Dr. Paula Wilkes is a coach and consultant for gifted children and adults. She provides coaching and consultation services for parents and students for school-related issues, social-emotional issues including emotional regulation and anxiety, as well as spiritual and sensory sensitivities. In addition, she is a coach for gifted and twice-exceptional adults who may be struggling with issues related to misdiagnosis, multipotentiality, anxiety, work and/or relationship challenges, and for those with a desire to make a stronger connection to their spiritual sensitivity. Dr. Wilkes is available virtually and has experience working with international clients.
Dr. Wilkes has been an educator and coach for more than 40 years. She earned her B.A. at UCLA and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. During the first 25 years of her career, Dr. Wilkes was a public school teacher in Eugene, Oregon. During that time, she worked with gifted students both within a heterogeneous classroom and as a gifted specialist. For nearly 10 years, she worked as a professor of education at Pacific University’s Eugene campus where she created and coordinated the Center for Gifted Education, and where she taught courses in literacy, math, diverse learning communities, and gifted education. During the past 10 years, Dr. Wilkes has been a coach and consultant for gifted and twice-exceptional kids, teens, and adults, as well as for parents needing support in dealing with the academic, social, and emotional issues of their children.