Contagious Culture: Intentionally Creating an Organization That Thrives | 064 Anese Cavanaugh

Anese Cavanaugh joins us today to share how she helps people to intentionally create an organization that thrives through establishing a contagious culture. She shares how business leaders and any individual can show up and bring their best selves to the table in order to create a significant, positive impact in their lives.

Contagious Culture: Intentionally Creating an Organization That Thrives | 064 Anese Cavanaugh

20 Years in the Making

For the past 20 years, Anese Cavanaugh has been a leader and cultural advisor, working with top innovators and executives in companies like GM Financial, Fitbit, Nike, among others.

Anese has a background in kinesiology, working with athletes, around performance. She then moved into corporate health, productivity, and healthcare. The common theme throughout her entire career is: paying attention to the way people create change and how these people take care of themselves impacts that change.

“Regardless of any organization and any industry, if you’re a human being who wants to have more impact and also enjoy your life and feel really good doing it, the IEP methodology is something that helps us bring more intentionality, more energy, more presence, that’s underneath culture.” – Anese Cavanaugh

IEP Method®

Anese is the creator of the IEP Method® (Intentional Energetic Presence®). She is also the author of CONTAGIOUS CULTURE: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives. Another work of hers is: THE LEADER YOU WILL BE: An Invitation (a leadership storybook).

She engages with executives to strengthen team health, unlock leadership potential, optimize company culture, and maximize impact.

“What I have found is that people tend to externalize culture and think that it’s happening around them. It’s actually every single one of us that creates the culture. If you go underneath that culture, it’s our intentional energetic presence.” – Anese Cavanaugh

Finding Your “Why”

Jaime Jay and Anese had a fun exchange of conversation on having the strength to do things that we don’t like. Anese suggested finding the why, the underlying reason why we do things that we do. 

For Anese, when it comes to leadership, culture, and change, she advises anyone to be clear about intentions. If one is connected to their intention and the “why,” everything else becomes so much easier.

“You can frame anything into a positive, in every single situation that is happening, even in the most challenging moments of our lives, there are gifts that happening.” – Anese Cavanaugh

Download and listen to Contagious Culture: Intentionally Creating an Organization That Thrives to learn more. Remember to let Anese know you heard about him on Culture Eats Strategy with Jaime Jay!


Connect through the links below:

Linkedin: Anese Cavanaugh

Instagram: @AneseCavanaugh

Twitter: @AneseCavanaugh

Facebook: @AneseCavanaugh

CONTAGIOUS YOU: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want (McGraw-Hill) released in November 2019.


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About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.

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