Ronna Phifer-Ritchie, PhD Professional Relationship Coach & Trainer
Dr. Ronna Phifer-Ritchie has been a coach, consultant, professor, public speaker/workshop leader, and author in the field of relational health, during the past three decades of her career. That rich professional history has filled her with enthusiasm for relationship enhancement work because it has led her to the conclusion that we influence the world in profound and powerful ways through our greatest relationships.Ronna is a specialist in the professional application of the Enneagram of Personality in relationship coaching, enhancing relational health for couples, teams and individuals. She is the official USA Representative of the Madanes School of Enneagram Coaching and the Co-director of the Enneagram Institute of the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as an Authorized Riso/Hudson Enneagram Institute Workshop Presenter. Additionally, Ronna has served as a member of the editorial committee for the International Enneagram Association Professional Journal and has been part of the curriculum development team for the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Institute Enneagram Teacher Certification Training. She is also a Certified Practitioner of the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator for College and Career Counseling.
Ronna holds a doctorate in counseling psychology and a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. Her doctoral research focused on the intersection of post-modern Christian spirituality, the Enneagram of Personality, and the broader field of personality science.
Ronna is a frequently requested workshop leader, delivering dynamic trainings that use humor and experiential learning to accelerate personality style awareness and relational life enhancement in audience members. She served as a faculty professor in the Counseling Psychology Department at William Jessup University; and continues to work with college students, helping them develop effective relationship skills that help them successfully navigate the interpersonal challenges in the dating world. Ronna delights in cultivating relational wisdom, relational resilience and relational style development in individuals and organizations facing any kind of transition. She has completed advanced studies in group dynamics, conflict resolution and mediation.
Ronna is a professional member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) & the American Psychological Association (APA). She is an ICF Certified Life Coach through Coach for Life, and an ICF Certified Professional Coach (Cd.). In her spare time, Ronna is the drummer in her husband’s gospel band, and an amateur competitive ballroom dancer. She is godmother to one very special niece, and the wife of David Ritchie, a Bay Area musician
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Latest posts by Dr. Ronna Phifer-Ritchie (see all)
- Creating a healthy Relational Environment for Diabetic Family Members! - July 7, 2017
- THE RELATIONSHIP GRID – A Fascinating Tool Created by Terry Real, Master Couples’ Therapist! - April 26, 2017
- Our Inner INDIVIDUALIST (Type 4) Teaches Us Something Important about Marriage – Authentic Happiness, Nice Guys, & the Hedonic Tread Mill! - April 14, 2017
- Protected: THE DAILY DOUBLE for COUPLES! - April 8, 2017
- Our Inner One (Reformer) Teaches Us Something Important About Marriage: DOUGHNUTS, DIRTY SOCKS, & THE DAILY DOUBLE – Notes from Cognitive Neuroscience on “The Willpower Gap” - April 8, 2017