Reality-Based Certification Programs (train-the-trainer)

Become a Reality-Based Leadership Professional!


Certification Class Links

Upcoming Classes

(All classes are currently held in Omaha, NE.)

October 15-19, 2018
Full 5 Day Master Program More Info

October 15-16, 2018
The Reality-Based Leadership Philosophy More Info

October 17-18, 2018
Hardwiring Accountability More Info

October 19, 2018
Business Readiness & Sustainability More Info

March 11-15, 2019
Full 5 Day Master Program More Info 

March 11-12, 2019
The Reality-Based Leadership Philosophy More Info

March 13-14, 2019
Hardwiring Accountability More Info

March 15, 2019
Business Readiness & Sustainability More Info


About the Certification Program

Become a Reality-Based Certified Facilitator so you can deliver Cy Wakeman’s revolutionary content in your own organization! You’ll also have the opportunity to network with like-minded leaders from other organizations and share best practices on how to infuse the Reality-Based principals in your workplace.

Reality-Based Certification classes are held twice a year over a week-long period. We offer the class in three different content levels. All participants are required to begin at Level One unless they have been previously certified by Reality-Based Leadership. Each subsequent level builds on the content in the level before it and you can choose to do as many levels as you’d like. Not all three are required at once.

Level One: The Reality-Based Leadership Philosophy

(Two Days)

You will walk through the Reality-Based Leadership foundational principals as a participant, learn tips for successful content delivery, and teach back a small portion of the program content to the class, followed by live feedback and coaching from Reality-Based Leadership content experts.

Level Two: Hardwiring Accountability

(Two Days)

Similar to the structure of Level One, you’ll take a deeper dive into the competency of personal accountability and learn how to use advanced content and tools for hardwiring accountability into your organization. This level of Certification also requires a brief content teach back followed by live feedback and coaching from Reality-Based Leadership content experts.

Level Three: Business Readiness and Sustainability

(One Day)

Designed for those who are ready to learn and introduce Business Readiness and Sustainability into their organizations.

Certification Requirements:

This exclusive, semi-annual event fills quickly with leaders and professionals who meet the following criteria:

  • Experienced trainer, facilitator or leader
  • Will use the certification within their own organization
  • Facilitated a workshop in the past year
  • Generated interest and investment in the Reality-Based Leadership program in their organization
  • Completed certification readiness assessment


Level 1: The Reality-Based Philosophy – $5,000.00
Level 2: Hardwiring Accountability – $2,500.00
Level 3: Business Readiness & Sustainability – $2,500.00
Full 5-Day Master Certification Week – $9,500.00

Once certified, a $100 licensure fee/course is required for each participant in your classes. This includes 12-month access to the Virtual Training modules, tracking of progress, downloadable tools, accountability reports and intellectual property.

A $400 annual fee is required to keep your certified facilitator status current. The fee includes your access to the Facilitator Success eToolkit which is all delivered through our Virtual Training Platform. The annual fee for your first year is included in the cost of the certification class.

Certification Program Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I get certified?

Obtaining certification enhances the capability of an organization to embed and sustain the Reality-Based Philosophy throughout their organization to cultivate happiness, reduce drama and achieve amazing results. The certified Reality-Based Leadership Professional (RBLP) will be able to:

- Support daily practices, immediate application and light a new path for leaders within the facilitator’s organization.
- Bring the message to the workplace that transforms lives in the worldplace.
- Truly call people up to fulfilling their missions at work and their mission in life.
- Provide the safe place and a sane voice that provides tools that actually work and their organization’s employees and leaders can actually use – today.
- Provide their organization with counter-intuitive and researched based, unique content and insights to reduce the emotional waste and improve bottom-line results.
- Challenge conventional wisdom and re-redefine the role a leader and the work of HR.
- Learn, live and teach evidence-based social psychology and behavioral economics principles that cultivate happiness leading to better results and success in their organizations.

What should I expect from the certification?

The Reality-Based Leadership certification provides more than just the ability to deliver the Reality-Based Leadership content in your workplace. It provides you the foundation of the evidence-based philosophy that powers the work. You will be immersed with other leaders as Kelli Thompson reveals the social psychology, behavioral economics and brain science that grounds the bold truths of why the philosophy simply works.

