Every coach has concerns about using the best assessments in the most effective ways. There are so many assessments out there, but why waste time with those that aren’t effective? Let’s clear up the confusion and explore one particular tool that I’m excited to share with you!

Kathleen Stinnett is a Master Certified Coach. She joined us for Episode 110 to discuss how we, as coaches, can employ creativity in helping our clients circumvent the left-brain logic processor and tap into more creative insights and perspectives. She’s the principal and founder of Future Launch, where she works with clients in coaching and human performance solutions. She brings over 25 years’ experience in how she works with individuals and organizations to improve their effectiveness, enhance their fulfillment, and create sustainable change. Kathleen is the author of The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow.

Show Highlights:

  • How Kathleen became aware of the Enneagram
  • How Kathleen realized the Enneagram is a deeply personal self-development tool outlining nine “paths,” or personality types
  • How Kathleen uses this tool in coaching situations
  • How to integrate the assessment’s feedback with client behavior
  • How the Enneagram reveals the motivation behind why we do what we do
  • The clear development pathways that are built into the assessment
  • The nine pathways, their descriptions, and the motivations for each:
    • The strict perfectionist
    • The considerate helper
    • The competitive achiever
    • The intense creative
    • The quiet specialist
    • The loyal skeptic
    • The enthusiastic visionary
    • The active controller
    • The adaptive peacemaker
  • How the debrief is used in the coaching process
  • What the assessment revealed in Meg’s results
  • How our composition is wired through nature and nurture
  • How peacemaking and conflict-avoidant tendencies may not serve you well
  • How self-forgetting comes into play
  • Why this construct is so powerful compared to other options
  • The feedback Kathleen has received from clients
  • How the assessment can be used in teams
  • What Kathleen finds to be most helpful about the Enneagram
  • How Kathleen trains other coaches to use this assessment, mostly because she was a diehard customer first
  • “This assessment isn’t about boxing people in, but it shows people the boxes they have created for themselves over a lifetime.”


The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow (McGraw-Hill) by Kathleen Stinnett

The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self Knowledge by Beatrice Chestnut

Access the free Professional iEQ9 report by emailing Kathleen Stinnett  kathleen@futurelaunch.com before October 21, 2019.