THE NANKURUNAISA MENTORING PROGRAM

Empowering You to Create Your Life!

The Origin of Mentoring

The name, 'Mentor,' comes from Greek mythology (Homer's Odyssey). When the King of Ithaca, Odysseus got ready for the Trojan War, he introduced his most trusted friend and guide, Mentor, to his son. He entrusts his friend to support the young prince in his absence, not as a parent but as a guardian, teacher and advisor, who will help the prince face some of the biggest challenges in his life in the twenty years of his Dad's absence.

Since then, the word 'Mentor' has stood for guidance, loyalty and confidentiality.

What makes 'The Nankurunaisa Mentoring Program' one of a kind?

The word, 'Nankurunaisa' is derived from the Japanese language and symbolizes an attitude towards life's journey. It signifies an expression of innate positivity and trust that "Everything will work out in the end". As ancient wisdom, Nankurunaisa can be considered as an affirmation that promotes optimism and conviction in the face of challenges. Most of all, this ideology is profound for its ability to bring about inner energy and tranquillity.

As a Personal Development Trainer, Lifestyle Consultant and Motivational Speaker, I believe that by putting passion, creativity and soul into what we do makes a phenomenal difference in the outcome of our efforts and actions.

What better way to support an individual's quest to make personal and professional improvements and progress than by inculcating in them, an awareness of the the positive approach of Nankurunaisa?

Why should anyone require a mentor?

A mentoring program provides a mentee with the benefit of having a confidant to whom they can ask questions. A mentor can advise, explore options for personal and professional growth and success. The mentee can also enjoy the support of someone with whom they can discuss a problem and expect a patient and meaningful response.

A mentor can promote the depth with which we engage our life and utilize our potential. From developing our personal and professional skills, developing a social network, to identifying abilities that can further enhance our progress, the Mentor can help us focus on what areas need to improve to create a desirable improvement in another area of life. Unfortunately, enjoying a sense of satisfaction in life is not which many are privileged to enjoy despite their excellent health or financial security. Sometimes, thinking of the issues in life and probable challenges in life can create unnecessary stress, anxiety and discontent in life, leading to further distance from purpose and progress in life.

A mentoring program enables a mentee to consider the benefits and opportunities of their life.

Objectives:

The premise of mentoring follows certain mutual expectations and accountability.

A mentor assists the mentee in seeking solutions to face challenges and explore strategies to combat and successfully overcome the roadblocks they face in life.

Techniques relating to NLP, Hypnotherapy, Metaphor Therapy, Counselling and Creativity are incorporated during the sessions to enhance the effectiveness of the mentoring sessions.

Purpose:

The Mentor motivates, inspires and leads by example. The Mentor is one who truly is committed to the mentee's success. With a vision and plan, through effective teamwork, a mentor builds greater confidence and tenacity in the mentee through the mentor-mentee relationship.

The concept of mentoring follows four primary principles –

  • Confidentiality
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Trust
  • Sensitivity

Approach:

By being a consultant, counselor and of course, a cheerleader, the mentoring program provides an encouraging and supportive platform for the mentee to gain from the interactions and the advice from the Mentor.

The mentoring program follows specific steps and criteria to ensure that the sessions are of maximum effectiveness for the mentee's growth and progress.

  • Orientation (Before the first session)
  • First meeting (Introduction of the mentoring program)
  • Milestone Reviews
  • Periodical Evaluations

Nankurunaisa Mentoring Program - Incorporating Ubuntu Philosophy & Mentoring Principles

The Nankurunaisa Mentoring Program has an emphasis on the South African Ubuntu Philosophy of Mentoring, that is, we are what we are through the interactions, learning and inspiration we gain from others in society. The classic relationship-centered humanistic philosophy of Ubuntu that hails from Southern Africa promotes respect for community, universal compassion and tradition.

To ensure that the program follows the core values of this philosophy (e.g., respect, awareness and cohesion), importance is laid on the cultural integration (comprehension of the cultural context in the mentor-mentee interaction) in the mentoring process for greater effectiveness to the mentee's personal and professional development and growth. When there is a subtle acknowledgment of cultural roots, and heritage in the understanding of a mentee in a mentoring relationship, the confidence in the mentee to develop and reciprocate the efforts by the Mentor is enhanced.

