About the Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy

The Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy was founded by Beatrice Chestnut and Uranio Paes to provide high-quality and structured paths of development for people interested in using the Enneagram model to further their personal and professional lives.

We make the Enneagram system comprehensible and enable its personal and professional use, while drawing on its power and complexity.

We provide Enneagram trainings and retreats in which people apply the Enneagram to deepen their inner growth efforts and enhance their expertise in delivering effective interventions using the system with clients and students.

We are creating a supportive community in which you can grow in relationship with others who are also seeking to learn new skills and develop a greater capacity to reach their goals and manifest their maximum potential. ()

Our programs are:

  • Cutting-edge, yet anchored in tradition
    • Materials based on the most current, high-quality understanding of the Enneagram.
    • While also honoring the root teachings of the most authoritative developers of the system.
  • Comprehensive, yet individualized
    • Solid information about the overall Enneagram map and a wide range of psycho-spiritual insights about what it takes to grow.
    • While also focusing on individuals’ specific needs.
    • Address all key aspects of the Enneagram typology.
    • While also making sure participants identify and work on their core issues of the moment.
  • Supportive, yet challenging
    • We believe that sincere students of the Enneagram need to confront their egos so they can make real progress in their growth.
    • While at the same time we understand people need an empathic and loving holding environment in which to take risks.
    • We create a strong container of support for the often challenging work of personal growth.
  • International, while focused on creating local communities of learners
    • Regular schedule of live programs offered in San Francisco (USA), London (UK), and Sao Paulo (Brazil), and Cairo (Egypt).
    • Offerings in many different countries including Italy, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand.
    • Translation options in other languages whenever possible.
    • While also building a sense of community globally among participants and alumni through ongoing programs and online platform, CPOnline.com
  • Designed for both personal and professional development
    • We help practitioners, leaders, and healing professionals gain access to the latest and best in Enneagram theory and practice.
    • While integrating personal development with professional skill-building
    • We offer a professional certification that signals the achievement of a high level of Enneagram proficiency and expertise.
    • While also establishing a community of individuals dedicated to high-quality applications of the Enneagram as a uniquely effective map for development.

 

Our goal is to offer effective Enneagram trainings so you can…

  • transform yourself and the world around you.
  • take part in a dedicated community of like-minded students of this remarkable system who share a common vision of growth and development–and support each other in manifesting their highest potentials.

We combine the best of psychological and spiritual approaches to human development.

  • Two different tracks–personal and professional–for people with two different sets of needs, and our students have fun, while also working hard to complete our certification programs and achieve a high degree of personal transformation and professional competence.
  • Authoritative and engaging teaching methodologies delivered by two internationally respected teachers, Beatrice Chestnut and Uranio Paes. Beatrice Chestnut is a psychotherapist and the author of two of the most recent books on the Enneagram, and Uranio Paes is a charismatic and provocative speaker with a large international following of students, who has studied the Enneagram and its spiritual roots and professional applications for over 25 years.

MEET THE TEAM

Beatrice Chestnut

Beatrice Chestnut, PhD MA (Founder) is a psychotherapist, coach, and business consultant based in San Francisco. She holds graduate degrees in communication and clinical psychology and is the author of the books, The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge, and The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st century Workplace. She was president of the International Enneagram Association in 2006 and 2007. A student of the Enneagram for over 30 years, she currently offers Enneagram workshops internationally through the school she co-founded with Uranio Paes, Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy. In their work around the world, Beatrice and Uranio focus on using the Enneagram as a tool for personal and professional transformation.

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.

Amanda Braga

Amanda Braga, MA (Global Business Manager) manages the operations of the academy, including global programming, social media, and client engagement. She has a background in international development with a focus on global education and gender equality. While working in international development, she cultivated an interest in leadership development by seeing firsthand the power of effective leaders in social movements. Most recently she was a researcher and project manager at The Brookings Institution. She has a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College.

Tatiana Vilela

Tatiana Vilela (CP Online Manager and Brazil Events Manager) has been managing CP Online since April 2018, in addition to coordinating events and programs in Brazil. She is Brazilian and lives in Campinas, in the interior of São Paulo, Brazil. Before that, she worked for 20 years coordinating sales and retail operations teams in the fashion world, always focusing on people and their relationships.

Tatiana studied Languages (Portuguese and English), holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration, and a Technical degree in Publicity and Advertising. Always in love with themes related to consciousness, she saw in the Enneagram the door to better understanding the human experience. She coaching with the ICC (International Coaching Community) and currently specializes in Jungian and psychosomatic psychology.

PROFESSIONAL TRACK COACHES

Alice Morgan Simmonds, M.S., M.F.T.

