Who was the most influential person to you growing up? For me, it was Helen Peacock (my Mom). As one of the first presidents of the International Enneagram Association, she taught me at a very young age the language of the powerful and transformative tool known as the Enneagram. Family dynamics, interactions with friends, and my own personal challenges were all looked at and understood through the lens of the Enneagram. Even the parenting that my brother and I received were tailored to our different Enneagram types.
It all started at our breakfast table, on a ski weekend in the early 90s, when my uncle brought out the book “The Enneagram Made Easy” by Elizabeth Wagele. After a day of skiing with my Dad and brother, we returned home to find them still in their pajamas at the breakfast table pouring over the book. It was from then on that my family was hooked; my brother and I grew up speaking the language of the Enneagram.
I didn’t leave home to pursue a career with the Enneagram, however. I was quite focused on being a downhill ski racer. Despite being pretty darn fast, by the end of high school, I had not qualified for the national team. Letting go of the Olympic dream, I joined the McGill Ski Team (known more as a drinking team with a skiing habit) and got a degree in Chemical Engineering while I was at it. After a few years in the oil and gas industry, I knew engineering wasn’t for me so I began working towards an MBA at the Schulich School of Business. Shortly after starting the MBA, I transitioned into a business strategy role in the Aerospace industry, and then ultimately upon graduating in 2014, I landed in consulting at Deloitte, where I stayed for 8 years.
All along the way, I saw opportunities to bring the Enneagram to where I was working – It didn’t matter what industry or company or role – everyone could benefit from the insights the Enneagram provides.
The first Enneagram workshop I facilitated back in 2012 was a huge success. Word spread and I was soon introducing team after team to the Enneagram – I had become an unofficial in-house team building consultant. I was facilitating these workshops off the side of my desk, and I continued to do this as I progressed through my career. Always knowing that this was where my passion was, but never taking the ultimate leap to resign from my job and really go for it. I knew that what was blocking me was my tendency to seek security (I liked having a regular paycheck), and my habit of questioning myself and my capabilities (Do I actually have what it takes to start my own business? Am I qualified? Will I be successful?). I felt stuck.
In March 2022 I was due back to work after maternity leave with my second baby. I knew I wanted to have more flexibility with my schedule and more time with my kids. It was time to (finally) *choose* to let go of the habits of my personality that were getting in my way, and to take the leap!
As an Enneagram coach, I am here to help YOU discover what habits are getting in your way (habits that you may not even know are there), become more aware of differing points of view, and ultimately unlock your greatest potential by making conscious *choices* about how you respond in any situation, thereby creating the experience in your life that you most desire.
What is getting in your way of unlocking your greatest potential? Let’s talk! “Book a quick chat”