Cy Wakeman

Cy is the founder and spiritual leader of Bulletproof Talent.  She has turned her Reality-Based Leadership philosophy into a revolution through her speaking and consulting work with organizations everywhere.  Cy has been helping companies build bulletproof talent for nearly two decades and it’s her track record of success that provides the foundation and inspiration for our company. 

Cy is a dynamic keynote speaker and thought leader.  Her groundbreaking ideas are featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Post and  She is regularly creates entertaining and enlightening podcasts and is a favorite expert blogger on and  In 2010, Cy immortalized her message by publishing her grounding-breaking book, Reality Based Leadership – Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, & Turn Excuses Into Results (Jossey-Bass, 2010).  

Clients who have benefited tremendously from Cy’s work include New York Presbyterian, Weil Cornell, Federal Reserve Bank, National Institute of Health, Ervin and Smith, University of Baltimore, Univeristy of Minnesota, UNMC, The Nebraska Medical Center, Trinity Health Systems, Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular, TD Ameritrade, First Data Resources, Woodmen of the World, ConAgra, Omnium Worldwide, Inc., First National Merchant Solutions, Wellmark, Wells Fargo, Cabela’s, Farm Bureau, and the National Guard Bureau. 


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