Fully Yourself

Self-Assured & Growing Into Gifted



You’re ready to elevate yourself and your quality of life. Ready to move beyond self-help books, you’re looking for a way to embody your gifts and turn your life from good enough to excellent.

Gifted, talented, creative, asynchronous, overexcitable, twice exceptional, highly sensitive, intense, quirky… You see yourself in this list? Your teenager?

You’ve had people tell you that you overthink things, that you’re too sensitive or too intense. That you need to settle down. That you have to accept mediocrity. That less than excellent is ‘just the way it is’.
For a while you got used to the idea that you would just feel like an outsider and that you ought to try harder to fit in. It didn’t take too long for the unsustainability of that notion to become clear.

So you camouflaged yourself, consciously toning down your curiosity, your conscientiousness. Adopting social norms even though they never felt like they fit you.

A nonconformist trying to find success and acceptance in systems that too often reject those who won’t get with their program.

Subconsciously, all that camouflaging takes an enormous toll. Suppressing your best self can lead to all sorts of depressing and confusing outcomes. Not developing your talents and abilities can lead anyone to deep dissatisfaction with life.

I specialize in coaching gifted teens, adults, and families. Not least because I see myself in that list, and 18 years of work with gifted clients has taught me that our needs are different from about 98% of the population.


Fully Yourself is a dynamic process. Instead of the packages that other coaches try to sell you, we will build the frequency and duration that makes the most sense for you and your needs.

We’ll work together in person or online, and you will grow.

The first step is to contact me. Tell me something about yourself and your goals for coaching. We’ll set up a phone consultation, so you can have all of your questions answered. Together we’ll discern whether Fully Yourself is a good fit for you and whether you’re a good fit for Fully Yourself!

Then you’ll have options of how best to proceed. We can tailor the course to your needs and budget.

Through Fully Yourself, you or your teen will:


  • Assess and Explore your gifted experience. What are your strengths, your overexcitabilities, your thinking styles, your learning styles, your twice exceptionalities.
  • Grow awareness of your gifted mind.
  • Gain greater understanding of what giftedness means in your life.
  • Learn about gifted intensities & how to harness them to best serve your vision.
  • Gain clarity in regard to your personal vision of a successful life. What are your values, beliefs, and rules for living?
  • Create an intentional process to embody your values in your life.
  • Test your ideas and create a plan.
  • Implement your plan.
  • Feel a greater sense of focus and efficacy. 
  • Implement your plan.
  • Emerge from living small to living a life of fulfillment.
  • Become Fully Yourself
Maybe you’ve looked at other coaches, and you’re returning to this page. Maybe you’ve tried everything you can think of, and now you’re searching for a coach for the first time. Either way, you’re reaching out and hoping I can be helpful.

You’re feeling a need to move beyond what’s holding you back. You want a life that is full and fulfilling. A meaningful life where you feel connected to others. A life where you can be fully yourself.

Your coach needs to be able to recognize you – SEE you. Gifted people are misunderstood. You can go for years, even decades, without knowing why you feel so different. You can feel like no one gets you. Your strengths can be pathologized by a world that doesn’t understand you. Your perfectionism, sensitivity, and intensity are too often judged as too much.

Finding a coach who sees your strengths and understands the possibilities they can help to create? Essential. Finding a coach who knows that being gifted is its own path? Crucial.

Your strengths are extraordinary. Your wiring is different. You operate in a society that isn’t oriented to honing and harnessing your abilities. You exist on the narrow end of the bell curve, frequently feeling like a stranger in a strange land.

When we work together, you will feel understood, accepted, respected, and SEEN. You can expect a coach who will meet you where you are.

I will recognize your strengths and your struggles from the standpoint of someone who’s been there. Understanding the context of living gifted is essential for any coach to be able to work with you effectively.

You may have flown under the radar in high school and underachieved in college. You may not have felt empowered by your professors, managers, family, or friends. And as for camouflaging your intensity in order to fit in? That’s what I did.

Now you’re ready to put a stop to all that hiding and become fully yourself.

You may have given up on school altogether. You may have become fascinated with drugs and alcohol as a way to explore consciousness, to have friends, or to turn down the volume on the intensity of your experience. You may have turned to apathy or nihilism rather than feel the pain of caring so much.

Now you’re ready to excel and apply your gifts to your passions. Your ready to inhabit meaning and purpose in your life.

You may have chosen a path of high achievement – Straight A’s, all the sports, all the clubs – and now you’re wondering why it hasn’t left you feeling fulfilled. Somehow, despite all that success, it still feels like you’re falling short.

Now you’re ready to go deeper into who you are and what’s important to you. You’re ready to embody a new definition of success.

Let’s do this.

I look forward to connecting and learning more about you.


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