Spring Virtual Conference:



spring logo 01a nobkgOur Spring Virtual Conference provides a platform to connect with your coaching peers from the Gay Coaches Alliance community and other talented gay men coaches attending a GCA event for the first time.

Join us online for two days of interactive workshops delivered by expert members of the GCA community. We will be exploring a wide range of themes, including topics you wouldn’t find at any other coaching conference.

Our overarching theme is to help you have a fantastic and productive 2021 for your coaching practice.

Your event provocateurs are Chris Cooper and Pete Simmonds, who throughout the two days will inspire you to explore new ideas and concepts to enhance your coaching success.

All sessions can be booked individually by GCA members, attendees of the International Gay Coaches Conference and other gay men coaches new to our community. The conference is available to book free of charge as a fundraiser for the host of our annual in person conference, Easton Mountain.

Meet the Presenters

Sessions for the 2021 Spring Virtual Conference


Being Your Authentic Self in a FAKE World!

with David Whittleton

I struggled and pushed myself relentlessly through school, college and a career that wasn’t aligned with my natural strengths and identity, but rather what I thought would win me the validation and approval I desperately craved.

Up until my late-thirties, I played small and dimmed my light, trying to fit into groups who couldn’t see or appreciate the real me. I didn’t feel as though the world could or would accept the real me.""

We’ve all been conditioned by our culture and society to believe that it’s more important to be liked and to fit in than it is to be who we truly are. If you feel that you are the ultimate operator in adapting your persona according to the situation, you may already have noticed that this impacts on your friendships and relationships.

In this workshop, we’ll discover 5 powerful strategies that will allow you to embrace authenticity as your way of life. Are you showing up as the real you, warts and all? Are you getting vulnerable and daring to speak your truth?

Discover how to live in alignment with your personal truth and enjoy inner peace and freedom.



David Whittleton 0003David specializes in Life and Leadership Coaching for LGBTQ Leaders and Professionals. As a fellow LGBTQ leader, he understands being an effective leader in today’s world requires a complex skill set to meet the challenges of a global marketplace. LGBTQ leaders have the additional challenge of navigating systems where they experience exclusion and isolation.

Struggling to connect with your authentic self? Looking for a sense of peace or contentment? When you have positive feelings about yourself, you experience daily joy, have better relationships and increased performance.




Session Details

Session Start Time May 1st, 2021 2:45 pm EDT
Session End Time May 1st, 2021 4:00 pm EDT

We are no longer accepting registration for this event