Welcome, I'm Abbi!
I'm an Accredited Enneagram Teacher & Certified Somatic Practitioner. My work centers on partnering with people as they try to make sense of their lives and inviting them to take on a posture of curiosity about themselves and others. I teach custom Enneagram workshops for organizations and facilitate professional Enneagram Coaching as a significant part of my work with teams. I am also the host of the podcast Enneagram Coaching with Abbi Rodriguez and an educational Instagram page @enneagramspace. I'm Narrative Enneagram certified and an IEA Accredited Enneagram Professional, trauma-informed Somatic Practitioner, and have a Masters in Student Development that supports my work. In addition to my Enneagram work, my life is filled with family time with my husband & two elementary-aged children.
Finding the Enneagram:
I love to learn and to be a part of other's learning process. For years that passion led me to a decade-long career in Student Development within a university setting. In 2015, a dear colleague introduced me to the Enneagram and I've been captivated by it ever since.
In 2020, I started my coaching practice and obtained my 180 hour certification as a Narrative Enneagram Practitioner. This certification, in addition to my Masters of Student Development, have laid the foundation for my work as an Enneagram Teacher & Coach.
Finding Somatic Integration:
I received an introduction to Somatic work in the Narrative Enneagram IEA Training program as integrating Somatic intelligence is one of the three pillars in their approach. As I started coaching & teaching small groups with the Enneagram framework, I began to realize that although the Enneagram offers us an incredible tool for insight and self-awareness, the intellectual knowledge of this framework could only take an individual so far in their growth & healing process. More & more I found that the basic somatic techniques I had gleamed from my Narrative Enneagram training had become essential in the coaching space for individuals experiencing burnout, hopelessness, and stress. You can find some of my guided meditations I use with personal & executive coaching clients recorded on InsightTimer.
This desire to continue being equipped to support my coaching clients started me on a journey of learning more in the world of somatic integration. In 2021, I received a 60-hr certification as a Trauma Informed Somatic Integration Therapist through Embody Lab. In 2022, I received a 100-hr certification as a Somatic Stress Release Practitioner under the teaching and supervision of Dr. Scott Lyons and his team.