Giftedness Integration & Coaching
Giftedness Integration Work and Gifted Coaching are exploratory and creative methods that support you to integrate and operate by the innate wisdom of your own unique gifted mind. As we approach giftedness from a holistic perspective, we work with intellectual intelligence alongside and together with the body intelligence, emotions, intuitive awareness, creativity, and purpose.
Giftedness Integration Work
Giftedness Integration Work sessions are designed for gifted adults who have just (re)discovered their giftedness or who feel ready to look deeper into the role their giftedness plays in their lives, and more consciously embrace the wisdom of their unique cognition. This self-development work includes a series of online sessions with an integration coach who supports you in exploring, getting to know, and applying the various aspects of your giftedness and your extended cognitive profile (such as specific areas of intelligence or multi-exceptionalities) to your personal and professional life.
For clients who are not already aware of the configuration of their giftedness profile and expression, we recommend having a giftedness assessment with us prior to starting giftedness integration work. For clients who already have a basic understanding of their level and areas of intelligence, as well as any overexcitabilities or twice-exceptionalities present in their profile (see our model of giftedness), a certain amount of integration work can be done without a formal assessment.
About our Integration Coaches
The coaches featured below are available for online Giftedness Integration Work sessions, each focusing on a particular aspect of integration in their work. Session cost depends on the coaches' location and level of experience, ranging from 150 USD to 180 CHF. You can click on our coaches' names to learn more and get in touch to schedule an appointment. For German-speaking clients, Fabienne Wydler (pictured below) is available for sessions in German. For French-speaking clients, we have a giftedness integration coach who has limited availability for integration work clients (she is not pictured below), and you can contact us directly for exploring work with her. All other sessions are in English.
understanding your gifted & neurodivergent narrative
/ neurodivergent family integration
integrating your giftedness & multipotentiality into your life and career
Gifted coaching is designed to support specific goals in your life. It is for gifted adults who are in a stable emotional state and situation, but need the creative collaboration of a gifted & gifted-knowledgeable coach for important life and career decisions, planning, personal or professional project building, navigating academia or family life, or pursuing another specific goal.
Coaching can be short-term or long-term, depending on your needs for support. All of the giftedness integration coaches pictured above are also available for gifted coaching. Additionally, we have an extended network of gifted coaches who offer gifted-specific coaching on additional themes, such as:
- gifted narrative & biography coaching
- creative writing coaching
- philosophical coaching
- positive disintegration coaching
- executive functioning skills coaching
- mentoring for navigating academia
- gifted parenting coaching (see our family coaching page)
Cost for coaching sessions depends on the coaches' location and level of experience, and ranges from 130 CAD to 180 CHF per hour. All sessions take place on zoom.us, and we offer coaching in the following languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish. You can learn more on our Coaching FAQ's page and inquire directly about sessions with us via our profiles above, or for more general coaching requests via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifted Autistic Mentoring Program
Fabienne Wydler offers an individualized mentoring program for gifted autistic adults who aim to deepen their self-knowledge and explore their self-leadership skills as a neurodivergent individual. This program is designed to encourage gifted autistic people to innovate by applying their unique way of seeing and experiencing the world. It’s all about how the strengths and challenges of giftedness and autism provide unique opportunities for growth, expression, meaning-making and connection with yourself and others. Over six sessions, Fabienne will guide you in an exploration through topics like self-care, boundaries, social communication, and how gifted autistic trauma play a role in your gifted autistic experience, with the focus on how you apply your self-knowledge and inner resources to self-actualize and generate. You can learn more at Fabienne's website.
- Our services are designed for dedicated adults who are ready to explore their giftedness and able to actively apply what they discover in sessions. This work takes place in the realms of courage, acceptance, willingness and hope, and focuses on building a life based on one's core values and authentic needs and interests. Clients who have have blocks to exploration and application are encouraged to seek therapeutic support as a first step.
- Given the purpose, format and ethical constraints of our work, it is important for our clients to be in a stable and non-rushed emotional and psychological state, and to be comfortable working with the notion of giftedness following the giftedness model we use. As a reference, this work is designed for clients who find themselves in the realm of 61-100 on the Global Assessment of Functioning Scale.
- We are not able to provide crisis support, so if you’re going through a period of crisis, extreme emotional or existential pain or turmoil, or unmanageable fear, anger, grief, shame or apathy, we recommend reaching out to a local, qualified therapist or other crisis professional for support.
- We are no longer able to provide orienting or therapy search sessions.
- We receive a high volume of requests and we are only able to respond to those requests which correspond to our service offering. Thank you for your understanding.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“Gifted people need gifted coaches. There is no two ways about it.”
