IEA Global Board and Staff

For over 25 years, the IEA has been led by a dedicated group of working volunteers serving as the IEA Global Board of Directors. The IEA and its programs have grown significantly over the years thanks to their efforts.

The IEA Global Board consists of 7-15 members who are selected from the membership at large, interviewed and recommended by the Board’s Nominating Committee, and elected by the Board. IEA Global Board members may serve up to two consecutive three-year terms. The Board generally meets monthly via Zoom and annually in person in conjunction with either the IEA Global Conference or a Regional Conference sponsored by IEA National Affiliates and/or US Regional Chapters.

Contact the IEA Office if you are interested in serving on the IEA Global Board of Directors.

IEA Global Board of Directors

The IEA Founders created a rotating Board of Directors led by a Board President and other officers. The current Board President and officers (collectively, the Board’s Executive Committee) and other current Global Board members are:

Deborah Threadgill Egerton

As the founder of Trinity Transition Consultants, Llc  Dr.  Deborah Threadgill Egerton is an internationally respected psychotherapist with a diverse professional background. A dynamic speaker, business consultant, Executive coach and Enneagram Master Teacher, Deborah offers an alternative path to “doing what you’ve always done and getting the same unsatisfying result”.  Deborah teaches the Enneagram as an integral component in the mechanism of healing across differences in the many dimensions of our human diversity.  “Bigotry and bias inflict wounds that are difficult to heal. When left unattended these wounds fester causing pain in the individuals leading to seemingly unrepairable devastation to the fabric of our society.  Deborah’s evolution as a change agent and social justice warrior is rooted in her own journey.  “My father told me that when you are blessed you must be a blessing to others.  I honor that to the best of my ability.” Deborah pioneered the development of “The Platinum Connection, building bridges across differences”; and has launched the Enneagram Healing Humanity Collaborative bringing the Enneagram to homeless shelters and communities that work with men and women who are marginalized.

Talía Guerrero González

Talía was born and lives in Mexico City. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication. Her professional career has been built in the Social and Market Research arena, mainly in corporations, including PepsiCo Mexico, where she worked for 16 years and led the Insights Department. She discovered the Enneagram in 2004 and after years of independent study, completed the Training Program for Certification by the Enneagram Institute. She has applied the knowledge in her work with organizational teams for talent development and to enhance collaboration, trust and integration. Talia is currently working independently and developing new projects where she can combine her corporate, marketing and research expertise with the Enneagram, using its deep people understanding to embed Empathy Programs into the cultural and organizational behaviors under a Human Centric view. Since joining the IEA board, Talia has chaired the Insights and Languages task groups.

Milton Stewart

Milton C. Stewart, MBA is a certified Enneagram and Career Coach. He is the founder of Kaizen Careers, Coaching, and Consuting LLC; where he teaches, coaches, facilitates and consults using the Enneagram. He has learned the Enneagram from a variety of different schools. These schools include the Enneagram in Business programs, Narrative Tradition, CP Enneagram, Spectrum Enneagram, and Enneagram + Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Anti-Racism program. Milton is also an Associate Member of the Enneagram in Business Network. Milton is the host of Do It For The Gram: An Enneagram Podcast. Prior to Milton’s Enneagram work, he worked in the education sector in adult and elementary education. Milton feels compelled to mentor youth and to teach the Enneagram to underserved communities in hopes of healing them.

Matías Maceira

Matías Maceira is from Córdoba, Argentina, he has worked with the Enneagram for 11 years and is currently VP of the IEA Argentina board. He comes from the IT world. For 17 years he owned an IT company where they developed telecom oriented software. He is currently a founding member of Educar ConCiencia, a non-profit organization, and a Mentor, Life Coach, Team Coach and Facilitator of various Enneagram and Coaching trainings. Matías is passionate about continuous development and personal growth. He has obtained 3 International Coaching Certifications and  a university postgraduate degree with a major in Coaching, NLP and Team Leadership with  Magna Cum Laude Certificate. He has been married to Coty for 20 years and they have 2 beautiful sons.

Maggie Balbaa

Maggie is a Coach and Trainer, who is passionate about helping people ignite their power and break their inner boundaries, to become the best version of themselves. She started her personal journey of transformation in 2012 by studying NLP and Coaching. Her calling and specialty is in Family Constellation and the Enneagram.

She was the Chair of the International Enneagram Association Conference in Cairo (IEA Egypt 2022) and was Event Director and Board Member of IEA Egypt Affiliate Board from October 2020 to 2022. Currently, Maggie is the President of IEA Egypt Affiliate and is chairing the IEA Egypt Conference 2024.

Maggie’s corporate background is with renowned local names such as CI Capital, the French University in Egypt, and with multinationals such as IBM, where she graduated from IBM Global Sales School with distinction. She was the Co-Owner and MD of Tamkeen 6 October Training and Therapy Center for 3 years, during which Tamkeen became the market leader in the field of Human Development.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Maggie is a prolific writer with a history of contributing to various magazines since the age of 14. She was a regular bi-weekly guest for a whole year, in 2016 on the morning show of “Radio 9090” where she spoke about different topics such as: self-awareness, mindfulness & relationships.

Stephanie Davis

Stephanie Davis is educated in Psychology, Business, and Systems Theory and runs a coaching/consulting/training company helping people and companies express their fullest potential. She encountered the Enneagram in the late 80s and with the gluttony of a 7, voraciously consumed everything she could find on it. She studied extensively with Claudio Naranjo, Don Riso, Russ Hudson, Helen Palmer, David Daniels, Tom Condon, Eli Jackson Bear, and Robert Holden and has since taken over a hundred workshops with other Enneagram teachers. She is certified in the Narrative Tradition and accredited with distinction as a professional with the IEA. She has been passionately bringing the Enneagram to people and companies in 14 countries over the past 30 years. She is married with 6 kids and 2 grandkids (plus a menagerie of animals) so she sees the Enneagram playing out in new and exciting ways every day.

