IEA Accredited Enneagram School with Distinction

November 2, 2022 | By TNE

International Enneagram Association Accredited School with Distinction

We are honored to announce that The Narrative Enneagram has been named the first ever IEA Accredited Enneagram School with Distinction by the International Enneagram Association. 

“What an honor!” shared TNE Founding President and Core Faculty Terry Saracino upon hearing the news. “I was so moved by the beauty of the IEA’s words and the video celebration.”

This new category of accreditation was created to recognize programs that have “achieved and maintain the highest levels of excellence, ethics, integrity, longevity and positive impact in the overall Enneagram field and in the IEA community.”

This would not have happened without the vision of our founders – Helen Palmer and David Daniels – Helen with her incredible access to the spiritual realms and David with his brilliant psychological insight and teaching. Together, they achieved their goal of creating a quality training program that has grown into a nonprofit organization.

We are immensely grateful to our Core, Associate and Adjunct Faculty who have continued Helen and David’s legacy. Their wisdom and commitment to providing quality experiences for all of our students supports us to grow while staying connected to our roots.

Since 1988, we have certified over 1,600 teachers and practitioners who bring the work to their clients, organizations, friends, and family using the knowledge and wisdom from the training. We are grateful for each of them and offer special acknowledgement to our international associates and friends who took the work and adapted it for their own communities.

A deep bow of gratitude to all of our Board members who helped steer the organization to where it is today, to our dedicated and skillful staff, to all of the donors who have funded our programs and scholarships, and to all the other volunteers who have contributed to our mission of transforming lives and creating a more compassionate world.

And lastly, but also firstly, to all of you who have come to one of our classes over the years. Without your engagement in our work, this would not have happened. We so appreciate your openness and willingness to trust us with parts of your journey and your willingness to share our work with those you love.

We appreciate the IEA for its many contributions to the growth and development of the Enneagram worldwide.  It’s with a deep and a full heart of gratitude that we thank the IEA for acknowledging The Narrative Enneagram with this special award, and we look forward to many more years of partnership together.


From the International Enneagram Association Announcement

The IEA and its Accreditation Committee and global Board of Directors are delighted to recognize The Narrative Enneagram, an IEA Accredited Enneagram School founded by and carrying on the work and legacy of IEA founders David Daniels and Helen Palmer, as the first IEA Accredited Enneagram School with Distinction!

As the longest running IEA Accredited Enneagram School in the world, it has presented trainings in 16 countries worldwide. Since its founding as an Enneagram Professional Training Program, it has evolved into an educational non-profit membership organization with a faculty, board and staff with long-standing, collective experience unmatched in the global Enneagram community. In addition to teaching over 1,000 students last year, TNE has created a diverse international community of students and practitioners connecting through member gatherings, events and news and communication channels.

The designation of IEA Accredited Enneagram School with Distinction was recently created to recognize the Accredited Enneagram Schools and certification programs that have achieved and maintain the highest levels of excellence, ethics, integrity, longevity and positive impact in the overall Enneagram field and in the IEA community. Selection requires approval by both the Accreditation Committee and the IEA global Board. The Narrative Enneagram is a truly outstanding embodiment of the required characteristics. Its founders, faculty and certified graduates have made tremendous contributions and had a large positive impact on both the IEA and the broader Enneagram community through their teaching, writing and work across a wide variety of applications.



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