With Renowned Enneagram Teachers
Russ Hudson & Jessica Dibb

New Live Online Video Training Starts
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Includes 7-Module Origins of the Enneagram Course!
Open to a Limited Number of Participants by Application Only
Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

Immerse yourself in an interdisciplinary, comprehensive training in rigorous teachings, academic studies, and experiential practices transmitted by today’s leading Enneagram teachers... to awaken consciousness in human life.


You’ve likely heard the evolutionary phrase be here now.

It’s an often-referred-to sentiment, particularly among those who seek an understanding of existence and how to live a meaningful life. Most people find that being here now is a powerfully transformative concept, and, when they’re able to tap into it, each moment is profoundly enhanced.

So why don’t we live that way all the time? Why is it so challenging to live deeply in the moment — in full presence? Why do we — both personally and collectively — continue to skim over, or react to the circumstances and events of our lives, doing the same things time and again with the same disappointing results?

One central response to those questions is that many of us are unwilling or afraid to do the deep inner personal growth work to examine why we do what we do and why we respond to life in ways that don’t serve us.

And, as you may know, one potent approach to doing that work is through the wisdom of the Enneagram.

We’re very excited to let you know about an extraordinary opportunity to participate in a first-of-its-kind, Shift Network, year-long intensive Enneagram certification program. This interdisciplinary certification is taught by Russ, who, as you know, is one of the foremost world-renowned Enneagram teachers, and Jessica Dibb, an Integrative Breathwork trainer and one of the great innovators in the Enneagram field.

They’ve invited other world-class Enneagram teachers and colleagues with expertise in specific topics to join them in transmitting a breadth of teachings — including Helen Palmer, Dan Siegel, A. H. Almaas, Cynthia Bourgeault, Beatrice Chestnut, Uranio Paes, Ginger Lapid-Bogda, Deborah Egerton, Mario Sikora, Tom Condon, Mike Alexander, Deborah Ooten, Katherine Fauvre, Milton Stewart, Roxanne Howe-Murphy, Tyler Sit, Andrea Isaacs, Marion Gilbert, Kathy Jankowski, Abi Robins, Jerome Lubbe, and more. (This list will be updated with additions as the program progresses.)

Joining this stellar team is Julie Harris, a certified coach, Enneagram teacher, and Integrative Breathwork facilitator. Russ and Jessica have specifically chosen Julie to lead two Integration Sessions per month and steward the remarkable group of coaches and facilitators who’ll be leading the Learning Labs. (More about all that later!)

The Year-Long Enneagram Certification Program in Conscious Living is an innovative training designed to meet the perennial desire for personal awakening and being in service to others while addressing the specific challenges and promises of the 21st century.

At the end of this robust journey to living an Enneagram-informed life, you’ll receive the Enneagram Depth Certification, which signifies that you’ve participated in a year-long immersion in the inner work and original teachings of the Enneagram... and their applications to personal development, consciousness, and human life.

The certificate will also signify that you have the knowledge and skills of value about human temperament, behavior, growth, and transformation that you can bring to your vocations, service, and communities.


Why Now?

If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’ve already experienced how powerful and helpful the Enneagram system can be — even if you’ve only recently developed a curiosity about the teachings. You may have done some studies and read a few of the many books on the subject. Maybe you’ve even done some training but know there’s so much more to this amazing work.

Now you have the chance to work with some of THE most experienced pioneers and developers of the Enneagram, and really learn this work from the inside out. This training is a chance to learn the deeper background of the teachings and develop a more detailed understanding of the inner workings of each of the types — so you can use this knowledge in facilitating others, through coaching or therapy.

And, it’s an exciting opportunity to participate in a community dedicated to honoring the real core of the Enneagram teachings — while living them in the world.

On a global scale, it’s apparent that the world is in need of a collective leap in consciousness. It’s clear that the “solutions” we’re using to address national and global problems aren’t working. To create significant and sustainable change — to help us get through our collective traumas — we have to move into the cave of our own wounds and do the necessary repair work.

G.I. Gurdjieff, the man who brought the Enneagram symbol to the West, stated that its wisdom appears in the world in just such times — when a leap in spiritual consciousness is required, and when help to make this leap is available.

Has there ever before been a more urgent time for this work?

This leading-edge, year-long live online video program will provide the Enneagram language, wisdom, and guidance for living that’s necessary to support the real innovation we need in our world today.

Why Is the Enneagram Such a Potent Path for Growth?

The Enneagram’s ancient wisdom gives you a map for discovering and empowering your human purpose and possibility... and lays out a modern-day, personalized path to wholeness.

While this tool for transformation illuminates your gifts and provides a framework for our personal and spiritual evolution, it also reveals how we’re often held back by the shadow side of our personality — our own deeply rooted, unconscious patterns that are hard to see.

These hidden parts can be so difficult to observe in ourselves, and so painful to feel, that without meaning to, we resist even acknowledging them. We’re not aware of the blocks we need to release to start to live into our highest good. 

The Enneagram helps us dig deep into understanding our own type, and the emotional patterns that have structured (and often restricted) our lives for so long. It offers us a compassionate and objective way of holding our fears and defensive behaviors. 

When we learn to meet our old, fixated patterns with understanding and kindness, our life force can be liberated to nourish the true potential of our body, heart, and mind

The Enneagram’s insights can shed light on what may be preventing us from living harmoniously with our loved ones.

It’s a window into understanding the triggers and difficult behaviors of others, as well as ways we may be projecting our own shadow onto someone else.

It can help us cultivate a deeper sense of compassion for those around us — and for ourselves — by observing who we truly are, embracing our fears and disowned shadow side… and becoming empowered to create healthy, stable, loving relationships as we reach our own highest potential.

However, to truly benefit from the Enneagram technology in the deepest possible way, it’s important to know that our type is actually our camouflage.

The Enneagram wasn’t designed to lock us in boxes. Rather, it’s about interrelationship and development… and the relationship between our ego (or personality) and what we are as true presence, as essence.

The Year-Long Enneagram Certification Program in Conscious Living is designed to bring out your authentic self… without your camouflage.


Who Is This Program For?

This is an interdisciplinary, comprehensive training and an unprecedented opportunity to learn and participate in rigorous academics and experiential practices from leading Enneagram teachers in an immersive, supportive, community learning environment.

So, are you prepared to take an unprecedented journey into yourself with the support of a global community of heartful, clear, lucid, and coherent people who are embodied in the here and now and willing to practice being real together?

Are you prepared to step into something greater than yourself and be empowered to change the world?

This program will unveil your sublime qualities and help you discover your endless capacity and inner strength.

It will offer you a map for guiding yourself and others toward a shift in consciousness — bringing this transmission into everyday life.

This is a brilliant offering for you if you’re eager to:

  • Commit to accelerated personal growth you can integrate deeply, both within yourself and in your work in the world
  • Live the embodied consciousness of the Enneagram as both an interdisciplinary depth study and as its own deep field of learning
  • Integrate and balance experiential learning, academic rigor, and community support
  • Add additional depth to your practice and an advanced certification in your discipline... especially for long-time Enneagram enthusiasts and certified Enneagram teachers
  • Bring this interdisciplinary approach into the way you work with clients as a professional healer, therapist, or human potential teacher
  • Open to the three centers and the multidimensionality they bring

Because of the rigor and intimacy of the program, we’ll be limiting the number of students to 250 — to ensure individualized attention and maximum impact. To that end, if you decide you want to join this amazing opportunity, you’ll first undergo an application process.


What Are the Primary Teachings of This Program?

In the early stages of this live online video training, you’ll discover a foundational understanding of the orientation of the Enneagram as an approach to integrating body, heart, and mind.

You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental terminology and concepts, their applications, and how to work with them.

And you’ll begin to explore the most intimate human questions.

The first half of the year will be devoted to authentic transmissions of the core distinctions of the Enneagram, bringing you into a new level of depth and relationship to the essential truths that the system evokes:

  • The 3 Centers: Integrating Body, Heart, and Mind
  • The Instinctual Drives and Subtypes
  • Higher Heart and Mind: The Virtues and The Holy Ideas
  • The Metaphysical Foundations of the Enneagram Symbol and the Power of Essence

The second half of the year will explore multidimensional approaches for inquiry and application of the foundational distinctions in yourself and with others, including:

  • The art of recognizing type
  • A wide range of methods and practices, from breathwork to Qigong to facilitation techniques
  • Using the Enneagram to support equity and inclusivity, and to build transformational communities
  • How science supports what we know from the Enneagram
  • Implications of the work: stepping into the world as presence

Beyond the benefits of the teachings, you ‘ll be supported on the journey by a robust community, discipline, consistent practice, and a nonjudgmental, compassionate environment. Some of the elements will be:

  • Authentic Enneagram and consciousness teachings and transmissions
  • Inner work for real psychological and spiritual transformation
  • Time-honored and innovative practices, and a dedicated practice community
  • Interdisciplinary study of the Enneagram, transformation, and consciousness
  • Applications of the Enneagram teachings, 3-centered wisdom, and presence to many areas of human life

This is an alchemical process that can open you to your deepest untapped potential and gifts... and awaken your capacity to create even more profound connections with all beings and life itself.

