COACHING & MENTORING FOR GIFTED ADULTS
It's hard to find gifted-specific coaching and mentoring! That's why I am also part of the InterGifted coaching network, because having a coach or mentor who gets your unique mind makes all the difference, and InterGifted wants to make it easier for gifted people to find the right support for their growth journey the same way I do. If you are looking for more resources, you might find some on my resource page, or over at InterGifted.
Coaching and mentoring helps you learn about yourself as a gifted or twice-exceptional person. As a coach or mentor I help you understand your gifted mind so that you can build a good life, career, and relationships based on the full picture of who you are. A substantial part of the coaching and mentoring process is dedicated to help you learn more about the particular cognition of the gifted, as well as to nurture, accept and love the unique way your brain, emotions and intensity work. I spend an equal time on strategies and implementation, so that you can reach your personal, professional, and relational aims in a way that is authentic and natural to you.
GET TO KNOW YOUR GIFTED MIND
Evaluate your giftedness, combat misdiagnosis, and learn about how your unique mind works
FIND PROFESSIONAL FULFILLMENT
Identify your highest values and use your gifted intensities in your work, academics, and creativity
COMMUNICATE & RELATE WELL
Learn how to communicate well as a gifted person and deal with relational challenges
Recover from trauma,
and learn to use your giftedness as a source of strength and stability in your life
Your gifted mind is a piece of the puzzle that makes you you. Without understanding it, it can take control over the rest of you through perfectionism, relational problems, sensitivities, and other common gifted "side-effects". Once you do the work to understand it, however, it can be a wonderful source of strength and creativity in your life. Understanding your "insides" is also the key to find what I call your "gifted super-powers", and to learn how to utilize them for you and not against you.
I and my fellow coaches at IG view giftedness as more than just IQ - it includes emotional, creative, interpersonal, and other forms of intelligence. While we don't do IQ testing, we can help you evaluate your giftedness from a qualitative, holistic perspective.
This is normal, since a “cognitive mismatch” occurs with professionals who are not themselves gifted, and are not aware of what gifted cognition is. That's why all InterGifted's coaches and mentors are gifted - so that you do not have to repeat the experience of being misunderstood while seeking help. Mismatches can still happen, which is why a network like InterGifted is such a useful resource to help clients find the right person for them. Myself included, clients are relieved to finally find help and support that is adapted to them and their unique mind! Here is a link to InterGifted and some of the wonderful feedback we have gotten so far. READ WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT WORKING WITH US.
Wherever you are in the world, whatever your age, and whatever comes along with your giftedness, I am here to help you learn to love your mind and to build yourself a good life, or to find the right person for you! If you're a parent looking for support for yourself and/or your gifted child, you can learn more about InterGifteds specific resources here: GIFTED KIDS, PARENTS & FAMILIES COACHING.
Most of my work is done on Skype, Zoom or another virtual connection platform, unless you happen to live in the same area I live in! Email me through the contact form and I will be in touch with you to schedule an initial call with you. You can also head over to the InterGifted website and send an email there, and they'll put you in touch with one of our coaches for an initial call. There are also some more logistical details, such as pricing and frequency of sessions on our my "About my work" page.