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Anese Cavanaugh

A Leading Voice on Intention, Energy, and Presence (“IEP”) in Leadership and Culture

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Fee Range: $20,000-$39,999, $40,000-$74,999

As a leading voice on intention, energy, and presence in leadership and culture, she helps people unlock greater leadership potential, collaborate more inspiringly, create more openly, intuit more bravely, and lead more joyfully and effectively.

Anese Cavanaugh is devoted to helping people show up and bring their best selves to the table in order to create significant positive impact in their lives. She is the creator of the IEP Method® (Intentional Energetic Presence®), an advisor and thinking partner to leaders and organizations around the world, a keynote speaker, and author of CONTAGIOUS CULTURE: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives (McGraw-Hill, 2015), CONTAGIOUS YOU: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want (McGraw-Hill, 2019), THE LEADER YOU WILL BE: An Invitation (a leadership storybook), and The IEP Survival Guide: First Aid for Your Presence (ACI, 2015).

As a leading voice on intention, energy, and presence in leadership and culture, she helps people unlock greater leadership potential, collaborate more inspiringly, create more openly, intuit more bravely, and lead more joyfully and effectively. Top innovators and executives in companies like IDEO, Zingerman’s, Cooper, GM Financial, Vistaprint, 15Five, Fitbit, Vivayic, Kaiser Permanente, BNY Mellon, and others have engaged with Anese to strengthen team health, maximize leadership impact, and optimize company culture. In addition to appearing in publications like Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, CEO.com, Forbes, the NY Times, and others, Anese has a column, “Showing Up” on Inc.com and writes regularly for subscribers of AneseCavanaugh.com.

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Anese Cavanaugh is a leadership and collaboration advisor and thinking partner to some of today’s most creative organizations and business leaders in the world. She works with clients through private consulting and coaching, group training programs, and online self-paced programs designed to help people show up, set the tone, and lead the life and organizations they desire.

Clients, often deeming her body of work “the secret sauce” missing in their leadership, sales, and communication processes, and referring to her as a “game changer” and “miracle worker,” say she “builds creative leaders,” “gets people having honest conversations,” “brings love back into corporate,” “deprograms robots to humans,” and “unlocks potential.” Individuals and teams who go through her training programs consistently call them transformational — not only professionally, but personally as well — as they learn to show up more intentionally and work together more cohesively.

As a leading voice on Intention, Energy, and Presence (“IEP”) in leadership and culture, she created the IEP Method® to enable people to gain greater access to their own secret sauce for showing up more powerfully, collaborating more inspiringly, creating more openly, intuiting more bravely, and leading more joyfully and effectively.

Working with leaders and organizations in different industries — design, hospitality, tech, finance, marketing, sales, entertainment, law, education, government, healthcare, law enforcement, military, real estate, parenting, mental health, foster care, and other nonprofits — she knows one thing for sure: people are human; they want to connect, they want to be seen, they want to know they matter, and they want to have impact, and when you give them the space to Show Up with authenticity, intention, energy, presence, and love — magic happens.

Anese has spoken on stages around the world and virtually at Stanford University, UofM, Inc., Emerging Women, InBound, SAI, and other entrepreneurial, educational, and organizational conferences and events. She’s appeared on podcasts, radio, and TV shows such as The Unmistakeable Creative, The Art of Charm, The Bulletproof Executive, The Foundation, The Second Stage, Everybody Matters, Engaging Leaders, Unfinished Business, Sirius XM, You Turn, Aim Higher, and Fox40 News. She has a column on Inc.com, “Showing Up.” Her work and advice have been featured in HBR, The Huffington Post, CEO.com, The NY Times, and others.

She is the author of the book Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization that Thrives (McGraw-Hill, 11/15) which has been adopted by various learning institutions and organizations around the country as core curriculum. Also, she is the author of THE LEADER YOU WILL BE: An Invitation (a leadership storybook, 2018) and The IEP Survival Guide: First Aid for Your Presence (2015) and The Little Book of Bootism (2009). Her most recent book CONTAGIOUS YOU: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want was published by McGraw-Hill in 2019.

Anese has received numerous awards and accolades, including “book of the month” and “Top X” awards in organizations like IBM and Soundview’s Executive Education Program, the silver Axiom Business Book Award (in the 2020 leadership category for Contagious You), Soundview’s Top 30 Best Business Books for 2020, an award for “Professional Woman of the Year” for Coaching & Mentoring by the NAPW, and has been named as one of the Top 30 on the “Global Gurus Top 30 List for Organizational Culture” (for the last four years). Her methodology has been integrated into core curriculum and processes in multiple learning and leadership institutions, training, and talent programs in some of the organizations listed above. Finally, she offers online programs and trains “IEP-Activators” in different industries to customize the work to fit their organization’s needs, and then to teach it and pay this work forward.

