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.
“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, I just wanted to tell you that I’m extremely grateful that I’ve found you on my path at this moment of my life. I could have stayed prisoner of my old limiting way of thinking for 10 more years. Your genuine and professional coaching is for me a powerful tool for rapid transformation. Thank you!”
“It has been a true privilege to work with Jen. I can honestly say that no one has ever gotten me the way she does; she really understands me and is highly compassionate. I’ve never felt as safe talking about my frantic inner world as I feel with her. Jen has a remarkable intuitive touch that is hard to describe, which she combines with lots of experience, knowledge and preparation for each session. When we started the coaching process I felt overwhelmed and lost in life, things looked great on the outside and I was doing a ton of stuff, but on the inside I felt scattered and disheartened; “is this all there is?” Luckily things are changing, and changing fast, paradoxically by slowing down. Coaching with Jen isn’t just about action-planning, it goes to a deeper level of changing yourself and your surrounding world by finding and expressing who and what you are at your core. This has been more profound than I could have possibly imagined! You’ll need to experience it yourself to really understand it, and I highly recommend that you do!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“I’m happy to recommend Ronnie as a coach. He is very compassionate, warm and an incredible listener. He makes me feel calm and safe during our coaching conversations, and he challenges me with questions and well-timed moments of silence when he allows my mind to sort through the surface stuff and arrive at core answers. Ronnie has helped me see my potential and strengths, many of which I wasn’t aware of before we started out. Our conversations has given me new perspectives, inspiration, energy and belief in myself and my direction.”
Coaching and Guidance for the Unique, Gifted and Curious