One of the primary reasons I have become a Life Coach is my desire to impact the LGBTQ community. I spent over 10 years suppressing my true self and with that, the chance to connect with many LGBTQ youth who saw me as relatable after my role in School of Rock. Over the years, I’ve ignored many messages from many people because I was insecure about who I was. I don’t feel guilty for taking the time necessary to navigate my way out of the woods, but now I’m finally ready to accept what may very well be my purpose in life.
With September’s newsletter comes the beginning of my official monthly “blog” .. which basically just means that I’m now putting my content on my website in addition to e-mailing it out to subscribers. This is all in attempt to reach more people & allow for easier sharing. Understood?!
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I am officially certified as a professional Life Coach through the International Coach Federation!
For the most part, I’m excited!
But if I’m being completely honest, this new credential terrifies me. Just a little bit.
“I got noticed because I stood out. And then I spent the rest of my life trying to not stand out.”
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Brian Falduto, LGBTQ advocate and founder of the ‘Love Life’ life coaching service, discusses why he felt the need to help others understand who they are, and love themselves.
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“There’s more to all of us than I think we realize.”
Brian Falduto —best known for his iconic line, “You’re tacky and I hate you” in the film School of Rock — is all grown up, and sharing his personal creative and coming out journey to empower young LGBTQ people. Through, his newly launched and International Coach Federation-certified endeavor, called Love Life, he hopes to work with LGBTQ teens to help them work through trauma, access their creativity, and live as their most authentic selves.
When you’re called to make drastic changes in your life, it can be overwhelming for anyone. Breaking out of your comfort zone is scary but necessary to grow. As an actor and singer, even I struggle with breaking out of my comfort zone and taking the steps necessary to grow and become who I want to be. Most recently, a major change for me was moving out of my small East Coast town to West Hollywood.
In 2003, the film School of Rock hit theaters. In it, I played the memorable, sassy role of Billy, better known as Fancy Pants. As aware as I am that I likely wouldn’t make a list of D-list celebrities, it is interesting to note the impact that a role in just one movie has had on my coming of age. Nearly 15 years later, I am still the “gay kid from School of Rock,” but for the first time ever, I’m OK with it. Pushing this humbled experience of fame aside, I believe everyone has a unique and important story to tell. Here’s mine.