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Keynote Speaker

Recognized as the #1 Future of Work influencer by Onalytica, and author of 7 books including “NextMapping™ – Anticipate, Navigate and Create the Future of Work”.
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Cheryl Cran

Founder, NextMapping™/
CEO of parent company Synthesis at Work Inc

Thursday, April 15  |  10:05 am  |  #BaldrigeQuest

Cheryl’s future of work thought leadership has been featured in publications such as Huff Post, Forbes, IABC Magazine, Law Magazine, Metro New York, Entrepreneur Magazine, Readers Digest, CBS Online, NBC Online, Fox Online and more. For over two decades Cheryl has built a reputation for delivering extraordinary value to clients in industries that include technology, health, agriculture, finance, insurance and more.

NextMapping™ was developed as a proprietary business solution brand that encompasses all of Cheryl’s work and research on the future of work and the leadership needed to navigate change in the workplace. The common theme of all of Cheryl’s life’s work is a ‘people first’ and digital second approach to create a more human future, helping companies to build the leadership capacity needed to ‘change the world through business.’



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Insights on Leading for the “Future of Work”


“Helping companies and leaders be ‘future-ready’ now!”

That is how Cheryl Cran sums up the focus of her work as a successful business entrepreneur and author. Cran will offer insights and practical guidance how leaders today can prepare their organizations for the future of work in her keynote presentation on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program’s upcoming virtual 32nd Quest for Excellence® Conference....Read more



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Created January 22, 2018, Updated March 9, 2021