People are endlessly fascinating, and I’ve always loved a good personality tool.
Several years ago, a friend started talking about the Enneagram and Myers Briggs. I’d spent a lot of time studying MBTI, but virtually none into the Enneagram. So I poked around a little. I was like, ok, numbers and circles and ancient words like avarice? It wasn’t the time to jump into that pool.
Just to pause for those of you saying, “Ennea-what?” The Enneagram is a framework that helps people learn how they see the world and what motivates their behavior. It shows us nine basic ways of being in the world and allows for great shades and variance in how the way we see impacts our behavior.
A few years later, another friend showed me Suzanne Stabile and Ian Morgan Cron book, The Road Back to You. It was the steps into the baby pool I needed.
I started reading. And read the book again. I listened to it (God bless the St. Louis County Library and Hoopla). I pondered how this wisdom tool could be helpful in my growth.
The Enneagram is a framework that helps people learn how they see the world and what motivates their behavior.
I teetered on the edge of the deep end for a bit, discovering my number and what that shows me about me. After listening to an interview of an Enneagram 7 left me in tears and laughter (how was this woman inside my head!?), I dove into the deep end of the learning the Enneagram for myself.
After experiencing significant growth, I wanted to help others—because, well, once a teacher, always a teacher. 😂
It was clear the Enneagram training would ground and enrich my speaking on communication and conflict resolution.
After a lot of study, I’m excited to tell you I have finished Enneagram coaching certification!
I can already see the doors opening to help new people grow.
In the coming weeks, I’ll be rolling out sessions for finding your type, introducing the Enneagram, journeying into your type, and cultivating who you are.
If you are interested, visit jennwhitmer.com/enneagram for more information, join the coaching waitlist, and get a free Enneagram core motivations booklet.
Come on in; the water’s fine!
What questions do you have about the Enneagram?