Shrinjina Mittal testimonial
I learnt about breakspace from a friend of mine . Having heard about it and having experienced it, I can say that words can never do justice to the amazing journey it entails.

Still I am going going to make an attempt by recollecting my experience. I still remember when I was going for my first class, I was very nervous as my previous experiences of gd pi classes had always left me feeling quite low of myself because of my inability to speak comfortably in front of people. Little had I known then ,that it was not going to be just a gd pi training class. I came out smiling after my first session, not because I spoke really well or did something great but because the very first session made me realise that even though a lot needs to be worked on, but with my effort and their guidance, I would be able to achieve that.

Listening to Partha sir gave me that motivation in the very first session. Discussion of all the topics, case studies propelled us to think differently, something that Partha Sir always insisted on. And his insights on every topic, after every discussions , actually helped us achieve that. Listening to him is always very enriching and thought provoking. It makes you reconsider your way of thinking and motivates you to work on improving it. And that does happen bit by bit with practice. I could see that change in myself. When I went for my actual group discussion, I was actually able to make few different points that stood out and I could think of them because of the learnings and practice that I had received in class. The interview transcripts uploaded on the Facebook group helped in preparing for interviews. Even the feedback provided by mentors after every mock interview was really helpful. Also there were knowledge sessions conducted and notes provided on various areas that made the preparation relatively easy. The group activities conducted in each session were very unique and interesting. It helped build in us the ability to work in teams and also to lead while doing so.

The best thing about the entire program is the constant support and guidance from the mentors. Partha sir, Sharukh sir, Arito sir, they are all amazing in their own ways. They put in a lot of efforts to individually help each one of us attain our best potential. This season also introduced -Let’s Communicate sessions. In this Partha sir took each one of us out for a one to one interaction with him where in he helped us understand ourselves, making us come across many aspects that were unknown to ourselves and suggested us ways in which we can improve on them. Taking out the time to do this when it is not something he has to, and doing it so beautifully, with so much compassion tells a lot about his love for his students. He wants to bring the best out of all his students.

It is rare to find such mentorship, where the mentor goes out of his way to help his students .What you will takeaway from breakspace is beyond gd pi training, beyond call conversions, beyond classroom learning . Breakspace has given me an amazing experience , lots of good memories and lessons learned for life.

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A mentor helps you work on yourself and leads you towards self-development. I would like to share my experience of how this happened for me. Since the past few months, my life has experienced a lot of changes; as a person I have been affected a lot by them.

As I started my journey of B-School, I was this scared, nervous kid. Every little thing affected me so much, as if it were the end of the world. Sometimes I felt it was the environment which was such but then I realized that actually these were my inner weaknesses and insecurities which were calling out to me; drowning me with them.

Slowly, I became familiar with my flaws and started accepting them. It happened not so easily though. Sir, who was there with me through all these phases listened to me intently while I would express all my emotions, even the darkest ones in front of him. He adopted different approaches with me. Earlier the softer one when he would explain to me with a lot of patience but that didn’t quite work. My problems were deeper. I was used to letting my emotions take over me all the time. Sir, then started calling me out for these things, he made me come across with the much more deep and difficult problems others face.

He made me realize that I was being so absorbed in my own little problems that I stopped seeing there are bigger worries in the world and that I should be grateful for what I have and what I am. He made me come across my flaws, and as I did, I wanted to fix them immediately. Again, I headed on a wrong path by hoping for quick fixes. Doing so only made me sad and felt bad about myself. Sir understood what I was doing and this time he made me see how beautiful I was a person. Made me believe in myself by showing his belief in me. He wanted me to be able to love myself, the way I love the ones who are close to my heart. He wanted me to be kind and forgiving towards myself the way I was towards people I loved. I was learning, but not with the dedication and discipline he wanted. I would seek out him when I needed help but what he wanted was a more disciplined approach, he made me aware of that and left me for good.

Initially I felt I had lost a big support. I was sad too. But there was nothing I could do. Sir is very particular when it comes to discipline, so I decided to work on myself by myself by putting into practice all those Sir had taught. Slowly, those feelings which made me weak faded, I started feeling strong and motivated. Well, that was the turning point I would say. During all this I successfully achieved all the goals I had set for myself and many I didn’t even think for myself. But as I look back it was not the accomplishment of these tangible goals that make me happy but how I evolved as a person through all this. I feel confident and in love with myself. I am less scared now and that’s why I am able to bare my heart and share what I have shared, my truest experiences.

Still there is a long way for me, but I know I can make myself even better. And Sir, he is there with me, probably not in the earlier way but as a good friend who I can reach out to at any time, who cares to know about me from time to time. I feel lucky for having met him and for having experienced all this. It has made me appreciate myself, love myself and work on myself and become a better person.