Anese Cavanaugh

  • IEP Method Creator, Speaker, Author, Culture & Leadership Game Changer

Anese Cavanaugh is devoted to helping people show up and bring their best selves to the table in order to create a 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

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 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.

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,, Forbes, the NY Times, and others, Anese has a column, “Showing Up” on and writes regularly for subscribers of

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. More @

For more on her personal bio, credentials, and experience, and why she works privately with people, take a look at her private consulting page. 


  • Fireside Chat: CONTAGIOUS CULTURE show up – Set the tone while intentionally creating a company culture that thrives!

    Kathy chats with Anese Cavanaugh. Clients say Anese “builds creative leaders,” “gets people having honest conversations,” “brings love back into corporate,” “deprograms robots to humans,” and “unlocks potential.” From taking her organization, Advanced Marketing Strategies, through the book Contagious Culture, Kathy can attest that Anese’s methods are transformational — not only professionally but also personally. […]

  • Sparking Innovation and Inspiration Today

    We’ve discussed many important, timely topics in this series. We’ve listened, we’ve challenged, we’ve networked, we’ve even been inspired to be a part of the change. Where do we go from here? As individuals and members of a larger automotive industry, how do we challenge ourselves to continue these conversations and truly influence change? Join […]