I took up a career which didn’t exist formally as a profession. My own quest to be in a career which was fulfilling initiated the Growth Centre concept. It was a big risk and I don’t think I ever wondered about success. I just focussed on ‘what and how’ of this new profession. I worked with one focus – bringing about the right fit between a student’s potential and the right career. It took a while for people to acknowledge and accept what we as a company were trying to do, but I think our commitment and determination has finally paid off, where people look forward to counselors more positively and with a hope of being guided in the right career direction.
Today’s generation seems to be missing the inner peace and one of the reasons is the highly competitive and stressful work and educational environment. Learning is supposed to be fun and workplace is an opportunity to showcase ones talent; but what I see is tension and stress. This leads to a very negative approach towards education and career; especially in the minds of young aspirants. I feel, my team and me are trying to ease this process and bring in an insight about careers. The effort is to update students with various career options so that they can make an informed decision; thereby reducing regrets. Being in the right career leads to overall peace, contentment and happiness in an individual and being able to enjoy what one is doing is essential for a fulfilling life.
Today, I get a feedback from many who taken our services that they are happy and peaceful pursuing what we suggested them. They have been able to manage their careers better. I have been in this field for more than a decade and having interacted with individuals from all strata and age groups, I feel only a peaceful human can bring in peace in the environment. Over the past few years, the patronage of students and parents has strengthened my belief that we all are a part of this wonderful Universe and we all have a role to play – and it’s my humble and sincere effort to contribute as much as I can towards nurturing peaceful, happy and successful youngsters who are going to steer the growth of our country.
The dream of transforming the concept of Counseling has been the guiding star and the passion to succeed has been the driving force of Growth Centre (I) Pvt. Ltd. Since its inception in 1999, from a two person company to a having a team of Qualified Psychologists, the aim is to provide professional guidance at all level and strive on a daily basis to update and innovate the counseling process. Today, Career Counseling has become synonymous with Ms. Swati Salunkhe due to strong media presence in leading newspapers Your CV [Mumbai Mirror], Maharashtra Times and many more. She has chosen a rather different mode of contribution towards the society. Her major aspiration centers on developing the concept of vocational guidance in India, more fervently due to the lack of information and lack of appreciation for such a procedure in our society.
Growth Centre was probably one of the first organizations of its kind to offer a plethora of services in Counseling. In last 15 years it has helped both individuals and organizations to know utilize their potential and has provided the necessary assistance to channelize this understanding into better productivity and efficiency. Be it a student facing problems with his studies, or a professional baffled by the challenge of midterm career change or a young girl trying to sort out her priorities in life. Growth Centre has helped a people from all walks of life to overcome their personal problems. She strongly believes in the fact that being in the right career leads to overall peace, contentment and happiness in an individual and being able to enjoy what one is doing is essential for a fulfilling life. With the patronage of Educationists, Parents, Students and all those who have put their faith in her, she hopes to continue her modest role effectively in
shaping the careers of our future citizens.