THE ENNEAGRAM is a powerful and profound tool for self-discovery and transformation. It helps us get to the heart of who we really are so we can become the best, healthiest version of ourselves.
Combining ancient philosophy with the latest research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, the Enneagram is a personality typology that identifies and describes the nine personality types. These types relate to the nine different ways we see the world, and the unconscious motivations and automatic habits that govern how we think, feel and act.
Working with the Enneagram helps us get to know ourselves in a deeper way, accessing inner resources, understanding the depth of our strengths, and offering to the world what is ours to give. It gives us the tools to become more self-aware and emotionally intelligent; the keys to becoming successful as a person, a leader, a team-player.
The Enneagram Targets:
- Emotional Intelligence
- Leadership Development
- Personal Development
- Spiritual Development
The Enneagram acts as a road map for our specific personality type. It provides thorough and distinct descriptions of these nine ways of thinking, feeling and being in the world, showing us what we can be at our best and our worst. It shines a light on our unconscious motivations and automatic habits, showing us things about ourselves we haven’t wanted to see. It can help us learn to become honest about our strengths and limitations, and more aware of our blindspots. It shows us the ways we get caught in our personality patterns and shines a light on the way forward.
The Enneagram doesn’t put us in a box; it shows us the box we’re already in, and provides us with a map for change and transformation.
Where other personality typing tools group us into types based on behaviour, focusing on what we do, the Enneagram takes this to a deeper level, exploring the why. It looks at the level of motivation; the driving force of our personality. Unless we know what’s happening on this level, we can’t achieve effective or sustainable change.
As we become aware of our drivers, and what sits beneath the surface, we can begin to see ourselves in our automatic, habitual personality patterns. With this conscious awareness, we can take intentional steps towards becoming more conscious, and operating out of our best, healthiest selves. We become less reactive, form stronger, healthier relationships, have higher compassion and empathy for others as we discover the different ways people see the world. It outlines the pathway to becoming our best selves.
I work with the Enneagram to coach both in a one-on-one setting and via workshops and seminars. I know of no better tool to help you on your journey to becoming your best self.