Gene is one of America’s foremost experts on shame. The impact of shame on all other relationships is where he specializes. On this topic, Gene McConnell is highly sought out as a national and international speaker. His expertise first came on to the national scene with his signature messages about the sexualization of our culture and the impact it has upon individual lives, relationships, and communities. Gene identifies and exposes the societal trends that are damaging healthy relationships like no one else. His mission is to teach individuals and organizations about the foundational elements of building and maintaining healthy relationships in marriage, the workplace, and the community.
Upcoming Keynote Speaking Events
ARI and Turnagain Center presents
Healthy Living in a Toxic Culture
January 30th and 31st, 2018
Healthy Living in a Toxic Culture, a two-day workshop series for junior and senior high students, turned out to be a tremendous success. Even two weeks after the workshops, students are still requesting time with us and choosing to share with us, their personal and painful stories of how their lives have been impacted by our overly sexualized culture and the shame-based beliefs that they have quietly carried as a result. Never before spoken stories of grief, loss, abandonment, self-harm, abuse, and even suicidal thoughts have all emerged. Knowing that these young people have been given permission and space to speak their once silent thoughts in a safe, judgment free community has further fueled our desire to expand this workshop opportunity to include students from all across Alaska. We are now aiming to connect with both public and private schools, church youth groups, and community agencies that provide support services to junior and senior high youth. Please contact us for more information and to discuss how we can bring this workshop to the young people in your community.