Feb 26, 2022
I've always been fascinated by personality assessments and typology. If you've been paying attention the last decade or two, the Enneagram has been the tool of choice for many people. A lot of organizations, companies, and churches use it to help people better understand themselves, and to enhance teamwork, as well.
However, that's not the only use for the Enneagram. Many fiction authors also use the Enneagram to help structure their stories and flesh out characters. So today, I've brought on two amazing ladies who know far more about the Enneagram than I do.
Teresa McCloy is a coach, consultant, and professional speaker. She uses her REALIFE Process™ and tools, such as the Enneagram Typology Profile to help her clients move from living with their hair on fire to discovering clarity about the life they want to live and the process to make it happen. She is also the host of The Enneagram in Your REALIFE podcast, as well as the author of an upcoming book on living from rest, not rush.
Ashley Rescot is a professional violinist, educator, writer, and Fulbright scholar. She has operated her own violin studio for nearly a decade. She's not only an extraordinarily talented violinist, but is also fluent in French, having spent a year in Paris as part of her education. Ashley is also a music fiction author, with two books under her belt. The first is a collection short stories called The Chronicles of Music Majors, and the second is a novel called A Change in Tune.
In this conversation, we dive into what the Enneagram is, why it's significant, and how fiction writers can use it to tell better stories.
You can connect with these amazing people through the links below!
Meet Teresa McCloy:
The Enneagram in your REALIFE Podcast.
Connect with Teresa on Facebook.
Connect with Teresa on LinkedIn.
Learn more about Ashley Rescot:
Connect with Ashley on Facebook.
Connect with Ashley on LinkedIn.
Want to discover more about the Enneagram? Check out The Enneagram Institute.
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