Susan Olesek

Name: Susan Olesek

Lives in: Los Gatos, California, USA

From: I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but I grew up in Hong Kong and Japan.

What is your occupation? I am the Founder of Enneagram Prison Project (EPP), where we have a vision to free people–all over the world–from the prisons of our own making; and the Founder of The Human Potentialists (THP) where we are democratizing the Enneagram.

Tell us your first three jobs (ever!):

1. A paper girl
2. A babysitter
3. An English teacher

Zodiac sign: Gemini

Enneagram type: Social Type One, with a Type Two wing

What do you love about Greece? I love Baklava and the importance Greeks place on family.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you: I love the theatre; both going to it and being in it!

Where we are most likely to find you in Lynn’s community: Practicing the kriya to open the heart or participating as a panelist for her Type 1 workshop.

First time you tried Kundalini Yoga? I was at a Snatam Kaur performance when she invited the entire audience into a practice that left me invigorated and deeply grounded.

Tell us your top tip to combat climate change: Educate girls, bring your own bags, and no more straws!

Anything else you’d like us to know?: I am a lover of people and seeker of truth. I want to live in a world where peace is not just possible but a reality, and I think the Enneagram is the map to help us find our way.

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