I was struggling with family relationships – in my marriage and with my adult step children. My emotional state was characterized by a sense of entrapment, fear of the future, anxiety and overall confusion. Five counselling sessions with Marty and work with the Enneagram followed. Through this work, I have a better understanding of myself and the dynamics of my family relationships. My outlook has greatly improved along with my ability to live in today.
Working with Marty provides me fundamental checkpoints as I develop my skills and find the ‘line of best fit’ with who I am and who I can be as a leader. He asks great questions and there’s an honesty in the way he relates. The Enneagram is a beneficial resource for me to use between my sessions with Marty, helping me highlight and reinforce the principles we discuss.
Positivity – Marty’s coaching has focused on positive and proactive approaches to address challenges. Through self-reflection and situational assessment, I feel better prepared to meet the needs of my position. The Enneagram has made me more aware of how what I perceive as strengths might be points of conflict with others that I work with. This has improved my workplace communication.
Many stable things in my life were becoming increasingly unstable. Marty’s caring and appropriate, challenging ways through our regular coaching sessions were genuinely transformative. The crisis of divorce and a change of employment progressed although I knew I would not just survive but thrive with his sage questions and kind nudging. His work with the Enneagram was one of the most profound guides I have experienced.
I definitely felt the leadership workshop with Marty was a valuable and thoroughly interesting experience. I found the pre-workshop interview to be enjoyable and convenient to arrange; the book provided during the course is an excellent resource for further learning. The workshop itself was engaging and Marty facilitated the discussion in an easy-going and inviting manner. The one day workshop provided an introduction to the core material and I am motivated to continue to develop my skills after being given a solid foundation.
The Enneagram was very beneficial in helping me to understand character qualities and how they reveal your values and influence your behavior… all of which impact how you enact leadership. Marty infused his own experiences and learning of leadership in a way that invited us to embrace the notion that leadership is developmental in nature. This approach created a space for us to share our triumphs and challenges as leaders.
Self-awareness is a fundamental building block of Leadership development. Marty’s Enneagram workshop facilitated a novel and in-depth appreciation of not only what makes each of us tick but what drives others. An understanding of these uncannily informative profiles can help health care leaders engage with others in their settings and strengthen connections and drive effective goal-oriented and productive collaborations.
I have worked with other tools in the past including Myers Briggs but found the Enneagram to be much more detailed and revealing. It was also very interesting in terms of using it as a tool to understand other members of your family and your work team. Marty was an excellent facilitator with significant experience in coaching and counselling. A very positive experience.
I’d highly recommend the program for team-building.…It gave the staff and faculty who participated a better understanding of each other along with greater self-understanding…For a faculty such as ours, physically separated on different floors and campuses, it was a great way to connect…
Marty required an individual session along with follow-up conversations prior to any group session. This created a comfort level with Marty as a facilitator that made the group session relaxed and welcoming. Marty was very adept at creating this type of environment that made the session full of transparency and extremely valuable.