We haven't scored Beth as a podcast guest YET, but we do geek out tremendously over her book The Making of Biblical Womanhood in Episode 58: Road Trip Edition. This book is a must read! Beth Allison Barr received her B.A. from Baylor University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses primarily on women and gender identity in late medieval England, how the advent of Protestantism affected women in Christianity, and medieval attitudes towards women in sermons across the Reformation era.
Lesa Brackbill joins the podcast in Episode 77: Advocacy after Heartbreak to share about the painful journey she walked in losing her daughter Tori and how God has brought so much redemption from that pain and turned it into a story of hope and advocacy. Lesa Brackbill is a California native and Azusa Pacific University alumna who made central Pennsylvania her home thirteen years ago. She met her husband, Brennan, not long after moving, and they now call Hershey home. They have 3 children: Tori (Heaven), and identical twin boys Isaiah and Caleb. Lesa enjoys writing, photography, traveling, being a tour guide, and advocacy for Newborn screening for Krabbe.
We reference Brenè in almost every podcast episode, but the one that started it all is Episode 52: Navigating Emotions. Brenè is a researcher, storyteller, and (currently enraged) Texan who’s spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy.
We had the honor of speaking with Dr. Alison Cook on Episode 71: Boundaries for Your Soul! Alison dives further into IFS with us, and she even walks us through the process in a really clear example. You don't want to miss the grace and wisdom she brings to the conversation, especially as she reflects on the work God does in our souls and how sometimes we can spiritually bypass that inner healing. Alison Cook, MA, PhD is a psychologist and the author of two books, including her new book, The Best of You (Thomas Nelson 2022) and Boundaries for Your Soul (Thomas Nelson, 2018). For over 20 years, Alison has helped women, ministry leaders, couples, and families learn how to heal painful emotions, develop confidence from the inside out, forge healthy relationships, and fully live out their God-given potential.
We had the privilege of speaking to Dr. Heather Thompson Day on Episode 45: It's Not Your Turn! They discuss her newest book, all things enneagram, and how to breathe in the social media chaos. Dr. Heather Thompson Day is an interdenominational speaker and has been a contributor for Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Newsweek and the Barna Group. She is also the host of Viral Jesus, a podcast with Christianity Today. Heather is an Associate Professor of Communication at Andrews University. She is passionate about supporting women, and runs an online community called I’m That Wife which has over 200k followers.
Co-director of Dauntless Grace and co-host of the podcast, Megan is on every episode. You may not know this, but she wrote a book for high school students called Catch Somewhere, and it's available for sale and download.
Meet author Victoria Kimble as she joins us on Episode 14: Enneagram One as she talks with Megan and Deedra about the inner critic, how to handle stress, and what it looks like to go to that security line.
On Episode 49: Discovering Your Breath with Meg Amsden, we discuss embodiment, breathing, and other concepts that we learned about in Hillary's book The Wisdom of Your Body. Hillary is a therapist, researcher, speaker and writer. She loves to help see people grow, heal, change, and come into more fullness in themselves and their relationships. She is passionate about the well-being of all people, and wants to make psychology and academic research accessible to a wide variety of people.
why Christians don't need to be afraid of the Enneagram
how Beth (and Dauntless Grace) use the Enneagram as a road map for healing through the Gospel of Jesus
Beth's work with combining IFS and the Enneagram into her own system called Enneagram Internal Profile (EIP)
shepherding our connecting parts into more healing
Your Enneagram Coach was founded by Beth McCord, an Enneagram speaker, coach and teacher for over 17 years. Beth is passionate about coming alongside individuals and helping them re-write their story, allowing them to see that lasting change, meaningful relationships, and a life of deep purpose is possible. This passion is what drove her to create this community, a safe place for individuals to explore the Enneagram.
Doctoral student Becky Castle Miller joined us on Episode 67: Emotions & the Church to discuss all things regarding emotions: how the church has handled (or mishandled) emotions; the gendering of emotions in our society; how we construct the concept of emotions; and how Jesus experienced and expressed emotions in the New Testament. Becky Castle Miller writes and speaks on emotional, mental, and spiritual health in the church. She recently graduated from Northern Seminary with a master's in New Testament Context, studying with Scot McKnight.
Youth pastor Brock Morgan shared his struggle with anxiety on Episode 90: Enneagram & Relationships with his wife Kelsey. An enneagram Seven, Brock writes this book in vivid storytelling for anyone who works with or loves teenagers.
