Your presence is your impact. YOU are the culture.

Up-level your leadership, presence, culture, and impact

Special Announcement: In the wake of the Coronavirus and to support clients in having access to this content as they work more remotely and cancel/postpone conferences, any of these talks can be offered virtually as a webinar, broadcast, or even interactive session. Stay well and let us know how we can help.

​You want to create a company culture that inspires leadership, innovation, accountability, and solid human AND business results. You and your organization have countless things to do, many people to account to and for, and solid business and financial results to create. Along with all of this you’re supposed to inspire more leadership, compel best thinking and creativity, cultivate a healthy culture, and again, create secure delightful business and financial outcomes. And… all this while living your best life, nourishing your own personal relationships, taking care of yourself, and trying to make it so the “lowest vibe” in the room doesn’t wreck your jamm. It’s a lot. Great news, it starts with you. Every single one of these things is within your authority to change and influence. If you choose to. And if you have the tools. 

Anese’s keynotes and talks speak to the leader in all of us in how we optimize our greatest leadership and cultural assets, get clear on our intentions, work our cultural and leadership games out, utilize the right resources and beliefs to do so, and be (positively and usefully) contagious. As the founder of Intentional Energetic Presence®, the creator of the IEP Method®, a globally recognized award-winning leadership and culture thought leader, advisor to some of today’s most innovative organizations, author of Contagious Culture, Contagious You, and The Leader You Will Be, and as a speaker who’s been on hundreds of stages with humans looking to optimize their leadership, impact, and culture (who have been delighted to find that the “secret sauce” is closer than they think), Anese has some words for you and an experience to create together. Let’s go.

Areas of expertise:

  • Intentional Energetic Presence®: Using the IEP Method® for teams, individuals, and organizations
  • Creating a culture of leadership, innovation, and impact
  • Culture triage and optimization: identifying where you’re at, what the cost is, and how to optimize or fix what you’ve started
  • Accelerating design thinking, educational, and training and development processes through IEP
  • CEO and leadership performance optimization in cultural creation, hiring, and creating the container for healthy innovation and results
  • Improving your sales cycle, conversion rates, and joy factor in the grind through IEP and partnership 
  • Navigating (and transforming) change, chaos, burnout, and overwhelm (especially in tech, healthcare, caring, and service oriented positions)
  • Optimizing personal leadership, authorship, and presence to inspire authentic conversations, safety in your organization, and productive collaboration

Current Keynotes & Talks (50-90 Min):

Sessions can be customized to fit the needs of your audience and theme. These experiential talks are generally given in 50 or 90-minute formats—depending on how experiential you want it to be, how much content you want Anese to cover, and your time and budget. Every talk has optional books, tools, frameworks, and resources participants can walk away with and use immediately.


New talks available for booking after March 9, 2020:

NEW for Leadership & Culture: Crafting Your Positively Contagious Culture: Make It Before You Break It

NEW for Leadership & Culture: The Cost of Culture: How to Identify It, Address It, and ROI It 

NEW for Talent, Culture, Leadership: Creating a (Positively) Contagious Culture: Activating Your Talent to Leadership 

NEW for Talent, HR, and T&D: Building Talent Programs that Unlock Deeper Results and Create Sustainable Change 

NEW for Sales & Leadership: Your Presence IS Your Impact: Accelerating Your Sales Cycle Through Intentional Leadership 


The following of Anese’s Signature Talks & Keynotes available for booking now:

Contagious Leadership, Contagious YOU: Your Presence IS Your Impact

Your success and influence as a leader depends upon your ability to relate to others, to create impact with your clients, your team, and in the marketplace, and in being an inspiring authentic human to be with. It’s the quality of your presence that ultimately determines your ability to succeed—your presence is your impact, and for good or bad, you are contagious.

In this talk, Anese shares the power of using intention, service, and self-care as magic, how to use the IEP Method® and your Intentional Energetic Presence® (IEP) to create impact, and provides frameworks for up-leveling your leadership presence and (positive) contagiousness.

Contagious Culture: Show Up for Leadership, Create a Culture that Thrives

With more competition, more virtual connectedness and distractions, and more opportunities and responsibilities than ever before, this moment in time and leadership demands a workplace culture that is collaborative, productive, energized, inclusive, healthy, and (positively) contagious. And it requires a leader that can cultivate that kind of culture… YOU are this leader.  YOU are the culture. YOU set the tone.

In this talk, Anese discusses creating a positively contagious culture (starting with you first), shares the collaborative magic of IEP, and offers powerful transformative tools and frameworks for improving collaborations, opening communications, implementing changes, pre-navigating challenges, and setting you and your culture up for success.

Sheep Happens: Navigate Change, Partner with Chaos, Lead Your “Sheep”

Does life happen to you or for you? Does your organization struggle with change, or does it embrace it, knowing change means growth (when used intentionally)? Do the people you lead follow you because they want to or have to? When life and leadership gets rough, do you retort, react, and resist, OR do you respond, relax, and relish? Every experience is an opportunity to up-level your leadership and impact—the choice is yours.

In “Sheep Happens,” a leadersheep talk, Anese talks about the big baaa’d “SheepAcolypse of 2017,” contagious leadership, and the 5 things you must know, do, and be when “Sheep Happens”.  (Note: No animals were injured creating this talk, however, they did become better leaders.)

The Leader You Will Be: 7 Promises to Optimize Your Leadership & Culture

Showing Up is at the heart of effective leadership—and a powerful life—but what does it mean to truly Show Up, and how do you build this skill into a core competency for yourself and your team? How do you become The Leader You Will Be when life is full and complex?

