About Cy Wakeman:

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 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 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. Cy Wakeman was voted in the top 100 leadership professionals to follow on twitter for 7 years in a row and in 2021 and 2022, she topped the Global Gurus list of Top 30 Leadership Professionals across the globe, coming in at #1. Wakeman has published four books, the latest of which is “Life’s Messy, Live Happy: Things Don’t Have to Be Perfect for You to Be Content” (2022). Cy also hosts her own No Ego podcast and adds bi-weekly video content on YouTube to address leaders’ biggest challenges in the workplace.


New York Times bestselling author and thought leader Cy Wakeman rejoins Dr. Laura on the podcast to share more insight from her newest book, “Life’s Messy, Live Happy”. Cy addresses aspects of resiliency and spirituality that contribute to happiness and contentment.

Cy describes how her process for seeking answers in life is to ask better questions. She avoids “either/or” questions and challenges herself to reframe how she’s asking things and what she’s asking. Better questions bring better answers. Dr. Laura and Cy discuss vulnerability, the need for authentic apology, and whether we are allowing ourselves to evolve and to raise our consciousness. Cy also shares some writers, meditation tools, and poets that inspire her daily. This episode will open a window into how near happiness can be to you with a shift in perspective.

“And there’s universal principles that have been with us for thousands and thousands of years. And they didn’t just come from religion. They’ve come from philosophy, oral traditions, cave petroglyphs … as long as humans have existed, there seems to be some commonality in how we’re all seeking to evolve and move through this world with a general state of contentment.”  – Cy Wakeman