Schedule

Thursday May 2

BREAKFAST 8:30

 

Optional Pre-Conference Morning Session: 9:30-12:00


Lunch: 12:30-1:30


Pre-Conference Afternoon Session: 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Optional Pre-Conference

Realize Your Greatness
With Jeff Moore

You have unique talents. Mind-blowing abilities. The things which are easy, simple and straightforward for you— others cannot do, or else they must work twice as hard to accomplish. You have gifts which others don’t have, and understanding, owning and embracing that is the key insight you need to realize your
greatness. You will:

  • Discover your special talents using stories and exercises
  • Identify and overcome obstacles to expressing your talents
  • Find the words that others will understand and proudly share them as part of your marketing
  • Value yourself and discover how to get clients to pay the full value of what you are worth

BREAK 4:30-6:00

 

6:00-7:00

Main Conference Begins

Welcome to the 8th Annual Gay Coaches Conference!

Main Conference Opens: Wine & Cheese Meet-and-Greet(Lodge)

DINNER 7:00

 

Opening Plenary

 

8:15-9:15

Everyone’s a Coach: Claim Your Place in the Circle

Facilitated by: Tim Kincaid

(Lodge)

An introduction to the 8th Annual International Gay Coaches Conference and the theme for this year’s conference. Participants are invited to contemplate and affirm their commitment for the weekend and to explore how the GCA Community is being strengthened by the incorporation of allied professions. Expect the unexpected, as the wisdom of the group leads us on the journey of discovery and authenticity. Our intention is to be present for one another and to value the life experience which each person offers.

Planning 

9:15-9:30

Terry Hilldebrandt

(Lodge)

This year, we are offering four Un-Conference workshops. During this preliminary planning, you will learn what an un-conference is and how you can participate. An initial list of topics will be developed and a short set of ground rules covered. Un-Conference Workshops are being held on Friday and Saturday in the temple.

Friday May 3

7:30 – 8:30

(Lodge)

Yoga

led by Tim Cooley

(Temple)

Meditation led by

Tom Keydel

BREAKFAST 8:30

Session 1a

9:30-10:15

The Art of Giving and Receiving Acknowledgement

Facilitated by: Tim Kincaid

(Lodge)

Giving acknowledgement is an ICF core competency. Acknowledgment is also a GCA practice and core competency. So let’s kick off the 2019 International Gay Coaches Conference by elevating the art of acknowledgement and appreciation. We’ll explore what makes for giving a meaningful acknowledgment, as opposed to just politeness or flattery. And we’ll also talk about how to effectively receive acknowledgment. So get ready to share the love, as we practice acknowledging one another, and share a group intention to show and receive appreciation for the weekend, and beyond!

Session 1b

10:15-10:30

Unconference Planning

Terry Hilldebrandt

(Lodge)

This follow-up session will specifically select the topics to be addressed and the facilitators who will be helping out with the Un-Conference Sessions.

BREAK 10:30-10:45

Session 2

10:45-12:15

Enhancing Your Practice (and Life!) with Social/Emotional Intelligence and EQ

Terry Hildebrandt and Tim Kincaid

(Lodge)

Research shows that EQ (Emotional Intelligence quotient) is a better predictor of success than IQ (Intelligence Quotient). But exactly what is emotional intelligence? How can coaches and help our clients develop and leverage their EQ? This interactive workshop begins with brief introduction to emotional intelligence – the history and theoretical grounding. Then, together, we’ll explore the results of our own individual EQ self-assessment, completed earlier. Attendees must complete the SEIP assessment prior to the start of the workshop.

LUNCH 12:30

Session 3

1:30-2:45

(Lodge)

Creative Approaches to Group or Individual Coaching

Tom Greaney 

Creativity is not so much a talent as a state of mind — a willingness to make mental connections and create new possibilities. Explore several creative vehicles to engage and retain your clients. Through the use of videos and interactive exercises, Tom weaves an engaging experience to captivate your interest and to spark lively discussion. Creativity has the ability to not only enliven a discussion but to refresh a career.

(Temple)

Un-conference: Session 1

(Topic and Facilitator TBD)

BREAK 2:45 - 3:00

Session 4

3:00-4:15

(Lodge)

How to Stand Up and Deliver Your Message with Confidence

Chris Cooper

Would you like to feel more confident talking about what you do? This workshop is designed to help you communicate more effectively through public speaking. Whether that’s in front of a room, on a webinar or during a Facebook Live event—all the basic skills are the same. You may be a great coach, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to stand up and talk confidently about what you do – and why you do it. Learn more about what’s necessary to become a more effective public speaker.

(Temple)

Un-conference: Session 4

(Topic and Facilitator TBD)

BREAK 4:15 - 6:00

6:00 - 7:00

Wine & Cheese Social Hour (Lodge)

 

DINNER 7:00

8:30 - 10:00

PERFORMANCE:

Date Your Elders

Grey Jacks

(Lodge) 

The theme for this performance is Date Your Elders, which is the title of my soon to be released second album for Gray Jacks and his band "The Grey A's." Song topics revolve around falling in love, ageism, discovering one’s true self, shaking up oppressive systems and finding power within to break free from one’s own fears to pursue what you most desire. Performance includes a mingling of original music on guitar and piano accompanied by my long time band mate Howard Rabach on the bass, vocals, and keyboards.

