Diversify Your Life Portfolio – An Interview with Julie Skolnick

The Power of Transcending and Including Old Ways


The Someone Gets Me podcast is a place for talented and sensitive people who are searching to be understood in life and business. In this episode, I interview Julie Skolnick, Founder of With Understanding Comes Calm. Julie passionately guides parents of gifted and distractible children, mentors 2e adults, and advises educators and professionals on bringing out the best and raising self-esteem in their students and clients.

Julie also serves as Secretary on the Maryland Superintendent’s Gifted and Talented Advisory Council, is the Maryland liaison for Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), reviews parenting strand conference proposals, and is a Committee member for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and serves as an advisor to “The G Word” feature documentary currently in production.

Through “Let’s Talk 2e!”, the digital media division of With Understanding Comes Calm, Julie produces 2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference. Julie is dedicated to bringing out the best in gifted children and adults in every aspect of her life.

A frequent speaker and prolific writer, Julie is also the mother of three twice exceptional children who keep her on her toes and uproariously laughing. Each of her children are uniquely varied in their gifts and exceptionalities.

Topics Discusses in This Episode:

  • Julie’s work with 2e (twice exceptional) individuals
  • Being not understood and being misunderstood, the differences and the importance in understanding the difference
  • Julie’s Cycle for Success
  • Self-Compassion for self and others
  • Upcoming 2e Conference


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