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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

Hello everyone!
Thank you for inviting me to be a part of this fantastic event!
I hope you have learned that this philosophy is simple, but requires daily practice. We want to support you in living your best, drama-free life! Because I know that when the drama is gone, our natural state is innovation, happiness, collaboration, creativity, productivity and so much more.
What to do next:
  1. Access our free content and resources (see below) that will keep the momentum going and provide practical tips and tools to ditch the drama at work and home.
  2. Join me on the Ditch the Drama Tour 2020! I’ll be visiting 4 cities (Houston, Denver, Indianapolis, and Raleigh) for a full day of learning and development with me! We’ll be diving deep into the philosophy, answering your questions about drama in your life or at work, and a few lucky individuals will get live coaching with me on stage!
Keep ditching the drama,