Rebels With A Heart:
The New Rules of Leadership

The Great Energy Awakening

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

11:00 AM PT | 1:00 PM CT | 2:00 PM ET


  • John Boudreau, Senior Research Scientist & Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California
  • Cy Wakeman, President & Founder, Reality-Based Leadership
  • Eva Sage Gavin, Advisor, Senior Managing Director, Accenture

Moderated by: Derek Lundsten, President & Chief Culture Officer, LifeGuides


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Join this month’s ‘Rebels’ episode for the latest best practices and insights from our amazing people leaders! In today’s workplace, we’re facing a constant demand for faster, bigger results. In this episode, our Panel will discuss how to better utilize your energy that will awaken a new,  powerful force in yourself and shape your organizational outcomes.

During our hour, you’ll…

  • Learn how to combat endless information overload and free up your energy to think more deeply and creatively
  • Gain a greater insight into the new challenges leaders are facing and highlight those requiring the complexities of our thinking and resilience
  • Discover future workplace strategies to create a people-centric environment now, while honoring a culture that treats employees as humans first

Join our Rebel Leaders, as they share what it means to expand your mind and open your heart to become the transformational leader!

Meet This Month’s Rebels:

Recognized worldwide as a leading evidence-based visionary on the future of work and organization, John Boudreau, Ph.D., is well-known for his breakthrough research on the bridge between work, superior human capital, leadership and sustainable competitive advantage.

Dr. Boudreau is Professor Emeritus of Management and Organization and a Senior Research Scientist with the Center for Effective Organizations, at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. His large-scale research studies and focused field research addresses the future of work and the global HR profession, work automation, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems and organizational staffing and development.

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, Cy’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,” Cy 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.

Eva Sage-Gavin is a recognized Fortune 500 business leader, Advisor and Senior Managing Director to Accenture’s Global Talent & Organization practice. She helps C-suite clients harness digital technologies and evolve their workforces to innovate and unlock new sources of value.

Eva has garnered numerous awards throughout her career and was recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) in 2020 as one of the most influential leaders in corporate governance for making a significant impact in boardrooms. She was featured as one of the top 16 future-of-work influencers to follow by the Silicon Republic and has been recognized as a Top 100 Human Resource (HR) Tech Influencer by the HR Executive publication three years in a row (2021, 2020, 2019). Eva is a National Academy of Human Resources Fellow, the highest honor granted in the Human Resources profession. She is a dedicated leader at her alma mater, serving as executive in residence at Cornell’s ILR School and is honored to be a recipient of the William B. Groat Award for lifetime achievement in the field of labor relations and human resources management.