The descriptions of the 11 multi-class units below detail the specific and far-reaching content of this program.


What Do We Mean by “Depth”?

Depth is a highly subtle and nuanced orientation to understanding the soul. It’s a commitment to do the lifelong inner work.

A depth orientation includes:

  • A dimension of consciousness, a recognition that there’s an endless, infinite space of wisdom and presence
  • A willingness to be in an ongoing inquiry
  • The cultivation of presence, awareness, and compassion
  • Embodiment of the teachings through experiential practices and other tools
  • Learning HOW to think and understand through the subtleties and nuances of the Enneagram
  • Knowing how to navigate all aspects of your shadow
  • Knowing where someone’s heart is coming from
  • A mysterious, beautiful, fascinating, and loving journey to who you truly are — and learning to BE that more fully in the world
  • Knowing how to sustain awareness, awaken, and make the necessary adjustments in your perspective, so you can realize your fullest potential to live your biggest life possible
  • A more effective understanding of how to be in better relationship with others

More About the Certification

Being certified means that you’ve done the deep inner work... and that you’ve demonstrated competency, rigorous personal growth, embodied awakening, and evidence that you’re walking the talk and applying it to everything you do in the world... no matter what your professional field is.

It means you’ve:

  • Worked with and integrated the Enneagram in an interdisciplinary way
  • Been intensively exposed to the material and have learned the soul of the Enneagram from inside out
  • Gained enough expertise to answer other people’s questions about the Enneagram
  • Engaged deeply in leading-edge wisdom and practices attached to this deep-root system
  • Become a resonant source of the teachings
  • Learned how to look at where we are in the real world at this time from an Enneagram perspective
  • Learned how to live the Enneagram wisdom
  • Developed the courage and capacity to reveal the reality of these times... and act on it
  • Nurtured your capacity to help others cultivate the courage, confidence, and curiosity to dive into their own depths

The Structure of the Program

A team of experts has created one of the most comprehensive learning experiences The Shift Network has ever offered...

There will be a total of 11 units, each lasting from two to 11 weeks. There will be a live online video class every week taught by Russ and/or Jessica. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to attend three Integration Sessions every month — one guided by Jessica or Russ, and two led by Integration Facilitator and Lead Coach Julie Harris.

Two live online video Learning Labs will be held each month with a cohort of 15-20 other participants. You’ll work with your small group throughout the year to integrate the material you’re learning, and make supportive and dynamic connections with other dedicated people on the same intensive journey as you. Labs are where you can have more personalized discussions and experiences, and practice embodying the teachings.

Each lab will be led by a coach or facilitator that has a depth of professional experience in studying and working with the Enneagram — many of whom are certified as Enneagram teachers. All are dedicated to creating an environment of exploration and belonging through presence, compassion, and a spirit of inquiry and discovery.

You’ll also be given the option to attend an additional 3-hour Integrative Breathwork Session, guided by Jessica, one of the world’s leading breathwork teachers.

What can you expect from the weekly primary classes?

Every class will begin with an introduction and a centering practice, which will get longer and deeper as the program progresses. You’ll also be guided in core practices that are very specific to the Enneagram. There will be time for Q&A in each weekly class, as well.

And, you’ll be working with academic assessment tools to gauge your progress.

The teachings Russ and Jessica provide in every class will be delivered as transmissions, in that the real learning comes from them and how they show up... how they live... how they bring their essence.

The three levels of learning you’ll receive are academic (or theoretical), embodiment, and application.

Are you ready to commit to this unprecedented personal journey into your soul and become a more authentic human being?


What You’ll Discover in This Year-Long Certification Program

In this year-long transformational intensive, Russ and Jessica will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to take a comprehensive journey into a profound study of the Enneagram as a tool for awakening consciousness in human life.

The Power of Live Streaming Video


You’ll connect with Russ and Jessica and experience their teachings through live streaming video via any connected device. This connection is easy to use and will enhance the impact of Russ and Jessica’s transmissions. Or you can listen audio-only by phone.

While we hope you’ll attend all sessions live, should you occasionally need to miss one, there will be recordings of the weekly classes and monthly integration sessions for you to download or stream. As you’ll discover, your live attendance is integral to your learning, understanding, and community connection.

Primary Weekly Class Sessions Wednesdays at 10:00am Pacific

There will be a handful of additional sessions on Tuesdays as well, and as a participant you’ll receive plenty of notice to accommodate your schedule.


This program will feature LIVE teachings, interactive training sessions, experiential practices, and Q&A with Jessica and Russ. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to take a comprehensive journey into a profound study of the Enneagram as a tool for awakening consciousness in human life.

If you have not experienced Russ and Jessica’s teachings before, you’re welcome in this advanced training but we ask you to complete the foundational Ancient Spiritual Origins of the Enneagram as a Path for Self-Discovery & Wholeness course on your own as a prerequisite, which will be included in your registration and can be completed before or in tandem with this advanced intensive. 


Unit 1: Foundations of the Enneagram — Integrating Body, Heart & Mind (9 classes in 10 weeks)


In this opening unit, Russ and Jessica will take you through the basic terminology and concepts you’ll need to understand the Enneagram and prepare for your in-depth journey. You’ll discover some of the building blocks you’ll be working with throughout the year-long program.

During this unit, you’ll explore the orientation of the Enneagram… discovering that the work is not just the nine categories of personality types. The Enneagram wasn’t designed to lock us in boxes. Instead, it’s about interrelationship and development. It’s about the relationship between our ego, or personality, and who we truly are as presence — as essence. As you review the foundational information, Russ and Jessica will explain how the basic terms fit in the schema of development.

You’ll also be introduced to the idea of the centers — the intelligence of the body, of the heart, and of the mind — and how these apparently different aspects of our nature get integrated into a coherent and conscious whole. 

Jessica and Russ will share their wisdom about the passions and the fixations... and discuss the inner lines of the Enneagram and what they mean. While these elements of the Enneagram are often discussed, their particular function and importance is not always well understood.

This 9-week unit is designed to bolster you with all you need to know about the foundations and tools that will help you experience consciousness (or awareness) from a non-fixated point of view.

This unit will also offer you an experiential approach to all these concepts, so you can integrate them at a profound level.

During Unit 1, you’ll discover:

  • A body of practices you can use throughout the entire year-long program
  • Pristine and focused explanations of the key terms
  • An understanding of the difference between personality and essence 
  • Definitions of key terms and concepts, such as core suffering, passion, shadow, fixation, essence, virtues, and Holy Ideas
  • The Fourth Way to awakened consciousness in life — the “householder” approach to inner work in ordinary life
  • An understanding and experience of the centers
  • The concepts of balance, imbalance, dominance, and distortion of the centers
  • Three gifts of being present with the centers on the path— grounding, kindness, and curiosity 

Unit 2: Embodying the Power & Wisdom of the Instinctual Drives & Subtypes (8 classes in 8 weeks)


The second unit will cover the three instinctual drives — self-preservation, sexual, and social, which create the subtypes of the nine Enneagram points. You’ll gain a more specific understanding of the psychological patterns that block you from moving forward.

In addition, working with the instincts enables you to do the behavioral work that enables you to see the imbalances in your life... and how you leak the vital energies you need for the development of your consciousness.

In this unit, you’ll see more clearly your resistance to living in a body — meaning the split of spirit and the body — and start to dissolve that psychic disconnection. In doing so, you’ll be able to literally see the sacredness of the wisdom of the instincts... and how it can help you live in your body.

Russ and Jessica will be joined by Bea Chestnut and Uranio Paes, who’ll teach two sessions to provide a multidisciplinary approach to working with the subtypes.

This unit will help you understand:

  • What the instincts are, biologically and phenomenologically
  • How to work with the instincts for healthy living, transformation, and awakening
  • Ways to work with your blind spots
  • Approaches to working your dominant instinct
  • Methods for working with your instinctual stack
  • How to identify and work with your subtype from 2 different lenses and lineages — increasing the facets through which you can understand your motivations, challenges, and opportunities for growth
  • The experiential journey from unconscious to conscious presence with the instincts — through guided practices and processes

Unit 3: Cultivating the Virtues — Developing the Potential of the Human Heart (5 classes in 6 weeks)


You’ll study the virtues — exploring the passions of the Enneagram type and how they can be transformed into the virtues.

How do you begin to cultivate the virtues?

