Who is Rediscovering Yourself?
Jennifer Harvey Sallin and Michelle Quarton founded Rediscovering Yourself in 2011 to provide guidance and coaching to gifted people; since then, they have welcomed coaches Sandra Pfluger, and Ronnie Grandell to their team. Marie-Paule Haefliger is currently transitioning to her own practice.
We are trained in coaching, with advanced degrees in psychology, social work, and sociology; sub-specializations include giftedness, entrepreneurship, leadership, performance, creativity, spirituality, self-compassion, the science of happiness, and so on. We work together and separately, blending our specialties and points of view creatively and meaningfully, in order to provide the most balanced and comprehensive guidance to our clients.
We offer coaching for gifted individuals and groups, entrepreneurs, leaders, academics, artists, performers, executives, couples, and families; we also offer mentoring for coaches and professionals in the gifted field. We work in the following languages: English (all), French & Italian (Jen), German (Sandra), and Finnish & Swedish (Ronnie).
Each of us has a variety of projects, including an online global community for gifted people, books on self-compassion and giftedness, interviews & talks, blogs & articles, workshops & group coachings, and so on…
Check our individual coaching pages for more details.
What is Giftedness?
A gifted mind is more intense and complex than the norm (mentally, emotionally, creatively), and comes the joy of having widely divergent interests and talents; it also comes with the frustration of struggling to meaningfully unify all the divergent interests, and the difficulty of keeping things simple.
People with gifted minds have a rather non-linear way of processing information. It is said that they “skip-step” or “meta-think” instead of following more common linear step-by-step thought processes. They tend to complexify simple things in order to detect patterns. From others’ point of view, it can look like they are “over-thinking” or “over-analyzing”, and they are often told to “Stop thinking so much!”
They sometimes struggle to find their place socially, as their natural thought processes and way of seeing the world seem to differ from those around them in quantitative and qualitative ways, and thus communicating what’s in their mind can be challenging.
Channeled appropriately, a gifted person’s intensity and complexity can result in brilliance; mismanaged or misunderstood, it can be a hindrance and a burden. Our goal in coaching is to help gifted people understand their minds, and to learn to work with and enjoy their natural flow.
Visit our blog to learn more about giftedness.
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A network hub of connection and support for gifted people
Founded by Jennifer Harvey Sallin, InterGifted is global community of people who have highly creative, complex and unusually active minds. We connect professionally and personally in group conversations, peer collaborations, peer interest groups, and other inspiring and unconventional events and projects.
Ronnie Grandell at TEDx Turku
“Michelle’s invaluable counsel and direction helped put our son’s feet on the right path at a crucial time in his life. She also helped us, as parents, more effectively parent our son. She came up with effective strategies to positively reinforce our son’s accomplishments in ways we never would have thought of on our own.”
“Coaching with Ronnie has been a delight. My energy and aliveness has returned, I’ve gotten lots of insights and food for thought about myself and my direction in life.”
“Thank you for all the help you have provided me. You have a great future in front of you, because in your job you need most of all, empathy. And I think you have this very important characteristic.”
“Ronnie has a fantastic attitude and skill level. He is sincere, compassionate and honest. He really knows how to make me think and see the connections I’ve been looking past all my life, all the while feeling safe and accepted. What can I say, it just works.”
“Jen and I cut to the chase, we bulldoze through my complicated life to make sure the focus stays, all in just one hour’s time. She is flexible to work with, quick and prepared. Being unique gives you that edge, but it will put you in a lonely spot. It’s why I need Jennifer on my side. Thanks again, Jen!”
“Coaching with Ronnie exceeded my expectations in so many ways. I felt there was something of value that I had learned, noticed or figured out after every session. I have had a coach once earlier and a mentor twice before, but these experiences were nowhere near as effective and practical as the coaching with Ronnie. He was able to follow me and keep the discussions on track, even when faced with the most abstract ideas and thoughts from my side. Through the coaching I have learned to ask myself the right questions, which in turn helps me to figure things out on my own and be more successful in my endeavors. Throughout the coaching process I got to see glimpses of myself through Ronnie’s eyes, which I think was valuable. This has helped me be kinder to myself and to see the value in the things I do. My self-confidence has been boosted to a new level, and I now have the strength to trust my instincts and myself more.”
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.
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you Ronnie. You listened to me and understood me in a way I haven’t experienced before. I always felt stronger and more whole after our sessions, and now I’m moving in the direction I want to go in life.”
Coaching and Guidance for the Unique, Gifted and Curious