In each of these areas, I have a very clear focus – to create awareness – both self-awareness and understanding of others.
Awareness is a critical component of personal well-being, professional success and quality relationships at home and at work because it informs and empowers our choices.
When we see ourselves clearly and the way we impact others, we have the opportunity to make our best decisions and our lives and relationships can grow and flourish. When we have major blind spots, we can hurt ourselves and others through poor choices, despite our best intentions.
I work in many ways, with many models – everything from the 7 Habits to the 12 Steps.
Much of my work is informed by the Enneagram, a powerful and dynamic personality system that describes nine distinct and fundamentally different patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. The Enneagram is different than other personality systems because it helps us more deeply understand the motivations and needs that drive us and others.
With this increased awareness, we can gain a much clearer perspective, have more compassion for others and ultimately make better decisions. This is what is especially illuminating to my clients in coaching and counselling, team-building and leadership training.
After 40 years of professional experience working with people in 3 careers – first as a television broadcaster, and then the last 25 years as a clinical therapist and organizational effectiveness consultant, the Enneagram is overall the best way I have found to help people know themselves and others.
I use this system as a map to collaborate with my clients to create a transformative path of growth and I have received a significant amount of very positive feedback.
I have an MSW in Clinical Social Work and I am member on the Clinical Registry of the Alberta College of Social Workers. I am a Certified Practitioner in the Narrative Enneagram and Certified Coach through the Enneagram in Business.