What's the enneagram?
Are you an artist or leader?
Looking to grow professionally, artistically, spiritually?
Great leaders and artists are mindful of the environments they create and the way they communicate in order to achieve their goals. The Enneagram is an important tool that can provide valuable insight for this strategic process. It shows us that our lens isn't the only valid way of viewing the world, and it teaches us how to appreciate others' worldviews so we might have more compassion in our interactions.
The Enneagram helps us discover what our instincts are and how to train them to respond in healthier ways. It explores how humans use different strategies of coping with the world, based off nine basic human fears and desires. It is a dynamic system that doesn't box you in; rather, it helps pinpoint unhealthy patterns in your life and allows you to be a more whole, balanced person.
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diversity conference presentation
Elisabeth was selected to present at the 2021 Annual Diversity Summit by Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP) in St. Louis, Missouri. She will teach on how Defense Mechanisms get in the way of engaging in productive Anti-racism Work. Through mindfulness, self-compassion, and practice, we can build our resiliency and capacity to stay in uncomfortable conversations around systemic racism. This will lead to more authentic conversations and productive action in our community and workplaces.
Podcast Guest on "Do It For the Gram"
with Enneagram Teacher Milton Stewart, MBA
Elisabeth was invited to collaborate with "Do It For the Gram: an Enneagram Podcast" to discuss how the research of Brene Brown, the Enneagram, and anti-racism work connect. Diving into the defense mechanisms for each Enneagram type, they discuss how both inner and outer work are vital for productive conversations.
Parts 1 & 2 on Apple and Spotify.
Elisabeth Wurm is a leadership coach who offers Enneagram-infused coaching & group workshops for artists, leaders, and organizations. The Enneagram is a personality tool used for growth and self-awareness. It differs from the MBTI, as it considers your motivation instead of behavior. We don't focus as much on WHAT you're doing as opposed to WHY you're doing it. That's where sustainable and lasting change truly begins. Elisabeth has led trainings, taught workshops, and facilitated discussions in corporate, non-profit, and educational settings. Her experience in Theatre, Improv, and Arts Management led her to complete her Master's Thesis on the Enneagram as a Tool for Leadership in the Arts.
Theatre | Arts Management |Hospitality
Event Planning |Recruiting | Training
Diversity & Inclusion | Non-Profit
Silhouettes Production Company - 501(c)3
Musicals | Plays | Workshops |Coaching
Dare to Lead™ Trained (2020)
Fontbonne University (2019) - M.A. Theatre
The Improv Shop St. Louis (2018)
Indiana University (2011) - B.A. Theatre
*Professional Member of the International Enneagram Association (IEA)
For info on her Master's Thesis on:
Enneagram as a Tool for Leadership in the Arts
"Elisabeth Wurm asks all the right questions to investigate new ideas about one's self. We looked into a new and invigorating way of understanding characters unlike any kind of training I've gotten in acting school, as well as gained an understanding of our deeper habits and behaviors that inhibit and promote our individual art practices. With an all-is-welcome and something-to-discover approach, Elisabeth provides approachable building blocks to her training. Recommended books, group exercises, graphs/research, and discussion provide fun comradery within the group for all types of learners. I looked forward to discovering and learning with the group every week. When a concept would click, I was flooded with excitement and felt supported in sharing my experience."
- Jordan W. Actor/Director/Choreographer
"I had the privilege of participating in two of Elisabeth's Enneagram workshops. She was an engaging presenter who offered a rich and varied forum for participants to be involved in discussion. She effectively conveys her depth of knowledge in creative and well-structured ways. The information is based on authoritative research and provided many useful, relevant, and practical tools. Her warm, friendly nature and quick wit immediately put the class at ease. I was impressed with how she used the personal details we had shared with the group in previous weeks to help us grasp certain concepts. Her passion to help people become the best versions of themselves is very cool to observe. After each class, I walked away feeling inspired, motivated, and excited to begin implementing what I learned." - Jocelyn H. Social Worker, Community Leader
"Elisabeth Wurm conducted the most organized, informational, and passionate teaching on the Enneagram for our counseling practice. Her energy was contagious, and her Enneagram knowledge and training was extensive, practical, and inspiring. Since the workshop, I successfully have put my new Enneagram knowledge into practice with multiple clients. It's helped me understand some of the vast reasons for why we think and behave in certain ways. I highly recommend her workshops and teaching to other mental health professionals, HR professionals, churches, leaders, and anyone who wants to understand more of themselves."
- Karen Holder-DuBroc, MAC, LPC
"Elisabeth has a truly marvelous ability to get to the soul of a character and relate my world to how they see theirs. It's a collaborative process, and I can say without a doubt that my best character work, whether in preparation for an audition or performance, has always been under her guidance."
- Jayde M. Actor/Singer/Music Director
“Elisabeth was one of the best facilitators I’ve ever experienced. She had it all…knowledge, professionalism, timeliness, relevance, and organization. Her well-prepared use of the materials and interactive exercises during the four-week Enneagram workshop were invaluable. What was most appreciated was her seemingly effortless humor, creativity, and energy that kept us engaged and wanting to come back for more! I’d highly recommend Elisabeth. She knows the Enneagram like the back of her hand, and is truly a gifted presenter." - Sue M. M. Ed, LPC , LLC