Enneagram Growth Work
Growing with the enneagram
The enneagram is a powerful tool for deepening your self understanding, improving your ability to self reflect and move yourself toward creating change that allows you to be your best possible self. This self guided course offers a high level overview of this integral system of self discovery and understanding. You will gain insight into the value of the enneagram and self reflection. The course will provide descriptions of the nine “types” and how this can play out in your closest relationships or in your organization. The course will also offer reflective and interactive activities, worksheets and additional material to further advance your learning following the course.
The invitation to change and to use someone else’s system to make it happen is everywhere. Get up earlier, have better habits, level up your growth game – all of these strategies can work for certain people at certain times working towards certain types of goals.
Working with the enneagram flips this thinking on its head and suggests that what you need for real change is: You. Understand the architecture of your personality – the “why’s” and “how’s” of how you have been living, reacting and thinking all this time. Find a path that truly fits you and how you are wired. Beginning to understanding this system of personal growth brings the possibility of life long self-discovery, growth and meaning.
In this course we start with some basic concepts of the enneagram. We cover different types of change and what real personal transformation work takes and we give you some practical ways of seeing yourself and the way forward for your growth journey. Though each module in this course only scratches the surface of what is a deep well of wisdom about the way we are wired as social beings, you will find in it some concrete steps for your way of being and some invitations for a way of seeing yourself that you will carry with you for years to come.
- Assistant Professor Business Ethics, UBC
"Your approach strikes a good balance between slowing down the organization so that it can become truly reflective and gathering up the threads in a way that gives it direction for going forward."
- Principal, Adaptive Capacities
"Jeff is a gifted leader with a wonderful ability to help others find order amidst chaos. His ability to create space for exploration and dialogue creates a rich experience for discovery and sense-making."
"Jeff was open and easy to work with. He took the time to listen and understand the specifics of what I was looking to accomplish and offered fresh ideas that helped organize and formulate a custom strategic plan that was easy to understand and implement. As a result, I was able to help my clients manage their defined goals and track progress."
- Manager of Strategic Initiatives
"Jeff created a coaching program that was uniquely suited for my development. Together we have engaged in some incredibly transformative conversations that have led to me taking significant and exciting risks in my leadership and ultimately my career. Through his support I trust myself more completely now and my career development has been accelerated because of this."
- Owner, Litehouse Consulting Inc
"Jeff helps make sense of complex situations to find ways to deal with perplexing social problems."
- Former President (retired), The Mentor Group
"Jeff is my ‘go to’ guy for strategy, insight and feedback on what it takes to nurture health and vitality into organizations. A refreshingly focussed listener, Jeff connects his client(s) needs with a wealth of relevant knowledge, insight and experience gained from on the ground experience. Jeff applies his gifts and the tools of his trade with little fanfare – almost matter-of-factly. The result for the client is a trust and confidence in the diagnosis and the process for moving forward."
- Executive Director, Sagesse
"Jeff’s approach encourages a deeper level of thoughtfulness. He is insightful in his though process and feedback, supporting both myself and our agency to engage with greater intentionality and creativity."
- Director of Client Services, CWES
"Jeff has been invaluable to our teams as we have developed new strategies for violence prevention as an agency. Jeff is a very skilled and thoughtful facilitator. Drawing on a his expertise in issues relevant to men and boys and violence prevention, he was able to engage and lead our team members through a program re-design process that resulted in new, creative, and innovative approaches to the issue. I highly recommend Jeff"
- Director of Operations, HIV Community Link
“Jeff has an innate ability to engage people in a way that helps them discover their strengths, and see what's possible. He is an adaptable coach who sees the individual (or group) as the expert and uses that as the key foundation to build upon in his work. Jeff brings an excitement and energy to every interaction that fosters an environment where creativity, strategic thinking, visioning and problem solving can authentically emerge.”
- Director, Resource Development & Communications, CWES
"I have had the pleasure of working alongside Jeff and would not hesitate to recommend him. Jeff's facilitation abilities are stellar and time and again, he was able to engage and guide our leadership team through some difficult thought provoking issues and processes with relative ease. As a result, our team has launched new and exciting initiatives which will ultimately benefit the community as a whole.”