“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.
Throughout the past year I’ve learned new ways of working (at the office and virtually), examined the how, why and should of getting things done, increased my appreciation of the value of processing, enjoyed the camaraderie of this amazing ESNT team, and given thanks for the greater sense of happiness and gratitude from the experience.
I am grateful to our existing donors for your continued and generous support that makes it possible for ESNT to reach new participants with dynamic and life-changing Enneagram programs in the Narrative Tradition. Having attended the Enneagram Intensive 2.0 last year, I was immersed in a safe container of learning by our Core Faculty. Bearing witness to others’ experiences and sharing my own, building pathways to connecting body, heart and mind, and increasing capacity for truth and compassion left me open, humble and uplifted!
As Executive Director, I continue to engage and support efforts to bring vital programs to as many participants as possible. I invite each of you to help reach this goal, to partner with us and donate to ESNT. Together, we will support positive change in an often-contentious world, one student at a time. As I’ve come to realize, compassion is priceless. Let’s help spread it around!
2016 in review
As a team of Board, Staff and Faculty, and assimilating feedback from participants and other stakeholders, we worked together to understand our current organizational structure, outlined how we want to change and grow, plotted out our trajectory and taken the necessary action steps. To that end, in 2016 we:
Moving forward in 2017
We’re off to a robust start this year. Already in 2017, we are:
As students, donors and friends, you inspire us through your enthusiastic participation and ongoing support. We cherish every shared moment, story and learning circle with you. Together, we continue to transform lives and create a more compassionate world. From all of us at ESNT, I thank you for being a part of our Enneagram Narrative Community.