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What is the Enneagram?
The word Enneagram comes from the Greek words ennea (nine) and gram (points / what is written or drawn).It refers to the nine different Enneagram styles, identified as the numbers 1‐9. Each number represents a worldview and archetype that resonates with the way in which people think, feel and act and how they stand in relation to the world, others and themselves.The Enneagram Profile is a useful guide on the journey towards self‐development, relationship building, conflict resolution and the improvement of team dynamics. It is not meant to put you in a "box' but help you see the box you are already in.
Why Work with the Enneagram?
The Enneagram takes a more holistic approach and addresses more than what you see on the surface. It is practical and useful for individuals as well as groups. There are many layers and complexities that encompass all areas of life. It increases motivation, improves communication, promotes cooperation,
reduces conflict, prevents misunderstandings, elevates empathy,
ensures people feel seen, heard, and valued personally and in a team.
The Enneagram has, over the past four decades, proven to be one of the most powerful tools in the coaching environment. When being coached, the use of the Enneagram does not only fast-track insight, growth, and integration for the individual client but also gives the coach a powerful way to gain rapport, trust, and understanding of their client.
The Enneagram is not a superficial framework to provide just a quick and short‐lived insight.
There are many layers to be explored and utilized in any situation.
Benefits for YOU
Brings self-awareness to core motivations and values. Increases consciousness and confidence. bringsto awareness of core emotional issues. Provides a framework for understanding functional and dysfunctional behaviors that stem from core motivations. Increases compassion for self and others. Equips individuals with a tool to solve conflict and make better decisions.
Benefits for your team
Reduces judgement and criticism of others while building understanding and tolerance. Provides a framework for making sense of team conflict and challenges. Enables the team to move beyond a pattern of blaming conflict on “personality differences”.
Improves working relationships and team productivity. Enhances business procedures.Improves communication while also developing a new language framework for team dynamics.
Benefits for your organization
Decreases behind‐the‐scenes organizational politics. Improves change management and decreases fear of change. Can unleash organizational creativity through greater individual integration. Improves productivity and performance. Creates a framework which enables greater project leadership. Builds organizational integrity. Enables more impactful corporate communication. Contributes to development of talent. Plays a role in enabling culture change.
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