Ronna Phifer-Ritchie, PhD
Professional Relationship Coach & Enneagram Teacher
“The Christian Enneagram Experience”
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. Ronna is a specialist in the professional application of the Enneagram of Personality in relationship coaching, enhancing relational health for individuals, couples, and teams. She is an official USA Representative of the Madanes School of Enneagram Coaching and an Authorized Riso/Hudson Enneagram Institute Workshop Presenter. She co-directed the Enneagram Institute of the San Francisco Bay Area for many years, 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 professional member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) & the American Psychological Association (APA). She is an ICF Certified Life Coachthrough Coach for Life, and an ICF Certified Professional Coach (Cd.).
Ronna is a frequently requested workshop leader, delivering dynamic trainings that use experiential learning to accelerate personality style awareness and relational life enhancement in audience members. She served as a faculty professor in the Counseling Psychology Departmentat William Jessup University , also working with college students, helping them develop effective relationship skills that helped them successfully navigate the interpersonal challenges. 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.
In her spare time, Ronna is a gospel drummer, and a ballroom dancer. She is godmother to one very special niece, and the wife of David Ritchie, a Bay Area musician!