Gifted adults – Crafting a life that works, Living a life worth living:

I continue to try to to change and expand outdated ideas about intelligence & giftedness.  It’s time.  In fact, it’s overdue.

For the past few years I’ve worked with  the Mensa Foundation in the USA. The idea was to have a big, important and global impact.  Why not???

It seems to me that Mensa is an important group to engage with.  After all, real social change has to happen at the grassroots AND at the level of big organizations.  Bottom up/top down!

Well, it took some doing (believe me!!) but perseverance paid off.  In July of 2022, we brought together speakers from around the world for the inaugural Giftedness Across the Lifespan Colloquium.

The day long event focused on lived experiences throughout life (rather than products or test scores).  In so doing, we can more fully ‘get’ what’s needed at a personal level to contribute well, find meaning & act in ways that build stronger communities & societies. Bottom up/top down impact!

For my part, I shared information about actual lives & experiences, drawing from my clinical practise & my research. I made a special point of showing how some current ideas about intelligence hinder both research & personal development.  Of course, I offered alternatives (which were very well received).

This is the recording of my full presentation.  Grab the popcorn & settle in for an hour.  Let me know what you think!

The entire Colloquium is definitely worth watching.  You can contact the Mensa Foundation to request access to the other 2022 Colloquium presentations: