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Exclusive: Making The Right Mindset Shifts – Interview With Drama Researcher Cy Wakeman

“Stop believing everything you think,” Cy Wakeman.

Do you ever find yourself steeped in conversations or situations that feel like they are eating away at your most valued commodity – TIME? That innate sense that you could be doing something better with your time but someone else is requiring your attention, at the wrong moment, and even worse, for inadequate reasons?

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. And according to Cy’s research, employees spend nearly 2.5 hours per day in Drama. That is, unnecessary activity that is only feeding one’s fears, doubts, and insecurities rather than the company mission and vision.

With all this wasted time in the workplace, what would happen if team members learn how to channel this misguided energy into real results?

On Tuesday August 24th, we welcomed Cy Wakeman to the stage for a live interview on the Inside Out Leadership Show with Robb Holman to meet this international leader and philosopher and learn how she helps design mental processes that will maximize your leadership and team potential.


Ep. 8 – Cy Wakeman, Reality-Based Leadership

Backed by over 25 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 Speakers Association, placing her within the top 3% of speakers. She’s a regular contributor on Forbes.comSuccess.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.

Cy Wakeman was voted in the top 100 leadership professionals to follow on twitter for 7 years in a row and in 2021, she topped the Global Gurus list of Top 30 Leadership Professionals across the globe, coming in at #1.

Visit Cy’s website at www.realitybasedleadership.com.


Welcome to Inside Out Leadership with Robb Holman

Robb Holman is on a mission to interview 12 of the world’s greatest Inside Out Leaders in 2021.

These transformational leaders are leaving an extraordinary mark within their sphere of influence resulting in transformational change. They have faithfully demonstrated inspiration, humility, courage, perseverance, and servant leadership!

Robb will be honing in on the inner work of each of these leaders individually and how that has contributed to their outer work of influence. The interviews will be recorded and then featured on Robb Holman’s Inside Out Leadership Podcast.

About Robb Holman

Robb Holman is an internationally recognized leadership expert, executive coach, keynote speaker, podcast co-host, and bestselling author. Robb has a heart for authentic relationships and a talent for equipping professionals with the skills and knowledge needed for true success. You can visit Robb on the web by going to www.robbholman.com.

Robb is presently the leader of the Get Paid to Speak Bootcamp, a six-month Community designed for those who want to get paid what they’re worth to speak. In addition, he is offering a FREE assessment to help create a level of self-awareness on four key areas of your life: 1.) Perspective, Purpose, Vision, and Leading Yourself First.