Hi, I’m Amy, and I’m an Enneagram type three.
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!
A family tradition, my mother-in-law and a life-changing conference…
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 wasn’t the Whole Picture….
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.
Now it looks like it’s time for you to discover the power of the Enneagram, your path to wholeness and to create your best plan….
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.
Here are some fun tidbits 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.
Each person who takes time to say, “Hi!” on the socials or sends a note to my inbox is just the best. I can’t thank you enough for joining the conversation and this wholehearted community.