Have you ever wanted to learn more about the internal gearing that drives your actions and responses? How the personality you have honed over a lifetime may give you less freedom due to automatic thought and emotional patterns?
Local Carrie Kirkpatrick is on a mission to understand why we do what we do. Using the lens of the Enneagram, Carrie explores these questions, transforming individual’s understanding of their personality, and increasing self-knowledge.
The Enneagram is a psychological model that denotes nine personality types and how they work together in an individual’s psyche. These Enneagram types and the discovery work that Carrie facilitates provide a clear pathway to self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-compassion.
Kirkpatrick was first introduced to the Enneagram as she pursued answers to understand why she had such a challenge attuning to and nurturing her oldest daughter. When she read about the Type 4, the “Intense Creative.”
“It described my daughter with such clarity it was uncanny,” she said. She then turned the tool on herself and gained insight, saw blindspots, and understood for the first time precisely why she was struggling to be a present and well-resourced parent.
“It provides a new lens to see yourself and your relationships with other people,” Kirkpatrick said. “It is nothing but helpful.”
As the only Certified Enneagram professional in the Narrative Tradition in the state of Wyoming, Kirkpatrick works with individuals, couples, and businesses to help further their understanding of the Enneagram, and how this drives and affects interpersonal dynamics.
Graduating with a degree in Human Development from Boston College, she honed her intensive listening skills throughout her early professional life with her family’s investment firm.
Broad coursework, seminars and certifications in Enneagram concepts, coupled with a degree in Human Development from Boston College, have rounded out Carrie’s own journey of self-discovery and provided her with the tools she uses with her clients on a daily basis.
“This work improves self-knowledge and gives us greater compassion for others” says Kirkpatrick.