January 2, 2012

Top Articles on Cross Cultural Studies of 2011

137. That's how many posts were posted to Authentic Journeys blog in 2011.

Interactions with you, my clients and experiences from my own personal life have inspired many of the articles which offered readers tips, advice, and help in overcoming various problems faced by culture shock when moving between the USA and India.

I want to share with you the top eleven posts on my blog of 2011 - plus one to grow on!

This blog and website is all about you and concerns you will face when communicating, working, and living between the USA and India. While many wanted to know how to avoid mistakes in American culture and how I could help them, others wanted to know how to prepare for studying abroad to America and how to brush up on their English communication skills.

When moving, we face a wide variety of issues. Some of these issues are delicate topics and not easy to talk about. Not only do they make us disoriented, confused, and miss our home; but they offer us the experience of culture shock. Culture shock, though a widely popular term, is often misunderstood. Hence, many want to know if they have culture shock.

Top Articles on Cross Cultural Studies of 2011Many of you were able to relate to various articles, tips and experiences offered in the blog; so many wanted to understand what is 
Spoken English and American sensitization coaching and  what others have been saying about the benefits of this coaching. While many wanted to read the testimonials, others were more interested to learn about the practical aspects of coaching- the cost. Keep in mind, cost of various packages though listed can be flexible depending on your needs. If you have any doubts, just contact me.

Of course, part of coaching is being able to relate to you and your experiences. Because you want to be coached by someone who understands you AND has the skills to help you, many read about my life story and professional background. Many were interested to know how a foreigner, and that too, an American could live in and adjust to India and what kinds of things I'd miss living in India.

I am impressed that tens of thousands of you have read my blog this year. For that, I am honored and humbled. I am happy that I could offer you something you found useful and relevant to your life.

Wishing you and your family a healthy and prosperous 2012.

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.