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What Can a Cross-Cultural Coach Do To Help Me?

What a cross-cultural strategist does and doesn’t do? Answer: A Cross-Cultural Strategist DOES: Helps you create ideas and solutions. You are in charge of deciding which path (decision) to take.  Helps you keep on track, by providing accountability for your decisions. Keep all your information confidential (doesn’t tell anyone) Interview preparation and career strategy  Review, […]

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U.S.A. & India Vacation Planner 2017

India & US Holiday Calendar 2017  (2019 holidays – USA — India) Need for this Calendar   This calendar will be useful for Indians and Americans working on distributed, global teams with multiple offices in India or in the US.   As India is a diverse country which celebrates different holidays in different parts of the country, […]

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Business Coaching for Keralites and Indians

This post outlines some common questions that prospective clients to Authentic Journeys have about what we do, our coaching process and the outcomes.  Jennifer Debriefing a Con Call Role Play, Photo Credit Jennifer Kumar What are some examples successful training outcomes?  I will learn and apply American phone and email etiquette while handling routine as well as […]

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Bite the Bullet – Meaning of the Idiom

“India development team, we really gotta bite the bullet, stay late and finish this project so we don’t have to deal with it on Monday.”  “There’s no one else to do this but me. I guess I should bite the bullet and just finish it off.”    “That bug is really irritating. This ticket is […]

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Authentic Journeys Welcomes Miles Whitney

Please join me in welcoming Miles Whitney to the coaching and expert panel of Authentic Journeys. Miles has been living in India since early 2015. Coming from Phoenix, Arizona, a place much hotter than many places in India, he enjoys the climate in his Indian city of Hyderabad. He has already started interacting with and […]

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8 Totally Sweet Words That Prove You’re Not an Awesome Millennial

Millennials (also known as Gen Y) are the generation born between the early 1980s and early 2000s. Every generation or age group has their own terminology, or slang that categorizes their formative years. Often those words – made up words or words found in the dictionary with aberrated meanings (for instance, when the word bad […]

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Spoken English Tips: Moving from Small Talk to Business Talk

“After learning and practicing small talk tips from you, my conversations with my US clients are more alive!”   This kind of feedback is common among participants of the client interaction training programs. In the interactive small talk session, many often ask,  “How do we move from small talk to business talk?”  While small talk […]

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US Idioms to End a Meaning and Implications (Podcast)

“By the looks of it, we will have to pick up tomorrow where we left off.”  An American could surely end a meeting with this friendly, collaborative statement. But, what does it actually mean?  Believe it or not, many non-native English speakers may get totally lost with this sentence we take so for granted in […]

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3 Steps To Clear, Persuasive Speech

A video from LearnZillion outlines three questions you can ask yourself to deliver more engaging, persuasive dialogue, demos, presentations or speeches. The questions, while simple, will lead you to build your skills in clearer enunciation and pronunciation that will help your audience listen with more clarity.  For those on virtual, distributed software teams, these tips […]

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Thiruvathirakali – Onam Dance at Litmus7

The women at Litmus7 would impress you like no others! Although busy e-commerce professionals serving fortune 500 clients, they still find time for Onam celebrations. To prepare for the festivities, they held virtual thiruvathirakali dance classes for a number of weeks between Kochi and Bangalore. They shared steps, practiced moves, and choreographed everything–without being in […]

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