Individuals of each enneatype have a particular relationship to their internal authority, but also to external power, influence, and authority. Our internal authority is what gives us clarity, conviction, and the wisdom to take effective action. Our relationship to external power, influence and authority impacts how we constructively engage in the world with maximum impact. Often we project that enneatype Eights are the reservoirs of power and authority, but even they are not accessing their deepest reserves of positive power and influence. We may believe that Sixes (self-preservation and social subtypes) are limited in their power and influence, but that’s not true either. What is more accurate is this: based on our enneatype, we have attitudes and judgments about power and authority; type-based perceptions about how much power and influence we actually have and where this comes from, and that all of these beliefs and feelings limit our deepest power potential. In this interactive, dynamic, and creative session, you’ll explore your type-based reactions to both internal and external power, influence, and authority in revealing ways. From there, you will actually be able to experience what it feels like to fully step into the power source of your deepest self.

Ginger Lapid-Bogda, PhD, Enneagram author, teacher, organization consultant and coach helps organizations, leaders, and teams use the Enneagram at home and work. Author of 4 Enneagram-business books, she provides certification programs globally and created “Know Your Type,” the Enneagram app for iPhone and Android. In addition, she has an extensive background in Diversity consulting with Fortune 500 and non-profit organizations.

Ginger Lapid-Bogda


2013 IEA Global Conference

Denver, Colorado, USA