Keynote Speaker: Cheryl
Cran

Leadership Consultant, Generational Expert & Author

"Evolutionary Leadership is the future for business success"

Cheryl Cran, CSP, HoF 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.

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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 fifth book "Evolutionary Leadership 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 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 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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Talk Titles:

Leading Change With Energy, Passion & 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.

In this motivating and energetic opening keynote you will leave with insight to the following questions:
- What your key motivators are as a leader -- are you an intrinsic or extrinsic motivator?
- What motivates you as an individual? Are you better under pressure or not?
- What gives you energy? What types of people give you energy?
- What is your level of emotional intelligence -- how can you leverage this to further engage and motivate your teams?
- What are the four levels of leadership awareness and how can we use this information to be better leaders?

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 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.

Lead With 2020 Vision:

Building the Workplace of the Future Today
What will leaders and their teams have to do to thrive in 2012 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.

How to Make Generations X, Y & Zoomers Happy at Work

This keynote is based on the content of Cheryl's best selling book, "101 Ways to Make Generations X, Y and Zoomers Happy at Work" this keynote is all about harnessing the strengths of each of the generations to move business forward.

Research shows that the generations impact is being felt by all industries world wide, the challenges include dealing with different work values, attracting and keeping Gen X and Y employees, succession planning for Zoomers, retiring Zoomers, and more.

This keynote is not about "what we need to know" about each of the generations, rather its more about "what" do we do as leaders to further engage, motivate and lead the multiple generations in the workplace.

Evolutionary Leadership Skills that Attract & 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.

Speaking Topics:

Business, Business Visionaries, Communication, Generations, Workforce, Workplace, Management, Leadership, Decision Making, Self-improvement, Succession Planning, Women, Change, Author, Employee Retention