Private Practice

Dale Rhodes is a professional mentor, spiritual director and trainer in downtown Portland. In addition to two master's degrees and two professional training certifications in the Enneagram, Dale is certified in the MBTI® and in the art of spiritual direction.

Private mentoring sessions with individuals and couples provide support for those who want to understand themselves and others more fully, and Dale brings extensive experience in training and nonprofit business management to his work with groups and organizations.

While some providers say they work with the Enneagram, you should make the smart choice to work with a professionally-trained specialist.

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Contact Dale
Phone: (503) 295-4481

Helen Palmer, author of The Enneagram in Love and Work

"Dale Rhodes shares his professional experience, formal training, and education to make a most effective mentor, consultant and teacher. His intention to bring about positive change through employing the Enneagram is matched by his abilities to skillfully apply the system in many different arenas, including individual mentoring and group training. His work will offer you delight and great benefit."


Portland is a great place to be yourself.  


How well do you know yourself and others?

Many people find that understanding personality type helps them navigate life with greater ease. A sophisticated and powerful ancient system for self-understanding and personal development, the Enneagram is used worldwide as an effective tool in spirituality, psychology, and business. The Enneagram reveals that all people belong to one of nine major personality types. Just a basic understanding of the Nine Points of View broadens your skill in communicating with others, be it in your personal or your professional life.  The purpose of the Enneagram is not to put you into a box, but to help you identify both the strengths and the limitations of a preferred strategy, to give you guidance on how you may break free and develop more capacity beyond it.

Some people find that individual spiritual direction, mentoring or a focused-learning session with specialist Dale Rhodes helps get to the depth of exploring their own Enneagram type, or the types of their own couple.  Some also find that groups and workshops support learning the system to its fullest capacity. Both options highlight the potential for growth in self-development, intimate relationships, spirituality and worklife. People from all walks of life find the offerings to be educational, transformative and great fun.

ImageWhy connect with Enneagram Portland?

Enneagram Portland brings to your local life what the books, pages, online tests and far-away conferences can only introduce to you.

Since 2002, Enneagram Portland has provided one-on-one mentoring, spiritual direction, as well as live and local community education experiences; all facilitated by professionally-certified trainers in the Enneagram field.  If you are curious about yourself and others, or are already an Enneagram enthusiast, meet with personality specialist Dale Rhodes and join the vibrant community of local students who meet in person to better understand themselves and others.  If you talk type type, you should be connecting with us.   Our January 16th PechaKucha event drew 180 people, and our retreat at Still Meadow May 2014 had every type represented amongst the 29 participants.  

If you are someone who likes to “save the dates” for 2015… make sure you are on the email list for program invites.

January 17th & 18th: Love Cycles Weekend for Couples with Linda Carroll and Dale Rhodes

February 6th: Personality on Tap at the Lucky Lab:  18 Enneagram Portlanders perform “Nine Things I Love About You”— two five minute artistic presentations on each type!  A fun night out for its own sake!

March 17th and March 18th: How Do We Do Friendship Together? Panels of people exploring their own types’ values on how they do friendship.  How do I know you are my friend?  What are the values that matter to me if we are friends?  What is it like when it goes well or awry?   Dale Rhodes (4 Romantic) and Liz Bothwell (1 Idealist) are joined by three professional Canadian Colleagues (who are certified Enneagram Trainers in the Narrative Tradition and who also live in Oregon):  Kevin Hiebert (3 Performer), Deb Lyman (6 Loyal Skeptic) and Monique Breault (9 Mediator)— covering each core triad like Canadian Friendship Day!


The next Enneagram Portland Community Retreat is at 
 Still Meadow May 29, 30 & 31, 2015



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How is this useful for groups & organizations?

“We hired Dale to start our Leadership Program. Best program ever on using personal behavioral knowledge to grow/lead a team!! First time I have ever had participants ask for more time with a speaker on this topic. Outstanding knowledge and applicability to leadership in all types of organizations.”

Agnes Zach, Director: Willamette Valley Development Officers

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” Pema Chödrön