My internal world is quickly and completely re-organising after an assessment and just two coaching sessions with Silver Huang. Debilitating self-doubt clouded my ability to see myself as others see me, or understand that I have unusual abilities and extremely specific needs. Silver’s accurate perception has met my needs with the grace, raw honesty, and energy required to generate a self-healing process. After a forty years spent in hot pursuit of self-actualisation, work with Silver provided the immediate and novel opportunity to recognise, value, and trust my own gifts. Silver’s assessment skills are profound – this woman delivers. I sense unanticipated possibilities for this life; confident I will be well counselled during the journey ahead.
I worked with Jen in coaching for a while before daring to ask for a giftedness level assessment. I was really scared because I don’t want to feel like I’m “better” than anyone, but in coaching I was realizing that I was avoiding understanding myself by avoiding knowing about my gifted profile. So, we scheduled an assessment session, and it was life-changing. I realized that I am exceptionally gifted and highly empathic, and as a woman, sometimes those aspects of myself have worked in competition with each other. I want to be smart and move ahead at my speed, but I want to care for everyone and never make others suffer. Jen has helped me realize that I have a right and a real need to express my exceptionally gifted self, but that with self-awareness, I can also learn to do so in ways that does not hurt others. This is a huge revelation, and Jen and I are continuing to work on it in our coaching sessions. It’s hard to believe that, after 20 years of therapy, my life could change so much in just a half-year of knowing Jen! Thank you Jen.
The assessment with Jen was like re-discovering myself with someone who could see me, articulate that which I couldn’t and validate it. The intense and ‘different’ parts of who I am have been kept in the peripheral and the assessment helped me bring them to the forefront with someone who has the authority and the compassion to say “I see you, and you’re okay”. Learning that there’s a reason for my sensitivities, and finally having a place or a label for the structures of my thoughts and reactions was like one giant exhale. Jen is kind, ridiculously smart and overall, a true badass. The assessment is an investment that I’d highly recommend to anyone with a subtle inner knowing that they’re different but who doesn’t have the tools or expertise to be able to pinpoint the how’s/what’s and why’s of it.
My assessment session with Jen was great. I felt excitement and joy afterwards. For the first time I did not have to lie to myself to be able to relate to another person. That was really confusing at first, but I realised that feeling that way is a really good thing. Thanks Jen.
I felt restricted by others, my environment and I had a genuine feeling of hopelessness. I was fed up of finding the overlap whilst communicating with another and squeezing my entire self into it. I actually just wanted to explore, learn and have fun. I wanted to interact with people on a light note whilst also being myself. Silver helped me explore my mind and reignite my spirit, she discovered so much I didn’t know about myself and also confirmed my thoughts about the things I suspected. It clearly felt like I was talking to someone who enjoyed to think and someone who had the information too. I found her to be really passionate and relaxed in her approach, she is open and honest and it was just an overwhelming experience as a whole. I felt the subtleties to the things she was saying connecting in my mind to make so much sense. After just a few minutes into our chat the chaos in my mind was already beginning to find order again. I really can’t remember the last time I had my expectations exceeded so substantially.
The assessment with Jen gave me courage and confidence to own what had always felt true inside, but what I was scared to believe. I feel like I have access to my mind now and that there are possibilities ahead, whereas before things felt so stuck – professionally, socially, and in my relationship with myself. I can’t believe how seen and heard I feel, like Jen somehow had access to my inner thoughts. That’s never happened to me before, and I can barely put the experience into words. This has been well worth the investment!
I definitely feel I have benefited from my assessment session with Silver. Personally I think she does a refreshingly good job articulating the various “concepts” of gifted cognition and she managed to do so by specifically making sense of what applies to me. In general, I appreciate the way she explained everything during the call. As I reflect more, I realize that she was able to grasp and understand the reasoning/implications of what I was saying which subconsciously allowed me to explain how I really think. I almost always filter my communication with other people. In a lot of ways I feel accurately assessed and understood which is heartening. I feel she did a lovely job understanding the whole picture and also explaining everything to me, so I really appreciate it. I’ve have quite a positive experience working with her and I hope I’ll have the opportunity to work/learn more from her in the future as well.
I just want to say I think it’s incredible that Silver self discovered such a vast understanding of the human mind and that she is a true inspiration to me and I am sure many others too. Really there is nothing more pleasant than hearing (and feeling) another mind dig deep into what is and what isn’t. It makes so much sense what she said. I feel so much clarity and now a sense of relief actually and I thoroughly look forward to her report and to future sessions with her. It was amazing, truly!
It’s hard to describe what happened to me when I did my assessment with Jen. It was like a whole split in my life happened, in a good way. I couldn’t believe that she was able to read me and my mind so clearly, and it was hard to hold in my tears of relief throughout our entire session. Perhaps most helpful was that she was not only able to see into my mind and describe it with crystal clarity, but she was able to help me see what I could do concretely in my life to make room for my full flourishing. I had had an IQ test ages before, and it had never helped me understand my mind or what to do with it in my real life. Now I feel like I have a manual for myself and a map of where to go and how to get there.
