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[Part I] No Ego for Better Work and Lives, with Cy Wakeman

Where Work Meets Life™ with Dr. Laura

Did you know that the average person spends 2.5 hours of their workday submersed in drama? All of us have an ego, but we must learn to notice, acknowledge, and bypass our ego as we go through our lives. Cy Wakeman is the President and Founder of Reality-Based Leadership, a NY Times Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Drama-Researcher. Cy has dedicated her work to understanding how to combat drama, toxicity, and ego in work and in life. This is Part 1 of our conversation. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to sit down with Cy Wakeman to examine ego in our polarized world. In this episode, we discuss the gap between our external reality, and our internal representation of reality. Cy explains how the lens of ego distorts our view of life, the importance of self-reflection in leadership and life in general, practical strategies for addressing drama and toxicity, how the pandemic has influenced these topics, and strategies for mindfulness and building a happier life.For more information on combatting ego in the workplace, order a copy of Cy's book, No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results. Cy's newest book will be releasing March 29, 2022: Life's Messy, Live Happy: Things Don't Have to Be Perfect for You to Be Content.Learn more about Dr. Laura on her website: https://drlaura.liveFor more resources, below are Dr. Laura's organizations. Work EvOHlutionSynthesis PsychologyCalgary Career CounsellingCanada Career CounsellingDr. Laura is a partner of Humance | Culture and Performance.


14 Sep 2021

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Making The Right Mindset Shifts with Drama Researcher Cy Wakeman

Inside Out Leadership with Robb Holman

Drama researcher Cy Wakeman joins the Inside Out Leadership Show w/ Robb Holman to talk about Reality-Based Leadership and eliminating drama. According to Cy’s research, employees spend nearly 2.5 hours per day in Drama. What does this mean and what do we do about that? Find out in this episode of the Inside Out Leadership Podcast with Robb Holman.


8 Sep 2021

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Choosing Consulting Projects That Gives You Energy with Cy Wakeman: Podcast #190

Consulting Success Podcast

Look at your calendar and cross out the things that you don't enjoy doing. You could do ten other things that you enjoy over one thing that you hate. It's all about choosing the energy. In today's episode, Michael Zipursky and his guest, Cy Wakeman, talk all about what it’s like to be a consultant and why positive energy is so important. Cy is the President and Founder of Reality-Based Leadership. She is also the New York Times Best Selling Author of several books such as Reality-Based Leadership Workshop and No Ego. Learn when you are overcommitting to something so that you can find some positive energy and even use that energy to grow your business.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the Consulting Success Community today:consultingsuccess.com


7 Jun 2021

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Ep. 18 - No Ego, Choosing Love Over Fear in the Workplace with Cy Wakeman

A Satisfied Mind

I've been a fan of Cy Wakeman's work for the past few years. Her New York Times bestselling book, 'No Ego' and her 'reality based leadership' methodology has changed the way I work and understand the role of personal and professional development, coaching and leadership in the workplace. She has a unique ability to cut through the bullshit to connect and share heart to heart. Her philosophy and methodology is exactly the kind of approach we need right now, one that demands accountability, truth telling, empathy, vulnerability and integrity. In this episode Cy shares her methodology and some really simple yet powerful ways to help you cut through ego, develop greater self awareness and not only have a greater positive impact at work, but to have live a more loving, compassionate and conscious life. It might be messy, but it's worth it. For more of Cy's wisdom, check out her 'No Ego' podcast here.And check out her 'Reality Based Leadership' work here. If you like this podcast you're going to love our newsletter. Come and join this growing community – it's full of inspiration, resources and good vibes for you at the end of the week. Get your weekly good news here. 

