What I found in Intrepid Integrity helped me in ways words can’t properly emphasise.
Intrepid Integrity changed my life.
As a Gifted High Achiever, I felt frustrated and stuck in a world that didn’t seem to understand or accept me.
Because I didn’t understand or accept me.
I had spent my whole life trying to act like everyone else. Trying to fit in. Completely oblivious to the troubles I was causing myself by unknowingly violating my own Integrity.
Deep down inside I knew something had to change.
But what, and how.
Call it fate, meant to be, luck, circumstance, or coincidence if you believe in them. I found myself reading about Intrepid Integrity on the front page of InterGifted. Something inside said “You need to do this…..” With that, I was all in.
What I found in Intrepid Integrity helped me in ways words can’t properly emphasise. What started as an incubator for me, turned into a greenhouse of growth loaded with fertilizer for my mind, body and soul.
My fertilizer came in the form of:
JUDGEMENT FREE SUPPORT. So very important when learning how to be authentic.
SAFE SPACE. A comfortable location to freely express and discover yourself.
RESOURCES. From both the program and peers.
COMMUNITY. What an amazing talented group of people.
A SHARED MISSION. Even though everyone’s journey is different, there’s a shared mission: Learning who they desire & aspire to be. The strength I found in a shared mission was unimaginable, and a lesson to carry with me for the rest of my life.
The powerful information I learned about myself from participating in Intrepid Integrity is life changing, amazing, enlightening, a relief to the pressure which has been building inside me for a lifetime.
The lessons I learned about myself, I can also apply to my view of the world.
Where I once saw darkness and bleak futures, I now see endless possibilities.
Silver does an incredible job meeting you where you’re at.
The effort to be authentic and being authentic goes underground in the midst of struggling to look like or even feel like you belong. Fact is I now know can say aloud that I don’t belong, and don’t want to belong. The cost of belonging is the loss of self, sense of self and I’ve learned that I want to be me, no apologies.
I have way less doubt in myself and put a great deal more emphasis on my discovering and making useful my intuitive process. I’m finding a spiritual side of myself that has been dormant for a very long time and is finally awakened through the work of the program. It’s been an important piece that allows me to feel that I am operating in a more expansive sphere of awareness and creativity.
The conversations through Intrepid Integrity blogging were incredibly validating and provided much needed and appreciated support from gifted individuals. We quickly found ourselves immersed in a depth of conversations about so much that I hold important and dear. The insight, resources, honesty, and reassurance were just the validation that I was needing. This provided an enormous amount of high quality energy to consider a future that embraces me.
Some benefits included: Finding your gifted voice and learning to use it; speaking long guarded “gifted truths” aloud, and declaring personal truth in your own voice is incredibly empowering; having an audience sympathetic to your values adds yet another incredibly valuable layer of usefulness to the work of authenticating your gifts and strengths, in addition to having those who will quickly understand where you’re going and how.
I would highly recommend Intrepid Integrity especially to those who have wondered how to frame themselves without compromising their values, and still being true to the most integral parts of themselves.
Silver does an incredible job meeting you where you’re at, and does not impose any idea of what it means to be gifted. Instead she embraces your unique way of being and provides a depth of encouragement however you’ve gotten to where you are. In addition, she’ll help you think aloud about some of the most relevant issues you’ve never attempted to address.
Silver Huang always had the right words at the right times.
The Intrepid Integrity workshop enabled me to put words to my needs and experiences, gave a voice to my aspirations for the future, and helped me progress through my giftedness journey. Silver Huang always had the right words at the right times during the group conference calls and in the web forums. The interactions with other people in the same situation—adults diagnosed as gifted after a life of ups and downs—was also of profound value. I recommend this workshop to any person who seeks to more effectively navigate the intricacies and pitfalls of the gifted adult experience.
Intrepid Integrity helped me to allow myself to step into taking action.
The space of Intrepid Integrity helped me to allow myself to step into taking action and do things how I wanted to for over twenty years. The decision to join was a decision for increasing my self-worth and love, and therefore my authenticity. It made it possible to be creative and honour myself for things I would normally not have made time for in my busy life. Just doing things for the pure fun of it, exploring creative self expression. I´m definitely more me. Challenging for me was to coordinate my day-to-day life with the intensity of my process and integration.
