Beatrice Chestnut, PhD MA is a licensed psychotherapist, coach, and business consultant based in San Francisco. She has a PhD in communication studies and an MA in clinical psychology. She is author of the book, The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge. She served as President of the International Enneagram Association (IEA) from 2006-2007, and in 2008 and 2009 she was founding co-editor of the IEA's Enneagram Journal. She offers trainings on the Enneagram internationally, focusing on using it as a tool for personal transformation.
Excellent book for all leaders to raise their consciousness and emotional intelligence. It will be most helpful for people who already know their type, or have a strong idea of what their type is. It will help you recognize your strengths, habits and motives and have a better understanding of the same for people around you. I love that it makes the point that we all have unique gifts and there isn't one "best" approach.
I highly recommend if you have interest in the Enneagram, or use it in coaching / consulting.
I think I must own just about every Enneagram leadership book ever published, and I have to say that Bea Chestnut's new book, The 9 Types of Leadership is the best one I've come across. It's insightful and thorough, as well as practical and pragmatic. I'm so impressed with it that I'm using it as part of the curriculum for a leadership academy I'm running at my organization. Good job, Bea!
Although I am not a huge fan of using the enneagram as a tool for typing in the workplace, I felt that Chestnut did a great job of reassuring readers of her same hesitiations. I felt she did really well reminding readers of the Enneagrams true intent and to not get lost in simply typing ourselves and even using that as a way to coach or critique others upon.