You’ll learn to develop a relationship between your deeper heart (or your bigger heart) and your ordinary emotions. You’ll gain a capacity to see past the ordinary emotions you identify with.

You’ll also learn the relationship between states of essence and the virtues. The virtues are one of the signs that someone’s doing their inner work... living from the virtues as a result of being transformed by their journey. In other words, the virtues are one of the fruitions of real work with the heart.

In this unit, you’ll be guided in many experiential processes — especially working with the heart — including awarenesses practices and methods you’ll be able to use long after this year-long program is complete.

As a result of the wisdom and practices shared with you in this unit, you’ll experience:

  • A development of the neutral heart, which holds the virtues that are so important in today’s world
  • A heightened ability to stay present with the changing and tumultuous vicissitudes of human life
  • The growing capacity to respond to circumstances with an open heart
  • Your own heart filled with new creative and wise capabilities
  • Meditations, processes, and practices to help you develop the neutral heart
  • How the neutral heart supports a creative heart, able to respond to the challenges and opportunities of life with more finesse and contribution

Unit 4: The Holy Ideas — The Higher Mind & the Flowering of Logic, Intuition & Vision (5 classes in 5 weeks)


For this unit, Russ and Jessica will bring in guest teacher A. H. Almaas, also known as Hameed Ali.

The Holy Ideas arise when you’ve worked through the fixated point of view of your ego.

The quality of mind is equivalent to the quality of a deeper heart (which rises to meet your emotions). The quality of mind — embracing whatever you think about — leads to new creative solutions and perspectives. As you develop the quality of mind, you learn to live more closely to your true mind (or higher mind) and a non-dual orientation. You see possibilities you’re not able to see from a fixated mind.

This growth is crucial to living with the challenges of our world today. While the quality of attention and mental perspective has always been important, it’s imperative right now. If we as humans don’t reach into the higher mind and open to creative views of possibility, our species may even perish. We have to learn to act in accordance and alignment with a greater truth.

During this unit, you’ll discover how:

  • The Holy ideas relate to non-dual consciousness
  • As the symbol of the Enneagram indicates, any authentic non-duality also contains discernment that includes dualistic perception
  • To access and live in alignment with a truth much bigger than your own
  • Urgent it is to cultivate a quality of mind perspective, so you can help heal the suffering in today’s world
  • To cultivate practices that will serve you for the rest of your life

Unit 5: Living Closer to Essence (8 classes in 9 weeks)


For this unit, Jessica and Russ will bring in guest teacher Cynthia Bourgeault for one class.

At this midway point in the program, you’ll take all the wisdom, insights, and practices you’ve learned so far and put them in a larger context — that is, conscious living.

There’s an initial path we take when we start deepening our understanding of the Enneagram and its profound applications. This path is moving us closer to our essence... and our ability to refer to our essence and ask it for guidance. The goal is to live more and more each day as essence itself, while also becoming more and more profoundly human.

What do you need to study, practice, and cultivate to get there? In this unit, Russ and Jessica will guide you into the depth and breadth of the qualities of essence itself.

You’ll start to relax out of your fixations and suffering enough to access the energies of essence. You’ll explore the law of one, law of three, and law of seven. You’ll talk about AND experience more directly what’s traditionally been known as “the Divine.

Jessica and Russ will teach you how to cultivate the experience of the Divine in human love, in your contact with reality, and in your contact with something larger than yourself... and what that can look like in your relatedness with other people.

You’ll gain a more profound understanding of the Enneagram in the context of traditional spirituality...

... and you’ll explore more of the Enneagram’s metaphysical aspects, more profound frameworks, and more advanced perception. You’ll also experience the humbling reality of how seldom we touch these higher states of reality, though they’re always available to us. This is when you’ll start to relate to the idea that humankind is asleep on a very personal level.

To awaken, you must enter another level of inner work and surrender... and cultivate a fire of the heart to stay the course and make the teachings of the Enneagram real in this time. Many people are tired of others talking about spirituality without walking their talk.

To live as essence is to be grounded in the vibrant experience of what the Enneagram has to offer — letting go of old ideas and beliefs. It’s an invitation to become more intimate with the material you’ve been learning, and understand what it might mean for your future way of life.

In this unit, Russ and Jessica will share:

  • A distillation of the first half of this program
  • An exploration of the various faces of the Divine, grace, and blessings
  • About the missing piece and the transparent veil
  • The laws of one, three, and seven
  • Profound teachings on relatedness
  • What it means to experience authentic love in human relationships
  • Many practices and processes to integrate this intensive body of teachings
  • Practices to develop your intuitive capacity

Unit 6: The Art of Recognizing the Types of Other People (3 classes in 2 weeks)


For this unit, Russ and Jessica will bring in guest teachers Ginger Lapid-Bogda and Katherine Fauvre for two sessions.

While the Enneagram was originally designed to show us the primary way that we avoid living in presence, and our primary way of forgetting the totality of who we are in our heart-centered nature... it’s also an invitation to remember all nine dimensions of ourselves and the reality of our true nature.

Modern psychology is contributing to the Enneagram by helping us see the most common way our mind becomes unconsciously fixated and invested in our emotional, physical, and cognitive energies. We develop these fixations to defend ourselves against the fear and emotional pain of separating from our authentic self, from others, and from the Divine. While these defenses once served a purpose, they now leave us in states of isolation and cut off from our deepest sense of meaning and purpose.

In this 3-class unit, Russ and Jessica will offer their insights about how the recognition of type helps us interrupt the patterns of our fixations. They’ll bring in two accomplished teachers — Ginger Lapid-Bogda and Katherine Fauvre — to help you understand the smaller things that can help you type people, such as facial gestures, languaging, word usage, and other patterns.

They’ll provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to recognize these characteristics in other people... as well as the “do’s and don’ts” protocol around discussing them and using them in support of others... instead of imposing our perceptions of them.

In this unit, you’ll explore:

  • Ways to notice aspects of other people’s types, and use that information in service to them
  • The importance of understanding our fixations
  • How fixations keep us sheltered from our fears of separateness
  • Why we become invested in the feelings of any moment — emotionally, physically, and mentally

Unit 7: Methods & Practices for Discovery & Transformation (12 classes in 9 weeks)


For this unit, Russ and Jessica will bring in guest teachers Helen Palmer, Andrea Isaacs, Kathy Jankowski, Tom Condon, Roxanne Howe-Murphy, Mario Sikora, and Marion Gilbert.

In this unit, you’ll discover and experience a wide variety of potent methodologies for transformation. Some will come directly from the Enneagram, and some from modalities people in other fields use to help illuminate some of the somatic, emotional, and cognitive pathways of growth needed for transformation.

By now, Russ and Jessica have provided you with basic grounding practices and introductions to the centers. In this section of classes, you’ll experience many more developmental practices, both for working on yourself with the Enneagram... and for teaching and helping others work with it.

Russ and Jessica and the other experts will guide both the teachings and specific practices of this part of the program. These processes will help you with your affect, healing, responsiveness, and sensitivity... and they’ll help you cultivate discernment, clarity, and vision.

Here are just some of the brilliant guest teachers and practices you’ll deepen your inner Enneagram work with:

  • Breathwork and somatic practices with Jessica
  • Movement, emotional expression, and mudras with Andrea Isaacs
  • Qigong and 3-centered practices with Kathy Jankowski
  • Facilitating with the Enneagram with Tom Condon and Roxanne Howe-Murphy
  • Gurdjieff movements
  • How and when to use logic and intuition with Russ and Mario Sikora
  • Creating and facilitating 3-centered practices with Jessica and Russ
  • Understand the Inner Observer and notice where you’re placing your attention, with Helen Palmer

Unit 8: The Enneagram as a Tool for Cultural Competency & Inclusivity (4 classes in 2 weeks)


For this unit, Russ and Jessica will bring in guest teachers Deborah Egerton, Tyler Sit, Milton Stewart, and Abi Robins.

You’ll learn how to use the Enneagram to support the movement toward equity within our culture — addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and more. You’ll discover how the Enneagram can help accelerate and strengthen pathways to a more conscious intersectionality... and how to use it as a tool to avoid the pitfalls of spiritual bypass and ignorance around cultural challenges.

In this 4-class unit, you’ll discover how we can work with the Enneagram to address social issues in our society in a deeper way.

You’ll examine issues of inequity and how our fixations are often amplified by our cultural assumptions.

These powerful and groundbreaking sessions will help you see through those assumptions and meet people where they are — understanding what their concerns might be based on where they’re from. These are crucial teachings to empower you to teach the Enneagram.

Each session will help you build awareness that the transformational and spiritual tools you bring must be attuned to both our cultural and sociological suffering and inequities, and to the differentiated potentials that dwell within people of all origins and experiences. This creates the ground and understanding from which you can be in true intimacy, alignment, and responsiveness with reality — and become an agent for positive change.

