Disability, Discrimination & DEIJ Statement
At EpiCoaching Academy we celebrate diversity and we respect the unique life journey and life choices of all people. We know that promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in our Community and in our Academy it has a positive impact in the world. We believe that organizations must recognize their key role to ensure that any strategies developed seek to address these issues and create a more just society.
All members of our Academy and our Community have a responsibility to promote equality, dignity and respect, and most of all to celebrate diversity and to challenge unfairness and discrimination. We believe that by being grateful and by celebrating diversity is a value that brings more awareness and a more collaborative environment, especially in the coaching education sector, where welcoming the clients as they are in the moment is one of the highest competencies for a coach.
We work everyday to contribute to a more diverse, equitable, inclusive and fair coaching profession for all professional coaches and clients worldwide. As ICF Professionals, we promote a DEIJ approach that recognizes that social identities do not exist in isolation and instead are interconnected and impact one another. We know it is essential that as educators in the coaching industry we embody the desire to learn and to combine reflective practice with a kind, curious and caring approach to creating change in inequitable structures.
We welcome all that are willing to join our Academy with a great sense of acceptance regardless of age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or any other possible type of discrimination. We ask our leaders to create opportunities to talk directly about race, racism and to identify how thinking can be transformed to promote inclusion on every level.
We are committed to provide strong leadership in our Academy, through the respectful and kind presence of our professionals. As providers of coaching education programs, we are aware we have a unique position – and therefore a unique responsibility – to lead the industry forward and create a more just and equitable training experience. Our leaders and members of our Community are required to demonstrate a commitment to reduce the gaps around DEIJ and lead by example.