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An Interview with Cheryl Cran

by | Mar 3, 2022 | Interviews,

Cheryl Cran

Cheryl Cran

Founder at NextMapping

Key Topics:Future of Work, Hybrid Workplace, Leading Change

Cheryl Cran is a Future of Work expert and founder of NextMapping, a Future of Work consultancy. She has been named in the top ten of future work experts by Onalytica. Her thought leadership has been featured in CBS online, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc, and other media. Clients include Salesforce, Upwork, Amazon, Kaiser Permanente, and more. She is the author of 10 books including her newest Super.Crucial.Human and NextMapping - Anticipate, Navigate and Create The Future of Work.

Cheryl has recently featured in Onalytica's Who's Who in The Future of Work report.

How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?

Started my own consulting firm in 1997 after interning with Kaizen consulting. Spent over 10 years in banking in business solutions and followed that with over five years in insurance working with corporate clients. When I started a consulting firm over 20 years ago I worked with multiple companies consulting and training on leadership, communication, change management, and preparing for the future.

What sub-topics are you most passionate about?

  • People first future.
  • LQ – the need for people to have ‘Love quotient’.

Who influences you within these topics?

What do you think the future holds in this space?

I see the future of work focus morphing as companies become more future centric. Companies are hiring for positions of Chief Future of Work which then helps to have an internal focus on the changes needed to stay abreast of the people opportunities in creating the future of work.

What brands are leading the way in this space?

  • Twitter
  • Salesforce
  • Upwork
Book promotion, Podcasts, Speaking opportunities.

What are your passions outside of work?

Spending time with grandkids, Nature walks, Yoga, Reading, Writing fiction.

What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?



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