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The Enneagram – A Guest Series for Successful Blog

Liz Strauss has kindly invited me to write a guest series, An Introduction to the Enneagram for Successful Blog. The first of six posts is online now – What is the Enneagram and Why Should You Care?, the rest will appear over the next couple of weeks (schedule here).

Special thanks to Sandy Renshaw who has done some great illustrations for the series.

What’s the Enneagram? That’s what the series is about – go have a look.

Let’s just say it could change your life.

The Enneagram

If you’re visiting from Successful Blog I know you’re used to good hospitality from Liz, so I thought I’d take a moment to introduce myself and my blog.

I’m a poet and business coach living in London and specialising in work with professional artists, creatives and companies in the creative industries.

This blog is a place for me to share my enthusiasms about creativity, coaching and creative business. Although it’s aimed primarily at creative professionals, I hope it will appeal to anyone with an interest in people and creativity. Any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me.


  1. What a trip! Glad to see you writing about this. I’ve been using the Enneagram for years and have found its concepts to be quite liberating.

    I like it best when the numbers are left unlabeled. For me, it’s easier to say (and think), “Oh yeah, she’s a 1, or he’s a 5.”

    I look forward to see what else you come up with.

    Roger von Oech (an “8”)

  2. Thanks Roger, glad you like it. Yes I prefer not to label the numbers, the names only give a partial description and can be misleading. And as a One, I obviously need to get these things right!

  3. Looking forward to digesting all of this in the next few days Mark. Thanks.

  4. Days??? It took me years Charles – why should you get off so lightly?

  5. OK chief. I’ll give it the full on treatment. Might collar you sometime over it too 🙂

  6. Heh. I’m only joking/acting according to (stereo)type. Happy to be collared though.