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, Ronnie Grandell and Marie-Paule Haefliger to their team.
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, entrepreneurs, artists, performers, managers, work teams, couples, and families; we also offer mentoring for professionals in the gifted field. We work in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Finnish and Swedish.
Each of us has a variety of projects, including upcoming books on giftedness, an online global community for gifted people, a published book on self-compassion, courses, blogs, articles, and so on…
Check our individual coaching pages for 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
Jennifer Harvey Sallin has created the InterGifted platform to help gifted people around the world connect. We are a 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. Come co-create with us!
For those of you who don’t speak Finnish, “Itsemyötätunto” means Self-Compassion, and it’s one of Ronnie’s specialties. His new book shows us how we can learn to treat ourselves more like a dear friend…learn more.
“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!”
“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.”
“I don’t get scared easily, but before my first session with Jennifer I was scared – scared that leaving my job to launch my “side” business full time would be “boring” because I would be doing the same thing day after day. In that first hour with Jennifer, she challenged me to look at the problem differently and made me realize that I was a lot more suited to working in “bursts”, implementing project after project rather than having a daily routine. She changed my whole perspective that day, and after one year of working with her I can tell you it was not just a lucky shot.”
“In the time I’ve spent working with Jen, I’ve learned many things. Of these lessons learned the most important to me was learning to accept that life is full of positive experiences and negative experiences, positive people and negative people. Many of the variables in our lives are not within our control. We can’t control everything that happens, and we can’t control how other people act. The only thing we can control is ourselves and the way we react to life’s many circumstances. Jen helped me learn how to accept myself, and my life fully. She taught me to accept that the worst may happen but to go out and live my life anyway because a life of fear is not really a life at all. Jen helped me to take control of my life again and in doing so I got my life back.”
“Jen, thank you. She has been great to work with. She brings great synergy and insights. She has helped me bring a lot more conscious awareness into my life both personally and professionally. Now I look forward to a lot more ‘ah-ha’ moments, versus ‘I am not sure what just happened’ moments.”
Coaching and Guidance for the Unique, Gifted and Curious