Updated: Feb 14, 2021
At Everyday Champions, our mission is to apply the principles of sports, fitness and business coaching to inspire people with a disability. We want to inspire them to:
(1) set and achieve important life goals
(2) make healthier lifestyle choices
(3) feel like valued members of their local community.
We aim to provide our clients with a coach, not a carer. A person to work alongside them and inspire them to live a great life. A mentor who will be there for them when they need help. A personal guide to keep them on track to achieving their goals and aspirations. Someone who spends quality time with our clients rather than just 'babysitting' them.
In our view, this coaching approach is super important. It changes the whole dynamic of how we work with our clients. It also changes how we view and treat people with a disability - for the better.
For way too long we have seen people with a disability treated like they are disabled. Even though society has become way more inclusive and understanding than ever.
“Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision” - Stevie Wonder
We know lots of people who live with an intellectual or cognitive impairment - such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disability. A lot of the time we see them being treated based on their limitations, not their potential.
We think this is something that needs to change. No matter what level of impairment a person has, they have something to offer their community. With the right attitude and support, everyone can be a productive member of society. By redefining disability support, we want to see our clients living a great life.