Enneagram Type 8: The Protector, Learning & Practice.

Dive into the dynamic world of Enneagram Type 8 — The Protector. In this course, you'll uncover the core motivations, fears, and behavioral patterns that define Type 8.

Through interactive lessons and practical exercises, you'll gain a deep understanding of how Type 8s navigate relationships, leadership roles, and personal growth.

Whether you're an enthusiast or a professional looking to broaden your understanding of the Enneagram system, this course offers valuable insights into the assertive, decisive, and passionate nature of Type 8 individuals. Discover how to harness the strengths of Type 8 for personal development and effective interpersonal interactions.

Course Highlights:
- Explore the core motivations and fears driving Type 8 personalities.
- Learn about the key traits and tendencies of the Challenger archetype.
- Practical strategies for growth and development specific to Type 8.
- Case studies and real-life examples illustrating Type 8 behavior in various contexts.
- Reflective exercises and a meditation to apply Enneagram insights to everyday life and relationships.

**Who Should Enroll:**
This course is designed for anyone interested in understanding Enneagram Type 8 personalities, including individuals, counselors, coaches, HR professionals, and anyone working in leadership or team environments.

Unlock the power of the Enneagram Type 8 and deepen your understanding of this influential personality type. Join us on a transformative journey into the world of the Protector.

Course Curriculum

  LEARN: Type 8. The Protector
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  LEARN: Type 8 is a Body Type. Why does this matter?
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  INTEGRATION: Reflection Questions to Loosen Your Habit
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Your Instructor

Leslie Hershberger
Leslie Hershberger

For over 20 years, Leslie has been teaching, writing, facilitating, coaching, spiritual guidance and leading workshops and retreats with women, leaders, teams in transition and church and spiritual communities.

Her work focuses on 3 Centered Awareness and Leadership, the Enneagram, Integral theory, Contemplative Wisdom, grief and loss work. Her newest work is Thresholds: supporting people in midlife transitions.

She is the creator and author of online course curriculums with Integral Life, Coming Home; Between You and Love: Coming Home Embodied and co-developer of Patterns of Being: Where the Narrative Enneagram and Integral Meet.

She holds a Master’s in theology from Xavier University, is a certified teacher and trainer in the Narrative Enneagram, the lineage of Dr. David Daniels and Helen Palmer, a certified trainer and coach with the Enneagram in Business , Embodied Transformation, Somatic Experiencing® for Healing Trauma and the Integral Theory certification program at JFK University.

In 2019, she was awarded the Anna E. and William F. Madges Award at Xavier University for distinguished contribution to society

In 2011-13, she co-developed an Enneagram Centers Course which she has taught classes, corporate environments, retreat centers and universities in her community, the US and with people and communities from around the world.

The course, now available here, focuses on the functions of 3 centers that develop our capacity for conscious leadership and relationship: somatic, emotional and perceptual intelligences through the lens of the Enneagram.

She is the former editor of Nine Points Magazine, the publication of the International Enneagram Association (IEA), former board member of the IEA and former board member of the Narrative Enneagram. Currently, she is the Enneagram trainer for Integral Recovery and iAwake Technologies and is a Core Facilitator for The Hive: A Center for Contemplation, Art and Action in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Thank you for exploring the Enneagram with us in this course. If you're eager to further enrich your understanding, consider exploring these additional courses.

Comprehensive Enneagram Curriculum:

Foundations of the Enneagram: The Centers Approach

Wings for Type 8:

Type 9: The Mediator

Type 7: The Entertainer

Arrows for Type 8:

Type 2: The Giver

Type 5: The Observer

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