The Inclusive Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation with the mission of
creating a world where everyone is included through
organisational assessment, accreditation and transformation, government and agency partnership, social change, and advocacy and empowerment of others.

elizabeth shoesmith

Liz is the founder and CEO of The Inclusive Foundation. After observing first hand the discrimination and exclusion of a loved one, she was inspired to channel her emotional response into action through the creation of The Inclusive Foundation. Liz is an expert in organisational transformation and behaviour change, with a career focus on assisting businesses, teams and individuals to be the best they can be.  She aims to bring this expertise to The Inclusive Foundation as she embarks on a global social transformation. Her mission in life is now to create a world where everyone is included regardless of their perceived differences. She strongly believes that all humans deserve to be treated with respect and kindness, and that inclusiveness is so much more than diversity. No matter who you are, if you would like to be part of creating a world where everyone is included, Liz invites you to contact her at as she is always looking for ambassadors, associates, and volunteers to be part of the growing team around the globe.

Scott Shoesmith

Scott is the owner and head trainer of F45 Training Ballina, and is profoundly deaf.  He lost his hearing by the age of 8-years old and was bullied his whole childhood, yet despite this he has an unrelenting positive spirit and belief he can do anything he puts his mind to. He also believes if he can do anything, so can everyone else. Scott is an avid sportsman with a love for the surf and snow, also having played representative hockey, semi professional Rugby Union and for Australia in the Australian Deaf Wallabies. He is an exceptional role model for the deaf community and is looking forward to representing The Inclusive Foundation and working with organisations, in his role as Advisor, to include everyone.


Rani has survived 3 major brain hemorrhages since the age of 9, which left her with a multitude of issues, ranging from total right-side paralysis, ongoing limited feeling and dexterity throughout her right side, loss of speech, amnesia, epilepsy, learning difficulties, breathing difficulties and speech asphasia. However, Rani is not one to let anything stop her! A counsellor and disability carer, she is also an avid rock climber, snowboarder, mountain biker, free-diver and all-round adventurer. Rani is also incredibly passionate about using her story, fierce determination and unstoppable attitude to help others overcome life’s hurdles and live powerfully regardless of any of the challenges they face. This has lead her to create The Brain Injury Project, with the aim to empower people living with brain injury, so that they can create a truly extraordinary life regardless of the challenges that they are be faced with. Rani is excited to be a part of the Inclusive Foundation as she whole-heartedly believes that all humans, regardless of their individual circumstances, should be included.


Born without the lower half of his left leg, Don Elgin developed an early passion for sport in his childhood. That passion evolved into spending over twenty years in elite sport, with 3 Paralympic Games, 4 World Championships, and 1 Commonwealth Games. He was also team manager for the Australian Athletics team at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Not one to ever sit still, he has also completed the Kokoda Track twice! Away from the sporting arena Don is a highly sought-after motivational speaker, author, and the founder and director of StarAmp Global, representing some of Australia’s finest amputee talent. Don is onboard with The Inclusive Foundation because he wants to be part of this global movement to ensure every human has the opportunity to be included.
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