NextMapping – Anticipate, Navigate & Create the Future of Work

NEW book “NextMapping™ – Anticipate, Navigate and Create the Future of Work ” now released and available on Amazon.



NextMapping™ – Anticipate, Navigate and Create the Future of Work

The speed of change is ten times faster than it was a decade ago and 40% of today’s Fortune 500 will not exist in the next ten years. There is an urgent need for proactive leaders, teams and entrepreneurs to actively seek out and apply strategies to create the future of work.

NextMapping™ provides tools and strategies that will accelerate you and your organizations ability to lead the future of work with increased innovation, agility and adaptability. With extensive research into the future of work, a proven track record of client successes and two decades of being one of the world’s top business ‘go to’ consultants Cheryl Cran provides the secrets to transforming disruptive changes into opportunity and advantage. NextMapping™ is a proven model that maps out the steps to help you navigate the future with greater certainty in a highly unstable and uncertain world. Using the principles of the NextMapping™ model you will learn how to easily anticipate, navigate and create an exponentially abundant future of work for yourself, your teams and for your company that leads to greater competitive advantage.

Readers will learn:

 The trends impacting the future of work including human behaviors and technology

 The three mindsets you need in order to be future ready now and be change resilient

 How to read the signs of change in order to anticipate and be ahead of disruptive forces

 How to use the NextMapping model to create a future ready culture and company

 Map out and plan short term and mid-term strategies into growth opportunities

 How to inspire others to co-create the future and to ‘lead the changes’ to get there

“Cheryl’s new book is essential reading for any proactive professional willing to take action and embrace the future of work. Supported by the latest trends and valuable data to carefully analyze the abrupt transformations impacting the future of work, this book is a valuable tool for anyone who wishes to learn how to anticipate, and navigate the future with increased success.”

– Sebastian Siseles, VP International,


“As part of one’s role as a CEO, you must be able to lead your organization, regardless of the economic climate, in coping with rapid and continual societal and technical change, along with reaping its potential rewards.   Cheryl’s book provides an excellent study on the future organizations have to look forward to, as well providing the skills needed to foster those future changes needed for your organization.”

– Walter Foeman, City Clerk, City of Coral Gables

  “I have known Cheryl Cran for several years and our firm uses her research to consistently analyze if we are operating with a daily mindset focused on growth and expansion. With NextMapping, Cheryl is providing the entrepreneurial community the tools to prepare their organizations for a future world where behaviors and technology will intersect in ways no one could have imagined 20 years ago.”

 – John E. Moriarty, Founder & President, e3 ConsultantsGROUP

  “NextMapping is a must read for leaders and working professionals across industries. As the world of work becomes increasingly fast-paced and unpredictable, individuals and organizations must become more agile and adaptable to stay relevant. Cheryl provides an eye-opening glimpse into to the future of work with research-based trends and examples and provides readers with practical tips for building critical change competencies.”

– Liz O’Connor, Associate Principal, Daggerwing Group


“NextMapping is invigorating! If you are a business leader looking for strategies to move your organization to the next level, this book is for you. I appreciate Cheryl’s frank approach and her data driven research provides credibility to her audience.”

– Josh Hveem, COO, OmniTel Communications


“Cheryl Cran is an impressive speaker and writer who motivates leaders to see beyond the immediate future and inspires leaders to navigate challenges to achieve their goals. NextMapping uses relevant data to clarify direction and provides practical advice for making the future a reality. In a work and social environment where change is accelerating and rules are changing, this clear vision and path to the future of work has never been more necessary.”

– Suzanne Adnams, Research VP, Gartner

  “This book is a journey to the future of business and leadership. It is a beautiful integration of organizational wisdom and business saviour with a deep knowledge and comprehension of the human nature and of how complex living systems works. What is amazing is the way the author shows consistency between what she writes and what she is. Sharing her insights on how to create a future ready culture and company she embodies the role of evolutionary leader so clearly addressed and well-described in the book. A game-changing workpiece that will bring to the reader new clarity, inspiration and desire for action.”

– Danilo Simoni, Founder and CEO of BLOOM

“When it comes to the navigating the Future of Work, Nextmapping is a lighthouse. It helps us avoid the invisible rocky obstacles while we chart the most direct course to our destination- engaged, productive workplaces. Inaction is not an option as change ranges all around us – Cheryl’s work gives every leader the confidence to lead both themselves and others.”

– Christine McLeod, Everyday Leaders, Leadership Facilitator & Advisor


Chapter 1 Preview

Cheryl Cran shares a peek at Chapter 1 of her new book, “NextMapping- Anticipate, Navigate and Create The Future of Work” due out in February 2019.

Chapter 2 Preview

Cheryl Cran shares a quick peek at Chapter 2. It’s about how to use pattern recognition and trends in human behaviour to better map out and plan your future as a leader, team member, entrepreneur or organization.

Chapter 3 Preview

In Chapter 3 the focus is on navigating the future with a futurist and abundant mindset. The power of keeping thoughts on current reality and the future to create a new future outcome.

Chapter 4 Preview

Chapter 4 focuses on the future is shared, sharing economy and shared leadership. Millennials and Gen Z want to work in shared and open source workplace.

Chapter 5 Preview

In Chapter 5 the focus is on navigating the challenge of digital transformation, finding and keeping good people, and how companies are solving some of the challenges. The challenges require new and creative solutions.

Chapter 6 Preview

Chapter 6 is about in order to create the change you need to have a culture of trust. The need for leaders to create a transparent culture where teams can feel safe to innovate, collaborate and change.

Chapter 7 Preview

This chapter focuses on a very human future in an age of robotics, AI, automation and robotics. Workers looking for a more soulful and human workplace. This means focusing on the customer and employee experience as top focus with technology supporting HOW we create a more human experience.

Chapter 8 Preview

Cheryl Cran shares a preview of Chapter 8 of her new book, NextMapping- Anticipate, Navigate and Create The Future of Work. Everything comes together including the NextMapping process to help leaders, teams and organizations be future ready now.

Cheryl Cran Female Keynote Speaker

Cheryl Cran is a #1 future of work influencer, a top global consultant and named as one of North America’s top leadership speakers. She is the author of seven books including, “The Art of Change Leadership – Driving Transformation in a Fast-Paced World”.

She is a highly sought consultant helping leaders, teams and entrepreneurs to innovate, increase agility and lead the future of work at the speed of change. Her work has been featured in Washington Post, Huff Post, Metro New York, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more.   Get your e-book signed by Cheryl Cran