Welcome to Episode 54: The Enneagram and Your Pro Organizing Business
Laurie Palau is returning as a guest on the podcast today. She hosts the popular Simply B Organized podcast and is now working on a new project involving Enneagram and organizing styles.
And, for a fun twist, I also have a guest host today, Konmari platinum-certified organizer, Melissa Klug, sitting in to help me interview Laurie. So fun!
So no matter what your organizing personality or style is, this discussion is definitely going to help you think in a new way about yourself as an organizer and the clients that you’re serving.
What we talk about:
(00:00) – Intro to the Episode
(01:08) – Introducing Laurie Palau and guest-host Melissa Klug
(07:42) – Laurie explains her research on the Enneagram
(11:38) – Why Laurie doesn’t test her clients for their Enneagram number
(13:05) – The basics of the Enneagram numbers and their corresponding characteristics
(17:40) – Examples of client/organizer interactions based on their Enneagram types
(22:37) – Laurie explains behavior patterns she sees in organizing clients
(33:00) – How understanding the Enneagram can benefit all areas in our lives
(41:00) – How the Enneagram allows for community over competition
(45:04) – Episode wrap-up
Laurie Palau is author of the book HOT MESS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO GETTING ORGANIZED, speaker, and host of the weekly podcast, This ORGANIZED Life. She is a go-to Organizing Expert whose advice has been featured in The New York Times Parenting Section, Family Circle, and Home + Table Magazine. She lives in Bucks County, PA with her husband, 2 daughters, and 2 dogs.
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