“Cheryl Cran spoke for Duke University Singapore in April 2013 and we were thrilled! Her Keynote on “Everyone is a Leader” was very eye opening and inspiring. Cheryl’s ability to convey her message on leadership, empowerment and skill development in a friendly, fun and connected way is quite amazing. Our group valued her ability to connect with our culture and customize her message to the realities of working in Singapore.
I found Cheryl to be accessible, easy to work with and a great example of an inspired leader. We would love to have Cheryl back again.”
Duke- NUS University Singapore
“We had Cheryl Cran as one of our main speakers at our annual HR Summit 2013
in Singapore, this event is the largest HR event of its’ kind in Asia.
Cheryl’s session on ‘Lead With 2020 Vision’ was eye opening and very
relevant to the HR professionals attending this event. Her combination of
trend research, humour, and audience interaction was a hit with our group.
We would love to work with Cheryl again.”
Key Media Pte Ltd
Your tempo, your gusto and energy, your combination of visuals and upbeat/hip music, your message and your statistics, your sense of humor and audience interaction – all make for quite an entertaining, learning and time-well-spent experience. I felt moved and enriched and really good after you spoke. So I thank you for your presentation at the best Summit EVER as we are being told by our attendees!!! I have you to thank for these comments!
E Grimsley – Conference Director
“We had Cheryl as our Keynote speaker at our annual strategic retreat for our senior leaders. Her presentation on “Leading With Power, Energy & Passion” was exactly what our team needed. Cheryl has the unique ability to ‘hear’ what we needed and to completely create a customized message that was EXACTLY what we needed . Her knowledge of technology, leadership tools and emotional intelligence and her ability to give us tools to leverage our skills was right on track with where we need to go as a leadership team. We have a team of highly intelligent and accomplished leaders who are quite jaded and we had one of our long term leaders say, “I have been coming to these for years and Cheryl was by far the most relevant and excellent leadership expert we have had to date”.
As a leadership expert Cheryl combines research, applied knowledge and tremendous insight that ultimately will help our leaders to perform to their next level of success.”
VP Sales & Marketing
“A few years ago Cheryl was the Keynote speaker at our annual conference – she was so well received that we invited her back to do a special workshop for NLOWE. Cheryl’s session combined personal stories, business ideas, social media ideas, business success strategies and more. In fact she gave one of our members an idea for a web application for her business that could be a ‘million dollar’ idea. Cheryl is a WEConnect International and WBENC certified business and also delivered a message for our women entrepreneurs on the merits of being a certified woman business owner. While here in St. John’s she also met with the local chapter of the Women’s Presidents Organization and delivered a special session on employee retention, generational values and leadership styles. We highly recommend working with Cheryl, she also assisted us to promote our event by preparing press releases, blog posts, video promos and more- she is easy to work with, professional and provides high value to clients.”
“Thank you Cheryl for your keynote at our annual BC Health Conference in Richmond. Your message about leading change in a fast paced, technological and multi-generational workplace was so perfectly timed for us and our industry. Health care is going through major technological advance at a fast speed and we have a diverse group of teams who are adapting to change at different speeds. You provided us with research and insight that helped the leaders in attendance to recognize their own need to adapt to change and the shifting realities of the workplace but also how they can help their teams adapt and get along with each other better. The practical tools you provided were relevant and will help our leaders continue to lead at the highest levels possible.”
BC Health Services
Cheryl Cran’s Keynote to our legal technology professionals at the ILTA 2012 conference was fantastic! We are a discerning group with high expectations and Cheryl’s ability to provide new thought provoking information as well as create energy and buzz around her topic was great. we had our highest attendance at an early morning session, ever. Our profession is dealing with continual technological change as well as economic and client pressures. Cheryl’s keynote, “Leading Change in a Fast Paced & Technological Workplace” was spot on. We appreciated the time she took both before the conference and during to talk with our people and deepen her understanding of our group and their challenges. In her keynote Cheryl provided strategies and solutions that were relevant and usable, as well as valuable takeaways to help people in their work. We were all talking about ‘the technology and generations gap’ for days after her presentation. It was a pleasure working with Cheryl before, during and after the Keynote.
