Certified and Accredited Enneagram Coach, Classes, and Group Study

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About the Keystone Enneagram Institute in Pittsburgh

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Our Mission

The Keystone Enneagram Institute is dedicated to teaching, learning, and using the Enneagram combining psychology, spirituality, and somatics, to advance professional and personal growth.

What is the Enneagram?

The Enneagram is an extraordinarily accurate tool for identifying each individual's personality type structure; providing powerful methods for expanding awareness beyond our habitual ways of thinking, feeling, and acting; working with reactivity when we go on "automatic'; and increasing our capacity to be receptive to change and growth. 

What is Personality Type Structure?

Personality is wired into the nervous system as a childhood survival strategy, yet limits us in adulthood.  It consists of our worldview, self-identity, coping strategy, defense mechanism, bias of attention, blind spots, and avoidances, which create barriers to receptivity and change.  

What Are the Nine Primary Personality Type Structures?

Type 1: Perfectionist/Reformer believes you must be good and right to be worthy.  They are conscientious, responsible, improvement-oriented and self-controlled; and can be critical, resentful, and self-judging. 


Type 2: Helper/Giver believes you must be needed in order to be loved. They are caring, helpful, supportive and relationship-oriented; and can be prideful, overly intrusive, and demanding.

Type 3: Performer/Achiever believes you must accomplish and succeed in order to be loved. They are industrious, fast-paced, goal-focused and efficiency-oriented; and can be inattentive to feelings, impatient, and image-driven. 

Type 4: Romantic/Individualist believes you must obtain the longed-for ideal relationship or situation in order to be loved. They are deeply feeling, empathetic and authentic to self; and can be dramatic, moody, and self-absorbed. 

Type 5: Observer/Investigator believes you must protect yourself from a world that demands too much and gives too little in order to assure security in life.  They seek self-sufficiency and are non-demanding, analytical, and unobtrusive; and can be withholding, detached and overly private.

Type 6: Loyal Skeptic/Trooper believes you must gain protection and security in a hazardous world that can't be trusted. They are trustworthy, inquisitive, good friends, and questioning; and can be overly doubtful, accusatory and fearful.

Type 7: Epicure/Enthusiast believes you must keep things upbeat to assure a good life. They are optimistic, adventurous, and seek multiple options and pleasurable possibilities; and can avoid pain and limitations, be uncommitted, and self-serving.

Type 8: Protector/Boss believes you must be strong and powerful to assure protection and regard in a tough world. They seek justice and are direct, strong and action-oriented; and can be overly impactful, excessive, and impulsive.



Type 9: Mediator/Peacemaker believes that to be accepted and valued you must blend in and go along to get along. They seek harmony and are grounded, comfortable and steady; and can be stubborn, self-forgetting, and conflict-avoidant. 

                                                                            Dr. David Daniels, M.D.

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How Can I Learn More About My Personality Type Structure and How to Work With It?

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1) Make an appointment for a one-on-one inquiry or coaching session with Kerry O'Donnell

2) Take a class on the Enneagram offered by the Keystone Enneagram Institute

3) Schedule a class and we can come to your workplace, church, or community group

4) Join a local study group (limited to eight persons per group) hosted by Kerry O'Donnell

5) Ask for a bibliography of reading materials recommended for the many different aspects of the Enneagram

6) Join our mailing list to learn about upcoming opportunities!

Kerry O'Donnell, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SEP

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Kerry is a certified (Enneagram Worldwide) and accredited (International Enneagram Association) Enneagram Professional Teacher and Coach, certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (Peter Levine, Trauma Institute), and Senior Certified Professional in Human Resource Management.  She has over 25 years of experience working for the United States Institute of Peace, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, and American University in Washington, D.C.; and she served as President of the Maurice Falk Medical Fund and Falk Foundations in Pittsburgh.  Kerry holds a Master's degree in Education with graduate certification in Traumatic Stress Studies (Bessel van der Kolk), and she received the Jefferson Award for Public Service for her work facilitating dialogues between perpetrators and victims of violent crime for the state of Pennsylvania.  Kerry is the Founder of the Keystone Enneagram Institute and Principal of Instructive Insights LLC, where she coaches individual clients.

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Keystone Enneagram Institute

Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Telephone: 412-531-3972


Email: Keystoneenneagraminstitute@gmail.com


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Keystone Enneagram Institute

(412) 531-3972