Kanhaiya Lal Verma
“From being beset with an inferiority complex to becoming a successful sales professional”
I had a difficult childhood. My father was a scrap dealer and his income was not enough to provide for our needs. When I was barely 14 years old, my mother passed away. I suffered from lack of self-confidence and started stammering from a young age. People made fun of me. As soon as I finished my Standard 12 examinations, I started working full-time for a pittance to support my family.
A colleague told me about the free livelihood training imparted at the ICICI Academy for Skills – Durg. I enrolled for the Academy’s ‘Selling Skills’ course. I had grown up with an inferiority complex thinking that my impoverished background would always prove to be a hurdle in life. However, the trainers at ICICI Academy taught me how to overcome every hurdle. Slowly but surely, I gained confidence. Through the efforts of the team at the Academy, I got a job at a reputed Non Banking Financial Company (NBFC) as a Sales Associate.
Over the last few years, I have won the ‘Best Sales Associate’ award twice and have been promoted twice! Now, I manage a team of six people. I have bought a house for my family. My father does not deal in scrap anymore. I have transformed completely – from a lad, who struggled to speak properly, to a well-paid, succ-essful sales professional. I owe a large part of this transformation to ICICI Academy for Skills. I am hoping to get promoted again soon and am confident that a bright future beckons my family and me.
“I have transformed completely – from a lad, who struggled to speak properly, to a well-paid, successful sales professional. I owe a large part of this transformation to ICICI Academy for Skills.”