The instincts and subtypes are of great interest to most Enneagram practitioners, but it is a topic that is little understood and often confusing. This program will examine the three instinct domains and 27 subtypes through the lens of their biological roots and discuss how our instinctual biases influence the development of our strengths and weaknesses in our work and personal relationships. Specific tips for each subtype will be presented that will be useful for working on oneself or with one’s clients in organizational, therapeutic, or other settings. Based on the presenter’s “in the field” experience as a coach to hundreds of leaders and consulting to organizations across the globe, this session will include insights that will be useful to anyone who wants to take their work with the Enneagram to the next level.

Mario Sikora is president of Enneagram Learning International ( and co-author of the book, Awareness to Action: The Enneagram, Emotional Intelligence, and Change. He is an executive coach who works with leaders and gives Enneagram workshops across the globe.

Mario Sikora


2012 IEA Global Conference

Long Beach, California, USA

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