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
“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 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.”
“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!”
“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.”
Catch it on the bounce and rise to heights never achieved before.
As you soar ever higher, have faith that, forever more, you will achieve.’
“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!”
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 🙂 ).
“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