Mindquest Coaching

Personalized Coaching Services for High Potential Children, Teens and their Families
Are you living in a community that doesn’t provide specialized services for gifted children or their families?

Have you read everything you can find about raising gifted children and it still isn’t enough to help you and your family?

Do you receive unhelpful judgments from family, friends and teachers who don’t understand gifted children and their unique needs?

Do you feel like you are alone in your struggles to help your intense or sensitive gifted child?
Coaching is a personalized service you can receive from a distance to meet your goals and support your family to live a less stressful life and understand the wholeness of what it means to be gifted.

Raising gifted, talented or creative children and teens can be a complex endeavor. There are often many complicated situations that arise due to high sensitivities, intensities and sometimes low executive functioning that create daily life challenges for gifted children or teens and their families. Sometimes school becomes a stressful place for gifted children and teens and they become at risk for underachievement.
Many questions arise when raising gifted children about how they are different, where to find information and resources, how to apply that information to your own situation and what to do when you are stuck and can’t find options to support your family.

Parents can develop “chronic caregiving stress” when their gifted child has high needs. It often takes specialized expertise from someone who understands raising gifted children to find a path out of this cycle of stress.

MindQuest Coaching is available to improve executive functioning skills including self-regulation, flexibility, transitions, concentration. In other words, be able to calm down, get stuff done and do what is expected with increased calmness
MindQuest Coaching has been tested with hundreds of children, teens and parents over the last decade in groups provided by Anne in the twin cities of Minnesota. This curriculum is now available customized for each child and family over video-conferencing.
Goals may include
*Developing an executive functioning skill practice plan for home and school
*Understanding the intensities, sensitivities and the special social and emotional needs of giftedness 
*Developing a family calming plan to reduce stress and conflicts
*Understanding and supporting the twice-exceptional (2e) child: The many faces of 2e children
*Specialized parenting strategies to manage gifted children who are highly emotional – intense, sensitive or explosive
* Strategies to boost resilience of gifted kids 
*Supporting the highly creative, sensitive and emotionally gifted child
*Supporting the intense, persistent, highly active, assertive (sometimes aggressive) gifted child
*Strategies to help the intellectually intense, inflexible gifted child
*Helping gifted teens when they pull away, lose motivation and struggle to succeed
*Supporting gifted teens and young adults who are transitioning or challenged by college work 
Gifted Adult Coaching is customized for your unique life situation 

*How to feel more fulfilled as a gifted adult/parent/caregiver even if you have struggled your entire life to find your place.
*Anne provides specialized coaching for highly creative individuals who want to work through blocks to their creativity
*Customized personal or professional goals to meet your needs

Disclaimer: There will be a screening process to determine if coaching is the right level of service for you. Although Anne Tyler, MS, LMFT is a psychotherapist, she is only licensed to provide therapy services in Minnesota. She provides coaching services by phone and video-conferencing to clients living outside of Minnesota anywhere in the world.

Coaching involves setting individualized goals and receiving education, support and information to accomplish those goals. Coaching can help with the development of skills and customizing parenting strategies. Coaching is not a replacement for therapy and some situations are more appropriate for therapy. Coaching does not provide treatment for conditions such as anxiety, depression or ADHD. If at any time you are receiving coaching services and your situation would benefit more from therapy, you will be referred to local therapy services.