Margarita Guerra

Margarita Guerra, aka Marga Guerra, has a Master Degree in Law and a Master Degree in Coaching. She is an Enneagram and Executive Coach and Consultant. After more than 15 years of experience as Legal Advisor in IT Multinational Companies, she started an intense path of training on Professional Coaching and the Enneagram in 2007, becoming a Certificated Coach by the ICF and Accredited Professional by the IEA.  She founded Goose Talent Institute in 2014, where she designed and worked as a trainer in several Coaching and Enneagram Programs, also teaching coaching skills in the University in Madrid.

Currently she is teaching Enneagram and Coaching and Enneagram and Conflict resolution in two Accredited Enneagram Schools in Spain. She has a long experience as an Executive Coach and Team Coach in organizations, using the Enneagram in her sessions. She´s also a writer, being the Co-author of the book “Negociador 365” published by Editorial Piramide in Spanish and now she is collaborating in a new Enneagram book to be published in 2024.

She has studied the Enneagram with several Accredited teachers in Spain such as Isabel Salama, Victoria Cadarso, Gema de la Rosa and Pedro Espadas, and also with Tom Condon, Mario Sikora, Kurt Mika and Ginger Lapid Bogda. She is now a Senior Member of the Enneagram in Business Network(EIBN)

She has been serving as the President of the Board of AEneagrama, the Spanish Affiliate of the IEA since 2019, and was the co-chair in the organization of the IEA Regional Conference in Spain in October 2022.

Tom Johansen

Tom is a type 9 with a type 1 wing with social instinct first. He has been married 25 years in his second marriage and is a proud father of two sons with four lively grandchildren.  Tom has no commercial interest personally with Enneagram activity.  Tom had his first experience with the lessons of the Enneagram in 1997.  He has since embarked on a path of Enneagram study,  learning about the interesting layers of knowledge in a master program.

Tom participated in the meeting that established IEA Norway in 2014.   Since 2015, he has served on the board of the IEA Norwegian affiliate.

Lynda Roberts

Lynda Roberts is an IEA Accredited Professional With Distinction and a Riso-Hudson Certified Enneagram teacher. She designs and facilitates Enneagram workshops and programs, including an IEA Accredited Enneagram Training Program. She has also designed and taught Enneagram based self-awareness and authentic leadership programs for businesses and organizations. She has served on the faculty of The Enneagram Institute and the Deep Coaching Institute. Lynda enjoys being “in community” with fellow Enneagrammers and spiritual seekers. She previously served on the IEA Global Board for six years (2010-2016) and as IEA President for two of those years and has continued to serve on IEA Global Committees. She’s a co-founder and on the Board of the IEA Southeast USA Chapter. She’s been in the Diamond Approach work for over thirteen years as a member of Sandra Maitri’s International Retreat Group. Lynda is a Certified Project Management Professional and is retired from a management career in Information Technology and a teaching career in Georgia Tech’s Professional Development Program.

Micky ScottBey Jones

Micky (she/her)  is a certified transformational leadership and certified and Narrative enneagram teacher, IEA Accredited Professional and compassionate facilitator and with an international and intersectional understanding of social change and fierce dedication to cultivating personal transformation and resilience in social sector leaders. Her formal education includes a B.S. in Consumer and Family Sciences from MTSU and a M.A. in Intercultural Studies from NAIITS/Portland Seminary and numerous certifications and trainings in community organizing, nonviolence, embodiment, somatics, online training and adult education.Micky supports social sector leaders in their desire for sustainable leadership strategies, resilience practices and embodied liberation through inner and outer change with tools like the enneagram, individual and group coaching, and facilitating organizational processes.

Micky is the author of Keep the Fires Burning: Conquering Stress and Burnout as a Mother-Baby Professional and contributing author in Becoming Like Creoles: Living and Leading at the Intersections of Injustice, Culture and Religion and Keep Watch With Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers and has contributed to academic and professionals: the Journal of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community and the Oneing Journal through the Center for Action and Contemplation. Her writing has been featured on many platforms including  Christians For Social Action and The Porch Magazine and she’s a sought after guest on many podcasts including CTZNWELL,  Their Wildest Dreams? and From Armor to Ease. Micky is also known for her interview in the article, The Enneagram is Not Just for White People and was quoted in the 2020 Los Angeles Times article about the current surge of enneagram popularity. Micky is a regular co-host on the podcast, Bruce Reyes-Chow and Friends. You can find out more about Micky at

IEA Staff

Sandy Hatmaker

Sandy has been the IEA Administrator since 2002 and has supported the IEA through many stages of changes and growth.  She has a love for the organization and takes great care in supporting IEA members.  Sandy is the Owner and President of Association Connection, a full-service association management company.  For over 20 years, Sandy and her team have been committed to providing superior administrative support to local, regional, national, and international nonprofit membership associations. Sandy has a background in meeting planning. Prior to starting her company, she was with a large hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona for over 13 years where she served in many roles including several years as Director of Catering.    Sandy lives with her husband in Morrow, Ohio.

Past Presidents

Past IEA Board Presidents have included: Maria Beesing, Peg Fischer, Patrick O’Leary, Theodorre Donson, Paul Bonham, Helen Peacock, George McCaul, Bonnie Fowke, Tom Flautt, Ginger Lapid-Bogda, Beatrice Chestnut, Uranio Paes, Deborah Ooten, Mario Sikora, Maria Jose Munita, Lynda Roberts, Curt Micka, Patrick Kayrooz, Jan Shegda and Carla Smith, Trent Thornley.