Who We Are: Exploring Identity in Creating Change

Your Event Provocateurs for the 2023 conference, Chris Cooper and Pete Simmonds, kick off our two days together with a powerful, fun and highly interactive session focused on the theme for our 2023 Virtual and In Person conferences.

The session will feature an exploration of the identities that bring us together as a community: as coaches and gay men. They will help you explore these identities at multiple levels in a sensitive and thought provoking way.

Throughout the session, Pete and Chris will create a space for making connections and developing relationships between the numerous unique talents of the gay coaches gathered together.

This session will include group exercises and networking opportunities, as well as provoking discussion around how as gay coaches we can be a force for positive change in the world.

It will set the tone for the rest of the two day conference. Creating a space for making connections and learning new ideas in your continuous development as a coach. In the process, enhancing how you are able to show up and serve your clients.

We will also be looking ahead to our in person event, the 2023 International Gay Coaches Conference at Easton Mountain, NY from 3rd - 7th May.



chris cooperChris Cooper is an Executive Coach and Conscious Leadership Consultant based in Manchester, England. He works with people and organisations through coaching, training and mentoring to raise conscious awareness and connect with the values, energy and skills needed to perform at their best. His philosophy is that for a better world we need greater, more emotionally and spiritually driven leader.





Peter SimmondsPete Simmonds is a professional life and leadership coach (ACC) and facilitator, based in Boston, MA and principal of Summit Coaching LLC. With humor, compassion, and accountability, he empowers people to increase self-awareness, think through different perspectives and helps them operate with originality to generate choices that are congruent with who they are, what they want and the impact they want to have."




Session Details

Session Start Time January 20th, 2023 10:00 am EDT
Session End Time January 20th, 2023 12:00 pm EDT