A rocket is really nothing more than a controlled explosion. The difference between a rocket and a bomb is that the rocket focuses its explosion in one direction. Story Musgrave, Astronaut

A bad coach can tell you what you're doing wrong. A good coach can tell you how to fix it. And a great coach can tell you one thing that will fix five things. Orel Hershiser

Gifted Adult Coaching helps gifted and creative adults understand what giftedness is, what gifted people need, how they think and feel, the challenges they face, and the solutions that work to help them realize their potential and live fulfilling lives.

Photo: Lynne Azpeitia

A writer arrived at the monastery to write a book about the Master.
”People say you are a genius. Are you”? he asked.
”You might say so”, said the Master, none too modestly.
”And what makes one a genius”?
”The ability to recognize”.
”Recognize what”?
”The butterfly in a caterpillar; the eagle in an egg; the saint in a selfish human being”.
— Anthony de Mello

Email Lynne or give her a call to have a conversation about Gifted Adult Coaching and what it can do for you

Gifted and Creative Adults need help and guidance in applying and using their resources to the difficult and stressful situations they face at home and at work.

You are your greatest asset; put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset.

Tom Hopkins

Gifted Adult Coaching

Coaching Designed for Smart, Talented & Creative People


Lynne Azpeitia's Coaching For Gifted Adults


Professional · Confidential · Affordable

Gifted adults need coaches and mentors who understand what giftedness is, what gifted people need, how they think and feel, the challenges they face, and the solutions that work to help them realize their potential and live fulfilling lives. 

Smart, talented, creative people hire a me as their Gifted Adult Coach to help them figure out where they are, where they want to be, and how to get there--as well as how to transform and find solutions to feelings of alienation, isolation, being unrecognized and unappreciated--and underpaid.   

    True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.  
                                             John W. Gardner

My Approach to Coaching Gifted Adults

I've coached gifted, talented and creative adults from all over the world for more than ten years now, promoting personal and professional success and well-being through self-understanding, self exploration and skill building.

Collaborating with smart, talented and creative people to help them recognize and make the most of their unique talents, interests and creative genius--and to acquire the tools, information, understanding, confidence and experience they need to achieve their goals, realize their personal vision, and have a meaningful and productive life--is what my business, personal and creative coaching with multi-talented adults is all about. 

Through the specialized coaching process I've developed, gifted and creative adults learn to understand themselves, their needs and challenges as well as how to identify, meet, and exceed their personal, professional, relational and creative goals.

The gifted adults I coach develop more self-confidence, strengthen their voice and vision, get recognized, earn more money, and make the most of their unique intelligence, talents and creative genius.   

Gifted, talented and creative adults are a precious resource.  They need to learn about themselves and their specialized needs and requirements—and find ways to fulfill them.  Gifted Adult coaching enables them to do that. 

Gifted Adult Coaching Helps Gifted Adults Realize Their Potential & Live Fulfilling Lives

When gifted adults first come to me for coaching they often feel frustrated, stuck, restless or down.   This is usually because they feel they aren't getting what they want, feel they deserve, or they have run into a situation they can't figure out or don't want to go through alone.  This leads them to take the risk of hiring me as their coach.

Encouraging, supporting and guiding gifted, creative and multi-capable adults to understand themselves and their abilities and to have the success and happiness they deserve is the focus of my gifted and creative adult coaching.  

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own. Benjamin Disraeli

Through the specialized coaching process I've developed, gifted and creative adults come to appreciate, understand, value and utilize their intelligence, talents, interests, abilities, and creativity in new ways. My Gifted Adult Coaching is specifically designed to facilitate and accelerate this.

       At the heart of gardening there is a belief in the miraculous.                     Mirabel Osler

As a result, gifted adult clients make rapid progress and very much enjoy having their own individual coach, who can understand and relate to their high standards, goals and unique view--and who can keep up with them and provide guidance, support, and direction.

This is the success formula I use.

Gifted Adult Coaching 

Gifted Adult Coaching helps gifted and creative adults 

  • Understand what giftedness is, what gifted people need, the challenges gifted people face

  • Understand themselves, their special abilities, unique needs and challenges

  • Learn how to meet their gifted adult needs and manage their relationships and challenges

  • Learn to use themselves and their talents for their own advantage

  • Develop more self-confidence, strengthen their unique voice and vision

  • Learn how to cope with self-doubt, procrastination, perfectionism

  • Learn skills to cope with sabotage, ridicule, competition,

  • Find solutions to develop and realize their potential and to live a fulfilling life

Get the tools to transform your life from the inside out

  Personalized Coaching Solutions for Gifted & Creative People, Teams & Businesses

Lynne Azpeitia's Gifted Adult Coaching provides gifted, talented and creative adults with customized coaching solutions that maximize their opportunities, leverage their talents, and make the most of their knowledge, experience and connections.

When gifted, talented and creative adults are involved intellectually, emotionally, or artistically with others who think and act as they do, have a safe and understanding environment in which they can fully be themselves, and have supportive connections their sense of well-being, happiness and self esteem increase--so does their creativity and productivity.

