Life Architect Consulting
ABN: 56 043 553 738
I work worldwide. With around 200 million intellectually gifted children in the world (plus the rest of the family!), as you can imagine, I receive many emails from parents about their gifted children. Before you email me, please take the time to read and understand the services that I provide.
Coaching is defined as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and life potential.
Please note that my coaching practice is booked well ahead, but I will make time to speak with you! It is important to me that I be able to serve those who are open and ready to see their lives more clearly (both adults and children).
If your child needs to find the right school, see an education consultant.
If your child needs IQ testing, see a specialist psychologist.
If your child needs help with depression or anxiety, see a psychotherapist.
If your child needs a diagnosis for another exceptionality, see a paediatrician.
If your child is ready to realise their capacity and reveal their brilliance, come and see me; that’s what I do!
Coaching clients are bright families with children over eight years old (due to the conversational nature of coaching), or high performing adults of any age.
No, an IQ test is not required for coaching, though it is very helpful as a measurement of capacity (just like knowing your child's height or weight).
Giftedness includes all types of high ability, not just intellectual ability. Alan has coached gifted children who are Bolshoi ballerinas, athletes in training for the Olympics, chess players, art prodigies, and young chefs!
Alan works internationally via video conferencing/Skype.
Coaching clients are in Australia (Perth, Albany, Mandurah, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Noosa, Canberra, Darwin), Malaysia, HK, China (Shanghai), Singapore, UK (London), USA (NYC, Phoenix). Some clients attend institutions including Johns Hopkins, Yale, and Oxbridge.
Yes, if the child is articulate in conversation, twice exceptionality does not preclude coaching.
Twice-exceptional (2E) refers to individuals who are both gifted, and have a formally diagnosed disability (usually a learning difficulty).
Alan works with children who also have learning difficulties including concerns with auditory processing, sensory processing, speech and language impairments, or fine or gross motor delays.
Alan will usually refer out to specialists for those individuals with some neurodevelopmental disorders including ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Aspergers Syndrome as it was previously known).
Coaching is not a substitute for therapy or medical treatment. The founder of coaching, Thomas J. Leonard puts it another way:
“Coaching doesn't make sick people well… it helps healthy people become extraordinary.”
Alan works with international media including: Warner Bros, TEDxYouth stages, SMH, ABC, 60 Minutes, Little Big Shots (Australia), and others.
Alan abides by the International Coach Federation - ICF Code of Ethics, including client confidentiality and privacy, and will not disclose details of clients.