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Welcome to Season Two of The Road Back To You: Looking at life through the lense of the Enneagram.
To start this season, we are honored to have Mr. Michael Hyatt as our guest. Michael is an author, speaker, businessman, and virtual mentor. His accomplishments are featured in Forbes, Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and The New York Times.
Michael is a healthy Enneagram 3. As a husband, the father of five daughters, and a successful CEO, we believe his experience will be invaluable to you.
We hope you will enjoy the first podcast of this season!
Also, we have a new website, and we're offering you the opportunity to partner with us as we continue to grow. You can find out more details by clicking on the DONATE tab on our website.
The Enneagram in Life, Work, and Marriage - A Conversation with Wade and Heather Hodges -Enneagram 3 (The Performer) and 8 (The Challenger) - Episode 26
If you're married, or in a long-term relationship, you have experienced the struggle of understanding your partner and trying to interpret their behavior. You've learned that relationship is a balancing act of making two lives function together, while allowing each other the freedom of your individualities.
Our guests today on The Road Back To You are Wade and Heather Hodges. Wade is a pastor, author, husband, and father. Heather is a visual and performing artist, wife, and mother. Their insight will help you understand:
1. How the Enneagram gives a couple permission to give each other space.
2. How the Enneagram relieves the pressure you feel to change your spouse.
3. The value of giving each other the opportunity to process your experiences differently.
4. How each of your gifts complements each other's weaknesses and forms a stronger team.
This episode is essential for any couple; whether you have just started your life together or been married for 50 years!
Also, here are two opportunities to experience an Enneagram Conference with Suzanne and Ian. Click on the event of your choice for more information:
One last thing. This is The Road Back To You's final program for Season One. Thank you for joining our family of listeners over the past several months. On March 1st 2017, we will launch Season Two. We already have a number of exhilarating guests scheduled to discuss new and relevant topics. We are also adding a new section to each show called "The Listener's Corner" where Suzanne and Ian will respond to your emails.
We hope you will continue to join us as together we explore The Road Back To You.
Processing Pain through Optimism - Insight to the Enneagram 7 (The Enthusiast) with Mihee Kim-Kort - Episode 25
If you're an Enneagram 7, you probably thrive on the idea that variety is the spice of life and you draw energy from staying active. Also, there's a good chance people accuse you of being optimistic to a fault.
Welcome to the world of today's guest, Mihee Kim-Kort; Presbyterian Pastor, Author, Blogger (miheekimkort.com), mother of three (five-year-old twins and a three-year-old) and a self-ascribed hopemonger. You will resonate with Mihee when she describes her life as "Getting really excited about a lot of things, but never really knowing where her keys are!"
She helps us look into the life of an "Enthusiast." A life where the routines of motherhood presents a challenge and optimism is often used as a way to fend off pain.
Mihee is fun, adventurous, spiritually grounded, and resilient, so get ready for an enlightening, energetic episode of The Road Back To You.
Also, here are two opportunities to experience an Enneagram Conference with Ian and Suzanne. Click on the event of your choice for more information:
The Enneagram and Therapy - A dialogue with Chris Gonzalez - Enneagram 9 (The Peacemaker) - Episode 24
Chris Gonzalez is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Lipscomb University. He is also a husband, father and an Enneagram 9.
In his conversation with Ian, Suzanne on The Road Back To You, they discuss how understanding the Enneagram can be valuable in therapy, and some very helpful tools for resolving family conflict.
To round out their conversation, Chris gives a therapist perspective of living life as an Enneagram 9; we hope you will enjoy today's program.
Today's guest on The Road Back To You is Sarah Bessey (Enneagram 9): Blogger, Speaker, Wife, Mother of four, and Author of two books, Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith and Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women.
If you tend to do anything to avoid conflict or wrestle with the importance of your life, then Sarah's perspective will be eye opening for you. From this incredibly insightful woman who jokes about being passive aggressive as her "spiritual gift," you will learn how being a peacemaker can become both a virtue and a vice.
Listen now as we discover how 9's are natural meditators and why healthy nines learn to make decisions based on right priorities.
Our guest in Episode 22 is Jo Saxton (Enneagram8);Author, Speaker, Host of the popular podcast "Lead Stories," Chairman of the Board for a large non-profit, Lutheran Pastor, and as she so energetically puts it, “a Nigerian Londoner.” And if that isn't enough, Relevant Magazine has just listed Jo as one of “7 Leaders to Follow in 2017.”
Jo is every bit an Enneagram 8. She’s a bundle of energy who doesn’t just walk into a room; she owns it. But with this confidence, you will learn that there is a price to pay. A price because she is a woman and also because she is a woman of color.
If you have every felt betrayed, misunderstood, or judged before someone took the time to get to know you, then this episode of The Road Back To You could change your life.
As Jo talks to Ian and Suzanne, you will begin to see how she has learned that she is not just tolerated by God, but rather she is fearfully and wonderfully made. God celebrates her personality and her life!
You would think that a Professor of Philosophy and author of five books would, for the most part, have life figured out. But what we learn from today's guest Jim Danaher (Enneagram 3) is that we all need to continue to do soul-work, to strengthen the muscles of self-observation to get to a place of honesty.
Jim, an academic and expert on contemplative prayer, speaks of how coming into stillness helps us see that it's not enough to find our identity in our image and what we accomplish.
In Ian and Suzanne's conversation with an Enneagram 3, we learn how to step away from the constant need to overachieve and recognize the importance of being instead of just doing.