Are there any prerequisites?

Prerequisites for Certification
1. Step One:
• Complete the readiness assessment
• Book travel
• Communicate the RBL value and investment to your organization
2. Step Two:
• Complete the Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace and the Reality-Based Leadership Virtual Terminal Courses
• Preview the YouTube channel for invaluable “Cychology” teaching
• Highly recommended: read the Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace and the Reality-Based Leadership books

What's included in the registration?

Each day is from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day
Training materials to prepare you for the class
Facilitator guide and participant workbook

After the certification you'll receive:

Facilitator Success eToolkit
Reality-Based 2GO Mobile App (a $100 annual value!)
Roll-out and sustainability successplan
User tracking access
Toolkits, marketing materials and program downloads
First access to new resources, case studies and training!

*Please note that the registration fee does not include any travel costs.

that the registration fee does not include any travel costs.

Why should I come to certification versus bringing out someone from RBL corporate?

Certified Facilitation generates Better ROI for your Company! The initial investment in certifying someone in the content allows for ongoing workshops to be conducted in your organization at any time and for any length. Certified individuals are able to sustain the message with members of the organization by promoting and training daily practice of the philosophy!

This becomes a more financially viable option than bringing in a Reality-Based speaker multiple times to train in your organization.

You have the value of having a Reality-Based EXPERT, on-hand and accessible at any time you need!

What is the investment?

1) The program investment is more than just a classroom with a certification. Your investment in this program includes a variety of professional resources including:

- Facilitator guides, toolkits, a personal copy of Reality-Based Leadership, and facilitation coaching
- One-year personal subscription access to the online Virtual Terminal (including mobile)
- Exclusive access to the expertise and best-practices of a nationwide community
- Ongoing virtual coaching opportunities from Cy & Kelli
- Exclusive access to new Reality-Based Leadership tools and products

$5,000 → Day 1 & 2 – Reality-Based Leadership & Philosophy

$2,500 → Day 3 & 4 – Hardwiring Accountability

$2,500 → Day 5 – Business Readiness & Advanced Tools/Coaching

$9,500 → Full 5 Day Program – Master RBL Professional

2) Facilitator Access Plans (year-one is included in the certification price):

3) 12-Month Access for every participant in your class:
$100 per participant per course you are training. This covers access to the Virtual Training modules, tracking of progress, downloadable tools, accountability reports and intellectual property.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

There is a non-refundable administrative fee of $500.

Cancellations within two weeks of the course forfeit refunds but will be able to attend the next available course.

What if I don't pass the certification on the teach-back?

Attendees who don't pass the certification course on the teach-back day will have the option of reteaching the content virtually to obtain complete certified facilitator status.

Will Reality-Based Leadership bring the certification course to other cities?

If a company would like to hold a private certification course for their employees, we would be happy to travel to them. This has been beneficial for companies committed to implementing the Reality-Based Philosophy across their organizations. (A minimum of 10 attendees is required)

What type of support is included once I become certified?

Do not worry! We will not just certify you and send you on your way! We will reveal the path to sustaining the philosophy in your organization with these support options:

1. Virtual Training:
• Continue to access your virtual training sites to prepare for presentations
• Review virtual terminal packages and success strategies with your organization

2. Certified Facilitator Community:
• Join the Reality-Based Leadership Facilitator group on Facebook
• Share your success stories via email or social media
• Participate in the monthly certified facilitator calls
• Stay tuned for special Cychology teachings from Cy

Am I able to be certified virtually?

At this time we will not be holding certification courses online. On the teach-back day, participants will present a predetermined section of the course in front of Cy Wakeman and Kelli Thompson who will answer any questions the audience may have. We believe it's important for participants to interact with one another at the program.

Are we required to bring computers?

You are only required to bring a positive attitude to the certification courses. As far as note taking, please use the method you prefer.

If you have additional questions about our certification program, we're happy to assist. Give us a call at (402) 763-8963 or drop us a note. You'll be hearing from us very soon!