What is the Enneagram?


The Enneagram’s ancient roots go back 2000-4000 years or more, and its modern usage is flourishing. The word enneagram comes from the Greek words ennea (“nine”) and gram (“something written or drawn”) and refers to the nine points on the Enneagram symbol.

The nine different Enneagram types, identified as numbers One through Nine, reflect distinct habits of thinking, feeling, and behaving, with each type connected to a unique path of development. Each of us has only one place, or number, on the Enneagram; while our Enneagram type remains the same throughout our lifetime, the characteristics of our type may either soften or become more pronounced as we grow and develop. In addition to our core Enneagram type, there are four other types that provide additional qualities to our personalities; these are called wings and arrows.

There is no bad number or bad type. It’s just a matter of if you are healthy or unhealthy version of whatever number you are.


So what exactly does the Enneagram do and why is it important?

In short, it offers insight into nine distinct personality types. In a way, it’s a window into why people do what they do. The Enneagram explains how different people see the world and it allow us to understand where other people are coming from. From that standpoint, it’s helpful for communication, workplace interaction, and relationship building. It’s also a deeply growth-oriented concept, in that it describes habits of thought and behavior for each personality type - habits that keep many people stuck under day-to-day stresses- and offers ways to break out of those boxes. These growth paths are one of the most important ways people can apply the system to themselves.


The Enneagram is the ultimate tool that The Ryan Leak Group utilizes to help with emotional management, self-acceptance, career development, relationship dynamics, and understanding our teams. When used to promote understanding rather than stereotypes, the Enneagram is an immensely powerful tool. 


The Enneagram allows leaders to see work and life through other people’s perspectives. This tool equips leaders with the ability to resolve conflict and put team members in the right position to win. The Ryan Leak Group provides an Enneagram assessment along with a coaching manual for Leaders.

This exercise sets the table for team members to understand the Otherhood. The Otherhood is any group of people that’s other than or simply not like you. The goal of this training is to have team members sit across the table from other colleagues and answer a simple question: What’s it’s like to be you?


This training looks at common blind spots people face when engaging in conversations about equality, diversity and inclusion.


Have you ever heard someone give you their job title and you thought, “What does that even mean?” The larger an organization grows, the more room there is for ambiguity when it comes to team members clearly understanding what their job is and how that directly connects to the mission and vision statement of the organization. Most employees can look up the mission and vision statements on the company website, but they often lack clarity as to what that means for them. 


For this session, The Ryan Leak Group sits with Executive Leadership to gain clarity the mission and vision of the organization before this session takes place to create a clear picture for the goals of the organization and specific departments.





This program is designed to look at the average work week of an Executive. The Ryan Leak Group will do a schedule and time audit on what the major players are doing each week currently and compare it to what they believe would be their ideal schedule. 


From there, we put together a clear game plan for becoming the organization you want to be in the future.


We are human beings. We are not human doings. We have to make sure who we are is healthy before what we do can be optimal.


This program is all about leaders taking care of themselves in four areas: Mentally, Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually.


The best companies in the world have created an infrastructure where employees are given the opportunity to be mentored by upper management. Creating leadership small groups is paramount for creating a culture where team members within the organization can have consistent development. 


The Ryan Leak Group aids organizations in creating a culture of leadership development.






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