Supportive Statement

Your presentation of the Enneagram and the subtypes had a profound effect on me and I thank you for coming to Memphis. It is true that when the student is ready the teacher will appear, cause there you were! Thank you for giving me the support and spiritual connection that are making it possible for me to redirect my energies. In this short time I see my life opening up to much more.

~Margaret Brown,
workshop participant
Memphis, TN


Alchemyworks was founded by Sandra Smith, M.Div., who has been teaching the Enneagram throughout the southeast since 2002. Sandra creates and leads workshops and staff trainings using the Enneagram as a map for deepening self understanding. Additionally, she facilitates type and study groups, and works one-on-one with individuals as an Enneagram workplace consultant and also offers spiritual companioning.

With 17 years in a corporate setting and 14 years directing a nonprofit, Sandra use the Enneagram map as a tool for deepening self-awareness and creating supportive workplace cultures. She completed the Enneagram certification process with David Daniels, MD and Helen Palmer and is an Affiliate of the Association of Enneagram Teachers in the Narrative Tradition and mentors candidates for certification in the Enneagram Professional Training Program. Sandra received her M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University where she graduated with honors. She has a B.S. in Business from Wake Forest University and completed the nonprofit management program through Duke University.
Sandra Smith

Why work with a certified consultant?
The certification process with the Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition ( offered Sandra numerous experiences in assessing personality type and witnessing panel interviews of people speaking from their own understanding of how type plays out in daily life. Through this two-year process, Sandra gained a better understanding of the subtle nuances of each of the nine types as well as an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the Enneagram system as a whole. The certification process allows for an unfolding of the material in conversation with world renowned Enneagram teachers and authors.

Why Sandra?
A unique combination of theological education, a business degree with 17 years in the corporate world along with 14 years as a nonprofit director, gives Sandra a rare versatility in working in a variety of settings. She brings a practical approach in presenting the material and offers it with a compassionate sensitivity. Working with the three centers of intelligence, Sandra’s teachings weave different methodologies that appeal to the wisdom of the mind, heart and body.