LimeLight Communications Group


Cheryl Cran

Future of Work & Change Leadership Expert
Vancouver, British Columbia

What Cheryl is Passionate 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.

Leading Change in a Fast Paced & Technological Workplace 

This change and evolutionary leadership keynote is for leaders and their teams who are in working in times of intense technological innovation, fast change and among multi-generational teams.

The future will prove to be times of innovation and will require high levels of contribution from leaders and their teams.

Now it is time to focus on the future and move forward with aligned focus on vision and results.

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.

The Lead Change keynotes 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 the impact of technology and how the different generations are using it is transforming the way we work
– A shifted perspective on how we as individuals can harness 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
– Ideas on how to leverage the intelligence of each of the generations to increase sales, profits and productivity
– 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

Transform People with Evolutionary Leadership 

This Transform People keynote is an inspiring and eye opening presentation on how now more than ever before the adage that “people don’t leave their jobs they leave their leaders” is true.

As leaders our teams are a direct reflection of who we are as a leader. There is on-going people transformation within our teams. If we are challenged by team members who are not performing at the levels we would like then it means that we as leaders need to ‘take another street’. We have to evolve our skills as leaders in order to grow ourselves, our teams and the business to the next level.

Every department in every organization has a role in growing people to help grow the business. In this inspirational, informative and content rich session attendees will leave with:

– What does it mean to be an evolutionary leader in today’s modern reality?
– How to leverage your innate leadership skill to the next level to increase employee motivation and engagement
– How to integrate the four leadership styles so that as a leader you can easily customize your approach to each of your employees, colleagues and bosses
– How to harness the four levels of leadership awareness model to assess your ‘energy approach’ with your team and use what you learn to increase energy, resources and value to your employees
– How to better understand the personalities of your team members and to build customized coach approaches that will result in increased performance and results from your team
– How to leverage ‘energy intelligence’ which is a step up from emotional intelligence to build stronger relationships with your multi-generational team members and less stress with people transformation
– How to adapt to the different technological tools available to better connect with the diverse needs of your teams

Why You Need Cheryl

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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Why You Will Love Cheryl

“Cheryl Cran’s presentation to our group of Executive, Senior Leaders and others was in a word, TIMELY! We had our bi-annial leadership conference and Cheryl was the closing speaker for our two day event. Her ability to weave in content that is current to the corporate situation as well as present in a way that is fun, intelligent and thought provoking is amazing. We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from Cheryl’s session with comments that her message was the perfect close to the two day event and that they felt inspired and willing to shift their approach in their work as a result of hearing her.
Cheryl brought research, the ability to connect, global intelligence and more to help make our conference a remarkable success”.

VP Human Resources, Toronto, Canada

“Cheryl Cran is not Sheryl Crow but she is a rock star none the less! We had Cheryl as our closing keynote speaker for a series of programs for our leadership groups. Cheryl worked with us on over a dozen events where she delivered to about 6000 general managers in total from the AT&T system. Her keynote, “Lead with 2020 Vision” was THE icing on the proverbial cake of our two day events. Her ability to weave in the messages of the other presenters, her ability to engage the groups with humor, fun, authenticity and provocative thought was quite simply amazing and EXACTLY what we needed as a close to our events.

Her stage presence, her use of audience interaction and her depth of knowledge on how today’s leaders can lead change, transform people and grow business in the digital age was the reason we hired her and she is so easy to work with, it was a pleasure to have her on our team.

We would definitely work with Cheryl again””

Dean of AT&T University, Dallas Texas

“Cheryl Cran was keynote speaker for the Hospitality Leadership Forum, part of the International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show. Our audience of hospitality industry leaders and students embraced Cheryl’s message of ‘shared leadership’ and the need to upgrade his or her leadership operating system. Cheryl’s presentation was multidimensional and engaging thanks to her audience interaction, humor, and technology. Cheryl encouraged attendees to text and tweet throughout – a great boost to the level of engagement. The feedback received from our attendees was extremely positive, and she was a terrific addition to our conference program.”

Organizer, American Hotel & Lodging Association

“Cheryl Cran was one of the Keynote speakers for our annual AME International Conference and her thought-provoking Keynotewas just what we wanted for this group of professionals, who are mainly in the manufacturing industry. We liked that Cheryl used technology, including audience texting and tweeting, during her presentation and we were so appreciative that she had handouts for our attendees and provided them with a link to download one of her e-books. Our conference attendees were impressed with the caliber of presenters chosen and commented that Cheryl was engaging and energetic. Her keynote showcased her unique style of providing usable content with humor and connection.”

AME Conference, Orlando Florida


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