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

May 30, 2014

Authentic Journeys in NRITBI, Thapasya, Infopark

Cubicles in NRITBI Incubator, Thapasya
The office for Authentic Journeys Consultancy is located in The Non Resident Indian’s-Technology Business Incubator (NRI-TBI) office in Infopark, Kakkanad, Kochi, Kerala, India. (That's a mouthfull of an address for an American, and it's not even the complete address!) 

The NRI TBI is a government of Kerala sponsored incubator that promotes IT and Software development companies in Infopark. While it's true that Authentic Journeys is not a software or IT concern, it provides an important niche service to IT and software companies - training and coaching. It is for this reason that Authentic Journeys has an exclusive spot in this one of a kind incubator.  

Authentic Journeys officially started using the space back in July 2013. The benefits of the incubator include: 
Signboard listing companies in NRITBI, Infopark, Kochi
  • Networking with other NRI-TBI incubated companies as well as getting to know a lot of cool and creative people!
  • Having an office space in a vibrant office.
  • Access to meeting spaces and training rooms.
  • The privilege of an exclusive and official sounding address!
  • A wonderful administrative team that helps with day-to-day concerns as well as provides opportunities to the companies such as networking and professional development opportunities. 

As a self-employed entrepreneur, it's nice to work in a space with other people.. it makes life very interesting! Of course, the others in the office may often wonder where I am, as I am not in the office everyday, and sometimes weeks go by where I am absent from the office. Due to the nature of the work, I meet clients in their offices to deliver trainings. In cases where Skype is required for the meeting, I take those calls from my home office. 

While all of this has opened up a lot of opportunities for Authentic Journeys, I am also happy and pleasantly surprised about a few key things that have happened recently:

Our listing on the NRITBI website
  • Name plates at each cubicle or set of cubicles to announce the company's spaces
  • Company's names listed on the official NRI TBI signage
  • Authentic Journeys is now listed on the NRI TBI website!
The (mostly blurry!) photos in this post highlight the three above points. 

As usual, thank you everyone for the support and well wishes to help make this and many other's Authentic Journeys in this life come true!! 

PS. As of 2017, Authentic Journeys has been utilizing NRITBI as a virtual office space.

If you'd like to contact the Managing Director, Jennifer Kumar about training engagements for your India-based teams to bridge the culture and language gap, click here to contact her through this website

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