Dr. Coene is an EU diplomat based in Ukraine and heading the team in charge of all EU-funded development programmes in the country. His previous assignments were in Tajikistan, Georgia, and Belarus and prior to that he worked for humanitarian NGO’s in Chechnya and Abkhazia. He holds an MA in economics, and MA in Caucasian and Central Asian Studies, and a PhD in Political Science. In his free time, he is integrating the stages of development with the enneagram and spiral dynamics into a single framework using ancient Vedic wisdom on transpersonal development. He is also conducting research and lecturing on the topic of human sexuality and the enneagram/spiral dynamics.