Giftedness Integration Work and Gifted Coaching are exploratory and creative methods that support you, as a dedicated and conscientious gifted or multi-exceptional adult, to integrate and operate by the innate wisdom of your own unique gifted mind. We also offer mentoring for gifted helping professionals and leaders, as well as gifted-specific body & energy work for individuals and leaders, and gifted mindfulness work for women. As we work with giftedness from a holistic perspective, we work with intellectual intelligence alongside and together with the body intelligence, emotions, intuitive awareness, creativity, and strong purpose. We are an international organization, offering our services online throughout the world -- learn more below.
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.
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 130 CAD to 250 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.
integrating your giftedness & neurodivergence and/or gifted-neurodivergent family integration
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:
- 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 160 euros 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.
ENERGY WORK & HEALING FOR GIFTED ADULTS
Esther Goldinger is our body and energy therapist and coach. She specializes in working with gifted individuals to support them in their self-healing and self-empowerment process. This can include resourcing, nervous system regulation skills, energy management, resolving remaining trauma/gifted-trauma energy in the body, and other energy-renewal methods. Sessions are offered in English or German. You can learn more about Esther and her work, and schedule a session with her at her website.
MINDFULNESS FOR GIFTED WOMEN
Kelly Pryde is the founder of our partner The Gifted Mindfulness Collective. She offers mindfulness guidance and community for gifted women who are reintegrating with their full gifted self-expression. You can learn more about her services and community at the Gifted Mindfulness Collective 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
I’m doing a formal coaching trajectory with Willem Kuipers around work-related issues. It’s fantastic! His (academic) knowledge of giftedness is enormous, which helps a lot in understanding myself in context, plus understanding the context itself better. Because of this specific knowledge Willem is able to exactly explain why things work the way they do, and that’s based on thorough research combined with the right kind of intuition. Besides this, he is a gentle and sensitive person who very carefully phrases his thoughts and suggestions. Willem has also developed practical tools about personal preferences and career parameters that are very helpful. His way of coaching has very little to do with the regular Human Resources approach, and is an adventurous journey into learning about all aspects of giftedness that are useful for you in your given situation. For me, it all really works very well.”
Karin works with me in the form of an informal conversation in a safe atmosphere. She picks me up from where I’m in my actual developmental state. I feel encouraged to try new steps, gain other point of views – expansion of consciousness. I learned to realize and acknowledge that I’m really gifted. She helps me to develop my authentic self. I learn about myself, how I’m functioning, about healthy boundaries that help me, as an empathic, overexcitable person to be in the outer world, without self-betrayal. I feel answered, legitimized and alive. Thank you Karin for your loving support.
Long distance body work with Esther is a very healing and transformative experience. I really appreciate and value her perceptive and attuned way of working. She has been a wonderful ally and support for addressing trauma on a body-based physical level.
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.
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. Many were the times I would prepare extensively for a session, going in with all my notes, hoping to tell them, “Well, here’s what I’ve done, so I was wondering if you have anything further to suggest?” and to receive a response along the lines of, “Oh okay, well if those haven’t worked as well as you desired, here’s what more you can do.” No. In fact, every time it’s either a blank face, an overwhelmed face, a bored face, or even a threatened face, and then complete change of subject or a reversion to patent basics, again and again. It was mutually frustrating and resource depleting.
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.
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.
Before I met Fabienne, I was not aware of many things. I hardly knew my gifted/very sensitive and neurodiverse side, which I kept ignoring out of habit, ignorance, insecurity. The work with Fabienne addressed exactly this part of my inner being, which remained hidden for a long time and needs support in ‘coming out’ and growing, building up self-esteem. This has strengthened me on many levels, especially because in Fabienne I found someone who could be a mirror to myself – to my needs, perceptions. I felt heard and supported and I knew, I am not alone in my path finding myself.
I experience Fabienne as very dedicated, focused and listening, she understands very well from her own experience how complex and different one’s own perception can be and she has encouraged me to pursue this.
Bevor ich Fabienne traf, war mir vieles gar nicht bewusst. Meine begabte/sehr sensible und neurodiverse Seite kannte ich bis dato kaum, hatte sie aus Gewohnheit, Unwissenheit, Unsicherheit immer wieder ignoriert. Die Arbeit mit Fabienne hat genau diesen Teil im inneren Sein angesprochen, der lange versteckt blieb und nun Unterstützung dabei braucht, um “herauszukommen” und zu wachsen, ein Selbstwertgefühl aufzubauen. Das hat mich auf vielen Ebenen gestärkt, vor allem weil ich in Fabienne jemanden gefunden habe, der mir selbst – in meinen Bedürfnissen – ein Spiegel sein konnte und damit dem Wunsch, damit nicht allein zu sein, Halt gegeben wurde.
Fabienne erlebe ich als sehr aufmerksam, konzentriert und zuhörend, sie versteht es sehr gut aus eigener Erfahrung wie komplex und anders die eigene Wahrnehmung sein kann und sie hat mich darin bestärkt, diesem nachzugehen.
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!
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 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.
The work I do with Karin has helped me articulate who I am and has in a way, given me permission to step in to that identity. On top of being incredibly knowledgeable as a gifted coach, she is gracious and kind which creates a space where I feel safe, and seen. I’m incredibly grateful that I get the opportunity to work with Karin and would highly, highly recommend her.
For the first few years after learning I was gifted, determining my level of giftedness seemed like something unnecessary to pursue. It was enough to know why I was different. But after talking to Jen, I discovered that identifying my level was actually a necessary key for unlocking the ways in which I mask my giftedness, not only from others, but also from myself. Thanks to Jen’s insights, I’m making meaningful progress in understanding my gifted needs and nature. If you’d like to move to the next level of connecting with your gifted self, I recommend Jen as an excellent guide!
Working with Karin in intuitive coaching was super powerful for me. Her energy work was not only remarkably accurate but also helped us to get into the heart of something that I’ve been trying to get at for some time. The images she evoked helped me visualise the impact something that it feels like I have been struggling with for a lifetime and not only validated my feelings about it but helped me see some ways that I could move forward and explore making some changes to how it operates in my life for myself.
Connecting with Karin was life-changing. It’s been great to hear that I’m not crazy and that most of the things that happen to me are shared by others. Finding my identity is sometimes confusing and pushes me to confront some things I’ve never confronted. It’s great to do this with someone supporting me, at my pace. I love the fact that Karin is just there when you need it, with a tailored coaching method, not pushing me with a pre-established way of working. Every time we finish a session I have a smile and I feel peaceful, back on track. It’s been a great process and I’m excited for what’s coming. If you are looking for a coach, I can’t recommend Karin enough.