Student-Athlete to Counselor: My AddedSport Journey
As I begin my day in AddedSport during the current work-from-home situation in Kochi, I recall my journey as a tennis student-athlete which began over 8 years ago right here where I currently sit. From the small city of Kochi to Singapore, then the United States and finally back, my journey has been exhilarating, challenging, and most of all – fulfilling. Throughout this journey, I have been both a client for AddedSport and now a counsellor – supporting clients just like myself not too long ago.
During those 4 years in Singapore, I also had my first experience with AddedSport; in this case, as a client. With the help of Akshay, founder of AddedSport, and his team, I was able to get recruited to play tennis at Haverford College, a top Division 3 liberal arts college in Philadelphia. People say that college is the best time of one’s life and my experience lived up to the hype.
Having to learn time management, adjusting to life abroad alone, and balancing sports and education, these made me relate better with my clients and their families’ thought process, goals, and emotions as a counselor in AddedSport.