The Energy Leadership Index (ELI) is an important tool I use with clients who are experiencing transition and grief to assist them in gaining insight and clarity for navigating through this period of loss, pain, and disorientation. Does this sound like you? Do you wonder how it is possible to find the energy and motivation to move forward in creating your new life when you are still grieving the loss of your old life?
The ELI is a unique assessment that measures your attitudes and energy, both in your normal manner of functioning and in the ways you react to stress. And let's face it, transition and grief are just about the most stressful experiences that we will encounter in our lives.
One of the most common issues that my clients struggle with is low levels of energy. They feel that they don't have the energy to motivate or direct themselves as they deal with the upheaval, mental disorganization, and overwhelming emotions that make up the normal reaction to transition, loss, and grief. Often, clients share that they feel hopeless, disempowered, and unable to cope. Does this sound familiar to you? Do you feel like you have lost sight of who you are, what you want in life, and how to move forward to achieve it? If so, you are not alone.
The Energy Leadership Index Assessment (ELI) provides powerful insights, clarity, and motivation to raise your awareness so you can choose the attitudes and behaviors that best serve you in letting go of the past and embracing your future. As part of the Energy Leadership Index Assessment and debrief process, you will learn about the seven levels of energy and how much of your energy is within each level. You'll also learn strategies for shifting your energy from lower to higher levels in order to support yourself in successfully navigating through changes in your life with regard to career, finances, family and parenting, health and wellness, spiritual and personal development, and relationships.
The ELI is an empowerment tool based on the energy/action model conceived by Dr. Bruce D. Schneider. The concept is this: your attitudes and energy are subjective and can be altered through awareness. The next step is slowing down your reactions and examining your options so that you are able to make conscious choices that are in alignment with your values and goals. By working with me using the Energy Leadership Index Assessment, debrief session, and subsequent individual coaching (where we make use of the information from your individual Assessment Report) you can learn to observe your attitudes and perceptions, make a shift in your consciousness, choose your responses to the situations and circumstances of your life (instead of merely reacting to them) and increase your overall energy and engagement in life.
As an astoundingly accurate assessment, the Energy Leadership Index provides you with a roadmap to know where you are now, where you want to go - and why - and what the results will be when you reach your destination.
Once you realize that your level of consciousness is directly related to your thoughts, feelings, and actions, you can move from the lower energy levels of grief, hopelessness, despair, discouragement, apathy, and lethargy into the higher levels where you are experiencing yourself as a co-creator of your new life and fully and whole-heartedly engaged in living your life's next chapter.
Anyone who has ever owned a dog knows that dogs teach us valuable lessons about life. They seem to know how to be present, to forgive, to love, to protect what’s important, to play and enjoy the simple things in life. If you pay attention to a dog’s approach to life, they can also teach you about resilience, the ability to adapt to and recover from challenges like loss and grief.
I’ve been a dog owner for most of my life, and it’s certainly true that their companionship means everything to me when I’m feeling discouraged, sad, or lonely. If dogs could talk to you, they would share some wise words about how to take care of yourself when you are grieving the loss of your loved one. They are great listeners, helpers, and loyal friends.
When you are grieving a loss, what you need most is a best friend, which dogs are certainly famous for being.
So, my dog (Cotton) told me that he’d like to write to all of you today who are grieving the loss of your partner/spouse/best friend. He has lots to share and has been waiting for his chance to love on you.