Big Bear Lake, CA - United States

Cheri Leyva

I am passionate about helping people deepen their connection with God, themselves, and others through self-discovery and the Enneagram.


Career, Endorsed EIP Coach, Endorsed M&F Coach, Executive Training, Free Consultation, Health, Leadership Development, Marriage, Ministry, Pastoral Leadership, Team Building, Wellness, and Women

Delivery Methods
In-Person and Virtual Meeting


Certified Enneagram Coach: Type 9

More about Cheri Leyva

Hello Fellow Sojourner,

Is it possible that you need something to change, but don’t know what or why? Years ago, I found myself in this place.

My husband is my best friend, but there was a time when my identity depended on him. If he was happy, then all was good in my inner world. But my value didn’t stop with him. I avoided conflict at all costs believing that if everyone was okay, then I was okay. I gave into my children when I should have lovingly held firm with them. I held back sharing my true thoughts and feelings with friends and coworkers hoping others would like me. I was more concerned with pleasing others, that I lost sight of myself.

The Enneagram helped me see how the childhood messages I picked up long ago impact how I think, feel, and behave today. I learned that I get angry when I feel invisible. I suppressed anger and other emotions for so many years that I felt numb. As a Nine, I learned it’s okay to be angry and expanded my emotional vocabulary which it feels great!

I found myself through the Enneagram, meditation, and quiet time with God. I learned that my presence matters to many people. It matters to God, but most of all, my presence matters to ME. I used to hide behind excuses, being quiet, and sharing when it was safe. Today God is calling me to step out in big and small ways. It’s funny, my core desire as a Nine is to be seen, but I find all sorts of ways to hide. Today, I am aware when I am hiding and ask God to help me step into my true self.

I learned that my value and identity are not wrapped up in what others think of me. My identity and your identity are based on God and all that He created us to be.

Every Enneagram type has their own core desires, fears, and childhood message. They have their unique ways of self-protecting that impedes their core longing. I would love to walk beside you, along with the Holy Spirit, to discover yourself. To help you unlock the limiting beliefs that get in your way of what you desire most.

It would honor me to work with you, sharing what I have learned both personally and professionally as you step into your truest self. I hope to talk with you soon and learn how I can serve you on your journey to self-discovery!


To learn more about me check out @surrenderedfaith.


BS in Christian Counseling, Certified YEC Enneagram Coach, YEC Becoming Us Marriage and Family Coach Endorsement, Certified Life Coach, Certified Relationship Coach, Certified Health & Wellness Coach.


45-Minute Consultation (Free)
We will spend 45 minutes getting to know one another and talking about your hopes, desires and needs as it relates to coaching and the Enneagram.
Discovering You Sessions
In the Discovering You session, we will identify your main type for those who are new to the Enneagram or are unsure of their main type. We will look at common mistyping to help you narrow down your main type.
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Exploring You Sessions
There are five sessions in the Exploring You series. Each 45-minute session has a custom worksheet that will guide you through your main type so you can learn and grow without becoming overwhelmed. We will talk about how your main type shows up in everyday life so you can begin to utilize what you are learning to connect with yourself, others, and God on a deeper level.
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Becoming Your Truest Self
After completing the Discovery and Exploring You sessions, we can continue to work together to help you achieve your personal goals, dreams and overcome challenges or limiting beliefs while integrating what you learned through the Enneagram.
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Clarifying Your Calling Sessions
Discover what you love and what you’re good at and how you can step into your God-given calling and gifts. (6 sessions)
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This life coaching experience has helped me to move forward in my current life goals. I was in a state of “paralysis of analysis” and Cheri was able to take me (with such care) out of that space. She coached me to work through and set achievable step by step goals to carry me towards the next steps. I am so grateful to be standing in this place and space knowing that she has been such a large part of helping me to get to where I am currently at. -Shannon (Type 4)

Cheri has been my life coach for 10 months and I have made so much progress with her help and guidance. She is kind, compassionate, and very knowledgeable. She has helped me work through childhood messages, understand my feelings and express them in healthy ways. She helps me set realistic goals each week and ways I can hold myself accountable to achieve them. She is amazing! – Regina (Type 6)

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