The Enneagram is an archetypal framework that offers in-depth insight to individuals, groups and teams/organizations.
The assessment offers a rich map to personal development. It is credited for being an open assessment that doesn’t box people into certain areas, but rather opens a pathway to self-discover and greater personal awareness. It has a spiritual history and has been used in many churches.
A coach trained in VIA-IS measures the degree to which respondents endorse items reflecting the various strengths of character. The assessment is designed as a scientific survey that believe an individuals’ greatest strength lies within them. It focuses on the following areas, such as:
Clarity on How You Make Decisions - Alone and with Others
MBTI concept-based coaching provides a solid framework to the complex and often chaotic interactions among people. And, looking at developmental needs of self and others through the lens of Type makes it, more often than not, an enjoyable and effective experience. We are all more than simply a set of skills, knowledge, and competencies. We all have preferences for how we are energized, how we take in information, and how we make decisions and relate to the world. These are concepts of psychological Type and they can be measured by the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
The PMAI identifies and explains 12 Archetypes in three groups of four:
· First group - Archetypes that have helped you and the rest of humanity to survive through the millennia. Warrior is one of the three Archetypes within this group.
· Second group -- responsible for helping you and others find yourselves and express your gifts. Seeker is one of the three Archetypes within this group.
· Third group -- responsible for helping you and others live authentically, making a positive contribution to the world while also experiencing personal fulfillment. Sage is one of the three Archetypes within this group.
We connect with each other by telling stories. And, through the stories we attempt to explain ourselves ot others and we seek to understand ourselves. The story of our life is the tale we tell that says who we are, what we want, and what we can or can’t do in or with our life. Our life stories have distinct characters and endings that tell the degrees of success or failure, happiness, sadiness or satisfaction. The main characters usually represent parts of ourselves that may or may not be “acting”, they may just be “advising” or “influencing” us. The characters in our stories carry substantial weight with us whether they are acting, advising or influencing. They are called Archetypes.
SSC helps you learn about your Archetypes and coaches you on what is relevant and beneficial to you at this time in your life’s journey.
Companies today are expanding the role of teams in the workplace in an effort to empower employees and improve organizational effectiveness. The more we try to work as a team, the more important it becomes to recognize that people exhibit different behavioral styles. Behavioral Styles are not "personality types" or attitudes, they are simply preferences exhibited in a person's behavior.
There are four major behavioral styles: analytical, amiable, driver and expressive.
There is no one best behavioral style, and it is not your personal style that is important. What is important is recognizing the behavioral style of others so that you can deal with them effectively.
Certification in all assessments have important application to team and organizational development and leadership.
In addition to self-assessment and understanding, learning about other members of the organization & teams can improve both outcomes and process.
Use of these assessments and other instruments designed to measure organizational climate and behavior styles provide great insight to leaders and members.
Approaches to improving health and well-being within organizations are uniquely designed to build on particular blend of styles and other assessments. In addition when organizations/teams have had particularly situations or trauma, these assessments are also valuable to build resilience.