I hesitated scheduling my assessment with Jen for a whole year. I knew I was gifted, and wondered if I might be highly gifted but was very afraid of finding out the answer. I already felt so alienated from the world around me; I didn’t want to add more fuel to the fire. But when I finally met with Jen, she put all my fears to rest. She helped me to understand that accurate self-knowledge will allow me to connect better to all varieties of people by “reading reality” more accurately, and being able to act in line with things how people really are – not just how I’ve been projecting them to be. I finally see how I can stop projecting my highly gifted mind (yes, Jen confirmed my “fears”) onto others who are not highly gifted, and how I can improve my relationships for the benefit of everyone. If you’re hesitating getting an assessment, I encourage you to go for it – it has made such a positive difference in my life!
Our time together had such an impact and has helped cause a major shift in my life. I have never been this happy before. Silver’s perspective helped my see myself in a light and with evidence I never considered. For the remainder of the week I have been celebrating and processing the insights she provided and a game plan for how to proceed. She had a solid plan and understanding from my notes of what may be the areas of giftedness. She processed my replies in real time, and enhanced her professional assessment of my skill set. Her extensive knowledge and use of many auxiliary branches of science helped compliment our conversation yet never got us off track. She did her work very well and I will benefit from it for the rest of my life. I am not overstating the impact our conversation had on me.
I cannot thank Silver enough for this assessment. It is more than an evaluation, it’s a piece of Art. I was very nervous during our session and she did so well to put me at ease. I could feel physically this non-verbal communication that gifted people have flowing between us and energising-relaxing me. And it was a lot of fun too! I can’t explain but there were many layers to our communication that I could feel in my body. Her relational diagram is so accurate! Reading the report has helped me to understand better what you explained and I have felt things in my body reorganising since we spoke, it’s what you put together so well about my body and senses. How could she learn so much and so deeply about me? I am very happily surprised. This is incredible. Thank you so much.
My giftedness assessment with Jen clarified so much about myself that had confused me my whole life. First of all, I came to understand my lack of sense of satisfaction with so many things in life. And second, I came to understand how applying my giftedness to self-actualization rather than worldly accomplishments has made me confused about whether I am an underachiever or not really gifted at all. Our discussions helped me to finally see my lack of satisfaction and lack of focus on “worldly accomplishments” in a positive light, as a creative force for me. Now I know what to tell people who accuse me of being too exigent: that my drive for excellence is part of my own self-actualization journey, and it is a positive for me; and those who accuse me of not “accomplishing things”: that my focus is on self-mastery, not mastering external processes, and again, that is positive for me. Thank you so much Jen for the work you do in the world, and the positive impact you’re having on people like me who have struggled to find fitting support for their entire lives!
I have dyslexia and always thought I was less smart than others. It always made me feel inferior. When I learned I was highly gifted in my assessment with Jen, it suddenly made sense that while I hadn’t done well at school, I still had a meta-mind. Jen helped me find resources for managing the dyslexia and I can already see a huge shift in my self-perception. I now know that I am smart, and not inferior (although not superior either), and as I learn tricks to better manage the dyslexia, I find I am so much better able to express myself. One of the best things that has happened as a result of the assessment is that I’m no longer ashamed to ask for help and special accommodations for my challenges. At the age of 52, this comes as a huge relief. I’ve had to deal with some grief following the assessment, becoming aware of how many years I had wasted feeling bad about myself and not understanding myself. But that has been healing too as I realise that I’ve been doing the best I can for myself all these years, and it can only get better from here.
I have done the assessment session with Jennifer. This was an amazing experience to connect with such a beautiful person. Many things were going through my mind and I was still having so many questions after my discovery of giftedness a few years ago. Something was suddenly making some sense… I recently stumbled upon the difference that being highly gifted also brings into the mix. Jen was able to provide confirmation, comfort, advice and guidance that will change the way I will see and organize my life forever. I felt at home. I cannot thank you enough for these two hours that changed my perception of life. I would recommend the assessment session to anyone who would like to better understand how giftedness has influenced and shaped their life. Thanks Jen!
My assessment with InterGifted was a huge wake-up call, like a big positive explosion in my life. I have been hiding away behind anger and pain, and realizing that with my highly gifted mind, I can actually use that anger and pain constructively was a major aha moment in my life. I don’t know exactly how it happened, but that two hour assessment transformed me, and I’m so appreciative to Jennifer for insights and expertise.
I cannot find words to express how enlightening and reassuring Jen’s assessment of me was for me. As a person diagnosed with autism, I have been so unsure which of my traits were caused by my autism and which might have been due to giftedness. Jen helped me clarify which is which, and showed me how I can better understand my twice-exceptional and sometimes very overwhelming mind. Since our session, I have seen the world and myself in a new light. It made me feel like anything is possible for me. Thank you Jen!
I always knew I was weird, but never knew why. A colleague suggested I contact InterGifted and I did, almost blindly. I jumped right into an assessment with Jen, and my world turned upside down (in a good way) as a result. I discovered that not only am I gifted, I’m highly gifted, and very likely autistic. Oh my god, it explains so much about my life, my joys, my struggles. I can’t believe it! I’m due to be tested for autism in a few weeks, and I have to say that I’m excited. That might sound strange, but when you feel weird for so long without understanding why, and then someone explains your mind to you in a way you never thought anyone would understand you, it is such a relief. Also, Jen is very positive in her approach, and focuses on the unique possibilities that each person has, given their unique neurology and personality. I know there are struggles being 2e, but knowing I have Jen and InterGifted to count on for support, I feel I’ll be able to face them constructively.