Cy Wakeman is a drama researcher, New York Times best-selling author, and 2023 World’s #1 Leadership Guru who is recognized for her Reality Based approach to leadership. Backed by over 25 years of unparalleled
experience partnering with top brands spanning all industries, Cy’s philosophy offers a modern approach to leadership in which employees and managers alike can deliver better results with less drama, higher engagement without entitlement, and more happiness in even the most challenging workplace realities.
Deemed “the secret weapon to restoring sanity to the workplace and the worldplace,” Cy empowers leaders to love their teams up while calling them up to greatness. Her client list includes Google, Meta, Viacom, NBC
Universal, Keurig Dr. Pepper, NASA, Pfizer, CVS, Johns Hopkins, Stanford Health Care, Bank of America, among others.
As a highly sought-after conference headliner, Cy holds a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speaker’s Association, placing her within the top 3% of speakers worldwide.
Cy’s social platform audience has surpassed 250,000 followers. Her Reality-Based Leadership newsletter that
often goes viral within organizations reaches over 25,000 raving fans who discuss and apply her modern
leadership techniques each and every week.
She has published four best-selling books, the latest of which is Life’s Messy, Live Happy: Things Don’t Have
to Be Perfect for You to Be Content (2022). Cy also hosts the No Ego podcast that offers her latest insights
into how to address the toughest leadership challenges of today.