Experienced leadership consultants and Enneagram experts, Beatrice Chestnut and Susan Drumm, have teamed up to create a wide array of business resources to support leadership development efforts using Enneagram personality typology. Collaborators on numerous projects aimed at furthering the growth of leaders and teams, Beatrice and Susan recognized the need to create effective tools to help executives tap into the powerful leadership insights provided by the Enneagram model. Realizing the value in making the Enneagram actionable for many leaders and practitioners, they decided to make their tools available to anyone who uses the Enneagram as a powerful accelerator for emotional intelligence.
Beatrice Chestnut, PhD, MA
is a licensed psychotherapist, executive coach, and business consultant based in San Francisco, CA. She has a PhD in communication studies and an MA in clinical psychology. A leading global thought leader on the Enneagram system, Beatrice has been studying the Enneagram system of personality since 1990 and is author of the books, The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge and The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st-Century Workplace.
An experienced college-level teacher trained in group facilitation at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, she served as President of the International Enneagram Association from 2006–2007. She now offers Enneagram trainings, workshops, and retreats internationally through the Enneagram school she co-founded with Uranio Paes, Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy, focusing on using it as a tool for personal and professional transformation.
Susan Drumm, JD, MCC
is a CEO advisor, speaker, and leadership coach with over 20 years of expertise working with C-suite executives on culture, leadership development, top-team effectiveness, and building resilience in the face of disruption. The Enneagram has been a cornerstone in her approach to helping senior leaders understand their leadership style, blind spots, and how to accelerate team performance. She runs a boutique consulting firm, Meritage Leadership Development, where she has assembled a cadre of over a dozen seasoned executive coaches and top-tier strategy consultants as part of her leadership development programs.
Susan works with Private Equity firms and their emerging portfolio companies, as well as large corporations including Oracle, Viacom, KPMG, A&E Networks, Genentech and others. She has graduate degrees from Harvard Law School, Carnegie Mellon University, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Prior to founding Meritage Leadership, Susan was a Senior Consultant for The Boston Consulting Group, Director of Marketing and Master Black Belt for NBC/GE, and Associate Partner at The Trium Group in leadership development consulting.
What is the Enneagram?
The word Enneagram derives from the Greek words ennea (“nine”) and gram (“something written or drawn”) and refers to this nine-pointed figure inscribed in a circle. The Enneagram symbol conveys a great deal of knowledge about the nature of change, both in the human psyche and other natural systems.
In working with senior executives, the Enneagram helps develop individuals, teams, and organizations so that they can achieve their maximum level of growth, engagement, and effectiveness. Creating a learning culture for leaders to grow and expand within the organization leads to more cohesive teams and positive atmosphere—which make for a more rewarding work experience and successful enterprise.