The deeper truths about relationship dynamics and the ways people resolve real problems are most apparent in a couple’s upsets, fears, and fights. Coates will present actual cases from her 35-year clinical practice, describing the natural blind spots and biases of each client’s Enneagram type and subtype and showing how her groundbreaking “Five Factors for Predicting Relationship Success” apply to each case. Although the Enneagram is involved in three of these five factors, the two most significant elements in predicting which relationships are likely endure and be satisfying, lie outside the Enneagram system.

Mona Coates, PhD has decades of experience as a nationally certified sex therapist and sex educator, licensed marriage and family therapist and certified Enneagram instructor. She also was a college professor of Sociology/Human Sexuality for 37 years. Her recently published book (with co-author Judith Searle) Sex, Love and Your Personality: The Nine Faces of Intimacy, is available in the Conference bookstore. She is also the coauthor of the C-JES (Coates-Jacobs Enneagram Survey) and The Self-Scoring Book.

Mona Coates


2011 IEA Global Conference

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

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