IEP Learning Labs

IEP Labs for Leadership, Resiliency, and Cultural Health

IEP Learning Labs are a blend of content, conversation, and connection all for skills building and personal leadership nourishment. They are designed to give you ongoing access to IEP training and support in a convenient, cost-effective, and time-friendly manner. These sessions (all virtual and only 90 minutes/month) are offered as either open enrollment (you’re with other people and companies in the session) or can be led privately for your organization (customized, oriented to your challenges, and only for your people).

This program offers consistent access throughout the year in a way that is experiential, digestible, and useful — focused on using IEP principles, tools, and skills to address today’s life, leadership, and business challenges. Whether you are new to IEP or have been trained and participating in it for years, these sessions provide new learning, practice, and community. When we’re responsible for our IEP, we can work together better to create a positively and usefully healthy contagious culture. (The good kind of contagious!)

Learning Lab Schedule

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Q1 + Q2: 2021 Learning Lab schedule. Labs are generally the 2nd Thursday of the month from 12-1:30 PDT except for May’s which is 9:30am-11:30am Pacific on May 13, 2021.  (I will stay on until 2:00 PDT for any additional questions or coaching needs). [NOTE: These Labs are NOT recorded to ensure confidentiality.] The core content is IEP + leadership skill + heart to heart connection and discussion. Session focuses are designed based upon community need, themes, and feedback. More on what we do in labs and who these are for below.

  • May 13, 2021: IEP + “Choice Points” (held from 9:30-11:30am Pacific) — see details below
  • June 10, 2021: IEP + Self-Care and Congruency
  • July 8, 2021: Special Announcement, Stay tuned
  • PAST: January 21, 2021: IEP + Cultivating Resiliency 
  • PAST: February 11, 2021: IEP + Presence/Holding Your Space
  • PAST: March 11, 2021: IEP + Activating the IEP Sheet
  • PAST: April 8, 2021: The IEP Method® + Intentional Impact
Learning Lab

May’s IEP Learning Lab: Choice Points!

We are constantly making choices and decisions in the ways we think, act, make assumptions, regard others, and show up. We have a ton of control over this (can’t control others, are at choice with ourselves. The impact of this is contagious).

This choice is a superpower. It’s buildable. In busy-ness of life, overwhelm, losing presence, and not being clear on intentions, it’s easy to forget this superpower which means more chaos, overwhelm, unintended impact, and “ick.” 🌪

It doesn’t have to take a lot to switch this, it can happen in a moment – with a decision. The more aware and intentional we are with “choice points,” the faster we can recognize these moments, recover, and rewire. Reframing, noticing, breathing, presence, even self-kindness becomes easier when we become aware of this dynamic and work intentionally with ourselves. I talk about this in Chapter 8 of CONTAGIOUS YOU, The Science of Showing up. In the lab, we’ll tackle it live.

If this feels useful to you, register now and join me on May 13th!

Please note: The training content of this session WILL be recorded for those who can’t make it live. To honor the privacy of participants, and make space for more vulnerability and authenticity, the live coaching part of the session will not be recorded.

*If you are a current private client, an IEP-Steward, or an IEP-Activator, these labs are my treat (I consider them part of your Continuing Education and an ongoing benefit of doing this work!) Register + use the code in your info email for access please.


What we do in a Learning Lab:

IEP labs are intended to be a space you can come to deepen your IEP (Intentional Energetic Presence® + Intentions/ Energy/ Presence), build your personal practice, connect live with Anese and community, and learn more tools and skills to support your leadership impact.

Each month we focus on a core IEP tool or principle that will help you develop, strengthen, and nourish your resiliency, personal sustainability, presence, well-being, sense of purpose, and intentionality, as well as expand your ability to navigate change, build trust, strengthen virtual connection and presence, and fuel team health and organizational culture.


Core agenda of each “90-minute” lab:

You will receive a worksheet to support the session along with your classroom information the day before the session so that you can have it handy.

The sessions are generally organized as follows:

  • 30-minutes: IEP practice or principle
  • 30-minutes: Exercise with personal, group, or partner practice
  • 30-minutes: Debrief, group discussion, 1:1 coaching and Q&A
  • 30-minutes: Optional to stay on if more Q or coaching desired*

*This time can also be used for questions related to any self-paced online program you maybe doing including the IEP-Activator Program & Toolkit or questions related to Anese’s books, etc.

These sessions are here to build community, support you, and deepen your IEP for impact in your life. Please note, for people who show up live, you will have the option to pause recording for your coaching.


What’s included with each Learning Lab: 

  • 90-minute (up to 2 hours*) experiential webinar workshop session with Anese
  • Fieldwork Worksheet(s) to apply training content
  • Follow-up tools to support integration
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Who Learning Labs are for:

IEP Labs are designed for anyone who wants to create more space, presence, and impact in their life, nourish their own vitality, and be a more solid and present leader/parent/professional/human who contributes positively to relational and organizational health. These sessions are live bite-sized opportunities, offered once a month with Anese, to get a monthly dose of IEP, learn new tools, drop in with good people, and walk away with immediately applicable frameworks and resources to support you and your impact.

Members and participants may be self-employed, entrepreneurs, a part of a larger organization, educators, individual contributors, health care practitioners, employees and professionals at any level, people who’ve done IEP Live! and other IEP programs (live or self-paced), or who are completely new to this work and just want a bit to dig into each month.

It is not required that you have attended an IEP session to participate. You are welcome to join us from wherever you are.

Want to join us? Enroll here! 

If this resonates for you, we’d sure love to have you! Simply register above on one of the buttons! If you’d like something less intense or at a lower price point, please take a look at our self-study programs. If you’d like something more private for your organization or event, please take a look at my speaking page (which has core talks which can be 20-minutes to 3-month long trainings). Want more personal 1:1 attention here, please check out private coaching, mentoring, and advisory services here. In any case, thanks for being here and we look forward to IEP’ing with you.

Learning Labs

Organizational Membership & Private Sessions: If you have more than 10 people you’d like to enroll or subscribe in an IEP Learning Lab, OR you’d like to host one privately, customized to your team/organization, please see our organizational option page here.

Thank you for being here! We do our best to pay this work forward in multiple ways and we can’t do it without you. Please know that 10% of our monthly profits go towards supporting food security and 10% of all proceeds go into a scholarship fund to help subsidize business leaders who’ve been significantly impacted by the pandemic and cannot afford to pay full fees in our programs. If you would like to sponsor someone in a program or know someone who can benefit from our intentions here, please let us know. Thank you for your partnership, leadership, and support.

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