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REALITY-BASED LEADERSHIP

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.

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REALITY-BASED RULES

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.

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Reality-Based Inclusion

Nicole Price introduces five key elements in building resilience through accountability. In addition to traditional diversity and inclusion efforts, she teaches participants tips and tools to change their mind-sets, restore their power, and discover how to seize developmental opportunities in every challenge.

  • Break out of learned helplessness
  • Create a drama-free environment.
  • Use your talent to execute, not opinionate.
  • Learn to anticipant and capitalize on change.
  • Win anyway; overcome obstacles that get in the way.
  • Learn to practice strategies that eliminate drama from the workplace.

  • Enhance employee engagement with techniques to conserve negative energy and instead direct it toward positive results.
  • Understand typical responses to change and how to move through resistance towards more productive behaviors.
  • Utilize development opportunities to overcome challenges, keep your skills current, and build a new aptitude for future roles to come.

Cy will also walk you through and help you build your own Personal Development Plan though 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 COMPANIES

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?

Reality-Based VT has the solution you need for as little as $12.50 a user per month.

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

  • Customer and Technical Support Monday-Friday 9 am CST-5 pm CST
  • Built-in certification process
  • Suggested learning paths
  • New additional supporting content added when available

  • Engaging interactive video based content between 3-8 minutes a chapter
  • Tests
  • Assessments
  • Tool Kits

Cy will also walk you through and help you build your own Personal Development Plan though 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.

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New York Times Best-Selling Author and former therapist, Cy Wakeman is a dynamic keynote speaker advocating a revolutionary new approach to work. She has helped hundreds of thousands of people learn to free themselves from frustration and find opportunities in every challenge they face.

Although getting her start in healthcare, Cy now helps people in various industries across the United States and Canada. Her audiences rave about her entertaining, down-to-earth, straightforward style.

Her groundbreaking ideas are featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Post, The Washington Post and SHRM.org. She is a significant thought leader with entertaining podcasts and is a favorite expert blogger on FastCompany.com and Forbes.com. She was also the recipient of the prestigious World HR Congress Leadership Excellence award for her innovative thought leading contributions in the HR community.

She has written two books – Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses into Results (Jossey-Bass, 2010) and Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances and Will Make You Happier (Jossey-Bass, 2013). Both books are available at all major book retailers and are receiving rave reviews throughout the United States.

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Cy Wakeman
Cynthia “Cy” Wakeman

President & Founder

Cy is the founder of Cy Wakeman, Inc. She has turned her Reality-Based™ philosophy into a revolution through her speaking and consulting work with organizations across the United States.

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Richard Runnels
Richard “Rich” Runnels

Solutions Executive

Rich is the guy at Cy Wakeman, Inc., who brings everything together and makes it work. He consults, sells, trains and, most importantly, plays the role of operational guru for our organization and for our clients.

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Sara Meis
Sara Meis

Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Sara is the glue that ties together all aspects of Team Wakeman. After graduating in 2009 from Augustana College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Business, Sara began working for Cy Wakeman.

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Ana Dorr
Ana Dorr

Director of Reality-Based Hispanic Programs

Ana MC Dorr is vibrant speaker who brings a fresh, international perspective to Cy Wakeman’s Reality-Based philosophy. As the very first Spanish – English certified Reality-Based Facilitator, Ana has created a new opportunity to bring the Reality-Based message to both English and Spanish speaking leaders.

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Alex Dorr
Alex Dorr

Director of Reality-Based Leadership: Athletics

Alex Dorr is a former professional basketball player for the Derby Trailblazers in Derby, England, holds a Masters of Science in International Business, and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.

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Kelli Hinshaw
Kelli Hinshaw

VP of Strategic Development

Kelli joined forces full time with Cy Wakeman to revolutionize mindsets that
enable employees and leaders to realize their full potential and deliver results.

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Rob Otrembiak
Ellie Steinbrink

Director of Marketing

Ellie leads anything and everything related to marketing strategy and content for Reality-Based Leadership.

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Reality-Based Leadership

You will learn how to:

  • Ditch the Drama
  • Restore Sanity to the Workplace
  • Turn Excuses into Results
  • Reality-Based 2GO can be added to this package for a one-time $50 promotional offer. This is a mobile app that you download that has over 20 hours of additional content straight to your mobile device. Details for this upgrade and download are located in your training center.
What’s Included

$27 /mo

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$220 / yr

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Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace

Know what:

  • (+) Boosts Your Value
  • (-) Kills Your Chances, &
  • (=) Turn Excuses into Results
  • Reality-Based 2GO can be added to this package for a one-time $50 promotional offer. This is a mobile app that you download that has over 20 hours of additional content straight to your mobile device. Details for this upgrade and download are located in your training center.
What’s Included

$27 / mo

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$220 / yr

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Reality-Based Inclusion

Nicole Price introduces five key elements in building resilience through accountability. In addition to traditional diversity and inclusion efforts, she teaches participants tips and tools to change their mind-sets, restore their power, and discover how to seize developmental opportunities in every challenge.

  • Break out of learned helplessness.
  • Create a drama-free environment.
  • Use your talent to execute, not opinionate.
  • Learn to anticipant and capitalize on change.
  • Win anyway; overcome obstacles that get in the way.
  • Learn to practice strategies that eliminate drama from the workplace.
  • Enhance employee engagement with techniques to conserve negative energy and instead direct it toward positive results.
  • Understand typical responses to change and how to move through resistance towards more productive behaviors.
  • Utilize development opportunities to overcome challenges, keep your skills current, and build a new aptitude for future roles to come.
What’s Included

$99 / yr

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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!
  • Reality-Based 2GO can be added to this package for a one-time $50 promotional offer. This is a mobile app that you download that has over 20 hours of additional content straight to your mobile device. Details for this upgrade and download are located in your training center.
What’s Included

$47 / mo

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$350 / yr

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Reality-Based 2GO Mobile App

Reality-Based 2 Go is the companion app that builds on Cy Wakeman’s revolutionary Reality-Based Philosophy. This mobile app will give you direct access to the best of Cy’s video and audio content which includes interviews, podcasts, webinars, the Reality-Based Coaching Series, exclusive video, and much more. With over 20 hours of content available straight to your mobile device, this app is a must-have if you want to Ditch the Drama and get Reality-Based!

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$10 / mo

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$100 / yr

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Select From Our Plans: For Companies

FOR COMPANIES

An Enterprise license includes:
  • Comprehensive reporting in real-time
  • 24×7 access- anywhere
  • Super easy to use and manage
  • A dedicated launch plan
  • Customer and Technical Support Monday-Friday 9 am CST-5 pm CST
  • Built-in certification process
  • Suggested learning paths
  • New additional supporting content added when available
  • Engaging interactive video based content between 3-8 minutes a chapter
  • Tests
  • Assessments
  • Tool Kits
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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, EVP and CFO - Cisco Systems Inc.
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

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