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Welcome, International Enneagram Conference participants!

If you’ve found your way here, you’ve seen my virtual conference video session: How Embracing Opposites Brings Out the Best of your Enneagram Type.


There’s way more to explore on this topic than can fit in a single conference presentation. Here’s some additional information, and pathways to learn more.

Transformational Coaching Inner Team Dialogue

Inner Team Dialogue is a form of parts-based coaching. It’s similar in approach to Internal Family Systems, Voice Dialogue, and other practices which work with subpersonalities.


If you’re new to a parts-based view of personality, this video will give you a brief introduction.

Coach Continuing Education
Field Guide to the Inner World
Field Guide to the Inner World
Field Guide to the Inner World
Field Guide to the Inner World
Field Guide to the Inner World


Inner Team Dialogue for Enneagram Students

To learn more about ITD and Enneagram support deep transformation, join us for a free webinar.

Friday August 4th from 8-9 a.m. P.T. / 11a-12p ET

If you can’t attend live, please register as if you were attending, and we’ll send you a link to the recording within 48 hours of the live session.

Register Now!

The Relationship between The Enneagram and

Inner Team Dialogue

When I first discovered the Enneagram in the mid-1990’s, I was astonished at the depth of insight into my inner world. It was like someone had written my autobiography! I was hooked, and have been a student of the Enneagram ever since.


At about the same time, my therapist introduced me to Voice Dialogue, which helped me create profound and lasting change in how I showed up in the world. No other personal growth approach produced breakthroughs in what was possible in my life like Voice Dialogue. I became a Voice Dialogue practitioner, featuring this technique in my coaching practice. In 2020, I founded Inner Team Dialogue teach the theory and practice to coaches. 

Throughout, I've used the Enneagram and Inner Team Dialogue together with my clients. They perfectly complement for each other, each adding depth and nuance to the other. 


Both systems accurately describe outward behavior and their source in our inner thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Both recognize that while our personality patterns largely stay with us throughout our lives, we do not have to remain subject to them. We can move from automaticity to choice as we heal, evolve and grow.


The two systems combine to produce real transformation.

Coach Continuing Education
Coach Continuing Education
Transformational Coaching Inner Team Dialogue

Inner Team Dialogue is a powerful new contribution to the field of coaching.  If you want a profound personal experience as well as an entirely new and enlightening process to work with your clients, then take this course immediately!


Donna Zajonc, MCC

Transformational Coaching Inner Team Dialogue
Transformational Coaching Inner Team Dialogue
  • Where does ITD come from?
    ITD was created by Paul Wyman, PCC. Paul build ITD on the foundation of a parts-work method called Voice Dialogue, which was originally created by PhD Psychologists Hal and Sidra Stone in the 1980’s. ITD maintains the elements of Voice Dialogue which fit the scope of practice of a coach, and blends them with coaching frameworks including Polarity Management and vertical development.
  • Is ITD the same as IFS (Internal Family Systems)?
    No, they are distinct practices. ITD and IFS do have similarities, however. Both systems see the personality as made up of distinct parts, and operate from the premise that there are no “bad” parts. Both systems emphasize the development of a coordinating presence, which is called “Self” in IFS, “Inner Leader” in ITD. The major difference between the systems is their goal: IFS is designed to support achieving the kinds of objectives a client would set with a therapist (for example, healing of early wounds, resolving trauma). ITD is designed to support achieving the kinds of goals a client would set with a coach (personal development in support of achievement of external goals). There are also some significant differences in techniques of how these models are used in session with clients.
  • Isn’t Parts Work a type of therapy? Can a coach use it safely?
    Parts work approaches (including IFS, Psychosynthesis and Voice Dialogue) all originated in the therapy world, and were designed for use in this context. They can, however, be used in an adapted form to fit the scope of practice of a coach. ITD includes clear guidelines about what client needs fall outside of a coach’s scope, and when a referral to a mental health professional is necessary. Following these guidelines allows ITD to be used safely and ethically by formally trained coaches. ITD is not intended to be used as a replacement for mental health services, but as an approach to help coaches support their clients in achieving their coaching goals.
  • I have other questions!
    Contact, and I’ll do my best to answer them for you.
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