“Good people become great; great people, greater.”

Smiling business team showing ethnic diversityPeak productivity occurs in an environment that fosters an understanding of the whole human experience. Relationship friction is real and impacts everyone’s ability to perform effectively.

Capitalize on the strengths of each member of your team by giving them the skills they need in order to identify obstacles and turn challenges into opportunities. Removing relationship stress from within teams enhances communication and results in increased productivity. And with smooth-flowing, energized teams, you increase business success. Please take a few minutes to watch this video!

At Inside Out we deliver powerful, provocative and entertaining seminars and workshops to help people better understand their world and themselves. Based on the powerful Enneagram (any-a-gram) Personality System, our seminars and workshops are tailored to meet the needs of our client organizations. Participants leave with solid and practical tools that empower them to communicate on an entirely new level. The result is a more productive work environment where employee energy can be focused on the real issues and finding solutions together. Our seminars and workshops will:

  • Identify the unique strengths in each employee
  • Provide a practical framework for open communication
  • Decrease stress and tension between people working from different perspectives
  • Improve employee morale, increasing productivity through a less stressful workplace
  • Free up creativity, adding value to the job through newly energized work efforts
  • Identify strategies for handling work-related stresses

All of our workshops focus on common business issues but they are structured around the Enneagram.

Introduction to the Enneagram Personality System

The Enneagram is a powerful self-discovery tool that allows employees to recognize limiting patterns in their lives. By understanding the motivations that cause behaviour they are able to make changes within themselves and also recognize the motivations of those around them.

The strength of the Enneagram system is that it creates an internal shift immediately. Employees leave with greater understanding, better methods of self-observation and with additional tools to help work through relationship conflict.

Effective Communication

Typically business people spend over 75% of their time in interpersonal situations and yet most people are unconscious of 80% of what they do, think and say. Inadequate and ineffective communication is a source of conflict and misunderstanding which interferes with productivity and profitability. How we communicate is affected by our frame of reference, emotional state and many other issues. When employees become consciously aware of their own defenses, emotional reactions, and beliefs they can break out of unproductive habits and behaviours and communicate more effectively.


Giving and receiving feedback in an objective and effective manor is a skill that can be learned. Using the Enneagram, workshop participants will learn to recognize the reasons behind their own behaviour and recognize the motivation behind the behaviour of others. This will allow them to give, and receive, feedback in a more positive frame of mind. Dealing with Conflict Conflict between individuals and groups is natural in an organization but unresolved conflict erodes the working relationship and creates a culture of distrust. On the other hand, too little conflict usually indicates that people are not voicing their ideas and concerns. Conflict, when encouraged and effectively addressed, contributes to creativity.

The Enneagram is an excellent way for employees and teams to recognize their reactions to conflict. It helps them to productively work through their own conflict as well as understand how best to approach others with whom they have concerns.

Effective Teams

All teams go through well documented stages of development before they become an effective group. Teams that are not effective have usually stalled in one of the stages. Through the lenses of the Enneagram, this workshop will increase the productivity levels of all teams and help those stalled at any stage to move on in their development as a team. This workshop is designed for companies searching for ways to defuse relationship landmines and enhance personal interaction, and productivity within teams.

Effective Leadership Leadership excellence is one of the most critical challenges facing organizations today. With the use of the Enneagram, employees are shown their own implicit leadership paradigms – mental models and assumptions about what effective leaders should do. Participants of this workshop will leave with an understanding of their own leadership strengths and also areas where specific development work is required in order to accelerate their leadership growth and potential.

The Enneagram Personality System can be used to develop specific leadership competencies. It is a 21st century technology that can be used to create 21st century leaders. Planting the seeds of greatness right across Canada Inside Out programs have been delivered across Canada to corporations and organizations such as:

  • Enbridge Gas Distribution
  • District of Langford – B.C.
  • Cruise Ship Centres – Sidney, B.C.
  • York Child and Family Services
  • York Public Health
  • York Region Int’l Assoc. of Admin. Professionals (IAAP)
  • Association of Image Consultants International (AICI)
  • Leapfrog Network
  • Indian & Northern Affairs Canada
  • WTP – Zurich Insurance
  • The Rose of Sharon
  • Thornhill United Church
  • Professional Church Secretaries Association
  • Barbershop Harmony Society

Here is what some of my clients have to say.

“The Enneagram has opened a whole new way of being in the world to me. It has helped me understand myself in a whole new way and I have embraced that. It has taught me how to understand and be present with others in ways that open paths of new understanding and levels of communication. With my recent transition into a new work environment, it has really become an important tool in my new job. As I continue to share the experiences of the Enneagram model with new people in my life, I see the positive growth that occurs in those who are touched by it.“

    B. Vanderzwaag, B.C.

“Your course has been invaluable in my role as a Success Coach, Professional Speaker and Facilitator!  I now better understand myself and my deepest motivations – and better yet, the motivations of others in my business and personal relationships.  This is a powerful tool for anyone looking for more success AND satisfaction – both personal and business.  I highly recommend it for managers and teams seeking high achievement. You have a deep knowledge of your subject matter and you present it with warmth, humour and a genuine commitment to enhance the lives of each participant. It is a total pleasure to be around you!”


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