Enneagram Coaching Services for Individuals and Teams

Are you searching for ways to become your best self and find wholeness in your personal and professional life? Look no further than Enneagram Coaching. This ancient and powerful tool has been helping individuals gain insight into their personality types and behaviours for thousands of years. Enneagram Coaching has become a transformative tool for personal awareness and growth. Enneagram Coaching Solutions can guide you in exploring your Enneagram type, overcoming self-limiting beliefs, and strengthening your relationships. Join the millions of people around the world who have discovered the power of Enneagram coaching for a better way to live and grow.

What is the Enneagram?

Our coaching uses the Enneagram of Personality, or simply the Enneagram (from the Greek words ἐννέα [ennéa, meaning \“nine\”] and γράμμα [grámma, meaning something \”written\” or \”drawn\”]), as a model of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types.

The Enneagram is a personality typing system used for centuries to help people understand themselves and others. The Enneagram is represented by a nine-pointed figure that has been used for centuries as a tool for self-awareness and personal growth. The nine points represent the nine personality types.

It differs from other personality assessments in that it is not based on our behaviours but focuses on the motivation and beliefs coming from our deeper essence. Each type is associated with a set of values, strengths and weaknesses, and emotional responses.

Each person has a unique combination of all nine personality types, but one type is usually more dominant than the others. It is essential to understand that nobody fits a specific type perfectly. We all have some of the nine types present to a lesser or greater degree. 

By understanding your Enneagram type, you can use it as a guide to developing self-awareness, building strong relationships, and achieving success in any area of your life.


History of the Enneagram of personality

It is said to have originated in the Middle East, and its earliest known use was in the fourth century by a Christian mystic named Evagrius Ponticus. Still, it has been used by many spiritual traditions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism.

The Writings of P.D. Ouspensky are a key source of the origins. He wrote extensively about the symbol and attributed its origins to his teacher, G.I. Gurdjieff. Ouspensky’s writings provide insight into the esoteric structure and inner workings of the cosmos, which Gurdjieff introduced to the West in 1916. Furthermore, Oscar Ichazo (1931-2020), a spiritual teacher who ran a school in Arica, Chile, claimed that he was the first to develop the enneagram using material from both Gurdjieff and Ouspensky’s writings. This furthers our understanding of how it has evolved with the help of these two influential figures in its evolution.

The modern interpretation of the symbol is a complex one, with many different varieties existing in various spiritual and philosophical circles. It has been used as a tool for self-discovery, spiritual development and as a means of understanding and relating to other people. Proponents of the symbol often cite its ability to uncover hidden aspects of personality, as well as its power to reveal the interconnectedness between all nine types.

Understanding the Enneagram

The Enneagram is a system that identifies nine distinct personality types, each based on core desires and fears that impact how individuals think, feel, and behave. The Enneagram is much more than just a personality test and is a powerful tool for understanding oneself on a deeper level. The nine types are:

  1. The Perfectionist
  2. The Helper
  3. The Achiever
  4. The Individualist
  5. The Investigator
  6. The Loyalist
  7. The Enthusiast
  8. The Challenger
  9. The Peacemaker

Each of these personality types has its unique strengths and weaknesses, and by understanding our type, we can work towards personal growth and development. The Enneagram uses triads, wings, and paths of growth and stress to provide a more nuanced view of each type’s motivations and behaviours. Through Enneagram coaching and personality assessments, individuals can gain insight into their core motivations and learn how to harness their strengths while working to overcome their limitations.

How can Enneagram coaching help you?

Using the detailed Enneagram report, you can obtain insight into your core values, strengths and weaknesses, emotional responses, and impulses that can undermine goal setting. It also helps you identify habits or distorted thinking patterns that may be holding you back from reaching your goals. By gaining insight into these areas, you can begin to challenge them and develop self-awareness and compassion. This can help you to create a plan of action that is tailor-made to your needs and goals. Enneagram coaching can also help you recognize any opportunities for growth and make informed decisions about moving forward. With the help of the Enneagram, you can gain clarity on what you need to do to reach your goals and make lasting changes.

Do you want to know more about how Enneagram coaching can help you grow? Read our article on “Enneagram coaching for personal development and growth”.

Teams can greatly benefit from team coaching. See our Team Coaching page or read more in our blog.

The benefits of Enneagram coaching

Enneagram Coaching is an incredible tool that can assist individuals with personal growth and development in a profound and meaningful way. One of the primary benefits of working with a coach in this capacity is that it provides a safe space for clients to explore and better understand themselves. This increased self-awareness can result in improved self-esteem, a deeper understanding of motivations and needs, and a greater ability to self-regulate and cope with stressors. Additionally, coaching sessions can assist with interpersonal relationships by providing insight into communication styles and conflict resolution strategies. By learning more about the Enneagram, clients can gain a better understanding of how their personality type functions, leading to greater self-acceptance and improved relationships with others. Overall, Enneagram Coaching offers a unique and powerful approach to personal development that can benefit individuals in all areas of their lives.

What is the Enneagram personality test?

A personality test is a psychological assessment tool that aims to measure and evaluate various aspects of an individual’s personality. It typically consists of a series of questions or statements that the individual must respond to, indicating their preferences, behaviours, and attitudes in different situations. The test is designed to identify and classify the individual into specific personality types or traits based on established theories and frameworks in psychology.

