This panel of experts will examine different business practices that might be usefully improved through the use of the Enneagram.

Business activities such as communication in meetings, decision-making, and executive coaching can all benefit from the integration of knowledge from the Enneagram. Through short presentations and then a moderated group discussion, this panel will address how the Enneagram can bring more consciousness to the work setting.

Mario Sikora is managing partner of Awareness to Action International and co-author of “Awareness to Action: The Enneagram, Emotional Intelligence, and Change.” He has conducted Enneagram-based training programs in more than a dozen major organizations. Over 200 executives have completed his Enneagram-based, one-onone executive coaching / leadership-development programs and hundreds more have attended his corporate workshops.

Karen Jacke, M.B.A. and Certified Integral Coach, will talk about the use of the Enneagram in coaching and how coaching can aid in the development of emotional intelligence and the ability to “be with” the flow of our feelings, while hearing, understanding, and acting on the wise messages our emotions provide. This information is based on her EnneaGuideTM to Integral Coaching workshop series, which provides in-depth study and practical application integrating the wisdom of the Enneagram with five Streams of Development that are central to a client’s effectiveness and fulfillment.

Karen Jacke has 30 years experience in business as an executive, consultant, trainer and coach. Karen coaches at all business levels, and, as adjunct faculty of New Ventures West, mentors and certifies new coaches. Karen is certified in the Emotional Competency Inventory by Daniel Goleman and teaches Emotional Intelligence in her Leadership Development Programs. She is completing her certification with both Riso-Hudson’s Enneagram Institute and Andrea Isaac’s Emotional and Physical Intelligence Enneagram Training program. IEA Accredited Teacher.

Hilary Langford will talk about how she uses the Enneagram within organizations in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea to increase self awareness and promote interpersonal effectiveness at all levels. As the Harvard Business Review said: “Leadership’s First Commandment: Know Thyself!” In light of this, and because most business is conducted interpersonally, Hilary believes that our effectiveness in business can be greatly enhanced by knowledge of Enneagram type, especially when our “hot buttons” are pushed and things become stressful. Lack of consciousness can result in leaders with few followers, meetings that achieve little, and teams that are dysfunctional.

Hilary Langford is one of Australia’s most experienced organizational consultants addressing the people-aspects of business life. She is an accredited Enneagram Teacher, trained by Dr. David Daniels and Helen Palmer. She uses the Enneagram in executive coaching, staff and team building, conflict resolution, and personal development.

Tom Sylvester, MBA, will talk about conscious business practices and how utilization of the Enneagram can foster personal fulfillment in individuals, mutual respect in the community, and success in the organization. Tom will offer key insights into using the Enneagram in business for raising consciousness in effective communication, feedback, conflict resolution, team building, and change management. Through general and specific suggestions, he will show how people in organizations can conduct business in a more beneficial, engaging, and inspiring way by using the Enneagram as a dynamic tool to help talent management speak the same language and stay mindful of each other’s unique contribution to organizational success.

Tom Sylvester is President of Conscious DynamicsTM LLC, adjunct teacher for the School of Conscious Living, Life Coach, and Enneagram Teacher / Trainer at the Conscious Living Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Tom is a former senior executive with extensive domestic and international business experience. He has lived and worked in Asia, South America, and Europe. IEA Accredited Teacher.

Loretta Symons will talk about Enneagram distinctions in problem solving using a model suitable for use in business training. This model is an expansion of the “harmonics” distinction discovered by Riso and Hudson applied to problem solving. Teams that have worked with this model have reported saving significant time and aggravation in staff meetings and on projects because they are equipped to listen for substance not style. This model also provides a template that helps reduce our natural blind spots based on type.

Loretta Symons has successfully integrated an understanding of business issues with the personal and professional development needs of clients in her roles in organizational development and executive coaching with Fortune 500 companies. Loretta is certified in MBTI as well as the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Institute and Ginger Lapid-Bogda.

Mario Sikora


2009 IEA Global Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA