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The differences we face become threatening and create challenges, when instead they could provide us with the opportunity to connect and learn from each other. We must be willing to acknowledge and welcome these differences and use them as sources of enlightenment & inclusion - and as a return to basic human decency.
- Deborah Egerton
Deborah Threadgill Egerton, Ph.D.
Deborah Threadgill Egerton, Ph.D. is an internationally respected psychologist, creative thought leader, executive coach, and corporate facilitator. Dr. Egerton specializes in inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-racism work (IDEA) with individuals and organizations to create intentional culture change. As a member of the board of directors of the International Enneagram Association she has helped to bring more awareness about diversity & inclusion to the Enneagram community where she is often referred to as the “Enneagram JEDI” (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) She is an IEA certified Enneagram practitioner, master teacher, and coach who utilizes the Enneagram for social justice work worldwide. Deborah brings over 2 decades of expertise in IDEA work to today’s troubled world. She is the founder and president of Trinity Transition Consultants, a consultancy firm specializing in IDEA Executive & leadership team development, Enneagram & developmental team coaching.
Dedicated to transforming workplace culture since 1997, Trinity Transition Consultants coaches to create socially responsible leaders invested in developing a positive, productive workplace environment. Deborah empowers leaders to unearth their core values, bringing them to life within the organization. Leaning into her experience & expertise working with the human mosaic she demonstrates that the key to the success of any organization is the relationships between individuals at all levels in the workplace. Deborah’s focus is to align any leadership team and its employees with the mission, vision, and values of their organization, empowering individuals to evolve and navigate 21st-century challenges while keeping the dignity and respect for humanity at the forefront of their actions. She is dedicated to fostering personal development and facilitating career growth, focusing her efforts on respecting the uniqueness of every individual and honoring the humanity in us all. As a certified practitioner of the Enneagram, she leverages this tool for introspective self-discovery and organizational insight. Deborah has enabled her clients to get “unstuck” and move out of self-defeating negative organizational behavioral patterns.
Dr. Egerton has worked with corporate, nonprofit, and government entities, including Amtrak, The Kellogg Foundation, the US Postal Service, Mobile Oil, The Maryland-Capital Parks & Planning Commission, National Recreation and Parks Association, U.S. Army Behavioral Science Institute, and Marriott CU Inc., National Institutes of Health, RegenXbio, Department of Public Utilities, City of Alexandria, Va., and Turnitin. Deborah was the Associate Director of the Mentorship Scholars Program, student psychotherapist, and Special Advisor to the President on Multicultural Affairs at the State University of New York between 1993-1997. In 1993 She founded and served as the director of the Runaway Center of El Paso & Emergency Shelter, Lee Moor Children’s Home. In 1986 Dr. Egerton became the director of the Cooperative Work Experience Program in Augsburg, Germany. In 1994 Dr. Egerton served as the Research Coordinator for the Montefiore Medical Center & Albert Einstein College of Medicine in association with The U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Her passion is leading others to understand their own behaviors & to manifest the best of who they are to regain the passion behind their purpose. She is dedicated to facilitating the challenges of communication across the broad spectrum of diversity. In 2010 Deborah began creating safe spaces for having difficult conversations, which led to her trademarked process of the Cultural Allies Network for Diversity Learning Experiences (C.A.N.D.L.E.) & her virtual movement to bring people together as allies. In 2020 Deborah launched the Wisdom Warriors bringing together a global network of women for collaboration, connection, & societal transformation, and the IEA accredited IDEA Certification Training Program for Enneagram Practitioners. As a member of the board of directors of the IEA, Dr. Egerton has created a new offering of Enneagroups, designed to bring all people together around IDEA topics. There are currently 4 groups: BIPOC, Anti-racism, POC & Immigration, and Gender & Sexual Diversity Enneagroup. Deborah is also developing a book, that will be published in 2021, which encapsulates some of her philosophies and experiences as a IDEA, OD, and Enneagram practitioner. She holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Texas, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Webster University, and a Ph.D. in Health Sciences, Saba University. Deborah moved from Bel Air, Maryland to California where she lives with her loving husband, a retired army colonel, Dr. Walter Eugene Egerton III.
"Dr. E." has intentionally cultivated an international Global network of women to create a safe space to learn about culture, ethnicity, customs, and values world-wide. Stay tuned for the global launch of the Wisdom Warriors!
She has given her time, energy and spiritual guidance to the generations that will follow her. "It is not wealth or power that I desire to gift to the generations that will follow me. Rather it is strength of my shoulders that built something for them to stand on. It is a foundation that they can build upon to create something new... something remarkable and astounding. I choose to gift the generations to come love, wisdom, and respect for all of humanity" Stay tuned for the global launch of "Deborah's Daughters - Fall 2020
Deborah moves through the world with a cheerful heart and a joyful spirit embracing the human mosaic in its entirety.
"My faith is my strength and my constant companion. I trust the small still voice that tells me love is my superpower."