“You carry a virus that spreads to your co-workers. It spreads wherever you are, but it definitely spreads at work. So, what is the result of the virus you carry?”

In this episode, I talk about emotional contagion and how our emotional and energetic tones are picked up by those around us.

Emotions are contagious. Do you ever find yourself energized and inspired when you’re listening to an upbeat and uplifting story? Do you notice that you suddenly feel depressed or anxious when you are around someone who is negative, complaining,  and unhappy?

Thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors carry energy. That energetic tone is picked up unconsciously and is indeed contagious. Tune into this episode to discover more about this phenomenon and how you can better manage your own energy and be more deliberate about the energetic impact you have on others.

In this episode:

  • The infectious nature of emotions
  • The impact of emotional contagion on leaders
  • The science behind this phenomenon
  • Setting energetic intentions
  • Emotional check-ins
  • Modeling your own energy
  • And more!

Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.


Noteworthy Quotes from This Episode

“While you can’t necessarily control the emotional energy transmitted to you from others, you can be more deliberate about monitoring your own energy.”

“​​Leaders create the weather.”

“The one thing we do have power over is that we can observe our emotional state. And we can make a choice to change it.”

“Energy is real. The energetic tone you set for yourself and those around you is powerful when you’re a leader.”


Resource Links: 

If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out my book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.

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Connect with Janet Ioli:

Linkedin: Janet Ioli

Instagram: @janetioli

Website: janetioli.com

Janet is the founder of Power Presence Academy.  She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.


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