The Enneagram– An Ancient Personality Map


Nature is full of patterns. Why wouldn’t there also be patterns in human personalities?

The Enneagram is a tool for self-knowledge. It is an ancient map of the human experience which identifies nine personality types: three types lead with “heart”, three types lead with “head” and three types lead with “gut” or intuitive knowledge.

Without awareness, our personality is in the driver’s seat of our lives. When we bring awareness to these personality habits (which live not only in our heads but are full body neural pathways) we reconnect to the freedom + choice which is ours in each moment. And to the deeply intuitive voice of our soul or essential self.

This is a lifelong process, but the Enneagram is a uniquely powerful tool to fast track inner growth and awareness.

Why is this important? So you can feel better sooner! And have more clarity about the unique work + life that is called out of you.

The Enneagram is one of the foundational tools for my FLOURISH 8 step coaching program.  In fact as the first step F or “Figuring out the Box You are In.”

I work with women to help them discover their personality type and to identify custom fieldwork practices to step over the stumbling blocks which trip them up again and again: maybe for you it is a constant internal pressure or need to “do it right” or an inclination to give to others and find yourself tired and depleted … and maybe a little resentful if you are honest. Or maybe it is the fatigue you feel at always needing to move another step up the ladder of life, or pursue the next big goal only to arrive at the top of that particular mountain and find that it doesn’t hold the joy, or sense of satisfaction you hoped it did. Or maybe for you it is another common way in which you find yourself repeating a pattern which doesn’t deliver on the beautiful life you desire, and which doesn’t actually feel good to be inside of.

I get it! The beauty of the Enneagram is that it can help unstick your stuck with real ease and speed, so that you can more quickly learn what you need to learn to feel better and release more of the gifts you are here to share!

Ready to get started? Book a Complimentary Discovery Session and I’d love to answer any questions you have about the Enneagram and help you discern next steps for working with this powerful awareness technique.


PS The Enneagram can be a teeny overwhelming at first. Please don’t let this stop you for exploring it. It is truly the most transformational tool I know of + I love helping people move through the information to discern how to live it.  Grab a spot on my online calendar and lets talk more!

Courtney Pinkerton, M.Div & M.PP, is a holistic life coach and the founder of Bird in Hand Coaching. She holds dual masters degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School and is the creator of the 8 step FLOURISH Coaching program. A celebrated retreat leader, Courtney is hosting a Flourish Retreat for women in Granada, Nicaragua October 20-23rd. In live events and through her coaching Courtney helps busy women unlock their greatest gifts and thrive in their personal lives. This summer she moved to Nicaragua with her husband Richard Amory and their three children where together they are exploring volcanic islands, colonial cities, and area beaches to find their perfect spot to land. Interested to learn more about her FLOURISH coaching program or upcoming retreat? You can schedule your complimentary discovery session here