Catherine Zakoian, M.A., L.P.C., Affiliate, founded and directs Lumineux Institute in Boulder, Colorado, providing counseling and educational consultation services to support human brilliance. She has specialized expertise in counseling gifted children and families and creating awareness on complex facets of giftedness, especially related to highly intuitive and empathic gifted children. She works with parents as they support their gifted child’s natural thrust towards health and functioning. Her educational consultation focus is on organizational, leadership and educator psychological health, self-awareness, visioning and growth processes. Catherine designs and leads education leadership learning labs and circles, bringing together educators to identify, realign and integrate professional integrity and vision. Her education and career weave together her love of humanism, art, psychology and systems. In the past, Catherine has worked in human resources, operations and production management for iconic and creative entrepreneurial businesses. Catherine is delighted to partner and collaborate with the Gifted Development Center and offer counseling services and trainings on-site.
Prior to working with us, she taught gifted children and raised three of her own. Linda’s newbook, Peace Within, Peace Between: Your Relationship Toolkit, is a practical guide to understanding your gifts and applying them effectively.
Anne Beneventi, B.A., Director, AMR Method of QA, Affiliate, has focused on meeting the emotional and intellectual needs of gifted children throughout her career. She worked with Annemarie Roeper for over a decade and is Director of the Annemarie Roeper Method of Qualitative Assessment (QA). She currently has a private practice, evaluating children for giftedness using QA and consulting with families and schools to provide appropriate educational and emotional support for gifted children. She serves as Chair of the Global Awareness Network of the National Association for Gifted Children and on the board of Gifted Homeschool Forum. Anne taught at Nueva School for the gifted, as well as co-founding three schools for the gifted: Kaumaya International School in Alexandria, Egypt, Roeper West in Berkeley, CA and Helios New School in Palo Alto, CA, where she continues to evaluate all children for admissions using QA.