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Moving Back Home to the US After Living in India

What is repatriation coaching? After 5 years living and working in India, I returned to the US in June 2011, only to realize that what was once familiar seemed strange. Jennifer helped me to adjust, and to re-enter the job market with a better understanding of both professional cultures–from communication style, to managerial expectations. As […]

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Guest Faculty on Cross-Cultural Awareness

Jennifer is an experienced Cross-Cultural Coaching Panelist on my Pan-India Coaching Practice ExecutiveCoachingIndia.Net. I therefore encouraged her to join me for a session, via Skype, in teaching the value of cross-cultural skills to MBA(HR) students at the Chennai Business School, to enable her to discover for herself the “joy” of imparting knowledge and wisdom to […]

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Does Multicultural Living Promote Split Personalities?

In interacting with many who have moved to a different culture, including myself, there is this push and pull factor of integration. We want to remain true to ourselves, but are we able to do that while adapting and adjusting our behaviors and mindset? Are we able to remain true to ourselves when the rest […]

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Giving Thanks – Get Addicted!

It’s common sense to me that offering and receiving thanks boosts moods. Sincere and heart-felt thanks benefit everyone involved. If I thank you for something, you are happy for being recognized and I am happy for reciprocating the wonderful gesture. If I am thanked for something I did, I would also feel good about myself […]

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Mother in Law or Monster in Law? An Exercise in Self-Improvement

By: Jennifer Kumar With the intense hold some mother in laws have over their sons, wives often feel they have tied the knot with their mother in law and not their husband (as so rightly depicted in the image attached to this article). Mother in laws the world over have a bad reputation. Mother in […]

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Indian Culture Awareness for Study Abroad Students

While planning a short term study abroad program for eleven MSW graduate students from Nazareth College in January 2011, we had the pleasure of consulting with Jennifer Kumar regarding cultural milieu of Kerala, India. It was important for all participating in the study abroad program to be advised on cultural awareness. Jennifer came highly recommended […]

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Not Your Typical “Desi Tourism”

The myth of the low-spending “Desi tourist” is broken. No longer are Desis traveling on shoestring budgets or for the sole reason of visiting relatives abroad. When I am asked as an American what do I like best about India, one of the things I have noticed especially in Kerala is that a typical middle-class, […]

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Cristina Canas Delgado – Expert Panelist

Cristina Canas Delgado – Expert Panelist Cristina Canas Delgado, originally from Spain has lived in her native country and the U.K. before moving to India in 2010 after marrying cross-culturally. She is intensely interested in learning about different cultures, and people. Being fluent in Spanish and English; she’s now taking on Hindi as a third […]

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What’s it Like to Marry an NRI and Move to the USA?

Did you know there are some Indian women who resent the fact they had to marry an NRI because they did not want to move abroad or they were misled about the situations abroad? This is certainly a touchy topic, but it must be discussed. Of late, I have come across many articles or comments […]

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Solutions to Difficult Situations in the USA

How Did E-mail Coaching Help You? I am an Indian student in the US. I came to know about Jennifer via a youtube video I saw. I wrote to her asking general questions about: 1) How to politely refuse an invitation from an American for a party or other gathering. Since we come from a […]

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