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Anese Cavanaugh

April 12, 2018

Growing with Purpose Podcast: "How You Show Up in the World" with Anese Cavanaugh

As a leader, how are you showing up in the world? Today on the Growing with Purpose podcast, Paul Spiegelman interviews Anese Cavanaugh, Creator of the IEP Method® (Intentional Energetic Presence) and author of Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives. Anese's simple yet impactful methodology taps into the intention, energy, and presence that is key to leadership and organizational success. For 20 years, Anese has been working in the trenches to help leaders unlock their creativity and build incredible company cultures. In this episode, Anese and Paul dig into her early experiences in leadership and discovering the idea of 'showing up.' From a painful family divorce in her teenage years to learning about integrity as an ice cream scooper at Baskin Robbins, Anese has garnered years of wisdom in helping people work better together and create the impact they want. 

This episode, Anese shares practical advice for how leaders can show up more powerfully and achieve more inspiring, sustainable impact. If you're interested in learning more about what influences your ability to show up for yourself, your family, and your employees, this conversation is for you. Tune into Anese's story here.

Show Notes 

[1:10] How Are You Showing Up in the World?

[7:18] How to Do an Energy Check

[11:50] Does the Lowest Vibration in the Room Win?

[13:32]  Divorce, Baskin Robbins, and Deciding to Be Happy

[22:08] The Gifts of Co-Parenting and Completing a Marriage

[29:03] Pulling Back and Learning to Say No

[37:07] The Sheep Apocalypse

[42:28] The Most Important Qualities of a Leader: Presence, Gratitude, and Leading from Love

Selected Links from the Episode

Book that Influenced Anese's Leadership:

Leadership & Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by the Arbinger Institute


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About Anese Cavanaugh

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, and author of CONTAGIOUS CULTURE: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives (McGraw Hill, 11/15). 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, Nike, Vivayic, Kaiser Permanente, 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,, and the NY Times, Anese writes for in her column “Showing Up”. She has just published her most recent book THE LEADER YOU WILL BE: An Invitation (a leadership storybook), and is currently working on her next book, CONTAGIOUS YOU: Unlock Your Incredible Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want (McGraw-Hill, Fall 2019).