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.
“Ronnie has helped me build confidence in myself and my abilities. I can honestly say that I have never had anyone else in my entire life “get me” as quickly as Ronnie seemed to. He mixes professionalism and personality perfectly, makes me feel very comfortable during our sessions and allows me to be me. He is patient when I need time and space, yet also knows when to encourage me when I need that boost in confidence. He pushed me to think deeper and reflect from different perspectives. I’ve also enjoyed our moments of fun light-heartedness, despite some heavy topics.”
“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.”
“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 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
Coaching and Guidance for the Unique, Gifted and Curious