Cheryl Cran

  • Leading Change in a Fast-Paced & Technological Workplace

“We are living in a time of transformation and we are the transformers” – 

Cheryl Cran strongly believes that in 2012 and beyond the future is about collaboration and innovation and leading change.

Cheryl Cran’s presentations on leading change in a fast-paced, technological and multi-generational workplace include real-life examples and case studies along with practical solutions. Audiences love her direct approach to leadership and strategic management of the generations in the workplace.

Cheryl’s consulting firm Synthesis at Work analyzes business trends that focus on leadership,change and communication strategies for increasing profits and productivity. Her research includes 15 years of audience response surveys, generational focus groups and employee surveys.

In her fourth and book, 101 Ways to Make Generations X, Y and Zoomers Happy at Work she provides strategies for companies on target recruitment, retaining employees and succession planning for Generations X and Y.

For 12 years, Cheryl worked as a top-performing leader for GE Capital, Mortgage Insurance Company and Bank of Montreal. During her career in finance she thrived in difficult economic times and motivated her teams to business excellence through two recessions.

In 1994 Cheryl Cran joined the business strategy department of a nation-wide consulting firm – after great success with their clients she established her own consulting practice Synthesis at Work. For the past 16 years Cheryl has worked in such varied industries as agriculture, finance, construction, oil and gas, forestry, resources, health care, government, film, hotel/hospitality, retail and entertainment. Cheryl has the unique ability to apply her expertise in individual client circumstances to provide customized business solutions.

Cheryl’s change management and business strategy ideas and articles have been featured in Forbes magazine, Metro New York, The Globe and Mail, Readers Digest, Selling Power magazine, Builder Woman magazine and The Financial Post. She is a monthly commentator on workplace issues on a Vancouver cable news program and frequently participates in radio and television interviews.

Cheryl has certificates in organizational development, leadership, communication, and conflict management from Rockhurst University, Kansas.

Her Client List includes 3M, McDonalds, Oculus, Bell Canada, Big Lots Stores and many others. 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Communications, Communications, Generations, Leadership, Stress Management, Women in Business

  • Travels From:

    Canada

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

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“We are living in a time of transformation and we are the transformers” – 

Cheryl Cran strongly believes that in 2012 and beyond the future is about collaboration and innovation and leading change.

Cheryl Cran’s presentations on leading change in a fast-paced, technological and multi-generational workplace include real-life examples and case studies along with practical solutions. Audiences love her direct approach to leadership and strategic management of the generations in the workplace.

Cheryl’s consulting firm Synthesis at Work analyzes business trends that focus on leadership,change and communication strategies for increasing profits and productivity. Her research includes 15 years of audience response surveys, generational focus groups and employee surveys.

In her fourth and book, 101 Ways to Make Generations X, Y and Zoomers Happy at Work she provides strategies for companies on target recruitment, retaining employees and succession planning for Generations X and Y.

For 12 years, Cheryl worked as a top-performing leader for GE Capital, Mortgage Insurance Company and Bank of Montreal. During her career in finance she thrived in difficult economic times and motivated her teams to business excellence through two recessions.

In 1994 Cheryl Cran joined the business strategy department of a nation-wide consulting firm – after great success with their clients she established her own consulting practice Synthesis at Work. For the past 16 years Cheryl has worked in such varied industries as agriculture, finance, construction, oil and gas, forestry, resources, health care, government, film, hotel/hospitality, retail and entertainment. Cheryl has the unique ability to apply her expertise in individual client circumstances to provide customized business solutions.

Cheryl’s change management and business strategy ideas and articles have been featured in Forbes magazine, Metro New York, The Globe and Mail, Readers Digest, Selling Power magazine, Builder Woman magazine and The Financial Post. She is a monthly commentator on workplace issues on a Vancouver cable news program and frequently participates in radio and television interviews.

Cheryl has certificates in organizational development, leadership, communication, and conflict management from Rockhurst University, Kansas.

Her Client List includes 3M, McDonalds, Oculus, Bell Canada, Big Lots Stores and many others. 901-754-9404.

Leading Change in a Fast Paced and Technological Workplace 

This change and evolutionary leadership keynote is for leaders and their teams who are in working in fast paced, multi-generational and changing workplaces.

The future will prove to be times of innovation and will require high levels of contribution from evolutionary leaders and their teams. Now it is time to focus on the future and move forward with aligned focus on vision and results. 

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 generational 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. 

Lead Change, Transform People & Grow Business 

In today’s fast paced and fast changing workplace, leaders have more pressure than ever before.

There is a higher need for leaders in business to evolve their leadership abilities, to create more engagement with employees and to increase innovation and collaboration among their teams.

In this keynote, Cheryl Cran provides an evolutionary leadership model that provides leaders with a tool to lead change, transform people and ultimately grow business.

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. 

Leading Change With Energy, Passion and Power 

What does it mean to lead with energy, passion and power?

We are all moving at break neck speeds to meet our objectives and we are dealing with multiple priorities. Leading change in today’s fast paced reality means that now more than ever we need to have heightened emotional intelligence, we need to leverage feedback and we need to know ourselves as leaders in order to get the best out of the people we lead.

Evolutionary Leadership Skills that Attract and Keep the Top Talent 

US Conference Board states we will continue to be challenged with ongoing skilled labor shortage. Certain industries are experiencing this already- agriculture, food, trucking and oil & gas to name a few.

As quickly as people are being hired and trained other industries are approaching and poaching talent. What can we do?

Leadership expert Cheryl Cran provides tried and true strategies for attracting and retaining good people. It is time to create rather than compete when it comes to finding the right people and then providing leadership strategies to increase retention.

NLOWE

Just wanted to send a big thanks and appreciation to Cheryl Cran our Keynote for our 2011 Provincial Conference. She truly was the perfect fit! All the verbal reviews I have heard to date have been beyond positive for Cheryl and her session. In fact, the overall review seems to be that Cheryl was our best Keynote to date, and this was our 14th year. Cheryl was truly a joy to meet and I hope this is the beginning of a long relationship with NLOWE and Cheryl. I will be certain to spread the word of how great she is!

CMP

Cheryl spoke at our 9th annual “CMA Night Out” in Edmonton. Cheryl was entertaining, interesting and informative all in one professional package. Cheryl was able to enlighten us on trends in industry that we must all embrace to be effective in the changing work environment. The feedback from senior business leaders attending our event was positive and all commented the evening was a great success. Thank you again Cheryl for your presentation as it exceeded our expectations. J Gagliardi, CMA CMA Alberta – Edmonton Chapter

McDonalds

“Cheryl your keynote on the leadership impact of generational perspectives on our industry was right on target! I had many audience members come up to me and say that your keynote was relevant, insightful and humorous. Our executive team loved you too! On behalf of the McDonalds Restaurant W.O.N/WLN conference and the 1000 attendees- Thank- you!!”
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