C K SURESH
Trainer, Counsellor & Performance Coach
Committed to creative social work since a very young age, C K Suresh has been an active presence in many social & cultural organizations since 1977. Inspired and guided by Pujya Swami Chinmayanandaji, he has spearheaded the Youth Movement of Chinmaya Mission‐ All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (Chyk)‐ for over 3 decades. A master team builder, he has created management marvels with the young teams at Chyk.
He believes in Individual Transformation as the means to Social Change. In 1997, he founded Attitude Training & Management Associates (ATMA) – an excellence training institute for individuals & organisations. He has since completed about 5000 training sessions in India and abroad. A passion to catalyse personal change has steered C K Suresh to performance coaching. Based on his experience & learning in psychology, and a deep understanding of Indian wisdom & values, he has developed his unique concept of ‘Relationship Counselling’. This approach empowers the individual to solve his own problems by tuning his relationships with himself & others. Here, psychological labelling is avoided. For over 30 years now, C K Suresh has been devoting a major portion of his time to relationship counselling, which he does free of cost.
Vision & Approach
His vision of “helping people to help themselves” drives him to adopt a vision‐ oriented cognitive approach in his sessions. He emphasizes intelligent application more than intellectual understanding, for positive change.
From his rich experience in management, psychology, spirituality & social work, he has developed the practical philosophy of ‘Living in Harmony’. It is basically an attitude to life. Life is a life ‐long celebration, and every individual can celebrate life, by focusing on harmony within self and with others. To explore and spread the possibilities of Living in Harmony, C K Suresh established the ATMA Foundation in 2006.
His ‘Tips on Effective Living’ was a major segment in the Udayarasmi programme on Asianet for over 400 episodes. Later he did a segment ‘Gitamritam’ – based on applying Bhagavad Gita in daily life – in the Suprabhatham programme of Asianet. He has also produced and anchored “Out of Syllabus”, a campus debate series on Amrita TV for 1 ½ years.
Awards & Recognitions
- The Malayali Mudra Award by Malayali Samskarikam, a socio-cultural organisation
- The Champions of Humanity Award by Rotary Club, Thrissur
- Vocational Excellence Award from Rotary Club of Thrissur Central