Breaking the gender binary consulting provides education, consultation and support to businesses and families of all sizes to accept people of all gender identities. 

my mission

I want to help your business or family provide not only a safe and inclusive environment, but to also have a greater understanding of how the rigid structure of the gender binary system negatively impacts everyone, not just people who identify as LGBTQ+. As a queer, transgender man I want to ensure that all gender identities are honored, appreciated and valued.

I have been providing education and training in this field for over a decade. As someone who not only has the lived experience of being a transgender person, but also a masters in social work I can provide knowledge, insight and understanding on a topic which many people find uncomfortable or confusing. 

I will help you walk through the steps to create a welcoming, productive and successful environment for everyone. 


What i offer

I’ve heard Kaig speak before and believe that he does an excellent job bringing this sensitive topic to such a diverse group, and doing it with humanity and compassion.
— Manager - Northwest Natural Gas, Inc.
 

INITIAL CONSULTATION - 

To get the process started we will start with a free 60 minute phone or in person consultation. This will allow us time to discuss the type of services that would best fit your needs. 


TRAININGS -

Gender 101 -

This is the most basic level of training offered. For all new clients this training is required unless determined otherwise during our initial consultation. 

  • Basic terminology

  • Foundational concepts in understanding the gender binary

  • Simple and concrete do's and don't's to create a welcoming environment

 

Gender 201 - 

(Gender 101 required) - This training offers a higher level of education and support. This training builds on the basic concepts learned in Gender 101. 

  • Intermediate terminology

  • Small group, skill building activities

  • Significant time allotted for specific questions - which is one of the greatest learning tools I use.


1:1 CONSULTING SESSIONS - Hourly rates vary

There are many complications and complexities when working towards supporting anyone's gender identity. These sessions offer an opportunity to discuss and work through complicated issues that may be affecting the professional environment.  

  • Logistical and technical support

  • Troubleshoot issues

  • Experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate advice


 
PHONE AND ONLINE CONSULTING -

These sessions can offer a more flexible and convenient way to address an issue, whether it's small or large.

  • The first 15 minutes of phone sessions are free of charge. These sessions can take place over the phone or Skype.


Professional Presentations

  • Beyond Differences

  • Caitlin Gable High School

  • Friends of the Children

  • Lewis & Clark College

  • Meaningful Care Conference

  • Nike, Inc.

  • Portland State University

  • Regional Research Institute

Business Clients

  • Adidas

  • Northwest Natural Gas

  • Pacific Northwest Swimming