Nurturing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: My Journey as a DEIB Strategist for SunLight Academy

In the ever-evolving world of coaching, fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), has never been more crucial. I am proud to be a part of SunLight Academy, a coaching education organization committed to upholding the highest standards of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

As a young Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and an aspiring coaching entrepreneur, my role as a DEIB Strategist for SunLight Academy has been a transformative experience. In this article, I will share my journey, the reasons behind my choice, and the personal and professional benefits I’ve reaped from this endeavor.

Embracing SunLight Academy’s Vision

SunLight Academy, a coaching education organization committed to the highest standards of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), is not just a platform for learning and growth. It is a vibrant community dedicated to shape the future of coaching by promoting DEIB values. As a young ACC coach looking to establish my coaching practice, aligning with SunLight Academy was a conscious choice rooted in shared values.

Why SunLight Academy?

  1. Alignment with Values: SunLight Academy’s unwavering commitment to DEIB aligns seamlessly with my personal values. Coaching isn’t just about helping clients achieve their goals; it’s about creating a safe and inclusive space where every individual feels heard and valued.
  2. Learning and Growth: Joining SunLight Academy has been a continuous learning journey. It has provided me with access to a rich network of experienced coaches and educators who are passionate about DEIB. This learning has not only enriched my coaching skills but has also expanded my understanding of the diverse needs of my future clients.

Becoming a DEIB Strategist

Being appointed as a DEIB Strategist for SunLight Academy was a pivotal moment in my coaching journey. This role is not just a title; it’s a commitment to actively promote DEIB principles within the coaching community and beyond.

The Benefits of Being a DEIB Strategist are for me:

  1. Personal Growth: This role has pushed me out of my comfort zone, encouraging me to confront my biases, broaden my horizons, and engage in important conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. It’s a journey of self-discovery.
  2. Professional Advancement: As a DEIB Strategist, I’ve had the privilege of attending exclusive workshops, webinars, and conferences on DEIB topics. These opportunities have not only enhanced my coaching skills but also made me a more well-rounded and empathetic coach.

Expanding My Coaching Practice


Being a DEIB Strategist for SunLight Academy has also opened doors for me as a young ACC coach looking to build my coaching practice. The ICF community of practices related to DEIB topics has introduced me to like-minded individuals who are not only potential clients but also collaborators and advocates for my coaching services.

In conclusion, my journey as a DEIB Strategist for SunLight Academy has been transformative, both personally and professionally. It has reinforced my commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and it has expanded my coaching horizons. As a young ACC coach, I am not just building my business; I am building a legacy of coaching that is rooted in the values of DEIB. I invite all aspiring coaches to join SunLight Academy and be a part of this inspiring journey towards a more inclusive coaching community. And if you’re seeking coaching services, choose a coach dedicated to creating a more inclusive and equitable world through coaching. Together, we can make a difference and create a brighter, more diverse, equitable, and inclusive coaching future.

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