Your remarkable teachers will show you:

  • How to discriminate among a panoply of cultural assumptions that you might not be conscious of, but that are always present
  • Ways to become culturally competent by cutting through the tendency toward spiritual bypass, spiritual inflation, and a premature declaration of transcendence
  • Practices to let go of cultural assumptions and be present with people
  • What each of the 9 types can be blind to in issues of racism, genderism, sexual orientation discrimination, and all oppressive “isms”
  • How to cultivate your type’s contribution to racial-healing efforts and the building of an equitable culture
  • How to use your inner work with the Enneagram to help you do the outer work of recognizing and ending oppression and racism, and cultivating healthy intersectionality and inclusivity

Unit 9: Building Transformational Communities With the Enneagram (2 classes in 2 weeks)


This unit will be taught by Jessica and guest teacher Deborah Ooten.

The gathering of people for a common purpose can be one of the most essential ways humanity gives birth to and builds structures for safety, learning, creativity, and innovation. This unit will address how the Enneagram can enhance and empower all of our communities — personal, therapeutic, business-oriented, and organizational... and those involved in service, social action, and spiritual fellowship.

Jessica and Deborah will help you paint a vision and give you tools to build a healthy Enneagram community for inner work, personal development, and conscious growth.

Enneagram teachings alone can, of course, provide meaningful insight... and, when Enneagram work is done in a community, it’s truly transformational.

You’ll discover how to integrate the wisdom of the Enneagram into communities by exploring applications used in already-existing Enneagram community models — local, national, international, and online.

These kinds of communities can support and encourage us to walk the challenging terrain of self-awareness and spiritual growth. They can serve as a mirror and container for our patterns... hold us accountable to our higher selves... and call us back home to our authentic selves when we slip into fixation. And they can support individual and collective development.

In this highly applicable unit, you’ll learn:

  • How resistance and type can keep you from building or entering communities, and limit your receptivity to the gifts of community
  • Pathways to enhance the gifts of different types in community
  • Ways to create a culture of complete wholeness by understanding and inviting all 9 energies into the work of a particular community
  • How to work with the shadows of the Enneagram and the shadows of community
  • Community-building exercises you can use in your local groups

Unit 10: A Scientific Approach to the Enneagram (3 classes in 2 weeks)


For this unit, Russ and Jessica will bring in guest teachers Dan Siegel, Jerome Lubbe, and others who’ve been involved in studies that have a scientific orientation that’s inseparable from humanistic or spiritual principles.

You’ll explore science and research. They’ll discuss science as a doorway to consciousness and the scientific underpinnings of the Enneagram. They’ll share science-based validation that the Enneagram supports real transformation.

The scientific elements are very important if the Enneagram is going to be taken seriously in the long run — especially as we consider applying it in government, education, medicine, and a variety of other fields.

This unit will provide the resources you need to talk about the Enneagram as a system that’s grounded in reality.

You’ll discover:

  • Scientific evidence that the Enneagram is a valid system to be applied in many arenas
  • Physiological issues involved in Enneagram work
  • How to discuss the Enneagram in a logical way
  • What we know about the brain, neuroscience, temperament, and consciousness
  • Brain-based methods for working with physical illness
  • Brain-based methods for transforming psychological patterns

Unit 11: Implications of the Work (2 classes in 2 weeks)


Throughout this program, you’ve created a container — a reflective and dynamic environment — that supports you in multidimensional transformation. You’ve explored the depth of the Enneagram and you’re walking its talk. You’re living out the implications of what you’ve done together with your teachers, your cohort, and the whole program community over the last year.

In this final unit, Russ and Jessica will provide you with the encouragement and tips you’ll need as you continue to encounter the realities of life. They’ll reaffirm how these tools can help you meet various circumstances and conditions as presence itself.

You’ll have a direct experience of the power and efficacy of all you’ve learned throughout the program... and how it’s changed and will continue to transform your life.

Russ and Jessica will help you take stock of where you’ve landed at the end of this profound journey. They’ll help you assess the implications this work has and will continue to contribute in your personal life. They’ll guide you to integrate what’s arisen for you as you consider all the things you’ve learned.

And, they’ll talk about creating practices for yourself, maintaining a deep awareness of all three centers.

In this final unit, you’ll evaluate:

  • What’s changed for you as a result of the program
  • How spending a year immersed in this Enneagram program has transformed your contribution to the world
  • Where you are now, as you look back at where you were a year ago
  • Whether you’ve fulfilled the intentions and achieved the goals you set at the start of the program
  • What surprised you about the journey you’ve taken
  • What’s calling you forward as a result of your newfound awareness, insight, and knowledge

The Ancient Spiritual Origins of the Enneagram as a Path for Self-Discovery & Wholeness Course Is Included!


When you enroll in the year-long certification program, you get access to this powerful resource as well! You can complete this material at your leisure, but it’s better to begin before the certification program starts.

In this 7-module transformational course with Russ and Jessica, you’ll explore the Enneagram through its spiritual origins — to understand its unique relevance in this troubled time.

In seven sessions, you’ll discover the insights and practices you’ll need to uncover a reinvigorated sense of purpose and meaning, and an experience of your life in the greater cosmos.

Each training session builds harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to connect to presence, your soul purpose, and your contribution in the world.

Module 1: The Enneagram’s Original Context — Its Roots & Rising From Spiritual Tradition

Module 2: Embodied Presence — Bringing Spirit Into the Living World (Body-Centered Types: 8, 9 & 1) 

Module 3: Practices for Embodiment & Conscious Living

Module 4: The Awakening of the Heart — Integrating Compassion & Loving-Kindness Into Your Humanity (Heart Types: 2, 3 & 4)

Module 5: Practices for the Purification of the Heart

Module 6: Cultivate the Receptive Mind — Prayer & Receptivity to Receive Guidance (Mind Types: 5, 6, 7)

Module 7: Ancient Teachings in the Modern World — The Immediacy of Bringing It All Together

PLUS, you’ll get the The Ancient Spiritual Origins of the Enneagram as a Path for Self-Discovery & Wholeness Bonus Collection

Original Ideas Behind the Enneagram
Audio Dialogue With Russ Hudson and Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia Bourgeault — a modern-day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader — and Russ Hudson share an extensive background in the work of George Gurdjieff... and the original ideas behind the Enneagram teachings. In this conversation, they discuss some of the roots of the system, as well as the importance of having a foundational orientation with the material. Cynthia and Russ also introduce some of the dynamic elements of the Enneagram that open its capacity to change lives.

Enneagram & Enlightenment
Audio Dialogue With Russ Hudson and A. H. Almaas (Hameed Ali)

Join A. H. Almaas (Hameed Ali), creator of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization, as he shares powerful teachings. He’ll describe the “inner core” and “outer shell” of one type from each of the three centers. He’ll focus on the various orientations of enlightenment in both Eastern and Western traditions. He’ll also be joined by Russ to highlight the synergy of the Diamond Approach and the Enneagram... presenting the Diamond Approach as a model for using the Enneagram to do inner work.

Integrated Depth Spirituality Through the Enneagram & Grace 
Video Dialogue With Jessica Dibb and Miranda Macpherson

Join with spiritual teachers and feminine mystics Miranda Macpherson and Jessica Dibb to explore possibilities for living from multidimensional consciousness and authentic spirituality in the 21st century. In this illuminating conversation, they offer insights about how to contact the mystery, relax into the luminous presence at the core, and become a more whole, loving human... by learning to embody grace with all that life brings. You’ll discover how to work with your Enneagram type to support your experience of awakening, consciousness, and the Divine.


What Graduates of Russ’ and Jessica’s Programs Are Saying...


Beth Ronsick: “I Grew So Much, and I Grew Up a Lot”

Emily McCay: “Jessica and Russ Have Both the Capacity and the Authentic Desire to Facilitate an Evolution in Human Consciousness”

“I sensed even from the teachers that love was unfolding...”

The timing and my readiness for this program were synchronized perfectly. I believe that was true for many. I sensed even from the teachers that love was unfolding on the spot and that even their own words were fresh to their own ears. That’s how it felt — spontaneously creative. They were matched nicely with their different gifts and orientations, each so real and down to earth that now I feel like they are old soul friends. Community is changing. I believe these kinds of programs are going to be an important way to connect and create movements of change and support. I’m very excited to have identified this and look forward to the next offering. Thank you, Shift Network, for all you do for encouraging love in the way you do. I thank you deeply for allowing me to participate with a scholarship. This has been an enormous opportunity for me to grow and give back to my community. You made a good investment in me!
— Amaranth Rose, Nayarit, Mexico

“It helped me in my marriage, in my parenting, in my whole outlook on life...”

