The Energy Leadership Index Assessment (ELI)

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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 Certified ELI Master Practitioner, like Jeff Spitzer.

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, you have the opportunity to reshape your attitude and worldview and “transform who you are.”

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.

Ever meet someone who seems to always be 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, influence positive outcomes and create incredible change within every area of their life – INCLUDING HEALTH AND FITNESS.

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 believe that life is conspiring against your efforts to change eating habits – that’s catabolic energy. I mean come on, it’s summer – the time of BBQs, campouts, vacations – how am I supposed to eat healthy during summer? Then comes fall and we have Halloween, followed immediately by Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then New Years parties. Holy hell. Wait, then comes Valentines Day, then Easter, then Memorial Day… OMG now it’s summer again! AHHH! HOW AM I EVER SUPPOSED TO LOSE WEIGHT???!!!

However, if you believe that life is full of opportunities – opportunities to grow, to challenge yourself, to prove your resolve – you will WELCOME all it has to offer because you are in control! That’s anabolic energy.

The ELI Assessment uses 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 situations where they are trying to change their eating habits.

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

“I can’t lose weight. I’ve tried and always fail. Plus, I just can’t seem to resist the tempting food that’s around me all the time.”

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

“If Joe tries to offer me a donut one more time, I might punch him in the face!”

Level 3: Rationalizing. Fine.

“I eat okay. I mean, it’s not perfect, but it’s not like I’m eating pizza every night or anything. Could be a lot worse for sure.”

Level 4: Care. Compassion. Service to others.

“I’m doing really well with healthy eating actually. I feel so much better and I’m starting to help some family members learn to eat like me too. I find that helping them strengthens me even more in my journey.”

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

“We are hosting a get together this weekend and I’m making sure that there is a variety of foods for everyone. Food that I feel confident eating AND that I know they will enjoy as well.”

Level 6: Synthesis. Wisdom. Joy.

“Everyone, everything has a purpose. Joe offering me that donut is just Joe trying to be nice and share an experience. I love that about him and appreciate his kindness.”

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

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

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.


First, take the assessment. Then you and I will review your results together, talk through different life situations and create some initial action steps. From the assessment and debrief, you’ll be able to make a plan and adjust your priorities in support of your work and life goals.

As a certified ELI Master Practitioner, I will help to guide you in understanding your unique energy profile and give you first steps to create your new reality.

The assessment only takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Once the results are in, I 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 goals—and likely, a higher A.R.L.

Ready to get started?

The ELI Assessment can be purchased by itself or as part of a 6 or 12 month coaching package.

Check out your options on the pricing page and decide what’s best for you.

Not sure? Get in touch and let’s talk. No obligation.

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