About Us

The Narrative Enneagram

Your trusted Enneagram source since 1988

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Headshots of our 4 Core Faculty and 4 Associate Faculty in a grid

TNE Core Faculty: Terry Saracino, Peter O’Hanrahan, Renée Rosario, Christopher T. Copeland, and Associate Faculty: Chichi Agorom, Erlina Edwards, Mónica Tinoco, Evan Turner

Our People

Our faculty, staff and board have a long-standing, collective experience unmatched in the global Enneagram community. We are the longest running IEA Accredited School in the world and the only School with Distinction, and have presented Enneagram trainings in 29 countries worldwide. We are committed to spiritual, psychological and emotional freedom for ourselves and others.

In 1988, our co-founders, Helen Palmer and David Daniels, MD, began the Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP), which has evolved into an educational nonprofit to sustain and promote this foundational work worldwide.

Our Mission

The Narrative Enneagram (TNE) is an educational nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives and creating a more compassionate world. We advance human consciousness through our innovative Narrative Enneagram curriculum, which integrates psychology, spirituality and somatics.

As both an international school and a membership organization, we support your work with the Enneagram no matter where you live or where you are in your life journey.

Margot Burns
The faculty was fabulous. Everyone is amazing, just masterful. The teachers not only teach the Enneagram, but use it in their daily lives. Everybody on this faculty is walking their talk, which I think is really important.
Margot Burns
Narrative Enneagram Certified Teacher

Our Values

We strive to embody our Core Values and our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging and our Code of Ethics in what we do and how we relate to others.

Learning about the nine different ways people meet life’s challenges and opportunities fosters greater understanding of ourselves and others while equipping us to honor the intersectional identities that arise from our lived experiences of gender, sexuality, religion, nationality, race, ability, and culture. While we are all unique, we share common experiences.

The Narrative Tradition

Panel interviews in the Narrative Tradition bring the Enneagram alive through meaningful conversations and insights. By listening to type representatives share personal stories and reveal their inner worlds, you can discover how to recognize different type patterns from direct experience.

Our programs are set within a rich context of self-observation practices, practical exercises for each type, directed meditations, movement exercises, and facilitated interactions between the types. 

International Enneagram Association: IEA Accredited School with Distinction

Your Trusted Source

  • TNE is the longest-running certifying Enneagram school in the world.
  • In 2022, we became the first International Enneagram Association (IEA) Accredited School with Distinction.
  • We offer credit hours (CCEs) for coaches from the International Coach Federation (ICF) for a number of our programs.

More About Us

  • Our Story

    Learn about our founders, Helen Palmer and David Daniels, MD. Meet our key TNE stakeholders. And follow our blog.

  • Our Values

    Read more about the five core values that reflect the world we desire to create together.

  • Our Community

    Find out how you can be part of the Narrative Enneagram community.