For me this program opened up so many barriers I had put up around me — barriers that I was not even aware of. It helped me in my marriage, in my parenting, in my whole outlook on life — to not see the universe and everyone as if they are against me, but all as love (not just me...)! I’ve seen a glimpse of how my life could be and everybody else’s if we are willing to let go of all our illusions or ego-patterns and live our true nature — love! It was life changing. Thanks again.
— Wilma Enslin-Geyser, Stellenbosch, South Africa

“... I received enormous moral and spiritual support from the faculty and the rest of the students.”

For decades I have only delved superficially into the Enneagram. I also had a lot of doubt about my ability to give or receive love. I learned a tremendous amount about both of these things; but more importantly, I received enormous moral and spiritual support from the faculty and the rest of the students. It was an expensive, but also extensive [learning experience], and perhaps the best investment I could have made!
— Chuck Riley, Charles Town, West Virginia

“Truly amazing, and I anticipate its effect will be life changing for me.”

This program was an amazing experience. 19 weeks, yet I was so sorry to have it end. While the faculty are all clearly experts on living with true-to-life applications of the Enneagram, they shared openly and vulnerably. With mediative sessions, breathing exercises, and deepening exercises, I experienced it in the Mind Center, Heart Center, and Body Center. Truly amazing, and I anticipate its effect will be life changing for me. Thank you!
— Laura, Ocean Springs, Missouri

“I have never witnessed such heartfelt emotional and intellectual synergy among faculty.”

With each session I was blown away by the expertise, openness, varied perspectives, and personal experiences. I have never witnessed such heartfelt emotional and intellectual synergy among faculty. This program is so full of wisdom, insights, and valuable information. I enthusiastically recommend it and will be revisiting again and again.
— Jeanne Bartlemay, Bellevue, Washington

“I came away from each session feeling more loving, more loved — in short, a better version of myself.”

This programme pulls together in a very practical way ideas on love, being love, knowing and removing your obstacles to love, etc. with the Enneagram. What I particularly enjoy is the many lenses and facets of life to which both love and the Enneagram could be applied — leadership, forgiveness, trauma, etc. I came away from each session feeling more loving, more loved — in short, a better version of myself.
— Emma Pearson, Sergy, France

“This course has taught me a whole new definition of what love is...”

This course has taught me a whole new definition of what love is and how I can bring and be love in this troubled world.
— Pauline Laurent, Santa Rosa, California

“We were guided with kindness and authenticity on a deep and experiential journey...”

This was a life-changing course and experience. We were guided with kindness and authenticity on a deep and experiential journey into our own hearts and the many ways we connect to the world. So grateful for it.
— Hanaa, Canada

“... brought peace and hope to me during this unprecedented time.”

This program allowed me to explore the Enneagram more deeply and to solidify my personality type. It also created an openness to face the growth patterns that I need to walk in to become my healthy self. I experienced love for myself and others through the class by tightening my awareness to my “wake-up call” to lead me to my essential nature of unity, wholeness, peace, and love. Isn’t that what we all have a desire for as we live and interact on this planet? The benefit of sharing with others in break-out rooms increases your awareness of the good in the world. The interaction with people from all walks of life, countries, and cultures brought together in unity because of LOVE brought peace and hope to me during this unprecedented time. That we can be united through LOVE.
— Chris, Omaha, Nebraska

“Every lesson hit home with direct relevance to my life.”

Every lesson hit home with direct relevance to my life. Continuously surprised by how well thought out each lecture was.
— Matthew Marcy Bluemont, Virginia


Join the Global Community


A Year-Long Enneagram Certification Program in Conscious Living offers some of the most advanced online teachings available, within a thriving, global community of learning and practice.

Join fellow students and practitioners to support and inspire each other as you integrate the teachings and practices Russ Hudson and Jessica Dibb will share in this powerful training.

You’ll be part of an international community that’s on the leading edge of a global movement of people manifesting a world grounded in principles of cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.


Here’s What You’ll Receive

Sixty-One 2-Hour Class Sessions With Russ Hudson, Jessica Dibb, and Guest Faculty

Experience a unique opportunity to be mentored by and learn from renowned Enneagram teachers Russ Hudson and Jessica Dibb — online, from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to immerse yourself in an interdisciplinary, comprehensive training of rigorous academics and experiential practices... to awaken consciousness in human life. Program sessions are on Wednesdays at 10:00am Pacific, with a few additional sessions on Tuesdays.

Sixty-One Video Recordings of Class Sessions

After each online class, the digital video will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

Sixty-One Audio Recordings of Class Sessions

After each online class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

Sixty-One Transcripts of Class Sessions

In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

Three Integration Sessions Every Month on Mondays at 10:00am Pacific

In between the weekly primary classes, the 90-minute online Integration Sessions will offer you the opportunity to dive more deeply into the teachings and processes you’ve learned. One monthly online Integration Session will be guided by Russ or Jessica. The other two will be guided by Julie Harris. You’ll be required to attend at least two of these monthly online Integration Sessions, one with Russ or Jess and one with Julie. They’ll be recorded for you to refer to time and again.

Two Learning Labs Every Month

Twice each month you’ll have the opportunity to meet with a cohort of 15-20 fellow participants on Zoom. This is where you can have more personalized discussions and experiences, and practice embodying the teachings. Each lab will be led by a coach or facilitator that has a depth of professional experience in studying and working with the Enneagram. You’ll meet with the same coach and group for the duration of the program. You’ll be required to attend at least one of these labs each month. The labs will not be recorded, so they’ll not be available to watch later if you’re unable to attend. We will do our best to schedule them for a variety of days and times to accommodate participants’ schedules and time zones.

Integrative Breathwork Sessions

Each student will be given an opportunity to attend one group Integrative Breathwork Session with Jessica. These sessions will be three hours long, necessitating live attendance on Zoom. Because they are filled with highly personal experiential practices, to provide maximum safety for all participants, they will not be recorded. Several dates will be offered throughout the year to accommodate different time zones.

Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

Between online class sessions, you’ll complete related exercises, practicing new tools and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson. There will also be unit reports to help you integrate and digest the material as you make your way through the certification.

Online Community

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your program materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

The Ancient Spiritual Origins of the Enneagram as a Path for Self-Discovery & Wholeness 7-Module Course and Bonuses

When you sign up for this year-long depth certification program, you’ll get instant access to Russ and Jessica’s 7-module online course and bonuses — to ground yourself in their teachings and explore the Enneagram’s origins.


Throughout the year, you’ll be invited to attend online monthly workshops by guest faculty on key Enneagram-related topics. These offerings will supplement and personalize your year-long experience as you choose what most interests you. You’ll be expected to attend three electives throughout the year.

Schedule Note

There will be no classes, Integration Sessions, Learning Labs, Integrative Breathwork Sessions, or electives during the following weeks:

  • Week of May 10 (in recognition of Ramadan)
  • Week of August 9 (summer vacation)
  • Week of September 13 (in recognition of Yom Kippur)
  • Week of December 20 (in recognition of Christmas)

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join A Year-Long Enneagram Certification Program in Conscious Living


We feel honored that Russ Hudson and Jessica Dibb have chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with renowned Enneagram teachers whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

If you’re serious about immersing yourself in a world-class certification and doing the intense inner work necessary for personal and global transformation, we hope you’ll consider taking this one-of-a-kind training. Russ and Jessica are deeply honored to journey with anyone who feels this level of calling and commitment.

If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the Apply Now button below to start the process now.

Note: If you’re a graduate of Russ and Jessica’s 7-module Ancient Spiritual Origins of the Enneagram as a Path for Self-Discovery & Wholeness course, go to this special link to access your exclusive offer for this year-long certification.


Investment and Application

Invest in yourself and bolster your contribution to our world with this immersive, first-of-its-kind Enneagram depth certification program with Russ and Jessica.

Please note: They’re only accepting 250 students in this exclusive training to ensure that each person receives an abundance of individualized learning, small-group coaching, and support.

Total Program Investment:
$5,297 when paid in full
or 9 monthly payments of $647
Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

More Praise for Russ Hudson...

“... uplifting and healing at the same time.”

Russ Hudson is the best Enneagram teacher I know. His knowledge, presence, warm humor, and genuine caring is uplifting and healing at the same time. One learns so much new about the Enneagram in every module, and at the same time you also have this amazing feeling about getting this deeper understanding about yourself and others. Thank you, Russ!
— Sari Heiskanen, Finland

“My spiritual life is shifting away from ‘dogma’ into a clearer understanding of how marvelous and amazing creation is...”

Working with the Enneagram has been life altering, and Russ Hudson’s programs (including his latest) have opened up new avenues of thinking for me. My spiritual life is shifting away from “dogma” into a clearer understanding of how marvelous and amazing creation is — and how our diverse views are all part of that. I look forward to continuing to work with the insights that these Enneagram teachings have brought me.
— Harriette Heibel, Martinez, California

“... helped me beyond imagination, to truly embrace the inherent traits of my type...”

