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Blog: Anatomy of the Enneagram Types

Hello, Fellow Enneagram Aficionados! It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, back to explore the ins and outs of every Type with you. When most people discover the Enneagram, their first order of business is usually to learn as much as they can about their own Type. They’re natural priority is to uncover the Core Motivations behind their own thoughts, feelings, behaviors and struggles, and the ways they can keep themselves on a healthy path. (Don’t know your Enneagram type? Take my free assessment)

This is a wonderful first step, but the beauty of the Enneagram is that it gives us so much insight, not only into ourselves, but also into all the people around us. You most likely know at least one person of every Type, and learning more about who they are and what makes them tick has so many benefits. Not only will you gain greater awareness of why your spouse, children, friends, and co-workers do what they do, but you’ll also be able to extend more grace, empathy and...

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The Hidden Struggle Is Real

Arming Ourselves For the Internal Battle We’re All Fighting

Hello my fellow Enneagram fans! It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, back with you again to dig a little deeper into the internal worlds of each Type. Remember, the better we understand the Enneagram and our personalities, the better we can use the insights as a GPS to keep ourselves on a healthy path in every area of our lives. It’s especially beneficial to gain a deep understanding of our Hidden Struggle, the persistent internal battle we’re always fighting, but try to keep concealed from the people around us.

Before we dive into this topic, know that this knowledge is not meant to make us cast shame or blame on ourselves or others, but rather as another reason to put our full dependence on Christ, the One who knit us together in our mother’s wombs and knows the number of hairs on our head. We belong to Him, despite every thought, emotion and battle we are fighting.

A Gospel-centered approach...

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Primary Focus of Attention

The better we understand the Enneagram and our Type's Core Motivations, the better we can use it as an internal GPS to keep ourselves on a healthy path. Enjoy this FREE DOWNLOAD of each Type's Primary Focus of Attention, the specific and automatic current that is pulling at each us in every interaction and environment.

Remember that this knowledge is not meant to bring shame about your Type's internal patterns, but rather to help you steer yourself away from unhealthy thoughts, feelings and behaviors. You are fearfully and wonderfully made in Christ's image, and He took care of everything through His life, death and resurrection.

Wherever your Primary Focus of Attention is today, take a deep breath and remember that you are God's beloved child, and no matter your internal struggles and tendencies, you can fix your eyes on Him and take rest in this truth.

For more Gospel-centered insights on The Enneagram, follow us on Instagram @yourenneagramcoach

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Lasting New Year’s Transformation with the Enneagram

Accelerate True Growth in 2019

Happy New Year, Friends. It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth here. I hope your 2019 is off to a great start! January is already almost over, so I’m guessing most people’s New Year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. The gyms are thinning back out, the budget tracker has been abandoned, and the diets have gone off the rails. The truth is, by Valentines Day, most people can’t even remember the goals they set or promises they made at the stroke of midnight on January 1!

Why Most Resolutions Don’t Work

Though we have the best of intentions, why do we humans find it so hard to make healthy changes in our lives? Why do we keep failing in our strivings toward good habits, fulfilling our life purpose and having whole relationships with others?  Why do we look to food, to approval from others, to recognition in our careers, and a million other things to satisfy us? Why is it that so many of us never feel...

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The Enneagram and Gospel Freedom

Hello, Friends. It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, back to talk to you about why I take a Christ-centered approach to the Enneagram. This ancient symbol has been around for thousands of years, and people have interpreted it in many different ways. In fact, when I was first introduced to the Enneagram back in 2000, there was only one Christian Enneagram book in existence! We are lucky that today there are a few more Gospel-centered Enneagram resources.

Why do I think it’s so important to approach the Enneagram with our faith in Jesus front and center? I’m glad you asked! To be honest, without grace, the Enneagram could be downright depressing for every Type. It’s because this tool illuminates our hearts’ intent. While it reveals each of our strengths, motivations and heart longings, it also reveals our core fears, weaknesses, insecurities and sin tendencies. Those parts are not so flattering, acting as our Achilles’ heels and causing pain and...

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Podcast Feature: The Alli Worthington Show

Beth was featured on The Alli Worthington Show Episode 37: Discovering You with the Enneagram.

In this episode, Alli Worthington is with Beth McCord, also known as Your Enneagram Coach, and they have such an amazing show for you today! You will want to have a way to take notes as you listen. This is a show that is so full of wisdom, insight, and encouragement from Beth!

In this episode they discuss:

1. How to honor how God designed you

2. How Christians can use the Enneagram for growth

3. The unique message your heart longs to hear

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Why Become An Enneagram Coach?

Hi, Friends! It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, here to talk to you a little bit about what I do as a coach. I’ve already shared my story of how the Enneagram transformed my life, accelerated my own growth and enhanced my relationships with others. Whenever something positively impacts your life, whether it’s a product, app, company or even a belief system, you can’t help but share it with everyone you know. That’s why we all love leaving and reading reviews before we buy anything these days, and a glowing endorsement from a friend or family member will have us running to our Amazon carts faster than you can say, “free two day shipping!”

When I was first introduced to the Enneagram back in 2000, it brought so much insight and clarity to my inner world. When I discovered my Type (You can take a free assessment), I finally had a way to put words to the fears, desires and longings of my heart, the reasons why I do the things I do. It also helped...

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Podcast Feature: Simply Whole Moms

Beth was featured on the Simply Whole Moms Podcast Episode 16: Introduction to and More on the Enneagram

If you have no clue what the Enneagram is, then tune in to this episode! Hosts Kara and Nicole had the pleasure of chatting with Beth McCord, a.k.a. Your Enneagram Coach. She has been speaking, teaching, and coaching about the Enneagram for over 15 years. This conversation could have gone on so much longer - Beth is a wealth of knowledge.

This interview is split up into two parts. Part 1 details who Beth is, how she found the Enneagram and gives a quick intro into the nine types.

In Part 2 they dive a little bit deeper into some of the Enneagram numbers, including which numbers tend to confuse themselves with each other. Beth speaks on wings, healthy vs. unhealthy behavior in the different types, and how her resources can help you discover your Enneagram type and move forward in growth in your type.

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Beth's Enneagram Journey

How the Enneagram Helped Me Transform Frustration into Freedom

Hi, Friends. It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, here to tell you a little bit about my personal Enneagram journey. My hope is that by reading about the transformation I experienced (and continue to experience daily), that you’ll be inspired to use the Enneagram to accelerate your own personal and spiritual growth.

Who and Whose Am I?

In 2000, My husband Jeff and I, along with our kids Nate and Libby, were living in a small three-bedroom apartment on our seminary’s campus. It was then that I stumbled upon and began studying the Enneagram, not as a teacher or coach, but as a wife and mom of small children, a person who desperately needed it.

As a long-time Christ-follower, I was well-acquainted with the Gospel story. I knew logically that Jesus loves me and had died for me, bringing me freedom and fullness in Him. But somehow I was struggling to let that truth fully settle into my heart and life. I kept...

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Podcast Feature: The Enneacast

Beth was featured on The Enneacast Podcast Episode 9: Type 9 - The Peacemaker.

Hosts Jesse Eubanks and Sam Stevenson give an overview of Enneagram Type 9 and interview Enneagram coach Beth McCord. The crew plays Your Worst Nightmare where Jesse pits the peacemakers against one another for his own entertainment.

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