The Enneagram In Business - Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD 

August | 2011  
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Bringing Out the Best in Yourself At Work - book
What Type of Leader Are You? - book
Bringing Out the Best In Everyone You Coach - book
Enneagram Development Guide - book

What's on my Mind? A Link to Ginger's Blog...
Many really good things have happened this month. The two different Train-the-Trainer programs - one on Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work and the other based on What Type of Leader Are You? - were fun, engaged, and had wonderful people in them. They had very different qualities, with the first program being really mellow and the second being full of good combustion. Two people attended both, and at first, they were wondering how two programs could be so different. Really, it's because of the people in them and the dynamics generated. What also contributed to the dynamism in the second program was from Uranio Paes, who was attending, but who is also a dear friend. He's been doing some very deep and moving energy work, so we got to experiment with it in a variety of very wonderful ways.

The IEA (International Enneagram Association) Conference in between my programs was extremely pleasant, plus I went to two sessions that moved my spirit. One was on working with the Enneagram in prisons (female inmates) and the other focused on using the Enneagram with college students (complete with college students). Because my son is college age and knows the Enneagram well (and he is so dear to my heart), this session was very exciting.

My IEA Conference endnote - which I put a great deal of love and work into - went very well. It was about how we are all in this consciousness work together, how we need to find where our passion or inspiration comes from (often from our early stories), get over our ego-states that keep us from taking the right action, and moving forward, together. I felt extreme pleasure in the giving of it.

While I was there, I received a highly unexpected email from Claudio Naranjo (through a 3rd party) inviting me to attend and present at a psychological symposium on the Enneagram that will be held in Brazil in April 2012. Even more than surprised, I was deeply honored and excited, I could hardly contain my enthusiasm. I still feel that way.

Jamaica Bay InnFinally, I decided to do something different and interesting, which is this: I found an amazingly beautiful new boutique hotel to hold some of my programs. It is a true oasis, right on the beach in Marina del Rey, full of boats and beauty, and with incredible food and prices that are affordable. Marina del Rey is 10 minutes from LAX and 15 minutes from Santa Monica, where I live. So instead of having to travel so much for some programs, I can do them there, live in my own house, sleep in my own bed, and still provide participants with an even more stellar experience. It's called the Jamaica Bay Inn and you can go see for yourself. I'll be doing the "Coaching with the Enneagram" certificate program there in late February (come to California to get away from the cold), but also the two summer Train-the-Trainer programs, before and after the IEA Conference. The IEA Conference will be in Long Beach, but Marina del Rey is close. I will shuttle people to the conference (or back from) if needed, and participants can have a gorgeous stay throughout the T-the-Ts, even visiting Venice Beach or Santa Monica in the evenings.  

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2012 Programs: Enneagram in Business

The list below will soon be available for online registration, plus more programs will be added!


"Coaching with the Enneagram" Certificate Program: February 27-March 2  |  Marina del Rey, CA (10 minutes from LAX)

This will be the only US-based coaching program in 2012 and will be held at the gorgeous site, right on the beach. In addition, there will be a spectacular session in the late afternoon of March 2nd and on March 3rd, conducted by Uranio Paes. Uranio has been studying and working with energy work and the Enneagram for several years and will be offering this special program that will be available for anyone who wants to attend. Exact price and details for this event will be forthcoming.


"T-Groups with the Enneagram" Certificate Program: March 26-30  |  San Francisco, CA

This brand new program, limited to 36 participants, integrates the powerful technology of the T-Group ("T" stands for training) with the profound insights of the Enneagram. Endorsed by NTL, the organization that developed T-Group technology, this program offers opportunities for personal growth and an understanding of group dynamics that is unparalleled. Ginger will be the lead trainer, along with Pat Bidol-Padva, Kathleen Brown, and Beth Applegate.


"Coaching with the Enneagram" Certificate Program: May 7-11  |  Montreal, Canada

This program will be held at a beautiful retreat center in Montreal. Thanks to Peter McGaugh for arranging this.


"Coaching with the Enneagram" Certificate Program: June 27-July 1  |  Hong Kong, China

Co-lead by Gloria Hung, this will be the third time for the Hong Kong-based coaching program.  


Train-the-Trainer: What Type of Leader Are You?: July 20-25  |  Marina del Rey, CA (10 minutes from LAX)

Held right before the IEA 2012 Conference, the program site is a 25 minute drive from Long Beach, where the IEA Conference will be held. Transportation will be provided for program participants leaving directly after the program for the IEA Conference and pre-conference.


Train-the-Trainer: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work: July 30-August 4  |  Marina del Rey, CA (10 minutes from LAX)

Held directly after the IEA Conference, the program site is a 25 minute drive from Long Beach, where the IEA Conference will be held. Transportation will be provided for program participants leaving directly after the IEA Conference for this program.


