by Sheryl Cohen, PhD
2017 President, Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition
2018 President, The Narrative Enneagram
Behind the scenes, we were busy discerning and readying ourselves for a merger with Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition (EANT), which began as a grassroots membership organization inspired by David Daniels, MD, and evolved into an international community of teachers, students and practitioners with more than 250 members.
Under the able leadership of Donna Chase, ESNT and EANT board members engaged around the priorities and concerns of both organizations. ESNT has served as the container for core teachings offered through the Narrative Enneagram Curriculum and maintains an expansive website and social media presence.
We appreciated the advantages of embracing EANT’s commitment to supporting teachers and practitioners who are applying and innovating the work out in the world. Online learning and connection through TALK, and free webinars for members on a variety of topics, are good models for future offerings.
Members of both boards also recognized that the infrastructure and organizational execution of ESNT’s small but competent staff would make this a good marriage. We ended the year by completing the final paperwork, and on December 31, 2017, we became The Narrative Enneagram (TNE), with a mandate to begin combining the best of its two mother organizations in 2018.