The Enneagram offers powerful pathways for developing Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and EQ work is a useful entry point for introducing the Enneagram to corporate audiences. Together we will explore the link between the Enneagram and Emotional Intelligence from three perspectives.

– “Brains”: How recent findings in neuroscience help explain the nature of emotional reactions and provide insights into strategies for deepening self-awareness and interrupting troubling patterns

– “Behavior”: How the Enneagram can be used to help us develop the specific intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies that fuel leadership success, such as self-awareness, adaptability, transparency, empathy, conflict management, and relationship building.

– “Beyond”: How the Enneagram supports us in being aligned with life’s intelligence, and how cultivating presence enables us to walk our personal and professional paths more gracefully.

Join Appel and Rollin and become familiar with the essentials of Emotional Intelligence and the links between EQ and the Enneagram. This session will integrate presentation with personal inquiry, exercises, and practices that leverage an understanding of the Enneagram in developing EQ in ourselves and others. Participants are welcome from any level of Enneagram expertise, although the program will assume basic familiarity with points and patterns.

Wendy Appel, MA, is a Senior Organizational Development Consultant and Cultural Anthropologist. She has extensive experience and expertise in meeting design and facilitation, change management, leadership development, effective communication, conflict resolution, and group and interpersonal dynamics. She is also a contributing author to a book on diversity. Supporting leaders to develop awareness of their patterns of reaction and interaction so that they are able to be more choiceful rather than operating out of habit is a core focus of Wendy’s work.

Wendy consulted to several health care organizations and had an earlier career in product development and project management in the high tech arena prior to joining Kaiser Permanente. Wendy is currently completing the Enneagram certification with Riso and Hudson and is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). She also facilitated Group and Interpersonal Dynamics in the Stanford MBA program.

Wendy uses the Enneagram in her consulting practice with executives and managers. She also teaches Enneagram classes and facilitates 3 to -5-day Enneagram retreats.

Pam Fox Rollin, MBA, IdeaShape Coaching & Consulting, helps executives and emerging leaders bring out the best in themselves and others, step up to larger roles, and build teams that inspire and deliver top performance. Clients include Accenture, Autodesk, Blue Shield of CA, Charles Schwab, and small and mid-size companies in advertising and technology. In addition to corporate and nonprofit clients, Pam is a master coach and senior facilitator at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where she earned her MBA. Pam is co-authoring research on emotional intelligence and personality type (MBTI(R)) in 265 leaders; her guidebook on Multiple Intelligences and top performance will be published this summer.

Creating awareness of our own patterns and possibilities is at the core of Pam’s work, and Pam finds the Enneagram tremendously powerful for her clients. Selfawareness is foundational to emotional intelligence. The Enneagram offers efficient, powerful, and affirming ways to help leaders see more clearly their habits of thinking and acting, and the impact on their relationships and their own peace. Learning about Enneagram patterns can also help leaders deepen their understanding of and empathy for others. Pam finds the developmental levels described by Riso and Hudson particularly valuable in working with emotional intelligence.

Wendy Appel
Pam Fox Rollin


2005 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco, California, USA

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