What can I say about Jennifer’s coaching work? I can’t even begin to find the words. As a profoundly gifted adult, I have found other consultants, counsellors and psychologists to be a poor fit for my rapidly evolving and fractally intense needs. Therefore, even though I actively sought mentoring for years, I never, ever, felt genuinely helped by any of the professionals I’d spoken to. I was always left sad and disappointed and just made do with what little I got. Most of the time, I would overwhelm them with the ways and means I’d already researched, applied and tackled.
With Jennifer, however, I realised that what I needed and craved all these decades was challenge. I needed a coach who could challenge me to push my comfort zones beyond what I was capable of on my own, without a professionally neutral third-party perspective. I needed a coach who was not only as driven as I am myself to constantly evolve, self-actualise and even self-transcend, but who also approaches those goals as a profoundly gifted person would. This made such a difference to my sense of self, identity and worth, when I realised that I wasn’t wrong all these years, I was simply working with the wrong people out of sheer ignorance.
Gifted people need gifted coaches. There is no two ways about it. We need a gifted coach who can not only match our speed, intensity and diversity but who is also trained and personally experienced with all the skills and toolsets required to achieve what we desire.
Jennifer is an extremely wise, compassionate and skillful coach who not only has the professional training and capacity but also a unique kindness and genuine curiosity that allows her to connect with her gifted clients as fellow human beings, and that is a quality is so rare to find in coaches and mentors these days. My sessions with Jennifer always leave me feeling seen and heard, appreciated and supported and most importantly of all, spiritually, psychologically and practically empowered to take the next right small step toward creating the life I desire and deserve as who I am.
“This is the first time in my life that my authentic self has been seen and understood”
This is the first time in my life that my authentic self has been seen and understood, and it is having a profound impact on my life. I am learning to stop censoring myself and to allow myself to grieve the years I’ve tried but not succeeded in finding understanding from my social circle. I spent so many self-destructive years trying to fix and change myself so that I could fit in, when now I can see that there was nothing wrong with me; I just needed space to be and explore myself as I am. I’m getting that space in gifted coaching, and discovering how much value I have just as I am. And while sometimes it’s scary and confronting, it is also profoundly liberating and affirming. If you’re thinking about the possibility of coaching with an InterGifted coach, don’t delay. You’ll thank yourself later!
“It’s like having someone understand you without you having to explain anything to them”
When people ask me what it’s like working with Jen, I tell them it’s like having someone understand you without you having to explain anything to them. Jen seems to know and be able to articulate my complex thoughts, motivations and needs in a way no one ever has in my life; and because of this, I understand myself and can, in turn, communicate my inner world much more effectively than I could ever before. Working with Jen has helped me make it through an extreme positive disintegration, develop healthy relational boundaries, and hone in on a career path that, for the first time, makes sense for me and my unusual brain. In the midst of all of that, I was able to sort out and heal from patterns of intergenerational trauma that I hadn’t even known I was being affected by. All in all, Jen is an unusual human and I mean that in the best sense. Thank you Jen.
“The way in which Jen communicates changed my disillusionment regarding helpful guidance into deep trust and utmost gratitude”
There have been quite a few therapists and coaches in my past, but most could at best offer only very fragmented help. Often the suggestions made by them were not appropriate for me and were less than helpful on my journey to discover who I am and why I struggle with being me so much. When I joined InterGifted, there was an instant chemistry with Jen that resulted in a couple of coaching sessions. Those were not the obligatory prefab meetings I had become accustomed to from the past. Jen engages in to the point and highly relevant discussions on high priority issues. Those issues were addressed in a way that completely suited me and helped me to continue my journey much richer in thought and armour. The way in which Jen communicates on an energetic level, being compassionate and driven and fully capable of viewing not just a fragment of me but holistically approaching triggering events, changed my disillusionment regarding helpful guidance into deep trust and utmost gratitude. The manner in which she provides suggestions and answers completely matches my lightening speed way of thinking and analyzing. She doesn’t beat around the bush but gives direct and straight in depth qualifications to issues I had previously not been able to wrap my head around. Jen offers knowledge from interesting literature and provides links that enable self-help, which is a way of learning I prefer. She is always available for opening up deeper cognitive and structurized solutions. Issues that seem to pose specific problems to highly gifted persons are no challenge for her and she will honestly and passionately provide insight in all these matters.
“Through their coaching, I have come to better understand how much there really is to live for”
The InterGifted coaches have been an amazing resource of support for me over the last year. When I found InterGifted, I was struggling with past trauma, and career and relational problems. Jen connected me with two of the coaches who specialize in healing from trauma and career and relationships, respectively. They have both been so supportive and helpful in guiding me toward a better understanding of myself and my past, and giving me more awareness of what kind of life I want to create for myself now and for my future. Every time I have needed them, they have be there for me, through in-person sessions and often by email. Through their coaching, I have come to better understand how my giftedness affected my trauma, how to take better care of myself, what my true values are, how to better communicate with my family, and how much there really is to live for. Thank you all so much!
