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About Jim McPartlin

Jim McPartlin is a consultant with over three decades of experience working within a variety of industries and a recognized authority on using the Enneagram (a model of human psyche which outlines nine main personality types) as a means of understanding interpersonal workplace relationships.

Over the past 20 years, Jim has taught hundreds of courses on the Enneagram and understanding emotional intelligence and has delivered keynote speeches and seminars on this topic across the globe. He actively works as a professional coach with clients ranging from the c-suite of companies such as American Express and Chanel in New York, the entertainment industry in Hollywood, and Silicon Valley.

Jim has used the Enneagram as a coaching tool with the many teams he supervised throughout his career as an executive in the travel industry. St. Martin’s Press published Jim’s first book, The Enneagram at Work: Unlocking the Power of Type to Lead and Succeed, in the fall of 2021.

The Enneagram is one of the best measures of EQ. It describes the structure and dynamics of nine personality types, revolving around the three centers of intelligence: Logical, Emotional and Kinesthetic. The Huffington Post recently named the Enneagram as one of the 5 Best Personality Tests for Personal and Professional Growth.

"A masterpiece. I can't imagine a better book to optimize your self-awareness and leadership."
— Chip Conley, Bestselling Author

"An invitation of self-discovery."
— Geoff Ballotti, President and CEO of Wyndham Hotels

"Who you are affects how you work. That's a seemingly obvious statement, but it's one countless employees and managers ignore or neglect... McPartlin harnesses the insight of the Enneagram with practical tools and techniques that will change who you do work."
— Thomas Erikson, Author of the International best-seller Surrounded by Idiots

"Achieve a greater level of self-understanding."
— Ron West, Golden Globe Award-nominee and Managing Partner, Thruline Entertainment

"A necessary roadmap and tool to assist its readers in their understanding of human motivation and the constant strive for excellence, acceptance and recognition."
— Gerard 'Jerry' Inzerillo, Vice Chairman Forbes Travel Guide

"Build better teams, become stronger leaders, and exceed every expectation."
— Jonathan Tisch, Chairman & CEO, Loews Hotels & Co.

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Unlock the Power of Type

Emotional intelligence (EI), emotional leadership (EL), emotional quotient (EQ) and emotional intelligence quotient (EIQ), is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one's goal(s).

Whether you are an experienced senior executive or just beginning your career, certain behavioral patterns may have worked to get you where you are. Over time, these same patterns may have sometimes been an obstacle, too. The Enneagram functions as a tool to provide self-insight for the individual and promote better communication in group dynamics, resulting in a high-functioning team and stronger bottom line. Specifically, it:

  • Gives you a sense of your many positive attributes, along with a few stumbling blocks that you may even already be aware of, along with ways to build upon what is working and how to become aware of what is not.
  • Acts as a conduit for stronger top line revenue and a more muscular gross operating profit by supporting individual and team growth, with everyone able to work at an optimal level.

When you strategically invest in your employees, you attract and keep all the best candidates, and you also build a strong work culture unafraid of innovation, change, failure, and success. Employees take the bull by its horns and run with ideas, instead of running away from problems.
(Forbes, July 2018)


Jim utilizes an upbeat teaching methodology that brings out the best in any team, focusing on the positive attributes of each person’s management style. Along with some well-placed humor and story-telling, he is able to invoke a path to organizational harmonics by connecting the pieces of what will bring out the best with each individual. Current classes include:

  • Introduction to the Enneagram
  • Utilizing the Enneagram for Better Communication
  • Conflict Resolution using the Enneagram
  • Elevated Service Training



Jim is a dynamic speaker, whether it is in front of a small group or packed auditorium. He has given talks and keynotes on topics ranging from self-insight, leading with emotional intelligence, and service excellence, just to name a few.

Whether you are looking for an employee kick-off or simply a way to motivate your company to achieving distinction at a higher level, Jim will deliver the cry to action. For over twenty years he has traveled the globe with one common response at the end of each speech: You inspired me.

Get in touch with Jim today.

Jim provides one-to-one coaching, group discussion and mediation, and several levels of classroom training in how to utilize the Enneagram in a productive way for the individual and business.


Having served as a boss, coach, and mentor in the 25+ years of his own career, Jim developed what has been solely a word-of-mouth practice in the past five years. He currently works with middle managers who are building their careers along with c-suite executives looking to refine their technique in places as varied as New York, Silicon Valley, London, the U.S. Virgin Islands and mid-Atlantic states. Using the Enneagram as a tool – along with certification from The Integrative Enneagram, among others – Jim can quickly get to the heart of the individual’s strengths and stumbling blocks. His warm, compassionate, and goal-focused style has won him accolades and long-standing retainers with several instantly recognized companies.


Group Facilitation

Whether you need someone to lead a corporate retreat, facilitate a discussion between disparate executive team members or set a rigorous tone for a new business undertaking, Jim has the experience to get the desired result. He is valued by both the individual and group for his discretion, attention to detail and ability to get to the heart of a discussion or goal in short order.


Contact Jim to learn more about his coaching, corporate training, speaking, and new book, The Enneagram at Work: Unlocking the Power of Type to Lead and Succeed.

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