With an emphasis on the principles of Psychology, Counselling, Creativity, Hypnotherapy and N.L.P, this mentoring program seeks to effectively develop individuals, through their self-potential awareness, confidence, skills in communication, leadership competencies and interpersonal dexterity. Each session furthermore focuses on individual excellence, the personal and professional enhancement of knowledge, wisdom and happier living. During the duration of the sessions, there is also conscious incorporation of the value of positive living and practicing healthy habits to promote wellness as a motivation for mentees to attain their goals and lead fulfilling lives. Each session is customized to suit the unique needs and requirements of the mentee. The sessions involve preparation and research to ensure that every meeting is most ideally productive for the mentee's personal and professional growth and progress.

The Nankurunaisa Mentoring Program seeks to promote a mentee's progress, development through implementation of wellness and lifestyle changes. These changes aim to instill an absolute and confident sense of a transformational approach to attain excellence and happiness in both their personal and professional life.

Testimonials

When personal circumstances propelled me to reach a space of emotional weakness and the only way to get better was through professional guidance to regain my emotional strength and emotional intelligence, I started looking for avenues of self-development and growth from the inside out. This is when I came across the opportunity of the mentorship programme by Seetha Sagaran. Her 'Nankurunaisa Mentoring Program', is successfully building my character and personality stronger with every session. I thank Seetha, for being part and instrumental in my growth journey. Seetha is a thorough professional who takes time to understand the needs of her mentee and customizes carefully each upcoming session for the benefit of her mentee. The outcome of consistent sessions is all-round growth with long term impact to empower ourselves to impact our environment positively. I highly recommend this powerful all-round development program to all those who are keen to become the best versions of themselves. Thank you so much for the guidance to look in the right direction!

M.D'Souza


This year I had the opportunity and pleasure to have Seetha as my mentor, while I was getting bored with my monotonous routines made further worrisome and uncertain with the pandemic. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Nankurunaisa Mentoring program, as it was my first experience. I was hoping for a little constructive feedback, and maybe some encouragement.

What I got from Seetha was the whole package. She was very encouraging and also very patient. She suggested several ways to improve in my professional and personal ways of life. She helped me to discover my interests in art and creative skills that made me finally feel I have a life beyond my corporate workplace. She streamlined my daily routines and made a disciplined way of life seem an easy task. I honestly appreciated that she took the time to check on various creative writing courses that would help me pursue my passion for writing. I am grateful to Seetha for her suggestions on various meditations techniques which I follow diligently and is now a part of my daily routine.

Seetha is a great guide and offers tailor-made sessions suiting her mentee's areas of interest as well as those that need attention. I highly recommend her as a mentor!

D.M


I had the pleasure of being part of Nankurunaisa Mentoring programme, having Seetha as my mentor, and she has been a blessing to me. She helped me to look at different areas of my life with a fresh perspective and focus on things that will help in my progress.

I really benefitted from her way of identifying the simple yet critical first steps to be taken for bigger goals, like the changes I could make in my daily routine for effective time management. Not only did she coach and mentor me on the various aspects of professional and personal life, She guided me in thinking through and getting clarity in some of the pressing dilemmas I was facing which helped me to make firm and conscious decisions. Always encouraging, always pushing me to be my best, prodding to widen my horizons, she has made a deep change in the way I look and approach things. Always grateful to her for her time, patience, efforts and for the faith and love with which she guided me.

I highly recommend Nankurunaisa Mentoring Programme. The attention and care given by Seetha for the Mentee’s Personal and professional progress is unparalleled. My learnings from her Mentoring sessions continue to give me the strength and confidence to face the challenges that come my way.

