Introduction to the Enneagram

The Enneagram is an archetypal framework that offers in-depth insight to individuals, groups and collectives. Consisting of three Centers of intelligence, nine main Enneagram types, 18 wings, three subtypes and Triadic styles, the Enneagram offers a rich map to personal development from an open systems perspective. It does not box in people, but rather opens a pathway to self-discovery and greater personal awareness.

The Integrative Enneagram creates self-awareness and uncovers the patterns of behaviour that sub-consciously drive and motivate us to act in certain ways. When we make these patterns and motivations conscious, we are able to transcend them and develop richer, more supportive ways of being. Working with the Enneagram empowers individuals to take responsibility for their own behaviours and growth, from a greater understanding of why they act and react the way they do.

As a framework, the Enneagram also speaks to the journey of integration and development in a profound way. It is able to uncover the uniqueness of each individual and his/her journey. It does not only reveal what holds an individual back, but also offers insights into the journey towards strength and liberation, connecting us to our strengths and higher selves.

The Enneagram is, therefore, a sense-making tool or a framework that enables the development of self-knowledge and meta-awareness.

Enneagram Wheel of the 9 Types

Benefits of using the Enneagram

The Enneagram has, over the past decades, proved to be one of the most powerful tools in the development and coaching environment. The use of the Enneagram not only fast-tracks insight, growth and integration, but also gives durability and magnitude to the development process over time.

Individual Benefits
Individual Benefits
  • Creates meta-awareness at the level of motivation
  • Increases consciousness and confidence
  • Enables clearing of core emotional issues
  • Provides a framework for understanding functional and dysfunctional behaviours that stem from core motivations
  • Increases compassion for self and others
  • Uncovers pathways to development and integration
  • Positions individual patterns and behaviours within current and historical context
  • Increases productivity and motivation
  • Creates a language and sense-making framework that stretches deeper than a personality trait-based approach
  • Builds leadership authenticity, potency and impact
Team Benefits
Team Benefits
  • 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”
  • Repolarises teams while dismantling more traditional “fault lines” in the team
  • Improves working relationships and team productivity
  • Enhances business procedures
  • Improves communication while also developing a new language framework for team dynamics
Organisational Benefits
Organisational Benefits
  • 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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What People say about the Integrative Enneagram Products

The Enneagram opens up a whole new world of understanding why we do what we do, and helps tremendously with improved personal mastery and relationship management. The Integrative Enneagram Profile report is a comprehensive explanation of an individual's motivational style with plenty of detail for continuous reflection towards personal development. The Integrative Enneagram teams workshop was great to understand how teams can behave with a dominant motivational style, that is a composite of the styles of the individuals.
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Allan Milham Business Coach, Washington DC
The Integrative Enneagram studies and training workshop was an amazing experience, which helped solidify my Enneagram knowledge, and most importantly stretched me in my personal and coaching life. The questionnaire has a large amount of depth to explore and thus coaching sessions and conversations are never dull as there is so much to discover. The report is a fantastic start to connect with the inner self and it has contributed to my own process as a coach. I have been able to explore my own demons and light in such a way where I can be both authentic and helpful for my clients, as I am on the Enneagram journey as well.
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Jean Ann Rodrigue The South African College of Applied Psychology , South Africa
I highly recommend Integrative Enneagram's workshops in providing validated theory and excellent experiential learning opportunities. I have found their IEQ report to be the most accurate and helpful to my coaching clients in their personal development. The IEQ forms a vital foundation to how I support my clients in the practices we develop in growing self-awareness, purpose and desired results. I have also used the IEQ reports for many successful and insightful team development initiatives which have led to improved working relationships, innovation and efficiencies - and happier people!
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Dr. Lee Kingma Group Human Resources Manager, Juta & Co
The Enneagram opens up a whole new world of understanding why we do what we do, and helps tremendously with improved personal mastery and relationship management. The Integrative Enneagram Profile report is a comprehensive explanation of an individual's motivational style with plenty of detail for continuous reflection towards personal development. The Integrative Enneagram teams workshop was great to understand how teams can behave with a dominant motivational style, that is a composite of the styles of the individuals.
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Buzz (Aldrin) Beyer Executive & Life Coach, Johannesburg

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