GLOBAL REACH, LOCAL FOCUS.
The IEA’s mission is to support members by providing opportunities for:
ENGAGEMENT with an international community of shared interest and diverse approaches.
EDUCATION in theory and application of the Enneagram.
Developing greater EXCELLENCE in the use of the Enneagram.
OUR CORE PRINCIPLES:
Inclusive & Supportive Community: Building a community where everybody is welcome. We welcome, represent, and provide a forum for all people and diverse Enneagram perspectives, teachers, practitioners, and enthusiasts.
Accessible: Meeting people where they are. We believe knowledge should be unintimidating and accessible to all levels of Enneagram experience from novice to the expert. This also includes being financially accessible and affordable.
Educational & Engaging: Creating a safe space for exploration, growth, and lifelong learning. We provide high quality gatherings, events, and opportunities to learn from each other and master teachers. Learnings should include both understanding the theory and how to practically apply it.
Giving Back: Helping others with gratitude. We want to serve, give back, and make a difference in our community and the world.
GARRICK ISERT Co-Chair & Secretary
Garrick Isert is a coach and problem solver. Understanding how to drive positive change in behaviors and thoughts is what motivates Garrick. He was introduced to the Enneagram 10+ years ago and it’s become one of the best tools he’s found to really understand himself and how he shows up in the world. He helped found IEA Georgia, now IEA Southeast USA, to build a community for those seeking greater awareness and understanding of the Enneagram in their personal growth journey. Garrick owns The Executas Group, LLC which helps individuals, teams, and organizations make lasting change in how they think and behave.
LYNDA ROBERTS Co-Chair & Treasurer
Lynda Roberts is an IEA Accredited Professional With Distinction and a Riso-Hudson Certified Enneagram teacher. She designs and facilitates Enneagram workshops and programs, including an IEA Accredited Enneagram Training Program. She has also designed and taught self-awareness and authentic leadership programs for businesses and organizations. She has served on the faculty of The Enneagram Institute and the Deep Coaching Institute. Lynda enjoys being "in community" with fellow Enneagrammers and spiritual seekers. She served on the IEA Global Board for six years and as IEA President for two of those years. She's very excited to now be participating in the IEA Southeast USA Chapter as it serves to bring together and nurture a local Enneagram community. She's involved in the Diamond Approach work as a member of Sandra Maitri's International Retreat Group. Lynda is a certified Project Management Professional, and is retired from a management career in Information Technology and a teaching career in Georgia Tech’s Professional Development Program.
EMILY WINGFIELD Board Member
Emily Wingfield teaches Introduction to the Enneagram classes throughout Georgia, often in churches and most recently at Emory University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Since learning the virtues, vices and words that describe her motivations and behaviors as an Enneagram 9, she has been able to make dramatic changes to her life and is passionate about guiding others in transformation as well. Emily’s teaching style is rich with personal stories and anecdotes about how Enneagram patterns show up in everyday experiences. Emily is married to Kyle and together they have two sweet and rambunctious boys -- Charlie, 10 and Owen, 7. They live on the Upper Westside.
LEE FIELDS Board Member
Lee first met the Enneagram in 1994, but it was a brief encounter that didn’t go very far until 2019 when her work began in earnest. Her particular interests are practical applications of the Enneagram for personal growth, in relationships and to address trauma. She’s an Enneagram teacher/practitioner and is currently expanding her study through The Narrative Enneagram, including a small study group with core faculty member Peter O’Hanrahan. Lee lives with her husband Clay and their son Duncan, along with their two practically hairless Cornish Rex cats, Rover & GoGo.
NAN HENSON Board Member
Nan Henson is an Enneagram Coach at EnneagramAtlanta. She is an International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional and a Riso-Hudson Certified Teacher and Authorized Workshop Leader. She lives in Sandy Springs with her husband, Ham, and their 2 adorable boxers. They are fortunate that their 3 children and 6 grandchildren all live in the Atlanta area. Nan uses the Enneagram to work with individuals, couples, families, companies and faith-based and non-profit organizations. As a certified Aromatherapist through the Heal Center in Atlanta, GA, Nan uses Essential Oils for therapeutic, emotional and spiritual support. She has co-developed EnneaEssentials©, a process combining the wisdom of the Enneagram with the wisdom of Essential Oils.
