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Self-awareness is a popular idea of late, and for good reason. Research suggests that clarity of self is connected to increased confidence, stronger relationships, creativity, and more effective decision-making and communication. It is also one of the components of Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

Dr. Tasha Eurich’s research has identified two broad categories of self-awareness which she refers to as internal self-awareness -how well we understand our own values, responses and impact- and external self-awareness -how well we understand how others view us. Each type of awareness is connected to different outcomes and just because a person is high in one type does NOT mean they are high on the other type.

Another take-away from Eurich’s research: “even though most people believe they are self-aware, only 10-15% of the people we studied actually fit the criteria…”




Dr. Pickering is a licensed psychologist, board certified coach, and an accredited Integrative Enneagram practitioner. Your MicroTrek includes a highly reliable iEQ9 assessment and personalized report combined with Dr. Pickering’s professional expertise to identify motivation, what drives your choices, decisions, responses AND she will provide insight to inform your very own Next Steps action plan .


When you purchase the Individual MicroTrek Assessment, you will receive a link to complete an online test which will take you about 40 minutes to complete. We will send your 23-page report upon completion and a calendar link for you to book a time to meet in person or through Zoom video conference with Dr. Pickering to debrief your results in a personalized, 60-minute session. 

Dr. Pickering will review your Enneagram profile, subtype, center of intelligence, wings, lines, levels of integration, and dimensions of strain. You’ll discuss how these show up for you in your day-to-day, personally and professionally. We will consider how these insights influence your habits, choices, decisions and responses and how your new understanding can inform your “now what?”  The MicroTrek gives you a solid start to your personal growth plan and preps you for the next stage of your climb! You will leave with solid, practical, start-right-now action steps! 


*Your Individual MicroTrek payment can be applied to a more comprehensive, multi-day individual or couples Expedition