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Tackle Challenging Project Conversations with US Clients with Ease

Are you part of an IT or software development team that is struggling to have conversations with US clients about extending deadlines, adding or removing features from a project or any change in the scope of the project? Maybe, you could be dealing with scope creep? I’d imagine almost every offshore development team has encountered […]

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Improving Your Online Home Office Presence – Webinar

Back in May, Jinesh Narayanankutty, Brent Edwards and I co-hosted a webinar to aid the transition into working from home during the Covid Lockdown with the express goal of giving people insight into how to stay visible with colleagues when not meeting them in a face to face environment. I don’t think anyone would have […]

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Passing the ICF CKA – Coach Knowledge Assessment is EASY!

ICK CKA Test Basics & General Information Overview of the Coach Knowledge Assessment: “The Old 11 Core Competencies” would be on the assessment until mid to late 2020 when it will switch over to “the new 8 Core Competencies.” 155 Questions 3 hours time limit (complete in one sitting) Some questions can be marked to […]

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ICF Competencies: Designing Actions, Goal Setting, Accountability

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  To round out our ICF core competency series, three more remain in the last section (Section D: Facilitating Learning and Results): Designing Actions (#9), Planning and Goal Setting (#10) and Managing Progress and Accountability (#11). There is a fourth competency in this section; Creating Awareness (#8), […]

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ICF Core Competency: Creating Awareness

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  For the updated 2021 ICF Core Competency deep dive on Evoking Awareness, follow this link. Competency number 8 of 11 in the current core competency model (2020) is Creating Awareness. This is the first of four competencies under the last part, section D (Facilitating Learning and Results). […]

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ICF Core Competencies: Powerful Questioning and Direct Communication

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  For the updated 2021 ICF Core Competency deep dive on Evoking Awareness, follow this link. In the previous post, I spent a lot of time diving into the competency of Active Listening under Competency Area C: Communicating Effectively. In this post, I would like to focus […]

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ICF Core Competency: Active Listening

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  ICF Core Competency Area C: Communicating Effectively [Check out our insights on the NEW Core Competency in 2021 Listens Actively] The third ICF competency area after Setting the Foundation and Co-Creating the Relationship is Communicating Effectively. Some may argue that without good communication skills coaching can’t […]

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ICF Core Competency Area B: Co-Creating the Relationship

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  As we continue our exploration of the ICF core competencies, I will explore Area B: Co-Creating the Relationship.  See/read insight on new ICF Competencies:  Cultivates Trust and Safety: ICF Core Competency 4 Part 1/Part 2 Maintains Presence: ICF Core Competency 5 Without a relationship, there is […]

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2021 – Leave, PTO, Days Off, Holidays, Vacations

India & US Holiday Calendar 2020 (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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Contacting Authentic Journeys for the First Time

Have you been following us for awhile? Possibly you have wanted to reach out to us to see how we can help you, but are still wondering how it will go or what will happen?  Take a listen to this comprehensive overview that covers the following points: The three types of clients we work with […]

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