Personality tests are used for various purposes, such as self-discovery, personal development, career guidance, team-building, and recruitment. They provide insights into an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, communication style, decision-making preferences, and overall behavioural patterns. By understanding one’s personality, individuals can gain self-awareness, make informed personal and professional decisions, and improve their relationships and interactions with others.

It is important to note that while Enneagram personality tests provide valuable insights, they should be used as a tool for self-reflection and guidance rather than definitive categorisation or judgment. Additionally, the accuracy and reliability of personality tests can vary depending on the specific test and its methodology. Therefore, it is recommended to use tests that are based on established theories and have undergone scientific validation to ensure their accuracy and validity. [1][2]

How do I find my Enneagram type?

We at Esterhuizen Coaching and Consulting are able to assist in two ways to determine your type.

Firstly, we utilise the Integrative Enneagram Questionnaire (iEQ9) that draws on the collective body of knowledge and experience from many pioneers in the Enneagram field. This questionnaire will provide a comprehensive report you can use during and after coaching sessions. 

You may wonder, why do a paid test if free tests are available? Read more about this topic by clicking on the link: “Why pay for an Enneagram test?

Secondly, we can conduct a typing interview with one of our practitioners to determine your Enneagram type.

Once you know your Enneagram type, can you utilise it as part of your personal development journey. 

Because the Enneagram is such a complex tool, it is advisable to use a qualified coach to assist you on your development journey.

Finding the right Enneagram coach

Finding the right Enneagram coach can have a significant impact on your personal growth and transformation journey. With so many coaches available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one. Start by looking for certified coaches with extensive training and experience in the Enneagram system. Consider their coaching style and find someone who is a good fit for your personality and needs. It’s also helpful to read reviews and testimonials from other clients to gauge their satisfaction with the coach. You may also want to consider if you prefer a faith-based or faith-neutral coaching approach. With the help of the Enneagram system and a qualified coach, you can gain deeper insights into your personality and develop strategies for growth and positive change. Take the time to find the right coach and invest in yourself, your relationships, and your future successes.

All of our coaches have successfully completed ICF-accredited Enneagram training programs and are certified Enneagram practitioners.

iEQ9 Enneagram Coaching

How to select the right coach for you

When seeking the guidance of an Enneagram coach, it’s important to start with an initial consultation or chemistry session. This consultation allows the coach to get to know you and determine your coaching needs. During the consultation, the coach will likely ask questions about your life experiences, behaviours, and thought processes to gain insight into your personality.

 It’s important for you to find an Enneagram coach that you feel comfortable opening up to and who you believe can best guide you through the coaching process. This initial consultation can serve as a great way to determine if a particular coach is the right fit for you. Remember to be honest and open during your consultation to ensure the best possible outcome.

Enneagram Coaching - FAQ

The Enneagram is a tool for self-awareness and personal growth. There are nine personality types based on the motivation and beliefs coming from our deeper essence. 

By understanding your Enneagram type, you can use it as a guide to developing self-awareness, building strong relationships, and achieving success in any area of your life.

Get more information on the benefit by clicking on this LINK.

The Enneagram can help you achieve your goals by providing insight into your core values, strengths and weaknesses, emotional responses, and impulses that can undermine goal setting. It also helps you identify habits or distorted thinking patterns that may keep you from reaching your goals. By gaining insight into these areas, you can begin to challenge them and develop self-awareness and compassion.

While the free version may give you a quick synopsis, the paid version can provide a more detailed understanding of your results. Paid tests typically have more accurate results, as they are scientifically validated. They can also cost anywhere from R250 to R1500; however, not all paid tests are created equal, and some are considered inaccurate. Therefore, it is essential to do your research and ensure you are using a reputable source for your test. The paid test usually includes a comprehensive report that can be used to improve performance in different areas of life and gain valuable insight into your personality type.

For more information, read our article "Why pay for an Enneagram test?"

While it is not necessary to get a coach to explain the Enneagram report to you, it can be beneficial for a deeper understanding and personalised guidance. A coach who is knowledgeable about the Enneagram can provide valuable insights and help you interpret the report in the context of your unique personality and life circumstances. They can help you explore the patterns and motivations identified in the report, offer guidance on personal growth and development, and support you in applying the insights from the Enneagram to your daily life.

A coach can also help you navigate any challenges or areas of growth that may arise from the Enneagram assessment, providing a supportive and objective perspective. They can assist you in developing strategies to overcome limitations associated with your Enneagram Type and guide you in leveraging your strengths.

Ultimately, the decision to work with a coach depends on your personal preferences, goals, and resources. If you feel that you would benefit from additional guidance and support in understanding and applying the Enneagram to your life, engaging a coach can be a valuable investment.

For more information, read our article "Why pay for an Enneagram test?"

It is important to note that the Enneagram is not a recruitment tool but rather a coaching and development tool to help create meta-awareness at the level of motivation. The Enneagram is also not on the HPCSA’s list of approved Psychometric tests.

Scroll to Top
Get to know your Enneagram type

Let's have a quick session to set you up to know your Enneagram type