Our Commitment to Justice and Equity
The Beautiful You Coaching Academy acknowledges that our core workplace is situated on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, as well as to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our wider communities.
We have committed to pay 1% of our income in rent to Aboriginal people in Victoria due to the fact that we live and work on land that was forcibly taken from them. There has been no Treaty with the First Nations people of this country who continue to live with the effects of colonisation today. We could wait for years for the government to sign a Treaty and commit to justice and restitution for Aboriginal people, however we have made the decision to act now in solidarity with them. For further information please see ‘Pay The Rent.’
We are committed to the personal and organisational work required to create equity and justice. Diversity is one of our core values, we welcome people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, gender identities and religions to our work, especially those who hold an underrepresented identity such as being Black, Brown, Indigenous, a Person of Colour, a person with a disability or those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer, intersex or asexual.
We recognise that people often face socio-economic barriers to education and skill development and we offer part and full scholarships in every one of our courses to people who hold an underrepresented identity and wish to train with us. To express your interest and be informed when opportunities are available please contact us here.
We are building a worldwide community of coaches who desire to impact positive change in the lives of their clients and communities. We support our core staff and training team with education and opportunities relating to issues of social justice and equality, and provide free support and resource sharing for our trainees and graduates who desire information in these areas as well. The aim of this is to support our coaches to be aware of issues such as internalised oppression, white supremacy, patriarchy, social inequalities and more, so that they can navigate the world with a deeper understanding of social justice issues and how those impact their own sense of self, their clients, and the communities they touch with their work. We are grateful to have a world class and exceptional teaching faculty of experts to help us do this.
We have provided paid opportunities for our staff, trainers and coaches to enrol and learn via educators such as The Adaway Group/Desiree Adaway, Every Level Leads/Ericka Hines, White Awake, Rachel Ricketts, Sharyn Holmes, McKensie Mack Group/Bunny McKensie Mack, Amina of Zaria/Winitha Bonney, Andrea Ranae and Trudi Lebron and we are committed to continuing to provide these education opportunities ongoing.
At our in-person gatherings and in our magazine we are committed to as diverse a representation of people as possible. We acknowledge that since the establishment of the Academy this is not something we have always gotten right and for that we issue a standing apology and commit to doing better. In doing so we not only expose our trainees and graduates to brilliant people of diverse backgrounds, we hope that other coaching schools and online businesses take note of the great disservice we do our industry when we don’t commit to diverse representation – and take the action needed to create a coaching industry that values all peoples above competition, marketing and profit.
The Beautiful You Coaching Academy is proud to support the work of UN Women, a global champion for women and girls responsible for promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality around the world. Priority areas for UN Women include expanding women’s leadership and participation, ending violence against women and enhancing women’s economic empowerment. We do this through direct donations, attending events and amplification of the work UN Women does.