Self-Knowledge combined with Inner Work opens the way to . . .


Becoming and Being Your Best Self



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.


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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Before working with Gerise: I had joined a top-tier business academy and, despite holding a multitude of coaching certifications and being a highly-educated individual, I felt intensely stuck. Like a Ferrari confined to a garage, I had the power but couldn’t showcase its potential, especially in areas like marketing my business and making videos.


Then, a recently retired lieutenant colonel introduced me to Gerise. Learning she combined Parts Work with the Enneagram, my intuition signaled this might be the piece I was missing.


After my experience with Gerise: The transformation was palpable. Rapidly, the hindrances that held me back began to dissolve. What once seemed like an insurmountable task, like making videos, evolved into an engaging activity I now relish.


I’ve always known I was proficient in my field, but stepping forward and resonating with my audience was the hurdle. Unseen barriers held me back from attracting the right clients. Gerise provided the insights for me to navigate these challenges. Now, I communicate with authenticity, resonate deeply with my audience, and magnetically draw in my ideal clients. Simply put, Gerise is the game-changer. 


For every entrepreneur who excels at their craft but feels restricted, Gerise is your beacon. She helps you see what’s happening, helps you get unstuck, teaches you how to keep yourself in the flow and she equips you to design your path.


Veronica L. Nabizadeh, Esq. 

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