IEP Method® Fundamentals 8-Hour Training

Equip your workforce with the Intentions, Energy, and Presence they need to drive innovation, culture transformation, business performance, and impact.

About this Training

In this live training program, attendees will learn all the components of the IEP Method® and how to begin implementing the IEP Leadership Model.

They’ll also create action plans, participate in exercises and individual practicum, and assess the (positive and negative) financial and cultural impact of energy, self-care, and well-being. Our goal is to help companies tie the IEP Method to bottom-line results and move forward with a tangible action plan.

With the new skills learned, participants will build more impact, learn to lead more effectively, and bring higher-quality energy and presence to any screen or room. Leaders will also learn best practices to build their resilience and energetic field to combat burnout, build more trust, and support a more productive and healthy company culture.

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IEP Fundamentals


  • The IEP Fundamentals Training occurs over 8 hours, and may be split into two days (4 hours each day) or over one full day. It is ideal for up to 22 participants.
  • The session may be conducted in-person or virtually, and is a good match for global leaders and teams to experience the training together for optimal impact.
  • Training participants will experience group discussions and additional experiential exercises for a robust and engaging session.


Leaders & Teams


Live, Via Zoom or In Person 


8 Hours


Instructor Led by
ACI Faculty


3-Months of PEW-i Community Access

Enrollment Options

This training is available for private booking and also accessible through the Positive Energy Workplace Initiative™ (PEW-i) Community Membership.

For private booking for companies and teams, please reach out to explore options and availability.

For current PEW-i Community members, please contact to check availability and confirm your seat(s). Once your spot is confirmed, you’ll receive access to the private training space within the PEW-i Community Platform.

PEW-i Community Members

Reach out to the ACI programming team to confirm upcoming sessions and seat availability

Company & Team Packages

Contact us to explore training package options for companies and teams.

Training Outcomes

The IEP Fundamentals training supports leaders and teams to develop core leadership skills that are easily implementable:

  • Optimized leadership presence and influence
  • More intentional impact
  • Create space for more balance and healthy boundaries
  • Build energetic resiliency
  • Manage, navigate, and transform burnout and overwhelm
  • Communicate more effectively and productively
  • Build trust and help others feel acknowledged and validated
  • Develop productive workplace collaboration
  • Create accountability and responsibility for impacting company culture

The Positive Energy Workplace Initiative (PEW-i) Community Platform

The IEP Method Fundamentals training includes 3-month access to the PEW-i Community, a private membership platform by Active Choices, Inc. for organizations devoted to creating positive energy workplaces. In this space, you can easily access IEP Method resources, view your pre- and post-session details, and receive training reminders.

If you are interested in booking this training and would like to explore PEW-i membership options, contact us to learn more about membership packages.

PEW-i Community Memberships provide you and your organization with access to the IEP Method tools, resources, ACI Team support, and a network of peer organizations.

Training Syllabus

Participants will experience the following training components in this session:

  • IEP Method® Fundamentals: Learn the IEP Method, the IEP Leadership Model, and 3 core essential IEP practices that can be used immediately.
  • Integrating IEP Method® Tools: Learn how to integrate the 3 primary components of the IEP Method: The Presence Reboot, 5 Steps to Intentional Impact, and Building a Strong IEP Foundation.
  • Creating Agreements: Learn how to create team and company agreements, run effective meetings, and have productive conversations (virtually or in person) so you can reduce resentment, gossip, and drama and build trust.
  • Bottom-Line Impact: Learn how to determine the monetary and cultural value of personal and team IEP, and the risk and cost of not tending to it.
  • Energy Resilience: Learn leadership mindsets and best practices for “Energetic Hygiene” and “Energetic Equity” to support your individual, team, and organizational health.
  • IEP Tool Action Plan: Learn best practices for utilizing the IEP Sheet and 5-Step formula to apply to an upcoming meeting, conversation, or project. 
  • Personal Integration Plan: Create an IEP Personal Integration Plan that will support momentum and sustainability in new leadership, communication, and energy management skills. 


Once training is complete, participants will be one step closer to earning a digital certification as a Positive Energy Leader! Current members may view the PEW-i Credentials Program information in the Community Platform to learn more and access the credential checklist for earning a badge as a Certified IEP Method® Positive Energy Leader: Level 1.

Learn more about IEP Method® Certifications.

Optimize Your Company Culture

The ACI Team can provide the IEP Method Fundamentals Training (in addition to other training tracks!) virtually or in-person to support your organizational needs. Reach out for more information and to discuss opportunities for your company. 

The IEP Method Fundamentals Training Team

CEO + Strategic Advisor + Futurist

Founder of The IEP Method® and The Positive Energy Workplace Initiative™

Anese Cavanaugh is the CEO of Active Choices, Inc., creator of the IEP Method (Intentional Energetic Presence®) and the Positive Energy Workplace Initiative and a strategist and advisor to leaders and organizations around the world. She is devoted to helping organizations support their people so they are able to show up and bring their best selves to the table, create significant impact in their lives, and create (authentic) positive energy workplaces and cultures. Anese is 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), and THE LEADER YOU WILL BE: An Invitation (a leadership storybook).

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. She holds a degree in Kinesiology as well as multiple credentials in coaching, training, facilitation, and relationship systems that support her in bringing a breadth of knowledge to clients in order to meet them where they’re at and best pair the team with the optimally fit engagements.

Top innovators and executives in companies including Ford Motor Company, IDEO, Zingerman’s, Cooper, GM Financial, Vistaprint, 15Five, Fitbit, Vivayic, Kaiser Permanente, BNY Mellon, and others have engaged with Active Choices 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 writes a column, “Showing Up” on, blogs regularly for subscribers of, and speaks on stages (in person and virtually) around the world.

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ACI Director of Programming & Community Growth

Jenny Wiley is a Certified Professional Coach and Facilitator, specializing in group coaching, culture & teams development. She is the former director of community at iPEC Coaching, and has served as a trailblazing community lead and consultant for organizations. Her unique expertise also includes a focus on Integrated Marketing Communications, and she is driven by a passion for inclusive, clear, direct, and kind communications.

In addition to facilitating and managing programming experiences for ACI clients, Jenny leads communications, design, and programming for the Positive Energy Workplace Initiative Platform — a private community by Active Choices, Inc. for organizations devoted to creating positive workplaces). In the ACI classroom, you will find her leading and training on the various IEP Methodology tools and (virtually) holding the logistics clipboard.