helping gay men free themselves from church-shame through coaching and public speaking
Come as you are.
I'm so glad you found my page! If you're reading this, know that you are welcome here. More importantly, know that you are welcome here not in spite of who you are, but because of it.
My primary focus is helping gay men free themselves from Church shame.
Sounds out of reach? I get it. As a creative and an out, gay man, I understand how challenging and oftentimes scary it can feel to lead an authentic life. Vulnerability takes courage, and it’s absolutely necessary to access your pure joy.
Meet Your Coach
At the age of 25, I looked pretty happy. I had a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, a full time job as a high school Spanish and Theatre teacher, owned a house in the suburbs of Chicago, and was engaged to a woman I was with for five years. To someone looking in from the outside, I really did look happy, only much of it was a facade.
At this point, I met someone who made me question my whole belief system, and during that struggle, I realized I was living a double life. I realized I had preconceived ideas that being gay was shameful, but in that moment, I realized what was actually wrong was living an inauthentic life. Within 24 hours of meeting this man, I ended the relationship with my fiancée and came out of the closet.
Coming out was the first of many life changes that came to me, much like the ripples in a pond from a pebble. The courage from coming out nudged me to pursue my dream of being an actor, and it sat next to me in my car as I drove to Los Angeles to continue that dream.
Fast forward to today - I've built a life for myself with my dog Cadence, about twenty houseplants, and my own LA chosen family. I am able to pursue my dreams while helping others pursue theirs. Being a Life Coach fulfills and heals me in a way I haven't felt since I was a teacher. Only now, I get to do it from a place of pure joy and authenticity.
"Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change."
Your Shame-Free Gay Life
The Shame-Free Gay Life program consists of 5 transformational shifts that strengthen the 3 pillars of connection. In the program, we note the beliefs holding us back, question and challenge those beliefs, and organically swap them out for more empowering beliefs that feel right for YOU, not the society or Church that's taught you that you are bad. From there, we build a community. A community is a place where you feel seen, safe, and celebrated, not in spite of who you are, but because of it. And finally, we celebrate you every step of the way! Celebration is the gateway to confidence. With the help of our community, I give you tools to celebrate yourself every day, so that you can take that new confidence out into the world and be one, whole person in every room you walk into.
In going through these shifts, you will have a better relationship with yourself, your new community, and your higher power. The Shame-Free Gay Life program has an impact-based guarantee. This means if you commit to doing the work, then I will work with you until you have the shame-free life that you want!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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