#47: What’s Your Type? - Improving Relationships with Your Enneagram Personality Type with Erin Rocchio, Partner in Evolution

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What if you could truly understand your own personality type and that could unlock a whole new level of deep personal development, heightened communication, and fulfilling interpersonal relationships? In this episode, we speak with the remarkable Erin Rocchio. Erin is an executive coach, a partner in Evolution, and she's certified in a revolutionary personality tool that you've heard mentioned on this show many times – the Enneagram. Learning about the Enneagram personality types can make a massive difference in your life and the way you interact with yourself and with others. And the reason that, as leaders and coaches, we love the Enneagram as a tool amongst many, is that it is very uniquely suited to support lifelong transformation and development where you can use it in a number of ways. You can take it down a spiritual path, you can take it down a path as a parent, you can take it into your personal relationships, and you can take it into your work and your role as a leader.


  • 3:14 - Erin Rocchio shares about her career and her experience with the Enneagram.


  • 5:44 - What is The Enneagram?


  • 13:22 - Erin provides some examples of the core aspects of The Enneagram.


  • 22:46 - Erin runs through all the Enneagram types and their basic desire or drive.


  • 28:20 - Erin explains how knowing your type is the most important step and a vital first step. Truly understanding your type allows you to move forward in deep personal, professional, and relational development.


  • 33:22 - How can you use your Enneagram type to grow?


More About Erin Rocchio:

For the last decade, Erin has worked with executives across industries to find the sweet spot between business results and personal meaning. She designs and delivers transformational leader, team, and organization development in line with business strategy. Erin’s work focuses on Executive Coaching and Organization Development specifically for: Leadership Acceleration, Burnout Relief/Prevention, Team and Culture Development. Erin also speaks about innovations in emotional intelligence, leadership, positive psychology, and sustainable performance in the workplace.


Erin’s clients are curious, open, emotionally intelligent leaders up to big things. She works with C-level executives at billion-dollar companies and founders of proven start-ups, helping them cultivate sustainable, high-performing teams based on metrics that drive engagement and results. 


Erin’s clients  include: Chevron, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, DaVita, New Capital Partners, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Surgical Care Affiliates, Yahoo, Medtronic, Community Psychiatry, City of Hope, and Worldwide Express. 


Erin earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University, and a Master of Science in Positive Organization Development and Change (MPOD) from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. While at Northwestern, Erin was an elite student-athlete, helping to build its Women’s Softball program to national distinction.


A member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Erin is a certified Integral Coach with Integral Coaching Canada and a member of the Enneagram in Business Network. She holds certifications in Advanced Coaching with the Enneagram, a robust personality typing system (via Enneagram in Business) and Developing Leadership with Emotional Intelligence (via CWRU). Erin is also a member of the Organizational Development Network and International Positive Psychology Association. Erin is a graduate of Landmark Education’s Team, Management and Leadership Program, and is an avid fan (and practitioner) of mindfulness meditation. 


Erin enjoys her free time watching her two young daughters discover the wonders of life around them. Together with her husband, they explore their beloved San Diego community, nature walks, art museums and more. Erin also has a soft spot for talking global politics and poetry. More than ever, she is an advocate for the development of young women as leaders in their communities.

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