Develop the skills and strategies to move toward your vision

If you're a gifted and creative adult who wants to make the most of your talents, interests, abilities and original ideas--partner with me.  Hire me as your gifted adult coach--your personal, business, relationship or creative coach--and get the tools to transform your life from the inside out.

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

The direction and goals of each gifted adult's coaching program are determined together with each gifted adult during their initial coaching session. 

Coaching Helps You Develop a Game Plan for Life

Lynne's gifted adult coaching services are available at her Santa Monica office, by Skype or telephone, or at the client's location. 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.

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

 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 complimentary phone consultation.  Be sure to include your phone or Skype number in your e-mail.

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

Coaching, Psychotherapy & Consultation    

Contact Lynne About Services for Gifted Adults

Coaching, Counseling & Consulting Services Also Available by Phone & Skype

Interested in reading more? Click here for books for Gifted Adults  

Lynne Azpeitia 
The Gifted Adult  Coach


Overall, I have concluded that there are large numbers of frustrated gifted adults, who can be located by anyone who knows what to look for, who do not find outlets for their potential. We are not paying enough attention to trying to teach gifted people how to cope with their lives in the adult world.
— Marylou Kelly Streznewski

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Jim Rohn End of workday in Manchester, UK
Photo: Lynne Azpeitia

To start your Gifted Adult Coaching sessions or to have a free phone consultation, email Lynne today or call her at 310-828-7121

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
— Carl Jung

I have always argued that change becomes stressful and overwhelming only when you've lost any sense of the constancy of your life. You need firm ground to stand on. From there, you can deal with that change. Richard Nelson Bolles

Art is not just art, it’s a life, lived by an individualist with a personality, verve, and a deep respect for human relationships.
— Robert Genn
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
— Colin Powell
Money is energy; it is not a goal in itself. Use this energy to create a joyful life and a healthy productive society. Focus your money on what you value most.
— Unknown

Enhancing Personal Expression
Mary Rocamora
Even if you have doubts about the extent of your giftedness, you will really bring your talents to life if you will embrace your drive to become, serve, create, achieve, and contribute. The purpose of self-recognition is not to fuel egotism or elitism, but to align with a more powerful, creative part of you that will let your heart, your knowledge, your talent loose on the world.....More

And I'd Like to Thank My Coach
Mireya Navarro 
Bryce Dallas Howard teased her dad, the actor and director Ron Howard, about how much actors are paid, he'd say, "It's so that they can afford their therapist." But decades after her father made it in Hollywood, Ms. Hward, 25, is making her own way in acting, and she's therapist-free. She sees a life coach instead. Ms. Howard, who is on location filming "Spider-Man 3," said her coach helps her navigate the demands of show business on her own terms, including making time for writing and protecting a degree of privacy during press interviews without losing her cool.
 "It's not about rehashing the past," said Ms. Howard, "it's, 'Let's talk about this week.' She asks me a series of questions so that I see my priorities and decide what I need to do."  More....

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Want the life you dream of? Think you don't have time now, have to put it off? Coaching could be perfect for you. A professional coach, personal coach or life coach is a person trained to assist you in articulating what you want in your personal and professional life and then to support you to achieve it. Most coaches speak with their clients by phone for thirty minutes to an hour per week to make the client's life closer to.....More

Someone On Your Team
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 “What I love about coaching is that it’s not therapy. It’s very practical,” says Vivian Nesbit, a Taos actor, writer and radio producer. About a year ago, Nesbit began working with San Francisco creativity coach Eric Maisel. “I came to him with all these plates in the air: three book ideas, a radio show, an acting career, this music thing—I do everything but paint. I was looking for balance. He helped me prioritize.”.....More

Gifted or ADD?
Teresa Gallagher
Gifted children and adults are at high risk for being identified as ADD.  Parents, if your child seems bright then please, please, PLEASE have a qualified psychologist evaluate him or her for giftedness BEFORE you accept a diagnosis of ADD and medication.  Most people, including most medical professionals, do not realize giftedness is often associated with...More

Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform
Edward M. Hallowell
Modern office life and an increasingly common condition called ‘attention deficit trait’ are turning steady executives into frenzied underachievers...Caused by brain overload, ADT is now epidemic in organisations. The core symptoms are distractibility, inner frenzy and impatience. People with ADT are having difficulty staying organised, setting priorities, and managing time. These symptoms can undermine the work of an otherwise gifted executive.
Unlike ADD, a neurological disorder, that has a genetic component and can be aggravated by environmental and physical factors, ADT springs entirely from the environment. Like the traffic jam, ADT is an artifact of modern life.  It is brought on by the demands on our time and attention that have exploded over the past two decades. As our minds fill with noise – feckless synaptic events signifying nothing – the brain gradually loses it capacity to attend fully and thoroughly to anything.  The symptoms of ADT come upon a person gradually. The sufferer doesn’t experience a single crisis, but rather a series of minor emergencies while he or she tries harder and harder to keep up.  Shouldering a responsibility to ‘stuck it up’ and not complain as the workload increases, executives with ADT do whatever they can to handle a load they simply cannot manage as well as they’d like....More