2022 Virtual Winter Conference Sessions
The program for the Winter Virtual Conference 2022 is designed to provide a high quality mix of sessions* delivered over two days by coaches from our talented GCA community. These are centered around our theme for the event of exploring the role of gay coaches in evoking the change we need to see in the world.
It will be a great way to kick of your 2022, providing insights and encouraging actions that will help you develop personally, professionally and with your coaching business.
All sessions will be highly interactive and accessed using Zoom. In addition to workshops, there are social hours on each day to better get to know other men in our community.
There are two options for purchasing tickets for the conference, either as single event days, or the two days together. The latter option provides a saving of $50 compared to booking each day individually.
Use the links below to register and explore the full program of sessions.
*We are in the process of submitting sessions to the ICF for CCEUs and will be able to confirm which offer these opportunities soon.
Do you dread yet another online Zoom call, or have you hit a wall in communication with clients, where it feels better to talk with the camera off rather than on? Are you stymied at finding ways to connect with clients, or find yourself drained by spending the day staring at the faces of others in online meetings? This session will be interactive, collaborative, and even fun! Be a gracious facilitator and insightful coach, using different online, web-based platforms and your imagination at reinventing the formats of your meetings and sessions. This session will show you a few platforms and frameworks to change your remote work completely from death-by-powerpoint and blank Zoom screens.
The neuroscience is clear. Everyone has a head (cephalic), heart (cardiac), and gut (enteric) brain. Each brain collects, stores, retrieves, and analyzes data. Each has motor neurons and sensory neurons. Each displays the electrochemical activity that we most often associate with the cephalic brain. And, each serves a specific set of functions better than the others. In this workshop you will learn the basic science of the three brains. You will learn how to connect with your three brains and how to guide your clients in making the same connection. You will also practice calling on the three brains in a laser-coaching session.
Have you ever heard the saying "if you're having fun, the audience will too?" The question is, how can we make coaching more fun and deepen the impact on our clients? Numerous studies have shown that play helps people enhance their creativity, speed up mind/body integration, increase their self-esteem and decrease stress. This workshop will show you how to harness the benefits of play and your own creativity to help clients shift from fear and scarcity to peace and true inner guidance. You'll learn practical tools and techniques you can teach clients to improve their decision making, take faster action on the things that matter to them and experience deeper trust in themselves. Best of all, you'll have fun while doing it!
Miguel Ángel Sevilla Mayol
The Enneagram describes nine “enneatypes”, which means nine mental types, where each human belongs to one of them and offers great possibilities in coaching processes with gay men, not only in clients, but also for professional coaches. To work efficiently with the enneagram, it is advisable to work on the identification of instincts, which allows us to discover our strengths and the “blind spots” of our personality.
The objective of the session is to learn more about the Enneagram and the three instincts.
Robert Kegan described a theory of adult development that continued from where Piaget and the others left off. Most gay men already realised that the box society put them in was not the box that they felt they belonged in. For some, this leads to shame and negative experiences. For others, this leads to greater self-awareness and an understanding that being 'authentic' is often a simplification.
Peter Godard and Jerry Tan
Most of us have told coming out stories; moments of revealing who we are to those who didn’t know about our sexual identity. These are often narratives grounded in the expectations of a hetero world. As gay/queer coaches, we have something special to offer our clients, ourselves, and the coaching profession.