Having worked in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors over the last 30 years, I bring a wide variety of experience to the role of ESNT Executive Director. From child care to health care, elder care and mental health services, leadership roles have helped me hone skills in strategic planning, operations, marketing, budgeting and fundraising, human resources management and program development.
After graduating from the University of Saint Mary with degrees in Sociology and Child Development, I began working with others to launch health care clinics for the medically underserved, directing organizations as well as developing HR departments within those organizations.
Along the way I earned an MA in Gerontology and Long-term Care Management at Naropa University, where I also enjoyed teaching as adjunct faculty for six years. I also have served as a board member and consultant for several non-profits, focusing on fundraising, human resources and organizational development.
I have had the good fortune of studying the Enneagram for the past seven years, deepening awareness of my type and patterns of relating, fostering greater compassion for others and increased ease in dealing with work and life situations. I am honored to now have this opportunity to work with the Board, faculty and staff, furthering the mission and reach of Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition.
I have worked as a self-employed communications consultant since 1988. As co-founders of Intuitive Leaps Creative Services, my business partner Jo Anne Smith and I provide branding and strategic marketing for people and organizations making a difference in the world. I joined ESNT as marketing director and webmaster in 2005, and have served as the editor of the Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition’s online newsletter, TALK since January 2014. I previously worked as a reporter for a daily newspaper in Shreveport, LA, editor and art director of San Francisco Business magazine, and manager of communications for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and other nonprofit organizations. In 1997, I founded a transformational art process that evokes deep play called Paint Dancing. This led me to dauntlessly get over a fear of public speaking and becoming a facilitator for Speaking Circles International, Inner Journey Seminars, and multimodal expressive arts programs.
After spending nearly 30 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, I returned to my hometown, Shreveport, LA, in 2015, where I have started offering Enneagram programs for nonprofit organizations. I also have taught the Enneagram at the Rancho La Puerta, "the world's best destination spa," in Tecate, Mexico. www.intuitiveleaps.com
As an Enneagram Type 5 who never tires of learning, I am delighted to serve as the Registrar and Accounting Manager for The Narrative Enneagram. I hold a BS in Business from Miami University, an MS in Education from the University of Dayton and an MA in Contemplative Religion from Naropa University. In addition to my role at TNE, I enjoy inviting people into their inherent wholeness through study of the Enneagram and engagement in Circles of Trust® with the Center for Courage and Renewal.
Pat has been working with the ESNT database and providing onsite support for the EPTP in California for the past 10 years. She began her Enneagram studies in 1978 in Berkeley, CA, and was the host for many of the first public classes in her role as studio and office manager for the Center for Human Growth, 1977-1989. She has been dedicated to the Enneagram work since those early days, and has organized panels for many Enneagram Narrative trainings and workshop series over the past 34 years. She is a Certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition, and a Typing Coach, also offering Enneagram consultations, individual typing interviews and study sessions.
Pat has been committed to transpersonal psychology and holistic health since 1976, when she began her training in tai chi, dance, yoga, meditation, peer counseling and bioenergetic bodywork, plus intuition studies with Helen Palmer. She is married to Peter O’Hanrahan, and they’ve raised their three children in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pat and Peter continue to host Enneagram study groups and workshops in their home. Richmond, CA. www.theenneagramatwork.com
I was introduced to the Enneagram in 2010 at a workshop in New Orleans, LA. The beauty and power of the system resonated with me instantly. The Enneagram and its applications rang true for me on an intuitive level. I began taking as many workshops as possible, and was spreading the word whenever I returned to my New York City home.
As an actor and educator, I have always been interested in what motivates us, why we do what we do. The Enneagram offered a spiritual and practical path that mirrored my artistic quest. I decided to continue pursuing my unquenchable thirst for the Enneagram's teachings and became a Certified Enneagram Teacher in 2013. Soon after, I opened my business, The Art of the Enneagram, where I write a blog, and offer individual and group sessions as well as workshops. I joined the TNE team to help use my knowledge of Social Media Marketing to help spread the reach of the Narrative Tradition.
I earned an MFA from University of California, San Diego and a BFA with Honors from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. www.artoftheenneagram.com
I have enjoyed working in a wide range of of administrative support and management positions in law offices, human resource departments, and healthcare/hospice environments in various business roles. After completing my MA in Gerontology and Long-term Care Management degree at Naropa University, I had the pleasure of managing several assisted living and senior long-term care communities.
My focus changed to self-employment in 2010 when I established a private LLC to provide guidance and support for those on their aging journey in Arizona and Colorado. My current focus is to continue growing and evolving personally to develop skills that contribute to the admin support services team role in addition to being of support to those on the aging journey.
This role at TNE is an exciting opportunity that opens the door to focus on deepening self-discovery, self-development and greater self awareness on the path of being of service to others in these changing times.
I have a Master’s degree in Public Health from Tulane University and have worked as a Global Health specialist for over twenty years, much of that time in Africa and Asia. Most of my career was dedicated to using storytelling as a means to change behavior around reproductive health and HIV prevention.
Around 2010, I was introduced to the Enneagram through a coach who recommended Helen Palmer’s book. I read it and re-read it and incorporated it into the many self-awareness tools that I use personally and professionally. In 2016, I moved to Denver to participate in a two-year creative writing program. I was excited to learn that this was becoming a hub for Enneagram training and completed the core curriculum in 2017.
One of the most meaningful aspects of the Narrative Enneagram is its capacity to create and expand compassion for self and others, which I believe is the real key to creating change. Being part of the TNE team is the natural continuation of my conscious journey to facilitate the transformation to a more connected world.