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ASK & TELL

A Group Coaching Program for GBTQ+ People

Light, Legacy & Leadership.
Nurturing and celebrating the embodied leader in You.

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR & ABOUT LEADERSHIP FOR GBTQ+PEOPLE

It can be easy—for some—even a potential place of privilege, to look at a new program on leadership for GBTQ+ and think why bother – there are so many programs out there that speak to leadership. And yes, maybe there are.

This is a coaching experience formed by GBTQ+ Leaders geared for GBTQ+ identifying participants. It’s a unique context for work using group and individual coaching as a method for lasting change. 

THE WORLD OUT THERE…

We search, far and wide, for our community in high ranking positions. We seldom find them, at least not out in the open as proud representations of the GBTQ+ spectrum. Seldom do we see ourselves reflected in the history books. When we do stumble upon someone, often it’s a footnote or a delayed recognition. Instead, we read stories of brilliant people initially condemned & buried on the sole basis of the being GBTQ+.

In entertainment we’re allowed to shine … somewhat. Yet so many GBTQ+ people in the spotlight industries are still trying to pass … encouraged to bury “that part” of themselves. “Out” celebrities are a still a rarity, especially in sports, and often only emerge decades after the limelight, after threats to life or financial stability have passed them by.

The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy of the US Military ended more than a decade ago. And yet GBTQ+ who are highly capable leaders are still passed over for promotions, leadership, and positions of power. 

And only for being, “Like that.”

But the times are changing.
And we’re determined to accelerate this evolution. 

    THE PROMISE OF OUR TIME TOGETHER…

    This program is a break from that legacy of invisibility. We bring Gay Bi Trans and Queer folks for the purpose of uncovering a deeper understanding and perspective about who we are as leaders in the world.  We strive to create lives of, and on, purpose.

    Being all from a similar target group we are afforded the chance to drop quickly into a greater level of trust and freedom with one another. This space offers a natural sense of ease and cohesion. As we look at leadership in our lives, we are encouraged and held accountable. This is an intentional, specialized setting that thrives because of its autonomy and the familiarity of our shared experiences.

    This program puts leadership front and center!

    It’s an emphatic declaration that leadership is also for GBTQ+ people. Over the course of seven weeks, we will explore together, using a practical and successful coaching methodology to dig in to your strengths and dreams. And we will start with a single powerful question: “How are you showing up as a leader for your own life and what might that look like out in the world?”

    THE FOCUS OF OUR SESSIONS

    WEEK ONE

    Health & Leadership

    WEEK TWO

    Mission & Leadership

    WEEK THREE

    Relationships & Leadership

    WEEK FOUR

    Work & Leadership

    WEEK FIVE

    Money & Leadership

    WEEK SIX

    Sex & Leadership

    WEEK SEVEN

    The World & Leadership

    WEEK EIGHT

    1-on-1 Coaching

    I’m Ready

    THE STEPS WE’LL TAKE TOGETHER

    COACHING GOALS

    • Create a stronger sense of Self.
    • Identifies areas for greater levels of success and integration.
    • Identifies blindspots
    • Navigate what it means to be a leader; and a leader in the world.
    • Mission work and activating the agent for change, empowerment and evolution.
    • Growth and advancement through accountability.
    • Setting concrete intentions and specific actions geared towards completion.

    COURSE BREAKDOWN

    • 7 weeks / 8 sessions
    • 7 weekly sessions – 2 hours
    • 8th session – Individual 1 on 1 coaching

    YOUR LEADERSHIP GUIDES

    JD WOLFE JD WOLFE
    Initiated: December 1993
    Co-Leader, LA Leader Body Chair, Certified Coach
    Certified Yoga Instructor

    I’m a proud gay man living with my husband in Los Angeles. I love the work I do because it brings me face to face with individuals and groups. I most enjoy the fact that I get to support people in discovering tools and paths that increase their wellbeing, growth, and understanding of who they can be.

    STEPHAN McKENZIE STEPHAN McKENZIE
    Initiated: September 2012
    Area Steward, Co-Leader
    Writer | Filmmaker

    I am a Los Angeles based Aspirer. An aspiring writer. An aspiring filmmaker. An aspiring talk show host. An aspiring poet. An aspiring humanitarian. An aspiring activist. An aspiring Buddhist. And an Aspiring human being. 

    STEP INTO LEADERSHIP

    Starting May 25, 2021

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    Tuesday Evenings
    (May 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6)
    7:00pm – 9:00 pm Eastern
    (find my time)

    If you have any questions, please email us at otpsupport@mkpusa.org and we’ll be glad to assist you