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PACDA: Insights for Coaching LGBTQIA+ Clients

  • Monday, January 24, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Webinar: Link sent after registration


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • The registration fee for guests is $25.

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 Insights for Coaching LGBTQIA+ Clients 

Monday, January 24, 2022

12:00 - 2:00 pm

While all career coaches strive to empower their clients to advance their careers, the LGBTQIA+ community faces unique challenges in pursuing their professional goals. This workshop will give us tips to keep in mind to assure that we deliver services in an inclusive and respectful way to all clients so that they (and we) can navigate the heteronormative barriers that may prevent them from pursuing their vocational dreams.


Galit Pearlman is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of a boutique recruiting firm, Oak3. Prior to that, she held leadership roles in talent acquisition and human capital solutions with JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, and Insearch Worldwide. Galit has been featured in Harvard Business Review, CNBC, eFinancialCareers, and iReLaunch for her work in talent and diversity strategies. She earned her BA in Political Science and International Business from University of Wisconsin – Madison and resides in Ithaca, NY with her partner and their three children. LinkedIn

LeeAnn Marchesi is a passionate educator and lifelong learner. She is currently a Middle School Social Studies Teacher with the Wissahickon School District. With more than 12 years of teaching experience, she works enthusiastically with middle school students to create safe spaces and trusting relationships in which all are welcomed and encouraged to engage in discussions on important topics with accuracy and without stigmatization. LeeAnn works with Thom Stecher & Associates and has taught a course at Neumann University on the many facets of Human Sexuality. This work delves further into the dimensions of gender, sexual orientation, and sexual attraction. LeeAnn graduated from Cairn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and earned a Master’s Degree in Social-Emotional Learning from Neumann University. She is currently working on a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Gwynedd Mercy University with the following thesis topic: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Gay Students’ Perceptions of Acceptance. LinkedIn

Rae Stout has more than 10 years of experience in career and mental health counseling with a focus on underserved populations, including LGBTQIA+ individuals who have experienced discrimination related to gender and sexuality. She is a Certified Career Counselor of PACDA’s parent organization, the National Career Development Association (NCDA) with a graduate of the NCDA Leadership Academy, a former member of NCDA’s Statewide Leadership Advisory Group, and a current member of NCDA’s Government Relations committee. She is a Licensed Counselor with the State of Colorado, a Certified Counselor with the National Board for Certified Counselors, and an MBTI Certified Practitioner. LinkedIn

NCDA CEUs: You may register to earn 2 NCDA CEUs. You must attend the webinar live to receive the CEUs. CEUs are free for PACDA members; $10 for those who are not members of PACDA. NCDA is the National Career Development Association (www.ncda.org/). See https://ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/credentialing for information on NCDA credentials and Continuing Education requirements.

Act 48 credit:

PACDA and PSCA members: After the event, complete the post-event survey, then email ceu@thepacda.org to obtain your certificate of attendance, which you can then submit via the PSCA website.

Not a PACDA or PSCA member?: You may be able to obtain Act 48 credit. After the event, complete the post-event survey, then email ceu@thepacda.org to obtain your certificate of attendance. Submit this to the Pennsylvania Department of Education via your local education agency, which will have the final say on whether this program qualifies for Act 48 credit. Or, you may submit via the Pennsylvania School Counselor Association for $10.

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