Episode 39: How we show up through the lens of the Enneagram, with Annie Hanekom

In this episode, Rachel chats with Annie Hanekom, Leadership and Team Facilitator and Coach and Certified Enneagram Practitioner

We chat about the Enneagram – an ancient way of understanding ourselves, our personality and our responses to others. This has been a very powerful way that people have understood themselves and others over hundreds of years which has enjoyed a resurgence recently. We discuss why it can be such a powerful tool for self-awareness and chat about the insights it can bring – on a really deep level. 

Health warning! Remember – the enneagram is a lens of looking at the world. No model is absolutely true but models can be helpful!

We talk about the 9 different enneagram types and how each type may be responding in the Coronavirus crisis. We explore the key areas for development and what the opportunities are now for each type to live life in a fuller and more meaningful way. 

Annie’s top tips to get more self-aware are:

  1. Take the time to notice what your instant reaction to something is…interrogate what’s really going on.
  2. Ask, is this the most useful thing I could do?
  3. Then ask, what’s a better way to respond?

You can watch this podcast episode on YouTube here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4ByYnP5ro__Q5r_PxgBXYGUIAuS8TM7N

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Podcast links

Get the COVID Team Wellbeing Toolkit which includes instructions on how to run a team check in chat here – https://www.shapestoolkit.com/free-team-wellbeing-toolkit

Connect with Annie on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/annie-hanekom-99591b/

Contact Annie Annie@proteus.training

Integrative 9 Enneagram info – https://www.integrative9.com/enneagram/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwrIf3BRD1ARIsAMuugNvgpa_eJHM1FE2eN4ZUOA8fYfbJ0XT3ASSp5NKyFf-iV3b0QJQkybwaAgPNEALw_wcB

Podcast The Road Back to You – all about the different Enneagram types. https://www.theroadbacktoyou.com/podcast

24 hour support for NHS staff: Call 0300 131 7000 between 7am and 11pm or text FRONTLINE to 85258 24/7.

BMA Wellbeing Service – https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/work-life-support/your-wellbeing

The NHS Practitioner Health Programme – https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/

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Other Podcasts

Episode 47 – How to Have a Courageous Conversation

Rachel talks with Beccie D'Cunha about the conversations that we avoid and the conversations we really need to have with our colleagues, teams and managers. They can be described as difficult conversations, but we can redefine them as courageous conversations - because ultimately it takes courage for both parties to listen and be heard.

Episode 46 – Default to happy

Rachel talks with Dr Giles P Croft about his take on how to beat stress and burnout. Giles  is a psychology graduate and former NHS surgeon who stepped aside from clinical practice for a decade to explore a number of career paths, including health informatics, cycling journalism, public speaking and high street retail with his wife.

Episode 45 – Rest. The final frontier

Rachel is joined by Sheela Hobden, Professional Certified Coach, wellbeing expert and fellow Shapes Toolkit facilitator. We talk about why rest isn’t just important for wellbeing, but important for productivity and creativity too. 

Episode 40 – Leading with tough love with Gary Hughes

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Gary Hughes, author of the book Leadership in Practice, blogger, educator and facilitator who is a Practice Manager by day. We chat about how leadership in the COVID-19 crisis has had to adapt, and the different roles that a leader has had to take.

Episode 37 – How to manage conflict during COVID with Jane Gunn

Rachel is thrilled to welcome back Jane Gunn – lawyer, mediator and expert in conflict resolution who has been known as the Corporate Peacemaker. This episode is for you if the thought of addressing a difficult issue with one of your colleagues send you running for the hills…

Episode 20 – A creative solution to stress with Ruth Cocksedge

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Ruth Cocksedge a Practitioner Psychologist who started her career as a mental health nurse. She practices in Cambridge and has a particular interest in EMDR for PTSD and creative writing as a way to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Episode 11 – The magical art of reading sweary books

In this episode, Rachel is joined once again by Dr Liz O’Riordan, the ‘Breast Surgeon with Breast Cancer’, TEDx speaker, author, blogger, triathlete and all round superstar who has been nominated for ‘Woman of the Year’.

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