Ian Cron

  • 51 minutes 44 seconds
    Embracing Contemplative Practices: Finding Wholeness in Midlife, feat. Ben Katt

    Driven by a need to be seen as successful and accomplished in the eyes of others, Enneagram 3s are known for constantly “doing” and striving for recognition. However, this constant drive for achievement can lead to burnout, as they push themselves to their limits in pursuit of their goals.

    Today, we welcome meditation teacher and spiritual coach, Ben Katt, who shares his experience with burnout and how committing to contemplative practices such as silence, solitude, and stillness, helped him heal. These practices, which may seem counterintuitive to a Three’s productivity-oriented mindset, are essential for well-being and personal growth. 

    Join us as we discuss the concept of midlife as a pivotal moment for reflection and explore the ritual practices that can awaken us.

    18 July 2024, 4:52 pm
  • 35 minutes 52 seconds
    Transforming relationships with true intimacy, feat. Dr. Carol Tanksley

    This week, we welcome back Dr. Carol Tanksley, author of "Sexpectations: Reframing Your Good and Not-So-Good Stories About God, Love, and Relationships." Dr. Tanksley brings a unique perspective shaped by her extensive background as a former OBGYN and reproductive endocrinologist, offering a compassionate exploration of human sexuality, intimacy and relationships.

    Dr. Tanksley sheds light on several misconceptions surrounding sex, aiming to challenge and reshape our perspectives. Drawing from her clinical experience, she provides valuable insights on how we all can begin to heal from societal and personal misconceptions about sexuality.

    Moreover, we delve into the profound significance of true intimacy in fostering strong and healthy relationships. Dr. Tanksley emphasizes the importance of understanding and nurturing intimacy beyond mere physicality, advocating for a deeper emotional and spiritual connection between partners.

    This episode of promises valuable reflections and practical advice from Dr. Carol Tanksley. Join us as we explore the complexities of human sexuality with empathy and wisdom.


    11 July 2024, 7:11 pm
  • 1 hour 2 minutes
    Learning to Reconnect: A Path to Self-Acceptance with Carlos Whittaker

    This week on Typology, we welcome back Carlos Whittaker, author, podcaster, and global speaker…and Enneagram 3. If you remember, last time he was on the show, Carlos thought he was an Enneagram 9. We suggested he investigate the Enneagram 3, and that’s what we talk about today, as well as his brand-new book, Reconnected: how seven screen-free weeks with monks and Amish farmers helped me recover the lost art of being human.

    Carlos shares his journey of self-discovery and vulnerability as he embarked on a seven-week screen-free experience that allowed him to uncover layers of his personality and confront feelings of loneliness, shame, and grief.  He shares how this experience helped him discover and appreciate the importance of solitude, authenticity, and true connection.

    Carlos' story serves as a powerful reminder of the ongoing process of self-discovery and the courage it takes to confront our true selves.

    If you're interested in exploring the Enneagram, understanding the Type 3 personality, or simply seeking inspiration for your own journey of self-discovery, I encourage you to listen to this episode.

    You can tune in to the podcast on your favorite platform or visit our website to listen to this enlightening conversation with Carlos Whittaker.

    Wishing you all a safe holiday and a week filled with self-reflection and growth.



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    4 July 2024, 3:10 pm
  • 56 minutes 20 seconds
    Harnessing the Dazzling Mind: Strategies for Enneagram 7s to Thrive, feat. Dr. Jeff Karp

    ​​How can Enneagram 7s manage their insatiable appetite for stimulation and tame their monkey mind? Today's guest, Dr. Jeff Karp, an Enneagram 7 with a brilliant mind and a passion for bio-inspired medical problem-solving shares his insights on harnessing the energy of an Enthusiast’s personality and using it to create meaningful connections and impactful work.

    We take a look at themes from his book, "Lit: Use Nature's Playbook to Energize Your Brain, Spark Ideas, and Ignite Action," and learn a few practices we can all adopt to intercept our routine patterns, such as cycling through our senses and savoring specific moments, to overcome impulsivity and stay grounded in the present. 

