SunLight Academy places particular emphasis on the concept of  “We Belong”, which serves as the cornerstone for key values such as belonging, abundance, collaboration and curiosity.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging goes beyond mere recognition of individual differences; it is rooted in community empowerment, promoting respect and compassion, and increasing awareness of systemic issues. Through adhering to these principles, SunLight nurtures and promotes a transformative educational experience where everyone feels part of something greater and understands their shared responsibility in shaping a more equitable and compassionate world for all of humanity.

Belonging

is the profound sense of being accepted and valued, where the seeds of gratitude flourish. Belonging means that we are an integral part of a community that appreciates our uniqueness and contributions: at SunLight we celebrate the connections we have and express genuine appreciation for the shared experiences that bind us together as coaches. In this way gratitude becomes the precious bond that strengthens our sense of belonging, fostering a profound sense of purpose and joy in our collective journey.

Abundance

is a plentiful and overflowing state of opportunities and resources. SunLight Academy encompasses an abundance of knowledge, wisdom, opportunities, and positivity that all students and members bring to our Community.
At SunLight Academy, we believe in cultivating abundance by encouraging our students to embrace an abundance mindset and enabling them to see the world with gratitude and excitement. This perspective nurtures a sense of attitude in every step of their journey, allowing them to tap into their fullest potential and experience a life filled with purpose, fulfillment, and prosperity.

Collaboration

means working together. At SunLight collaboration is the dynamic dance of our values of unity and courage, where diverse minds unite in a harmonious partnership to achieve specific goals. We believe that collaboration is grounded in the courage to step beyond individual limitations, embrace vulnerability, and venture into uncharted territories, knowing that together, we can manifest extraordinary outcomes. SunLight Academy aligns with ICF values, and collaboration is one f them. This entails nurturing social connections and community building.
By promoting collaboration and sharing, we cultivate a sense of belonging and empowerment for the developments of our professional coaches.

Curiosity

is the innate human trait characterized by a strong desire to explore, learn, and seek understanding about the world and its phenomena. At SunLight Academy curiosity is expressed by the bold and courageous spirit of exploration. As an ICF accredited school, we embrace the value of courage to inspire our students and coaches to courageously delve into the unknown, seeking new perspectives, and challenging perspectives.
By valuing curiosity, we empower our community to embrace the joy of learning, explore new horizons, and continually evolve both personally and professionally.

In conclusion, at SunLight Academy, the significance of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, authenticity, intersectionality, and curiosity extends beyond just embracing differences.

It involves recognizing our shared humanity and actively working towards creating an environment where all individuals feel valued, respected, and empowered to contribute authentically.

By embracing these principles, we aim to cultivate a learning community that reflects the true richness and diversity of humanity, fostering understanding, empathy, and growth for all its members.

Meet our Sunlight Academy Diversity & Inclusion Strategist

Chiara Lo Coco

Diversity & Inclusion Strategist for SunLight Academy
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MORE RESOURCES ON DEIJ FROM INTERNATIONAL COACHING FEDERATION
For Coaches or Coach Educators/Mentors who want to explore more on the topic, you can take a look at these links

On ICF Diversity & Inclusion
ICF DEIB News
Enhance Your Coaching for Individuals with Disabilities
Introducing the Disability Inclusion Training Manual