Aparna Samuel Balasundaram is an author and an award winning clinical Psychotherapist with 22 years of international experience in the field of human Development, family and marriage therapy, corporate training and life skills education (includes 10 years in the usa).
Her educational qualifications include premier national and international institutes [NYU, NIMHANS, TISS and MCC ]. She is the recipient of New York University’s ‘Deans Award’ for academic excellence and the
Press-Ganey Award for Clinical Expertise with Children and Adults, USA
While in the USA, her professional responsibilities included being the Director of the Psychology and Social Services Department and delivering Life Skills learning services to the organization
She is the FOUNDER of three organizations that helps people reach their full potential so they might lead flourishing lives – LIFE SKILLS EXPERTS, A FLOURISHING ME AND WORK SKILLS EXPERTS
As a subject expert, Aparna has appeared in numerous national and international print and web articles and has been invited as a speaker to many conferences. She has worked with thousands of parents and children through her high impact, practical and life enhancing workshops and seminars for educational institutes, corporates and conferences.
She has also conducted parenting, teacher training and life skills sessions with India’s leading schools – The Doon School, Vasant Valley, Welhams Girls School, Pathways Global, Step by Step, Kunskapsskolan Swedish School, American Embassy School, Unison World School, Suncity World School, Lancers International, American Excelsior, GEMS Foundation, Timpany School …and more.
As a CORPORATE TRAINER, they have partnered with progressive Corporates like- Wipro, Airtel, Microsoft,
Accenture, Aricent, BlackRock, Biocon, Ericsson, DLF, NDTV, Chola MS, Aditya Birla- Ultratech, FICCI,
UNICEF, Action Aid …and more.
Aparna is also the Expert Adviser for KeenOwl a USA award-winning company creating personalized life skill books for children to enhance their emotional and social well-being. They were awarded the prestigious USA based ‘Parenting Choice’ Award.
She is a consultant at SAMADHAN, a reputed NGO that has been working with the lower SES in the field of Intellectual Disability for the last 27 years and is currently the VICE PRESIDENT and a Board Member for the YWCA of Delhi.