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Online Skill Building for LifeMAP Coaches, AAPCA Members, and AsperCoaches: Supporting Gender Diverse Clients, 7/30/21, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, $10

DESCRIPTION: Being an excellent coach involves supporting clients on their journey to being their full, authentic selves. An important part of this is affirming clients’ identities and ensuring that clients feel seen, respected, and celebrated from the start of the coaching relationship. In this workshop, we will explore how to foster a supportive coaching relationship with transgender and/or non-binary clients. We will discuss the history and theory behind gender diversity and expression, how to use language to affirm client identities, and what many of us need to “unlearn” to create safe spaces for gender expression. Using case examples, participants will learn common challenges faced by trans and gender diverse clients in the workplace and daily life, and ways coaches might incorporate an understanding of this into coaching. We will also provide information for guiding clients and parents to additional support, peer mentorship, and community resources.

SPEAKER: Elena Rossen (she/they) holds a M.A. in Education from Lesley University and a B.A. in Psychology from Smith College. Elena has a deep passion for creating spaces that celebrate neurodiversity and supporting individuals in accessing the tools and skills they need to reach their full potential. Elena identifies as queer and non-binary, and brings their personal and professional experience into coaching and supporting LGBTQIA+ clients. When not working, Elena enjoys making art, building community, and exploring the outdoors.

WHO: LifeMAP Coaches (free), AAPCA Members ($10), AsperCoaches ($10)

WHEN: Friday, July 30, 2021

TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

WHERE: Online via Zoom

COST: free to LifeMAP coaches, and a $10 charge to AAPCA members and AsperCoaches

REGISTRATION:  This training session is restricted to LifeMAP coaches, AAPCA members, and AsperCoaches.  To register, please email cynthia.deferrari@aane.org for the registration link.


July 30
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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