As I’m fond of saying, “We are all different. It’s just that some of us are more different than others!” I put myself in the the more different category. Of course I say this tongue in cheek, but the truth is that we all are truly different. What a marvellous, varied world in which we live! The Enneagram is a tool that helps us unpack our uniqueness and helps us learn how to connect to the uniqueness of others.
The Enneagram has become popular as a personality profile. Yet, there is so much more. My interest in Enneagram coaching is helping others understand how their full profile (there are nine Enneagram types) provides insights into finding one’s true self and how one copes with life’s issues and relates with others.
A number of years ago my wife and I went through a difficult time in our marriage. We discovered the Enneagram, at that time, and it was a game changer. I began to understand aspects of my upbeat personality that could be hurtful in relationships and that were stunting my own growth. I became aware of my wife’s internal world in a way that I hadn’t before. I had completely misinterpreted many of her actions, assuming that her behavior represented interior beliefs that were the same as my own. For instance, I interpreted her tendency to withdraw during conflict as not needing me, when in reality she withdrew to protect the relationship – that insight changed everything!
I provide individual Enneagram coaching in one-hour sessions at $50 an hour. And, my wife and I do joint Enneagram coaching for couples for $80 an hour. If you are interested, please contact me or us at firstname.lastname@example.org.