Positive Energy Workplace Initiative™

The Positive Energy Workplace Initiative™

Every leader, at every level, showing up
powerfully, every single day.


We are committed to creating a world where every leader, in every organization, at every level, shows up as the most powerful version of themselves, every single day.

The Certified
Positive Energy Workplace™

At Active Choices, Inc., we believe that culture transformation is based on human transformation. Create a company culture where everyone shows up and performs at their best (without burnout) and develops more innovation, business performance, and impact. Begin your organization’s journey to becoming a Certified Positive Energy Workplace through ACI’s proven impact models and proprietary, statistically-driven methodology.

The PEW Initiative

We’re all in this together. We are committed to supporting healthy company cultures around the world. Part of that vision is building strong alliances with leading organizations and associations who are doing work in the world that contributes to better cultural health, business results, healthy workforces, happy people, amazing products and services, innovative entrepreneurship, and more.

The PEW-i Memberships

We have three member tiers.

The PEW Initiative™
Community Member Portal

Benefits include:

  • Attend Exclusive IEP Method® Live Events and Trainings
  • Utilize Self-Study Courses and Access Resources 
  • Practice the IEP Method with a Community of Peers
  • Connect with IEP Method Experts in the Community
  • Accessible via web or mobile app

“Active Choices has identified the elusive secret ingredient of great leadership that hundreds, if not thousands, of others . . . have missed. [It’s called] Intentional Energetic Presence (IEP), and it will change the way you run your business.”

Bo Burlingham

Former Editor-at-Large, Inc. Magazine

“…As we continue to navigate transitions, this work has helped us build trust and accountability, lower our attrition rate, and keep our people connected. I highly recommend ACI and the IEP work for organizations that are serious about culture change, innovation, and growing their people…”  

Ken Musgrave

Global Director, D-Ford, Ford Motor Company


At ACI, we’ve been co-designing organizational spaces for psychological safety, developing human-centered and positively contagious leadership teams, and creating Positive Energy Workplaces since 2002. Create a positive and sustainable organizational culture from the inside out.

Results and Outcomes Powered by the
Positive Energy Workplace Initiative™ (PEW-i): 

  • Greater psychological safety which leads to honest conversations, authentic leadership and relationships, stronger retention rates, and ultimately greater creativity and results.
  • People are healthier, happier, and connected to purpose which means less lost time, burnout, and expense, and more energy, vitality, and drive to focus on results and impact.
  • Shorter, more effective, and energizing meetings as time, energy, talent, conversations, and meetings are managed more intentionally, effectively, and efficiently.
  • Internal workforce trust and integrity = external consumer and brand trust. 
  • Leaders and managers show up with better behaviors and leadership presence making them more trustworthy, inspirational, and effective.
  • Training and development initiatives are amplified and embodied (vs. just “done” or “checking the box”) creating trustworthy skills, sustainable behavior change, and optimized ROI.
  • High-performance talent (and good customers) are retained, while new talent (and good customer) attraction increases.
  • Improved intentional present communication and collaboration means time, energy, money, resources, and credibility saved (while creativity and output are optimized).
  • People come to work because they WANT to vs. HAVE to. (It feels good and in integrity to work for you.)
  • You have more impact (while feeling good vs. exhausted), AND you contribute to the future health of business and humans in the world.

Authentically transform your organizational culture as a Certified Positive Energy Workplace™

At Active Choices, Inc., we believe that culture transformation is based on human transformation. Begin your organization’s journey to becoming a Certified Positive Energy Workplace through ACI’s proven impact models and proprietary, statistically driven methodology. Our Positive Energy Workplace Initiative provides the framework and expertise your organization needs to develop and support real culture change.

ACI Provides Resources, Trainings, and an Online Community to Support Your Organization’s Culture Transformation

Measure & Track Program Impact

ACI’s proprietary PEW-i Diagnostic provides a baseline and measurement tool for tracking your culture transformation based on the IEP Methodology. Our team also provides strategic advisory and consulting to support and co-create your organization’s culture transformation. Learn more about our enterprise offerings to fit your organization’s needs here.   

Foundational Programs, Keynotes, Training Tracks, and Coaching Support

Set a solid foundation with your leadership team and workforce with live IEP Foundations kickoff programs (Reset & Rise, Leadership Launch, or Best Year Yet) and assigned IEP Method® experts, including certified trainers and coaches. ACI also provides experiential keynotes featuring Anese Cavanaugh, our founder and CEO.

Community Collaboration & Support

Continue to integrate your organization’s IEP foundational training with access to the PEW-i Community platform, accessible via web and iOS/Android. Based on your PEW-i membership, your organization may also access your own branded company space within the community for private connections and collaboration with your workforce.

Ongoing Trainings & Resources

Access webinar and self-study training programs in the PEW-i Community platform, with new live (and recorded) quarterly Learning Labs and training opportunities, monthly Q&A sessions, and on-demand training and resources. The PEW-i Community platform provides an easy-to-use LMS to access training and webinars.

Continued IEP Method® Integration

ACI’s IEP-Activator basic and advanced training programs will help your organization continue to internally integrate the IEP Method® fieldwork within the culture and support positive and sustainable transformation. IEP-Activators also have access to ongoing support and a private space in the PEW-i community for quarterly updates and training.

Verifiable Credentials

Begin the journey to become a Certified Positive Energy Workplace™ and support your workforce to earn their own badges to become IEP Method® Positive Energy Leaders. Certified organizations receive verifiable badges that may be renewed annually. Learn more about ACI’s credential badges here.



Still have questions about the Positive Energy Workplace Initiative™? Check out our FAQs page for more details. 


You can learn more about IEP and how it can impact your organization’s culture by reading Contagious Culture and Contagious You by Anese Cavanaugh, CEO and founder of Active Choices, Inc.