A self-paced course that will teach you the building blocks of meaningful connection

Connecting with people is hard. No one taught us how to create, nurture, and sustain genuine relationships. This course breaks it down into three foundational life skills: Authenticity, Belonging, and Confidence. By the end, you will know how to connect with others and feel more self-assured doing so.

Who this is for

This curriculum is specifically designed for guys looking to establish more fulfilling connections with gay men. If this sounds familiar, you're in the right place:

  • You're bored of superficial connections

  • You find dating apps tedious

  • You're looking for deeper friendships and relationships

  • You want to feel more comfortable in your own skin

  • You're interested in personal development

  • You want tangible skills and ideas

  • You enjoy independent learning at your own pace

  • You like to have the option for 1-on-1 support- but only if you need it

What you get

  • Independent Study

    12 visual presentation lessons that you can consume at your own pace, and review as many times as you need.

  • A Logical Success Path

    12 lessons organized into three topics: Authenticity, Belonging, and Confidence.

  • Journaling Prompts

    36 customized reflection questions that stimulate your own self-discovery and contribute to the learning objectives.

  • 12-Month Access

    You pay once for 12-month access to course content so that you can return and review as needed.

  • 1-on-1 Support

    3 optional 1-on-1 check-in sessions at the end of each module where you can ask any questions and review your progress with the instructor.

  • Exclusive Offers

    Graduates can take advantage of a private 1-on-1 coaching session, as well as VIP rates for group workshops and Wellismo courses.


Breakdown of all 12 lessons

  • 1


    • Welcome Message from Michael

    • 5 Best Practices for Success

  • 2


    • Social Masks

    • Your Inner World

    • Your Inner Roommate

    • The Path to Self-Love

  • 3


    • Barriers to Connection

    • Belonging

    • Sex & Intimacy

    • Connection & Relationships

  • 4


    • Express Yourself

    • Personal Empowerment

    • Understanding Your Emotions

    • Living in Integrity

  • 5


    • Congratulations!

    • Continue your learning

    • Before you go...

Enroll now

Learn the ABCs of genuine connection: authenticity, belonging, and confidence

One payment for 12-months of access to learn at your own pace, wherever and whenever you want.

Meet your instructor

Life & Wellness Coach

Michael DiIorio

With 13 years' experience in the corporate world coaching leadership skills, Michael founded Wellismo in 2020 to focus on personal life coaching. He specializes in helping his clients build genuine self-confidence from the inside out. Michael is the co-host of the Gay Men Going Deeper podcast and a leader of the Gay Men's Brotherhood where he facilitates monthly sharing circles and group workshops with men around the world. When he's not coaching, you'll find him spending time in nature, cycling, and traveling.

What people are saying about Michael

Reviews from previous clients and students

"At the crossroads of life"

Ash in England

At a point in time where you suddenly meet a different version of yourself, standing alone at the crossroads of life, unsure of yourself, and the direction, but sure of the destination, you hope that you’ll meet someone kind, knowledgeable, and wiser to show you the right checkpoints along the way. That person is Michael. When a chance comes your way for no real reason, then take that chance. It might change your life.

"Facilitated incredible change"

Michael in United States

Michael is an amazing coach who has facilitated incredible change for me. He's an incredible listener and has an innate ability to widen your perspective and help you transform your life - in ways that you want, and in ways you perhaps didn't even realize would benefit you.

"Zeroed in on what was holding me back"

T.J. in United States

Before I found Michael, I was stuck. I couldn’t identify what was holding me back and I didn’t know where to begin. Everyday just felt like I was just going through the motions. Michael saw things in me that I couldn’t see in myself. He very easily zeroed in on what was holding me back and told me what I needed to get unstuck.

"I can let my guard down"

Pietar in Germany

Talking to Michael each week has been the best thing that’s happened to me in awhile. Nobody likes to be vulnerable, but with Michael I can be me, express my feelings and let my guard down.

Connect with self. Connect with others.


  • Do I need to do the modules in order?

    No. All modules are available to you as soon as you enrol. I recommend doing them in order, but you have the freedom to pick and choose as you please.

  • How long can I access the course content?

    You have access to all course content for an entire year from purchase. That means you can go back as many times as you want to review and deepen your understanding. One-time payment for 12 months of access.

  • How is the content delivered?

    There are 12 visual presentations that include me speaking and guiding you through the lesson. Each lesson includes 3 reflection questions for you. Each lesson is between 10 and 20 minutes long.

  • Is this only for gay men?

    I created this course for gay men, but the concepts covered here are universal: authenticity, belonging, and confidence. The examples I use are unique to the gay/bi/queer man's experience, but anyone is welcome to enrol.

  • What if I need 1-on-1 support?

    No problem. At the end of each module, you have an opportunity to schedule a 1-on-1 call so that we can review your progress and ensure you are moving through the lessons effectively. You can also use this time to ask any questions before moving into the next module.