Ditch the drama and boost your value now!

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In Reality-Based Leadership, Cy Wakeman will show you how to be the kind of leader who changes the way people think about and perceive their circumstances. Learn how to:

  • Identify and deal with the facts
  • Clarify roles
  • Develop strategies to give clear and direct feedback
  • Uncover destructive thought patterns within yourself and others
  • Diffuse drama and lead the person in front of you
  • Stop managing and start leading

Cy will also walk you through and help you build your own Personal Development Plan through out the Reality-Based Leadership course. Included are tools that offer specific strategies to apply when working with teams, to break through resistance, conflicts, excuses, and solve long-standing problems. With this course, you will learn to free yourself from the frustrations you face at work and transform yourself into a Reality-Based Leader, with the ability to liberate and inspire others.



For many people, work has never seemed tougher. Each year expectations continue to grow and perhaps you, too, are being asked to do the same amount of work with reduced resources. Through this course, Cy Wakeman will be your personal guide and help you develop a relief strategy. Cy will teach you how to:

  • Improve your level of satisfaction at work
  • Learn how to know specifically where you stand, where you’re headed, and what you can do about it
  • Show you how to boost your value
  • Develop winning strategies to own your career
  • Give you the assessments and tools to become the kind of employee no organization can afford to lose

Cy will walk you through a personal assessment that measures your current performance, your future potential, and your emotional expense. Once you get your score, Cy will give you clear straight-to-the-point advice on how you can quickly boost your value to your manager and colleagues. The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace Course is a guide to boosting your value, owning your career, and becoming the kind of employee no organization can afford to lose.



Do you need to:

  1. Train a large amount of employees in the Reality-Based curriculum?
  2. Train employees that have missed Cy’s live event?
  3. Onboard new employees right away with the Reality-Based Philosophy?
  4. Train employees at remote outlying remote facilities?
  5. Reinforce the Reality-Based training with measurable, trackable, accountable results?

Discounts may apply for groups of 10 or more.

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  • Comprehensive reporting in real-time
  • 24×7 access- anywhere
  • Super easy to use and manage
  • A dedicated launch plan

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Reality-Based Leadership

You will learn how to:

  • Ditch the Drama
  • Restore Sanity to the Workplace
  • Turn Excuses into Results
What’s Included

$27 /mo


$220 / yr


Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace

Know what:

  • (+) Boosts Your Value
  • (-) Kills Your Chances, &
  • (=) Turn Excuses into Results
What’s Included

$27 / mo


$220 / yr


The Complete Package

Get both courses, get big savings:

  • Includes Reality-Based Leadership and Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace
  • All for one low price!
What’s Included

$47 / mo


$350 / yr


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the training take?

Reality-Based Leadership is 4 ½ hours. Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace is 4 hours. The time in which a student will complete this training will vary depending upon successful completion of each course. Each course has different exercises, assessments, personal development plans, tests, and interactivity which makes the training, personalized to each student. One of great parts about Reality-Based VT is that these courses are delivered in bite-size chunks, between 3-8 minutes a chapter. Students can take the course on demand, on any device with an Internet connection, at their own pace.

Also keep in mind that the learning will never stop. Throughout the year access, the students will be receiving additional supporting content to reinforce the Reality-Based philosophy.

What happens if I need to add or retract employees to the system?

Reality-Based VT is super easy to admin. You can create and deactivate users as you need to on the fly.

Does every employee get their own login with Reality-Based VT?

Absolutely. Employees will have their own login and password. This way, the employees can train at their own speed that’s best for them or you can suggest a learning path due on specific dates. With these usernames and passwords, you can track all the progress in real-time. Who is passing, who is failing, and who didn’t log in. You can now implement and reinforce the Reality-Based training with measurable results.

Do my employees have to be on location to train?

No! Reality-Based VT is web-based and available on any device that has an Internet connection. Every employee now has the flexibility to train on demand and on their schedule.

Do I need any special computer software to run Reality-Based VT?

Absolutely not! You do need an active Internet connection and up-to-date browsers. To check and see if your equipment is compatible with Reality-Based VT, click the link below and let us run a quick test!

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How can I get other people to boost their value and stop killing my chances? That would make me happier.

Be the change you want to see in the world. Focus on you and the value you add and the world will start to look differently to you.

Can Reality-Based VT integrate with my LMS?

Yes. Please contact info@cywakeman.com to discuss.

What if my boss is not a very good boss? Can I still boost my value and be happy in that situation?

You actually have really good odds of having a poor boss based on my knowledge of typical leaders. So it is important that you learn to be successful even with a bad boss. I have an entire course dedicated to the topic because it is so critical that you learn this skill if you are going to be happy at work.

I’ve reviewed your materials and it sounds a little like giving in to “the man”, is it?

I choose not to think of it in that way. There are lots of reasons, stories, and excuses for being unhappy and there is also a clear path to happiness. That path includes taking personal accountability. It means looking inward and not outward. Try the methods I suggest and see what you think.

I subscribed as an Individual, how do I cancel?

You can cancel at anytime. Just go into “My Billing Profile”

  1. Click on “My Billing Profile”, located at the bottom of System Modules box. (Please scroll down within System Modules box if you do not see “My Billing Profile”)
  2. Once you are on the “My Billing Profile” page, scroll down to the bottom of page
  3. Click on “Cancel Subscription”
  4. Once your subscription is canceled, you will see a message at the top of the page, stating that your subscription has been canceled and will end at the end of your current billing period.

