Nick Ferraiolo, CPC, ELI-MP  |  Life Coach


7 Energy Levels of Leadership

What Does Energy Have to Do with Leadership and Management?

People have all kinds of reactions and interpretations when they hear the word “energy.”

For some, the connotation is more scientific in nature, hearkening back to physics or environmental science class. For others, images of crystals and full moon rituals come to mind.

Regardless of which camp you’re in—if there’s any part of you that believes ‘energy’ is irrelevant or separate from your role as a leader in the workplace, it’s time to challenge those assumptions.


Picture a leader—not just any leader, but one who always seems to be in a sour mood when they enter a room. Think about the effect that has on the people around them:

  • How quickly can the tension be felt?
  • What expressions are on the faces of others in the room?
  • How do these things impact the conversations that unfold?

Now, picture a different kind of leader entering the room instead—one who’s dynamic—who genuinely sees the best in their team and helps others see and tap into that same greatness in themselves.

  • How quickly and willingly do others engage?
  • How do their expressions differ from the first scenario?
  • What kinds of conversations might unfold in this setting compared to the last?

The story of what unfolds in both scenarios can be traced back to energy—which is exactly why it’s so important for managers and leaders of all kinds to understand its power and impact.

In this 90minute interactive presentation you will gain a deeper understanding of the different types of energy, suddenly people’s “unexpected” responses will make more sense- and you’ll be in a better position to engage from a more informed place.

The Energy Leadership Assessment

What is Energy Leadership Index

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.

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.

What does the ELI Assessment Measure?

The assessment measures two main elements. Your Energetic profile, which is your typical energy on a good day. And your Energetic Stress Reaction, which is your reaction to a stressor. This is important because recognizing your reaction to stressors is the first step toward reducing the level of stress you experience.

Both of these are indicators of your current potential to motivate and inspire yourself and others, to understand how you engage in life, and to understand your awareness of who you are and what life is about. This is important because as people become more conscious and engaged, the fewer judgments they make, which causes their stress levels to decrease. This is because instead of judging things as good or bad, they are better able to approach situations in ways that raise their levels of productivity, satisfaction, and fulfillment.

Transforming Your Inner Critic to Your Inner Cheerleader

Poor morale is very, very, expensive. Whether your organization is large or small – dynamic or static – embryonic or well established – at some point you will want to focus your attention on how well those who serve within it are functioning as members of a team. After all, every organization is, at the most basic level, a network of people; and even the healthiest human networks encounter periods of high stress and staleness. Left unattended, these natural phenomena can lead to people feeling disgruntled, burned-out, anxious, angry, and frustrated.

After this 60-minute presentation your Employees, Leaders and or Teams will leave with practical skills they could immediately put to use to tame their inner critics and create rewarding professional and personal relationships.

One on One Coaching

ENTRY-LEVEL LEADER – Coaching assists these leaders to create a mindset of accountability, gain confidence, and build courage to make difficult decisions. Enabling them to execute company strategy, learn to develop talent, and build their own resilience.

MID TO SENIOR LEVEL MANAGER – Coaching increases leaders’ broader impact by moving them beyond their silos and functional orientation, while developing their ability to lead through influence and collaboration. Creating an ability to lead change, engage employees, and build talent for the future.