Meet Nidhi Gupta, founder of Write2Win and graphotherapist who believes that handwriting shapes the personality
11/6/2015 2:39:50 PM
|written By : Nithya Subramanian|
Philosopher and social critic, Mokokoma Mokhonoana once said, “A bad handwriting is as annoying to a reader … as an irritating voice is to a listener.” Annoying or not, the way you form your letters and write, speaks a lot about your character.
Nidhi Gupta, a Singapore-based handwriting expert and graphotherapist from Handwriting University (USA), is founder of Write2Win, a company that enables you to change your life by improving your handwriting.
In a short span of three years, Gupta has trained about 250 students and is only looking to grow. “Even in this age of tapping and texting, it is essential to focus on handwriting improvement especially among children because it changes the way their brains develop, aids memory, inspires confidence, engages different brain circuits than keyboarding and finally leads to better grades,” she said. After all, most exams are still written by hand!
Here are excerpts of an exclusive interview with Nidhi Gupta:
India Se: Tell us a little about your background? What made you become a handwriting expert and graphotherapist?
Nidhi Gupta: I came to Singapore 10 years ago with my husband and now have two daughters aged 10 and 5. Prior to shifting to Singapore, I was working at LIC Housing Finance - a job that I had got after passing a competitive exam and was the only woman from Uttar Pradesh to clear it. After I shifted to Singapore, I was just a housewife and so I tried forex trading. However, I incurred losses, which made me feel very low and I lost confidence in my abilities. During a visit to India, my friend did my handwriting analysis and that was the turning point in my life.
My younger daughter was six months old, I opted for an online course, took Skype classes and as the course progressed I did some tidbit analysis and got good feedback. Soon I regained my confidence. I must say that my husband and parents-in-law were a great support. At the same time I started working as a mother tongue teacher and that’s when I realised that there were children with poor handwriting. There was no emphasis on handwriting though teachers passed remarks on it.
I formally launched the company on October 7, 2012 and have trained 250 students so far.
India Se: What is your programme like? What is the fee structure?
Nidhi Gupta: Unlike other classes that take place once a week, this is a daily programme. It is a unique course designed to improve children’s handwriting. I usually form a group and take classes for 21-25 days. The classes are generally held at homes or common rooms and are at affordable prices. The age group of students are from 6-17 years and I train them depending on whether they attend local or international schools, be it cursive or print handwriting.
India Se: Are most of your students Indians? Why is there so much interest amongst this group?
Nidhi Gupta: Most of my students are Indians, and that is because our teachers and parents emphasised this aspect. Therefore we do the same with our children. Also, I started by focusing on the Indian community through various social media platforms and word-of-mouth has helped me grow.
India Se: What do parents expect from your programme?
Nidhi Gupta: Basically it is aesthetics. While I know that personality improves, most parents want to see improvement in handwriting. For me the focus is on personality, and I can tell by the way a child forms his letters. For instance, if the ‘t’ is cut low, it indicates low self-esteem. So I will help them move it up. This is a habit-changing programme and you need to do it consciously for 20-25 days. By this time, the neurons start changing making new brain patterns; after all graphology is a science that works on both conscious and subconscious levels.
India Se: Do you also work with adults?
Nidhi Gupta: I have started working with adults. It usually helps while hiring, to find the right fit for a job. I usually take a full page of handwriting and then give a SWOT analysis on personality, character traits, areas of improvements strengths, weakness etc.
India Se: What are your future plans?
Nidhi Gupta: I am currently training two ladies who will joining me as teachers; one lady is a Chinese. Through her I hope we will expand into that community.