Saturday May 4

7:30 – 8:30

(Lodge)

Yoga

led by Tim Cooley

(Temple)

Meditation led by

Tom Keydel

BREAKFAST 8:30

Session1

9:30-10:45

(Lodge)

Engaging Spiritual Wisdom in Secular Coaching

Adam Robersmith

Spirituality—our sense of connection to that which is beyond and deepest within us—has a powerful effect on our daily lives. Yet, exploring client spirituality is often reserved for specialists in coaching and related/allied professions. Inviting our clients to engage their spiritual wisdom can help them to better understand their motivations and choices, become unstuck or discover new paths forward, and create lasting, sustainable change in their lives. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to engage someone else’s spiritual awareness with a series of open-ended questions and discussion techniques to help clients apply that wisdom.

(Temple)

Un-conference: Session 1

(Topic and Facilitator TBD)

BREAK 4:15 - 6:00

Session 2

11:00-11:30

Five Challenges of Coaching

Jeff Moore

(Lodge)

Dream big. Really big. Then make it happen. “How do I get clients?; How do I deliver incredible coaching every time?; How do I keep clients?; How do I generate referrals?; and How much should I be charging?” I am an entrepreneur - just like you. I've faced and overcome many of the challenges that your face and getting through these five challenges will set you on a new path. Deciding that you are equal to the challenge is why most entrepreneurs become energized and engaged by their work. In this workshop, I will identify the important skills you need to launch or expand your coaching practice. Once you tackle these five challenges, you knows? Having that really big dream can lead to that even bigger reality.

LUNCH 12:30

Session 3

2:00-3:15

(Lodge)

Self-Care and the Helper (coach)

Shane Scott

Coaches often become the mirror for our client's current dilemma, and in the face of that pressure, it’s important to have some awareness around what we need to maintain our energy as coaches. In this workshop, we will explore what transference and counter-transference is and how to manage the energy drain that these interactions create. Participants will gain insight into their own self- care needs and develop an appropriate toolkit to handle difficult situations.

(Temple)

Un-conference: Session 5

(Topic and Facilitator TBD)

BREAK 3:15 - 3:45

Session 4 

3:45-5:00

(Lodge)

Story and the Three Brains

Brian Gorman

  • Stories have been a central element of civilization for thousands of years. Two discoveries in neuroscience offer us insight into the power of story and how we use it to shape the future.
  • First, as humans we actually have not one, but three brains: head, heart, and gut.

Second, fMRIs show that a well-told story activates the cephalic (head) brain in the same way as would happen if actually living the event.

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the neuroscience of story and of the three brains. You will also work in dyads to explore how you can apply the power of story and the three brains in your own life, as well as in your coaching.

(Temple)

The Power of Full Engagement

Tom Keydel

Based on the book, The Power of Full Engagement, this workshop identifies the critical reinforcement areas where coaches can move their clients into high performance. Building on the three-step process: 1. Define Purpose, 2. Face the Truth and 3. Take Action, this workshop reinforces the four separate, but related sources of energy: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. The old paradigm was to manage time and outcomes. The new paradigm is to manage energy and engagement. Coaches cannot be limited to advocating for "positive thinking"-- they must work with the whole individual and teach them to balance the oscillating energy of stress and recovery -- without diminishing the purpose, truth and action which high performance requires.

BREAK 5:00 - 5:15

5:15-6:00

GCA Annual Meeting

Thomas J. Leonard Award Presentation

GCA Executive Committee

(Lodge)

6:00 - 7:00

Wine & Cheese Social Hour

(Lodge)

DINNER 7:00

8:30 - 10:00

Light Touch Group Massage – with Tim Cooley

(Lodge)

Sunday May 5

7:30 – 8:30

(Lodge)

Yoga

led by Tim Cooley

(Temple)

Meditation led by

Tom Keydel

BREAKFAST 8:30

Session 4 

3:45-5:00

(Lodge)

We’re In this Together: Group Coaching

Jeff Nally

You’re a great coach, and more people need your coaching. But you can’t clone yourself, and you can’t add more hours in your day. So what do you do? —Add group coaching! This Open Forum workshop is mix of show, tell, and do-it-yourself. Learn what group coaching is, what makes it unique, and how it differs from 1x1 coaching and other group experiences. Learn from your peers with group coaching examples, obstacles, challenges, and success factors. We’ll compare and contrast group coaching with other group experiences like group therapy, pastoral care groups, support groups, and we’ll share different group coaching designs to attract clients while maintaining profitability.

(Temple)

Change It Up!

Brian Gorman

As different as we and our clients are, we are all human. That means we exhibit the same universal patterns in response to change. Those patterns may show up in different ways—depending on the individual and the situations—but the universal patterns will be there all the same. In this fun and engaging workshop you will be introduced to some of the fundamental patterns; examine how they have shown up in your coaching and how you have responded to them in the past; and together, we will explore the various ways you can more effectively support your clients through these patterns as you move forward.

BREAK 10:45- 11:00

Plenary

11:00-11:45

International Gay Coaches Conference – Where from Here? What’s Next? GCA Executive Committee

(Lodge)

BREAK 11:45- Noon

Noon - 12:30

Closing Circle

Brian Gorman

(Lodge)

LUNCH 12:30