Cy Wakeman

Why learn with Cy?

Let’s face it – drama is a huge impediment to productivity.

Learn how to Ditch the drama, restore sanity to the workplace, and turn excuses into results!

You will recapture that time and use it to make a more positive impact at work

Cy Wakeman Online Courses

What others are saying about Cy

Cy pushes you off your world of work paradigm cliff and then teaches you the tools that will quickly pull you back up and help you get rid of the drama in your workplace.
- C. Cahillane GPHR., SHRM-SCP

Cy will help you get to the heart of the problem, providing valuable solutions and methods to achieve goals and objectives.
- M. Cord

 Cy is a pro. She brings a perfect blend of expertise and flexibility. Thanks to Cy's help, we reinvented how HR and employee development were conducted in our organization.
- J. Lauritsen

About Cy Wakeman

Cy Wakeman is a dynamic national keynote speaker and New York Times bestselling author who has spent over 20 years cultivating a revolutionary approach to leadership and work.

Her Reality-Based Philosophy helps leaders and their teams ditch the drama, turn excuses into results, and find opportunities in every challenge they face.

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Cy’s professional journey began when she was promoted to her first management position in the late 1980’s. Rather than forcing ineffective, traditional management practices into her workplace, she began developing and teaching her employees a reality-based mindset. What she found was inspiring. Her employees were not only motivated to succeed, but they were also driven to deliver results, adapt to change, and emanate happiness on the job.

Inspired to help others transform their company and their work, Cy began consulting, training and speaking—empowering employees and executives alike to take control of and invest in their work.

Named one of the “Top 100 Leadership Experts to Follow” on twitter, Cy’s influence continues to build. Her groundbreaking ideas have been featured in The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesThe New York PostThe Washington Post and She is a favorite expert blogger on and She was also the recipient of the prestigious World HR Congress Leadership Excellence award for her innovative thought leading contributions in the HR community.

Cy Wakeman has written two books, Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, & Turn Excuses into Results (Jossey-Bass; 2010) andThe Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances, & Will Make You Happier (Jossey-Bass; 2013).

As a keynote speaker, Cy is a highly sought-after conference headliner and holds a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speaker’s Association, placing her within the top 3% of speakers worldwide. Her programs are consistently ranked by participants as the single most impactful training they have ever received.