Alice Morgan Simmonds, MS, MFT, works with the CPEnneagram community as a coach and staff at the UK retreats. Her love of the Enneagram is integrated with her many years as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California), teacher, and facilitator of Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of the Selves. Of particular interest are the ‘shadow aspects’ that each of us carries. The Enneagram provides a perfect framework for growing past our primary identifications, harnessing our inherent power, and engaging the energy of our natural selves. This inner experiential exploration brings aliveness, awareness, and freedom.

Born and raised in the USA, Alice now lives in Tuscany, Italy.  She brings over 30 years of in-depth experience, both professional and personal, to her work. Living in London in the late 1980s, Alice began her deep dive into all things personal development including professional certification in Hypnotherapy,

After moving to California with her young family she discovered Voice Dialogue and the Enneagram. She studied intensively for 30 years with Hal and Sidra Stone, the creators of Voice Dialogue and became part of their staff, working at their retreats in Northern California. She often guest teaches with John Kent of VDUK. Polly Cherner was her main Enneagram teacher in Marin County, where she was part of a women’s weekly circle immersed in the teachings of Helen Palmer.

Amy Ream

Amy Ream has Master’s degrees in organizational management and clinical psychology and attended the College of Executive Coaching, where she trained with Dr. Jeffrey E. Auerbach. For many years, as a business consultant and manager, she helped companies of different sizes—from start-ups to large corporations—evaluate their systems, processes, and personnel issues and develop effective solutions to improve their functioning.

Throughout her tenure in management, Amy specialized in understanding the “people issues” that were often at the root of organizational challenges and gradually shifted her focus to include supporting people more directly in addressing challenges in their personal lives. She worked as a professional organizer for several years, working especially with hoarders, and in 2012 she appeared in an episode of the television show, The Hoarders.  Also in 2012, she earned a Master’s degree in psychology and became a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT).

Currently, Amy continues to apply her skills in supporting people in addressing a wide range of personal and professional challenges in both business and therapeutic settings. She works as an MFT based in Las Vegas, providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples. As part of the Crisis Intervention Team of trauma therapists in Las Vegas, she worked with many victims of the mass shooting there in October 2017. Based on her work helping people deal with this tragedy, Amy was interviewed by The Guardian newspaper and asked to write the forward to a book about dealing with catastrophes, Healing a Community: Lessons for Recovery after a Large-Scale Trauma, by Melissa Glaser. She is also a certified Reiki healer.

Amy first discovered the Enneagram over 15 years ago while working as a business consultant. She studied the system in the Palmer/Daniels Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition school, and she was a teacher and member of the board of directors of the Enneagram Las Vegas group for two years. She continued her Enneagram education with Beatrice Chestnut and Uranio Paes, and now serves as a staff therapist, spiritual advisor, and mentor for the Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy. Her passion is helping people heal and discover their own inner wisdom and capacity for personal and professional transformation.

Cathy Robinson-Walker, MBA, MCC

Catherine Robinson-Walker is a Master Certified Coach who is passionate about leadership development and executive coaching.  She possesses a deep understanding of senior leadership roles through extensive experience as a senior leader in large healthcare organizations and multi-national university consortia.

Cathy has published numerous books, leadership articles, and continuing education courses. Her first book, Women and Leadership in Health Care: The Journey to Authenticity and Power, was a Jossey-Bass health series best seller. Her second book, Leading Valiantly in Healthcare also gained wide acclaim.  Her third book was just published by Elsevier, Inc:  Leading with Mastery and Heart:  The Coaching Companion for Thriving Nurse Leaders

Cathy uses the enneagram it in all her coaching engagements, believing it is a uniquely potent tool when clients are committed to reflection, self-recognition, and change.  In Cathy’s words: “In all my years of coaching, I have yet to find a system that more accurately pinpoints our unconscious personality patterns and the ways in which those patterns prevent us from reaching our full potential as leaders and human beings.  I am always impressed by the changes my clients make when they are guided by our work with the enneagram.”

Deborah Threadgill Egerton, Ph.D.

Deborah Threadgill Egerton, Ph.D. is an internationally respected speaker, psychotherapist and coach.   She is often described as an unforgettable thought-leader and authentic inspirational teacher. Her areas of expertise include Executive leadership coaching, Enneagram individual and team coaching, OD and diversity and inclusion consulting.

Dr. Egerton is the Founder and President of Trinity Transition Consultants and retains an impressive roster of clients.  She facilitates career 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 is an IEA certified Enneagram practitioner and is a Board member of the International Enneagram Association, (IEA). Deborah’s work and teaching around the world with the Enneagram have enabled her clients to get “unstuck” and move out of self-defeating negative behavioral patterns. This work led to the founding of The Platinum Connection, a positive space to connect individuals from all parts of the world to celebrate their differences and similarities.

