Do you want to grow your business? We’re here to help! Let us guide you to create growth strategies in all areas of your business.
The mission of Growth Strategies for Event Professionals is to support and nurture event professionals to obtain the highest level of personal success in their chosen field. We do this through free masterminds, dynamic training modules, and business consultations. So, how do you want to grow your business?
Gay Wedding Planning is here to help you implement effective and impactful inclusive business practices that reflect your company’s values of inclusivity. This is not just about window dressing and a few photos, this is about critically assessing what you believe and how your business reflects those beliefs.
We offer two ways to support you - training courses and personalized consulting.
INCLUSIVITY MASTERMIND TRAINING COURSE
This is an 8 week mastermind course that will teach you best practices for positioning your company as LGBTQ+ and BIPOC inclusive and supportive.
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTATION
We do a deep dive into your website, social media, and marketing materials. We read every word and review every photo to analyze your inclusive practices. We provide you with a plan to revise your site to reflect non-biased and inclusive practices.
Our world is shifting toward a new normal — a long overdue normal where all people are honored, respected, and treated equitably. And it’s critical for the event industry to follow suit. An LGBTQ+ or BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) client patronizing your business should feel included and welcomed. You may feel that you are inclusive but feelings are different than actions.
This training will take your business to a new level! We teach you inclusivity practices to make your business showcase your support for all couples. All participants become Certified Inclusivity Specialists after completing the training.
Are you ready to change your approach, be more inclusive and get more business?
Join us for this FREE Mastermind! Sign up now to be included in the next one! Date to be announced shortly.
Your public face tells the world how your company practices inclusivity. With an Inclusivity & Diversity Marketing Consultation, our team does a deep dive on your materials and provide you with a detailed plan for change.
We're Cathy O'Connell & Dorry Winhan, gay, married wedding planners with a passion for joy and fun! We are self-proclaimed hotel junkies, travel often for business and fun (or at least we used to and hope to again soon) taking our canine and feline children along as much as possible! We love helping people be the best they can be and supporting the process of an abundant life!
As members of the LGBTQ+ community, we understand how it feels to be marginalized and subtly unrecognized. If we had ten dollars for every person who asked if we were sisters or we were checked into a hotel as “Mr. & Mrs.”, we would have enough money to buy the hotel! These microaggressions, though small, compound over time and affect one’s perception of the world and even of themselves.
We founded COJ Events, one of the premier LGBTQ+ event planning companies in the world, we are committed to supporting and uplifting our community. Cathy is also the President of the National Gay Wedding Association.