Helen Palmer

Helen Palmer is an internationally recognized teacher of intuition. She is the best-selling author of five works in the human consciousness sector. Two of her books, The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and the Others in Your Life and The Enneagram in Love and Work are perennial best-sellers, currently translated into 28 languages.

Palmer is cofounder (with David Daniels) of the Enneagram Professional Training Program offered by  Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition. She cochaired the 1994 first International Enneagram Conference held at Stanford University with David Daniels and is a founding director of the International Enneagram Association.

In addition, Palmer’s work with the Enneagram was the subject of a 2003 PBS documentary, Breaking Out of the Box: Discovering the Enneagram.

Helen Palmer has also presented in a wide range of academic, business, and spiritual institutions, establishing Enneagram scholarship in the United States, England, Ireland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Finland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Australia, Thailand, and most recently, China. She has taught at numerous institutions, including Union Institute and University, Harvard, John F. Kennedy University, Loyola of Chicago, the California School of Professional Psychology, and the California Institute of Integral Studies. She also been a Scholar-in-Residence at the Esalen Institute.

Palmer has been recognized with numerous academic awards including as a Fellow of the Noetic Sciences Institute. The most recent honor was bestowed by the prestigious Waldzell Institute of Vienna, Austria, where she was a presenter at the Institutes 2004 annual international conference.