Emanuel Da Costa, Pathways Development Lead

Emanuel Da CostaI am an Ontario based Trainer, Curriculum builder, Career Coach, Life Coach, public speaking coach.   My mission and passion are supporting ambitious growth focused tradesmen and tradeswomen create unstoppable self-belief, inner confidence and to really own their career ambitions.  I do this by helping individuals build their marketability and self confidence, utilizing a combination of adult learning technique, motivation, consultation, and inspiration.   My soulful yet straight-talking approach gives you the tools to create an inner connection with yourself and your skills so that you can effectively evaluate your strengths so that you no longer hold yourself back and to create the life and career that you truly love and deserve!

Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.