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

April 20, 2012

Learning Spoken English from a Native American English Speaker

Communication & Soft Skills Coaching India

Completing 20 hours of intense one on one Spoken English Coaching is no small feat. Dedicating time to meet, undertaking the personalized assignments and using English in everyday, practical social and professional situations outside sessions are all key to completing and achieving goals in this form of conversational English coaching.

At the end of a cycle of classes (usually 10 class, 2 hours each), a coachee feels progress has been made and their confidence in using the language has helped them personally and professionally. Not only is the student proud and relieved to notice this tangible progress, but I as the coach is also overjoyed and extremely proud for the coachee.

Though many coachees have completed 20 hours of coaching, recently, a coachee in India requested a certificate of recognition from me. Being I am in a new culture, and a cross-cultural coach, I understood the cultural importance in India of such a certificate, and agreed to issue him a first personalized certificate.

Going through this process was an amazing experience for me as the coach, and I can only suggest the same of my coachee. I am reprinting the following photos with permission of the coachee. Thanks Hari! I hope I have given you at least half the gift you have given me by allowing me to help you on your path of achieving your goals and dreams!

Read what this coachee's Outsourcing partner who hired me had to say about this experience.

After Hari finished coaching with us, he became a blogger and writer. He actually submitted a blog to our blog reviewing a book on presentation skills and public speaking. See his review and amazing writing skills here! 

Disclaimer: As all services through Authentic Journeys are confidential (see confidentiality agreement), all photos, names, or identifying information on the website is always used with previous permission of the person being named.

Jennifer Kumar, coach, is based in Kochi, India. If you have questions about individualized sessions in spoken English coaching, contact me or learn more by reading the frequently asked questions. Through an honest self-test, we work together to close the gaps between your current English fluency and your ideal English fluency. More about this gap analysis in this video.

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.