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11 Aug 2020

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Owning it with Cy Wakeman: Giving Your Idea a Voice

Own It! from Women Lead Change

Tiffany O'Donnell talks with drama researcher, New York Times best-selling author, leadership consultant and founder of Reality-Based Leadership, Cy Wakeman. She's been a keynote speaker multiple times at Women Lead Change events and always leaves her mark in the best of ways. Have you ever listened to a speaker and said, "That's the voice inside my head, I just couldn't find the words." Well, our friend Cy found them for us. Our conversation today covers a lot of territory and most notably the five things she says leaders need to be doing today current and post COVID-19. Follow Women Lead Change on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and visit wlcglobal.org for more information.            Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7V9VAGJQC2YLA&source=url)


10 Jul 2020

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Leading During and After a Crisis with Cy Wakeman

Paychex HR Leadership Series

In this episode, New York Times best-selling author and international leadership expert, Cy Wakeman, joins us to discuss the importance of evolution in the workplace, how leadership has changed amid the COVID-19 health crisis, and how business leaders can develop resiliency within the “new normal.” A dynamic keynote speaker, business consultant, and global thought leader with over 25 years of experience, Cy Wakeman brings a revolutionary new approach to leadership that has helped organizations and individuals all over the world learn to ditch the drama and turn excuses into results. DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.


29 Jun 2020

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Pragmatic and Useful Approach To Reduce Drama in the Workplace and In Our lives with Cy Wakeman (Part 2)

Healin Podcast

I was honored to talk to the "No Ego" podcast host and Founder of Reality-Based Leadership, Cy Wakeman about her amazing and pragmatic mindset concepts that stem from her counselling and spiritual backgrounds that significantly reduce the suffering or "drama" that consumes the workplace and our lives. Part 2.


22 Jun 2020

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Cy Wakeman - Blow Your Own Mind

Beyond Speaking

Drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author Cy Wakeman shares ways to blow your mind every day, the importance of creating a "yes day," and how to remove emotional waste from the workplace. To learn more about Cy, visit https://premierespeakers.com/cy-wakeman. Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie


2 Jun 2020

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Cy Wakeman: Rewriting Your Ego Narrative While Going Through Divorce

Divorce, Healthy!

There has been no shortage of discussions, books, webinars, and seminars that cover ego and its role in our lives. For many, ego is the driving force behind the choices and decisions they make. And, when ego is in charge during crucial matters like divorce proceedings, not only does it add an additional layer of stress, but it can negatively impact your case.In this episode of Divorce, Healthy! attorney and author Ashley-Nicole Russell, of ANR Law, speaks to international keynote speaker and business consultant Cy Wakeman. Cy dives deep into the concept of ego – what it is and how it works against us. The ego is the primitive part of our intelligence, which can create and fuel problems with low self-esteem. Ego is often responsible for s holding fictional beliefs about ourselves and the world. When you co-create and feed the narrative that the ego wants you to believe. These effects lead to conflict and stress not only in divorce, but in everyday life.Cy offers valuable tips on how to stop letting ego take charge. She believes we should question our thinking, or as she says, “don’t believe everything you think.” Take a step back and consciously observe the thoughts your ego is driving you to believe and compare it to the reality of your situation. When you know how your mind works, it’s more difficult for ego to fool you. And when you see how the world works, you won’t waste time an in an alternate reality of your ego’s design. This allows you to make better, more informed choices that can be beneficial not only to you, but to your entire family.Cy also discusses the importance of setting boundaries, especially in the face of divorce. Without boundaries, work, new childcare arrangements, and the myriad commitments of life can quickly overwhelm a divorcing parent. One practical piece of advice is to be direct and honest, but not overshare what’s going on in your personal life. One key takeaway that Cy stresses is that the ego narrative is not the reality, and believing and internalizing this is a choice you have to make every single day. You are not a victim of your divorce and you always have a choice in how when it comes to your own thoughts and behavior. You can connect with Cy Wakeman on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and her website www.realitybasedleadership.com.Links mentioned in the episodeNo Ego PodcastNo Ego BookTo inquire about speaking engagements, purchase your copy of Ashley-Nicole’s book “The Cure for Divorce Culture,” or to schedule your private orientation meeting, head to www.anrlaw.com. You can also find us on social media @ANRLaw. Find a better way forward, right here, on Divorce, Healthy!”


29 Apr 2020

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Cy Wakeman - Your Ego Is Not Your Amigo

Simply, Practically Human with Mark LeBusque

Bestselling author, international speaker and drama researcher Cy Wakeman is an incredible human being who has mastered the art of "ditching the drama" and teaching humans why Ego can be such a limiter to personal and business success. In this episode Cy shares her simple and practical tips on taking out judgment, editing your story and creating microboundaries so that you aren't recruited into someone else's drama show.


27 Apr 2020