Present And Impactful Leadership w/ Anese Cavanaugh
Best-Self Management · 48 minutes ·

Present And Impactful Leadership w/ Anese Cavanaugh

At some point, we’ve all experienced what it feels like to be around someone who just sucks the energy out of the room. But have you ever been around someone who does the opposite? As Anese Cavanaugh shares, even more than the words that we use, our energy is what most affects the people around us. 

Anese Cavanaugh helps people show up and bring their best selves to the table to create a significant positive impact to their lives and the lives of everyone around them. She’s the creator of the IEP (intentional energetic presence) Method and is a speaker, advisor, and thinking partner to leaders worldwide. She is the author of Contagious Culture and The Leader You Will Be. Lookout for Contagious You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want, releasing November 2019!

In this interview, Anese explains how we can all show up at work with intentionality behind what we want to have happen and how we interact with one other. Anese shares how we can be present and intentional with the energy we bring so that the people around us can feel better supported, inspired, and motivated. Throughout our conversation, Anese expertly explains how we influence others as leaders by subtly communicating our emotions and attitudes and how this can be harnessed in the workplace. 

We also talk about how this all impacts company culture at large. It’s entirely possible to build a workplace where self-care is a cherished value. To this end, Anese deconstructs the myth that taking care of our own well-being is counterproductive. In fact, we can’t afford to ignore it any longer.

What can you do to start being more intentional with your energy today? Share in the comments!

In this episode

  • What the IEP Method is and how it can be indispensable to leaders in the workplace 
  • The neuroscience behind how we influence each other with our energy
  • Practical self-care tips when we need to regain control over how we’re feeling in the moment
  • How and why to build a sustainable culture of self-care in the workplace
  • The power that is within all of us to shift our state and become more intentional
  • Why we can’t be in a high state all the time and it’s okay to feel down sometimes as long as we’re in touch with ourselves


“No matter what we say or do, there is always something that is communicating even more loudly underneath it, and it is usually our energetic presence.” [2:58]

“We are moving fast and it’s not going to change. We’re going to always be moving fast so we have to get better. One of the things we can get better at is being really conscious about how we show up for ourselves and each other and be really conscious about our intentions, energy, and presence in anything we do.” [14:16]

“Once I claim that my presence has an impact and how I show up matters and that I am the author of that, nobody can take that away from me.” [32:32]

“You got to honor yourself first so that you can honor everybody else.” [41:40]


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Contagious Culture by Anese Cavanaugh

The Leader You Will Be by Anese Cavanaugh



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