“From the moment I started working with Fabienne, I knew I had found a true mentor as it felt like coming home”
I am incredibly grateful for the guidance and support that Fabienne has provided me throughout my journey from initial giftedness coaching to mentoring over the course of a year. Her expertise and dedication have been instrumental in helping me prepare for and successfully launch my own coaching practice and being able to work with my first clients.
From the moment I started working with Fabienne, I knew I had found a true mentor as it felt like coming home. Her wealth of knowledge and experience in gifted coaching is unparalleled, and she consistently ensured that I received what I need in that moment. Fabienne’s passion for helping others develop shines through in every interaction, and her commitment to my personal and professional growth has been tremendous. As we transitioned into the mentoring phase, Fabienne’s support became even more tailored to my specific needs and aspirations. She guided me through the intricate process of setting up my coaching practice, sharing her own experiences with branding, marketing, client acquisition, and more. Her guidance is always rooted in a deep understanding of the gifted coaching industry.
During our sessions, Fabienne skillfully helped me uncover my strengths and values, clarify my goals, and develop a solid foundation for my practice. Fabienne’s ability to ask thought-provoking questions, challenge my assumptions, and help me identify my own thought & behavioral patterns led to breakthroughs in my understanding of myself and my clients.
What sets Fabienne apart is not only her exceptional expertise but also her genuine care for her mentee. She invests herself calmly and wholeheartedly in their success, consistently providing encouragement, support, and accountability. Fabienne’s nurturing yet challenging approach has allowed me to push my boundaries, overcome obstacles, and grow both personally and professionally. I wholeheartedly recommend Fabienne to anyone seeking a gifted mentor.
“I felt understood, challenged and supported to take my possibilities to the next level”
I have had two inspiring coaching sessions with Jen. I chose to be coached by her because of the click and her specific expertise. 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 discussion we had about personality types, I felt understood, challenged and supported to take my possibilities to the next level. I got valuable information to help me understand how things work in my head, based on my personality type. Since talking with Jen, I understand better why I fare better in some situations than others, and where my focus should be. I am ready to explore different opportunities for myself work and study wise. Jen also helped me explore where my existential depression stems from and how to prevent or deal with it, when it arises again. Thank you Jen, for your great insights and support!
” A couple of sessions has helped me more than years of traditional coaching and support”
People believe living with high intelligence ‘is great’ and ‘makes life easy’. They have no idea what an exceptional mind can be like in everyday interaction. Words cannot express what meeting my coach Jen has meant to me. Finally, my thoughts, feelings and abilities were allowed to exist. A couple of sessions has helped me more than years of traditional coaching and support. 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 have been searching for Jen’s kind of coaching for over ten years”
“I learned more in three coaching sessions than I did in years of sitting in therapy”
“Jen gets to the ‘magic point’ in a way that is fast, congruent, and rings true”
Jen has it down to a fine art form. The quality of her mind-to-mind interactions is so brilliantly resonant and fluid that she gets to the ‘magic point’ in a way that is fast, congruent, and rings true. I have found her work effective because she embodies it as a living process.
“Knowing there are people who understand the gifted mind is a huge comfort”
I was so grateful to find the InterGifted site, after many years of struggling in isolation as a parent of a gifted teen. I reached out and received the support I needed to help myself as well as my son. The orienting session was useful for me as a starting point. It provided me with the clarity and perspective I needed in my situation and, most importantly, a plan for how to move forward. A plan and support felt like a massive relief like a light was shone in a dark tunnel of uncertainty, confusion and fear. It was something I was in desperate need of, and Fabienne provided the guidance to get started and continues to be a resource for me today. At a very vulnerable time, I put my trust in the process and appreciated the resources, suggestions and therapist options provided. The parent coaching I am receiving now has been long overdue and it has given me the channel through which I can vent, express my worries, feel understood, and discuss strategies to help me be the best mom I can to my amazing, intense child. Just knowing there are people who understand the gifted mind is a huge comfort and gives me the hope I need that we will all be OK.
“I don’t have to slow down or explain everything – my coach just gets me”
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!
“I got in touch with what is most meaningful to me”
I came to coaching with a big need to find a meaningful career. I was certain that when somebody finally could see what was inside of “me”, they would request immediately that I use my gifts to help others in “important” ways, and would want to help me get on the right track for that. What I learned working with Fabienne is that any belt that feels too tight is not where I belong. And that I have a unique way of being of service that first and foremost supports my joy and my health. I used the material that came up in our sessions to think creatively and to get in touch with what is most meaningful to me, and came out the other side with a very clear idea of what that is. I took a huge step towards undoing the need to prove myself, because after realizing what works for me and brings me joy, I find myself not doing all the rest of things I had put in the way of myself.