Cy Wakeman

2019 Speaker

CY WAKEMAN is president and founder of Reality-Based Leadership. She is a drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author. She holds a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speaker’s Association. She’s a regular contributor on,, The Huffington Post, and Thrive Global. She’s been featured on the TODAY Show, the AskGaryVee Show, Cheddar TV, The New York Times, Business Insider, The Daily Muse, and many more. Voted in the top one hundred leadership professional to follow on twitter for seven years in a row, Wakeman also came in at number twenty three on the Global Gurus 2019 list of top thirty leadership professionals around the world. She has published three books, the latest of which is No Ego: How to Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results. She also hosts the No Ego podcast, a Facebook Watch show, Life’s Messy, Live Happy, and adds weekly video content on YouTube. @cywakeman

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