of austin

Enneagram Community

About our Community

Lesley Bradstreet

After growing up outside Houston, Karen made her way to Austin for college, and settled into being a permanent Austenite. She earned her bachelor's degree at UT and a master's degree in Sociology from Texas State. She works as an analyst at the University of Texas. 


Karen is currently in the process of becoming a Certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition. She is a co-founder and leader of the Young Adult Enneagram Community of Austin. She is passionate about sharing the Enneagram with others, and recently launched her own business, offering Enneagram workshops and typing interviews. She looks forward to adding personal coaching once her certification is complete.


You can reach Karen at karenblanchette@gmail.com

Karen Blanchette-Fuhr

Enneagram Teachers

To learn about our community gatherings and other offerings, please 

The Young Adult Enneagram Community of Austin welcomes anyone who is interested in learning more about themselves in a safe and fun environment. They generally meet on the second Thursday of each month in various locations around Austin. They suggest a $5-$10 donation to help offset the cost of light refreshments and the Meetup fees.All personality types and levels of Enneagram knowledge are encouraged to attend. 


You can find them on Meetup.com - look for Young Adult Enneagram Community of Austin.

As a therapist, Eliane uses many tools to help her clients in understanding themselves deeply, but the Enneagram is her favorite tool, both for self-understanding and for understanding other important people in our lives. With understanding often comes compassion and forgiveness for ourselves and others. Elaine appreciates how the Enneagram allows for differing perspectives: no one is right or wrong . . . we just see things differently. She also appreciates the way it can help us to see a road map to getting to our best selves and an understanding of when we are acting in unhealthy ways.  Elaine uses the Enneagram for her own growth and in understanding the people in her life, as a practical, as well as a spiritual guide.


You can reach Elaine at elainestmarie@gmail.com.

Cheryl Alexander, LPC 

Cheryl earned her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and her master's in School Psychology from Texas State University. She spent 13 years working in the law enforcement field  as a Deputy Sheriff/Correctional Officer; and 24 years in the education field, the last 16 as a school counselor. 


Cheryl now has a private counseling practice, and uses the  Enneagram, among other tools, in her counseling sessions. Cheryl's goal is to help people make safe and healthy choices, to gain self-awareness and understanding; and to develop resilience to cope with life's problems. She is currently in the process of completing her training as a Certified Enneagram Professional in the Narrative Tradition. 


You can reach Cheryl at cherylalexa@yahoo.com

Enneagram Therapists

Young Adult Enneagram Community of Austin

Rick and Lesley Bradstreet are devoted to studying the Enneagram and bringing it to life for others who are interested in knowing themselves at a deeper level and in growing personally and spiritually. We have found that the Enneagram has had a profound effect on our lives and our relationship.


Our vision is to create a growing community of people studying the Enneagram and using it for personal and spiritual growth, to understand themselves better, to improve relationships and to develop a deeper compassion for both themselves and others.

Rick Bradstreet, PhD

Rick is a Certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition through Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT), founded by Helen Palmer and David Daniels, M.D. He is a member of the Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition (EANT) and has served on its Board of Directors.


Rick is also certified in Enneagram in Business with Ginger Lapid-Bogda, PhD,  and works with organizations in team building, leadership, communication and conflict resolution and other organization develop issues.


Rick is a psychologist whose career with the Austin Police Department (APD) spanned 25 years. He retired in 2004, and continues to work as a consultant for APD and other Austin-area departments. Rick offers private counseling in addition to teaching the Enneagram.


Rick is licensed as a Psychologist and as a Marriage & Family Therapist, and holds a law degree from Stanford University.

Lesley is a Certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition through Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT), founded by Helen Palmer and David Daniels, M.D. She is a member of the Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition (EANT).


Lesley is also certified in Enneagram in Business with Ginger Lapid-Bogda, PhD,  and works with organizations in team building, leadership, communication and conflict resolution and other organization develop issues.


Lesley spent most of her career in marketing, business development and community relations. She retired as Vice President of Community Relations from Velocity Credit Union in 2006.


Lesley received her B.S. in Education from Northwest Missouri State University.

Elaine St. Marie, LPC