KAREN POOLE Board Member
Karen Poole is a retired Information Technology professional and independent bookstore owner. Her path to the Enneagram is a result of a spiritual journey. Along this path, she found amazing wisdom teachers like Richard Rohr, Suzanne Stabile, Russ Hudson, Cynthia Bourgeault, Pema Chodron, and others too numerous to mention. Karen has completed the educational component for IEA Accreditation as an Enneagram Professional, and she is currently working toward fulfilling the work-related requirements. Karen has also completed the Narrative Enneagram Teacher Training Program and is working on the final steps for certification. After certification in both programs, she will begin her ‘second half of life’ (or maybe third?) by offering Enneagram training later in 2021. Karen and her life-partner Becky live in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Traveling, reading, learning, and good conversation are a few of her passions.
HOLLI DENHAM Board Member
Holli Denham lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is a Narrative-trained Enneagram teacher and certified integral coach. Holli has been a student of the Enneagram since 2012 and is passionate about empowering people to be their truest and bravest version of themselves.
DOUG FARMER Board Member
Doug Farmer is an International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional, a graduate of both the Atlanta Center for Wellness/Enneagram Georgia Enneagram Applications Certification Program and the Enneagram Prison Project (EPP) Guide Training Program. He is also an IEQ9 Certified Practitioner. When he retired from his first career after 31 years, he entered ministry where he served as a hospice and trauma chaplain for about 12 years. It was during his ministerial studies that he was introduced to the Enneagram in 2011. He began working with the Enneagram for personal transformation and growth as well incorporating it into his pre-marital coaching work. He established Enneagram Charleston and is an enneagram teacher/coach who works with individuals, businesses, church groups, and engaged couples. He still teaches in South Carolina prisons and lives with his wife, Cile (short for Lucile) in a suburb of Charleston, South Carolina.
Catie Harrison Board Member
Catie Harrison is an International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation. She is an organization development consultant and executive coach with over 28 years of Human Resources experience in organization development, talent management, executive development, team performance, organizational culture, diversity and inclusion, and change management. When introduced to the Enneagram in 2006, she began studying it for personal development. Catie began studying the Enneagram to become a practitioner in 2016. She started locally (in Charlotte, NC) with the Enneagram Approach. Then she expanded her study through a variety of certification programs including Enneagram in Business, Enneagram Applications, and Action to Awareness International in addition to several workshops and conferences. In 2019, Catie incorporated the Enneagram within her executive coaching practice.
Letter From the Board.
Welcome to the Southeast USA Chapter of the International Enneagram Association! We support the vision of a world in which the Enneagram is widely understood and constructively used. We’re here to learn and grow as we build Enneagram community together.
Our Chapter was founded in 2017 as IEA Georgia Chapter. As awareness and use of the Enneagram is rapidly expanding, our community is expanding as well, and we're now the Southeast USA Chapter of the International Enneagram Association. It’s an exciting time to be involved with the Enneagram and part of the IEA!
We encourage you to get involved and help shape our community. Our community welcomes anyone interested in the Enneagram, from newbies to experienced teachers, and everywhere in between, you are welcome. Our programs and resources represent various schools of thought and multiple ways of applying or working with the Enneagram. It is our pleasure to feature new thought leaders and help further their work.
Our invitation to you is JOIN us, PARTICIPATE in the online meetings, SHARE your knowledge and ASK your questions. SIGN UP for the mailing list and newsletter to keep up with meetings and events and BECOME A MEMBER as we continue to grow and offer more ways to learn and be together. We look forward to seeing you in our monthly Chapter meetings, informal Chats, and special events!
Our Chapter has a dedicated volunteer working Board, and if you have interest in being involved at that level, please reach out to us.
IEA Southeast USA Chapter Board
Garrick Isert (Board Chair)