Energy-Leadership Index

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Get ready to radically change your approach to work and life.

The Energy Leadership™ Index (ELI) assessment is the proprietary, research-backed assessment tool that takes something abstract, like the way a person views the world, and turns it into something tangible—a metric that you can see and feel and even reevaluate in the future. And, it’s only available through an iPEC Certified Coach.

You’ve taken personality tests… but now it’s time for an attitudinal assessment.

You’re probably familiar with personality tests like Myers Briggs, DiSC, and Enneagram.

These valuable tools can help you understand your strengths, embrace your weaknesses, and discover how you can work to your full potential. In that way, they typically support a “work with what you have” approach to adapting your behavior and pursuing personal excellence.

The ELI, on the other hand, is an attitudinal assessment tool that captures how an individual currently perceives and approaches work and life.

With the awareness and insights gained through the Energy Leadership Index debrief, clients have the opportunity to reshape their attitudes and worldview and “transform who they are.”

The Energy Leadership™ Index assessment can be given at the start of a coaching relationship and as a regular follow up assessment to provide tangible, research-backed ROI data for any coaching engagement.

Discover the innovative concepts behind this powerful assessment.

Catabolic vs Anabolic Energy

You’re probably very familiar with catabolic energy and don’t even know it.

The leader who’s always in a bad mood, who creates tension wherever they go? That’s catabolic energy in a nutshell. This energy of worry, frustration, and blame is ultimately destructive and if left unchecked, can create a depressing, toxic environment.

In contrast, anabolic energy is constructive and fuels creativity. Someone operating in the anabolic energy range has the ability to motivate and inspire others to do extraordinary things, influence positive outcomes, and create incredible change within every area of their life.

Energy levels at a glance

Energy influences how we act because it forms the “lens” through which we perceive the world.

For example, if you go to a concert after a long, hard day at work, your experience probably won’t be the same as it would be if you were going after a relaxing vacation. You might decide those screaming fans are annoying instead of just enthusiastic!

We use seven different energy “levels” to describe the types of energy a person experiences and expresses. Here’s how someone experiencing each level of energy might react in a situation where they are on a team with a co-worker who is very forceful and directive.

Level 1: Lack of choice. Victim energy. I can’t. I have to. Fearful.

“I’m so upset. It’s like I don’t even exist - he just ignores me.”

Level 2: Anger. Combativeness. Resisting or fighting energy.

“I’m gonna tell this guy off. I’m so MAD!”

Level 3: Rationalizing. Fine.

“It’s okay. He’s been here a long time and he IS on my team. I guess I can just deal with it.”

Level 4: Care. Compassion. Service to others.

“I really want the best for him and for the company. I’m happy to support him in any way I can.”

Level 5: Reconciliation. Win-win. There’s no good or bad or right or wrong.

“Where’s the opportunity here? How can we both win?”

Level 6: Intuition. Creative genius. The space of brilliant visionaries.

“We’re all connected and everything here has value and purpose.”

Level 7: Complete passion for all aspects of life. Oneness.

“I feel complete passion and joy in this, and all situations.”

While you might notice that level 1 and 2 are largely catabolic and probably won’t bring about the greatest results, there’s no "good" or "bad" energy per se.

Each type of energy has inherent advantages and disadvantages and can be consciously used to reach specific goals. It’s also normal for us to cycle up and down the spectrum… we rarely hang out at one level all the time.

Change the way you view the world, approach problems, and engage with others.

When combined with the personally-tailored Energy Leadership Index debrief, the ELI assessment can help you look closely at where (and how) you’re investing your energy. In this way, you’ll be able to make a plan and adjust your priorities in support of your work and life goals.

These insights, along with added coaching through iPEC’s Energy Leadership Development System, often boosts productivity, communication, and morale among employees. As an individual, you’re likely to see transformations in your relationships, confidence level, and leadership skills.

In essence, Energy Leadership will help you lead by example, with power, purpose, and passion.

Take the assessment.

Keia is a Energy-Leadership Master Practictioner (ELI-MP). You can work with her experience the assessment first hand. Your ELI-MP will connect you with the simple online assessment, which takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Once the results are in, Keia will guide you through a 1:1 Energy Leadership Index debrief session. Through this personalized session, you’ll discover the percentage of each of the 7 energy levels that you typically experience under stress and also under “normal” conditions.

