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, 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, 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
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
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 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.”
“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.”
Coaching and Guidance for the Unique, Gifted and Curious