Raising Creators of "The Next Big Thing": Helping Children with Entrepreneurial Giftedness to Realize their Potential

Is your child an inborn trailblazer – bursting with ideas and innovations, ultimately wanting to enhance the human experience in some inventive way?

Gifted children with entrepreneurial mindsets can be found in all areas of study – science and technology, medicine, all the arts, medicine, engineering and agriculture, just to name a few. Deprived of the right understanding, opportunities and encouragement the extraordinary talent of these children may never metabolize into socially productive and personally rewarding experiences.

The signs of Entrepreneurial Giftedness – Vision, Leadership, Passion/energy/spirit, Propensity  towards multi-tasking and/or and Deep-Interest-Diving, Self-belief, Determination,  Desire for Transformation/Revolution, “Negotiating Persistence”, Creativity/Innovation and Self-belief- are not always recognized, appreciated  or supported in standard educational programs.

In fact, many of the traits of the entrepreneurially gifted remain unnoticed, underappreciated or even thwarted in both educational and home settings.


About the Author: P. Susan Jackson, Therapeutic Director of The Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. This international institute offers service to highly and profoundly gifted children and adults, supporting the learning needs and overall development of this exceptional population.

Her clinical work spans 25 years, comprising over 40,000 hours of psychotherapy wholly with this exceptional population. She is the author of numerous articles and chapters in the gifted education literature. Her Integral Practice for the Gifted model™ addresses multiple aspects of human functioning – cognitive, emotional, spiritual, physical and talent based dimensions – and explains how advanced cognition influences all of these elements, the Self, and the expression of talent.

In 2010, she produced a short documentary entitled “Exceptionally Gifted Children”, which she received wide acclaim internationally.  In 2013-2014, the Daimon Institute produced “Rise:  The Extraordinary Story of the Exceptionally Gifted” – a 60 minute film on the lives of 12 exceptionally and profoundly gifted persons from all over the globe.

Sue served as the Chair of the Parents and Curriculum Networks Communications Committee and Counseling and Guidance Network (National Association to Support Gifted Children), and is a member of the advisory board for SENG.  She is recognized as an international expert in the field of the Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted and regularly presents with other leading experts at the international conferences. She is a (nascent) photographer, poet, and nature lover with a passionate interest in advanced development, optimal health and well-being for the Profoundly Gifted populace.

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