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Ms. Swati Salunkhe
A renowned Career Counsellor with more than a decade of counselling experience. Swati holds post graduate degree in Guidance Psychology along with being an Associate trainer with 6 Seconds, USA for Emotional Intelligence and also a qualified MBTI practitioner. She is a part of the SAAC Committee working in the field of School Accreditation and also was a part of the Education Committee of the Maharashtra Economic Development Council [MEDC]. Navshakti & Freepress Journal have felicitated her as a ‘Woman Achiever’ on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2014. She was also awarded as a ‘Woman Achiever’ by the Young Environmentalist Programme Trust in 2016.
The need for a place to offer vocational guidance, career information and analysis, prompted her start Growth Centre (I) Pvt. Ltd., offering services like Vocational Guidance, Personal Counselling, Counselling & Coaching for Education Abroad, Conducting career seminars & Workshops. Her vast experience and knowledge about careers have benefited many students both in India as well as Abroad.
She has spear headed many CSR projects about Vocational Guidance for many organizations. She has conducted various Career Forums for schools and colleges and help thousands of students to realize their dreams. She has also conducted workshops on Employability Skills, Communication Skills, Personality Development, Time Management, and Role Effectiveness and so on.
She is a career columnist for Times of India – Mumbai Mirror’s Your CV, Maharashtra Times, Myeducationtimes.com and idiva.com; along with these she has been regularly contributing to various publications such as Hindustan Times, Navbharat Times, Indian Express, Midday, Sakal, Chitralekha, Tanishka magazine, on topics relating to careers & youth. She is regularly interviewed for Television channels such as ABP Maza, IBN Lokmat, ETV’s and Radio Channels for career related programmes. She has been on the committee for selecting students for Anthony Robbins Foundation – U.S.A organized by Lions Club.
Ms. Suchitra Surve
As one of the initiators of the career counselling firm, Growth Centre (I) Pvt. Ltd.], she has been active for more than a decade for facilitating students and individuals in their career decision making process. She holds Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. She has specialized in HR; also holds a Post Graduation Diploma in Career Counselling. She is also a qualified MBTI® practitioner and a Certified Psychometrician & Assessor.
Suchitra has addressed many students on various platforms [educational institutes, leading Publications, NGO’s] on ‘Careers in India and Abroad’. Her work gives her the opportunity to interact directly with students, parents and academicians from various levels and resolve their career related queries. She has even addressed varied professional ranging from Principals to Psychiatrists, Teachers and Counsellors on various platforms on their role and importance of Career Counselling.
Apart from counselling, she writes regularly for weekly column oriented towards career & youth is published in The Times of India’s regional supplement – Maharashtra Times ‘Future Now’ and Afternoon Newspaper to solve career queries of readers. She frequently writes for other publications such as the Hindustan Times, DNA and is regularly interviewed on television channels such as DD National’s ‘Hunnarbaaz’, ABP Maza, DD Shayadri, NDTV, IBN Lokmat and many more.
Her forte is in conducting workshops related to Employability skills such as Communication, Presentation, Group Discussion & Personal Interview and Resume Writing. She has also conducted various workshops for Corporate and Academicians on Personal Effectiveness, Creative Thinking, Effective Communication Skills, Managing Time, and so on. She has worked extensively with the ITI’s [Industrial Training Institutes] and Engineering students on enhancing their soft skills and employability skills. She has also been on panel for selecting students for MBA. Being an MBTI® practitioner, she has counselled many working professionals in their personal as well as professional lives, who are interested in pursuing further education or looking for a career shift. She has authored 2 books related to ‘Soft Skills’ and ‘Shikshnacha Runway’ [Entrance Exams for studies abroad and management entrance exams] in Marathi published by Dimple Publication. She has been mentoring students from across India for the past 5 years under the Siemens Scholarship program.
In an effort to understand the nuances of the US education system, she has visited US Universities like the Fox School of Business, Fordham University, Princeton University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and many more and has interacted with educationists from across the globe. She has also attended NAFSA conferences held in Seattle and Salt Lake City. She has counselled many students who are aspiring to study in international Universities –from short-listing Universities helping in the application process. Being in the field for 15 years, has given her an understanding not only about studies in India but also for various countries such as USA, UK, Australia & Singapore.
Ms. Kunjal Sakhrani
Dy. General Manager
A post graduate in Management, she is the Dy. General Manager in Growth Centre (I) Pvt. Ltd For the past fifteen years, she has been successfully counselling students and helping them realize their dreams of studying abroad. Several students have benefited from many effective seminars and interactive sessions conducted by her on international education. Apart from this, she has contributed articles in leading publications and channels to guide students aspiring to build a career abroad. Growth Centre also has their you tube channel Career Growth. She has done many videos on various study abroad topics.
Ms. Mugdha Shetye
Head – Psychologist in Growth Centre, holds a Post Graduation degree in Guidance and Counselling.
With more than a decade of counselling experience, she has carved a niche for herself in identifying most suited careers for students. Right from school students to post graduates, many students have benefited from her advice. Her experience is helping many aspiring Psychologists being trained under her to add value to the student’s career life. She has led many CSR projects for various organizations which included activities like Soft Skills Workshops, Career Seminar and Enhancing Academic Performance. She has worked extensively with the ITI’s [Industrial Training Institutes] and Engineering students on enhancing their soft skills and employability skills. She is a part of the mentoring team for students from across India for the past 3 years under the Siemens Scholarship program. She has been interviewed for ETv’s career related programme called ‘Yuva Bharat’ aired on all the 13 regional channels and ‘Visa to Success’, a live question – answer show aired on TV9.
She has been one of the key speakers for Nav Bharat Times. She has conducted Workshops on various topics such as Communication Skills, Smart Study Skills, Time Management, Stress Management, Coping with Exam Anxiety, Group Discussion, Personal Interview, and so on for students at the School and College level.
Team of Psychologists / Counsellors :
Our team of Counsellors are very well trained and qualified with Masters Degree or Post Graduate degree in Psychology. Continuous Updation is the key that sets the Growth Centre team apart from others.
Research Team tracks the authenticity of the career information regarding. New Colleges, Courses, University approvals and affiliation so that we can provide you with updated information.
Education Abroad Team:
A highly committed and motivated team of counsellors and faculty is the driving force of the team handling education abroad and ensuring right counsel.