8th Annual International Gay Coaches Conference

  • Easton Mountain Easton Mountain
  • 391 Herrington Hill Road Greenwich, NY 12834
  • May 2 - 5, 2019 (4 days)
  • Semi-Private - $695.00 Quad - $595.00 Garden Cabin - $495.00 Commuter - $395.00

About This Event

EASTON MOUNTAIN IS ACTING AS THE REGISTRAR FOR THE CONFERENCE. YOU CAN GET A LOT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SESSIONS, SCHOLARSHIPS, THE PRE-CONFERENCE  & MORE BY VISITING:

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It’s a special year for the Gay Coaches Conference. In the spirit of inclusion, the 2019 Gay Coaches Conference theme is “Everyone’s A Coach: Bringing More Coaching to All Professions.” The conference is open to gay coaches – whether you’re a coach in training, a practicing coach, credentialed coach, or master coach.  It’s also open to gay men who want to explore coaching and include it in their profession.  In the past two years, we’ve welcomed therapists, psychologists, social workers, congregational ministers, and many others to the Gay Coaches Conference who are adding or incorporating coaching to their profession.  This year, we welcome you to join us and include coaching in the great work that you lead! We’ve added an intention for this year’s conference, too. An intention is a lens or perspective through which we can experience coaching anew. It’s a frame to put around the conference sessions and the knowledge, skills, and experiences you will have at the conference.  This year’s intention is about revitalizing your practice. It’s about changing things up, giving your approach a revitalizing lift, and taking a new perspective.  So, please join us this year – as a presenter and/or participant. Bring more coaching to all professions and revitalize your work as a coach at the Gay Coaches Conference, May 2-5, 2019 at Easton Mountain!

We are also offering a Pre-Conference on May 1st:

Realize Your Greatness – with Jeff Moore

(Get $100 off the pre-conference if you register by Feb 18th!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was so wonderful to be in such a beautiful mountain setting with the community. The opportunity to have intellectually stimulating conversations with a variety of men of all shapes, colors, and ages in a beautiful rustic face-to-face setting was spiritually enlightening and a welcomed change (contact info blocked) The majestic 170 acre setting was bursting with wildlife and it is actually on the top of a beautiful mountain with two ponds (one has a water-fountain), a big new swimming pool, and one really large wood-fired sauna along with a huge hot-tub (contact info blocked) I hated to leave and I can’t wait to get back!

Schedule


Venue Highlights

Easton Mountain is a retreat center located near Albany, New York. It is a place for learning, healing, and growth, in a setting that also provides opportunities for recreation and appreciation of nature. We are located on 175 beautiful wooded acres and have multiple options for meeting spaces suitable for small to large groups. For overnight, weekend or longer events, we have a variety of accommodations, including private rooms, semi-private rooms, rooms for four, and dormitory-style rooms. In the warmer months, guests are also welcome to bring their own tent and camp in a number of wonderful sites.

Accommodations

We provide several options for housing:
The Guest House - Offering two room options, our two-story Guest House includes in-suite bathrooms with shower, and WiFi access. Room options include two beds or two bunk beds.
The Garden Cabin - A dormitory-style accommodation with five bunk beds, our Garden Cabin offers WiFi access and shared toilet facilities. Shower facilities are located on the ground level of the Lodge, approximately 500 feet away
Camping - Guests are also welcome to bring their own tent and camp in a variety of beautiful locations on the land. From a platform right on the duck pond to our hillside next to the Guest House, this option allows you to enjoy the beautiful land while still offering you the comforts of facilities available at the Lodge.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Meals are provided three times daily: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is usually served continental style, with assorted breads, bagels, and cold cereals available, along with a hot cereal, yogurt, a hot breakfast entree, and fresh fruit. For some retreats, the last day will feature light snacks in the early morning and a late morning brunch. Lunch and dinner are usually hot meals with fresh bread and salad available. We serve meat, usually in the form of beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and fish. A vegetarian option is also available at each meal; we ask that this be reserved for those who request vegetarian meals, as there is not enough of the vegetarian option prepared for everyone to eat.

Snacks such as cold cereals, fruits and nuts, along with coffee, assorted hot teas, chilled water, and iced tea, are available 24 hours a day in the dining room. Please note that we can not always accommodate special dietary requests for food allergies. If you have specific food allergies, we suggest you contact us ahead of time and bring some special food for yourself to supplement any food that we serve which you can eat. Refrigerator space can be provided for you if needed to store your food.

Directions

Easton Mountain is located in the Hudson Valley approximately 30 miles North of Albany, New York and conveniently located within a three-hour drive of Boston, New York City, and Montreal. Please see our website for turn by turn directions. To set up your GPS, use the following address: 391 Herrington Hill Road, Greenwich, NY 12834.

You can fly into the Albany airport, take the Megabus or AMTRAK to Albany (Rensselaer Station), or take the Greyhound/Trailways to Albany. We can usually arrange for a volunteer to pick you up. Please refer to our website for details

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