The Gay Coaches Alliance:
The place to find support for your gay coaching practice.
A professional association of gay male coaches working together to empower our vibrant practices and inspire each other to do creative impactful work
We support each other in living lives which promote a new generation of leadership as well as promote new cultural shifts and changes.
We do this through monthly collaborative coaching, sharing of tools & skills, co-creation of events that grow our abilities and community and gathering annually in fellowship and community.
in coaching as a method for men to grow, to become who they were meant to be, and as a way to make an impact in the world. We do not think that it is inconsequential that Thomas Leonard, often cited as the father of coaching, was a gay man. We believe gay men engaged as coaches have something to offer the world that is unique and valuable. Our vision is to reach as many gay men as we can to promote the ideas of gay men being coached and becoming coaches. In doing so, we create opportunities for gay men to act and interact with the broader community in a way that is akin to roles gay men held in communities historically as shaman, spiritual leaders, and holders of culture and tradition.
that we share the calling of coaching our gay brothers, that we can't do all alone and that we need both to give and receive the help of our fellow coaches.
Gay elder and activist Harry Hay may have answered the question regarding why gay men should consider a gay coach;
We pulled ugly green frog skin of heterosexual conformity over us, and that's how we got through school with a full set of teeth. We know how to live through their eyes. We can always play their games, but are we denying ourselves by doing this? If you're going to carry the skin of conformity over you, you are going to suppress the beautiful prince or princess within you.