About

9Paths is the leading provider of scalable team alignment and leadership solutions utilizing the Enneagram, and founded on over 20 years experience in human development counseling and executive leadership. Our expert certified facilitators and coaches are insightful, multidisciplinary professionals who's job is to help organizations, leaders and individuals thrive. We are passionate about what we do and we constantly strive to bring innovative solutions to complex business problems. From small businesses to some of the most recognizable companies in the world, to high-performing individuals looking to expand your edge, we are the company you want to work with.

Contact us to discuss a custom training and coaching package that suits the needs of your organization or review our services.

Team

 
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SHARON BALL, LPC-MHSP, Founder

Sharon founded 9Paths after 17 years of working with individuals and groups as a clinician and supervisor in the counseling industry. Building on those years of listening and observing, she began to focus on the needs of organizations and teams and now provides services to organizations all over the word. She is a published author, speaker and co-founder of one of Nashville's best Mexican Restaurants. She is certified in training and consulting with the Enneagram and an associate member of the Enneagram in Business. She has been a first responder and Critical Incident Stress Debriefer for workplace trauma involving violence and natural disasters like Katrina and the Tsunami. She serves on the board of Mission Force, who is active with our Veteran population.

 
 
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ERIC HOOD, M.A. in Counseling & Certified Enneagram Coach

Eric is a trained counselor and is certified Enneagram coach. He provides training in the workplace targeting team dynamics, personal development coaching and workshops utilizing the Enneagram. 

 

Testimonials

By understanding ourselves and co-worker’s enneagram types, we have been able to communicate and understand each other in a way I could not imagine possible before Sharon worked with our team. This has prevented situations of frustration and misunderstandings, and ultimately created a more productive, harmonious environment for our company. 100% of our team thought it was worth it! I highly recommend working with 9Paths at any stage in a company’s development to create stronger communication skills and better team bonding.
— JESSICA MASHBURN, SECURE IDENTITY SYSTEMS
Sharon’s deep understanding of the attributes and leadership styles associated with an individual Enneagram Style type can be extremely effective when applied to the management of high performance teams. She worked with our group of entrepreneneurs to identify our Enneagram style type, understand its inherent strengths and weakness and how that affects the team. If you have or are building a high performance team I would highly recommend engaging 9Paths as soon as possible to make the most of your intellectual capital investment.
— NANCY LEACH, FOUNDER AND OWNER OF FACILITY PLANNERS
We just completed our second management team communication workshop with 9Paths. The team has been so energized we have seen gains in both morale and productivity. We are looking forward to 9Paths continued engagement with our team.
— BRYAN ANSLEY, CEO — FNB MERCHANTS
Sharon came to my boutique fitness facility and worked with my team using the Enneagram Personality Mapping System. She was instrumental in helping us understand our personalities and how to work better as a team. I can’t recommend Sharon and the Enneagram enough. She has a unique skill set and can definitely help your team operate on a different level!
— DANIEL MENG, OWNER — MUVFIT PERSONAL TRAINING
Sharon’s approach and professionalism is fantastic and positively received from all the staff, it has made a difference in the staff and organization.
— DR. GREG MOORE, OWNER — MOORE AUDIOLOGY
Sharon is in touch with the wisdom of deeper change inside a human being. In a day when employees now demand a workplace culture with high Eq, a business leader has to know the landscape of the human spirit. Sharon has mapped this country for over twenty years as a business owner and as a psychotherapist. I recommend her to any business that wants employees who love their work and their life.
— BRYAN MAYNARD, OWNER — SOLDATI CENTER FOR WELL-BEING
During the time the City of Franklin, Tn sheltered the Katrina evacuees, I observed the work that Sharon did with these folk in a time of extreme stress for them. She coordinated the mental health professionals to implement a makeshift “crisis counseling center,” fully staffed with volunteer therapists, psychologists and psychiatrist from the community. The evacuees who came to the shelter for services, seemed to leave with a much more positive outlook for the future than when they arrived. I recall the Street Party that was held on the final night of the shelter and how much fun they had and their enthusiasm toward life and much of that I need to attribute to Sharon and those working with her to help the evacuees begin to cope with an almost impossible situation.
— TOM MILLER, FORMER MAYOR OF FRANKLIN
I have found Sharon’s counsel immensely helpful. Sharon’s expertise was invaluable to me as I worked to develop a new staff team serving a student ministry in a church context. Using the enneagram to help us understand ourselves and each other, Sharon discussed with us the various working and inter-personal dynamics we were experiencing as we learned to work together. She continues as a wonderful conversational partner to our team, dignifying each individual while moving us closer as a team. Listening to an expert like Sharon, coupled with her many abilities, has made the unique leadership challenge I am facing less burdensome. I am happy to recommend her to you, she has been a joy to work with.
— CHARLES JOHNSON, YOUTH PASTOR — CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH
Sharon exemplifies integrity and unrelenting passion for supervising, mentoring and writing training curriculums/modules. She exhibits outstanding therapy, business management and leadership skills. She works harmoniously with others and is a delight to work with. Sharon instructed and trained four graduate students in the areas of trauma, health nutrition, and grief during their internship of mentoring 20 homeless residents. She uses various teaching methods and the holistic approach to convey information to her students and clients to better serve them. Sharon is a staunch advocate of ensuring everyone receives fair and equal treatment. She is an exceptional Training and Development Curriculum Specialist, Mental Health Supervisor, Therapist and Educator.
— ANGELA PARHAM, LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
I know Sharon to be a woman of much integrity and sincerity with a passion to come along side others in their need.
— STEPHEN JAMES, AUTHOR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR — SAGE HILL COUNSELING