Cy Wakeman

Reality-Based Leadership

Cy Wakeman is an international keynote speaker, drama researcher & New York Times best-selling author who has spent more than 25 years cultivating a revolutionary approach to leadership. Wakeman’s philosophy teaches people how to turn excuses into results and transform unhappy employees into accountable, successful members of the workforce.

An expert blogger on FastCompany.com, Forbes.com and The Huffington Post, Wakeman’s ideas have been featured on the TODAY Show, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Insider, and Success.com. She’s written 3 books, Reality-Based Leadership (Jossey-Bass; 2010,) The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace (Jossey-Bass; 2013) and No Ego (St. Martins Press; 2017)

Wakeman is a highly sought-after conference headliner and holds a Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speaker’s Association, placing her within the top 3% of speakers. She was also voted #15 on Global Guru’s 2017 Top 30 Leadership Professionals list.

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