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Enneagram Workshops with Suzanne Stabile

  • Presbyterian Church of Western Springs 5250 Wolf Road Western Springs, IL, 60558 USA (map)

This event is hosted at the Presbyterian Church of Western Springs, 5250 Wolf Road in Western Springs, because they have a larger room to accommodate more people.

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For clergy, social workers, and mental health professionals: yes, you can submit these hours for CEUs!

For the past 20 + years, Suzanne Stabile has served as an Enneagram master and is currently one of the most sought after instructors of this ancient spiritual tool in the United States.  The work she does is designed to enhance self-knowledge, encourage spiritual growth and create new and better ways of participating in community.

Day 1--Enneagram: Know Your Number (Saturday April 9, 9am - 4pm)

The “Know Your Number” workshop is the basis for all other Enneagram work.  KNOW YOUR NUMBER is a foundational course and is the first step in working with the Enneagram.  In this workshop, Suzanne Stabile introduces the nine Enneagram types:

 1- Perfectionist, 2- Giver/Helper, 3- Performer/Achiever, 4- Romantic/Individualist, 5- Observer/Investigator, 6- Devil’s Advocate/Questioner, 7- Epicure/Enthusiast, 8- Boss/Challenger, 9- Mediator/Peacemaker

Each personality type is reviewed in detail, including an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the Types, and the likely interpersonal challenges that may be involved in an unhealthy expression of the Type.  This workshop is intended for those who want to discover their number, those who are still unsure about their number, and also those who need a refresher.

Day 2--Enneagram: Wings, Stress, and Security (Sunday April 10, 1 - 5pm)

One of the great mysteries of the Enneagram is that it is true but not static.  The movement on the Enneagram has to do with WINGS (the number on either side of your number), STRESS (the number that influences you in times of great stress) and SECURITY (the number that is available to you when you are feeling secure and somewhat at peace.  Of course all of these moves within the system have an effect on your personality.  This is the workshop that names your secondary fears and desires, identifies again the motivation that determines your choices and offers choices that can lead to transformed behavior.

If you want to live in ways that are more honoring of who you are in the truest sense of your personhood it is important that you are aware of the predictable, habitual, patterned motives that are associated with your Enneagram number.  It is true that we cannot change what we don’t acknowledge.


Suzanne Stabile is a highly sought after speaker and teacher, known for her engaging laugh, personal vulnerability and creative approach to Enneagram instruction.

The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that identifies Nine Personality Types that are expressed individually and in relationship to others. Unlike Marston’s DiSC™ Assessment or the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™, the Enneagram acts as a unique tool for understanding and explaining human behavior, and the underlying motivations that drive behavior and the gifts we all have for the transformation of non-productive encounters with others.

As an internationally recognized Enneagram Master, Suzanne has conducted over 500 Enneagram workshops over the past 25 years. She has spoken to College audiences that include Baylor and Drury Universities, Hendrix College, Perkins School of Theology (SMU) and Brite Divinity School (TCU), hundreds of churches across America including First Baptist, Austin, Frist Presbyterian, and Broadway Baptist, Ft. Worth, TX and teaches regularly in the Baylor Health Care System, in Dallas, in both the Cancer and Transplant Hospitals.

Additionally, she has taught at Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation and has been a keynote speaker for a number of Conferences offered by the CAC.  She taught with Father Rohr to an international audience in Assisi, Italy, on The Enneagram and Paradox. Other events Suzanne has spoken at include The North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, Christianity 21, The Festival of Courage and Faith in Greenwich CT, the Emerging Christianity and Telemachus Conferences, the Southwest Regional Gathering of the Disciples of Christ, and Laity Lodge.

Suzanne received her B.S. in Social Sciences from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where she also completed additional graduate work in the Schools of Sociology and Theology. She has served as a high school professor, the first women’s basketball coach at SMU after Title IX, and as the founding Director of Shared Housing, a social service agency in Dallas.

When she is not on the road teaching and lecturing, Suzanne is at home in Dallas, Texas with her husband Rev. Joseph Stabile, a United Methodist pastor with whom she co-founded Life in the Trinity Ministry ( and the Micah Center. She is the mother of four children and grandmother of six.

Later Event: May 15
Pastor Teri away