Cy Wakeman

2018 Speaker

CY WAKEMAN is a dynamic international keynote speaker, business consultant, New York Times best-selling author, and global thought leader with over twenty five years’ experience cultivating a revolutionary new approach to leadership. Grounded in reality, Wakeman’s philosophy has helped organizations and individuals all over the world learn to ditch the drama and turn excuses into results. An expert blogger on, and The Huffington Post, Wakeman’s ideas have been featured on the TODAY ShowThe SocialThe Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesBusiness InsiderHuffington PostThe Daily Muse,, and She’s written three books, Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, & Turn Excuses into Results (Jossey-Bass; 2010); The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances, & Will Make You Happier (Jossey-Bass; 2013); and No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results (St. Martin’s Press 2017.) Wakeman 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 three percent of speakers. She was also voted number fifteen on the Global Guru’s list of Top 30 Leadership Professionals for 2017. @cywakeman

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