What Is High Intelligence Coaching?
High Intelligence coaching is for Gifted Adults who struggle with the challenges of high IQ. Being highly intelligent is a gift and a curse and managing it can extremely difficult. In this blog, I will explain my job and the things I do to help highly intelligent people.
TOYOTA OR FERRARI
I use this analogy for all my clients. Where ‘regular’ people drive Toyota’s, highly intelligent people drive Ferrari’s. Ferrari’s are extremely powerful machines with tons of potential, but if you don’t know how to manage that potential, you’re likely to run all that power right into a wall.
Toyota’s on the other hand, while less powerful, are trustworthy and don’t need that much maintenance or care. They usually will get you from A to B without any big problems.
Highly intelligent people have access to this incredible machine but without knowing how to manage it, it becomes a danger instead of a benefit. If they don’t learn to properly manage their car, the good ol’ Toyota will eventually pass them by.
WHO HAS THE ANSWERS?
When a highly intelligent child grows up and goes through their educational career they either manage to whistle through their early years with minimal effort or they struggle and get offered many ‘professionals.’ The kid is already intellectually developed in such a way that it can avoid dealing with difficult questions and (unknowingly) manipulate their support system around them. They do this for many reasons, some of which I will explain in an upcoming blog, but mostly to protect themselves and their environment from being a burden.
This is just one of the deeply traumatic experiences a young gifted child can go through, which can have a deep impact long into their adult life.
During this time they can also experience deep sense of loneliness. Around 5% of the world is estimated to be highly intelligent, and intelligence is a spectrum, so chances that you find someone that recognizes your challenges AND potential, is slim to none.
So they have to start to accept the fact that they are going to have to figure this out on their own,