Coaching & Mentoring for Gifted Adults
It's hard to find gifted-specific coaching and mentoring! That's why our InterGifted coaching network exists, because having a coach or mentor who gets your unique mind makes all the difference, and we want to make it easier for gifted people to find the right support for their growth journey.
Our coaching and mentoring helps you learn about yourself as a gifted or twice-exceptional person. We 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. We 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
HEAL, GROW & THRIVE
recover from trauma, and learn to use your giftedness as a source of strength and stability in your life
How does it help me understand my gifted mind?
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.
If you are unsure whether you are gifted, we help you evaluate that.
We 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 do help you evaluate your giftedness from a holistic perspective.
Many of our clients have worked with non-gifted coaches and therapists in the past, and were disappointed.
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 our InterGifted's coaches and mentors are gifted - so that you do not have to repeat the experience of being misunderstood while seeking help. Our clients are relieved to finally find help and support that is adapted to them and their unique mind! READ WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT WORKING WITH US.
We work with gifted adults, gifted kids, and the twice-exceptional.
Wherever you are in the world, whatever your age, and whatever comes along with your giftedness, we are here to help you learn to love your mind and to build yourself a good life! If you're a parent looking for support for yourself and/or your gifted child, you can learn more here: GIFTED KIDS, PARENTS & FAMILIES COACHING.
How do the logistics work?
Most of our work is done on Skype, unless you happen to live in the same city as one of our coaches! Email us below and we'll put you in touch with one of our coaches for an initial free call. We also provide more logistical details, such as pricing and frequency of sessions on our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE.
Schedule a free intro call!
Thank you so much for what you do. I was so confused about my identity, and learning about giftedness has been incredibly healing. I no longer feel alone and I have hope now, because I’ve figured out what I need help for and I know where it get it. This is such an amazing journey of self-discovery and recovery!
If, like me, you’re new to the whole giftedness thing and turning over stones in the hope of finding something that you don’t know you don’t know, book a session to get unbiased and your-need focused advice and insights. It’s very interactive and results in as much self-discovery as new insight offered.
I finally feel like I can go at my speed and I don’t have to slow down or explain everything – my coach just gets me. This is a game-changer for me!
InterGifted is run by people who actually know what it’s like to have a complex or intense mind, and many of the coaches were drawn to this work precisely because they were once ‘coachees’ and saw first hand what coaching could do for them. The bottom line is, had InterGifted coaching been available when I was young, it could have saved me from decades of personal struggle. You owe it to yourself to see what it can do for you.
It has been very valuable to put some focus my intensities and how they can work for me and not against me. It is brilliant to have someone on the other side of the world cheering for me, believing in me and making sure that I progress and don’t get side-tracked. And the best part: I can be myself and not hold back.
This is the first time I have met a person who can understand my mind and my abilities; explain needs and ways to work. It has been a huge help in my professional life. Jen is the first person who acknowledged just how different my mind is. If you are on the higher range of giftedness, I can highly recommend this service. I feel like an extremely rare, colorful bird finally released into its natural habitat.
I’ve been blessed and guided to meet my IG coach, which has started a new journey for me that I never thought was an option: finding out that all this time, what I thought, felt and experienced was not madness but a gift that wasn’t recognized and nurtured.
Being able to talk with someone with the same level and thinking speed as well as with the same humor, is important as a highly gifted individual. During the deep discussions we had…I felt understood, challenged and supported to take my possibilities to the next level.
Thank you InterGifted for providing such a unique and well suited coaching setup for your target audience. Being able to mix and match from the group of coaches has in itself been inspiring and has provided me with renewed hope and energy. I have been searching for an appropriate coach for quite some time and had never found someone that I felt would understand all of the aspects that I wanted to discuss.
It’s fantastic! Willem’s knowledge of giftedness is enormous, which helps a lot in understanding myself in context, plus understanding the context itself better. His way of coaching…is an adventurous journey into learning about all aspects of giftedness that are useful for you in your given situation.
If you’re considering coaching but haven’t decided, my recommendation is to JUST DO IT! Yes you’re smart, and over time you could figure it out all on your own, but that’s just the point: your time is worth something – a lot more than what you will pay your coach… One coaching session with Jen was the equivalent of at least 2 months of reading, searching, journaling, pondering, and experimenting on my own.
The typical common sense wisdom doesn’t work for gifted people, not because we’re necessarily better, but because we see, think, and feel about things with much greater complexity than others. Having a coach who understands this and has spent years of study and effort figuring out what works is invaluable on your quest.
I was so relieved to discover that something like gifted coaching exists! I’ve had help from many other therapists and coaches over the years, with only partial results. Now for the first time in my life, I feel like someone understands me, and I’ve made more progress in two sessions than I had in all my years of therapy! Thank you so much.