Dr. Bruce Perry teamed up with Oprah to write a book on trauma, and we reference it on Episode 81: What We'd Say to Our Younger Selves. Bruce D. Perry is an American psychiatrist, currently the senior fellow of the Child Trauma Academy in Houston, Texas and an adjunct professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.
IFS therapist Jenna Riemersma brings her knowledge and experience to Episode 74: IFS & Moving Toward. They discuss: facing pain instead of running away; the three steps in her Move Toward movement; the spiritualizer parts most Christians have; and how society is a reflection of all the parts. Best-selling author, speaker and therapist, Jenna Riemersma is the Clinical Director of the Atlanta Center for Relational Healing. Jenna is a Harvard graduate, trauma specialist, and IFS therapist. Her book, Altogether You, was recently Amazon's #1 hot new release in Spirituality and Self Help. Jenna has been happily married for over 20 years, is a proud mom of two adult children, an animal lover, and a yoga enthusiast.
We welcomed our friend Ronne Rock to Episode 78: An Agent of Hope! We discuss the grittiness of hope, how it feels to not have all the answers, if short-term missions trips are worth it, and what it looks like to love your enemies - all from the lens of an enneagram Four! Ronne Rock weaves themes of transformative hope and grace into everything she shares on page and stage. She's an author, speaker, and mentor—offering honest encouragement and gut-level wisdom about topics ranging from leadership and long-road faith to discovering your God-crafted design and purpose. She leads marketing and special initiatives for Orphan Outreach, a global nonprofit restoring hope for orphaned and vulnerable children.
Kaitlyn was a guest on Episode 31: Politics and the Church. Join us for this conversation about what it's like being an enneagram Three in seminary; what stories we as a Church are often living under; and what the amazing story is that God has crafted for the earth! Kaitlyn is the author of The Liturgy of Politics: Spiritual Formation for the Sake of Our Neighbor, and her writing has appeared at Christianity Today, The New York Times, Christ and Pop Culture, RELEVANT, and Sojourner. She has a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and is pursuing a doctorate in theology from Duke Divinity School. As a frequent guest on the Holy Post podcast, Kaitlyn is no stranger to discussing hard things in a way that make them accessible to the rest of us.
We welcomed guest Tammy Sollenberger on Episode 69: Internal Family Systems. Tammy, a licensed clinical mental health counselor, introduces our listeners to Internal Family Systems (IFS), a therapy model for bringing our full selves into more wholeness and integration. Tammy is the host of the The One Inside podcast and the author of The One Inside: 30 Days to Your Authentic Self. In this episode, Tammy explains what IFS is, why it's important, and some practical ways to start looking inside!
We reference Suzanne a lot when it comes to sharing enneagram information. Much of what we teach is based on language she uses. For an introduction to the enneagram, listen to Episode 12. Suzanne Stabile is a highly sought after speaker and teacher, known for her engaging laugh, personal vulnerability and creative approach to Enneagram instruction. After 25 years of studying the enneagram, learning from people’s stories, cultivating relationships, and learning under Father Richard Rohr, she has become a bestselling author and world class teacher of the enneagram and how individuals can best utilize this spiritual tool.
As our first repeat guest on the podcast, Dawn Amsden Stark is back to talk about her book that JUST launched November 2021! Called to War is her personal memoir of her struggle through infertility, IVF, adoption, and advocacy, but her story is so much more than that. It's a testimony about the beauty in surrendering to God's story for our lives. Dawn's Episode 49: Called to Warremains the most downloaded of all time.
We reference Dr. Thompson on Episode 125: Alive or Failure to Thrive and his book The Soul of Desire. His book The Soul of Shame has been an integral part of the Dauntless Grace teaching since its inception.
Beth joins us in Episode 32: Engaging Society and we talk about engaging society, specifically those in GenZ, and how to walk alongside people for true discipleship. Beth Walker has partnered with her husband for twenty years, in leadership and ministry both on and off the football field. Beth is passionate about encouraging women to pursue their individual callings from God. She is a contributor to Friday Night Wives and The Glorious Table. On her own blog, Lessons from the Sidelines, Beth offers practical advice for other coaches’ wives as well as a behind-the-scenes look at her family’s life as they serve their football players and their community. Beth’s first book, Lessons from the Sidelines, released in August 2020. Her most recent study Embracing Holy Interruptions: How Jesus Used Mundane Moments to Love People Deeply is a 6-week Bible study focused on mentoring.