Radhika Annamraju


THE TRAINING PROGRAMS OFFERED

Career Development

  • Assertiveness through Empowerment
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Time Management and Negotiation Skills.
  • Building a Diverse Professional Network.
  • Building Rapport
  • Overcoming Self Doubt To Attain Self-Confidence
  • Negotiating Work Flexibility
  • Developing Cross-Cultural Intelligence
  • Taking a Holistic Approach to Advance your Career.
  • How to Develop Your Career Plan.
  • Making a Career Change.
  • Developing Self-Awareness.
  • Defining and Achieving Professional Goals.
  • Leadership Skills.
  • Self-Control & Self Discipline
  • Effective Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Taking Ownership & Accountability
  • Appreciation
  • Business Acumen
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Etiquette
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Service
  • Teamwork & Team Building
  • Civility in the Workplace
  • Mentoring
  • Delivering Constructive Criticism

Personal Development

  • Public Speaking
  • Stress Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Goal Setting and Social Intelligence.
  • Finding Purpose & Meaning in Life.
  • Foundations of Mindfulness.
  • Converting Challenges into Opportunities.
  • Personal Branding.
  • Creative Thinking - Techniques and Tools for Success.
  • Maintaining Positivity Amidst Anxiety
  • How to Ask for Help When You Need It.
  • How to Project Vocal Confidence.
  • Developing Resourcefulness.
  • The Importance of Listening.
  • Successful Goal Setting
  • Learning Agility.
  • Leadership & Life.
  • Learning to say No.
  • Balancing Work & Life.
  • Embracing Change
  • Motivation
  • Realize Your Potential
  • Organizing Yourself
  • Enhancing Self Identity
  • Self Confidence & You Creativity
  • Anger Management
  • Attention Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Goal Setting and Getting Things Done
  • Parenting
  • Communication & the Adolescent
  • The Family & the Special Needs Child

Workplace Management

  • Effective Communication
  • Business Communication
  • Positive Psychology in the Workplace
  • Body Language and Team Building.
  • The Leadership Quotient - What is Leadership?
  • Strategic Thinking
  • The Secrets to Success at Work
  • Improving your Judgement for better Decision Making
  • Fostering Humanity at Workplace
  • Promoting Self Advocacy
  • Organizational Learning & Development
  • Personal Effectiveness Tips
  • Leading without Formal Authority.
  • Effective Motivational Strategies for Sales Team.
  • Developing Your Professional Image.
  • Enhancing Productivity.
  • Negotiations & Handling Objections.
  • Crisis Leadership & Human Behavior.
  • Sustainability Leadership & Corporate Responsibility.
  • Excellence in Customer Service.
  • Customer Relationship Management.
  • Telephone Skills & Customer Care.
  • Management Leadership Skills.
  • Competence Development
  • Assertiveness And Self- Confidence
  • People Development
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Personal Branding
  • Time Management

CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Career Development can best be described as a process through which a person explores career/occupation possibilities and ultimately focuses on the ideal career that he/she is best suited for.

Through maturity, the road to career development will proceed to a predictable path. However, with career guidance and education, one can prepare for a happier and successful profession.

Through our specialized Career Development Workshops/Programs, we enhance the person’s possibilities by carefully taking into consideration factors such as:-

  • The Mental & Physical abilities
  • Socio –economic factors and Personality type
  • Interests and Values

Career Development Workshop/ Program participants are encouraged to thoroughly undergo a self assessment to select a profession that best suits their personal characteristics.

The traditional concept of career has undergone a fragmentation process in the last decade.

Unlike in the past where career was a process that involved a steady progress up the existing hierarchy within an organization, today, thanks to the change brought about globalization and technology, organizations are exposed to change at a faster rate than before.

Thus, employees have to regularly be willing to learn new skills to maintain their position in the company. Today, careers are always in the process of construction and organizations need to invest in the career growth development of their employees through easy accessibility of a structured series of career development workshops/programs.

Some of our specialized Career Development training programs/workshops are: 

  • Assertiveness through Empowerment
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Time Management and Negotiation Skills.
  • Building a Diverse Professional Network.
  • Building Rapport
  • Overcoming Self Doubt To Attain Self-Confidence
  • Negotiating Work Flexibility
  • Developing Cross-Cultural Intelligence
  • Taking a Holistic Approach to Advance your Career.
  • How to Develop Your Career Plan.
  • Making a Career Change.
  • Developing Self-Awareness.
  • Defining and Achieving Professional Goals.
  • Leadership Skills.
  • Self-Control & Self Discipline
  • Effective Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Taking Ownership & Accountability
  • Appreciation
  • Business Acumen
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Etiquette
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Service
  • Teamwork & Team Building
  • Civility in the Workplace
  • Mentoring
  • Delivering Constructive Criticism

By empowering, motivating and helping people develop their inherent potential we instill the confidence in people to become pioneers for creative implementation of ideas in the organization.

