Enneagram 101 with Kelly Travis

Enneagram 101 with Kelly Travis
“The Enneagram gives you a roadmap into “how do I grow?” - Kelly Travis

We all have different core motivations — and the Enneagram lets us understand ourselves and others better. We’re doing an intro to  the Enneagram with Kelly Travis, a wellness and career coach and certified Enneagram practitioner.

The Enneagram is one of the tools you can use to become more you and to navigate the world in a way that is more authentic. It’s another way to slow down and connect with your center.

The Enneagram shows us the good and bad sides of our types — or to put it another way how our type helps us and how it can hold us back if we aren’t aware and don’t adjust.

We talk about: 

  • how our core motivations mix with our thinking, feeling, and action centers to create our type
  • an overview of the 9 core types
  • recognizing ourselves — strengths and struggles — in our types
  • our wings and lines creating a picture of potential for us
  • how the Enneagram can help us understand conflict and team dynamics
  • advice for completing the Enneagram test and reading your results


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    At the end of every episode, we share three doable changes, so you can take what you’ve heard and put it into action. Action is where change happens.

    Even though we want big change, it’s really little things done over and over that make the difference. So pick a doable thing. Put it in your calendar. Weave it through your days for a week and then move on to the next one. It will have a snowball effect.

    Here are three Doable Changes from this conversation:

    • TAKE THE ENNEAGRAM TEST. The best starting place with the Enneagram is taking a test to find out your type and wings. You don’t want a quick 10-question test. You want a recommended version. When you take it, don’t overthink the questions, just answer. Don’t spend too much time in your head.
    • LEARN ABOUT YOUR TYPE. When you get your results, read about your type and other information. Start with the report from the test itself. Want to go deeper? You can schedule time (set a timer) to research more — it’s easy to go down a rabbit hole, so put a container around it for yourself. And don’t be surprised if there’s a little bit of ickiness. Part of the Enneagram is learning to look at our full self with clear eyes. Understanding the things that feel like flaws or drawbacks is just information we can use.
    • NOTICE HOW YOU SHOW UP. Once you have this information, notice how you show up. Start by noticing. It may point to strengths you can lean into more. It may also point to areas you may want to work to shift‚ not to be less you, but to work more effectively and authentically.
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    Kelly Travis leverages her skill set as a wellness and career coach, organizational facilitator, speaker, and certified Enneagram practitioner to help clients achieve their professional goals – whether as individuals, teams, or organizations. Kelly is a wellbeing and work expert, dedicated to helping clients create productive and meaningful work cultures while also prioritizing employee wellbeing. Her strengths include relationship building, team motivation, and leadership development at all levels. Kelly also works with individuals ranging from high-level executives and business owners to rising stars, providing coaching in areas such as health and wellbeing, emotional intelligence, professional growth, healthy leadership, and team development initiatives. As an accredited Integrative Enneagram practitioner with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health Education and Promotion, and certification as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Kelly has the expertise to help you achieve your goals while staying healthy and balanced. Kelly’s passion for aligning goal achievement with wellbeing began in college, where she captained the UNC-Charlotte cross country team as a collegiate All-American runner. Kelly has worked with prominent clients such as NASA, Dropbox, Nevada State Bank, and many others, helping them create thriving and collaborative work environments


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