we need our ‘thinking’ to be upgraded too!

In this ‘evolutionary’ keynote you will learn how your thinking and your mindset can impact the speed with which you and your team are able to respond and create. Imagine if you were able to download a new version of thinking that would allow you to move faster and get results more quickly.

This keynote provides insight into the ‘how’ to do just that.

Attendees will leave this session with:

  • How leadership thought has evolved over the past few decades and how it relates to what was needed in the business through each of those time periods
  • How technology has created a multi tasking and multiple priorities reality and what to do to maximize abilities to thrive in this reality
  • The four levels of leadership awareness model that provides you with a ‘tool’ to elevate your thoughts and to align your actions with the new ‘leadership operating system’
  • How to leverage mindfulness as an evolutionary strategy and other new strategies to increase your creativity, speed of thought and ability to execute effectively
  • How to leverage emotional intelligence with ‘energy’ intelligence to increase collaboration and connection with others
  • By using Level Four Focus, how to commit to ‘knowledge sharing’ as a future of work strategy and to engage all employees

Maximizing Collaboration and Innovation in Multi Generational Teams
Generations in the workplace is no longer news; leaders and teams don’t want to hear about what makes the generations different anymore they want to know “HOW” to leverage collaboration and innovation among the multi generational teams.

This keynote is tactical and practical and provides examples of different generational approaches to leadership, problem solving and getting things done.

Newer research indicates that in the past few years as Gen Y’s/Millenials impact the workplace there is a higher need for valuing the differences of each of the generations and to find ways to work together harmoniously. 

This generations keynote provides ideas and strategies on ‘what’ and ‘how’ each individual can increase his or her own ability to leverage generational intelligence to increase innovation and results.

Attendees will leave this session with:

  • The three things that ALL of the generations want at work
  • How the strengths of each of the generations are absolutely needed for the future of work today
  • Insight and a reminder of the demographics of each of the generations in the workplace and their impact on business
  • How each of the generations leverages technology to achieve work goals
  • Debunking the myths of the stereotypes of the generations
  • Leadership strategies on how to successfully lead each of the generations by adapting to their work style and generational style
  • How to increase success in communication, collaboration and innovation with each of the generations
  • Case studies of high profile companies who have a large Gen Y demographic and what those companies are doing to recruit and retain Gen Y’s
  • Stories of progressive ideas on how to deal with retiring or ‘refiring’ Zoomers, how to encourage reverse mentoring and how to build career plans for Gen X and Y
  • How to leverage evolutionary leadership skills of creativity and innovation when leading multi-generational teams
Finding and Keeping Good People In The Age of Robotics, Remote Workers and Increasing Competition
We are in a war for talent, 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.

What can you do? In this keynote you will find out how to attract top talent and how to retain them.

Attendees will leave this session with:

  • The latest research from your industry and the current reality of finding and keeping good people
  • Innovative ideas on finding the right people that are suited for your industry
  • Creative ideas and examples from global companies Cheryl has worked with and or interviewed and how they are solving the war for talent
  • The top ten ‘wants’ of top talent when looking to work for a company
  • How to be a company that ‘attracts’ talent, is a workplace of choice and creates a culture where people want to be stay longer with your company
  • The number one reason people leave an employer and how to fix it
  • A greater understanding of why investing in recruiting alone is a no-win approach

Lead With Energy, Passion and Power
We are all working in a rapid-fire change reality- it can be a challenge to have the stamina, the energy and the passion to keep growing and going!

Through my research and subsequent leadership development solutions, I- like other successful people and organizations- have tapped into the secret of creating on-going extraordinary results and increasingly better performance. What’s the secret?

“Everyone is a Leader” AND everyone needs to increase his or her Passion, Energy and Personal Power individually in order to create the extraordinary, sustainable positive change and growth collectively.

This powerful, inspiring keynote provides solid research, insights and evolutionary tools to help individuals to increase energy, reignite passion and step into the next level of personal power.

Attendees will leave this session with:

  • A personal power process visual that identifies ‘how’ you are motivated and whether you gain more energy from intrinsic or extrinsic motivators
  • A deeper understanding of the power of positive stress and how to leverage it to reach personal and professional goals
  • A checklist that helps to identify what gives you energy and what does not and what to do to stay focused on what gives you energy
  • A greater understanding of the power of emotional intelligence and how mastering this skill increases personal power
  • The four levels of the sought after leadership awareness model I developed and how to leverage it to increase passion and energy

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Cheryl was great! She hit exactly the right balance between serious content and entertainment. Her messages about teamwork, communication and leadership were all good and very well presented.

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