Founder & CEO, Phosphorus
Josh presented the Enneagram at a team-building happy hour. It was captivating and had an immediate impact on our ability to work together smoothly. A few of our teammates had profound "aha" moments that softened how they relate to others on the team, and it gave each of us a fresh lens to see our teammates with empathy and to engage with each other anew. In the days following Josh's presentation, the office was abuzz with interpersonal insights, and the few people that couldn't make it wished that Josh could come back and do the whole thing again! As a CEO, I definitely recommend the Enneagram as a team building framework and Josh as a teacher and facilitator.
Co-Founder & CTO, Spoon University
Josh is a gifted facilitator of transformative experiences. He listens with his full heart and a profound sense of presence. He somehow attunes to each individual and the collective, creating a beautiful container for healing. There wasn’t a moment where I didn’t feel supported and held by him and the entire group. Together we remembered what is was like to be fully seen, listened to, and accepted for all that we are. The way in which we connected and leaned into those tender and vulnerable places is a testament to his work. Each moment was potent, revealing something incredibly insightful about myself or another. Typically a few weeks after a retreat, life goes back to normal and the experience slowly slips into the background, but Josh’s work is still at the forefront of my mind and has changed the way I lead my life. Truly powerful beyond words.
Columbia Business School '20
Wow, Josh knows his material. I really think we should teach this stuff in all school and churches. This class was beautifully enlightening and informative. His way of instructing a down to earth spiritual growth class blew me away. Josh has a practical way of teaching the hard stuff in an open, safe environment, and his class helped me identify parts of my personality that have been dormant for a long time.
Josh is a master at the enneagram. His style of teaching and coaching invigorated my growth, particularly the improvement of my EQ. I was so in deep into the space we hardly ever go and came out the outer side feeling like I had a better understanding of myself and the people in my life.
Founder & Executive Chairman, Artsy
In all honestly, I went into Josh’s retreat weekend somewhat skeptical. I’d already explored a lot of different approaches to self development and wasn’t sure what else was to be gained. And all I can say is WOW, thank god I embarked on such a life-changing weekend. I’m still processing, but here are some thoughts: In general I feel like I have more awareness and compassion for myself and others. It may sound trite, but since the retreat I’ve noticed myself observing random strangers with more curiosity and compassion where previously I would have been more likely to get annoyed or pass judgment.
My interactions with colleagues have also been easier and more enjoyable. It’s been harder to get triggered. I also learned to appreciate certain things about myself that I wasn’t aware of before e.g. my connection to my body, and the value of doubling down on that versus taking it for granted. Since the weekend I’ve been working out more and generally feeling more settled and grounded in my body.
I’ve also gained significant clarity regarding important life decisions in front of me–clarity I didn’t realize I needed ahead of the weekend. Scary to think I may have just continued down the default path unaware of the major fork looming ahead.
Finally, I’d say that one of the best things about the weekend was going deep with the incredible group that Josh put together. A lot of the benefits come not just from individual teaching by Josh, but the way he orchestrates the group so that people share and open up to each other with such depth. That’s the magic. I feel grateful for having witnessed such beautiful and heartfelt human interactions. And excited to feel more alive, heart open, and connected to others moving forward.
Founder of Luxury Presence and author of Play for Something
Josh is an incredible teacher, and it is clear that he has spent years acquiring deep knowledge. Every teaching moment came with stories from his own life that really brought the Enneagram to life. Josh managed to create a safe space in which I felt encouraged to dive beyond the surface and reflect and share who I am and who I might want to become. I highly recommend Josh as a teacher and the Enneagram as a framework to anyone looking to explore on a deep level who they are.
Founder of Blessed Hope Project, Former New Zealand Professional Rugby Player
I absolutely loved my first deep dive into the Enneagram, and Josh was a fantastic facilitator. Our group had a few first timers (like myself) and others with a lot of experience with the Enneagram, and Josh handled the dynamic expertly. Josh had a way of making everybody feel safe in sharing their true thoughts and feelings, but at the same time he was able to challenge people to ensure that our sessions together were maximized. I will use what I learnt on our retreat in my daily interactions for the rest of my life, and I recommend the class to anyone looking to deepen their understanding of human behavior/interactions.