In this talk, Anese defines leadership in a way that shifts our understanding of who we are and what we may truly be capable of, she gives us 7 promises that will change our games, and shows us that our best leadership is likely closer than we think. Our greatest influence and credibility as a leader are often just an invitation (and promise) away.

Talk Enhancements: Impact Accelerators & Immersion Experiences for Teams (1-2 Days)

  • IEP Impact Accelerator Day: Build the Presence, Leadership, and “Collaborative Container” of Your Team.
  • Private Culture & Leadership Intensive: The IEP Method® Core Leadership & Culture Training for Teams

These can be done as an add-on to a special keynote, as a stand-alone for your organization or team, or as a custom private 1:1 engagement. If you are interested, please request an Overview and Entry Point Questionnaire.

For speaking engagements, retreats, team workshops, and more in 2020, contact us:

We were fortunate to have Anese as our keynote speaker for our annual WIRexec conference in SF. The content was essential for leadership today, especially as women in leadership out to create a great impact in their lives and organizations. Her talk brought us back to ourselves in recognizing our presence as impact in today’s world, the necessity of self-care in showing up, and the gift of refocusing ourselves on ourselves in order to create that impact. I’d highly recommend Anese for any keynote where you want inspiration and application in the moment that follows people home and sticks. Months after our conference, people are still talking about her message. She brings a level of authenticity and inspiration to this conversation that is a gift in today’s “richly scheduled” world.

Kristen Luck

Advisory, Growth Strategy, & Investment Banking

Anese Cavanaugh captivated a group of managers and line level employees at my company with her talk about the infectious nature of energy in an organization. She’s any company’s secret weapon for achieving profound, permanent results from the inside out…

Chip Conley

Founder, Joie de Vivre Hotels+

Anese Cavanaugh’s presentation to Henry Ford Health System not only resonated, inspired, and energized our people, the application of what we experienced made an immediate impact (and is still continuing to ripple a month after). For me, I used it by 10a the next day, TWICE! I took it home with me. I saw an immediate effect on how I showed up with people, and how that influenced how they showed up with me. I am not the only one; I now attend meetings where other attendees are bringing what they learned. The application of Anese’s work and the impact of her presence continues to grow and is absolutely contagious. Anese is contagious. She is funny, clever, present, and brings a level of care and authenticity to the stage that invites people to embrace this work in ways that are real for them, creating immediate impact and their own kind of contagiousness. We’re still buzzing. Thank you Anese for sharing your brilliance with Henry Ford Health System!”
Patricia Seagram

Vice President, Human Resources North Market, Henry Ford Health System

Anese took the stage at the Small Giants Summit in 2018 and delivered a powerful & impactful presentation on IEP and intentional leadership. Her style, way of connecting with the audience and content is exceptional. It was one of the highest rated sessions of the summit!

Hamsa Daher

Executive Director, Small Giants Community

I have attended Anese Cavanaugh workshops and speaking engagements for several years now. I think of Anese as one of the greatest gifts to my life and my business.  She is not just amazing but almost magical in the way she teaches you a different way to look at and use your energy and your presence and how powerful and transforming that can be. The Women’s Council of REALTORS has had her as a speaker for several of our events. Our membership absolutely loved her, and she held the attention of the room for 90 minutes.  They were all spellbound and the evaluations were beyond excellent.  I have heard from so many members that she changed their life. If you are looking for a speaker to change your culture to a more positive way to think, act and respond, Anese is the only one I know of with this superpower.  Anese is real, she walks the talk… intentional, engaging, authentic, and pure magic.

Cheryl Keller

Executive Committee, Women’s Council of REALTORS National

Anese is also one of the most dynamic speakers I’ve seen (and I’ve seen quite a few). Her energy is contagious, authentic, practical and absolutely inspirational. Every time I see her speak to packed houses, I walk away with a renewed energy to show up and do good in this world!

Rob Dube

President, imageOne

I work with some of the world’s top thought leaders, founders, and visionary executives. In every case, Intentional Energetic Presence is key to their remarkable impact. Anese’s ability to catalyze change is a unique superpower: I’ve seen her teachings transform rooms within minutes, and her presence in my life has profoundly influenced it for the better.

Alison Macondray

Advisor to thought leaders & professional speakers, Alimat, Inc.

…I’ve worked with her 1:1, I’ve been in her sessions, and I’ve been in her audiences when she’s keynoted and rocked the room – and in every engagement, I’ve walked away inspired, more present, and with tangible things to put into play immediately.

Marisa Smith

Certified EOS Implementer & Entrepreneur, 87Plus

  • California State Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Digital Mastermind
  • Education Equals Partnership
  • Emerging Women
  • Freeman Corporation
  • Hubspot InBound
  • The Sam Bernstein Law Firm
  • Ensign Services
  • Sacramento Sheriff’s Department
  • The Culture Conference
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Vistaprint
  • ACSA
  • 15Five
  • CISC Leadership Symposium
  • Women in Research Execs (WIRe)
  • ICF
  • IDEO
  • ISAE
  • Inc Women’s Summit
  • Inflection
  • Joie de Vivre
  • Logitech
  • McDonald’s Employee Development Conference
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • CDC
  • Vivayic
  • Brandman University
  • Symposia SF
  • CORE Leadership
  • OptiMize
  • University of Michigan
  • Tustin Unified School District
  • INBOUND (4x speaker!)
  • PCAR
  • Red Mountain Retreat
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Small Giants Organization
  • Stanford D-School
  • State of Wisconsin
  • Tru University at Stanford Business School
  • YGO Parent Leadership Conference
  • Sound Community Services
  • Zingerman’s Community of Businesses
  • SAI Iowa
  • Reflektive
  • Government Sector
  • Healthcare Private Practice
  • Domaine Carneros
  • Multiple Education Conferences
  • GM Financial
  • BiRite Market / COB

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