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Biography


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Biography - In Summary: 

Michael Sigmann is the Founder and Lead Facilitator of the Men’s Inner Journey. He is also the Executive Director of a Nonprofit Organization dedicated to providing the Men's Inner Journey as a service to the gay community. In addition to being a published artist and writer, Michael is a well-known public speaker, workshop facilitator and Minister. His education includes Illustration at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Philosophy, Cosmology & Consciousness, at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Individual & Group Facilitation at the Inner Journey Seminars in Marin County and Self Realization at the Oneness University. Andhra Pradesh, India.

Experience Overview:

Born June 30, 1960, Royal Oak, Michigan

High School: Walled Lake Central, Walled Lake, Michigan ~ 1978

Homecoming King Class of '78, Walled Lake Central, Walled Lake, Michigan

Scholarship for Artistic Achievement, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan

1st Place Billboard Award, WLBS Radio Station Detroit, ~ 1980

Fine Art Degree, Illustration, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan  ~ 1982

Owner/Partner/Creative Director, Tandem Productions, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan ~ 1984 ~ 1989

Manager 1989, Director 1990, Vice President of Communications 1991, Medicon - Medical Resource Management Company, Northbrook, Illinois, 1989 ~ 1993

Founded Flagging In the Park, AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco ~ 1996

Inner Journey Seminars, Certificate of Training, Facilitator, Marin County, California ~ 1998 ~ 2002

Founded the Men's Inner Journey Retreat, San Francisco, California, ~ 1998 

Masters Degree, Philosophy, Cosmology & Consciousness, California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, California ~ 2000 ~ 2003

Most Beautiful Art Installation on the Playa, Cosmic Embodiment, from the People of Burning Man ~ 2000, Cover Story on Burning Man, San Francisco Chronicle Sunday September 3, 2000 Edition

Art Installation, Gay Pride 2001 - City Hall San Francisco~ Certificate of Honor, City of San Francisco, Willie Lewis Brown, Mayor


Landmark Forum, Advanced Course, SELP, San Francisco, California ~ 2001 ~ 2003  

Art Installation, Gay Pride 2002 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California

501 (c) (3) Letter of Tax Exempt Status for Gateway for Integrated Consciousness, San Francisco, California - June 10, 2003 ~ Present

Facilitator Training (Deeksha Giver), 21-Day Program, Oneness University, Andhra Pradesh, India ~ 2004

Beneficiary of the Proceeds, Real Bad, San Francisco Folsom Fair, ~ 2005

Launched the Men's Inner Journey Facilitator Training Program ~ 2006

Revenue for Gateway Nonprofit hits 200,000.00 ~ 2012

Why Gay Sex Matters, A Gay Man's Guide to Self-Discovery, based on nearly 1000 case studies on gay men who participated in the Men's Inner Journey. Enters Development - 1st Draft Stage ~ 2015

Launch of Living Totally Program for Gay Men looking to increase their capacity for, and the quality of the connection they seek in life - Fall 2018

Miscellaneous: Keynote Speaker and or Lead Facilitator, Gay Spirit Culture Project - 2003, Gay Spirit Visions - 2009, Los Angeles Gay Men's Forum - 2009, Gay City Seattle - 2010, Wildwood Men's Retreat - 2012, University of Louisville - LGBT  Center, Louisville, Kentucky ~ 2017, California Men's Gathering Spring - 2018, California Men's Gathering Summer - 2018





Illustration


Burning Man 2000 - Water World



Gay Pride 2001 - City Hall, SF