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Susan Olesek - THP Founder

Susan Olesek is the founder and practical visionary behind The Human Potentialists. An unapologetic idealist in passionate pursuit of what is possible for people, she works to bridge the human experience in support of reconnecting each of us to our divine wholeness, as well as our shared humanity.

Susan’s unique and compelling application of the Enneagram is inspired by her work with thousands of people in both physical prisons and our self-made ones. She knows that the Enneagram was always meant for everyone, and she is working to democratize it for the greatest human good. 

In 2012, Susan founded Enneagram Prison Project (EPP), a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the self-awareness education of those imprisoned, now scaling around the globe. She brings her conviction that there is something inherently “good” in people to anyone in her presence.

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Sue Braithwaite - Leadership Team + Practitioner

Sue Braithwaite is a practitioner with The Human Potentialists. A believer in the sacred, precious possibility of each human, Sue supports people to recognise their own goodness and power, helping them to bring their whole selves to the world so they can make lasting and meaningful contributions to their families, workplaces, and communities.

Whether working as a guide with Enneagram Prison Project or as a coach and faculty member at Thirdspace and New Ventures West, Sue is passionate about the beauty and power of the Enneagram to support our individual development and collective healing by showing us all the ways we are each unique and perfectly imperfect.

Sue lives on the river Severn in Worcester, UK with her husband Oliver who is a musician. Together they are experimental, eco-house builders with a passion for sustainable, environmentally conscious living.

MA Hons in Theology, Oxford University

ICF PCC Credentialed, Integral Development Coach

Certified Spiritual Companion with the Spiritual Companions Trust

Margot Burns - Mentor + Practitioner

Margot Burns is a leadership coach and team transformation facilitator with a passion for working with women leaders and their teams in industries including healthcare, finance, law, technology, and nonprofits. She leads with Enneagram Type 6 and brings an intuitive, grounded presence to her coaching with a healthy mix of humor and creativity. Margot’s coaching results in heart-full, integrated, and compassionate leadership. Her coaching results in excellence in team dynamics, communication, conflict resolution, and purpose-driven mindset shift. Her philosophy is this: When you know yourself deeply, you have freedom to live and lead with an open heart, create impactful change, and inspire others to bring out the very best in themselves.

Margot has over 30 years of experience as a business owner, Master's level rehabilitation counselor, expert witness and certified professional coach. She holds certifications through the Narrative Enneagram, Enneagram in Business, International Coaching Federation, and Commission for the Certification of Rehabilitation Professionals. In 2021, she completed the guide training program with Enneagram Prison Project, a life-changing and heart-opening experience. She has guided virtual in custody classes and public programs using EPP's compassionate curriculum.

Susanne Gawreluk - Practitioner

Susanne Gawreluk is a faculty member with The Human Potentialists. She is in service of collaborating to expand our individual potential and exploring the wonders of our collective humanity - one person at a time, and without boundary or exception. Susanne deeply aligns with THP’s mission and compassionate business model, which benefits social justice initiatives around the globe.

Utilizing the Enneagram as a transformational healing tool, she works as a Guide and Faculty member with Enneagram Prison Project (EPP). She integrates her lifelong passion for the healing arts as a certified medical massage therapist, healing touch practitioner and spiritual director through Wisdom to Wellbeing.
Embracing Minnesota’s winters with her husband and their extended family, a little creative artwork, and a good laugh are what feeds her soul.

Susanne holds a B.A. in Business & Interpersonal Communication from Concordia University, and a M.A. in Human Development from St. Mary’s University. She is certified through The Narrative Enneagram and is an IEA Accredited Professional.

Halida Hatic - Board Member + Practitioner

Halida Hatic is a board member, guide practitioner, and Community Weaver with The Human Potentialists. Leading with her magnanimous Type 8 heart, she brings to her work with THP, her passion, energy, and commitment to cultivating a more just and sustainable world. Through her work at Enneagram Prison Project, both as a guide of in-custody programs, and a builder of community, Halida has witnessed, firsthand, the personal and collective freedom that is possible through a shared understanding of self and others. She is convinced that a compassionate approach to understanding the Enneagram is a portal to ushering in systemic change and healing generations of trauma and disconnect.

Halida has dedicated her time and energy over the past twenty years to nurturing partnerships with community members, nonprofits, corporations, and local and state governments to foster a better world for everyone. Whether it was working to develop innovative partnerships at the Environmental Protection Agency, collaborating with school districts in Eastern Kentucky to reduce energy consumption, or her current contribution to advancing the transformational work of Enneagram Prison Project, she creates meaningful spaces for collective impact in service to a shared vision. In recognition of her great leadership and compassion, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer proclaimed May 28, 2019 Halida Hatic Day!