She holds a BA in Mass Communications from the University of Texas, MA in Counseling Psychology, Webster University, and Ph.D. Health Sciences Saba University.

Deborah’s  Platinum Connection supports her passion for  Diversity Equity and Inclusion world wide.

Gema de la Rosa

Gema de la Rosa is a senior coach, consultant, facilitator, and Enneagram teacher with multi-cultural experience and language proficiencies (Spanish, English and Portuguese). She has worked across different countries, combining the richness of the Enneagram with a deep understanding of the business world to get creative and responsible responses to our situations. Currently, Gema is Director of Maybe International Creative Consultancy Ltd. in Spain, Director of the Certification in Applied Enneagram, and Associate Teacher at the Palmer-Daniels’ school, The Narrative Enneagram. She serves as Board member of the International Enneagram Association, Spanish Affiliate and as a Professional Track coach with the Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy. Gema has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry (UCM) and a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering (EOI).

Janaina Weiss

Janaina Weiss is a life and executive coach, consultant, and teacher with international certification from the Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP) and the Chopra Center University. She holds a degree in Production Engineering and an International Executive MBA from the University of São Paulo.

Before becoming a coach, she worked for more than 20 years as a management and development executive in national and multinational companies, working with teams in several countries, such as the United States, China, France, Germany, Slovakia, Italy, Mexico, and Argentina. Today she delivers in-company executive coaching, team coaching, and training in management and the Enneagram. She is certified in Integrated Coaching by the International Coach Federation (ICF),  Integrated Coaching Institute (ICI), and The Enneagram in Business (Ginger Lapid-Bogda – Coaching with Enneagram). She is also certified as an Enneagram teacher by the Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP) created by Helen Palmer and David Daniels, two important names of the Enneagram in the world. She holds certifications in Meditation and Perfect Health by the Chopra Center University and has trained in the U.S. with Eckhart Tolle. Further, she is a facilitator of Family and Organizational Constellation with courses and training with Bert Hellinger, Sofie Hellinger, Mimansa, and teachers of Hellinger Schulle.

Jeanette Maggio, M.S.

Jeanette Maggio is an experienced coach, consultant, and facilitator who has been helping organizations, leaders, and teams achieve higher levels of performance for over 25 years. Her background includes senior executive positions in HR, Organizational Development, Change Leadership and Team, and Leadership Development. She is passionate about developing leaders and teams who can lead with authenticity, use power wisely, and consciously create organizational cultures that are high performing, scalable, and compassionate.

Jeanette draws upon her 25+ years of corporate business experience at McKesson and Roche/Genentech; 15 years in Global VP roles in HR, Organizational Development and Change Leadership. She was responsible for working on the global integration of the Roche and Genentech leadership teams and culture transformation for the Technical Operations Group of 10,000 employees. This required working with over 50 senior leadership teams to develop cultural and behavioral attributes that enabled the two organizations (one 100 Swiss Company and one California startup) to achieve their integration synergy goals.

Nancy Hunterton

Nancy Hunterton grew up with intense, intellectual parents who came from different regions, belief systems and decades.  Fascinated by culture, value structures and human behavior, Nancy majored in comparative religion as an undergraduate.  She did her graduate work in both history and mental health.

First exposed to the Enneagram through a Jesuit priest in the 1980’s, Nancy later pursued spiritual direction with Roisin O’Loughlin, founder of the Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Development.  She received her initial training in the Enneagram system from Don Riso and Russ Hudson through their Enneagram Institute.  Subsequently, she co-founded Enneagram Las Vegas with Steve Purdom, a regional Enneagram center that hosts Enneagram trainings and workshops for the local community.

Nancy has a broad range of experience as a psychotherapist.  She developed a partner based domestic violence abatement program focused on reducing physical and emotional violence while building relationships in families.  She has led therapy groups at a county detention center and support groups for women with breast cancer at the Center for Compassionate Care.  Nancy was also the family therapist for the polygamous family featured on the reality television show, Sister Wives.

More recently, after working as part of Las Vegas Psychiatry for 10 years, in 2015 she and colleagues established Character Way, an Enneagram-based counseling practice.  As a long-time marriage and family therapist and supervisor of interns, she uses the Enneagram extensively as both a therapeutic and self-discovery tool.

Nisha Advani, Ph.D, M.P.S.

Nisha Advani is an experienced leadership coach and team and talent management consultant.  She partners with senior leaders enabling them to be more effective and successful particularly by helping them deepen their self-understanding and impact in their organizational/cultural context, thereby increasing their capacity to make conscious choices, be more expansive, and scale from inside out.

