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About the Coach.


From present to past this is my educational journey that will never cease.

* Professional Enneagram Certification from Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy under the instruction of Beatrice Chestnut, Ph.D. and Uranio Paes, MM

* Nine (9) Prisons ONE Key Enneagram Course

* Studio E: Enneagram Professional Training Course Certification from Enneagram Portland

* Master of Arts in Counseling from George Fox University

* Integral Coach Certification from New Ventures West 

* Master of Business Administration from Capital University

* Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University

Enneagram Journey

I was introduced to the Enneagram in 2001 when I became a Certified Integral Coach with New Ventures West in San Francisco. The Enneagram was a gift that helped me understand myself, why I do what I do, and feel the way I feel. I was hooked. I continued to attend various trainings and learn from wise and compassionate Enneagram teachers, including Russ Hudson, Michael Naylor, Dale Rhodes, Beatrice Chestnut, and Uranio Paes.


Before entering the counseling field in 2009, I was in the broadcasting industry, working in sales and sales management for 20+ years. I used the Enneagram as a General Sales Manager to better understand and work effectively with my boss, sales staff, clients, and myself. I understand and have compassion for work-related stress, career restlessness, confidence issues, and personality challenges in the workplace.


I received my Master's in Counseling from George Fox University in 2011. I used the Enneagram with my counseling clients to understand the lens through which they experienced the world and to prevent my lens from distracting me from their growth journey. Clients who were open to growing their self-awareness and using the tools the Enneagram had to teach could remove their self-created obstacles and experience growth. The wisdom from working with the Enneagram creates a path for transformation for each of us.

In this next chapter of my life, I challenged myself to complete the rigorous, challenging, and illuminating Professional Enneagram Certification from Chestnut Paes Academy. I want to devote myself to coaching those willing to engage in the self-awareness practices that bring to light what keeps them stuck and who are ready to take on new approaches to move forward. Helping others to find the freedom that comes from living as their authentic self brings me joy.

I believe life is the most outstanding teacher. Ironically, you learn more about yourself, your capabilities, and your needs from your challenges and suffering. We will explore those together as we learn more about you through the tools of the Enneagram. We will discover the strengths that give you resilience and competency and the blind spots that keep you from your potential and happiness.


The opportunity to share what I have learned from my Enneagram training, my work with others, and my life challenges is a privilege. 

I would be honored to be your Enneagram Coach to help you discover your true self.

As seen on AM Northwest with Helen Raptis

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