Jen is InterGifted's founding director. She is a psychologist, coach and mentor, trainer, and writer dedicated to raising awareness about giftedness and twice-/multi-exceptionality (2e/me) in adulthood and meaningfully supporting gifted/2e/me people in their personal and social development. She has specialized in supporting gifted adults for the last decade, and in 2015, she created InterGifted to allow gifted people to socially engage in meaningful ways and to personally develop in community. Learn more about why Jen started InterGiftedhere.
She's working on a few books on giftedness now, and writes for InterGifted's blog and her own Rediscovering Yourself blog. Jen wants to help gifted and 2e/me people understand how their unique minds work, so that they can create meaningful relationships, work, and self-compassion. She's had to work hard in her own life to create these things for herself, and knows how much support it takes. Read a bit about her personal gifted journey here. For a more complete bio, visit her personal page at Rediscovering Yourself.
Aside from her work on giftedness, together with Karin Eglinton, Jen is working on a global initiative for determined and compassionate action in response to the climate emergency. Learn more and join them at I Heart Earth.
Karin Eglinton is InterGifted's community leader and is a coach, mentor, assessor and teacher for gifted and 2e/me people. She administrates our InterGifted online community and our HEPG group, leads community and initiative development, and provides leadership development mentoring for our network coaches and mentors. As part of our assessment team, Karin offers qualitative giftedness assessments. Additionally, she teaches workshops and courseson gifted development and gifted-specific relational skills; and in individual coaching and mentoring, she helps clients create a roadmap for their personal development journey and supports them on the path.
Karin has been in the personal development field, working with neurodiverse populations and serving in leadership roles for most of her adult life. In addition to being formally trained in the visual arts and spiritual development, she has gone through extensive training with Jennifer Harvey Sallin to specialize in coaching, mentoring, assessing and teaching in the gifted population. She has devoted many years of her life exploring relational psychology, attachment, trauma healing (especially somatic approaches), and how connecting with nature supports a healthy and meaningful life, and now applies those insights to gifted-specific personal development. You can learn more about some of her work on relationships here and her work on gifted trauma healing here.
Her goal is to support her gifted/2e/me peers in the world to maturely cultivate their life-systems (the ecosystems within which they are nested) to encourage full integration of their giftedness and twice-/multi-exceptionality. To explore working with Karin in coaching, mentoring, assessments or courses, email her at email@example.com.
See above for information on Karin's work with Jen on our I Heart Earth initiative.
JAY SLOTH EZZY
Jay Sloth Ezzy is InterGifted’s resource coordinator for our coaching, mentoring, assessments, and therapy search & advocacy services. They also support Jen in the day-to-day operations of InterGifted, and Karin as moderator of our adult peer community and HEPG group.
Jay began offering peer to peer mental health support at age 17, trained in psychology, and now supports their gifted peers in finding gifted/2e/me-friendly and knowledgeable mental health support. They are passionate about helping people find genuinely attuned support in a system that is not designed for neurodiverse individuals - this includes navigating hospitalization, advocating for gifted-specific support, and avoiding and recovering from misdiagnosis and/or psychiatric abuse. They are currently in training with Jen to become a gifted-specific coach & mentor and aim to provide support for gifted people seeking to thrive in their gender exploration and expression, and healthy sexuality.
Jay also supports Jen's and Karin's I Heart Earth initiative by offering therapy and coaching searches for people processing climate grief and wanting to make a positive difference for the planet. Learn more about that here.
To reach out to Jay for gifted/2e/me therapy search and advocacy, or to explore coaching, mentoring, assessments or other InterGifted services, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
InterGIfted is supported by a team of people who help keep our gifted ecosystem alive and evolving.
Jen's husband Aurélien is involved in the strategic planning, awareness raising, community management, and coaching network aspects of InterGifted.
InterGifted coach Merlin Györy assists Karin and Jay in the leadership and moderating of the InterGifted community. You can learn more about Merlin here.
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And many other people volunteer to lead our peer groups and otherwise support InterGifted and our growing community.
If you'd like to contribute your time, talent, skills or funding, let us know!