For Reality-Based VT, we don’t offer refunds for unused time. Reality-Based VT renews annually.

See What Our Customers Are Saying

The Reality Based Virtual Training course is one of the most innovative and productive ways to bring Cy’s message to every desktop in a company. To have Cy literally with a click of a button to remind you to hold yourself accountable and to stop telling yourself stories is awesome—and therefore, you don’t have any more excuses. This interactive training is effective for anyone learning how to live Reality Based Leadership every day.
Frank Calderoni, Chairman and CEO - Anaplan
I am a big believer in the principles of Reality Based Leadership. The movement is alive and well in our company. The virtual training component is a vital and important tool that allows the concepts to spread across a geographically diverse population of employees and to top it off, you have Cy at your fingertips. The modules are straightforward, practical, and timely. I especially like how pragmatic and useful the concepts are. They can be used immediately in the office right away and every day!
Joe Topinka, CIO & VP - Multichannel Commerce, Red Wing Shoe Co.
Cy’s sessions are enlightening, thought-provoking, and practical.’ We’ve made great changes in our organization over the last three years, and often I’ll hear people long after her programs say, ‘Well, as Cy said…’
James L. Mounce, President - Woodmen of the World
Cy Wakeman was awesome! She showed us that we are empowered to take it from here and that things happen for a reason. Cy was an excellent speaker, full of excitement and enthusiasm. I liked how Cy advised us to change our mindset and keep our energy up!
Kyle Gustafson, Supervisor - Verizon Wireless
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Utilizing Cy Wakeman’s revealing self-assessment and applying her targeted improvement tactics will help you learn how to increase your value to your employer and be happier at work. Keep this essential reference close at hand when you need a tip on how to handle a difficult situation.
Victor Susman, Chief Operating Officer - Cox Media

Ditch the drama and boost your value now!

You are a few clicks away from personally training with Cy.



Cynthia “Cy” Wakeman

President & Founder

Cy Wakeman is a dynamic international keynote speaker, business consultant, New York Times bestselling author, and global thought leader with over 20 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. Through her prolific work with companies such as Cisco, Bayer, New York Presbyterian, Medtronic, Caterpillar, Kiewit, Hallmark, E*Trade, and Nationwide, Wakeman has helped eliminate tired, impersonal management techniques in favor of a reality-based revolution.

Wakeman’s professional journey began when she was promoted to her first management position in the late 1980’s. Rather than forcing ineffective, conventional management practices into her workplace, Wakeman began developing and teaching her employees a reality-based mindset, one that is founded in personal accountability. What she found was inspiring – her employees were not only motivated to succeed, but they were also driven to deliver results, adept to change, and emanate happiness on the job. Inspired to help others transform their organizations and their work, Wakeman began consulting and training. Today, she visits more than 200 companies each year, empowering employees and executives alike to take control of and invest in their work.

Wakeman’s New York Times bestselling book, The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace, shows employees how to calculate their true value to their organization. With an original formula for measuring current performance, future potential, and “emotional expensiveness” – the toll an individual’s actions and attitudes take on the people around them, Wakeman shows employees how to become invaluable team members and learn to love their jobs again.

Named one of the “Top 100 Leadership Experts to Follow” on twitter, Wakeman’s influence continues to build. Her programs are consistently ranked by participants as the single most impactful training they have ever received.

An expert blogger on FastCompany.com and Forbes.com and The Huffington Post, Wakeman’s ideas have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Insider, The Daily Muse, Success.com, and on SHRM.com. She has written two books, Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, & Turn Excuses into Results (Jossey-Bass; 2010) and The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances, & Will Make You Happier (Jossey-Bass; 2013).

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 3%of speakers. For more information, please visit www.realitybasedleadership.com.


Restore sanity, find peace, boost your value, be happy.

Cy Wakeman is a drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author who is recognized for cultivating a counter-intuitive, reality-based approach to leadership. Backed by over 20 years of unparalleled experience, Wakeman’s philosophy offers a new lens through which employees and executives alike, can shift their attention inward, sharpen their focus on personal accountability, and uncover their natural state of innovation simply by ditching the drama.

Deemed “the secret weapon to restoring sanity to the workplace,” Wakeman has helped companies such as Google, Facebook, Viacom, Uber, NBC Universal, NASA, Pfizer, Johns Hopkins, Stanford Health Care, Keurig Dr. Pepper, AMC Theatres, White Castle, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and countless others learn to navigate our rapidly changing world using good mental processes to harness energy wasted in workplace drama and reinvest that effort into achieving profound business results.

As a highly sought-after conference headliner, Cy Wakeman holds a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speaker’s Association, placing her within the top 3% of speakers. She’s a regular contributor on Forbes.com, Success.com, The Huffington Post, and Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. She’s been featured on the TODAY Show, the AskGaryVee Show with Gary Vaynerchuk, Cheddar TV, The New York Times, Business Insider, The Daily Muse, SHRM.com and many more. Voted in the top 100 leadership professionals to follow on twitter for 7 years in a row and named to The 2019 Most Inclusive HR Influencer List, Wakeman also came in at #2 on the Global Gurus 2020 List of top 30 Leadership Professionals around the world.

Wakeman has published three books, the latest of which is No Ego: How to Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results (2017). Cy also hosts her own No Ego podcast, a Facebook Watch show, Life’s Messy, Live Happy, and adds weekly video content on YouTube to address leaders’ biggest challenges in the workplace. For more information, please visit Realitybasedleadership.com or follow Cy on social at @cywakeman.

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