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    Welcome to Authentic Journeys - ഓതെന്റിക് ജെർനീയ്സ് - US-India Cross-Cultural Training

November 24, 2011

Our Experts at Authentic Journeys

Meet the Experts at Authentic Journeys:

We often tap in to the expertise of other to build, enhance and conduct our programs. Meet some of our experts below!

If you'd like to be in touch with anyone, contact us here.

Annelise Piers  

Annelise Piers
Annelise Piers traded in her corporate suits for yoga pants and now armed with over 12 years of corporate coaching experience, promotes wellness programs at the workplace. Using a blend of Yoga, Neuro Linguistic Programming, and Metaphors of Movement, she works with groups of leaders and teams, including their foreign clients and colleagues, empowering them with the tools for self-care and mindfulness.  

Her key areas of expertise are: 

  • Yoga and mindfulness at the workplace 
  • Hormonal balance for women at work 
  • Leadership and Yoga 

Chris Sufi

Chris Sufi 
Having lived and grown up in different parts of India, Sufi brings in a mature outlook of life and experiences around her. She is also a keen observer of people, cultures, and behavior.  

Equipped with a Masters in English Literature, Sufi pursues her passion for writing as a technical communicator; she coaches and mentors people towards improving their English language skills. She is fluent in English, Hindi, and Tamil.  

Her key areas of expertise are: 

  • Reviewing and Editing 
  • Designing Training Content 
  • Indian Work Culture Etiquette

Sufi has edited numerous articles and training materials for Authentic Journeys as well as for many of our clients.

Cristina Canas Delgado  
Cristina Canas Delgado  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.  

Cristina works in an International School in Bangalore as a Middle Years Program (MYP), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE - Cambridge program) and International Bachelorette Spanish teacher. Having a bachelor's degree in English Philology from Spain and English courses completed in the U.K. and in the U.S.A., she is fluent in Spanish, English and currently studying Hindi. Cristina enjoys traveling, reading and writing in her free time. 

Her key areas of expertise are: 

  • Spanish Culture 
  • European Culture 
  • Language Strategies
Learn about her blog and views on living in India as an expat in Spanish and in English.

Jennifer Tam
Jennifer Tam was working in India as a microfinance clean energy fellow implementing clean energy programs in Kerala and Uttar Pradesh.  

She now resides in the US and works for the City of Seattle as a Restaurant Advocate helping people navigate through the requirements and regulations when opening or expanding a restaurant or mobile food business in Seattle. Jennifer has a BA in International Business and an MBA in Sustainable Business. She is committed to helping small businesses thrive and connecting entrepreneurs to resources to help their businesses start and grow.  

Her key areas of expertise are: 

  • American English & Corporate Communication 
  • Business Planning & Forecasting 
  • Training Techniques & Activities 

Luis GonzálesLuis Gonzáles

Bio to come!

MN Krish

MN Krish 
Krish is an expert in decision science and predictive analytics who has had a truly global career spanning India, US and Southeast Asia.  Krish is also a novelist. His work is acclaimed for its unique exploration of bleeding-edge technologies and cross-cultural exchanges which define and shape the 21st century. Krish holds a Bachelors' from IIT and Masters' degrees from MIT. Further information about his work is available at mnkrish.com.  

Krish is a strategic advisor to Authentic Journeys. 

His key areas of expertise are: 

  • Business Strategy 
  • Product Development 
  • Product Marketing
Take a look at a review we wrote of his book The Steradian Trail: Book #0 of the Infinity Cycle.

Miles Whitney

Check out his profile here.

Preethi Kannath
Preethi Kannath
Indian by birth, Preethi spent her first 18 years in Kuwait. She returned to India to pursue her higher studies and hoped to set base there. But in less than 10 years, Preethi had packed and left for the US. She is an Instructional Designer and a Corporate Trainer by discipline; a cook and a blogger by choice; a photographer and a science buff by compulsion. She is fluent in English, Malayalam, and Hindi. She can stumble by in French, Arabic, and Tamil.  

Her key areas of expertise are: 

  • Instructional Design 
  • Editing and Formatting 
  • Classroom Training 
  • Cross-Cultural Life Experiences and Coping with Differences 

Preethi has edited blogs and taken the lead on instructional design on several of our programs in addition to editing the materials and facilitating coaching for several clients. She has also written an awesome blog on Mardi Gras for your reading pleasure!

Urvashi Pande
Urvashi Pande Urvashi brings a fresh perspective and unique outlook arising from experience and observation of expat life in the U.S. She has worked in Finance for the last ten years and keenly looks forward to having diverse and multifaceted experiences as a writer and blogger. Her career in Finance began with writing papers on financial shenanigans used by companies that were considered audit failures. Urvashi has earned a business degree and related certifications in India and subsequently a MBA in the U.S. She is an avid reader and is interested in a wide range of reading from fiction to business publications and everything in between. She is also interested in researching and writing about issues related to business, parenting and living abroad.

Her key areas of expertise are:
  • Financial Analysis and Accounting
  • Content writing and Blogging
  • Insights on expat life in the U.S

Urvashi has written two insightful blogs for Authentic Journeys:

  1. Are you a squirrel or crab? (insights on cross cultural adjustment)
  2. Mission R2I: Return to India 

Thank you for reading.
Updated August 2014, May 2016, May 2020

Authentic Journeys: Bridging Culture on Virtual Teams

We help build effective, culturally competent global teams with focus on the cultures of the USA and India. Jennifer Kumar, Managing Director, an American citizen, has almost 10 years experience living, studying and working (owning a business) in India. Authentic Journeys Consultancy is registered as a Private Limited in India (Kerala) and an LLC in the USA (Salt Lake City, Utah). We provide onsite and live-online instructor-led courses, facilitation and corporate coaching.