Posts Categorized: Personal reflection

The Narrative Enneagram - Mary Freund
A Report from Our Executive Director: Compassion Is Priceless. Let’s Spread It Around!
Mary Freund |May 8, 2017

“Time provides all of us with the opportunity to change, alter our belief system, and create new perspectives that challenge a person’s character and teach him or her how to become a happier and wiser person.” Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

As I reflect on my first year as Executive Director of Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT), Oldster’s quote about time speaks to me about my journey.

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The Narrative Enneagram - Sheryl Cohen, PhD
ESNT Call to Action
Sheryl Cohen, PhD |Jan 10, 2017

It is my privilege and honor to be serving as ESNT’s president for 2017. I succeed Paul Strasburg, who has ably led our Board of Directors to become a well-functioning team. At our recent board retreat we could see, sense and feel that we are truly more than the sum of our parts. We have much work to do to ensure that we continue to be the vibrant and transformative organization that our mission and vision mandate.

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The Narrative Enneagram - Mary Freund
A Word from Our New Executive Director
Mary Freund |Aug 27, 2016

More than three months have already passed since I began my tenure as Executive Director of Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT)! My days have been filled with learning my new role, understanding all of the organization’s moving parts, and interfacing with staff members, the Core Faculty and Board of Directors. Although we are a small nonprofit, I am in awe of the high level of sophistication, professionalism and teamwork that is carried out daily to ensure that ESNT is meeting its mission to refine and advance Narrative Tradition programs and curriculum.

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The Narrative Enneagram - Marion Gilbert
Taking a Leave of Absence
Marion Gilbert |Jul 29, 2016

After careful deliberation and with sadness in my heart, I have requested a leave of absence from my teaching engagements for ESNT, effective August 15, and will need to postpone my other Enneagram workshops. It is my deepest wish and intention to return to teaching the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition as soon as I can.

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The Narrative Enneagram - Paul Strasburg
David Daniels Becomes Core Faculty Emeritus
Paul Strasburg |May 31, 2016

Our co-founder David Daniels, MD, is announcing today his decision to move to Emeritus status as a Core Faculty member of Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition. The term Emeritus “recognizes a person of distinction in a profession who retires or hands over the position … but does not necessarily signify that he has relinquished all the duties of the position and may continue to exercise some of them.” Please see his statement below.

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The Narrative Enneagram - Terry Saracino
Thank you, Mary Jo
Terry Saracino |May 24, 2016

Mary Jo Ruccio

It started with a car ride almost eight years ago. Mary Jo was driving Kate Dacy and me to Cincinnati after a training session in which I had announced my desire to create a nonprofit to hold the Enneagram Narrative work. Kate suggested, innocently enough, that Mary Jo might be able to …

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The Narrative Enneagram - Ahshua Bolton
Changed Forever
Ahshua Bolton |Jan 26, 2016

Long a student of the Enneagram, I traveled to Menlo Park, CA in July and August 2015 to extend and formalize my studies, with the intention of becoming certified by Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT) in both the teacher and professional tracks. My expectations of attending classes, fulfilling requirements of the programs, and becoming certified all quickly morphed into something much more comprehensive.

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The Narrative Enneagram - Paul Strasburg
ESNT Executive Director Mary Jo Ruccio to Retire
Paul Strasburg |Dec 31, 2015

Dear Enneagram Narrative Community,

With heaviness of heart, I’m writing to let you know that our invaluable Executive Director, Mary Jo Ruccio, has decided to retire in Spring 2016.

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The Narrative Enneagram - Courtney McCall
Beginning My Journey: A Holistic Dive into Transformation
Courtney McCall |Nov 11, 2015

As I embark on a therapy career, I have begun the enriching process to become a Certified Enneagram Professional in the Narrative Tradition.

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The Narrative Enneagram - Alice Wellington
Heartful Truths and Teaching at the Enneagram Narrative Weekend
Alice Wellington |Oct 21, 2015

The first Enneagram Narrative Weekend in the Oklahoma City area, taught by Renée Rosario on September 12-13, was a WONDERFUL SUCCESS!

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