What are you working on?
I’ve been involved in the re-write of the ‘Who are we?’ statement. The previous statements about what the GCA stood for seemed to have become dated and didn’t reflect what the group has evolved into. The new statement has been iterated several times as we try to ensure that our diverse membership feels included, and people who are interested in joining, are encouraged to do so. I also get involved in the marketing committee and am on the panel of people who run the Facebook group, Twitter account, and LinkedIn pages.
Nearly three years ago, and about 14 years after I became the reluctant recipient of the title “that gay kid from School of Rock,” I decided to do a figurative coin flip on the way I was approaching my life. It was a gamble, but I knew I could either stick with the side of the coin I was already familiar (and unhappy) with: running away from my own self and hiding behind exhausting expectations, destructive relationships, and menial social approval. Or I could find out what’s on the other side.
So, for the first time, I paused and thought to myself, “What if I embraced who I am?”
Since we kicked off the first call for proposals in the GCA Book Project in September, more than a dozen chapter proposals from GCA members have been accepted. Thank you to chapter authors Jeff Nally, Harry Faddis, Brian Gorman, Mathew Bennett, Damian Goldvarg, Tom Keydel, Mike Kline, Cator Sparks, Brad Krueger, Garry Schleifer, Mark Kennedy and Jim Lopata!
Are you still interested in contributing a chapter to this book?
The marketing group is looking for volunteers to help promote our upcoming events and broaden the reach of the GCA to encourage more gay men to discover and become part of the community.
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We are so PROUD of Brian!! Here is a press release of the event, along with a roster of speakers. Go Brian Go!
Brian will speak about The universal path to navigating change on the individual level in times of transition and transformation.
In harmony with the theme of the harvest/thanksgiving season, thanks to all the GCA Members for your faithful enthusiasm for the mission of the GCA: that is, to grow the number of gay coaches and to increase the number of gay men who hire coaches. We have a lot to offer each other, our communities, and our nation.
It seems an appropriate time to express our gratitude to Arnie Katz for faithfully producing
Before we focus on Coaching, I want to clarify the differences between being a mentor, sponsor and coach. When exploring differences with respect to words or languages, I always like to start with the actual definitions.Add a comment
As a gay man who has always struggled to connect with men (most of my friends are wonderful women), EVRYMAN has been a beacon of light since I first heard about them several years back in the New York Times.Add a comment