You hated to walk when we went out.
To be lifted up, you would coax, cajole and then shout.
I refused to give in to your demand
As I held on tight to your hand.
Your dad would look at me and chide,
When he’d lift you up, you’d say “Phookkat ka ride”
The triumph in your eyes I’d see,
As you gloated over your victory.
Last year when I broke my leg and needed help.
With twinkling eyes you urged me to walk by myself.
You raised your brows and tilted your head
And drove your point with words unsaid.
You were kind but very firm.
Like I was the young ‘un and you ‘my mum’.
I knew that I had well borne my part.
For you had a sensible and a very kind heart.
Nandini Rao is a self-employed professional coach with in-depth exposure to the several business functions. A trained and internationally certified Coach she is committed to coaching people to achieve their goals and raise the quality of their own lives. With over 20 years of experience in the Corporate world she brings with her a wealth of experience.
During the tenure of her career she has been responsible for establishing and executing major goals; forming and implementing policies; providing leadership, direction and guidance to organization development; motivating and empowering people to maintain a work life balance has also been a crucial area of work life.
Her excellent organizational skills enabled build a charitable organization from idea to ongoing operations and working towards sustainability within a span of three years. Today, even after 8 years the organization is well oiled in its operations and has reached greater levels of sustenance, because of the strategies that have been implemented.
Her deep understanding of human psychology and ability to relate to people from diverse fields make her an excellent coach, mentor, and builds strong & lasting relationships. Writing, which has always been a passion for her got relegated to the background during her working career. She has now got back to it and is fully expressive in her writings, be it her poems in Hindi and English, fiction in English or her articles in English. All of it reflect her depth of understanding of life and people.
Her focus, coupled with strong management and leadership skills have motivated professionals to maximize levels of productivity. She is committed to high quality, adhering to timelines and building productive relationships for herself, her clients and all the people around her.