Russ’ course coincided with the tragic breakup of my relationship due to my own lifelong defensive patterns of behaviors. Following this course has helped me beyond imagination, to truly embrace the inherent traits of my type (4) as biased by the instinctual drives. I would go so far as to say this course was life-changing and I cannot thank Russ enough.
— Mark Drax, London, England

“In his presence, something pure inside gets awakened”

Russ is a master — in the Enneagram and in heartfelt understanding, respect, and kindness to fellow beings... In his presence, something pure inside gets awakened.
— Sajili, Mumbai, India

“... patience, humor, and wisdom...”

Russ is an extremely gifted teacher. With patience, humor, and wisdom, he is able to guide us to places that are normally too defended to see or admit. This course definitely had that effect on me... I’m grateful to you, Russ, and to The Shift Network, who have made it their mission to create opportunities such as these for as many as possible.
— Scott, Madison, Wisconsin


More Praise for Jessica Dibb...

“... I have woken up in a way I did not expect to have happened in an online class.”

I have a more loving relationship with my essential self. I have the desire to embrace life in a more open and willing way. I can say with full honesty that I have woken up in a way I did not expect to have happened in an online class. I will hold appreciation for these teachings and our beloved teacher for a long time going forward. She assisted me in loving myself and LIFE more fully. That is amazing for not even being able to be live in the class, but it was through experiencing her presence in the teachings and her LOVE that came through so strong.
— Eva, Ireland

“... the biggest help in understanding the journey of my life, the dark places, the personality, and the soul essence...”

This has been the biggest help in understanding the journey of my life, the dark places, the personality, and the soul essence... Jessica was so at ease as she led us to experience each ego point, and I feel my own wholeness in embodying these energy patterns — but I also feel like I also understand many friends and family so much better. Incredible tool and fantastic teacher!
— Jackie, Fremont, California


About the Faculty

Russ Hudson

Russ Hudson has established himself over the last three decades as one of the top teachers and developers of the Enneagram personality typology in the world today. Actively involved in the Enneagram community, Russ is the co-founder of the Enneagram Institute and President Emeritus as well as a Founding Director and former Vice-President of the International Enneagram Association, a global organization advancing knowledge of the subject. He has been writing and teaching full time with The Enneagram Institute as well as on his own since 1991.

He’s co-authored with Don Richard Riso five bestselling books on the subject, including The Wisdom of the Enneagram and Personality Types. These books are widely considered to be not only groundbreaking contributions in the field of Enneagram studies, but also important contributions to the literature of psychological type. The pair developed a scientifically validated test instrument, the Riso-Hudson Type Indicator (RHETI), now considered a standard test in the Enneagram field. The RHETI has been used by numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Russ has a solid background in science as well as in studies of philosophy and religion and has approached his work with the Enneagram holding both perspectives. He originally encountered the Enneagram through the Gurdjieff Work and sees it as a map for personal development and awareness more than as merely a system for categorizing people. He has emphasized the importance of cultivating presence and mindfulness as a foundation for authentic work with the Enneagram, and has worked to align the study of the Enneagram and spiritual practice and bring their mutual benefit into greater public awareness.

He has appeared on Good Morning America, and The CBS Morning Show, as well as on several dozen radio and television shows as an expert on personality type. He has become a popular speaker at conferences and retreat centers around the world, including the Esalen Institute, the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, and the Science and Non-Duality Conference (SAND).


Jessica Dibb

Jessica Dibb is founder, spiritual director, and principal teacher of the Inspiration Consciousness School and Community, dedicated to promoting personal, relational, and planetary wellness. For over 25 years Jessica has designed and facilitated workshops, classes, and ongoing breath-centered trainings that are grounded in an integrated model of psychospiritual healing and development to support self-actualization. Her teachings assist people in cultivating consciousness through all stages of life, from conception onward. Using Integrative Breathwork, psychodynamic principles, movement, meditation, expressive modalities, the Enneagram, and many other established and emergent wisdom teachings, Jessica facilitates embodied awareness of each moment.

Her intuitive teaching style — individualized and attuned to her students — along with an integrative approach, helps to facilitate long-lasting transformations. She teaches nationally and internationally, including teaching Integrative Breathwork at the Psychotherapy Networker Conference for over a decade, and being a principal presenter at the International Enneagram Conference for 20 years. Jessica is also co-director of the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance (GPBA) and current chair of the GPBA’s Ethics Committee.

She is founder and host of the annual Enneagram Global Summit, and was co-host of the Breathwork Summit in 2012 and 2020. Jessica was the weaver and visionary behind the innovative conference, Breath Immersion: From Science to Samadhi, at Omega Institute and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Jessica, who initiated the understanding of the Unified Breath Field, is currently writing a book on integrating breathwork into psychotherapy.

Jessica is a founding member of the board of Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, a nonprofit organization working to promote dialogue and innovative solutions for challenging social issues of our time and now serves on Convergence’s Leadership Council. She was an engaged advisor to the the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project which published the report Changing Course: A New Direction for U.S. Relations with the Muslim World. She’s also the Founding Director of Silent Peacewalks, and the Liaison Officer of the United Nations Emergency Peace Service Project.

Her deepest passion is to support evolving creativity and positive possibilities on our planet by supporting awakened consciousness, and the embodiment of love, wisdom, and presence in every moment... for all life.


Guest Faculty (click photo to learn more)


Helen Palmer

Helen Palmer

Helen Palmer is an Enneagram author with over 1,000,000 copies in 20+ foreign editions.

In 1988 she co-founded the Narrative Enneagram school with David Daniels, MD. Each founder brought a wealth of prior experience to their teaching. David as a practicing psychiatrist and professor at Stanford University school of medicine. Helen as an academic psychologist and practicing intuitive.

The natural expression of their different orientations has joined two different levels of consciousness. Self-awareness for the horizontal plane of daily living and spiritual method for the vertical ascent of consciousness.

In 1994 they co-directed the first International Enneagram conference, an event that drew 1200 participants and sparked the formation of today’s International Association (IEA) with its worldwide reach.

Dan Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel

Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities.

Dr. Siegel has published extensively for both the professional and lay audiences. His five New York Times bestsellers are: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline. His other books include: The Developing Mind, The Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, and The Mindful Therapist. He has also written The Yes Brain and The Power of Showing Up with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. Dr. Siegel also serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which currently contains over seventy textbooks.

For more information about his educational programs and resources, please visit: www.DrDanSiegel.com and www.mindsightinstitute.com

A. H. Almaas

A. H. Almaas

A. H. Almaas is the pen name of A. Hameed Ali, founder of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization, a contemporary teaching that developed within the context of both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth psychology theories. Almaas has authored eighteen books about spiritual realization, including the Diamond Heart series, The Pearl Beyond Price, The Void, Facets of Unity, and The Alchemy of Freedom. Upcoming book is Keys to the Enneagram. He is the founder of the Ridhwan School for Spiritual Development, an inner work school devoted to the realization of True Nature. The orientation of the school is directed toward guiding students to realize their true nature to the fullest realization and further still to endless enlightenment.

Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia Bourgeault is an Episcopal priest, teacher, internationally acclaimed retreat leader, and author of seven books including The Wisdom Way of Knowing, The Wisdom Jesus, The Holy Trinity, and The Law of Three. Her latest book, The Heart Of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice, was released in December 2016.

Beatrice Chestnut

Beatrice Chestnut

Beatrice Chestnut One of the most authoritative voices and thought leaders in the modern Enneagram movement, Beatrice Chestnut has been studying and working with the Enneagram for 30 years. She teaches workshops on the Enneagram internationally, focusing on using it as a tool for personal and professional transformation.

Beatrice, who has a PhD in communication and an MA in clinical psychology, is the author of two books, The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Awareness, and The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st-Century Workplace. She served on the board of directors of the International Enneagram Association (IEA) for six years and was president of the IEA in 2006 and 2007.

Over the last eight years, the center of gravity of her work has shifted from depth psychotherapy to executive coaching, leadership development, and team coaching. She offers trainings and retreats based on the Enneagram internationally through Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy, the Enneagram school she co-founded with Brazilian Enneagram expert Uranio Paes, focusing on using it as a tool for personal and professional transformation.

Beatrice, who is passionate about supporting people in doing the work of creating more fulfilling relationships, work, and life experiences, views the Enneagram as an important vehicle for the larger, all-important goal of raising global consciousness so we can, collectively, create a more positive, sustainable, and self-aware world community.

Uranio Paes

Uranio Paes

Uranio Paes, MM (Founder) is internationally recognized as a leading Enneagram facilitator, coach, and organization development consultant. He has worked in corporate settings for over two decades and now specializes in doing transformational work with groups and individuals based on the Enneagram.

