Brené Brown on The Enneagram:
"I've learned more about myself there than I have in any of the Big 5 personality tests."
-From Atlas Of The Heart (HBO Max Series)
WHAT IS THE ENNEAGRAM?
The Enneagram is a personality framework that is widely recognized as one of the best tools to build self-awareness and develop emotional intelligence because it goes beyond the WHAT to the WHY.
Working with your Enneagram type will not only help you understand your behavioral traits and natural talents, but it delves deeper into the intrinsic motivators that drive you. Knowing what drives you and your team members enables leadership development and team collaboration in a way that's more effective than traditional assessments or training programs.
The Enneagram has nine core types, each with their own set of values, strengths, challenges, and motivations, along with different paths to personal and professional growth and development.
The Enneagram is a highly actionable and easily applicable tool. Connecting insights from your Enneagram Type with your lived experience gives this framework sticking power. You and your team can immediately apply new learning to your work, relationships, growth and well-being.
WHY IS THE ENNEAGRAM AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR GROWTH?
Our personality traits are really just the ways we interact with the world. Many assessments focus here - on our behaviors - looking at how we act and what we do. What do we do in happy situations or stressful situations? What qualities do we project out into the world?
However, two people may behave in similar ways but they may have different drivers behind that behavior. When you can identify the WHY behind our behaviors, our unconscious patterns are easier to spot.
The Enneagram helps us use our behaviors as an entryway to better understand why we are the way we are, and then work to change the unhelpful patterns that keep us stuck. So instead of saying "I’m a people pleaser" or "I’m a perfectionist" and just concluding that you will always be that way, you can truly understand WHY being that way helps you create safety in your mind, heart, or body and choose a new approach.
THIS IS WHERE THE REAL CHANGE STARTS
FINDING YOUR ENNEAGRAM TYPE
While there are many tests online, these types of questionnaires have limitations and Enneagram tests alone are shown to be only ~50% accurate. Online tests can only capture your conscious behavior, not your motivations. The best way to discover your type is through investing time into reading and reflection or working with someone trained to guide you in the process through typing sessions or workshops.
The Enneagram framework is truly transformational in many people’s lives, and identifying your type is the first step in the process. If it’s not accurate, it can send you down a path that may not be very relevant for you, and definitely not transformational.
WORKING WITH YOUR ENNEAGRAM TYPE:
The Enneagram Intensive is a 60-minute session where we will explore your Enneagram Type. Here is what we do together:
Enneagram Typing Session: The Typing Session is a guided inquiry where we will explore your life, your behaviors, and uncover your underlying motivations to help you identify your dominant Enneagram Type.
Integration Discussion: We will discuss how your Type structure and core motivations play a role in your life and relationships and apply your insights to your career goals.
After the session, I will send you a customized Enneagram Growth Guide with resources, reflections, and exercises to dive deeper into your type and continue your development.
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
"Working with Sandhya opened the doors to a whole new world for me. The sessions instilled a strong sense of curiosity in me to continue this mission of self-exploration. We covered a lot, but it was the perfect pace. She’s efficient, effective, and empathetic!"