About Cheryl

Cheryl Cran, the founder of NextMapping™ and CEO of Synthesis at Work Inc., is a leading authority on the future of work. Named the #1 Future of Work influencer by Onalytica and a top expert by GoCatalant, Cheryl’s expertise is recognized globally. She is also a member of the Fast Company Magazine Executive Board and a faculty member of ExecOnline. As the author of ten books, including her latest, “Super.Crucial.Human,” and bestsellers like “NextMapping” and “The Art of Change Leadership,” Cheryl’s thought leadership has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, and Huff Post.

Cheryl’s extensive experience and unique perspectives make her a sought-after speaker for organizations like Amazon, AT&T, and Gartner. Her keynotes on hybrid workplaces, future leadership, and leading hybrid teams are highly praised for their inspiration, research-based insights, and relevance to today’s dynamic business environment. With over two decades of delivering extraordinary value, Cheryl helps leaders and teams expand opportunities, identify success patterns, and adapt to rapid changes effectively.

NextMapping™, Cheryl’s proprietary business solution, encapsulates her research and practical strategies for future-ready leadership. Unlike futurists who only share trends, Cheryl is a pragmatic optimist who empowers her clients to create the future now. By leveraging technology to automate mundane tasks and focusing on developing crucial human skills, Cheryl aims to elevate the human experience in the workplace. Her life’s mission is to change the world through business, helping leaders and teams lead with a human-centric approach in an ever-evolving landscape.

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