The Bravery Board promotes mental wellness and thriving to high performing women, creatives, & those who desire growth.
We are an attorney and humanitarian (Lindsay Donaldson), counselor and artist (Michelle Houghton), pastor and speaker (Kate Alsup), and author and fundraising coach (Jenn Fortner). We are a group of women who believe in the power of being brave through vulnerability and sharing our growth (however scary or messy it may be!) with others.
The Bravery Board hosts quarterly gatherings where inspiring guest speakers open up about their lives and businesses and talk about challenging topics that matter. We share their recorded talks here, plus musings about all things bravery and thriving and interviews with special guests who are doing inspiring things in their field and lives.
Catch more about us on our website at www.thebraveryboard.com
512: Jenn Fortner DEEP diving into Enneagram Nuance Contributors: Instincts, Subtypes, and Wings
Jenn Fortner is a mega Enneagram- enthusiast. She's spent a lot of time watering her lawn listening to Enneagram podcasts, has digested many books on the subject, and loves all the nuanced information about the Enneagram most don't take the time to read or learn about.
Like, did you know, there are ACTUALLY TWENTY-SEVEN types, not just nine? And did you know a "wing" isn't just the number you lean toward, its more a shield for your personality?
We didn't know these things either, until we heard Jenn give this talk during our Spring 2020 Gathering. SO. MUCH. INFO. (Thanks, Jenn).
For more information mentioned in this podcast-- head to the following links:
511: Katie Day on How to Alienate Everyone Using the Enneagram (just kidding... kinda)
In this talk given during our Spring 2020 Gathering, Katie Day discusses her WHY on the Enneagram and where it has taken her both personally and in her relationships. Yes, as the title suggests, she does talk about how it can be alienating to some, but if used with caution and as a lens to view others in a deeper and more meaningful way, it is a great tool for growth and acceptance.
Katie is a person we'd listen to all day long if we could, and you can! She's got her own podcast called Shailey and Katie's Lemonade Stand -https://shaileyandkatie.simplecast.com/ .
The Road Back to You book-- https://www.amazon.com/Road-Back-You-Enneagram-Self-Discovery-ebook/dp/B01CNZG896
510: All Things Enneagram: Part 2
In this episode we hit part 2 of 4 on the Enneagram by taking a deeper dive, and a more personal one. Michelle and Jenn discuss what its like being 4s, Kate discusses her 5-ness, and we all talk about how its impacted our relationships and knowledge of ourselves.
(Note -- If you're starting here-- check out our previous podcast, part 1, and then move forward. Also-- we know the audio is rather shotty on this one. Apologies! We had some mic malfunctions but didn't want to re-record the whole thing!)
509: All things Enneagram: Part 1
Here at the Bravery Board, we love the Enneagram. Its helped us a lot in the past year learn about ourselves and our loved ones. We also understand how the popularity of the Enneagram may be a bit daunting or even off-putting to some. In this episode, we discuss all things Enneagram (well maybe not ALL things since we have a part two of this discussion)-- including what it is, how we learned about it, and how knowing our numbers have impacted us.
Below are some links to websites, podcasts, and books about the Enneagram that we discussed in the episode. if you would like to brush up on your knowledge or haven’t learned what your number is yet, read on!
Enneagram Institute RHETI test (tests the 9 types):
Enneagram Institute IVQ test (tests the three subtypes): https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/ivq
All about the Enneagram:
The Liturgists Podcast on the 27 Subtypes:
The Road Back to You Podcast: https://theroadbacktoyou.podbean.com/
Typology Podcast: https://www.typologypodcast.com/
A breakdown of the many books on the Enneagram:
Sleeping at Last album about the Enneagram: http://www.sleepingatlast.com/
508: Michelle Houghton on What Makes Teams Work (and it isn't what you'd think)
In this talk given at our October 2019 Gathering, Michelle dives into the topic of Teamwork. Instead of just relying on her own experience with teams, she decided to do some research, and in that process found a rather surprising answer to the question, "what makes teams work?" It wasn't leadership. It wasn't the size of the goal. It wasn't communication... So what was it? Something she never expected, and you'll have to listen to find out.