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On My Mind

Coach & Mind Trainer

Austin Coutinho: A Multifaceted Professional and Sports Enthusiast

Former fast bowler, coach and mind-trainer

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Austin Coutinho, a distinguished individual with a diverse range of talents, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Born on 14th December 1954 in Karwar, North Karnataka, Austin's journey has been marked by remarkable achievements in various fields. With a profound educational background, extensive work experience, and a deep passion for sports, Austin has established himself as a prominent figure in cricket, football, and table tennis, while also excelling as a writer, lecturer, and mind-trainer.

Austin's educational journey began at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School in Chembur, where he completed his SSC in 1972. He pursued a BSc degree from K.J. Somaiya College, Vidyavihar, graduating in 1977, and obtained an LLB (Gen) from Ambedkar College in 1982. Additionally, he acquired postgraduate diplomas in Journalism and Marketing & Advertising from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Chowpatty, in 1983 and 1985 respectively, and received the prestigious Associateship of PR from the PR Society of India in 1987.

Austin's early career showcased his artistic and editorial talents. From 1977 to 2014, he worked as a cartoonist-cum-sub editor at Amar Chitra Katha and had a long-term association with Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. (RCF). His roles at RCF included cricketer and PR executive, sports officer, assistant HR manager, and senior manager in customer relationship management.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Austin made significant contributions to sports. He excelled as a fast bowler and served as the coach-manager of the RCF Cricket team and as a coaching committee member of the Mumbai Cricket Association. He also had a notable presence in football, serving as the manager-coach of the RCF Football team and as the president of the Mumbai Football Association. Austin's involvement in table tennis as a managing committee member of the Mumbai TT Association showcased his commitment to fostering sports at all levels.

Austin's creative pursuits played a significant role in his life. He contributed cartoons and caricatures to esteemed publications and authored six books covering various sporting events. Additionally, Austin's talent as an illustrator and designer is showcased through his captivating book covers.

Austin's passion for sharing knowledge and empowering others is evident in his academic pursuits. He has delivered lectures on personal growth and retirement and played a pivotal role as a visiting faculty member at the International Institute of Sports Management in Mumbai. Moreover, Austin's expertise as a mind-trainer for sports adds a unique dimension to his portfolio.

With his multifaceted background and unwavering dedication, Austin Coutinho is a true exemplar of versatility and commitment. His journey is an inspiring testament to excellence in various domains, leaving a lasting impact on sports, journalism, academia, and beyond

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