    Throughout the episode, we explore the Enneagram, self-awareness, coping strategies, and the journey towards love and connection. Dr. Karp's experimental approach to life and his dedication to self-regulation and intentional living offer valuable insights for all personality types.

    Tune in to this fascinating conversation with Dr. Jeff Karp, where we delve into the mystery of the human personality through the lens of the Enneagram.



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    27 June 2024, 8:43 pm
  • 36 minutes 28 seconds
    Trust and Let Go: Confronting Fear with Jonathan Merritt (Enneagram 3)

    Award-winning columnist and commentator on politics, spirituality, and culture, Jonathan Merritt returns to Typology to explore the challenges of authenticity, fear and his journey towards self-compassion. Jonathan opens up about his personal experiences reconciling his identity with his upbringing, the role fear has played in his life, and how he’s learning to trust and let go. 

    We discuss his new children's book, "My Gunkle and Me," a heartwarming story that celebrates individuality and inclusivity. As Jonathan explains, “the ways in which you are different from the majority of people in this world. Those differences are not liabilities. They're your gifts to the world. They're the things that make you, you.” 

    Join us for this enlightening but deeply moving conversation, offering a powerful reminder of the transformative power of self-compassion and acceptance.


    20 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 48 minutes 58 seconds
    The Way of Love in a World of Hurt: A Conversation with Charlie Peacock and Andi Ashworth

    Today, we had the pleasure of speaking with Charlie Peacock and Andi Ashworth, authors of the new book, "Why Everything That Doesn't Matter Matters So Much, The Way of Love in a World of Hurt."

    In this episode, Charlie and Andi share their experiences discovering their types and their personal reflections on how the Enneagram has contributed to them understanding themselves better.

    From the complexities of being a Four to the challenges of living with chronic pain as a Seven, this conversation is rich with insights, vulnerability, and wisdom as we explore themes of empathy, creativity, grief, and the pursuit of meaning in life.

    If you want to gain a deeper understanding of the Enneagram, explore the complexities of the human personality, and discover how to navigate life's challenges with grace and resilience, this episode is a must-listen.

    Join us on this enlightening and heartfelt conversation with Charlie and Andi. 

    14 June 2024, 3:10 pm
  • 39 minutes 30 seconds
    Exploring the Power of Storytelling: Insights from Allison Fallon and Donald Miller

    In this captivating episode of Typology, we delve into the power of storytelling with two incredible guests, author Allison Fallon (Enneagram 4) and business educator and author Donald Miller (Enneagram 3). The episode centers around Allie's new book, "Write Your Story: A Simple Framework to Understand Yourself, Your Story, and Your Purpose in the World."

    Allison shares her experience as a storyteller and the driving force behind her work. She discusses the importance of finding the unique angle in every person's story and the deep connection between storytelling and self-discovery. She explains, "every person has something interesting to say," and sharing our stories through the process of writing and examining our own lives is what leads to healing and transformation.

    As the episode unfolds, Don adds his insights into the power of narrative and the asks some great life questions about the human experience.

    Tune in as we highlight the importance of self-reflection, authenticity, and the healing power of sharing your story.


    Connect with Allie Fallon on Instagram at https://instagram.com/allyfallon and explore her new book, "Write Your Story," to embark on your own journey of understanding yourself, your story, and your purpose in the world.

    Connect with Donald Miller on Instagram at https://instagram.com/donaldmiller, https://instagram.com/storybrand, or https://instagram.com/businessmadesimple.  


    Sponsors: This episode is sponsored by Thrive Market and BetterHelp.

    6 June 2024, 5:33 am
  • 41 minutes 11 seconds
    A Shift in Perspective, feat. Don Miller (Enneagram 4)

    What leads to radical transformation? Shifting your perspective from a victim mindset to a hero mindset. 

    Don Miller returns to Typology to share the role the Enneagram played in his journey out of the victim hole to more empowered perspective. “It’s a story of a person who identified as a victim transforming into a person who identifies much more of a person who’s playing a more meaningful role on the planet, and also  considers victim mentality to be the enemy of self-development, progress, and happiness,” Don explains. 


