“Michelle is one of the most clinically skilled, resourceful, functional social workers I have ever had the opportunity to work with. Michelle’s ability to identify core issues, develop measurable goals and coach individuals to make permanent change in their life is absolutely remarkable.”
JENNIFER HARVEY SALLIN
Psychologist, Coach & Mentor providing:
Coaching & Mentoring for the Highly, Exceptionally & Profoundly Gifted
Assessments, Workshops & Courses for the Gifted
Training & Mentoring Helping Professionals Who Support the Gifted
Social Worker, Coach & Mediator providing:
Support for Couples & Families dealing with Giftedness and other Challenges
Coaching for Kids & Adults dealing with Giftedness and other Challenges
Mediation for Families in Transition, such as Separation and Divorce
Sociologist, Life & Career Coach providing:
Career & Life Coaching for Young Gifted Professionals
Specializing in Supporting Gifted People in Research & Academia
Life Coaching for Gifted Adults for Self-Awareness and Self-Acceptance
WHAT IS GIFTEDNESS?
Giftedness is a mind construction – a way we take in the world, perceive and organize it. That construction is statistically uncommon, in terms of speed, complexity and intensity, and many gifted people don’t recognize they are gifted because they think everyone else is like them. The way a gifted person expresses their giftedness depends on many factors, such as type (intellectual only, or intellectual plus emotional, creative, and so on), level (mild, moderate, high, exceptional or profound), presence of other challenges (such as learning disabilities or neurological abnormalities), and the amount of support, recognition, appreciation and mirroring they’ve had in their lives. In other words, giftedness does not always look the same and is not a one-size-fits-all concept. Each gifted person’s mind comes with its own unique challenges and opportunities, and that’s what we help our gifted clients to embrace and constructively co-create with in their lives!
ABOUT OUR WORK
“I would describe Sandra as an open and inspiring person. I would often find myself knocking on her door, not just because she had the expertise I needed to help me complete a particular task, but because she always made me feel that bit better about doing it. With a rare ability to see people in a holistic way, and to connect together many aspects of work and life into a broader understanding, I have valued her contributions enormously. I find her approach to challenges and change to be positive; she focuses on choice and empowerment for herself and others.”
“Jen, I sincerely thank you. Your insight into my mind, heart, body and soul rings ever so true to me. I wanted to change because I knew that the way I was living was destructive. My problem however was finding a way to make lasting changes. No matter how hard I tried I’d always fall back into the same routine, to repeat the same schemas. Thank you for giving me a sense of better understanding so that I may live my life for ME!”
Career coaching with Sandra has helped me focus my attention on the values and conditions of highest relevance in work and on how to have a fulfilling professional life. With her targeted questions, the necessary questioning and her incomparable intuition and sensitivity, Sandra supports and accompanies you in the pursuit of your answers. Coaching with her has given me the confidence to follow my findings and to have a career today that makes me truly happy. To anyone who wants to pursue their self-chosen values and dreams in work – I highly recommend coaching with Sandra.
“I was feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed by the future. Jen helped me to think about the different paths that I might take, and taught me how to evaluate the choices. Thanks to her insight, advice, and unique methods, I learned to be confident about my future, and not to regret the paths that I cannot follow. Thanks, Jen!”
I have spent an insightful and formative year with Sandra as my career coach. During this year I have proceeded with my studies and got an offer for a very challenging and rewarding job as a CEO of an architecture and engineering bureau. I am very grateful to Sandra who has been guiding me with her precise and thoughtful questions towards bold decisions and intense self-development. She is goal-oriented and very good at tailoring her coaching to the specific client. I warmly recommend her (as long as she still has time for me 🙂 ).
Coaching and Guidance for the Unique, Gifted and Curious