A former President of the International Enneagram Association, for many years Uranio taught the Enneagram Worldwide Narrative Tradition Professional Training (EPTP) Program in Brazil, Spain, Portugal, and Italy. He is founder and CEO of Mundo Eneagrama/Chestnut Paes Online, a global Enneagram learning community that offers a large variety of high-quality Enneagram content online. And he is co-founder with Beatrice Chestnut of Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy, an Enneagram School that offers workshops internationally focusing on using it as a tool for inner transformation and professional development.

Ginger Lapid-Bogda

Ginger Lapid-Bogda PHD

As an Enneagram author, teacher and keynote speaker, as well as an industry development consultant, trainer and coach, Ginger works with institutions, leaders, and teams around the globe to integrate the Enneagram into the work that they do in order to create vibrant, productive, and sustainable organizations. She has worked with groups for almost 50 years and is a global leader in bringing the Enneagram into the world of business applications. Since 2004, she has run professional Enneagram certificate programs for trainers, coaches and consultants who use the Enneagram in organizational settings. Since 2009, she has lead a high-quality network of global Enneagram professionals called the Enneagram in Business Network (EIBN). Past president of the International Enneagram Association, Ginger is also the author of 8 Enneagram books, many of which are best-sellers and have been translated into multiple languages, including “Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work,” “ What Type of Leader Are You?,” “Bringing Out the Best in Everyone You Coach,” and “The Art of Typing,” among others. Her most recent book is “The Art of the Enneagram,” co-authored with her son, Russell (Tres) Bogda. Website: TheEnnegraminBusiness.com and TheEnneagramLearningPortal.com

Deborah Egerton

Deborah Egerton

Deborah Egerton, PhD, founder and president of Trinity Transition Consultants, is an internationally respected psychotherapist and executive coach who is often described as an unforgettable career thought-leader, a diversity-and-inclusion practitioner, and an authentic and inspirational Enneagram teacher. She facilitates career growth and personal development with individuals and organizations by focusing her efforts on respecting the uniqueness of every individual and honoring the humanity in us all.

Dr. Egerton recognizes that the Enneagram is the blueprint needed for the unification of all people to understand we are already connected as one. Her work with the Enneagram has allowed people to see the world through different eyes and has enabled individuals to see how our similarities connect us more than our differences divide us.

She holds a BA in Mass Communications from the University of Texas El Paso, an MA in Counseling Psychology from Webster University, and a PhD from Health Sciences Saba University, Netherlands Antilles.

Mario Sikora

Mario Sikora

Mario Sikora is an executive coach, leadership-development advisor, and CEO of Awareness to Action International. Since 1997 he has used the Enneagram in his work with hundreds of senior executives and their teams in organizations representing multiple business sectors across the globe. He is an internationally recognized thought leader in practical applications of the Enneagram for business and self-development.

The author or co-author of five books, Mario currently co-leads ATAI’s online certification program for professionals who use the Enneagram in their work. A popular conference presenter, he specializes in teaching critical-thinking skills for leaders and brings a passion for epistemology to his teaching of the Enneagram. Mario lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife, four sons, and two Himalayan cats.

Tom Condon

Tom Condon

Tom Condon has worked with the Enneagram since 1980 and with Ericksonian hypnosis and NLP since 1977. The Director of the Changeworks in Bend, Oregon, he has been an adjunct faculty member of Antioch University and the University of California at Berkeley.

Tom has taught over 900 workshops in the US, Europe and Asia and is the author of 50 books, CD’s and DVD’s on the Enneagram, NLP and Ericksonian methods. He is a certified coach and Practitioner of NLP and director of The Changeworks in Bend, Oregon. He is Accredited With Honor by the International Enneagram Association (IEA).

Mike Alexander

Mike Alexander

Mike Alexander is a nationally recognized expert in training and leadership coaching, a specialty that began and flourished during his 38-year career in law enforcement and has defined the years following his retirement from service. Through the U.S. Department of Justice Community Policing Divisions, the thirty-six (36) Regional Community Policing Institute, the Multi-jurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training Center, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the Texas Municipal League, the International Law Enforcement Administration, and the Texas Police Chiefs Association, he has traveled the nation training officers and community members on ethics and integrity. In 1999, he founded the LION Leadership Institute, with workshops focused on management, healthy work environments, employee wellness, emotional intelligence, and socialization.

Now as co-founder of the Lion Strategy Group, Mike applies the substantive learnings and techniques of his life and multifaceted career to help others thrive. A start as a Correctional Officer and Deputy Sheriff at the Travis County Sheriff’s Office led to a 25-year tenure at the Austin Police Department, from which he retired as sergeant in 2009. Notable roles with the APD included serving as Patrol Corporal and Sergeant, and District Representative—where he was responsible for developing strategies to effectively address crime, fear of crime, and quality of life issues; he also led the APD’s Continuing Education Division and the Leadership Command College and worked with the Louisiana Community Policing Institute, evaluating the effectiveness of community policing strategies for law enforcement agencies in the Gulf States. Following his police retirement, Mike worked as a Major in the Internal Affairs Section of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, overseeing a statewide division primarily investigating state employees accused of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly and mentally or physically incapacitated residents at state-supported facilities, as well as other state-funded operations.

Mike’s cemented reputation in leadership and law enforcement management then led to a series of interim appointments in municipalities, where he provided pivotal stability during times of transition. He held terms as Interim Police Chief for the Texas towns of Jacksonville, Corinth, and Palestine; he also served as Interim City Manager and then City Manager for the City of Palestine. Mike Alexander holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in organizational leadership. His certifications and affiliations include: Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (national certified instructor on ethics and integrity); Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (master peace office and instructor); Multijurisdictional County Drug Task Force Training Center (national instructor); University of Texas Leadership Academy (graduate); International Association of Police Chiefs (trainer); Texas Police Chiefs Association (consultant); Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool (leadership consultant); and the Professional Christian Coaching Institute (Graduated). He is a Certified SYMBIS Assessor, certified marriage mentor, Enneagram Personality Practitioner.

Deborah Ooten

Deborah A. Ooten, PhD

Deborah A. Ooten, PhD, is the founder/director of the Conscious Living Center. She has her doctorate in clinical psychology, is an occupational therapist and is a trained craniosacral therapist and a Certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition. Deborah is certified by Don Beck, PH.D in Spiral Dynamics®.

She is the founder and CEO of Conscious Dynamics, Bold Companies Created One Person At A Time.

Dr. Ooten founded Consciousness In Action, working together to make a more conscious world and serves as President of the board. She served on the board of the International Enneagram Association for 6 years and as the President of the International Enneagram Association and the Vice President of the International Enneagram Association's USA Affiliate. Deborah believes that lives can be transformed by attending to how our personality separates us from ourselves, others and the divine. Deborah is a powerful presenter, a compassionate listener and a dynamic change agent.

Katherine Fauvre

Katherine Fauvre

Katherine Chernick Fauvre, originator of Tritype®, is an internationally recognized Personality Expert. She is an author, teacher, trainer, researcher and transformational coach with 35 years of experience. Her 23 innovative research studies on the Enneagram Types, Tritypes® Instinctual Stackings, EPro Intensives, videos and the series, Types: Your Personality Revealed have made her a thought leader in the field. She is an IEA Accredited Professional with Distinction, a former member of the IEA Board of Directors and is a certified Enneagram Teacher with Don Riso-Russ Hudson, and Kathleen Hurley-Theodorre Donson. She also had the opportunity to attend week-long Intensives with both Claudio Naranjo and Oscar Ichazo. In 1996 Claudio Naranjo validated her 1994-1995 research on the Subtypes.

Marion Gilbert

Marion Gilbert

Marion Gilbert, RPT, has been practicing physical therapy since 1978 and is the owner of a well-established physical therapy practice and wellness center in Grass Valley, California. She has extensive training in CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, and Trauma Resolution.

Marion has been actively using the Enneagram system — a somatic-emotional-cognitive map of human personality structure — professionally and personally since 2003. She emphasizes using a somatic lens of perception for the facilitation of personal and spiritual transformation, based in the Narrative Tradition Enneagram. Marion places specific emphasis on developing somatic awakening through increased awareness and integration of the mental and emotional centers of intelligence. Marion now offers a Somatic Enneagram Program Certification program, with Somatic Enneagram workshops being taught in the United States and internationally.

Marion is an adjunct faculty member of the nonprofit Enneagram Narrative Tradition (TNE) and has taught the Somatic Awareness Practice, Deepening Spiritual Awareness (part of the Enneagram Professional Training Program), and advanced Enneagram trainings with Terry Saracino, and Peter O’Hanrahan. She is also an advisor to the Enneagram Prison Project (EPP), adding somatic awareness practices and expertise to the curriculum brought into jails and prisons and to provide support for reentry upon release.

