Life is the greatest sport

Madhuli Kulkarni is passionate about sports and loves psychology. She has trained extensively in the science of sports psychology bringing together the most effective techniques and methods of western and eastern modalities to her practice under the guidance of India’s leading sports psychologist Mr Bhishmaraj Bam.

Her training is exhaustive. Being a triple post graduate – MPhil in Sports Psychology, MS in Counselling Psychology and MA in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, her extensive knowledge is backed by sound practical experience. Working under Mr Bam for several years with his Purshottam Academy and with well-known psychiatrist Dr Anand Nadkarni, Madhuli has done comprehensive work in the field of performance psychology for more than a decade. She has also assisted Mr Bam on his book on Sports Psychology, 'Winning Habits'.

At Dr. Anand Nadkarni’s ‘Institute for Psychological Health (IPH)’ she was the pivotal force behind starting a structured sports psychology program named “Mission Excellence”. Her work involved designing the program structure, curriculum, and training material for the program, coordinating and conducting all sports psychology workshops, individual and group counselling sessions, and camps/workshop for players, parents, coaches.

More importantly, she has developed tried and tested techniques to perform and excel. This works not only in the sports arena, but in other spheres of life, including academics, organisational dynamics, and personal relationships. They impact a gamut of disciplines and effect a lasting change.

Experience: The Winning Edge

Over the last decade, Madhuli has worked with more than 500 players across all levels and disciplines of sports in India and numerous Coaches and parents.

Some of her players have made it to prestigious levels like Ranji Trophy, Indian Premier League (IPL) in cricket, International and Nationals events in swimming, table tennis, athletics, and badminton. She has also been writing articles on topics ranging from youth to psychology, for newspapers, magazines, and websites. She pens a weekly column - “Mind Games” on sports psychology for an English Daily and “JigarVijetyachi” for a Marathi daily. She has also been featured in “The Week” magazine, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, and several leading newspapers in India and abroad, including Euro news, and other European media, as an expert.