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Dr. Deborah Threadgill Egerton


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.

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Deborah Threadgill Egerton, Ph.D. is an internationally respected psychotherapist, best-selling author, Certified Enneagram teacher, executive coach, corporate facilitator, IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-racism) specialist, consultant, coach, and spiritual teacher. Dr. Egerton specializes in working with the Enneagram to facilitate intentional change in individuals and organizations. Affectionately referred to as Dr. E, she has attained IEA Certification with Distinction for her groundbreaking utilization of the Enneagram in the realm of humanitarian healing. Her work is dedicated to dismantling marginalization and transcending the divisive practice of "othering," offering a guiding path toward the harmonious unification of our global community through the transformative forces of kindness and compassion. Dr. E serves as the President of the International Enneagram Association, the global entity responsible for educating, certifying, and accrediting practitioners, teachers, and schools. In her tenure with the IEA, she has been instrumental in fostering an environment of greater inclusivity and accessibility within the global Enneagram community. Her unwavering commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion has earned her the affectionate title of "Enneagram JEDI" among her peers.


Dr. E extends her coaching and mentoring expertise to a diverse spectrum of individuals, including best-selling authors, top-tier executives, spiritual luminaries, accomplished therapists, and a myriad of coaches, each hailing from distinct and varied backgrounds. For more than two decades, her work has focused on guiding humanity toward a deeper and more compassionate approach to inner work by harnessing the insights of the Enneagram. Her innovative approach to using the Enneagram in social justice and anti-racism work created a blueprint to reconnect people across all dimensions of diversity and has been implemented in various organizations and entities across the globe. She focuses her work on individuals and organizations to help them release false historical narratives and open their minds and hearts to a more compassionate and connected approach to life.


​Dr. Egerton has worked with corporate, nonprofit, and government entities, including Hay House, Inc., 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, Marriott CU Inc., National Institutes of Health, RegenXbio, Department of Public Utilities, City of Alexandria, and Turnitin, among many others. 



Since 1997, Deborah has been the President and Founder of Trinity Transition Consultants, LLC. She served as 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 and 1997. 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. 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 served as the Director of the Cooperative Work Experience Program in Augsburg, Germany. She holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Texas, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, from Webster University, and a Ph.D. in Health Sciences, from Saba University. 



Dr. Egerton’s first book, Know Justice Know Peace: A Transformative Journey of Social Justice, Anti-Racism, and Healing through the Power of the Enneagram was featured on Amazon’s #1 Best Seller in New Releases. Know Justice Know Peace is a unique guide told through the lens of the Enneagram that offers readers a roadmap to activate their true selves and play a pivotal role in the collective healing of humanity. Her next book The Enneagram Made Easy is scheduled to be released in March 2024. The accompanying 9-book series, The Enneagram Inner Work Journals is scheduled to be released in April 2024.


Dr. E. has nurtured a global network of women, providing a secure haven for the exploration of diverse cultures, ethnicities, customs, and values around the world. She stands as a guiding beacon for women of varied backgrounds, offering her wisdom and support.


She has generously dedicated her time, energy, and spiritual wisdom to the generations that will inherit the world after her. In her own words, "I aspire not to bequeath wealth or power to those who follow, but the sturdy shoulders upon which they can stand. It's a foundation on which they can craft something novel, something extraordinary. My gift to the coming generations is a legacy of love, wisdom, and an unwavering respect for all of humanity."


Deborah gracefully traverses the world with a heart brimming with cheer and a spirit radiating unbridled joy, wholeheartedly embracing the diverse tapestry of humanity. She shares, "My faith is both my foundation and my enduring companion. I place my trust in the gentle, inner voice that reminds me that love is the ultimate wellspring of my strength."

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