COACHING That Moves You Into New Levels of Relational Health MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE!

Relaxing tension patterns and staying more open to the true possibilities in every relational moment.

Optimizing style strengths and learning to use the particular connection gifts of your personality type more consciously and effectively.

Expanding your response options in challenging interpersonal situations.

Transforming difficult moments with loved ones and co-workers into powerful forward movement in the relationship.

Clearing up blind spots with the life-enhancing practice of staying curious in the relational field and using the “permanent beta” approach in your relationships.

Moving into the kind of mindful interpersonal action that can create success in every area of your life.

OFFICE APPOINTMENTS – The Relationship Doctor South Bay Campus – Just Down the Street from Apple in Cupertino!
PHONE APPOINTMENTS –  Coaching When You Need It!
Friday Focus Women’s Coaching Group: WHEN HE WON’T COMMIT – DATING HIM WITHOUT FORGETTING YOURSELF – at the Bay Club Cupertino!
What’s Your Relational Ennea-style? See Videos on Each of the Nine Enneagram Types!
Helpful Training VIDEOS!

DIVORCE RECOVERY COACHING – Harness the Potential for Relational Growth in this Life Shock!
Dating in Midlife!
DATING IN MIDLIFE – Embrace the Relational Growth Adventure!

More on the Levels of Personality Development

“You have probably noticed that people change constantly—sometimes they are clearer, more free, grounded, and emotionally available, while at other times they are more anxious, resistant, reactive, emotionally volatile and less free. Understanding the Levels makes it clear that when they change states within their personality, they are shifting within the spectrum of motivations, traits, and defenses that make up their personality type.”

“… two people of the same personality type… will differ significantly if one is healthy and the other unhealthy.” (Reproduced with permission from the Enneagram Institute, All Rights Reserved, the Enneagram Institute Website, 2005,

The Riso/Hudson Levels of Development:

The Structure of the Continuum of Levels
Level 1
The Level of Liberation
Level 2 The Level of Psychological Capacity
Level 3 The Level of Social Value
Level 4
The Level of Imbalance/ Social Role
Level 5 The Level of Interpersonal Control
Level 6  The Level of Overcompensation
Level 7
The Level of Violation
Level 8 The Level of Obsession and Compulsion
Level 9 The Level of Pathological Destructiveness

Used with permission from the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Institute, All Rights Reserved 2005


Get There!



The following two tabs change content below.
Ronna Phifer-Ritchie, PhD is a Professional Relationship Coach, and Enneagram of Personality Expert. Her Specialty is Accelerating Couples' Developmental Journeys by Integrating Personality Development Work Into the Coaching Process. Ronna is the Founder of THE RELATIONSHIP DOCTOR Coaching Service, & Co-founder of the THE RItCH JOY GROUP (HELPMORECOUPLES.COM), offering Professional Trainings for Therapists, Coaches, & Pastors, based on a Theoretically Integrated Model for using the Enneagram Personality System to Accelerate Couple Development and Break Through Stubborn Impasses in Couples Work. She is the Author of the RELATIONSHIP BUILDERS BLOG, a Technical Writer for Several Enneagram of Personality Publications and Training Programs, and a Frequently Requested Retreat Speaker and Workshop Facilitator in the Area of Personality Style Development and Relational Health.