BABL 067: Intentional, Energetic Presence with Anese Cavanaugh

Anese Cavanaugh is the author of Contagious Culture, the founder of the IEP Method, and is living an intentional, on-purpose life. THAT is why she’s a featured interview on the Build A Bigger Life Podcast!

At the ripe young age of 14, Anese was scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins, going through some pretty heavy stuff, and had a full body realization that she had total control over how she felt at that moment. That realization has driven her to live a very intentional, passionately detached life doing what she loves to do.

Anese’s career started in kinesiology, working with athletes, but after taping 400 feet she realized this would get very boring. Her advisor moved her to cardiac rehab which frustrated her because she was treating conditions that could’ve been prevented. That career choice moved her to corporate wellness, and eventually to what she’s doing today.

Try as she may to ditch kinesiology as she transitioned to doing more individual coaching, movement kept coming back to her. That has become the Intentional Energetic Process or the IEP Method. IEP is about the energy you bring, how honest you’re being about your present scenario, and how present you are in the moment given these variables.

Anese believes that we are making an impact in every moment of our lives. And HOW we show up is how we make impact. That is a factor of self care, how aware we are, etc. Awareness is both internal and external — internal being the feeling you have at any given moment, and external being how other people experience your energy, intention, etc.

There are four areas where we show up energetically which Anese has identified as:

  • Physical & Environmental Energy
  • Mental Energy
  • Vibrational
  • Relationships

The book Contagious Culture due out by year’s end, is about creating a culture whether we know it or not. Written from the inside out, Anese has focused part of the book on you as the leader, you and your team, and then your culture all together. By the time you’ve gone through the entire book, you’re already showing up differently and making changes in the company.

Books Anese Recommends:

Leadership and Self-Deception (The Arbinger Institute)

Brene Brown — Rising Strong

Byron Katie — The Work

Building A Bigger Life to Anese means building a life that she gets to control every day. But the key for her is to pay it forward and having an impact on the greater good.

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