Get Out of Your Own Way by Knowing Your Enneagram Type, with Alicia Ross

Learn about your Enneagram type – and the types of your loved ones – to understand your patterns, what causes you stress, and how you can find more balance, peace, and connection.

If you’ve heard us refer to our Enneagram types in previous episodes (Melia is a 1, Gill is a 7) and wondered what the heck we were talking about, or if you are familiar with the Enneagram framework and want to learn more, this episode is for you! 

We talk to our dear friend Alicia Ross, a certified Enneagram coach who is starting a new Enneagram training and coaching business this summer. 

We thought this topic was timely after 2+ years of COVID pandemic stress, which has brought out the worst in most of us at some point – the way we act when we’re overwhelmed and scared. Spending a lot of time with our loved ones in close quarters tends to bring out old patterns of conflict. As challenging as this period is, it’s also an opportunity to look at why we do the things we do, even when we know they don’t serve us.

Alicia shares: 

  • How the Enneagram personality system can help us understand these patterns, give us more compassion for ourselves and other people, and open up the space to make a different choice. 
  • Descriptions of the 9 Enneagram types in this context, highlighting what causes stress for each type, and how each can find more balance, peace, sanity, and connection. 

For reference, we’ve included timestamps for each type:

  • Overview of the Enneagram: What is it, how it’s useful, and how it differs from other personality systems –  4:48
  • Type One, The Reformer – 22:59
  • Type Two, The Helper – 33:29
  • Type Three, The Achiever – 43:06
  • Type Four, The Individualist – 52:41
  • Type Five, The Investigator – 61:11
  • Type Six, The Loyalist – 70:17
  • Type Seven, The Enthusiast – 76:36
  • Type Eight, The Challenger – 86:20
  • Type Nine, The Peacemaker – 95:11

About Alicia Ross

Alicia has been studying the Enneagram personality system since she attended her first Enneagram retreat in 2008 with world renowned Enneagram teachers Fr. Richard Rohr, Russ Hudson, and Suzanne Stabile. (She has pretty much been unable to stop talking about it ever since). 

As a community organizer by training, she has found the Enneagram to be an invaluable tool for leadership development and managing a team, as well as for powerful personal and spiritual growth. Alicia is currently completing a year long Enneagram certification program through the Shift Network led by Enneagram teachers Russ Hudson and Jessica Dibb. She has also completed an Enneagram coaching certification program and has a Masters in Liberal Arts in Spirituality. 

Alicia is launching her Enneagram training and coaching business this summer. She is excited to share this life changing wisdom with others who want to experience greater well being and a deeper capacity to bring their gifts to the world. You can learn more about her upcoming offerings at her website: enneagramgrowthpath.com.

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