Meet Mousami Nilakhe, an Excellent Communication Skills - UrbanPro
Even though Mousami was very busy with her professional life, she managed to find time to teach, mentor and help students, professionals and businessmen improve their communication skills as a Communication Skills Trainer. Over the last 18 years, Mousami had helped thousands of learners enhance their communication skills and body language, making their overall communication effective. She had been a visiting faculty at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth and Apex Careers and associated with Garware College for Mass Communication. Among her students, she is known for her dedication, systematic approach, conducting practical sessions, creating customized lesson plans, focusing on each student’s strengths and seeing results. Mousami holds a Master degree in Commerce from Pune.
Full Name: Mousami Nilakhe
Category: Communication Skills Trainer
Experience: 18 years
A warm & hearty Congratulations to Mousami!
Here is the excerpt of the interview with Mousami:
Q1. When and how you started as a Communication Skills Trainer?
Ans. I have 18+ years of work experience in IT and non-IT field and was working as a Test Manager in a leading MNC. I worked on mission critical projects with US and UK customers and also been to USA three times. All these years, apart from my technical work, I was involved in training or mentoring of associates on Technical, Management and Soft Skills topics and have mentored hundreds of associates. During this journey, I also provided training in few institutes on Personality Development and MBA Finance.
Passion for Training, Coaching and making difference to people made me take up Training, Mentoring and Coaching as full time profession after leaving my job.
In today’s world, there is a great need to train Students, Professionals and Businessmen on Communication Skills. In our education system, there is very less focus on becoming effective communicator. Hence, I decided to start my own consultancy in this area which will help people grow in their career or business by being effective communicator.
I also provide consultancy to Corporate industry and have spread my wings to arenas like IT, Networking, Education companies and CA firms and more.
Q2. What skills are required to become a Communication Skills Trainer?
Ans. A good communication trainer has to be creative to customize training based on students’ needs. Every person has his own strengths and weakness. Along with theory, relevant practical exercises need to be designed for enough practice during the sessions. Trainer has to take effort to motivate students during the session to make sure he/she continues with exercises even after the class.
A good trainer also needs to be enthusiastic and energetic to make sessions interesting. Trainer needs to focus on building and boosting confidence of students.
Q3. What do you think makes you stand out from other Communication Skills Trainers on UrbanPro.com?
Ans. I bring my 18+ years of corporate experience in my Trainings which makes training more relevant and practical and my tips they can immediately implement at work. Due to my vast experience in people management skills, I can connect with Students, Professionals and Businessmen at lightning speed and ensure their interests stays in the course throughout.
I also study participant’s profile and make sure I give relevant examples related to his/her profession during the sessions to make it close to their day to day life.
I ask students to bring real life scenarios/challenges related communication in their profession and then provide solution for the same and get it rehearsed in the session. That makes it a practical training.
Every course is customized based on evaluation of student. Personal attention is paid to every student. I am getting consistent rating of 4.8 or above out of 5 from my students.
I believe that Coaching is an Enriching Experience that is engaging. With strong determination, I have helped hundreds of students to succeed through customized and well-crafted coaching.
I do research on my topics regularly and innovate ways I teach.
Q4. How you came across UrbanPro?
Ans. I came across UrbanPro.com while surfing on Internet
Q5. What was the turning point in your career?
Ans. Leaving a job to pursue Soft Skills and Life Skills coaching was a turning point in my life. I took this decision to follow my passion towards coaching and mentoring and helping people to make difference. Since then there is no looking back. When passion becomes your profession, what more you can ask!
I have expanded services in below areas:
- Soft Skills /Personality Development
- Interview Skills / Resume Writing
- Communication Skills / Business Etiquette
- Leadership Skills
- Public Speaking / Presentation Skills
- Time Management / Goal Settings
- Positive Thinking / Confidence Building
I am glad to share that more than 95% of candidates whom I coached in Interview skills have been placed successfully after completing the course.
Q6. How UrbanPro.com platform helped you to expand your Communication Skills Training Classes?
Ans. UrbanPro.com is a great platform to connect with prospective students. You can showcase your profile and also get reviews from existing students. These reviews further get you fresh leads.
You can also answer queries of students. There are few great online courses that are offered by UrbanPro which helped me to enhance my skills further. I get genuine leads on UrbanPro.com.
Q7. What percentage of your work comes from UrbanPro?
Ans. Around 30 to 35% of my work comes from UrbanPro.com.
Q8. What would be one piece of advice that you would like to give new professionals on UrbanPro.com?
Ans. It’s a great platform to connect with students. Please make most of it. Ensure you get reviews from your students. Make sure your profile is up to date.
Love your profession and rest will automatically follow. Do not make any false claims as they will only ruin trust on you. Never hide your techniques from students. The more you share, the more you will learn.
About the trainer: Mousami Nilakhe , brings an extensive experience of 18 years helping students, professionals and businessmen build and improve their communication skills effectively. She is one of those trainers who believes in instilling confidence in her students while speaking their mind. The beauty of learning Communication Skills from her is in her ability to improve gestures, body language, maintaining the right tone and voice modulation, and eye contact while communicating with anyone. Systematic, technical, approachable, understanding and supportive, Mousami Nilakhe helped hundreds of students, professionals and businessmen reach their personal goals. Mousami is also known for her rigorous training and mock practice sessions where students are helped to develop and enhance their communication skills. She holds a Master degree in Commerce from Pune.