Have you heard about the enneagram? Did you know that you can mistype yourself? A few months ago I was editing my book and preparing a seminar for the Pursue Coaches’ Wives retreat and took a deep dive into some enneagram information. I’d long assumed I was a Type 2, so imagine my surprise when every test pulled different numbers. Under deadlines and in a bit of a panic Megan graciously and patiently guided me with questions and resources to help me clarify why these new tests were revealing Type 8 and Type 9 personality answers. Like any great coach she knew when to offer information and when to let me mull things on my own for a few days. The layers of the enneagram are incredibly extensive, but Megan kept everything bite-size. She eased me into accepting the reality that I’d mistyped myself and would need to dig a little deeper into the why behind somethings. Amazingly, enneagram coaching is only ONE aspect of Megan’s ministry!
Meet Megan Hall One of Many Wives Who Thrives
Megan Hall is a wife, mommy, teacher by trade, writer, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus. She is the founder of Dauntless Grace (a ministry for women) and a certified enneagram coach. When she’s not working on one of her million projects, you can probably find her hiding under her covers in with a good book.
Here’s my Interview with Megan:
Tell me about your career
I have worked in public and private education and higher education for thirteen years. I also co-direct a women’s ministry called Dauntless Grace which is all about connecting women to a meaningful story. As part of that, I am a certified enneagram coach.
What part of your career are you most passionate about and why?
I’m passionate about being a world-changer! Whether it’s through disrupting education in K12s and universities or by connecting women to the beautiful story Jesus has written for them, I’m out to change the world.
Why did you choose your niche?
As an enneagram 4, I am passionate about helping people understand themselves. As someone with a degree in English education and a master’s in curriculum, I love figuring out the best way to reach someone where they are. My degrees and my enneagram certification and my jobs/hobbies all work together for that goal.
Is there a non-profit/ministry aspect of your business?
Yes, Dauntless Grace is an umbrella ministry (along with Shine Movement, a ministry for tween girls) under a 501(c)3 called Truth Productions. We accept donor funds and occasionally do fundraisers for new endeavors. We currently also offer enneagram coaching, staff training, women’s conferences, girls’ conferences, and we have a women’s retreat in the fall of 2021.
When you dreamed of the ideal career where your strengths, passions, gifts, and talents would connect did you think you would be doing what you are doing? How are things the same/different?
I assumed I would be a teacher, and I was for many years. But I want to do something bigger than actually disrupts education! My dream is to start a school that encompasses all my passions.
What is your best advice for someone wanting to pursue a career in your field?
I would say, “always question the narrative.” Education has changed so much over the decades, and it’s an evolving field. There is always something new, and it can be easy to get stuck in routine. Don’t let that happen!
Do you have any tips to share about balancing work and the rest of life?
Nope! I still struggle with this. All I know is that I do what God calls me to, and I try to ask the question, “What is mine to do?” each day.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
God has a purpose and a plan for each life, and all of life is a journey to uncover that!
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I loved Megan’s answers, but especially her answer to the work/life balance question. How would your days look different if you paused to ask God “What is mine to do today?” and then waited for his guidance rather than simply diving into the day?
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