We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.      Konrad Adenauer
In Arizona on Interstate 10 going to Phoenix. Photo: Lynne Azpeitia

In the workplace, gifted adults can be perceived as “intimidating” or “threatening” by their colleagues. Gifted adults may report being under-stimulated at work, and unable to comprehend why their ideas that would lead to greater efficiencies or profits for their companies are not acted upon. They may also experience conflicts with co-workers that they do not understand.
— Patricia Turner

Those who are intellectually and creatively gifted usually sense that they are different from other people, but they may lack an understanding of just how they differ. Consequently, they may attribute their differences to real or imagined personal deficiencies rather than to strengths within themselves, with resulting damage to their self-concepts and self-esteem.
C. Suzanne Schneider

Email Lynne or give her a call to have a conversation about the benefits of Coaching or Therapy for Gifted Adults

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.   Aristotle

Business Coaching for Gifted & Creative Adults

Discover Your Unique Advantage & How To Use It 

Understand who you are, where you want to go and how to get there

Coaching Helps You Develop a Game Plan for Life

Take an inventory of your personal resources
Find out how to apply your knowledge 
Grasp new opportunities and Make new choices

Be Confident About What t o Do Next

Leave knowing where you are going and what you need to do

Business coaching for Gifted Adults focuses on 

  • Business development, strategic planning and delegation
  • Powerful communication, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Stress management, professional self-care; work-life balance
  • Dealing with difficult people, situations, challenges or managing a crisis  
  • Navigating transitions, crisis, and changes
  • Developing and launching a new service, product or business
When one expresses a new idea, he or she is a minority of one. This makes the originator very uncomfortable.                                                  Paul Torrance

Lynne's private coaching sessions provide each client with useful information, skills, strategies, solutions and resources that are specifically tailored to individual needs, situations and circumstances of each gifted and creative adult. 

The purpose of  business and career coaching for gifted adults is is to identify their unique gifts, point of view, abilities, and genius and to develop and implement strategies to help each gifted adult client reach their personally identified goals of enhanced performance, success, and personal satisfaction. 

The direction and goals of coaching are determined during the initial phase of coaching. 

The only real risk is the risk of thinking too small.               Frances Moore Lappe          

Coaching may address a wide variety of goals including gifted adult development, specific personal projects, life balance, job performance and satisfaction, career decisions and change or general situations in the client's life, business or relationships.                            

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Curious about how Lynne interacts?  Read this excerpt .....

     "One member of our group, Lynne Azpeitia, is a psychotherapist and coach who specializes in working with gifted and creative adults www.gifted-adults.com. When she gives her feedback, we all listen intently because she’ll point out to us certain behaviors we are exhibiting that are typical of gifted people.
For example, someone asked how you would go about finding a good networking group when there are so many. I responded, “Google ‘networking in Los Angeles’, see what shows up that looks interesting, and go to the meeting. While you’re there, watch how people behave, how you feel in the room and see if it’s a fit. Then look for the warmest, friendliest, happy, successful looking dolphin-type person at the meeting and ask them where else they network. Then go to those meetings.”
Everyone thought that was a great idea, and Lynne jumped in to tell me that was a great piece of advice and should go into an article or a book.
 As I made a note about it, she said, “That’s your genius, Chellie – these things just flow naturally from you. Gifted people aren’t always aware of the things they say and do that are special because it’s normal for them. They think everyone has ideas like that.”

I looked at her and laughed, “Lynne, what a brilliant marketing niche you have invented. All your clients get to feel like they are gifted, creative, and a genius! I sure love getting feedback like that.”
---Chellie Campbell" 

From Chellie Campbell's Blog, read the entire post here

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As your Coach, my job is to help you to take information and skills that you already have and

(1) to make inspired decisions about which changes you would like to make that make your life and work better!
(2) to develop a personal "action plan" in order to make those changes and enjoy the results
(3) to implement your action plan and make the behavioral changes--learn skills, connect with people, take time off,
(4) to develop strategies to maintain the changes you have made.

I support you, encourage you, teach you when you need it, and help you stay "on track" toward your goals.

You, as the Client, set the agenda for your coaching, and your success will depend on your willingness to define and take risks and try new approaches--and enjoy the results!

You can expect me, as your coach, listen deeply, to be honest and direct, asking straightforward questions and using challenging techniques to help you move forward. 

Weekly coaching sessions usually work best, especially for the first twelve sessions, then bi-weekly sessions can be of benefit to those gifted adults who find themselves constrained by budgetary factors.
 Lynne's coaching services are available at her Santa Monica office, by Skype or telephone, or at the client's location. 

Weekly, Bi-weekly and Monthly coaching is available. Packages and prices vary.

