Unlocking Your Leadership Energy: The Assessment That Could Elevate You to the Top 15% 

“Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal.” – Oprah Winfrey


Unfortunately, most people in positions of leadership today are falling short of their true potential. Research published in the Harvard Business Review revealed a startling fact – while 95% of people believe they have a high level of self-awareness, only about 15% genuinely do. This lack of authentic insight into their internal states, motivations, and emotional patterns severely limits a leader’s ability to show up optimally and bring out the best in those they lead.  


As an executive coach with over 15 years of experience working with emerging leaders across industries, I’ve discovered a powerful tool to help bridge this self-awareness gap: The Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Assessment. Developed by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), this unique science-backed assessment provides an x-ray into the unconscious perceptual lenses and attitudes that drive a leader’s effectiveness during stressful and non-stressful situations.


The ELI is grounded in the core premise that every human’s potential for personal and professional success is shaped by their predominant “energy level, ” defined across seven distinctive attitudinal benchmarks. Where you consistently operate on this leadership energy scale profoundly impacts your decision-making abilities, presence, emotional intelligence, and overall capability to inspire and elevate those around you.


A leader stuck in the lowest energy levels of apathy, victim mentalities, and combativeness (Levels 1-3) will struggle to build trust, navigate complexities, and unite teams behind a cohesive vision. In contrast, those who can consciously raise their energy footprint to the highest levels of wisdom, passion, and selfless service (Levels 5-7) develop an almost magnetic ability to ignite motivation and stem the tides of change.  


Consider the stark difference in these two leadership energy profiles at opposite ends of the spectrum:


·         Level 2 (Anger/Combativeness): “I’m going to tell this guy off. I’m so mad!”


·         Level 6 (Intuitive Visionary): “We’re all connected, and everything here has value and purpose.”


Which of these frequencies would you want to drive your organization’s culture, decision-making, and human dynamics?


The ELI assessment catalyzes leaders to elevate their self-awareness and access higher realms of leadership energy more consistently. In their hallmark research on the ELI, iPEC found that an individual’s core energetic level directly correlates to their ultimate life potential – including their capabilities to inspire others, forge resilience, heighten intuition and creative problem-solving, and experience profound fulfillment in their work.


This breakthrough attitudinal assessment instrument has been rigorously validated, with studies confirming its reliability in predicting key leadership success factors like stress management, decision-making, time management, and overall professional effectiveness. The Forbes Coaches Council prominently recommended the ELI as the 3rd most crucial assessment for executives in their article “11 Assessments Every Executive Should Take.”


The ELI can act as a launchpad for emerging leaders eager to accelerate their development and join the 15% who achieve heightened self-actualization. By receiving an energetic blueprint of your current leadership presence and situational blind spots, you’ll gain invaluable insights into how to realign your mindsets, presence, and behaviors to inhabit a more impactful, energetic frequency as a leader.


The assessment takes just 20 minutes to complete online. It is followed by a comprehensive debrief session to unpack key revelations and map an actionable growth plan to elevate your leadership energy. This exploration could alter the entire trajectory of your ability to drive sustainable success while living and leading with more extraordinary passion.


Taking the Energy Leadership Index is a transformative first step if you’re ready to invest in doing the profound inner work required to become an exceptional leader. After all, no external leadership tactic or philosophy can supersede the power of getting unstuck from low energetic patterns and awakening your highest self as a leader.   Contact me if you are interested in unlocking your energy at mark@markdanaher.com.