The Practical Enneagram

Teaching well (Part 1), with Ginger Lapid-Bogda

March 05, 2021 Season 1 Episode 4
The Practical Enneagram
Teaching well (Part 1), with Ginger Lapid-Bogda
Show Notes

Part 1 of a 2 part series with business consultant, coach, trainer (just don't call her 'guru'), Ginger Lapid-Bogda ((SO2) - an Enneagram teacher who will always hold a special place in my heart. In Part 1, we mostly discuss what's so great about using metaphor to teach. 

In Part 2 (released on 16/3) she offers some 'watch-fors' for each Enneagram type when they teach, and priceless advice for those of us called to teach the Enneagram.

In this episode:

  • How Ginger's passion for travel got ruined [1.43]
  • Ginger getting told off about her Enneagram app [5.35]
  • How Ginger became an educator and developed compassion for the learning experience [7.00]
  • Who inspired Ginger as a teacher [11.00]
  • How she got into the Enneagram ("it was very random" and involved organic food) [11.50]
  • How Ginger thinks of and teaches the Enneagram [12.20]
  • Influence of her Gestalt therapy background [14.20]
  • I go fangirl on Ginger's latest book, the Art of the Enneagram [15.40]
  • I miscount the number of metaphors in Ginger's book [16.50]
  • Importance of metaphor in teaching the Enneagram [19.00]
  • Ginger asks me a question [20.05]
  • Her favorite metaphor in the book [21.20]
  • A caution when developing metaphors [23.05]


  1. Auditory learners take in information through listening and speaking.
  2. Visual learners best absorb information when they see the material being presented. 
  3. Tactile, or kinesthetic, learners learn 'hands-on' and prefer firsthand experience with practical applications. 

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