Russ Hudson is one of the principal scholars and innovative thinkers in the Enneagram world today. He is president of Enneagram Personality Types, Inc., cofounder of the Enneagram Institute, and has been teaching professional trainings on these topics since 1991.
Hudson has coauthored several best-selling books, including The Wisdom of the Enneagram and Personality Types, as well as a scientifically validated test instrument, the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI). He is a founding director and former vice president of the International Enneagram Association, a global organization advancing knowledge of the subject. He holds a degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University in New York, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Russ is an avid musical theater goer and has spent many years playing rock-and-roll guitar.
What people are saying about The Wisdom of the Enneagram
“By combining the horizontal types of the Enneagram with a system of vertical levels of awareness, Riso and Hudson have produced one of the first truly integrated models of the human psyche. In addition to the importance of this pioneering work itself, it goes to point up the utter inadequacy of anything less than a full-spectrum model of human growth and development. Highly recommended.”
—Ken Wilber, originator of Integral Theory and founder of Integral Institute
“Don [Richard] Riso and Russ Hudson have designed simple practical guidelines and tests that make it possible to determine one’s own personality type and use this knowledge for healing and psychospiritual transformation.”
—Stanislav Grof, MD, psychiatrist and codeveloper of Holotropic Breathwork
“[Russ Hudson and Don Richard Riso] clearly communicate the complexity of human nature, the spiritual yearning resonant in all of us, and the ascending levels of our possibility. But they do not leave us there. They offer a clear path for personal and spiritual evolution.”
—Harville Hendrix, PhD, cocreator of Imago Relationship Therapy and author of Getting the Love You Want