Cy Wakeman

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Cy Wakeman is a national keynote speaker, business consultant, New York Times best-selling author, and trainer. She is a significant thought leader and favorite blogger on and
After a successful career as a counselor, Wakeman has spent over 20 years consulting with some of the biggest companies in industries ranging from manufacturing, banking, government, high-tech, and healthcare, to help them incorporate reality-based concepts into leader and employee training programs.
Wakeman is a highly sought-after conference headliner, delivering over 150 keynote programs and reaching a combined audience of over 250,000 annually. She holds a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers’ Association, placing her within the top 3 percent of speakers worldwide. Wakeman also received the 2012 Outstanding Leadership Award from the World HRD Congress in Mumbai.
Wakeman’s first book, Reality-Based Leadership, is a straight-forward and practical guide for leaders who want to reduce office drama and improve personal accountability with their teams. Her new book, The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace, looks at this issue from an individual employee perspective. For more information visit