Program Manager, Conferences
International Legal Technology Association
“We had Cheryl Cran as our Keynote Speaker at our K-ACTE Conference in Wichita Kansas July 2012. We are a group of educators and we work to bridge the skills we teach our students with the business community. Cheryl’s Keynote on Leading Change in a Fast Paced & Technological Workplace was timely, hugely relevant and of major impact with our group. This is a time of big change and the message Cheryl delivered provided insight, global research and practical ideas on how we as educators can integrate the reality of a very different future into our work. In addition to the Keynote Cheryl provided an afternoon concurrent session on Embracing Generations W,Y and Zoomers in the Workplace and this session further anchored the need for us to adapt to the upcoming generational talents of the millennial’s (those under 20) while continuing to prepare them for the workplace. As a result of Cheryl’s messages we have had many of our attendees continue to talk, generate ideas and more importantly plan to take new actions with the information that was shared.”
“Cheryl we want to thank you for your keynote presentation at our annual Western Broadcast Association conference. Your session on leading change in a fast paced, technological and multi-generational workplace was extremely well received by our members. Your message provided insight into the fast pace of change being made by social media and other technology. You provided leadership strategies and insights to deal with multi-generational workplaces. We appreciated the time you took to customize your message to the realities of the media industry. The media industry is changing rapidly and the tools you provided helped our members to look at their own speed of change as well as helping their teams to adapt to the changing workplace as well.”
Western Association of Broadcasters
“Cheryl presented at our annual convention held in Dallas this year and her topic was timely, relevant and helpful to the bureau owners and agents in attendance. We appreciated the time and effort she took to prepare a fully customized presentation that was applicable to our audience. She provided insight and relevant tools that I believe will help those in attendance build their business and achieve increased success. The research on social media as well as the technological tools Cheryl provided, such as relevant apps, were both interesting and helpful.”
Marie Fredette, CAE
Executive Vice-President, IASB
“Cheryl, you did an excellent job on the Leading Change in a Fast Paced, Technological & Multigenerational Workplace webinar that you did for WITI (Women In Technology International). Our members cross all generations and deal with the fast pace of the technology industry daily. The research you presented on leadership strategies for times of change was very relevant and the solutions and tools you provided gave attendees things that they can put into place today. We look forward to working with you again in the future.”
- – Kathy Hill, Webinar Manager, WITI
“We had Cheryl as our Keynote Speaker at our 6th annual Excellence in Business Forum in Trinidad. Cheryl’s message was perfect for our audience of entrepreneurs and leaders in the Trinidad business community. She provided ideas and strategies for everyone to use to increase business and success by better understanding the generations and how they manage change. There were four entrepreneurs who told their stories after Cheryl’s keynote and every one of them confirmed the challenges and opportunities of working with multiple generations in the business. We appreciate the time Cheryl took to understand our culture, meet with our team at the office before the event and continue to answer questions well into the evening of our event.”
Manager- Marketing Planning and Development
Business Development Company Limited
Alan Weiss, PhD
Summit Consulting Group, Inc.
€ Professional Speaker Hall of Fame
€ Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants
€ Lifetime Achievement Award, American Press Institute
€ 48 Published Books
“One of the most highly respected independent consultants in the country.
‹ New York Post
Thank you so much for the INCREDIBLE keynote presentation that you prepared for the Houston Chapter of IFMA. I, personally, thought it was one of the most entertaining and insightful presentations that I have had the pleasure of sitting through. I have gotten a lot of feedback from the attendees and the feeling appears to be unanimous; Cheryl Cran Rocks! I especially appreciate how you took the time to learn so much about our industry and incorporate it into your presentation. Spoken like a true Facilities Management Pro!
Associates Committee Chairperson, Houston Chapter of IFMA
We had Cheryl speak at a January 2012 conference in Atlanta in front of senior executives in the logistics, transportation and supply chain industry. She talked about changing generations at work – from Gen X to Gen Y and Zoomers. Her remarks on the changing dynamics of incorporating the work habits of all the generations was very relevant to the group from an industry known as traditional. She received very good remarks for both her presentation skills but more for her relevance as to why the dynamics matter to industry leaders and the next two or three generations of emerging leaders.
Director Industry & Education Services
“I appreciate the efforts you took to learn about our business and people strategy and how you used this information to customize the presentation. You kept everyone entertained, laughing and most importantly learning.”
“Cheryl your keynote on the leadership impact of generational perspectives on our industry was
right on target! I had many audience members come up to me and say
that your keynote was relevant, insightful and humorous.
