our diversity and inclusion policy
We breathe diversity at eCoachPro because this is part of our DNA.
eCoachPro contributes to improving the quality of society at an international level. We achieve this by designing and delivering outstanding learning & development programs aimed at bringing out the best in people. We can only do this work by wanting to get to know and understand people. By understanding backgrounds and differences in culture and language. And by being responsive to that. Only through embracing diversity and inclusion are we able to deliver these programs all over the world. Our people seamlessly connect to that: diverse as they are, across culture, background, ethnicity, gender, age and religion.
Our three founders also have different backgrounds, have lived (and are still living) in different countries and are all married to partners with a different ethnic background. Curiosity for and an open mind towards other people have therefore been the common ground on which eCoachPro was built. This is also declared in one of the 5 core values of our organization: equality.
Core value: Equality
We strongly believe that all people are equal. We therefore recognize the values and beliefs of others; we respect cultural diversity and refrain from causing harm. This recognition should be visible in our behavior and in the way we communicate with our people. In addition, our belief in equality is anchored in the core of our learning and development approach. This approach includes the 'politeness theory', that takes equality between people as a starting point for communication and can be applied across cultures.
Inclusion is the cornerstone in our Code of Conduct. We automatically help others, include all voices and promote good team spirit. We do not insult, discriminate against, or sexually harass others, and are held mutually accountable for our behavior. If we experience inappropriate or unethical behavior, we address this. Because we want everyone working at and with eCoachPro to feel included, accepted, respected and valued for who they are, whatever their background or beliefs. Everyone is welcome at eCoachPro and has equal opportunities.
We expect our leaders to create a workplace in which every individual feels supported, inspired, is given the chance to flourish and to operate to their full potential. To be introspective, aware of their unconscious biases and be open to feedback and other perspectives.
When we recruit new people (whether it’s coaches or support staff), we attract, select and hire the person who endorses and lives up to our core values and will add the most value to the team. We hire people based on attitude, not background. This provides us with a wide variety of capabilities, experiences and perspectives. It allows us to work with the brightest talents and makes us even more adaptable and innovative.
We promote the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion both internally and to the outside world. We only work with suppliers who share the same values and who we encourage to maintain a high-quality diversity and inclusion policy. And we actively support organizations that aim to create equal opportunities for people.