What is a Core Gift?

Your Core Gift is a unique offering that you have to share with others. It is connected to and strengthened by your life experiences— particularly your challenges. Knowing your Core Gift means you can better share it with others, provides focus to your sense of purpose and well-being, and guides your decision-making on your path forward. It develops throughout your lifetime, touches all parts of your life, and becomes more impactful each time you face new challenges or give your Core Gift in service to others.


New Book Available

Written in a style that offers easy access to readers, our new book features short essays describing the depth and variety of ways to think about gifts, and is filled with beautiful, full-page images of walking paths in Europe.  Order the book; step onto your path.

Your tax deductible GIFT supports the Institute’s focus on developing the Core Gift Discovery process and the application of this knowledge in people’s lives and a diverse array of settings. Bonus: With a donation of $100 or more, you’ll receive a complimentary copy of our new book, “Walking Your Gifted Path.”

Walking Your Purposeful Path

The Core Gift Institute is designed to be a welcoming place for finding information about discovering and giving gifts. We believe gifts are a foundation for increasing health and abundance in individuals and communities.

Guided small-group walks in nature with time to reflect on your gifts and life direction.

“The combination of elements on this journey, both along the trail and internally, hit on something really big. I get what I’m here to do at a whole other level. Something profound happened by walking every day with a small group of fellow curious folks that I couldn’t anticipate. The time to reflect on what matters most, while surrounded by nature, made me feel more alive and clear than I have in years.”
– Danae, Business Coach

Training, Facilitator Certification, Individual consultations.

“The depth of the coaching at the training was really helpful, in addition to learning from other participants over the two days. I’ve done three Core Gift interviews since I returned home, and it’s really made a difference in how I do the process and how people engage with me. Personally, this also helped me to go deeper with my own core gift. I feel really clear now about the work I need to be doing.”
– Kim, Wellness Coordinator

Articles, videos, and quotes about gifts from around the world.

“There is so much information about gifts from a variety of places—positive psychology, faith traditions, education, community organizing, mythology, and indigenous practice. To have examples and information from so many perspectives really helps to deepen my understanding of and commitment to integrating gifts into all parts of my life.”
– Karol, Educator

Meet Our Team

Bruce Anderson, Executive Director

Bruce brings his twenty-five years of experience coaching people from all ages and walks of life who are at change points and want to integrate their gifts into the next part of their path.

Andrew Bryan, Associate Director

Andrew is a mentor and educational consultant, guiding people to understand their unique gifts.