Our executive team loved you too! On behalf of the McDonalds
Restaurant W.O.N/WLN conference and the 1000 attendees- Thank- you!!”
Conference Chair W.O.N./WLN McDonalds Conference
You certainly had our group buzzing with excitement during and following the presentation. You gave us some valuable insights into leading the different generations of customers and staff. I overheard lots of GenY, GenX and Zoomer discussions from our dealers for the next few days following your presentation. I would certainly recommend you to any other groups ( except our competitors, of course).
Director of Marketing, Home Hardware Limited
Our April 2011 AGM was a great success and Cheryl was terrific! She was informative and entertaining, and the attendees really enjoyed her. The topic was timely and Cheryl gave us really good information and insight.
Canadian Laboratory Suppliers Association
I wanted to send a big thank you for your very successful presentation at our staff meeting. Your presentation kept everyone entertained and engaged while presenting very practical information. I appreciate that you took the time to learn more about our organization and the employees who attended the meeting in order to customize your presentation. The tailored material you included was very well received and enhanced the delivery for everyone in attendance. I hope to have the pleasure to work with you again and would highly recommend you as a presenter.
Director of Business Management
Cheryl, your keynote “On The Leading Edge of Change” was the highlight of our conference! You did a great job of wrapping up the content of our conference and provided usable strategies for our group. Amazingly your message appealed to the mixed audience of Gen X, Y’s and Zoomers and the majority of the 600 attendees rated you 5 stars.
The custom video you put together demonstrated your research and understanding of our culture and was a nice touch that personalized your message. The combination of stories, statistics and movie clips resulted in a dynamic ending to our leadership conference. It was a resounding success!
SVP TD Canada Trust Western Region
Just wanted to send a big thanks and appreciation to Cheryl Cran our Keynote for our 2011 Provincial Conference. She truly was the perfect fit!
All the verbal reviews I have heard to date have been beyond positive for Cheryl and her session. In fact, the overall review seems to be that Cheryl was our best Keynote to date, and this was our 14th year. Cheryl was truly a joy to meet and I hope this is the beginning of a long relationship with NLOWE and Cheryl. I will be certain to spread the word of how great she is!
Cheryl spoke at our 9th annual “CMA Night Out” in Edmonton. Cheryl was entertaining, interesting and informative all in one professional package. Cheryl was able to enlighten us on trends in industry that we must all embrace to be effective in the changing work environment. The feedback from senior business leaders attending our event was positive and all commented the evening was a great success. Thank you again Cheryl for your presentation as it exceeded our expectations. J Gagliardi, CMA CMA Alberta – Edmonton Chapter
“Cheryl and her Speak Inc. management team were incredibly professional and a real pleasure to work with. Most importantly, our attendees raved about Cheryl’s session; she actually scored the highest positive feedback ratings of any of our conference speakers!“
Amy Allen, Director of Marketing – Caesars Entertainment
“Cheryl your webinar presentation to our offices across Canada was so great I have already used some of the information you gave in both my professional and personal life” Some of the additional feedback we received was:
“Outstanding presentation- one of the best we have had”
“Excellent, relevant and useful- tons of tips to improve my communication”
“Very engaging and informative- superb webinar”
“Relevant, superb and humorous with a TON of useful information”
Thanks again Cheryl!
Cheryl, your keynote presentation to our ING Women’s Advisory Group “Increasing Our Momentum- Selling Across the Generations” was met with rave reviews from our group. In this ‘digital media’ age we know in the financial services industry that we have to adapt and shift our approach using technology and understanding the mindset of our Generations X and Y clients. As women in the financial industry we know we can capitalize on the trends and market movements we see happening. Your presentation provided us with research, statistics and proof that we must pay close attention to the changing buyer. In addition to the content your fun approach and ability to get everyone laughing and interacting made it all the more wonderful!
Thank you and we look forward to working with you on future projects.
Cheryl it was great to have you as our keynote speaker for our 1500 Advisers at the FCCLA conference- your session “3 Generations, 1 Workplace” was a hit! Our group left with new awareness and more importantly great ideas on how to speak the language of Gen Y but also how to leverage technology so that every one from every generation can communicate better and with greater success. Your interactive style with the group was refreshing and having the audience text you questions was a great way to make sure people participated. Thanks for helping us make the FCCLA conference a huge success.