Dr.  Advani brings over 25 years of internal leadership and business experience in innovative, global organizations, including Genentech/Roche, Cisco Systems, and InterContinental Hotels.  She is a social/organizational psychologist, a continuous learner of human development, and brings novel approaches to practical application for dilemmas faced by leaders in their complex, rapidly-changing environments.  Nisha coaches primarily in knowledge, service, and non-profit organizations.  She is a certified executive coach (CSPP), accredited by the International Enneagram Association (IEA), and is a certified coach by Chestnut-Paes Enneagram Academy (CPEA) and The Narrative Enneagram (TNE).

Nisha has a long-standing interest in cultural and gender issues:  she grew up in a multi-cultural environment in India, immigrated alone at age 17, has lived in eleven cities/counties on three continents and traveled extensively, and enjoys cultural explorations.  She also studied these dimensions, including in her cross-cultural dissertation on conflict resolution styles used across genders and contexts, and consciously brings sensitivities on such issues to her coaching work.

Stacey Ruff, M.ED., LPC

Stacey Ruff is a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Crisis Counselor. With a BS from Texas A&M and an M.Ed. from the University of North Texas, she now focuses on the Enneagram and presents introductory workshops, trains work teams and guides management in using it. Chestnut Paes professionally certified she is also skilled in helping people type themselves.

Comfortable with audiences of over a thousand or just a few people, she has trained management teams, school & work staffs, and church leadership teams. She has also presented Enneagram at regional and state conferences. In addition, Stacey coaches individuals for professional and personal growth and has created and led a 2-day retreat using Enneagram for spiritual and personal transformation.

PERSONAL MASTERY MENTORS

Amy Ream

Amy Ream has Master’s degrees in organizational management and clinical psychology and attended the College of Executive Coaching, where she trained with Dr. Jeffrey E. Auerbach. For many years, as a business consultant and manager, she helped companies of different sizes—from start-ups to large corporations—evaluate their systems, processes, and personnel issues and develop effective solutions to improve their functioning.

Throughout her tenure in management, Amy specialized in understanding the “people issues” that were often at the root of organizational challenges and gradually shifted her focus to include supporting people more directly in addressing challenges in their personal lives. She worked as a professional organizer for several years, working especially with hoarders, and in 2012 she appeared in an episode of the television show, The Hoarders.  Also in 2012, she earned a Master’s degree in psychology and became a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT).

Currently, Amy continues to apply her skills in supporting people in addressing a wide range of personal and professional challenges in both business and therapeutic settings. She works as an MFT based in Las Vegas, providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples. As part of the Crisis Intervention Team of trauma therapists in Las Vegas, she worked with many victims of the mass shooting there in October 2017. Based on her work helping people deal with this tragedy, Amy was interviewed by The Guardian newspaper and asked to write the forward to a book about dealing with catastrophes, Healing a Community: Lessons for Recovery after a Large-Scale Trauma, by Melissa Glaser. She is also a certified Reiki healer.

Amy first discovered the Enneagram over 15 years ago while working as a business consultant. She studied the system in the Palmer/Daniels Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition school, and she was a teacher and member of the board of directors of the Enneagram Las Vegas group for two years. She continued her Enneagram education with Beatrice Chestnut and Uranio Paes, and now serves as a staff therapist, spiritual advisor, and mentor for the Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy. Her passion is helping people heal and discover their own inner wisdom and capacity for personal and professional transformation.

Nancy Hunterton

Nancy Hunterton grew up with intense, intellectual parents who came from different regions, belief systems and decades.  Fascinated by culture, value structures and human behavior, Nancy majored in comparative religion as an undergraduate.  She did her graduate work in both history and mental health.

First exposed to the Enneagram through a Jesuit priest in the 1980’s, Nancy later pursued spiritual direction with Roisin O’Loughlin, founder of the Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Development.  She received her initial training in the Enneagram system from Don Riso and Russ Hudson through their Enneagram Institute.  Subsequently, she co-founded Enneagram Las Vegas with Steve Purdom, a regional Enneagram center that hosts Enneagram trainings and workshops for the local community.

Nancy has a broad range of experience as a psychotherapist.  She developed a partner based domestic violence abatement program focused on reducing physical and emotional violence while building relationships in families.  She has led therapy groups at a county detention center and support groups for women with breast cancer at the Center for Compassionate Care.  Nancy was also the family therapist for the polygamous family featured on the reality television show, Sister Wives.

More recently, after working as part of Las Vegas Psychiatry for 10 years, in 2015 she and colleagues established Character Way, an Enneagram-based counseling practice.  As a long-time marriage and family therapist and supervisor of interns, she uses the Enneagram extensively as both a therapeutic and self-discovery tool.