Today, we are joined by Nicole McDonough, a highly experienced coach and a master at Enneagram typing. Nicole coaches leaders and entrepreneurs to lead with excellence, focus, and innovation by stepping into their unique superpowers. Using tools like the Enneagram, her clients learn to welcome challenges as opportunities for self-reflection so they can thrive in leadership, relationships, and navigate complex dynamics with clarity, insight, and an open heart.
Nicole has always had a passion for personal development tools and, in this episode, she shares her journey from music school, to teaching, to motherhood, and how it all finally circled back to coaching and implementing the Enneagram framework in her own life and for her clients. Nicole opens up about the nuances she’s observed in people through the lens of the Enneagram, as well the level of self-awareness it brings to her coaching experience. Nicole explains how the Enneagram does not put you in a box but rather shows you the way out, due to the movement and development it incorporates!
Tune in to hear about the great benefits of Enneagram typing, the importance of identifying your repressed center and connecting to it to create balance, the various stages of development in the Enneagram framework, and so much more.
What you’ll learn about in this episode:
- Nicole McDonough’s journey to becoming a coach and discovering her interest in the Enneagram.
- Nicole and Sharon share their mutual love for roleplay.
- How the Enneagram aids Nicole in her coaching process.
- Nicole describes a type eight personality, according to the Enneagram framework.
- What Sharon and Nicole’s numbers are and the nuances thereof.
- What number sevens typically need.
- The intention of the Enneagram: to show you the way out, and not to put you in a box.
- The different types of movement and development within the Enneagram framework.
- How we perpetually swing between our stress number and our health number.
- The value of awareness and witnessing your own behavior.
- The three intelligence centers and what it means to have a repressed center.
- The importance of identifying your repressed center according to your Enneagram type.
- How making an intentional effort to connect with the underutilized repressed center can create balance.
- The challenges and benefits of the typing process.
- Nicole describes The Enneagram Impact course and the three hats she incorporates.
- Where to find Nicole’s free resource: Unlock Your Leadership Superpowers.
- Nicole shares a parable to illustrate the importance of doing deeper self-development work.