Using the Enneagram to enhance organizational life is much talked about but still a rare event in actuality. While a number of businesses have sponsored workshops that introduce individuals to the growth potential for individuals inherent in the Enneagram, it has yet to find a similar acceptance as a tool for organizational growth and health. This Panel will provide a unique opportunity to have a conversation with executives who have successfully used the Enneagram in their organizations to enhance the performance of the organization. Facilitated by Bart Wendell, panel discussion will start the conversation with plenty of opportunity for questions from the audience.

Panel Members:

Colleen Gentry, M.A., is Senior Vice President in Organizational and Executive Consulting with Wachovia Corporation, the nation’s 4th largest financial services organization, and leads Wachovia’s Executive Coaching Practice. Colleen uses the Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as key elements of her coaching and leadership work. She is a frequent speaker on business applications of the Enneagram. Colleen chairs the Conference Board’s Executive Coaching Council and is a member of the National OD Network, the IEA, HR Planning Society, and the International Coach Federation. She has served as a consultant to a broad spectrum of businesses and has worked directly with senior leaders in all phases of Organizational Development.

Jaime Colmenarez, Ph.D. is the General Manager of Sucromiles, an important chemical multinational company located near Cali, Colombia, South America. He has trained his staff in the Enneagram and has used it to improve both the leadership and the working climate of Sucromiles. In addition, Jaime is the founder of the Transcend Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing healthy values and initiatives in children from low-income families.

Chad Jorgensen is Managing Director and CEO of Nu-Ear Electronics, a division of Starkey Laboratories. Nu-Ear Electronics, a division of the world’s largest manufacturer of hearing aids, manufactures and distributes top quality digital hearing aids across the U.S. An innovator and thought leader in his organization, Chad has been using the Enneagram extensively with his sales staff, integrating it with sales training principles and other technologies such as NLP.

Moderator: Bart Wendell, Ph.D. is a management psychologist who consults with companies going through organizational transitions. He also facilitates strategy development and implementation at the executive and board levels in the corporate, nonprofit, public and academic worlds. His clients range from the US Air Force Academy and Johnson and Johnson to PBS and the Ford Foundation. He presently serves as Vice President of the IEA.

Bart Wendell
Colleen Gentry
Jaime Colmenares
Chad Jorgensen


2005 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco, California, USA

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