Halida has a Bachelor of Arts in International and Development Economics from the University of New Hampshire, Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, and has trained as an Enneagram practitioner in the Narrative Tradition through EPP’s IEA Accredited School, as well as the School of Conscious Living in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also trained in the Barrett Values Centre’s Cultural Transformation Tools.

Halida lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, Jeff, two kids, and sweet dog, Reina.

Ariane Kessel - Practitioner

Originally from French-speaking Belgium, I immigrated to the USA in 2005 and I have been living in the Seattle area with my husband and dog since 2020. I have a Master’s in Biochemistry and spent the first 20 years of my career working in the fields of Molecular Biology and Neuroscience research. As a Certified Integral Coach with New Ventures West and an Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition, I’m devoted to supporting people from all walks of life in their personal and professional developmental journey, through 1-1 coaching or group facilitation. After over 15 years of personal development using the Enneagram, I joined The Human Potentialists in 2023. I’m passionate about working with open-minded people who want to achieve self-mastery, create healthy relationships, and flourish in their lives.

Jolynn Mitchell - Specialist

Jolynn Mitchell is a Type + Instinct Specialist who helps leaders and teams maximize the impact and value they bring to their community. Jolynn believes that the Enneagram can illuminate clients' core essence of being, which can help them create a bigger, brighter, and more integrated future. Jolynn's approach is customized to the individual and team objectives and challenges; she allows time for practice and reflection, all in service of enabling leaders and teams to show up as their highest, best selves.

Dana Vitorelo - Practitioner

Dana Vitorelo is a practitioner, mentor, and Enneagram coach with The Human Potentialists (THP). Dana brings a grounded presence, and deep commitment to creating emotionally and psychologically safe spaces for individuals and teams to fully access their creativity, wholeness, and the deep well of resources available to support both individual and collective growth. She believes that each of us can learn to bring the totality of who we are with us, always, which invites others to do the same.

In addition to her work with THP, Dana is also a guide and faculty member with Enneagram Prison Project (EPP). In her capacity in both EPP and THP, she bears witness to the sacredness and suffering that we all experience as part of the human condition. Dana brings a deep understanding of the freedom accessible to all when we wake up to the inherent preciousness, perfection, and wisdom that is already alive within each of us. She finds immense joy working with clients to overcome barriers to communication, including holding space to resolve conflict, while also developing leadership through the cultivation of emotional intelligence.

Dana resides in the North Bay with her partner and dog Sophia. In her free time she is hanging out with family, stuffing her mind with new information, or simply enjoying the quiet and stillness of solitude. Dana holds a B.A. in Psychology from Chapman University and M.A. in Depth Psychology from Sonoma State University. She is dual certified through The Narrative Enneagram and is an IEA Accredited Professional.

Joanna Sain  - Executive Assistant

Joanna Sain is the Executive Assistant to Founder Susan Olesek. After taking the online course “9 Prisons One Key” in 2021, Joanna fell in love with the Enneagram Prison Project and their mission. She became determined to learn more and help however possible to democratize the enneagram. She is thrilled to be working with the Human Potentialists, doing something she loves with an amazing group of people.

She is a Type 9, married to a lovely Type 1, and together they share two darling Type 9 children. They live in Little Rock, Arkansas, but escape to the mountains and snow whenever possible.

Joanna has been studying the Enneagram for over 20 years. She is constantly amazed by the layers of self-discovery that observing oneself through the lens of the Enneagram can bring and enjoys the frequent revelations.

Lance White - Founding Board Member 

Lance White is a founding board member of The Human Potentialists, a lifelong entrepreneur, and retired CEO. He is also a compassionate advocate for individuals, families, and communities that have been impacted by incarceration.

As the CEO of his company, Lance introduced the Enneagram as a tool for strengthening teams, and building a healthy corporate culture. Arguably ahead of his time, he understands the importance of creating a culture of care and connection, where all employees feel safe to bring their whole selves to the workplace. He believes that a thriving work culture is built around shared values, and meaningful personal connections. Inspired by his work with his own company, as well as what he has witnessed unfolding on the insides of prisons and jails around the world, Lance brings to THP his entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, and heart-centered approach to building a business that is a force for good.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Miami University, and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard University. Lance is a Certified Enneagram Teacher/Trainer in the Narrative Tradition through the Conscious Living Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a graduate of EPP’s Guide Training Program.
He and his wife, Diane, divide their time between Cincinnati, Ohio and Santa Fe, New Mexico where they rejoice in welcoming all to share food, laughter, and commune together.

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