Working Through Self Criticism to Reach Self Love

Cator Sparks Unpack self-criticism and focus on self-love. 

Training Gay Coaches

Damian Goldvarg

The vision and development of the first gay coaching training in the world. 

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The Four Stages of Coaching Gay Leaders in Organizations

James Lopata

The four key competency clusters in corporate coaching map neatly to four stages of gay emergence in corporate cultures. 

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The Financial Cost of Being an Out Gay Coach

Brad Krueger

Are we paying a premium for being out? Is our client pool marginalized because of bias against gay men? 

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The Blurred Line: Coaching or Therapy

Matthew Bennett

Exploring the issues that straddle the line between between coaching and therapy.

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The "Gay" in The Gay Coaches Alliance: Why it happened

Harry Faddis

Why is it a good idea to have a "Gay" coaches alliance? A "Gay" coaches conference?  

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Taking a Developmental Approach to Coaching Gay Men

Dominic Longo

Highlights a few particular pitfalls that gay men face on their developmental journeys, as well as some of the particular powers that we stand to gain. 

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Resetting My Expectations

Thomas Keydel

A reflection on the importance of setting the right expectation. 

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One Year of Coaching and a Lifetime of Change

Cator Sparks The big question I keep getting asked about my time in coaching is, "What have you learned on this journey?" In short, I have been completely rewired. 

Maslow's Hierarchy: Can we achieve self actualization without belonging?

Matthew Bennett

A wider understanding of a clients' circumstances will enable much stronger pyramids to be built - allowing clients to truly find self actualization.  

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Making Connections Through Clear Purpose and Authentic Self Leadership

Chris Cooper

Getting clear on your own value and purpose in life helps you to decide who you want to work with and how you can best help them. 

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It's Never Too Late: Coming Out in Your 70's

Brian Gorman

One client's story of his rough but fulfilling journey. 

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Great People Make Great Coaches; Be One

Rick Reddington

Thomas J. Leonard, along with just a few others, coined the term coaching. He launched and influenced a multi-billion dollar industry because he just wanted to help people live life more completely. 

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Gay Male Coaches as Allies to Female Clients

Noor Alexander

Will focus on the unique dynamic of safety that is created when a straight female client works with a gay man, and how this can offer healing and a kind of intimacy with a man that is not available when there is the potential for attraction. 

Gay Issues That Coaches Need to Pay Attention To

Damian Goldvarg

Guidance on how to explore two key issues when working with the gay community. 

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Dialogue with an Elder

 Brian Gorman

Several years ago I began to mentor a 15 year old gay adolescent. When he was thrown out of his home at 18 because he is gay, I took him in and have since adopted him.

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Delivering Hard Truths: Crafting Feedback Without Triggering Trauma for Gay Coaches or Their Clients

Jeff Nally As gay men, we've received lots of unwanted feedback, judgement, and bullying in our lives about who we are at our core. Since feedback in coaching can trigger emotional, defensive responses in our brains, there are practical applications for gay coaches as we 1) gather stakeholder feedback, 2) summarize feedback for our clients, and 3) ...
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Coming Out and Being in the World

Tony Zampella

Coaches and coaching access this experience of being human, rather than grasping "knowledge" with concepts. A being-centric approach to coaching does not replace a focus on performance or knowledge. Rather, it creates the ontological bedrock grounded in being upon which we can view action (which includes performance) and concepts (which include knowledge).

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Coaching Services as an LBGTQ Community Center Offering

 Mark Kennedy

LGBTQ coaching brings value to the community. A offer it as a model for other cities/towns.

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Being A Gay Coach in The Straight Corporate World

Jeff Nally

Selecting a gay coach or a coach who is "not like me," is a powerful context the coach/client relationship. 

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