May 2017 Forum – Making Your Personality Work for You

Opening the door to a deeper understanding of who you are and who you can be.

 

Close your eyes for a moment. Picture where you live. Let’s say there are nine houses on the block. Think about the doors. Can you picture all of them clearly? Probably not. Perhaps there are one or two that have something you noticed – whether it’s the lovely paint color, a torn screen or a Christmas wreath that has been there for a few months.

 Now, instead of trying to picture all nine doors, just think about your own front door. Can you see it? What color is it? Is there a window? How does the doorknob feel under your hand? Does the key turn easily in the lock or does it stick a bit?

 Open your eyes. What happened? I’m guessing you can see your own front door much more clearly than those of your neighbors. You go in and out of it frequently, you periodically clean off the dog slobber and grubby handprints, you make sure it is locked when you leave the house. You know it – it is yours.

 We often hear the message, “use your strengths.” But is it possible to take our strengths too far? Kate Ostrem explains the connection between strengths and weaknesses and walks you through a thought-provoking exercise that will have you looking at your strengths in a new light. You will also be introduced to the nine different styles of the Enneagram, an essential tool for improving emotional intelligence that illuminates what happens when we overuse our strengths.

 Having recently gone through a significant mid-life career transition herself, Kate will share how knowing her Enneagram type helped her understand her state of mind and how best to embrace her strengths and weaknesses.

“Kate helped me gain understanding and compassion for myself and others with the insight that we are motivated by these different things. I put on a new lens with the people I work with, and have become reflective about the question of what may be motivating me in any given situation.”       — Amy E

About our Presenter

Kate Ostrem Kate Ostrem wants to live in a world where we embrace the present moment more fully and view ourselves and others with compassion. She started 9 Open Doors as a way to spread this message by teaching the Enneagram. Kate is passionate about the Enneagram because of the depths it offers as a personality tool and how it accommodates the wide variety of human nature.

 Kate’s work varies from coaching professionals on how increased awareness improves leadership skills to facilitating team-building activities for groups here in the Twin Cities to as far away as New Zealand. Kate has studied the Enneagram with many of the leading teachers in the country and is a member of the Enneagram in Business Network. She is a former board member of the Minnesota Chapter of the International Enneagram Association. She lives in St. Paul with her husband, Mike, two kids, Maren and Peter, and Ralph the dog.

Event Information
Monday, May 1, 2017
6:30 pm – Registration, Networking
7:00 pm – Presentation
Mankato State University at Edina
7700 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
Price:
SHIFT Members: $15.00
Non-Members: $25.00

SEATING IS LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT.

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