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Meet Ed Self, Our New Executive Director!

TNE Board of Directors |Oct 3, 2019

We are pleased to welcome Ed Self as the new Executive Director of The Narrative Enneagram (TNE), effective October 15, 2019. Ed has the experience, knowledge and passion to continue moving TNE forward in our mission to advance human consciousness through our pioneering Narrative curriculum, which integrates psychology, spirituality and somatics.

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2019: Building on Our Connections for a Sustainable Future
Joyce Plaza |Aug 16, 2019

In November 2018, key stakeholders (Board of Directors, Core Faculty and staff) began laying the foundational work to create a strategic road map for The Narrative Enneagram (TNE). The process began with interviews with all members of the board, faculty and staff, planning by members of the board’s Executive Committee, and six work groups that included representatives from each stakeholder category.

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2018: The Year of Connections
Sheryl Cohen, PhD |Aug 16, 2019

IN OUR INAUGURAL YEAR operating as The Narrative Enneagram (TNE), we engaged in the voluminous tasks and processes that a new nonprofit organization requires following the merger of two sisternonprofits – Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT) and Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition (EANT).

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Board of Directors Announces Resignation of Executive Director
Joyce Plaza |Jun 11, 2019

After successfully serving The Narrative Enneagram (TNE) for more than three years, Mary Freund has chosen to pursue other opportunities. With a mix of sadness and gratitude, the TNE Board of Directors announces Mary’s upcoming departure as Executive Director, effective July 31, 2019. Much had been accomplished during her tenure.

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After ‘What’s My Type?’– The Deeper Quest of Enneagram Work
Joyce Plaza |Apr 26, 2019

In 1998 I attended my first Narrative Enneagram class. I knew the basics of the Enneagram and thought that I might be a Type One, but I wasn’t sure. During the class, the teachers explained that a Type One was a body type. Ha! I thought that couldn’t be right – I must be a head type! The voice in my head was constant, always active – judging what I was doing, checking how things were going, always looking at others. And, by the way, what is a body type? I didn’t understand, and thought the teachers must be wrong.

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In Loving Memory of Tracy Colina
Terry Saracino |Feb 13, 2019

Tracy Colina of Ohio, a longtime and very integral part of the Narrative Enneagram community, died on January 27. Even if you never met her in person, it is likely that you interacted with her if you enrolled in one of our programs prior to fall 2014. As our Training Program Manager and Registrar, she greeted you by phone or email when you inquired about a training, answered your questions, shared her enthusiasm for the Enneagram, and managed the myriad logistical issues and details involved in organizing classes. She was the “voice” of the Narrative Enneagram for many years, and her influence was immeasurable.

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97.25% and counting! Please help us reach our fundraising goal!
Mary Freund |Dec 28, 2018

At this time of year, all of us at TNE want to take a moment to give thanks for an amazing year, acknowledge our growing and generous support network, and make a final appeal for donations to reach our 2018 goal!

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The Narrative Enneagram - Sheryl Cohen, PhD
Putting Your Money Where Your Heart Is
Sheryl Cohen, PhD |Dec 21, 2018

Where do you go to learn and grow yourself? Do you have a therapist, coach or spiritual director with whom you can tell yourself the truth? Do you have a physical place at church, in nature or at a yoga class where you can connect with yourself and the innocence of your true nature? Do you have a friend or loved one who can remind you to treat yourself kindly or give yourself permission to try a change?

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TNE Memberships: Looking Back – and Ahead!
Joyce Plaza |Dec 13, 2018

The end of the year presents an opportunity to review 2018, give thanks, and look forward to 2019. The Narrative Enneagram (TNE) officially launched as a new nonprofit in January 2018 through the merger of two sister nonprofits – Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT) and Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition (EANT). We are the world’s longest running Enneagram school(having just celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Enneagram Professional Training Program) and a membership organization! Thank you to all board members, faculty, staff, volunteers and donors who made this happen!

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The Narrative Enneagram - Christopher Copeland and Sandra Smith
From the Heart
Chris Copeland and Sandra Smith |Jun 27, 2018

I (Chris) sat at Well-Bred bakery in Asheville, waiting for Sandra to arrive. During the last few months of 2016, I had been listening to a handful of podcasts from various Enneagram teachers and found myself wanting more. While entertaining, they lacked the powerful depth I had come to know as a student and teacher of the Enneagram for 25 years. I felt a clear call to create a new podcast that would take a deeper dive into the Enneagram.

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President’s Letter: 2017 Annual Report – ESNT and EANT Become TNE
Sheryl Cohen, PhD |Jun 11, 2018

In our sixth and final year as Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT), we enjoyed numerous successes and accomplishments. We presented 20 different programs in our Narrative Enneagram Curriculum in 2017, including four sessions for the Learning Communities in Dayton, OH and Menlo Park, CA. The heartfelt camaraderie, intimacy and embodied learning that takes place in these “safe containers” are a unique value in Enneagram study. We certified 18 Narrative Enneagram Teachers and Practitioners through our rigorous course of study and practice in the Enneagram Professional Training Program, and maintained relationships with international licensees in nine different countries.

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