In addition, there will likely be a "Coaching with the Enneagram" Certificate Program in Sydney, Australia (May) and possibly another in Colombia (in Spanish) later in 2012.


2011 "Coaching with the Enneagram" Certificate Programs

Based on Bringing Out the Best in Everyone You Coach, this program (worth 35.5 ICF credits) is being offered in the following locations in 2011:


South Africa: September 19-23

Contact Neil Harper to register


Italy: November 19-23

In Italian - Contact Marta Montemezzani to register



Enneagram in Business: Best Practices Benchmark Report | Lessons learned from 72 companies | now available in English and Spanish

A 2011 benchmark study conducted by The Enneagram in Business Network


benchmark graphicThe Benchmark Report is now available in Spanish (PDF) as well as English. Soon, it will also be available in Portuguese and French! We've distributed almost 3000 print copies and it's hard to tell how many PDFs are moving around in cyberspace. Many thanks to Gema de la Rosa (Spain) for translating this into Spanish!


Based on 39 in-depth interviews with leaders and consultants from 5 continents and 20 countries, learn the 6 most important critical success factors, the 10 most commonly used business applications, 3 wonderful surprises, and the 3 most important future trends. In addition, 20 different companies gave us permission to use their names, so you can too.


Feel free to send the Benchmark PDF to people you know or to carry it on your website. If you do, simply add that the study was conducted by the Enneagram in Business Network.


Thanks to the Enneagram in Business Network Benchmark team:  Matt Ahrens (United States) | Lindy Amos (Australia) | Valerie Atkin (United States) | Gema de la Rosa (Spain) | Neil Harper (South Africa) | Martin Hawkes (Ireland) | Gloria Hung (China) | Ginger Lapid-Bogda (United States) | Bo Zoffman (Denmark)  


Contact for your PDF or print copy in English!

Contact Gema de la Rosa for your PDF in Spanish. We also have the Spanish version in the Enneagram in Business office.


Know Your Type: New Enneagram iPhone App Update

We're headed toward the 8000 download mark! 

The Enneagram in Business Blogs
Read the August blogs:

benchmark graphicBenchmark Report: The Enneagram in Business Comes of Age 

This blog is a summary plus the back-story of the 2011 Best Practices Benchmark Report conducted by a team of The Enneagram in Business Network.
                       Click here to read this blog.

PlanningEnneagram Theory: Fixations (Habits of Mind) - Planning This blog describes how all 9 Enneagram styles engage in habitual Planning, the fixation normally associated with Enneagram Sevens.

Click here to read this blog. 


UnityState of the Enneagram (as I see it)

Through my many travels to many places and post the IEA Conference, this blog is a reflection of where I believe the Ennea-world is right now.

Click here to read this blog. 


MotivationEnneagram Styles and Motivation

Gayle Hardie, Senior Member of the Enneagram in Business Network, has written another compelling Insight, this time about Motivation, followed by my blog discussing how each of us, based on Enneagram style, reduce our own internal fire!

Click here to read this blog. 


Tip of the Month: Development for Tens


This is sort of a joke, and also not a joke! It's always a good idea to periodically ask yourself what you really want in your life and take some steps toward manifesting this. Here are 3 questions to ask yourself:


What are the three most important things I want in my life right now?

To what extent are these present?

What can I do to allow more of this in my life?


I actually did this for myself recently and came up with these three items: love, joy, and serenity. When I recognized that they were not present-enough in my life and asked what I could do about it, the answer was embarrassingly obvious: I am just too busy and traveling constantly.


While there are many ways to allow more love, joy, and serenity  in my life, the best way for me to allow more of this wasn't obvious. Obviously, I could cut down my office activity (but that's not realistic without other consequences that are not desirable) and cut my travel (also not desirable, since my travel all involves spreading the Enneagram, which is so important to me).


Then, the non-obvious answer became obvious: I need more vacation-time. The problem is that I travel so much, the idea of packing and getting on a plane or driving some distance was not appealing. Then, what emerged is this beautiful hotel, the Jamaica Bay Inn in Marina del Rey. It's 12 minutes from my house, feels like a wonderland of beach with healthy-gourmet food, and has the most beautiful rooms. Not only am I going to hold some of my programs there (so I can stay in my own bed!), but also plan to take mini-vacations there on weekends.


Try these 3 questions yourself!

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Enneagram iPhone App  
Created by Ginger Lapid-Bogda, this animated, interactive App for home and work includes typing and how to prevent conflict; reduce stress; interact with others; and engage in development activities specific to your type. There are type videos, a way to test your Enneagram knowledge in real-world situations, theory, and more



Only $2.99 on the iTunes App Store. Go to  


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