The Enneagram is becoming increasingly popular in organizations. However, many still question how best to work with the Enneagram in the business setting. What are the possible approaches? How do we adapt the Enneagram teachings to the expectations of business? To what extent are organizations ready for this work?

This presentation aims to present several possibilities based on Mr. Paes’ highly successful business experience. He will offer some `Golden Rules’ for organizational consultants, coaches, and trainers, and will distinguish reality from myth in today’s business setting.

In a practical and interactive way, this presentation will address the following questions: How do we deal with the main objections to the Enneagram when approaching an organization? How do different Enneagram approaches work and how can they be successful? What is the current business agenda and how can we position the Enneagram as an enabler of necessary change? How can we talk about the spiritual dimension of the Enneagram in organizations? What are some differences among countries regarding the use of the Enneagram in organizations?

Uranio Paes received his MBA at Fundao Getlio Vargas (FGV), Latin America’s top business school. He completed an extension course in International Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam, in Holland. A business consultant since 1990, he has been a serious Enneagram student since 1996. He was the first Brazilian Enneagram teacher certified by Palmer-Daniels, and is now their Affiliate teacher, organizing and co-teaching the Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP) in Brazil and Argentina. He is a member of the IEA Board of Directors and a Professional member of the Association of Enneagram Teachers in the Narrative Tradition (AETNT). He has been an Enneagram trainer, consultant and coach since 2000. Paes runs up9 Desenvolvimento Humano (, a company dedicated to Enneagram-based services for Latin American organizations.

Uranio Paes


2007 IEA Global Conference

Redwood City, California, USA

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