You’ll also discover your Average Resonating Level of Energy (A.R.L.), which represents the average of all your energy levels, under normal conditions and in reaction to stressful circumstances.

You’ll gain insights into where (and how) you’re investing your energy and discover a clear path to your work and life goals—and likely, a higher A.R.L.

Experience more energy, enthusiasm, and passion in your life.

A study from over 30,000 participants show that people with higher A.R.L.’s are statistically more satisfied with all aspects of their lives—from relationships and personal freedom to communication skills and leadership ability.

Forbes Coaches Council recommends the ELI Assessment as “ assessment they highly recommend executives take.”

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Frequently Asked Questions - Coaching


What is coaching?

A coaching relationship a partnership in which the client’s agenda and goals are at the forefront of every conversation.  The coach can help a client:

  • Find clarity in their goals

  • Create reasonable action plans

  • Stay accountable to these plans

  • Overcome an internal or external barriers that may prevent a client from succeeding

As a coach, I am an expert in behavior and belief change.  I listen for patterns, limiting beliefs, and the energy of your words, then share my findings or challenge you so that you can be successful.


What are the benefits of coaching?

  • Greater self-awareness

  • Clarity in goals

  • More conscious/better decision making

  • Better management of stress and triggers

  • Self-empowerment – the idea is that through coaching the client also learns new ways of thinking so that he/she can address future challenges

  • Increased speed of problem resolution


How is coaching different from other service professions?

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  • Therapy: Therapy deals with healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or in relationships. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual's emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning, and dealing with the present in more emotionally healthy ways. Coaching, on the other hand, supports personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are linked to personal or professional success. Coaching is future focused. While positive feelings/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one's work or personal life. The emphases in a coaching relationship are on action, accountability, and follow through.

  • Consulting: Individuals or organizations retain consultants for their expertise. While consulting approaches vary widely, the assumption is the consultant will diagnose problems and prescribe and, sometimes, implement solutions. With coaching, the assumption is that individuals or teams are capable of generating their own solutions, with the coach supplying supportive, discovery-based approaches and frameworks.

  • Mentoring: A mentor is an expert who provides wisdom and guidance based on his or her own experience. Mentoring may include advising, counseling and coaching. The coaching process does not include advising or counseling, and focuses instead on individuals or groups setting and reaching their own objectives. 

  • Training: Training programs are based on objectives set out by the trainer or instructor. Though objectives are clarified in the coaching process, they are set by the individual or team being coached, with guidance provided by the coach. Training also assumes a linear learning path that coincides with an established curriculum. Coaching is less linear without a set curriculum.

  • Athletic Development: Though sports metaphors are often used, professional coaching is different from sports coaching. The athletic coach is often seen as an expert who guides and directs the behavior of individuals or teams based on his or her greater experience and knowledge. Professional coaches possess these qualities, but their experience and knowledge of the individual or team determines the direction. Additionally, professional coaching, unlike athletic development, does not focus on behaviors that are being executed poorly or incorrectly. Instead, the focus is on identifying opportunity for development based on individual strengths and capabilities.


What can I be coached on?

Coaching as a process works with any challenge.  It’s really amazing when you experience coaching and see how much clarity and progress you can make in just a few sessions:

In the past I have successfully coached people on the following:

  • Weight loss

  • Clarity in which career path to pursue

  • Increasing motivation and follow through in the job search process

  • Greater knowledge of personal values, gifts, strengths to help start job search process

  • Managing stress/work-life balance

  • Transitions – empty nest syndrome

  • How to handle conflicts in relationships

  • Financial health

  • And much more


What can I expect from a coaching session?

In general, our coaching sessions would last for one hour (although other arrangements can be made) by phone or in-person (Seattle area).  In the initial session, we will assess where you are starting from and discuss what you’d like to work on in the coming weeks.   Between sessions you will work on your commitments for the week.  In subsequent sessions, we will always check in on your progress in your goals, discuss any blocks, and also action steps for you to move forward in the coming week(s).


What would our coaching relationship be like?

You can expect from me to be hold your hand when the going gets tough but also to give you a “loving kick in the butt” when I feel like you are not living your full potential.  As a coach, I am dedicated 110% in empowering you to achieve your goals.  If you dedicate yourself  just as much, prepare to see some radical, lasting changes in your life!  See Praise for more information.


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