Professional Certification Program

Outer Impact

This program is designed to help you deepen your Enneagram knowledge and skill to more significantly help other people in your life or at work. This program is not only for coaches, therapists, teachers and other professionals, but it is also for leaders of all kinds of teams (corporate or not), as well as people interested in better apply this system in parenting or with family and friends.

This program includes three courses:

  • Developing Powerful Enneagram Skills Workshop (typically lasts five days, formerly Professional Workshop 1) and
  • Providing Effective Enneagram Assessment and Solutions Workshop (typically lasts five days, formerly Workshop 2), plus
  • Enneagram 2.0: Inner Work Retreat A, the first inner work retreat from the Chestnut Paes Personal Mastery Program (typically lasts from five to six days).
  • In addition to these three live events, the certification also includes “Integration” work after each workshop, to extend and deepen learning through the support and guidance of Chestnut Paes staff coaches.

Participants who complete all the work toward this certification will be awarded a formal certificate and a downloadable CP Enneagram Academy professional stamp that signifies the accomplishment of a rigorous program of in-depth Enneagram training and a superior capacity to assist clients in their development using the Enneagram system of personality.

Professionals who sign up for the CP Enneagram Academy Professional Certification to use the Enneagram as a tool for outer impact receive the following benefits:

  • High-quality training from leading Enneagram experts about how to effectively apply this uniquely effective tool in professional settings.
  • Support from a staff of experienced professionals in a structured process of professional development.
  • An opportunity to learn the latest and best information about Enneagram theory and practice not available anywhere else.
  • Deep understanding of own professional development process using the Enneagram and application of the Enneagram model to help other people.
  • Inclusion of listing of professional profile on the CP Enneagram Academy web site as a recommended professional certified by us to integrate the Enneagram in a high-quality way in their work.
  • Membership in a community of like-minded individuals committed to Enneagram applications that can also serve as a supportive professional network for continued learning, client referrals, and marketing opportunities.
  • The Certified CP Enneagram Academy Professional stamp that signals to the professional community a high level of Enneagram expertise.
  • Invitation to advanced private workshops.

Discounted prices for select CP Enneagram Academy products and services, including repeating CP Enneagram Academy’s Professional Workshops.

Program Overview

The Two workshops and the retreat included in this program can be done in any order and as separate events. Most of our students decide to do all three to accomplish the Professional Certificate Program (this decision can be made after the first event). To do so, they need to commit to these steps below:


  • Step OneTake one of our two workshops designed for leaders and professionals seeking to study the Enneagram in-depth to use it for “outer impact” in work or therapeutic settings to support others’ development.
  • Step Two–Integration time 1. At the Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy, we believe in a process of professional development that goes beyond workshops in a classroom and includes both professional and personal growth. This is why our professional certification track includes integration work after each workshop consisting of extra activities designed to extend and deepen learning within a supportive process. Integration work is done to solidify the certifying student’s experience of applying the Enneagram in terms of understanding its theory, engaging in meaningful practices, and furthering self-development. The student is expected to implement a Professional Development Plan following suggestions of the teachers and staff.
  • After participating in each professional workshop, students who decide to enter the professional certification process will receive general and individualized suggested guidelines in writing from Beatrice Chestnut and Uranio Paes with tasks for personal and professional development to be done after the workshop. Based on these guidelines and input from their CP certification coach, the student will create a professional development plan that will help them focus on growth tasks to be completed after the workshop.
  • Following the first professional workshops, you will have study, practice, and self-development tasks. You will develop a professional development program related to your work with the Enneagram, which will be supported by a Chestnut Paes staff mentor.


  • Step Three–Take the second of our two workshops designed to help to greatly enhance your professional capacity to use the Enneagram as a growth tool with others.
  • Step Four–Integration time 2. Synthesize your personal and professional learning through accomplishing more study, practice, and self-development tasks, supported by a CP Enneagram Academy mentor.

  • Step Five–Take Inner Work Retreat A: Enneagram 2.0 (which can be done anytime, even before the workshops). We believe that every professional seeking to become a highly effective Enneagram practitioner must do their own Enneagram-guided inner work. This is because the Enneagram is not just any typology–it is designed to be used as a framework for real transformation. Professionals who do not commit to their own deep inner work are in danger of bypassing their own defenses, blind spots, and habitual patterns. If professionals do not do their own intensive personal growth work, their own blind spots and unexamined personality patterns may undermine their work with clients in ways that may be hard to see. So, we include Retreat A as part of our professional certification program as well as our the foundational first step of our Personal Mastery to encourage Enneagram professionals to pursue their own growth path at a deep level, so that they can serve as a model for the people they work with, as well as a supportive guide.

  • Step Six–Integration Time A “Lite” for the Professional Certification Program. Instead of doing the “Integration A” work associated with the Personal Mastery Program, Professional CP certifiers are only asked to write a short essay on what they are working on in their personal development and how their personal work supports their professional development. They will be required to do a “Professional Certification personal post-Retreat A report”: “How I see my personal process impacting my professional use of the Enneagram.” (An outline for the structure and questions to be answered will be provided.)
  • Step Seven—Professional Certification Completion. In order to complete the professional certification, participants will need to prepare the final CP Enneagram Professional Report, analyzing their own evolution throughout the certification process and designing a new development plan for after the certification. CP teachers or mentors will evaluate this report and may ask for additional analysis to certify the student.To complete the professional certification process, the certifying student will:
    • Complete a final report on professional development and using and applying the Enneagram.
    • Answer final examination questions.
    • Have a final discussion with CP Enneagram teacher(s) Beatrice Chestnut and/or Uranio Paes to summarize and celebrate the completion of the certification process

Teachers & Staff

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.

Who the program is for

The Chestnut Paes Professional Certification Program is for:

  • Therapists who want to deepen their knowledge of the Enneagram so they can enhance their skills and increase their confidence in using the system with their clients to accelerate their development.
  • Coaches who seek to use the Enneagram in the most effective and skillful ways with clients.
  • Leaders of all kinds of teams and all areas of work and life (including people interested in using the Enneagram with family, friends or while parenting) who want to learn the Enneagram at a deeper level in order to use it with their teams and organizations.
  • HR professionals who want to deepen their understanding of the Enneagram to apply it in their work with individuals, leaders, and teams.
  • Spiritual counselors seeking to develop greater skill applying the Enneagram to support others’ development.
  • Enneagram teachers who want to increase their depth of knowledge of Enneagram theory and their ability to communicate about and apply the Enneagram with students.

Dates & Venues

Please stay tuned for details on our upcoming workshops and retreats.