CHAMPS Academy is very proud to welcome Navin Chowdhry as a brand and mission Ambassador. Navin is an established actor and producer with many credits to his name such as Teachers (2001), A Touch of Cloth (2012), Doctor Foster (2015) and more recently playing Kieran in the BBC Drama The Replacement.
One of Navin Chowdhry’s reasons for making the transformative decision to become a CHAMPS Academy Ambassador and coach was because back when he was 5 years old he froze on stage whilst doing a poetry reading competition at School. He admits being “terrified” and goes on to say
“I left the stage promising myself I would never ever do anything like that again. Ever.”
But Navin is happy to admit he was wrong, because 10 years later he made his professional acting debut aged 15. “I was very lucky. I had people around me that helped get my confidence back. But for so many others that just does not happen. But I believe it can happen.”
“As a parent of 2 young children myself I certainly understand how important and necessary this is.”
Navin says… “CHAMPS Academy offers children and teens of all ages and backgrounds the skills to increase their Self Confidence and Life-Resilience. Having worked with kids not only as an actor but as a writer and producer on a number of children’s theatre productions, in education shows and short films, I dealt with many issues including peer pressure – at school or within the community or culturally, bullying, fear of failure, rejection and body image. I believe by combining the CHAMPS Philosophy with my experience we can help children from all backgrounds become more self-assured, confident and happier.”
Navin has joined CHAMPS Academy at the perfect time: The need for confidence and life-skills coaching has exploded in recent years.
“At a young age, I knew what it was like to be confident in some areas and not so in others. I knew what it was like to be nervous and learned how to overcome it, to not fear rejection or failure but to acknowledge and learn from it.” Navin says.
CHAMPS Academy co-founders Annette Du Bois and Ian Fox are absolutely delighted to have Navin onboard. They are looking forward to making an even bigger impact in the lives of kids and young people with CHAMPS.
CHAMPS Academy is strikingly different from many conventional approaches to the psychological issues many children and young people experience. Navin loves the practical solutions approach and fully appreciates the effectiveness of the coaching techniques. That’s another reason he wanted to get involved with CHAMPS Academy.
After successfully completing his training Navin is available for talks, coaching, workshops and support in Barnet & North London area.