Suzanne Dion Enneagram Teacher, Author, Coach
Suzanne Dion

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Suzanne Dion | Enneagram Teacher and Coach, Speaker and Author

Self-awareness Educator for Personal and Relational Well-being and Self-recovery

A deeply committed enthusiast of the Enneagram system for personal and professional self-awareness, Suzanne completed the teacher certification process with the Palmer-Daniels Enneagram Professional Training School, now called The Narrative Enneagram (TNE), in 2008. One of her driving goals continues to be to increase the self-awareness and developmental well-being of women, particularly mothers, as the mental health of society, Suzanne believes, is gravely dependent on the mental health, sense of security, and emotional stability of women.  

Women who become mothers “are” the frontline of raising, nurturing, and developing the children whom will one day become our society’s future adults — our future citizens, parents, contributors and leaders. Each society’s children-rearing mothers are amongst the most, if not THE most, important and critically influential members of a given society.

Suzanne has also been an advocate of bringing self-awareness Enneagram-focused training — as an original Founding Board Member and Teacher of the Enneagram Prison Project — to the marginalized and those currently and formerly incarcerated, having worked intensely with both male and female inmates, minimum to maximum security, at institutions such as San Quentin Federal Prison, San Mateo County Jail, and Santa Clara County’s Main Jail and Elmwood Correctional Facility.

Suzanne is devoted to the the application of the Enneagram system in order to bring a full and more integrated sovereign self, and a more healthfully vulnerable self, to ourselves and hence, our relationships. She is also experienced and passionately well versed in the destructive issues and resulting complex traumas associated with narcissistic abuse and pathological relational dynamics.

Suzanne is co-author of the book, The Enneagram, Relationships, and Intimacy: Understanding One Another Leads to Loving Better and Living More Fully with her mentor David Daniels, M.D., a book that marries the wisdom of the Enneagram and David Daniels’ years of experience with Dr. Dan Siegel’s Mindful Awareness, attachment research, and interpersonal neurobiology. Her focus, as she carries David’s compassionate approach forward, is the bettering of human relationships through intrapersonal healing first, followed by the development of cognitive-emotional-somatic capacity and emotional literacy, defense system relaxation, and deepening intimacy — with both self and other.

Now a teacher, transformational coach, and educator of the Enneagram system for personal and professional self-awareness, Suzanne is Enneagram Consultant to the Deep Coaching Institute,. Creative Director for Marion Gilbert’s new and forming Somatic Enneagram™ training school, and one of the founders of the newly formed T.A.P.P., The Attuned Parent Program — “Parenting to Heal the World,” established in 2024.