October 1, 2015

Why is a Cross-Cultural Training Service Called Authentic Journeys?

Ashwin asked:
"How does the name "Authentic Journeys" relate to a cross-cultural training service?"

Jennifer's answer:
"Ashwin, good question!

When we are in cross cultural environments (life journey), we may feel our identity is threatened as we feel compelled to take up new behaviors, languages or mindsets. But we have to be true to ourselves. We have to be authentic!

It's not about "being Indian" or "American" or a nationality, a religion or a culture; but it's about being true to ourselves.

We have to learn to balance the cultural mannerisms with who we are as a person. Some adjustments always have to be made regardless if we move abroad or stay at home our whole life, how do we cope with that? How do we remain "Authentic" and true to ourselves on our "Journeys" of life?"

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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 (Utah). We provide onsite and live-online instructor-led courses, facilitation and corporate coaching.