OUR SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY OF GIFTED PEERS
Finding gifted and twice- or multi-exceptional peers is not always easy, but InterGifted was created to change that! For the last three years, we have cultivated and curated a wonderfully supportive and dynamic community of 650+ gifted adults (and growing). We meet on Facebook in a moderated secret group. There, you can discuss giftedness and personal and professional development in the safety of peers who get you, and simply learn to enjoy your unique mind as you are (perhaps, finally) among others who share the same high intensity, complexity and drive as you. Come join us!
FIND GIFTED PEERS
in our community of over 600 gifted people around the world
ask your gifted peers about their experiences, insights and feedback
through adequate social mirroring and deep discussions
connect with people who understand and appreciate your unusual mind
How would I benefit from belonging to a supportive gifted group?
Giftedness can be lonely and challenging because statistically giftedness is very rare (less than 10% of the population). It can be hard to find true peers, and gifted people often feel to some measure like aliens or outcasts in normal social life. Yet we all need appropriate mirroring and to find our tribe, and InterGifted's community offers that to gifted and 2e people everywhere in the world. Mentally speaking, gifted people often work more by "skip-stepping" and "meta-thinking" through ideas and feelings rather than following the more common step-by-step thought processes of non-gifted people. So when gifted people engage with their gifted peers, they find their mental complexity and intensity mirrored back to them. It is suddenly easier to go at their natural speed and to stop holding back!
What can I expect from your peer community?
You can look forward to connecting with over 600 of your gifted peers around the globe. Because we work hard to keep the group a strong, encouraging, creative, inspiring and edifying place to be, you can feel safe reaching out for help, discussing your gifted struggles in life, at work, in relationships. You can ask questions and expect to get lots of helpful feedback from our community members, and sometimes even from our InterGifted coaches and mentors. You can also expect to make friends and find potential collaborators and other resources that will enrich your life even beyond the bounds of our group. This group combines all levels of giftedness; if you are highly, exceptionally or profoundly gifted, consider joining our HEPG group as well.
What if I'm not sure I'm gifted? Do you require proof?
If you're not sure you're gifted, you may want to read up on it, such as our article What is Giftedness?. If you still don't feel sure, you are welcome to schedule an assessment session with us to help you evaluate your possible giftedness. We do not do IQ testing, and we do not require an IQ score for entry into our group. We rely on you to be aware of whether and to what degree the description fits - but of course, we're happy to help you evaluate that. If so, just send us an email via the contact form below or via our assessments page and we'll be happy to meet you.
HOW IT WORKS: Our community connects via a secret Facebook group (secret Facebook groups remain hidden from public view, keep your participation visible only to fellow group members, and are “invite-only”). If you don't have a Facebook profile, you are welcome to create a "dummy" profile just for your participation in our group.
COST: 40 Swiss Francs, one-time fee.
TO JOIN: Send us your payment of 40 Swiss Francs via our PAYPAL PAYLINK (be sure to include the email address connected with your Facebook profile, in the notes section of your Paypal payment), and you'll receive an invite from us within two days. If you have any questions or trouble making payment or receiving your invite, or if you are already a member and want more info, check out our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP ME EVALUATE MY GIFTEDNESS
Thank you InterGifted for providing such a unique and well suited coaching setup for your target audience. Being able to mix and match from the group of coaches has in itself been inspiring and has provided me with renewed hope and energy. I have been searching for an appropriate coach for quite some time and had never found someone that I felt would understand all of the aspects that I wanted to discuss.
Thanks to Jen’s insights, I’m making meaningful progress in understanding my gifted needs and nature. If you’d like to move to the next level of connecting with your gifted self, I recommend Jen as an excellent guide!
The typical common sense wisdom doesn’t work for gifted people, not because we’re necessarily better, but because we see, think, and feel about things with much greater complexity than others. Having a coach who understands this and has spent years of study and effort figuring out what works is invaluable on your quest.
I finally feel like I can go at my speed and I don’t have to slow down or explain everything – my coach just gets me. This is a game-changer for me!
I was so relieved to discover that something like gifted coaching exists! I’ve had help from many other therapists and coaches over the years, with only partial results. Now for the first time in my life, I feel like someone understands me, and I’ve made more progress in two sessions than I had in all my years of therapy! Thank you so much.
The way in which Jen communicates on an energetic level, being compassionate and driven and fully capable of viewing not just a fragment of me but holistically approaching triggering events, changed my disillusionment regarding helpful guidance into deep trust and utmost gratitude…Issues that seem to pose specific problems to highly gifted persons are no challenge for her and she will honestly and passionately provide insight in all these matters.
Thank you so much for what you do. I was so confused about my identity, and learning about giftedness has been incredibly healing. I no longer feel alone and I have hope now, because I’ve figured out what I need help for and I know where it get it. This is such an amazing journey of self-discovery and recovery!
It’s fantastic! Willem’s knowledge of giftedness is enormous, which helps a lot in understanding myself in context, plus understanding the context itself better. His way of coaching…is an adventurous journey into learning about all aspects of giftedness that are useful for you in your given situation.
It has been very valuable to put some focus my intensities and how they can work for me and not against me. It is brilliant to have someone on the other side of the world cheering for me, believing in me and making sure that I progress and don’t get side-tracked. And the best part: I can be myself and not hold back.
This is the first time I have met a person who can understand my mind and my abilities; explain needs and ways to work. It has been a huge help in my professional life. Jen is the first person who acknowledged just how different my mind is. If you are on the higher range of giftedness, I can highly recommend this service. I feel like an extremely rare, colorful bird finally released into its natural habitat.
Being able to talk with someone with the same level and thinking speed as well as with the same humor, is important as a highly gifted individual. During the deep discussions we had…I felt understood, challenged and supported to take my possibilities to the next level.
InterGifted is run by people who actually know what it’s like to have a complex or intense mind, and many of the coaches were drawn to this work precisely because they were once ‘coachees’ and saw first hand what coaching could do for them. The bottom line is, had InterGifted coaching been available when I was young, it could have saved me from decades of personal struggle. You owe it to yourself to see what it can do for you.
If you’re considering coaching but haven’t decided, my recommendation is to JUST DO IT! Yes you’re smart, and over time you could figure it out all on your own, but that’s just the point: your time is worth something – a lot more than what you will pay your coach… One coaching session with Jen was the equivalent of at least 2 months of reading, searching, journaling, pondering, and experimenting on my own.
I’ve been blessed and guided to meet my IG coach, which has started a new journey for me that I never thought was an option: finding out that all this time, what I thought, felt and experienced was not madness but a gift that wasn’t recognized and nurtured.