Program of Sessions and Events for the 2022 Conference
The program for the International Gay Coaches Conference 2022 is designed to provide a broad range of educational opportunities, cultural activities and opportunities to socialize with other attendees. We always aim to provide a relaxed feeling of community, conducive for both learning and enjoyment.
Sessions will be added to the list below as they are confirmed. Here is an overview of the timetable:
- Wednesday 4th May: Afternoon arrival for attendees of the Pre-Conference Institute only
- Thursday 5th May: Full day Pre-Conference Institute and afternoon arrival for attendees of the main conference only, followed by official welcome.
- Friday 6th and 7th May: Programme of 75 minute workshops throughout the day, with morning and evening relaxation, social and cultural events and activities.
- Sunday 8th May: Final morning of programming, followed by close of conference and lunch before afternoon departure.
The final detailed timetable will be published a few weeks before the conference.
Here is the current list of confirmed sessions for the International Gay Coaches Conference 2022. Please be aware that some sessions may be subject to change.
In this workshop, you will leverage your intuition and unconscious mind in order to build a brand story that attracts your ideal client. So often coaches fill out a formulaic brand message that feels clunky, stagnant, and similar to so many others. It is so natural to second guess and question whether the impact of your message is connecting with the people you know you can make an impact on. In this workshop, you will intuitively connect to your brand messaging, understand consciously, and unconsciously how to connect with your ideal clients, then have a structured process to grow your coaching business. Know where you are messaging is out of alignment with your brand and how to get into alignment to attract your ideal client. You will leave with confidence and excitement to share this message knowing it will connect with the people you are meant to serve. Kyle and Carson have come together integrating the best research in storytelling, messaging, and branding with how to access your intuition to create a strong message that will connect with your client’s conscious and unconscious desires.
Conscious leadership is all about change and transformation for a better world. Considering the impact of leaders on all stakeholders they interact with, including their communities and wider society, including the planet, is what makes it different to other approaches to leadership. The focus is on sustainable, long term, positive outcomes for all, rather than short term profitability and a win-at-all-costs mentality.
Discover how clients spontaneously identify issues that were not in their awareness. Help them easily find inner resources they've never felt before.
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is a facilitation methodology that was originally designed for small groups to form business teams and advance creatively and enjoyably into complex problem solving, such as strategic scenario planning. However, the focus on being "at play" through the entire engagement, where all things are possible and all voices are to be heard and understood to advance the common good makes this method ideal to hold all kinds of critical and potentially painful conversations, from social issues to personal trauma. The stories lie in the models, and the models can be transformed instantly, in front of our eyes, giving us inspiration and hope for real change to happen.
While Kyle frequently appears on TV, radio, and podcasts, he deeply identifies as an introvert. During this engaging and hands-on workshop, you will examine what it means to be an introvert in an EXTRAverts world. Through self-examination and personal reflection, Kyle will teach proven strategies to coach, challenge, and inspire clients who identify as introverts. Importantly, this workshop is a brave space for introverts, extroverts, and everyone in between to practice being uncomfortable, taking risks, and owning their fabulousness.
Explore how to truly "be" there for a client, open to intuition and trust ourselves and the moment. Create a meaningful space where the limitations of the container allow ripe ground for possibility..
Rev. Dr. Daniel Rodriguez Schlorff
Enhance or refine your coaching practice in spiritual direction/companionship.
Pete will use innovative, fun methods and tools to facilitate meaningful discussions, lessen internal and external conflicts and build bridges between people and our community through story sharing. The program will explore 'Your challenges in a changing world". Each participant will have an opportunity to share or deeply listen to past, present, or future stories of how we have navigated this period of renewal, connection, disconnection, misunderstanding, isolation, grief, and much more. The tools we will explore can be used with your coaching clients to explore new perspectives and possibility. Full participation is not mandatory but invited. Individuals would benefit just by being present.
Many societies around the world have become increasingly polarized in the last several years. Voices at the extreme positions on issues seem to garner the most attention in the news, online and in social media. These trends have led to an increase in uncivil behavior in government, in the workplace and even in families.
This workshop will help you explore the variety of behaviors that can be categorized as uncivil. You will also learn tools to respond more effectively when you experience incivility yourself or see it happening to others.
An opportunity to discuss the potential impacts & benefits of mindfulness as pertains to your self-care & self-development as a coach, your role as a coach, challenges you face as a coach; & also, the implementation of mindfulness within coaching conversations themselves.
We are delighted to announced gay country music singer and life coach Brian Falduto will be appearing live at the 2022 International Gay Coaching Conference at Easton Mountain.
Performing in the traditional Friday night live music slot, Brian will be the headline entertainer for the 2022 conference.
So many of our longings and desires are about being more fully ourselves and connected to what matters most to us; they can also be intertwined in ways we don't expect and aren't able to articulate. Learning to understand those interconnections is a valuable skill as we work toward greater self-awareness. Spiritual director Adam Robersmith will lead participants in a workshop exploring how spirituality and sexuality are interconnected, giving participants tools to consider how those interconnections can be of support and use for themselves and for their clients.
Terry H Hildebrandt
We are witnessing an explosion of individuals and groups getting stuck in the dangerous mindset of victimhood. This workshop explains the dreaded drama triangle where clients and coaches get trapped into disempowerment, blaming others, and despair. We will also explore how to coach ourselves and our clients to escape the victim lifestyle and move into empowerment to stop blaming others, stop looking for rescuers, and take ownership for our lives. Learn to spot a victim mindset and how to coach clients to regain their hope and power to have to life they want.
How to bring a powerful conference weekend to a proper close? It starts with acknowledgements and appreciation. Just as we began the 2022 conference on Thursday evening in a circle, so we shall end in a circle. We will take some time to reflect on what we learned and experienced, decide what we takeaway and what we leave behind. This is a time of reflection, to honor one another and our shared experience as we say goodbye and close the conference.
Achieving a good work-life balance is a challenge for many people. As coaches, we may find this as difficult to do as the clients we work with.
Within my work as a coach and a mental health trainer, helping people find ways to create a better work-life balance has become an area of specialism and expertise.
This session is designed to help raise your own awareness around things you could do differently to improve your own well-being, as well as giving you tools and ideas for helping your clients in either a coaching or training environment.
This workshop is all about creating a powerful workshop customized for your coach approach, personality and energy. Learn how to design an intimately interactive workshop which fully engages the participants to listen more intently, motivates them to take action and generates the strongest connection with you. You will hear the most effective ways to align yourself with workshop partners who can maximize your reach. This workshop is all about dramatically increasing your business, how to provide the most value to the participants and the surest way to be of powerful service to the participants.