Iris First has trained in the study and practice of psycho spirituality since 1980.


She studied the work of George Gurdijeff at the Fourth Way School in New York City, took EST training with Werner Erhard in 1981, and facilitated Actualizations workshops for Stuart Emery and Carole Augustus in the mid-1980s. Iris also led introductions for Landmark Education from 2001-2005.

As a relations coach, she has worked with the legendary Armand DiMele at the DiMele Center for Psychotherapy, and was a frequent guest on his WBAI radio show, “The Positive Mind with Armand DiMele.” She earned her bachelors’ degree from SUNY Purchase and her masters’ from the University of Bridgeport, CT.

Now in private practice, she offers individual and couples coaching, consulting, and conflict resolution in the Enneagram personality types in person, by phone and skype.

Her eclectic approach enables her to move quickly to the underlying causes of pain and distress, to empower people to live fully, and to make lasting changes in their relationships and in their lives.

About the Enneagram

The Enneagram is a nine pointed diagram that demonstrates the nine different personality types and their interconnections amongst the other types.

The study of the Enneagram is a psychological and spiritual system that aids people in having a deep and profound understanding of themselves and others.