Magichive was founded by Subha Parthasarathy in 2009 with a vision to facilitate self-discovery and increase self-awareness. The core belief is that there is magic in each one of us that needs to be recognized and nurtured through empathy, compassion, and love. The objective is to improve the understanding and communication between an adult and a child (parent/child, teacher/child) by sharing and exploring causes of unresourceful thoughts, behaviour, and feelings.
Subha is a Counselling Psychologist. She found her passion in working with children and has been working with children (4 to 16 years age group) since 2006 through her activity classes that are focused on building self-awareness among children. She has taken hundreds of sessions for different groups of parents that are focused on “Understanding Oneself to understand children” and “Non-violent communication”. She has taken numerous training workshops in schools/corporates and educational institutions. She has spent thousands of hours on “one-on-one” counseling sessions with adults. She believes that an effective relationship can be built through compassionate communication. She is inspired by Non-Violent Communication advocated by Marshall Rosenberg. She practices Vipassana and mindfulness meditation. She is a counsellor with the Titan group (as a retainer counsellor) since 2021.
She has the following certifications –
- Train the Trainer from GenieKids Learning Center
- International Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Banjara Academy, Bangalore
- NLP Basic & Advanced courses conducted by Dr Dick McHugh
- Certified NLP Practitioner
- Certified Basic Ericksonian Hypnotist
- Gestalt Therapy under Dr Dick McHugh
- Habits of the Mind certification offered by the learning center run by Art Costa / Bena Kallick
- Transactional Analysis – TA101 certification
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy from NIMHANS
- Empowering Adolescents using Life Skills Education- NIMHANS
- Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Interventions – NIMHANS
- Art/Play therapy
- Movements Therapy
- Reiki Master & Teacher
- Deep listening
She has a Masters in Counselling Psychology and a Law degree from the Madras Law College (completed in 1994). She has 2 children aged 24 and 19 and is constantly reading, learning, and practicing new ideas centred around child development.
Partha has more than three decades of experience and is an Engineer and an MBA from IIM Bangalore. He has been a serial entrepreneur since 1996 and is acknowledged for his ideation skills. He has diverse experience across industries and functions. At Magichive, he has taken sessions on “Cosmos/Astronomy”, and “Goal Setting” for teens. He is a certified NLP Practitioner and Life Coach. He believes it is important to have a milieu that encourages children to ask more questions and explore situations through various lenses without fear of reprimand or failure. His support and advice are valuable to Magichive. He is the author of two books – “Unmet Needs of Entrepreneurship – Why Entrepreneurs Do What They Do” (March 2018) and “How to Discover Customer Value” (October 2021). Both books have been published by Rupa Publishers. He has delivered lectures in many leading B-Schools in India and has been taking a workshop-course at IIM Kashipur on “Customer Value”.
Latha has been working with children for the past 10 years. She is Montessori trained and has worked with a Montessori School for three years. She blends different styles of learning into her work with children. She enjoys working with children and has been taking reading classes with a focus on getting children to enjoy reading. She has taken summer workshops at MagicHive which has been appreciated and liked by the children. Open to ideas, energetic, and pleasant. Children love her life skills classes and enjoy being with her. Her contribution to Magichive is immeasurable.