The Ennneagram is alive and well in Wachovia, the nation’s 4th largest financial services institution. Organizationally, the application of the Enneagram was first introduced into the system in 1994 and has continued to thrive as a foundation for developing individuals, leaders, and teams. In 2002, Wachovia embarked on the development of an Executive Coaching Practice in support of several key corporate-wide leadership development initiatives. Underpinning that practice is the application of the Enneagram as an effective avenue for developing Wachovia’s 85 Executive Coaches. Hundreds of senior leaders benefit from these coaching engagements. This strategy has helped Wachovia become a highly rated program by Fortune 100 firms and has contributed to Wachovia being named as a Top 100 Best Practice by Training Magazine for the second year in a row.

In this presentation, conference participants will learn about the application and integration of the Enneagram into organizational development at Wachovia. This presentation will address challenges and successes and provide participants with processes, tools, and resources for integrating the Enneagram into a corporate coaching initiative. Participants will explore the approach taken to integrate the Enneagram as the basis of language and philosophy for a corporate coaching initiative.

Colleen Gentry, M.A., leads the Executive Coaching Practice for Wachovia Corporation, the nation’s 4th largest financial services organization. She has over 20 years of organization development and leadership consulting experience ranging from culture integration and executive team development to helping organizations merge the best of both worlds for increased performance. Certified in the Enneagram in 1994 by Kathy Hurley and Theodorre Donson, Colleen uses the Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as key elements of her coaching and leadership work. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to both the development of corporate executive coaching practices and business applications of the Enneagram. Colleen chairs the Conference Board’s Executive Coaching Council and is a member of the National OD Network, the International Enneagram Association, HR Planning Society, and the International Coach Federation.

Krisann McCormick, M.A., is an organization consultant dedicated to helping organizations yield higher business results by optimizing their human capital. Krisann brings more than 20 years of experience to her work in executive coaching, leadership and team development, diversity training and facilitation, and change management. Through assessment tools, data collection and personal interaction, Krisann works with the client to establish purposeful goals, explore core motivations, and identify key leadership behaviors for improvement. Her personal philosophy is that corporations and organizations can be better served by achieving a greater balance of head and heart, intellect and intuition in their day-to-day decision-making. Her consulting style encompasses a blend of psychological insight combining the dynamics of Myers-Briggs and Enneagram type on leader behavior and motivation and the influence of diversity to organizational and leader effectiveness. Krisann received her Enneagram training in 1998 with Don Riso and Russ Hudson.

Colleen Gentry
Krisann McCormick


2005 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco, California, USA

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