Hi, I’m Amy and I’m an Enneagram Type Seven.
My journey from a worn-out-frazzled-striving mom of three to coaching others to a vibrant wholehearted life didn’t happen overnight. Before I learned to understand my unique mothering style or what I needed for a healthy soul-care routine and before the successful summers that I actually look forward to with my kids; I wasn’t present for the simple moments and I lacked the deep relationships I wanted in my life.
I let comparison steal my joy
Overwhelm from the mundane was limiting me from doing what I wanted most
Shame held me captive from fruitful parenting practices
And I was tired of all my mom friends feeling the same
What Changed it All
I can remember it like yesterday. While running a successful Norwex business from home when I heard an announcement for the first Business Boutique conference. I knew I HAD to go.
I invited every friend I could to travel to Dallas with me. I couldn’t imagine going alone, but none of them could swing the time away.
Then, my mother-in-law came to mind. Not too many years before, she had traveled often to share her intentional parenting resource, the Super Summer Challenge. But life had interrupted her momentum and perhaps this conference would be the inspiration she needed?
I left that jam-packed weekend a changed woman, ready to be a champion and crusader for the Super Summer Challenge.
But, before long I learned my passion for a purposeful life wasn’t limited to the family tradition.
The Super Summer Challenge Message Was Just the Beginning
I kept hearing from those who thought intentional parenting or a plan like the Super Summer Challenge or wholeheartedness wasn’t for them.
They believed the lie of comparison that only certain people could live that way and have satisfaction as I did.
BUT I knew better. Wholeheartedness does NOT look like one specific person.
A person with an awakened heart, a whole heart, a mended heart can be free to live as fully as they desired. How could I share this truth with others?
Girl Meets Enneagram
My Enneagram journey began several years ago when I heard my favorite Podcaster (Annie F. Downs) talk about this personality thing that I couldn't figure out exactly how to pronounce. Once I understood it was Ennea-gram and not Annie-a-gram (silly me!), I started my deep dive.
Finally, a personality profile that didn't put me in a box wasn't causing me to feel inadequate and a tool to help me understand why I do what I do!
The Enneagram gave me the language to articulate what it is my heart longs to hear, the need I desire to satisfy. It's not prescriptive, but instead it illuminates how we are uniquely wired by The Creator and gives us the freedom to live in the beauty of our design.
One thing leads to another and before I knew it, I felt that the next right step was to become a certified Enneagram Coach.
It didn’t take long to discover that the insight of the Enneagram, combined with the transformational truth of the Gospel gives a clear and unique path to a wholehearted life.
Our Best Life.
The Enneagram gives the language of what we need so we can live wholeheartedly.
Not just actions. Actions come from the fruit of being WHOLE in Christ.
When we live satisfied, we live wholeheartedly.
All About Me
I love Jesus and believe He is the Prince of Wholeness for everyone.
I’m a California born turn Colorado mountain girl but somehow ended up on a cul-de-sac in the Midwest.
My husband is an Enneagram type 9 and a tree climbing, chainsaw swinging arborist. Yes, I know that’s sexy. He’s taken.
ALL three of my kids happen to be in the Assertive Stance of Enneagram types. Please say a prayer for us! You can also find them swinging in trees but without shoes or the sharp blades. They LOVE our simply summers and talk about the memories we made or hope to make all year long.
Our local church holds a special place in my heart and we can be found there weekly as well as hosting several small groups ranging from one-on-one spiritual discipleship to financial stewardship.
The podcast is one of my happy places- even when I have a conversation that requires hours of editing. It’s been a privilege and joy to speak with so many stellar folks.
And coaching. It’s one of those things I’ve naturally done most of my life, and now I get to combine it with the Enneagram. I pray I can do it for many years to come.
I also had the honor of teaming up with my dear friend Sara Hagerty to write a study for the bestseller Unseen; the Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to be Noticed.Get a Free 15 Minute Consult
Frequently Asked Questions
Should Christians Use the Enneagram?
Can Christians use the Enneagram?
Are the origins of the Enneagram based in some Hindu religion or satanic occult?
Did Oscar Ichazo get the Enneagram through automatic writing?
Is it a new age practice?
What is the Enneagram?
If you’ve ever googled any of these questions You may have gotten some horrifying results!
You will probably find many articles saying Christians should NOT use the Enneagram. I’ve read them and I’d like to think the best of those people because- their fear of the Enneagram might be rooted in a heartfelt desire to not stray from the teachings of Jesus.
Christians should be concerned and skeptical of anything taught from a source that is in direct contradiction of scripture.
Is it time to drop the Enneagram and run?
Listen to this 10-minute episode to help you navigate and discern if the Enneagram is right for you!Listen Now
How Can You Uncomplicate It?
I’m so glad you asked!
This is one of my favorite things to do and this is why I’ve created a simple, step-by-step video guide to help you learn what the Enneagram is, what it is not, and what it can do for you. Learn more here.Learn More
I’ve also created a printable QuickStart Guide which will help you know where to begin on your Enneagram Journey. And you’ll also get a One-Page Summary of all Nine Types.
Now, if you are ready to determine your dominant Type, check out the Enneagram Type Roadmap Video Guide to learn more.QuickStart Guide
Why the Enneagram Over Myers Briggs or DISC?
The biggest difference the Enneagram Typology offers over any other personality profile is the Enneagram identifies motivations. Instead of a system that tells you what you do, which often varies per circumstance, you can identify why you do what you do!
A really fun resource I like to recommend ties in the Meyers Briggs system to the Enneagram. It’s a fun and entertaining read with good information! The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People by Elizabeth Wagele and Renee Baron.Click Here
Are There Any Case Studies On Someone Who Altered a Behavior Successfully After Identifying Their Type?
I love this question! In short, yes.
If you’d like to hear more from one of my clients, check out this episode here.Listen Here
Personally, the Enneagram has positively impacted my spiritual growth, my marriage and motherhood. As a bonus, it’s greatly enriched my friendships and helped me understand and connect with extended family.
And, I have a list of testimonials I think you will appreciate!Read More Here
What Are the Possible Benefits of Knowing Your Type?
The benefits are limitless!
You begin to understand your triggers, how you make decisions, your communication style, the meditation practices that will serve you best, and so much more!
Once, you become aware of your weaknesses, you can actively pursue healing through Jesus Christ which leads to behavior modification and enables you to walk in your strengths.
You can also listen to a brief podcast episode which outlines the top three benefits!Listen Here
Still More Questions?
Schedule a 15-minute consultation to ask certified Enneagram Life Coach, Amy Wicks, your questions via zoom!Book a Call