As an active entrepreneur, advisor, author, teacher, movement-maker, and speaker for the last 19 years, Anese is also a mom to two kids and two rescue dogs in Rocklin, California.

CONTAGIOUS CULTURE: SHOW UP, SET THE TONE, AND CREATE YOUR CULTURE

How we create culture now needs more intention, care, and presence than ever before. With remote work, new workplace challenges, greater distractions, stress, ambiguity, and more opportunities and responsibilities than ever before, this moment in time demands leadership and a workplace culture that is intentional, collaborative, productive, inclusive, healthy, safe, and (positively) contagious.

In this talk, Anese discusses creating a positively contagious culture (starting with you first), shares the collaborative impact of IEP, and offers powerful transformative tools and frameworks for improving collaborations, opening communications, implementing changes, pre-navigating challenges, building trust, and setting your culture up for success.

CONTAGIOUS YOU: UNLOCK YOUR POWER TO LEAD, INFLUENCE, AND CREATE IMPACT

Your success and influence as a leader depend upon your ability to relate to others, to create impact with your clients, your team, and in the marketplace, and in being an inspiring authentic human to be with. It’s the quality of your presence that ultimately determines your ability to succeed—your presence is your impact, and for good or bad, you are contagious.

In this talk, Anese shares the power of using intention, service, and self-care as magic, how to use the IEP Method® and your Intentional Energetic Presence®(IEP) to create impact, and provides frameworks for up-leveling your leadership presence and (positive) contagiousness. In a world of change, how we show up is more important than ever now.

SHEEP HAPPENS: CRAFT YOUR EXPERIENCE, REMAKE YOUR RESULTS (A LEADERSHEEP TALK)

Does life happen to you or for you? Does your organization struggle with change, or does it embrace it, knowing change means growth (when used intentionally)? Do the people you lead follow you because they want to or have to? When life and leadership get rough, do you retort, react, and resist, OR do you respond, regroup, and reset? Every experience is an opportunity to up-level your leadership and impact—the choice is yours.

THE LEADER YOU WILL BE: 7 PROMISES YOU MUST MAKE TO OPTIMIZE YOUR LEADERSHIP & CULTURE

Showing Up is at the heart of effective leadership—and a powerful life—but what does it mean to truly Show Up, and how do you build this skill into a core competency for yourself and your team? How do you become The Leader You Will Be when life is full and complex?

In this talk, Anese defines leadership in a way that shifts our understanding of who we are and what we may truly be capable of, she gives us 7 promises that will change our games, and shows us that our best leadership is likely closer than we think. Our greatest influence and credibility as a leader are often just an invitation (and promise) away.

SHOWING UP FOR LEADERSHIP: YOUR PRESENCE IS YOUR IMPACT

As you build your business, your success depends upon your ability to relate to others, and cause impact with your clients, your team, and the marketplace. It’s the quality of your presence that ultimately determines your ability to succeed—your presence is your impact. In this talk, Anese explains how nurturing your Intentional Energetic Presence® (IEP) is core to building your business, serving your clients, creating more energy, and showing up for impact wherever you go. You’ll learn the 3 components of the IEP Method®, a framework for creating intentional impact (don’t go into any meeting without it), how to use your “contagiousness” for good (not evil), and other best practices you can use for yourself and with others in service of making more great stuff happen in the world.

#PROJECTIMPECCABLE: ARE YOU YOUR WORD? DISCOVERING THE TRUE MEANING OF SHOWING UP

Showing Up is at the heart of effective leadership—and an effective life—but what does it mean to truly Show Up, and how do you build this skill into a core competency for yourself & your company? How do you become The Leader You Will Be when life is complex? In this experiential presentation, Anese defines impeccability in a way that shifts your understanding of who you are and what you are truly capable of. Walk away with actionable tools, frameworks, and mindsets to integrate this powerful leadership tool into your daily being, and maximize your influence & credibility as a leader in your own company and with your clients.

THE LEADER YOU WILL BE: AN INVITATION

This leadership storybook, written by Anese, with some of the most core elements of showing up, brings a “Dr. Suess” like tone to the beautiful and often daunting adventure of leadership. This can be performed as a stand alone (10 minutes), or as part of a larger keynote with a deeper message to honor your audience.

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