Director, Corporate Development & Market Intelligence at Artsy
Stanford Graduate School of Business '17
Josh is a gentle, yet firm teacher. He fosters mutual respect and rigorous honesty, which enables deeper learning. Within our group, individuals had varying degrees of experience with introspection. Josh seamlessly brought the group together and met each member at his/her level. I highly recommend taking the Enneagram and Josh as a facilitator.
Co-Founder, Cure Hydration
I just got back from Josh’s weekend workshop, and my heart is feeling completely full. The quality of Josh’s instruction was amazing – he speaks authentically from his heart and is incredibly precise and skillful with his language when discussing material and addressing questions. He listens attentively with openness, warmth and patience and creates a safe and compassionate atmosphere to investigate your truth and share it honestly. Whether you’re just starting out on a contemplative journey or if you’ve been on the spiritual path for a while, Josh meets you where you are with insight, wise guidance, and warmth. I can’t recommend him and his workshop enough.
Mother, Artist, Children's Book Author
Father, Husband, & Director of Information Technology at Quanta
I have studied and applied the Enneagram for over ten years. During this time I have attended several extended, in-depth classes on understanding and applying the Enneagram. After attending Josh’s three day retreat I gained a deeper understanding in this timeframe than all my previous training combined. The material was clearly presented, the content was rich, but overwhelmingly the value of the class – and what stood apart from all my other training – was Josh’s thorough ability to clearly and concisely distill complex information into easily digestible pieces. It was remarkable. The class was extremely well structured and facilitated deep, meaningful dialogue amongst everyone.
Dean Furbush, PhD
Founder & CEO, Kitchen to Kitchen
Former Chief Economist & Director of Strategic Planning at NASDAQ
A million years ago I was Chief Economist and Director of Strategic Planning at the Nasdaq Stock Market, and have gone from there to several leadership roles, all of which involved offsites seeking strategic direction, valuable culture, and team-building. Yeah, I've attended a lot of offsites. So it’s with some experience that I can report that Josh is an excellent facilitator.
Josh facilitated a team-building workshop to help us clarify our organization’s purpose and values. He first taught us the Enneagram — it was fascinating to watch team members come alive as they recognized themselves in Josh's almost theatrical re-enactments. His presentation sparked meaningful sharing, which included everyone, and which set the stage for an exploration towards the values we came to see were precisely at the core of where we want to work. I watched our team members invent and start using the Purpose and Values right in front of me — in many cases eschewing my preconceptions of where we should go. The depth and heart that I watched my teammates exhibit during the exploration were a privilege to be part of; and I blame Josh. He‘s an articulate facilitator, who values silence, pauses in between viewpoint expressions, and listening above gabbing. His listening, and our listening, means that the room (where it happens) becomes a creative engine inside of which each of us feels comfortable and valued. Can you tell? I recommend Josh.
Marketing Manager, Google
During my first coaching session with Josh, I was able to unearth professional barriers that I had been wrestling with for three years. Before our session, I felt stuck in a state of apathy towards my career, as well as certain aspects of my personal life. With a keenly intuitive and attentive style, Josh helped me delve deeply into core issues while putting me at ease with vulnerability. He has the perfect mix of "push" and "pull", allowing him to guide through the surface issues to much deeper insights. The result of our session was a breakthrough that left me inspired, enlightened, and empowered to reclaim my drive towards my career. I left our session with a greater-than-ever sense of clarity towards my professional ambition, and the focused motivation to see my professional and personal life with new eyes.
Yale Law School '16
Josh’s Enneagram retreat invites you to step into the black box of others’ minds and rethink how you approach the diverse personalities in your life. Josh is the ideal guide for this journey – empathetic, charismatic, inquisitive, and charmingly self-reflective about how his own typology textures the experience. Whether you’re looking to engage in some much-needed self discovery or explore the dynamics of your most intimate and complicated relationships, I can’t recommend this retreat enough.
LMSW, Reiki Master Practitioner
Josh truly captures the heart and emotion of the enneagram. It was truly a privilege to witness myself and others experience breakthroughs in what we saw in ourselves and in the people we love and care about.
After the transformational weekend, I've acquired deeper tolerance, compassion and appreciation towards myself and those around me. I've been eagerly sharing the work with those I care about and it's amazing to see them light up from the inside.
I feel more open because somehow I feel a greater sense of intimacy and connection with myself and people around me. In speaking more to my mother about it, I can tell she is feeling more seen and heard.
I've shared Josh's lens of the enneagram with my team at work and we've quickly applied what we know in the way we treat each other. There's nothing more beautiful than that.