Jeff Erbskorn, enneagram teacher, leadership coach and pastor
- I enjoy helping organizations, leaders and individuals communicate more effectively utilizing a tool called the enneagram. I can help you listen to the way others speak and tailor your speech to the way they listen. The enneagram has been used by 72 companies (including Avon, Best Buy, Daimler/ Mitsubishi, Parker Hinneafen and Toyota) from more than 20 countries spanning 5 continents. It suggests that our life is made up of nine "folders" or "portfolios" that we can open at any given time, but that we habitually choose one over the others to expresses ourselves. It is likely that your particular portfolio has opened up many doors to you. Yet at the same time an over investment in the thoughts, emotions and behaviors contained within your portfolio has likely shut many as well. You want to reach as many people as you can. You want to reach into their head and their heart. You want them to sense and understand deep in their gut that what you have to offer is what they need. Some you will reach easily with the gifts, strengths and competencies within your own portfolio, your own style of speaking and being in the world. And yet others will miss out for the reason that you were simply not speaking their language. You missed or miss heard what they were saying. They will frustrate you or be frustrated by you, and both of you will lose out. I can help.As you seek to grow and change let me guide you to a deeper understanding of yourself and others through the Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles. You will learn to "speak to their listening" and "listen to the way they speak.”I am a trained Healthy Congregations workshop facilitator and a certified leadership coach within the Evangelical Lutheran Church In America through Coachnet Global. I became certified to teach the enneagram in 2012 and in 2017 completed advanced certification training within the same program (Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles Certification Program). My teacher, Dr. Jerry Wagner, was among the earliest students of the enneagram in the US, being taught by Robert Ochs, a Jesuit Priest and professor at Loyola University Chicago, who studied with Claudio Naranjo (the first person to teach the system in the US). Dr. Wagner was recently recognized an honorary founder of the International Enneagram Association (IEA).I became a professional member of the IEA in 2015, completing another certification program the same year, with enneagram teacher Tom Condon. Tom has taught over 800 workshops in the US, Europe and Asia and focuses on helping people grow and change. As a Lutheran minister for 21 years, I've seen first hand what it costs an organization when things are taken personally. Leaders make decisions born from their own anxieties and become reactive rather than responsive. I have also seen the huge dividends paid when decisions are made by a team of persons whose commitment to their own health ensures the health of the organization. Decisions are intentional, thoughtful and responsive. Whether it's our professional or personal life, sometimes all we need is the support and encouragement of someone who believes in us and is committed to our success. Let me guide you to a deeper understanding or yourself and others through the Enneagram. You will learn to "speak to their listening" and "listen to their speaking."