Manifesto

Today I will throw my hat into the ring of life.

I will live a better story.

I will live wholeheartedly present and awake in the moment.

I will stand on my own two feet and live my truth.

I will widen my circle of compassion to include more people.

I will look into the eyes of the broken and say, “Me, too.”

I will see God in all things. I will help others find their purpose and make sense of their lives.

I will accept people as they are, not as I would have them be to make my life easier.

I will embrace my contradictions and make a world of meaning out of them.

Today I will be my True Self.

Biography

Ian Morgan Cron is a champion of the Enneagram, awakener of people, and bestselling author of the popular Enneagram book, The Road Back to You. As a pioneer in the contemporary Enneagram movement, Ian is a highly sought-after speaker for large conferences and corporate boardrooms alike.

Ian is a master teacher of the Enneagram, an ancient personality typing system that identifies nine types of people and how they relate to one another and the world. The Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding why we behave the way we do, and how our personalities are powerfully influenced by our motivations. It provides a framework for how we can begin to live into our most authentic selves, and also reveals the wisdom each personality type can offer to others. The Enneagram is therefore not just a powerful tool for personal growth, but also a great resource for transforming our relationships in every sphere of life. In daylong workshops, Ian can provide an overview of the Enneagram, describe the nine personality types in-depth, and speak to the myriad ways in which the Enneagram can enrich our personal, professional and spiritual lives. The Enneagram is perfect for marriage and parenting seminars, church staff and lay-leadership training, corporate settings, non-profits, and board of director’s retreats.

Ian is a highly sought-after speaker, thinker and advisor to a growing roster of clients such as:

  • Leadercast
  • Catalyst
  • Ramsey Solutions
  • Michael Hyatt Company
  • Discovery Channel
  • EDGE Mentoring
  • Willow Creek
  • Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University
  • Denver Seminary
  • Belmont University
  • Laity Lodge
  • The Storyline Conference with Donald Miller

Ian is an accomplished author who “has the gift of making his human journey a parable for all of our journeys” (Fr. Richard Rohr). Ian’s writing career began in 2007 when he published his widely acclaimed novel, Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim’s Tale, which offers a historical account of St. Francis of Assisi’s life, woven into the compelling narrative of a 21st-century pilgrimage. Ian’s 2011 memoir, Jesus My Father, the CIA, and Me, was a Wall Street Journal bestseller and a featured title in the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program. Most recently, Ian authored the bestselling book, The Road Back to You, which introduced the Enneagram to its broadest audience yet.

Ian is an Episcopal priest and a trained psychotherapist. He and his wife, Anne, live in Nashville, Tennessee.