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The Enneagram Approach Professional Training Program

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Make a bigger impact with your clients in 2021


  • Are you clients raving about the Enneagram but you don't know much about it? 
  • With all of your training, are you continually questioning your own skills?
  • Are you frustrated with the success rate of your clients? 
  • Need a more detailed explanation of the Enneagram framework and personality types?

Meet Your Guide

Anne Geary

Founder and CEO of Enneagram Approach, an organization serving the Healthcare, Education and Recovery Communities. Anne is an International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional and holds certifications with The Enneagram Institute, The Narrative Enneagram,  and the Enneagram in Business. 

Anne's work on the The Enneagram and Personality Typing is published in “Cinemeducation: Using Film and Other Visual Media in Graduate and Medical Education.” Anne has presented her original work integrating the Enneagram and The Twelve Steps of Recovery at numerous Global Enneagram conferences both within and outside the US. She served on the Narrative Enneagram Board of Directors from 2015-2019 and is currently a faculty member of the Shift Network. 


Begin Your Journey Now

Our curriculum focuses on practical methods to integrate the Enneagram's transformative power within your professional practice to provide practical and often, immediate applications. 

The Enneagram Approach™ is a groundbreaking process integrating Enneagram Theory with the Twelve Steps of Recovery to create a powerful  and pragmatic process to guide clients towards life giving change and fulfilling relationships. 

 This training provides a foundation for relating to the Enneagram as a psycho-spiritual system for transformation offering a grounded balance of intellectual understanding and experiential approaches.  Participants will gain deep insights into the full spectrum of human consciousness, strategies for development, methods of self-observation and a clear feel for the inner world of each type. 

There is not a one-size fits all approach to working with clients and because the Enneagram describes the strengths and potentials of nine distinct personality types as well as the unconscious patterns of perception and attention inherent to each personality type it is compatible with most therapeutic and coaching modalities.

Our asynchronous learning platform offers a dynamic integration of modalities including video lectures and group assignments between sessions, allowing time for live interviews, breakout groups and inquiry during the online experience. Our days are paced to integrate breaks and physical movement between screen time. Participants will gain practical experience to develop effective plans for client intervention and collaboration for a growth trajectory. 

Disclosure:  There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program. 

Module I                       

Journey from Powerlessness to Surrender

Topics Include:
  • Introduction to the Enneagram Approach
  • Basic Propositions of the Nine Types / Panel Interviews
  • Defense systems and breathing practices for the Nine Types
  • Step 1 of the Enneagram Approach 

Module  II                      

Journey from Story to Clarity

Topics Include:
  • Introduction to the Three Basic Instincts 

  • Instincts and Life Balance

  • 27 Subtypes - Panel Interviews
  •  Step 2 of the Enneagram Approach 


Module III                    

Journey from Amends to Authentic Relationships

Topics Include:
  • Introduction to the Riso Hudson Levels of Development

  • Interpersonal Dynamics and Object Relations

  •  Step 3 of the Enneagram Approach 


Our Professional Training Program is accredited through the International Enneagram Association. When you have completed this training, you will receive a certificate of completion as a Trained Professional of the Enneagram Approach™. 

IEA Accreditation serves as a mark of excellence for teachers and professionals, training programs and schools so that those within and outside of the international Enneagram community can have a way of knowing that specific teachers and professionals, training programs, and schools have achieved a certain standard of quality in their Enneagram work and have formally agreed to adhere to the IEA Ethical Guidelines.


"So happy to have found a Master Enneagram Teacher and to experience a meaningful way to excavate our own divine sparks so we can engage others to do the same."

Darelyn “DJ” Mitsch, MCC
Founder, The Healthcare Coaching Institute

"Anne is a superb and talented teacher. She knows both the Enneagram material and the organization, function, and development. When you have the opportunity, definitely attend one or more of her trainings."

David Daniels, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford Medical School and Co-Founder of The Narrative Enneagram Training Program.

"Anne  skillfully interweaves the spiritual and transpersonal Enneagram concepts with  the  wide ranging psychological  material."

Russ Hudson
President, The Enneagram Institute

"As a psychotherapist, this training provided me with an incredible mixture of both personal growth and professional tools to use with clients.  There is no better guide than Anne Geary, her intuitive,  knowledgeable nature can only be described as life changing... in the best way possible.""

Crystal Ferrara

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IEA Accreditation serves as a mark of excellence for teachers and professionals, training programs and schools, so that those within and outside of the international Enneagram community have a way of knowing that specific teachers and professionals training programs and schools, have achieved a certain standard of quality in their Enneagram work, and have formally agreed to adhere to the IEA ethical guidelines.

IEA Code of Ethics

The IEA is a global membership and learning community dedicated to the understanding and ethical use of the Enneagram as a powerful tool for growth and transformation. IEA members range from seasoned professionals to those discovering it for the first time. All IEA members agree to abide by the IEA’s General Ethical Guidelines. In addition, those accredited by the IEA have committed to uphold and support the Code of Ethics for IEA Accredited Professionals. By joining the IEA or seeking accreditation by the IEA, members and professionals demonstrate their commitment to the IEA’s mission to support the ethical use of the Enneagram. We encourage students and others interested in learning or applying the Enneagram to seek out IEA Accredited Professionals, Training Programs and Enneagram Schools, and we encourage Enneagram teachers to seek to become IEA Accredited Professionals and obtain IEA accreditation for their training programs and schools. IEA Accredited Professionals are committed to the highest standards of excellence, integrity and ethical conduct. As recognized and respected members of the IEA and broader Enneagram community, IEA Accredited Professionals agree to uphold and affirm the IEA’s General Ethical Guidelines and this Code of Ethics for IEA Accredited Professionals.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation more than 15 days prior to the workshop is refundable less a $50.00 handling fee. Cancellations 8 days or less before the workshop transferrable less a $100.00 handling fee.

Accommodations for the Differently Abled:
Training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations please contact Anne Geary 704.607.9800 or [email protected]

Grievance Policy

To ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: Anne Geary, [email protected] or (704) 331.9800. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.


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