quality time

I am available for quality time with anyone curious about their type, with a question about the enneagram, in need of enneagram-related advice, or wanting to go deeper into its mysteries. There are three ways to do this: by email, by video, and in person.

For all three forms of QT, I ask that you make a money donation. The full-fare rate for my quality time is US $100 per hour, but because I want this work to be available to everyone, all donations are pay-as-you-can. No matter how we use our QT, please use the donations page to provide some amount of energy return in the form of a money donation whenever the time feels right. Thank you!

The easiest way to get some quality time with me is to correspond by email. In this case, the QT on your end is the time to carefully compose your beautiful email and send it off to me, plus your time to read my reply and write your excellent next email to me. There may also be some form of optional “homework” for you to do before your next email to me. Of course, I will also spend some of my own valuable time to carefully read your email and write a reply back to you. My emails will include my comments plus a few questions for you to consider. We can do this for as many email exchanges as you like. If your email is more than just a simple question, I might spend as much as an hour to read it, compose a reply, and send it off. To begin your email conversation, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

The second way to get QT with me is to set up an online video conversation. Usually, these happen in a Zoom call. You can have a one-on-one conversation, or we can include any number of other people. In our first online meeting we can talk about you and your life, and begin to frame a picture of your personality and of course what enneagram type you might be. If you have one or more personal issues or questions to discuss, we can start the process of understanding them. After this initial conversation, you should expect to have some fairly clear indications of your possible enneagram type. You may also have some good hints about your issues or questions, and maybe some suggested activities to do before the next session. To set up your first video conversation, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

For those who would like to get much deeper than we can in a 90-minute video call, I offer multi-day on-site retreats at our beautiful nature preserve and retreat center in northwestern Oregon. These are custom-designed, in-depth enneagram experiences for individuals, couples, families, or small groups. NOTE: in-person retreats are currently on hold while the world figures out what to do about the COVID-19 pandemic.

a useful suggestion
It is a great idea to be already familiar with the enneagram before your first session. You can get all of the basics by reading Enneagram 101, right here on this site. Consult the contents page for links to all the articles in Enneagram 101.

how to set up your QT
To prepare for our quality time, whether you prefer email or video (or an in-person retreat once the virus is no longer an issue), let’s begin to get a picture of you and your life. Please fill in the form below. Of course, everything you write will be held in strictest confidence, as will all of our interactions during private meetings.

In the response box for “Tell me about yourself,” you can enter as much or as little as you like, but it would be great to have at least a couple of paragraphs, and you are welcome to write much more. Say whatever you want, any way you want to say it. Everything you write is valuable. What would you like me to know about you?

Once I have your information I’ll get in touch by email and we can take the next step.

I look forward to reading your thoughtful words.