It was very touching and nurturing to see the process of the other Pioneers and have their support. Thanks to all! But especially to Silver for the safe space you held and your benevolent compassion.
Silver is a gifted facilitator & the model she created can be life-changing.
Prior to joining Intrepid Integrity, I felt surrounded so overwhelmingly by the dominant neuromajority culture that my twice exceptional status rendered me defective due to a chronic inability to function “normally”. When I am sequestered in nature, my gifts far outweigh my limitations and I feel capable, balanced, and whole. Thus far, I have not been able to consistently access that feeling while immersed in human society.
Intrepid Integrity offered me an opportunity to explore potential ways of bridging that gap: by connecting with a small subgroup of others who I perceived felt in some way also felt limited themselves by living amid the dominant neuromajority culture. It was a rare and sacred experience for me to connect with Silver and others whose extreme giftedness had complicated synergy with issues like autism and/or complex trauma.
The emphasis on allowing and even inviting imperfect creative expression was liberating to me, and empowered me to break through some self-harming blockages I have around perfectionism. Others in the group seemed as frightened as I at times about airing their truth, but the atmosphere Silver facilitated was incredibly nurturing and encouraging. The feedback we gave each other felt both affirming and healing.
As with most endeavors in life, the more time, heart, and energy you invest in the Intrepid Integrity program and connections therein, the greater are the rewards you may receive in terms of insights, liberation, and sense of collaborative community. I am a major introvert in most social settings, but I found myself coming out of my shell and eagerly awaiting each of the video calls which are included with the program.
I cannot recommend Intrepid Integrity highly enough. Silver is a profoundly gifted facilitator, and the model she created can be life-changing. Since participating in the pioneering session, I am feeling more at peace and more hopeful moving forward than I ever could have imagined.
Her enthusiasm is infectious! I now consider Silver like a dear friend.
My struggle with authenticity before joining Intrepid Integrity was both physically and emotionally draining as I was trying to fit in and adapt aspects of my psyche to conform with neuromajority society. This was causing fatigue and impacting upon my mental wellbeing and I know realise that I was suffering mental ill health (anxiety and depression) due to trying to mould myself to someone that I am not.
Being able to connect with other gifted people in a safe a secure environment, sharing my experiences with people who “get it” and have gone through similar (particularity other giftedxautistic people). Having the support and encouragement of Silver, who is passionate about what she does and supporting others with similar experiences to herself. Her enthusiasm is infectious! I now consider Silver like a dear friend to me.
Discovering more about who I am as a person including my personality type, my values and overcoming some of the complex trauma that has held me back in the past, I feel that I have grown in confidence and I am no longer ashamed or worried about being my authentic self. I feel I have grown enormously as a person since joining the programme and that now I have opened that door there is no going back!
Although still have to be mindful in the corporate environment I feel more confident about expressing myself and my ideas with colleagues. I am also taking tentative steps towards entrepreneurship which is something I have been interested in for a while but have not had the confident to explore. I have also created my own blog to share my experiences as a HEPGxautistic person.
I would recommend the programme particularly to other HEPGxautistic people as I feel that, as a collective, this is a cohort that is suffering from trying to confirm and fit themselves into the neuromajority society.
HEPGxautistics are a minority within a minority who often find themselves caught between worlds. They do not fit it into the neuromajority world nor do they full belong in the gifted or autistic world. HEPGxautistics need to carve their own little niche world where they can be happy and their wellbeing needs are met and I feel that Intrepid Integrity to be a vital starting point for that journey.
Thank you allowing me to be a pioneer on the Intrepid Integrity journey. The path to authenticity is now open to me.
I’m almost at a loss for words re: Silver Huang & Intrepid Integrity.
I’m almost at a loss for words re: Silver Huang and Intrepid Integrity. I entered into this program with the intent of re-branding my business as a fuller expression of my authentic self. And wow, was it so much more than that.
Silver’s raw integrity and authenticity are infectious and inspired me to dig deep and work with my complex thoughts and ideas in ways I had never done before. This process along with the mirroring from Silver and the support from my fellow like-minded pioneers has made all the difference, enabling me to tap into a new level of creativity—one that is allowing for the rebirth of a new business and direction in my life that is authentic, aligned, and means so very much to me.
If you are looking to explore and express your authentic self—whether for personal or professional reasons, or both—I highly recommend working with Silver in the Intrepid Integrity program. You won’t be disappointed!