This is achieved by making them –

  • Better Listeners
  • Generous in their Appreciation
  • Believe that learning through FUN makes the process faster and more enjoyable.
  • Face Challenges with Faith & Courage
  • Aware that mistakes are stepping stones to success.
  • As passionate about their Work as they consider their Life.
  • The Best they can BE

We take pride in helping a Person to grow into one who feels GREAT in his growth but also believes in the philosophy and value of a TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More.

WORKPLACE MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAMS

Dynamic organizations have got employees who take pride in their inputs into its smooth operation and growth – who are happy and proud to be part of their organization – who develop and maintain a close, pleasurable relationship with those around them. Many of the barriers that arise between members of a team stem from a lack of effective communication. All our specialized training programs/workshops on workplace management are aimed at creating better harmony, flexibility and productivity in the work environment and enabling the participants to have the confidence to communicate effectively with colleagues and those above and below.

Some of the training workshops/programs that we offer through our Workplace Management series are:-

  • Effective Communication
  • Business Communication
  • Positive Psychology in the Workplace
  • Body Language and Team Building.
  • The Leadership Quotient - What is Leadership?
  • Strategic Thinking
  • The Secrets to Success at Work
  • Improving your Judgement for better Decision Making
  • Fostering Humanity at Workplace
  • Promoting Self Advocacy
  • Organizational Learning & Development
  • Personal Effectiveness Tips
  • Leading without Formal Authority.
  • Effective Motivational Strategies for Sales Team.
  • Developing Your Professional Image.
  • Enhancing Productivity.
  • Negotiations & Handling Objections.
  • Crisis Leadership & Human Behavior.
  • Sustainability Leadership & Corporate Responsibility.
  • Excellence in Customer Service.
  • Customer Relationship Management.
  • Telephone Skills & Customer Care.
  • Management Leadership Skills.
  • Competence Development
  • Assertiveness And Self- Confidence
  • People Development
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Personal Branding
  • Time Management

We help you build a better working environment from the inside out!

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAMS

Ideally, Personal Development is a life-long Continuous Education process, a never-ending pursuit of multifaceted personal growth. It is the process of improving oneself through activities that enhance skills, talents, inherent potential, increased consciousness of the world and motivating themselves to excel.

Our Personal Development Programs/Workshops seek to develop individuals with focus on self-awareness, enabling them to heighten their belief in inherent potentials and skills.

Our goal is to help individuals achieve their dreams by giving them the boldness to explore, be inspired by the environment while excelling as they reach closer to the dreams they have in mind.
The beauty of Personal Development is that the more you invest in yourself, the higher are your chances of making the world a better place to live in.

This process of improving yourself will see you become effectively self-disciplined, motivated and bolder as a responsible citizen of the world and will provide you with the tools and techniques to improve the quality of other areas of your life too. Personal Development is a way of life.

Some of the training workshops/programs that we offer through our Personal Development series are:-

  • Public Speaking
  • Stress Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Goal Setting and Social Intelligence.
  • Finding Purpose & Meaning in Life.
  • Foundations of Mindfulness.
  • Converting Challenges into Opportunities.
  • Personal Branding.
  • Creative Thinking - Techniques and Tools for Success.
  • Maintaining Positivity Amidst Anxiety
  • How to Ask for Help When You Need It.
  • How to Project Vocal Confidence.
  • Developing Resourcefulness.
  • The Importance of Listening.
  • Successful Goal Setting
  • Learning Agility.
  • Leadership & Life.
  • Learning to say No.
  • Balancing Work & Life.
  • Embracing Change
  • Motivation
  • Realize Your Potential
  • Organizing Yourself
  • Enhancing Self Identity
  • Self Confidence & You Creativity
  • Anger Management
  • Attention Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Goal Setting and Getting Things Done
  • Parenting
  • Communication & the Adolescent
  • The Family & the Special Needs Child