The Positive Energy Workplace

Anese Cavanaugh

Anese Cavanaugh is the creator of the IEP Method (Intentional Energetic Presence) as well as a leadership & collaboration advisor, strategist, and thinking partner for business leaders in the design, service and innovation spaces. Through her speaking, writing and creative leadership programs, people learn how to optimize their leadership and presence, bringing their best selves to the table for greater collaboration, impact, and cultural success.
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The Financial, Performance, and Cultural Cost of Misaligned Energy

Misaligned energy in your company can lead to significant financial losses, decreased performance, and a negative impact on company culture.

Elevating your company’s ability to innovate and achieve forward-thinking outcomes requires a revolutionary approach to cultivate a resilient and energy-focused culture.

Discover how Intentional Energetic Presence® and the IEP Method® empowers your leaders and workforce to collaborate effectively, consistently take aligned action, and contribute to a positively contagious and resilient company culture.

"When companies are stuck and curious why they're not getting a return on investment from other programs, 9 times out of 10 it has something to do with the IEP (Intentional Energetic Presence®) and misaligned energy."

— Anese Cavanaugh

In this recorded session, you'll hear more from Anese Cavanaugh (CEO of Active Choices, Inc. and founder of the Positive Energy Workplace Initiative®) and Jenny Wiley (Director of Programming & Community Growth at Active Choices, Inc.) and learn how teams, departments, and companies have been learning and practicing the IEP Method® and experiencing significant improvements in company culture, employee satisfaction, and sustainable profitability.

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Discover how the IEP Method® and the Positive Energy Workplace Initiative® can enhance your leadership and support your workforce.

The Active Choices, Inc. team is happy to provide a comprehensive overview of our latest IEP Method® offerings designed to enhance your leadership training, development, and company culture initiatives. 

Check out the recording below to learn more about the most recent data influencing workplace culture, innovation, leadership, and performance, as well as the inspiring results and updates from The Positive Energy Workplace Initiative® (PEW-i) powered by ACI.

Hear the various IEP Method® training pathways available for your company, along with the options for collaborating directly with Anese and our faculty.

Finally, you'll get a sneak peek of our community platform where partners can access training materials, resources, and support to kickstart their journey towards becoming a Certified Positive Energy Workplace.

"You have an energetic presence, and you have a culture.
The question is, how intentional are you about it?"

— Anese Cavanaugh

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The IEP Eco-System: Creating Sustainable Growth in Your Company Culture

In our previous article, we shared insights around focusing on the importance of energy accountability with your leadership teams and workforce. 


With current trends showing that employee engagement and workplace culture energy will continue to decline in 2024, prioritizing a sustainable growth plan and company-wide approach is essential to the health of your organization, your people, and your well-being globally.  


How can you encourage the importance of energy, well-being, work-life balance, and modeling self-care in your organization while maintaining bottom-line results and performance standards? Fortunately, these two things, while seemingly competing priorities, work together to strengthen the sustainability and impact of the organization. One leverage point here is to create an eco-system that supports and inspires an inside-out approach enabling personal energetic accountability AND high performance for each individual. 


At Active Choices, Inc., we partner with executives to take a holistic view of increasing your overall business performance through culture optimization. Using our IEP Eco-System framework, we create a micro and macro view for executives to assess and create a plan for impact that addresses all the competing priorities.


Here’s a quick overview of the premise for the IEP Eco-System: 


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The Positive Energy Workplace: 7 Indicators of a Positive Company Culture (Part 2)

In our previous blog post (Part 1), we shared indicators that your company may not be a Positive Energy Workplace. If you missed it, make sure to check it out because it's essential to understanding what might be holding your organization back from reaching its full potential.

But today, we're flipping the script and focusing on the signs that show your company is already a Positive Energy Workplace AND in growth and optimization mode! We recognize these indicators in the Positive Energy Workplace Initiative™ (PEW-i), and they are worth celebrating because they demonstrate that your organization is on the right track and creating an environment where your team can thrive.

So, let's dive into what a Positive Energy Workplace DOES look like:

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The Positive Energy Workplace: 7 Symptoms of a Toxic Company Culture (Part 1)

At Active Choices, Inc., we've been in the business of helping organizations cultivate Positive Energy Workplaces for more than two decades, and during that time we’ve worked with many high-performing teams and organizational partners and gathered an immense amount of insights along the way. 

As we continue to reach more companies and expand our Positive Energy Workplace Initiative™ (PEW-i), we've noticed some common themes and symptoms that can help you understand where your organization stands on the positive energy spectrum and identify the support you may need. 

To get things rolling, we’re going to start by sharing indicators that suggest your company is NOT currently a Positive Energy Workplace.

Consider these as warning signs that you might be in (or headed for without even realizing it) what we call "triage mode." 

(But don't worry, in our next blog post, we'll dive into the indicators of a Positive Energy Workplace and share how you can transition to a state of growth and optimization.)

So, without further ado, here are 7 red flags to watch out for:

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