Who is Rediscovering Yourself?
We are a group of gifted coaches who support gifted adults. Jennifer Harvey Sallin and Michelle Quarton founded the group in 2011, and work together with coaches Sandra Pfluger and Ronnie Grandell. Marie-Paule Haefliger is currently transitioning to her own practice.
RDY coaches 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 collectively and individually to provide the most balanced and comprehensive guidance to our clients.
We offer coaching, courses and workshops for mildly to profoundly gifted individuals for personal, professional and family support. We also offer mentoring for coaches and professionals in the gifted field (languages: English, French, Italian, German, Finnish & Swedish)
- Jen’s courses, workshops & groups
- Our books, blogs, interviews, talks
- Jen’s global connection project for gifted adults: InterGifted
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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connection + support for gifted people
Come join InterGifted – global community of gifted people founded by Jennifer Harvey Sallin. We connect professionally and personally in group conversations, peer collaborations, peer interest groups, and other inspiring and unconventional events and projects.
“Michelle has helped my clients successfully navigate what has been some of the most difficult periods of their lives. She is reliable and conscientious with her practice, and thorough and timely with her reports. I always find Michelle to uphold the highest professional and ethical standards in treating her clients. She is a pleasure to work with.”
“Michelle is an excellent listener, quick to assess issues that need to be addressed. She employs a deliberate and consistent analytical approach assisting you gently through the problem solving process. Michelle does not provide you the answer, her strength is she guides you so that you determine the best solution for your own unique situation.”
“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.”
“Michelle is an amazing person to work with. She is knowledgeable about resources and helps people navigate the mental health system. She guides you through the process without telling you what to do or how to do it.”
“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.”
“Hiring a personal coach was something I was very hesitant about doing. I did not have confidence that whoever I chose would be able to really understand me as a person yet a businessman. In no time my fears were put at ease. Jennifer had amazing insight into me. Often times in the past I have felt alone, isolated and a bit of an outcast. After a few sessions I began to understand myself better and not feel at all like an outcast. I realized there were many people out there just like me. People with the same fears and worries who just needed the tools to handle them properly and put them in the proper perspective. That alone alleviated quite a bit of stress. But just as important was the caring that Jennifer showed. This was something I was not anticipating. Oftentimes she will email me to say she was thinking of me and wanted to know how I was doing. Whenever I have a question I can email her and know I’ll get a quick response and not be ‘on the clock’ for doing so. In this day and age where it seems so many people are just about the money, Jennifer is not. She TRULY cares.”
“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.”
“I am so grateful to have crossed paths with Jen at this time in my life. I have been feeling stunted, lost and very confused about who I am and what I want for me. With Jen’s gentle guidance and caring support, it is all becoming more clear. I finally feel like I can begin to embrace the sunshine and start growing again.”
Coaching and Guidance for the Unique, Gifted and Curious