Milton Stewart

Milton C. Stewart

Milton C. Stewart, MBA is an Enneagram and Career Coach who works to transform people and organizations. Milton facilitates workshops, conferences, and groups around topics that include inner and outer work through the Enneagram lens. Milton is also passionate about creating the transformation with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He is also the host of Do It For The Gram: An Enneagram Podcast

Prior to his coaching and consulting practice, Milton worked in education and the banking sector. Milton worked at HopeWorks Adult Education where he helped adult students obtain their high school diploma(GED & HiSET). He later worked at Memphis College Prep Elementary school where he utilized the Enneagram to work with the teaching staff and students in an underserved community. Milton’s Enneagram work at Memphis College Prep continues to help scholars feel seen, heard, and understood. Milton feels compelled to mentor youth and to teach the Enneagram to underserved communities in hopes of healing them.

Roxanne Howe-Murphy

Roxanne Howe-Murphy, EdD

Dr. Roxanne Howe-Murphy is the founder and senior faculty/retreat leader of the Deep Living Lab (formerly Deep Living Institute) and the Deep Coaching Institute. She authored the multiple-award winning, international best-seller, Deep Living with the Enneagram: Recovering Your True Nature (revised and updated edition) and Deep Coaching: Using the Enneagram as a Catalyst for Profound Change. She has two books-in-progress—one on her newest work called EnneaCrossings™ which has been evolving since 2012 and the 15th Year Anniversary revised edition of Deep Coaching. She has served as a life, leadership and spiritual coach since 1997.

Tyler Sit

Tyler Sit

Rev. Tyler Sit is the pastor and church planter of New City Church, a multiethnic community in South Minneapolis. He is the author of the upcoming book titled, Staying Awake: the Gospel for Changemakers (set to publish early 2021). Additionally, he leads workshops exploring the Enneagram and the work of antiracism. Under his leadership, New City has been featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Minnesota Public Radio, and more.

Andrea Isaacs

Andrea Isaacs

Andrea Isaacs is the founder of the Isaacs Method for Emotional Mastery and an International Professional Speaker, Trainer and Coach. Her unique system combines the Enneagram, embodiment and neuroscience in an easy-to-use method that increases emotional intelligence for personal and professional success. She was a founding faculty member for Don Riso and Russ Hudson’s Enneagram Institute and taught with the Institute from 1994-2018.

Andrea has clients from over twenty-five countries and has been an international speaker on five continents. She has been interviewed on global platforms, including Oprah Radio, the Shift Network’s Enneagram Global Summits and Life Mastery TV. She has been a trainer for organizations including Federal Reserve Bank, the NY State Psychological Association and many more. Andrea has interviewed legendary speakers and best-selling authors, including Dr. Joe Dispenza, Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., Natalie Ledwell, Don Riso, Beatrice Chestnut, Jessica Dibb and hundreds of other luminaries.

Andrea is the creator of highly-desired programs including the “EQ Quiz Assessor Training,” “Somatic Focusing Coach Training,” and the “EnneaMotion Certification Training.” Her clients and audiences love her warmth, humor, wisdom and proven methods as she creates quick, profound and lasting positive change in their lives.

Kathy Jankowski

Kathy Jankowski

Kathy Jankowski helps people and communities flourish through breathwork, nervous system balancing, Robert Peng Qigong™, soft skills, attention training, and applying the Enneagram. Kathy helps leaders learn to relax, attune, and strengthen the skills that motivate them and others toward common goals. She integrates evidence-based practices for thriving, stress management, collaboration, trauma resolution, and resilience into transformational coaching, consulting, and workshops. She’s worked in social action for 35 years, having built innovative data sets and networks for compassion to spread and for lives to be transformed. Her clients want to be forces for good in this world. Kathy supports their work by being a trustworthy guide to the inner work that makes sustainable, systemic social change possible – grounded in vitality, love, and wisdom; healed of trauma and burnout; and participating with curiosity, ease, and joy.

Abi Robins

Abi Robins

Abi Robins is a Certified Enneagram Teacher through The Narrative Enneagram and a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist. They are the creator of The Conscious Enneagram website and social media platform, host of the Conscious Construction podcast, and founder of Queer Enneagram. They have led in-person workshops across the country and at The Enneagram and Coffee Summit, The Shift Network's Enneagram Global Summit, and The International Enneagram Association's Global Conference. Abi lives in Austin, Texas.

Jerome Lubbe

Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe

Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe is referred to as the “Patient Doctor” because it was his own quest for neurological well-being that led him to specialize in complex, unresolved neurological cases. His practice explores how functional neurology, neuroplasticity, and tools like the Enneagram can improve wholistic well-being. Dr. Jerome created and released the first-ever neuroscience-based model of the Enneagram in his book, The Brain-Based Enneagram. Being a functional neurologist has shown him that the healing we once thought was impossible is actually possible. Neuroplasticity tells us that we are capable of change. If we understand the function of the brain, we can improve our way of life.


Integration Facilitator & Lead Coach

Julie Harris

Julie Harris is a certified Riso-Hudson Enneagram teacher, an IEA Accredited Professional, and an innovator in transmitting the gifts of the Enneagram through powerful visuals. As founder of Riverbend Coaching, Julie has used the Enneagram in client engagements for nearly two decades. She excels at blending diverse streams of wisdom into unique and actionable development plans that help clients move their ideas from concept to contribution.

A core part of Julie’s approach centers on working with the body, heart, and mind to move what is stuck, focus what is scattered, or open what seems closed. Her studies in this area include embodied development and breathwork at Inspiration Community, coaching certification with New Ventures West, hatha yoga certification and yogic studies in the Rajanaka tradition, Polyvagal Theory, and creative explorations in writing, art, photography, and voice.

Julie has taught Enneagram workshops, webinars, and retreats for personal growth, corporate team development, as part of university curricula, on The Shift Network’s Enneagram Global Summit, and at IEA conferences in California and Egypt. She is a co-founder of New York Enneagram.


To consider you for this Year-Long Enneagram Certification Program in Conscious Living, we must receive your completed application. If you’ve already submitted an application, thank you. We’ll begin responding to applications in mid-March.


Note: If you’re a graduate of Russ and Jessica’s 7-module Ancient Spiritual Origins of the Enneagram as a Path for Self-Discovery & Wholeness course, go to this special link to access your exclusive offer for this year-long certification.


Frequently Asked Questions


What Is The Price-Point, And Do You Offer Payment Plans?

  • $5,297 - The year-long Certification Program + The Ancient Spiritual Origins of the Enneagram as a Path for Self-Discovery & Wholeness (bundled). 9-month payment plan ($647 every 30-days) available.
  • If you register with a payment plan, your first payment will be due upon registration. The total price includes a 10% finance charge.

Are Scholarships Available?

A limited number of partial scholarships will be made available. To be considered for a partial scholarship, please fill out the program application. If accepted into the program, a link to apply for one of our limited partial scholarships will be included in your acceptance email.


What Is The Refund Policy?

Your purchase will be refundable on or before the third session of unit one, the Foundations Unit, May 19, 2021. Upon relinquishing your seat in the program, we will open your slot to the next person on our waitlist.


Will This Program Certify Me To Teach The Enneagram?

No, however, successful completion of the program will provide you with approximately 200 hours for International Enneagram Association-approved training. These training hours can be applied to applications through the IEA to be an Enneagram Accredited Professional. (200 hours covers their requirement.) Additionally, this certification program is a prerequisite to attend a 4- to 6-month training to receive certification as an Enneagram Depth practitioner and teacher. 


What Programming Is Involved In The Certification Program & Schedule?

The program starts April 28, beginning with a 9-week Foundations Unit. The Certification Program will run over the course of 12-months, beginning April 28, 2021.

All sessions will be held online through Zoom Meeting. No in-person engagement.*

*For more programming details, please see the “What Programming Is Involved In The Certification Program & Schedule?” question on our extended Frequently Asked Questions support page here .


If I Participate, How Many Hours Per Month Should I Plan On Dedicating To This Certification Program?

This will vary depending on whether a student chooses to attend all offerings or the minimum requirement, but on average, you can expect to spend approximately 24 hours per month on this program, more if you attend all offerings, electives, etc.

For answers to additional questions about the Year-Long Enneagram Certification Program in Conscious Living, please see our extended Frequently Asked Questions support page here .

Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

To consider you for this Year-Long Enneagram Certification Program in Conscious Living, we must receive your completed application. If you’ve already submitted an application, thank you. We’ll begin responding to applications in mid-March.


Note: If you’re a graduate of Russ and Jessica’s 7-module Ancient Spiritual Origins of the Enneagram as a Path for Self-Discovery & Wholeness course, go to this special link to access your exclusive offer for this year-long certification.