Natasha is one of those women I was instantly drawn to for her eagerness to learn and her grounded self-awareness. We first met after her interview on the Goal Digger podcast and I’ve grown in admiration for her hunger to better herself and those around her ever since. If you’re also on a journey to discovering yourself and your fullest potential (both hands raised over here), you’re going to love her story.
Natasha is a certified Enneagram Coach, who serves women by helping them to deepen their awareness of who they are and who they are meant to be, while providing tactical tools to equip them in becoming their best selves. If you’re not familiar with it, the Enneagram is fascinating because it doesn’t just assign character traits that feel like you’re being shoved into a box – it digs deep into a person’s basic fears and motivations, which are the foundation of our feelings, our interactions with ourselves, others, and our world – essentially, what makes us “tick”. Natasha has made this whole-hearted approach the foundation to her life and her business. More from her, below!
I was introduced to the Enneagram by a counselor I was seeing a few years ago. I was at a point in my life where I wanted to find who I really was, under all the masks. [My counselor] thought the Enneagram test would be a good start. Well, I took the test, and then two more times. Each time, the results identified me as a Type 3 (self-assured, ambitious, competent), but something just didn’t feel quite right about it. It wasn’t how I was identifying myself at that time. So I started researching everything I could about Enneagram, reading book after book on the topic and the psychology and science behind the test. I ended up coming across a book that finally made me go, “Whoa, they’re telling my story. How do they know all that?” It was so freeing to see that I wasn’t alone, other people deal with the same things I do. It was then that I started to really lean in to the Enneagram, putting in effort to work on myself. It wasn’t until about a year in that I realized how much I had grown. I wasn’t doing the same things I used to do. I was more self-aware, I started to see when I was triggered and when I was limiting myself because of excuses like “that’s just the way I am”. I started to live differently, live as though I had a choice in my automatic reactions, because I did!
As I looked back on the progress I had made, I was in awe because I had found myself again. My confidence was higher, I wasn’t the same and people around me were noticing. I had more compassion for others, understanding that they see life a little different than me. I realized that other women, just like me, needed this as well. They needed something that could help catapult them personally, spiritually, relationally, and in business. It had changed my life so much that I felt it was my duty to help other women experience the life-altering change I had. That’s what started my journey to get certified as an Enneagram Coach and starting my business, Radiantly Flourish. I’m passionate about helping women succeed and grow in every area of their lives.
What is one lesson that you’ve learned along the way that most stands out to you today? I would say, do your own work before you decide to help others with theirs. It’s hard and painful at times, but you must do it to see progress in all areas of your life, including your business. I would also say, just start. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it doesn’t have to even be complete. Get some accountability, strap on your boots, and go to work!
6 AM, it’s my “me time”, where I journal, dream and pray.
I would pay for someone’s coffee
I worked at a bakery in our small town, I started when I was 14 years old.
Oooo…pasta carbonara with a really good red wine.
My morning routine…I’m not a morning person.
Just start…simple but profound
Oh my word, I’m a course junkie. I love to learn from people who are where I want to go. I also love podcasts.
You’ve heard us talk about the Enneagram here before, I’m curious – have you taken the test? What type are you?