Episode 7: Give Peace(makers) A Chance: A Panel of Four Enneagram 9's

 


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I’m not kidding when I say Enneagram Nines (The Peacemakers) are well represented in my universe of relationships. My wife Anne is a Nine. My daughter Maddie is a Nine, and as you’ll soon learn, a disproportionate number of my friends are Nines as well.

On this week’s show we decided to try something new. We invited not one but a panel of FOUR Enneagram Nines into the studio to describe what it’s like to be members of the Peacemaker tribe. Why host a panel?

In my experience, people learn more about different Enneagram types when they hear people who self-identify as that type talk about their lives. Why listen to me talk about a type when you can hear from folks who live it everyday?

This week you’ll meet four of my closest friends—Singer-songwriter Andy Gullahorn, guitarist, businessman, (and five time Grammy nominee) Randy Williams, Sobriety Coach and counselor David Hampton, and Chris Gonzalez, PhD, a Marriage and Family Therapist, and Director of the MFT program at Lipscomb University.

We honestly didn’t know what would happen when we stuffed me, my guest co-host Rabbi Evan Moffic, my producer Chad Michael Snavely, and four others guys into our tiny recording studio with a six pack of beer but as you’ll soon hear -- it was magic. This is one of the most entertaining and enlightening shows I’ve ever been a part of.

My panel today happens to be all men, but we’ve already scheduled a panel of four women to be on the show in the next few weeks and a mixed gender panel as well, so keep your eyes and ears open for those shows!  

Suggested Readings for Enneagram Nines:

Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want, by Michael Hyatt

The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life with Everyday Courage, by Mel Robbins

Be sure to listen to Episode 24 of The Road Back to You Podcast with Enneagram Nine Chris Gonzalez. My wife, Anne, is a Nine and she cried listening to it!

 

Pleasing everyone is part of the way I’m wired. I have to swim against that because it can cause me conflict — which I hate. Part of my sobriety was waking up to the fact that I had opinions.
— David Hampton (featured panelist)

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