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These days, you’re feeling a bit stuck.

See if any of this sounds familiar:

As a volunteer, you felt present, you were always growing and connecting, you were quite happy.

But since service ended, you’re feeling a huge sense of loss. You’re more fragmented. Distracted. Discouraged. It feels like you no longer have a direction or purpose, and it’s keeping you from moving.

You know you’re made for more than what you’re doing right now, and when you stop and really reflect, you have some definite ideas about how you want you live and work.

But you can’t seem to make decisions too easily about how to get there from here—or how to move ahead at all right now.

Introducing the Energy Leadership Index™ Assessment (ELI): a 20-minute online assessment that shows you why it’s been hard to move forward right now—and helps you gently start to create the future you want.  

Specifically, the assessment helps you recognize how your energy is currently working for you, and also against you and creating drains (we all have ways). Once you get aware of this whole picture, you can identify ways that you’re sabotaging yourself that you want to change–plus tap into more of the high level energy that already lives in you.

When you become more balanced and conscious in your life by accessing your higher energy, you judge others and yourself less. You feel more purpose, joy, and movement. You literally invite more positive connection and ease and success into your life.

The result?

A life that feels lighter, clearer, more connected, and more intentional–in which you’re fully yourself, and moving forward in a way you’re proud of. 

How the ELI experience is different from other assessments:

I’ve always loved personality tests and found them fascinating. On the Enneagram, my primary type was a tie between Types 2 and 4 (The Helper and The Individualist); my Myers Briggs result was INFJ; and in Sally Hogshead’s Personality Archetypes Assessment, I came out a Catalyst.   

When we get results from an assessment that make sense to us, it can be exciting and warming. We feel at home, and like we’ve come to understand our strengths and challenges in a new way. And ideally, we come away with some insights to use what we’ve learned to create more fulfillment in our lives.

Of the assessments I’ve taken, the ELI has been most powerful for me personally, and had such a lasting impact on my life, I got certified as an Energy Leadership Index™ Master Practitioner. It’s also proven deeply valuable for my clients, and is different from other assessments I know in two basic ways:

1. The ELI is not a personality assessment; it’s an attitudinal assessment. And your attitude can change.

The ELI doesn’t attempt to label you as a certain type to help you function well within that label. It measures your level of energy based on your attitude or perspective of your world. 

Our leadership ability begins with us, and the ELI measures your ability to lead yourself and others based on a seven-level energy system. And that ability can completely change.

The best part is that once you just get aware of all the different energy inside you, you can consciously choose the type you want to tap into more in your life in general right now. And you can also choose the energy that will help you most in any given situation.

For example, let’s say a friend asks you to go to a concert with her on Saturday night. The thing is, you’re exhausted and would really rather have a slower, more reflective evening at home. In the past, deeply caring about this woman and loving to see her happy, you may have felt like you had to say yes–which is responding from Level 4.

After the ELI, you could make this same decision from a higher vantage point in you (or your inner balcony, as William Ury beautifully puts it), recognizing all the energy and possible responses available to you.

You may, perhaps, choose to respond from Level 5, where you know that her needs and yours are both important, and that every situation presents a chance to grow. Maybe you’ve been working on stopping and checking in with yourself and what you really want, before saying yes to someone. So you could take advantage of the opportunity to grow that muscle, and honestly and lovingly explain that while you’re honored to be asked, you won’t join her this time.

Or maybe you’ll consider all your options, but still choose to go. Perhaps her mother died a few months ago and this is the first thing she’s expressed interest in doing socially since. Going with her intuitively feels like the best decision to you, and you can do it with a full giving heart and no resentment–because you’ve chosen to be at Level 4 at this situation; not felt you had no other option.

Learning how to choose and change our energy is a game-changer. It transforms the way we walk around the world.

2. The ELI assessment comes with a personalized phone debrief with me, so you can understand what your results mean for you–and strategize how you want to move forward right away.

We’re each complex individuals with unique purposes and different experiences–no two of us are the same. The special thing about the ELI process is that at the end, you aren’t given a generic, printed list of personal growth recommendations for your primary energy level to navigate on your own.

Instead, you and I walk through your results together, level by level, on the phone in a 45-minute ELI debrief call. I share things you might be experiencing based on your current mix of levels, you reflect on what resonates for you, and we determine what feels significant for you to work on.

You leave the call with two steps you can take immediately to raise your energy and move forward into the life you want.

How the ELI works, step by step: 

1. InvestThe Energy Leadership Index Assessment—including the 20-minute online assessment, 10-page results report, and 45-minute debrief with me—is $149. After investing in your ELI, you’ll receive an email within 24 hours with the assessment, and instructions on how to take it and how to schedule your debrief.

2. AssessYou need about 20 minutes to take the ELI assessment. Try to find an uninterrupted place and time that allows you to relax and be honest with yourself.

3. ReviewYour results will be sent to me after you take the ELI. You’ll receive your results (a 10-page report) over email 24 hours before your scheduled debrief.

4. DebriefAgain, during the debrief, you’ll learn specifically what’s been holding you back and what energy you already have that you want to cultivate to move forward. You’ll walk away with a clear understanding of what’s been in your way and two changes to make immediately to see results.

Ready to raise your energy?

Fantastic! Contact me with any questions about the ELI, or:

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Professional Chef;

“Before I took the ELI, I was in a space of negativity, confusion and conflict.

Sara is amazing at what she does. Debriefing in depth with her about my results, it was comforting to understand why I was living in lower levels at that point in my life. Once I had the awareness, I was able to see what level I want to live in, and assess my actions to make sure they are lining up with it.

Neither the ELI nor Sara’s explanation of my results felt difficult, negative, or confrontational. On the contrary, going through the results felt eye opening in a safe, understanding, compassionate way.

I would highly recommend taking the ELI and debriefing with Sara to anyone that is looking to take their life, relationship, and career into a higher level. The ELI will help you understand yourself and know the work it takes to get there.  It has certainly helped me.”