Dr. Brenda Leroux Babin is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, Enneagram trainer/practitioner, retreat facilitator, wife, mother, and Honey.  She was born in New Orleans and baptized in Bayou Terrebonne where she now lives.  Her passion for serving her community and for dedicating her life to creating a better, more compassionate community for all is rooted in her deep spiritual belief that all are one.  

Her favorite thing to do is sit in deep conversation with another person exploring deeper questions and accompanying others in their spiritual lives.  She also enjoys helping others in their journey of self-discovery and transformation as a certified Enneagram teacher and practitioner in The Narrative Tradition.  She had been exploring the Enneagram in her own life for a few years now. The Enneagram has helped her in her journey toward self-understanding and improved relationships with others. Now she has a desire to help others in their journey.

Brenda is a  lifelong learner and a student of life.  She holds a BA and MEd from Nicholls State University, an M.P.S. from Loyola University in New Orleans, and a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.  She holds many certifications including a certified Ignatian Spiritual Director with the Archdiocese of New Orleans, certified Enneagram Teacher and Practioner in the Narrative Tradition, and ASHI certified First Aid/CPR/AED/Bloodborne Pathogens Trainer.

Professionally, Brenda has taught high school English, Computer Science, and Calculus for 17 years and then served 10 years as IT manager at Louisiana Universities Consortium (LUMCON) monitoring the coast. She is retired from teaching at Fletcher Technical Community College where she taught Computer Science. She still teaches in Fletcher’s Workforce Development Program teaching computer applications, time management and other soft skills, and First Aid/CPR/AED. She owns Busy Bee Clinic (a computer support and training center) and Bee Cool Snowballs. 

Babin was officially baptized Roman Catholic at St. Agnes Church in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, but she often jokes that her real baptism occurred in and around the waters of Terrebonne Parish. In high school, she swam for the Legion Swim team, learned to water ski in Bayou Terrebonne, and learned to Scuba Dive at Block 52 about 20 miles south of Terrebonne Bay.   She currently lives on the Bayouside of Bayou Terrebonne.