    Today, we explore the:

    • Three subtypes of an Enneagram 4 and how they manifest in unique ways

    • Importance of self-exploration and introspection for personal growth

    • Role of readiness, desire and surrender for lasting change 

     Join us for this great conversation about transformation and shifting perspectives on life.  


    Find Don Miller on:  YouTube: youtube.com/coachbuilder Instagram: @donaldmiller and @storybrand Website: coachbuilder.com


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    30 May 2024, 2:59 pm
  • 48 minutes 44 seconds
    The New Rules of Attachment, feat. Dr. Judy Ho (Type 8)

    When we’re born into this world, we’re just soaking everything up, trying to figure ourselves out and learning about other people and our place in the world.  “Those initial lessons become imprinted into our later childhood and adulthood as rules of thumb for how we should operate in the world,” explains Dr. Judy Ho. The way we develop bonds, learn to attach (or not) to people in childhood impacts impacts every aspect of our lives: friendships, careers, goal-setting, and our sense of self.  But what if you could learn to become securely attached, even as an adult? How can you reclaim your ability to feel safe, loved, and capable of thriving?

    In today’s rich conversation with Dr. Judy Ho, we explore:

    • The four attachment styles

    • The relationship between attachment style and Enneagram type

    • How to reparent your inner child and start the journey toward secure attachment


    Dr. Judy Ho, Ph. D., ABPP, ABPdN is a triple board certified and licensed Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychologist, a tenured Associate Professor at Pepperdine University, and author of Stop Self-Sabotage. An avid researcher and a two-time recipient of the National Institute of Mental Health Services Research Award, Dr. Judy maintains a private practice where she specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and expert witness work. You can learn more about Dr. Judy Ho and her work on her website or in her new book, The New Rules of Attachment, How to Heal Your Relationships, Reparent Your Inner Child and Secure Your Life Vision.




    24 May 2024, 4:50 pm
  • 58 minutes 58 seconds
    Finding a Sense of Belonging, feat. Chris and Julie Bennett [S07-044]

    What does it mean to truly belong? Today’s guests, Chris and Julie Bennett, authors of the book 'Fighting for Family: The Relentless Pursuit of Building Belonging, join me for a heartfelt discussion about what it means to build strong relationships and find a space where you belong. They share personal insights and experiences that highlight the importance of vulnerability, honesty, and bringing your whole self to the table in order to create a space where everyone feels accepted and valued. 

     In this episode, we also explore: 

    • The importance of getting in touch with anger for the personal growth of Enneagram 9s

    • Fighting for the things that truly matter

    • Facing the good and bad truths about yourself as a pathway for healing

     Tune in as we reflect on the power of embracing vulnerability, honoring our differences, and extending forgiveness to cultivate communities of belonging. 



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    16 May 2024, 6:16 pm
  • 50 minutes 32 seconds
    John Mark Comer on Learning to Love and Delight in Goodness (Type 1)

    New York Times bestselling author John Mark Comer returns to Typology to share what he’s working on personally, his struggle with control and perfectionism, and the need for self-effort AND grace in spiritual formation.  He reminds us that spiritual formation isn’t just a religious thing, it’s a human thing. We are all being formed by someone or something. So how do we ensure we reach our full potential and deepest connection?  From his new book, Practicing the Way, John Mark explains the importance of crafting a rule of life to support spiritual growth and deep transformation. 

    Join us as we discuss obstacles to growth and the path to renewal through the lens of an Enneagram One. 


    John Mark Comer is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books including The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry (more than half a million sold) and Live No Lies. His new book is the New York Times and USA Today bestseller Practicing the Way: Be with Jesus. Become like him. Do as he did. He’s a founding pastor of Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon, and a teacher and writer with Practicing the Way.

    After serving as the lead pastor of Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon, for nearly two decades, John Mark and his family now reside in Los Angeles, where he serves as a teacher in residence on discipleship and spiritual formation at Vintage Church LA. His podcasts, “John Mark Comer Teachings” & “Rule of Life,” have been ranked on top religion and spirituality podcast charts in the US and UK.


    9 May 2024, 2:58 pm
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