About Gerise

As humans, we all have doubts, conflicting feelings, and unfulfilled needs at times. We may find ourselves getting stuck in destructive thought and behavior patterns, and get caught unaware. As a Certified Professional Coach and Enneagram Specialist, Gerise Pappas empowers growth-oriented individuals to honor the hidden parts of themselves so they can change these patterns with confidence and courage. Her empathy, intuition, and gentle, moment-to-moment observations create a safe space that increases clients’ self-awareness and unleashes the power to consciously change their lives.


As part of her transformational coaching practice, Gerise offers Enneagram typing sessions, one-to-one coaching, as well as Enneagram classes and workshops. Additionally, as an inspirational speaker, she enjoys enthusiastically sharing the lessons she has learned through her deep, multi-faceted healing journey and over twenty years of coaching. In the words of one of her clients, “If you want to understand the underpinnings of what motivates you, look no further than working with this wonderful, warm, talented woman.”


Uncovering core needs and motivations allows clients to make many more conscious choices in their everyday lives, leading to reduced stress, improved relationships, and increased self-knowledge. The power of her Enneagram-based discovery process, extensive Enneagram knowledge, and transformational coaching approaches enables clients to let go of habits that no longer serve them. Her discovery questions and “loving mirror” observations facilitate deeper revelations necessary for lasting change.


During her time in California Gerise studied various forms of meditation, mindfulness, and other integrative modalities. Her studies with the Enneagram began in 1996. Highly respected Enneagram teachers that Gerise has been fortunate to study with include Helen Palmer, Russ Hudson, Jessica Dibb, Beatrice Chestnut, Uranio Paes, and Andrea Isaacs. Her authentic empathy with her clients stems from her own relentless willingness to use the Enneagram system, self-awareness practices, and coaching modalities to integrate abandoned and forgotten parts of herself. Her journey and background have positioned her to help others “re-parent” themselves the way she has, facilitating emotional healing from a place of power and permission.

Latest Articles

Expectations ~ An Opportunity for Intimacy!

Expectations ~ An Opportunity for Intimacy!

Has having an expectation ever gotten you into trouble in a relationship? Expectations can be elusive, that is until they are hitting you or someone else in the head like a 2×4! Recognizing that you have an expectation is powerful. One might ask, what is powerful about that? Well, I am going to assert that …

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Podcasts

Wisdom Path to Meeting Yourself

“What does it take to love every part of yourself? What are the challenges to meet ourselves there?” Book: The Wisdom Way Of Knowing by Cynthia Bourgeault. The Little Acorn – a ParableOnce upon a time, in a not-so-faraway land, there was a kingdom of acorns, nestled at the foot of a grand old oak …

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Enneagram Wisdom The Alchemy of You

Gerise Pappas is an Enneagram Intuitive As she says . . . “The Enneagram “explained me” to myself unlike any other personality system or transformational modality. I had no idea the degree to which I was defending against the very intimacy that I was seeking. I grew up in the ethos of a conservative Catholic …

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Testimonials

Jason KinneyVertical Marketing, Facebook

“Gerise was my coach during an especially impactful period of personal growth. She was an incredibly thoughtful listener that offered the perfect mix of deeper questioning and direct feedback. She has a super power when it comes to making her clients feel open and expertly guides them as they explore how their Enneagram type impact their feelings and reactions. I’ve grown so much under Gerise’s coaching and fully recommend her to anyone genuinely looking to learn more about her/himself.”