Diversity Statement

For Sales Maven


Please read this entire diversity statement to learn more about our commitment to equity in the workplace.

1. Purpose

Sales Maven, aims to cultivate a welcoming environment that embraces diversity and fosters inclusion. We believe that valuing diversity and inclusiveness is necessary to achieve our company's overall mission and vision of coming together to create a safe space to learn how to implement simple yet powerful selling skills to grow businesses while deepening rapport with prospects and clients. At Sales Maven, relationships come first, and rapport must always be present as we interact with diverse clients and employees.

A diverse client base and workforce offer spaces for enriched learning, working, and engagement.  Diversity brings a wide range of resources, skills, ideas, and energy to our business.

2. Commitment

As a company, Sales Maven is committed to:

  • upholding and embracing policies, practices, and procedures that value and respect our clients' and employees' differences.
  • ensuring that inclusion is implemented within all facets of the company, including recruitment, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, and the consistent work of developing safe spaces for clients and employees to be their authentic selves.
  • communicating with respect (employees/employees, employees/clients, clients/clients regardless of title or level).
  • welcoming the voice of diverse groups.
  • promoting practices, procedures, and environments that respect all individuals affiliated with our organization.

 3. Entity (Diversity/Equity) Procedures

Sales Maven celebrates and supports our clients' and employees' diversities and is committed to creating procedures that address inequity. In respecting and valuing the diversity among our clients and employees, and all those with whom we do business, we work to ensure that workspaces are free of all forms of discrimination and harassment.

Within this commitment, we work to protect the characteristics that make our clients and employees unique. These protected characteristics include:

  • race/ethnicity
  • gender/gender identity or expression
  • language differences
  • nationality or national origin
  • family or marital status
  • physical, mental, and development abilities
  • religion/spirituality
  • sexual orientation
  • social or economic class
  • work and behavioral styles
  • military service

Employees and clients are expected to follow Sales Maven's terms of engagement and safe space practices that align with our company's core values.

Core Values
Terms of Engagement


Display kindness. Honor the voices and perspectives of all (clients and employees) through respectful dialogue. Seek first to understand and then to be understood.


Exercise credibility. Offer credible/helpful information. Practice individual accountability for your contributions and remain loyal to the group's best interests (clients and employees).


Speak honestly and presume positive intent. Honest and constructive dialogue is expected. Respectfully challenge the idea and not the person. Respect each other's thinking and engage with integrity (good moral character, fairness, and trustworthiness).

4. Forms of Discrimination

Unlawful discrimination may take different forms, all of which are prohibited. These are described in more detail below:

4.1. Discriminatory Harassment
Discriminatory harassment is verbal, written, or physical conduct that degrades or shows opposition or hate toward an individual based upon the previously mentioned protected characteristics (see section 3. Entity Diversity/Equity Procedures).

Harassing conduct includes but is not limited to:

  • epithets, slurs, or negative stereotyping;
  • threatening, intimidating, or hostile acts;
  • denigrating jokes;
  • written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group (e-mail, phone voice messages, text messages, social networking sites, or other means).

4.2. Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome or unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, as well as other conduct of a sexual nature when:

  • The submission to or rejection of such conduct is made a condition of the membership association with Sales Maven Society, or employee's continued employment; or used as the basis for any interactions in the membership program, or employment decisions affecting the employee; or
  • If unwelcome and severe or pervasive, the conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive membership community or working environment.

Examples of what may constitute sexual harassment, besides sexual advances and requests for sexual favors include, but are not limited to:

  • Verbal: suggestive comments; statements or questions about personal sexual matters; insults, threats, or jokes about personal or physical traits; or jokes of a sexual nature (including innuendos).
  • Non-verbal: suggestive or insulting noises; obscene gestures; or the use of literature, e-mails, or pictures which are sexually suggestive, revealing, demeaning or pornographic.
  • Physical: touching, pinching, rubbing, or massaging the body; coercing sexual relations; or assault.

4.3. Workplace Harassment
Workplace/Membership Group community harassment includes but is not limited to:

  • Verbal, written, or electronic harassment: slandering, ridiculing, or maligning a person or his/her family; persistent name-calling that is hurtful, insulting, or humiliating; using a person as the butt of jokes; and abusive remarks
  • Gesture intimidation: non-verbal threatening gestures, glances that can convey threatening messages
  • Exclusion: socially or physically excluding or disregarding a person in work-related and group coaching activities

The harassment and victimization may come from a supervisor, co-worker, or a non-employee/client (group coaching member) who has a business relationship with the company.

5. Complaints

The leadership team at Sales Maven will address comments or complaints about the policies and procedures described herein. In support of the above policies, the company expressly prohibits any form of discrimination, harassment, or victimization. It is the responsibility of each client/employee to respect the rights of fellow clients/co-workers. Report any problems directly to nikki@yoursalesmaven.com.