Get your questions about Gifted & Creative Adult Coaching answered.  Talk with Lynne Azpeitia about how specialized coaching for gifted adults can help you reach and exceed your personal, professional, relationship, and creative goals.  Don't delay. 

A complimentary brief consultation enables you to experience Lynne's coaching work first-hand so you can see for yourself the benefit of working with her as your coach.  The usual time for this no charge consultation is 20-30 minutes.  After that you'll have a much clearer idea whether hiring Lynne to help you achieve your goals is for you. Lynne will discuss the available coaching packages and fees during the consultation.

If you, your team, organization, corporation, business, or professional association could benefit from business coaching for gifted and creative adults and world like assistance, support or training in:
 • dealing with difficult people 
 • handling challenges & crises
 • stress management
 • developing concrete solutions
 • managing group relationships
 • optimizing performance, and more

If you would like to explore the possibility that Gifted & Creative Adult Coaching may be of benefit to you, e-mail  or call Lynne Azpeitia at (310) 828-7121 to schedule a free phone consultation.  Be sure to include your phone or Skype number in your e-mail.

To get a sense of the Lynne Azpeitia's approach to coaching Gifted & Creative Adults, take a look at her article Successful Coaching and Psychotherapy with Multi-Talented Gifted and Creative Adults

Lynne Azpeitia, MFT
3025 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404 

Coaching, Psychotherapy & Consultation 

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Lynne Azpeitia 
The Gifted Adult Coach


To be of optimum value to the corporate endeavor you must invent enough individuality to counteract the pull of Corporate Gravity, but not so much that you escape that pull altogether. Just enough to stay out of the Hairball.
— Gordon MacKenzie
Give Lynne a call today to have a conversation with her about her Gifted Adult Services

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Photo: Lynne Azpeitia
Rainbow over River Cafe & Cheese Shop in Santa Cruz

We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.
— Earl Nightingale

The ‘Over-Excitable Gifted’: Managing Talent and Five Forms of Excitability
Michael Moffa
In his work with gifted children and adult psychiatric patients, Dabrowski identified five kinds of “excitability” that the exceptional were much more commonly susceptible to, and to a greater degree, than the average. This susceptibility he called “overexcitability” [or “over-excitability” to keep spell-checkers happy].
Defining “overexcitability” as “higher than average responsiveness to stimuli” manifested as reactions that are significantly above-average in intensity, duration, and frequency, Dabrowski and his supporters see
overexcitabilities (OEs) as innate manifestations of unusual receptivity, sensitivity and awareness that leads to what he called “positive disintegration”—personal growth through hyper-sensitivity and battles with one’s self, one’s experiences and one’s various environments.  More

 Orbiting the Giant Hairball  Gordon MacKenzie
Gordon MacKenzie worked at Hallmark for exactly 30 years — to the day. His role was to create for the giant greeting card company. 
 "So create I did," MacKenzie wrote in Orbiting the Giant Hairball:  But during those 30 years, there was not a day when I was not subject to the inexorable pull of Corporate Gravity tug, tug, tugging me toward (and, one unhappy year, right into) the tangle of the Hairball, where the ghosts of past successes outvote original thinking...More

Chellie Campbell
Today’s Affirmation: “I am inspired by my creative vision every day!” Once a month, I hold a Money Mastery Network mastermind group....they are all incredibly talented, smart, creative entrepreneurs as well as loving, kind, and caring friends. Since I don’t take more than 12 people, I always have a waiting list. One meeting, Lynne and Sandra were talking about how they waited for their space for a long time, and when the call came “there’s a space if you want it” they jumped at it. Whoever is participating in the group at any particular time, it is always magical. The deep love and support we have for each other allows each member to be completely authentic, share freely from the well of their creativity, work out problems, cry over tragedies, and get the most intelligent, loving feedback imaginable......More

Highly intelligent and gifted employees - key to innovation?
Frans Corten, Noks Nauta, Sieuwke Ronner
On the basis of our observations in practice, and on the basis of the established physiology of the gifted, we believe that gifted individuals possess far more creative potential than the averagely endowed individual. In order to make use of and implement these innovatory ideas (innovation), the collaboration between the gifted individuals and their work environment is of essential importance.
Gifted individuals who are not functioning properly are often unaware of their own intelligence, which results in them interpreting other persons’ lack of knowledge as unwillingness. They then become irritated and often start to rush ahead. Additionally, there is a tendency to focus on the content, rather than on issues such as enthusiasm and motivation. They are also often unaware of the effects of their giftedness on their environment. Sometimes, they try to adapt too much, which can result in them becoming dissatisfied generally, and the job profiling is not presented clearly enough to allow them to take on suitable tasks. More

Cut Your Meeting Time by 90%
Fred Kofman
Most meeting time is wasted because people aim at the wrong target...Most advice on meetings focuses on the “how.” But the effort to improve meetings must start with the “what.”...More