About the Gay Coaches Alliance



The Gay Coaches Alliance:

The place to find support for your gay coaching practice.


We Are:

a professional association of people who identify as GBTQ men. Members work as coaches or in allied helping professions, or use coaching as a key component of their work.

We aim to build a supportive global community through regular online and in-person events. Our events help to build community and provide continuing professional and personal development. We promote coaching as a method to help each other, and our clients, to have a greater impact on the world.

We are a diverse group, drawn together by our sexuality and passion for coaching. We stay together to inspire, empower, develop, and support each other and our clients. 

As a group, we:

  • Share ideas, skills, and knowledge
  • Grow, learn and support
  • Promote the value of coaching for GBTQ men and by GBTQ men
  • Promote our members’ coaching practices and businesses
  • Grow our global network of GBTQ coaches for collaboration, referrals, and development
  • Raise the visibility of coaching in the LGBTQ+ community
  • Encourage GBTQ men to become coaches.


We believe...

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.

We Recognize... 

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.




Whether conforming or marching to your own brightly colored gay drum, a coach is there to support you in creating the life you want, dream of and richly deserve.

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