GCA is building a book: Call for Proposals

GCA is building a book: Call for Proposals

GCA is creating an anthology of writing by our members about what our experiences can offer the field of coaching and other helping professions.

The book was formally launched at the September membership, led by editorial team This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. During short breakouts, we brainstormed article proposal ideas we could each create. Some men immediately submitted proposals for consideration, and others were inspired to take more time to refine their ideas. So, the book is off to a great start . . . and we need more!

The book will reflect the diverse practices of our members. How does being a gay coach inform your practice, even if you don’t work with gay clients? How has working with a gay coach impacted your own life? What unique perspectives can you share with coaches and allied helping professionals?

Anticipated audiences for the book include gay male coaches and other helping professionals, ranging from experienced master coaches to those who are just beginning. Other readers will be non-gay professionals who may work with gay men. The book will also serve gay men who want to learn more about how coaching might benefit them.

Articles fit into two general categories: anecdotal reflections (narratives in first person, 600-800 words); and chapters on method and theory (i.e. researched theory or method application, in third person, 1200-1800 words).

Creating an all-volunteer project like this will take time. To make great GCA member content available earlier, we will begin by publishing members work in a blog, adding to the collection as work is completed. Eventually we plan to generate a book to be sold in electronic format as well as on-demand hard-copy publishing. The vision is to have initial materials available at the 2021 International Gay Coaches Conference, and a full collection by the 2022 conference.

Visit https://www.thebook.thegaycoaches.com/ for more information and to get started.

submitted by Tim Kincaid