A large proportion of my clients are neurodiverse, have disabilities or are part of the LGBTIQ community. It’s not because I have a beacon calling them in – it just happens organically!
In this episode I’m sharing the Pop Your Career Inclusivity Policy and why I have decided to build a beacon – come on down, my lovelies!

29. The Pop Your Career Inclusivity Policy – Transcript

[00:00:00] Hi, there I’m Bec McFarland the host of the Pop Your Career Podcast. As a career coach, I’m most passionate about helping my clients to discover their own personal flavour of career fulfillment. In this podcast, we are going to be exploring ways that you too can feel more fulfilled by your work. So strap yourself in, get ready for the ride. The tips around here are fast and in abundance.

[00:00:29] Hello. Hello. It is Bec McFarland here helping you do better and be better in your career. And our last episode was a little bit of a silly one, although with a very serious undertone. Today’s episode is actually a little bit more serious. It is about something that I am really very passionate about, something that is really very important to me.[00:01:00]

[00:01:00] So I was on a call with someone recently and I was talking with them about the fact that a large proportion of my clients are neurodiverse, have disabilities, are part of the LGBTIQ community, and how interesting that I found that, you know, this was the case. And the person that I was speaking to asked me like, why do you think that is the case? Like I don’t have anything on my website calling people in and saying, you know, like if you are neurodiverse, if you’ve got a disability, if you’re part of the LGBTIQ community, like, come on down. There’s nothing like that. But I do find it a little bit interesting. And certainly the person that I was speaking to found it a little bit interesting as well.

[00:01:54] So it gave me some pause to just go away and reflect [00:02:00] on that. And what I really wanted to share with you today is the Pop Your Career Inclusivity Policy. Now as it stands, this policy is actually not on my website at all. You will actually find it nowhere. Because the only place where it’s actually been published is like in our project management system in the backend, so you won’t see it.

[00:02:30] This is definitely not the beacon that has been calling in people from certain marginalized groups, but I did want to highlight it and it has made me think, I do actually think it’s very important, and I do think that it’s very important for us to actually publish this on our website on the front end, and for us to be really proud of it and to [00:03:00] stand behind these words.

[00:03:02] So in a moment, I am going to read you the Pop Your Career Inclusivity policy, but I also just wanted to let you know that now that we’ve got awareness around it, now that we have started this conversation, I’m planning on putting it on the website. So if you see it there, I just want you to know , it wasn’t always there. It wasn’t always there.

[00:03:25] So here it. The Pop Your Career Inclusivity Policy. All Pop Your Career programs, groups, and coaching containers are safe spaces that are designed to be inclusive, supportive, and welcoming. We would love to work with you, regardless of your ethnicity, skin colour, sexuality, gender, marital status, body shape, religion, or health status.

[00:03:56] What’s really important to us is your [00:04:00] vibe and how it grooves with ours. There’s no formula. There’s only a feeling. Bec and the Pop Your Career team will do everything possible to ensure that you feel comfortable participating and sharing in our spaces.

[00:04:20] If participating openly in an inclusive space, being respectful and being open to learning and changing is not part of your own behaviour or belief system, then this is not the right environment for you.

[00:04:38] Anyone who demonstrates bullying, harassment, discrimination, gaslighting, exclusive or otherwise inappropriate or detrimental behaviour will be removed from the program group or coaching container immediately. We’re not about that life and [00:05:00] our ideal clients aren’t either.

[00:05:04] I hope that our inclusivity policy resonated with you. I hope that you understand and can appreciate why it is so important to us and why I think it’s important that we actually start sharing this more publicly. If you’ve got any comments about the Pop Your Career Inclusivity Policy, I would love for you to reach out to me and let me know. We are always very, very happy to take on feedback about these types of things and look at ways that we can improve our spaces to make them more inclusive to everybody, regardless of any of those things, and giving full focus to your vibe and how it grooves with ours.

[00:05:53] I hope that you have a great week, and I look forward to seeing you next time.

[00:05:57] [00:06:00] Thanks so much for listening to the Pop Your Career podcast. I hope that you’ve enjoyed today’s tips and that you found value in what I’ve shared with you. If you like your career advice quick and entertaining, I would love for you to subscribe. Also leave me a rating and a review. If you want to continue the conversation, come and join me over on social media. You can find me everywhere at Pop Your Career. I’ll see you soon.


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Bec McFarland is an experienced HR practitioner, manager, career coach and the creator of Pop Your Career. She delights in sharing practical, straight to the point career advice, spending time with her family and eating Mexican food.