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 20 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. Voted in the top 100 leadership professionals to follow on twitter for 7 years in a row and named to The 2019 Most Inclusive HR Influencer List, Wakeman also came in at #2 on the Global Gurus 2020 List of top 30 Leadership Professionals around the world.
Wakeman has published three books, the latest of which is No Ego: How to Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results. Cy also hosts her own No Ego podcast, a Facebook Watch show, Life’s Messy, Live Happy, and adds weekly video content on YouTube to address leaders’ biggest challenges in the workplace.
After serving an unprecedented two consecutive terms as USTA Chairman and President, 2015-2018 Katrina M. Adams now serves 2019-2020 as Immediate Past President. Adams was the first African-American, first former professional tennis player and youngest person ever to serve as USTA President.
An accomplished professional player, Adams competed for 12 years on the WTA Tour, winning 20 career doubles titles and reaching the quarterfinals or better in doubles at all four Grand Slam events. In 2015, Adams was elected Vice President of the International Tennis Federation and re-elected in 2019. In 2016, she was appointed as Chairman of the Fed Cup Committee and in 2018, Adams was also named Chairman of the Gender Equality in Tennis Committee. She was named to Adweek magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Sports” list in 2016 and 2017, and Forbes magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Sports” list in 2017. Also in 2017, Adams was named to Ebony magazine’s “Power 100” list. Since 2005 Adams also has served as the Executive Director of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program, based in New York City.
During her administration, the USTA achieved a number of major milestones, including the opening of the USTA National Campus in Orlando, and the completion of the strategic transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. She also spearheaded an unprecedented outreach effort into underserved communities—with an emphasis on Hispanic communities—in an effort to share the sport of tennis with more people.
Ms. Adams has her maiden book, Own The Arena...Getting Ahead, Making A Difference and Succeeding As The Only One, coming soon.
Stacey Hanke is author of the book; Influence Redefined…Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday®. She is also co-author of the book; Yes You Can! Everything You Need From A To Z To Influence Others To Take Action.
Stacey is founder of Stacey Hanke Inc. She has trained and presented to thousands to rid business leaders of bad body language habits and to choose words wisely in the financial industry to the healthcare industry to government and everyone in between. Her client list is vast from Coca-Cola, FedEx, Kohl’s, United States Army, Navy and Air Force, McDonald’s, Publicis Media, Nationwide, US Cellular, Discover, GE, General Mills and Abbvie. Her team works with Directors up to the C-Suite. In addition to her client list, she has been the Emcee for Tedx. She has inspired thousands as a featured guest on media outlets including; The New York Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Thrive, SmartMoney magazine, The Economist and Business Week. She is a Certified Speaking Professional—a valuable accreditation earned by less than 10% of speakers worldwide.
All-Access Virtual Conference registration: $125 per person: Register Here
We ask that for every ticket allocated, you consider registering your male and minority colleagues and employees as well. Diversity of thought fosters more productive conversations.
This program is valid for 4 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® (Activity 20-JV7ZG)
Agenda Subject to Change
Thursday, October 8
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
CEO Forum (invite-only)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Keynote from Stacey Hanke
Communicating with Influence in a Virtual World
10:00 - 10:10 a.m.
10:10 - 10:50 a.m.
A Courtside Chat with Katrina Adams
Moderated by Tiffany O'Donnell
10:50 - 11:05 a.m.
This Racing Life
11:05 - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Keynote from Cy Wakeman
Leading in Uncertainty, Disruption and Challenge
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Lynne Hager, MidWestOne Bank
Deanna Hinderman, Smart Retract, Inc.
Peggy Hudson, MidWestOne Bank
Liza Johnson, University of Dubuque
Kara Popp, Northeast Iowa Community College
Wendy Scardino, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Arielle Swift, City of Dubuque
-2019 Conference Attendee
-2019 Conference Attendee