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15 Situations a Cross-Cultural Coach Helps with Your Team & Company Growth

When do you need a cross-cultural coach and business strategist?     Answer: Depends on the person and situation!   Below are 13 reasons international minded professionals such as you seek assistance from a cross-cultural coach or a cross cultural business strategist. This list is not exhaustive. The Lucky 13 Questions We Can Work on […]

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12 Articles with High-Ranked Keyword Strings on Cross-Cultural Business Topics

Authentic Journeys Blog SEO Keyword Rankings  This page tallies results ONLY for May 2020.  (See July 2020 Updates)  Thank you everyone for your support over the years!  1. Keyword string: “daylight savings will i be late or early“ This leads the the blog on our site: Will I Be Late or Early if I Don’t Spring […]

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We hired a language and culture trainer for our team in India!

We hired Jennifer to give English accent training for some of our employees working on virtual teams. After few sessions we realised accent training is a just tip of the iceberg of the expertise she is having. We included more people and more topics (US Travel Preparation, Sales Training, Virtual Teamwork) to the training program. […]

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Why Doesn’t My American Colleague Answer the Phone?

Reaching an American colleague by phone without a pre-determined appointment may be a challenge for some. Getting one’s voice mail when calling them outside of regularly scheduled phone meetings may be a normal response.  And, from what I hear, when many Indians get the voice mail, they just hang up. This is not always the […]

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Synonyms for ‘Horrible’ – Simple Ways to Expand English Vocabulary

Do you want to expand your vocabulary? Try using synonyms to bring richness and variety into your spoken English.   Here are some useful tips to help you use synonyms:  Write out the sentence that you want to use or repeat it multiple times.  Choose a word to replace with its synonym.  Look up the […]

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“Where do I meet a Cross-Cultural Coach for Sessions?”

Question: Where do I meet a Cross-Cultural Coach for Sessions? Answer: We make it easy to meet us! Depending on the coach, and their work environment, you could meet your coach in their office, in your office, over the phone, through the Internet (e-mail, chat, video chat). This post answers how you can meet Jennifer […]

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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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Are you settled yet? – Four Tips on Feeling More Comfortable When Moving to A Different Country

When moving abroad family, friends, new neighbors and perfect strangers will want to know if you’re feeling at home in your new home. One way of doing that- especially the Indian way is by asking, “Are you settled yet?”  I am unsure how to answer this question. For me, feeling settled is about more than […]

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Do I Have Culture Shock?

Yes, culture shock is real.  For those who have ever moved away from home to a new environment and experienced any of the following symptoms, it’s likely you faced culture shock:  Social Symptoms Feeling lonely most of the time (even when around others) Over identifying or idealizing your native country or culture Inability to accept […]

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Lost a Word? Synonyms to the Rescue!

Many people are asking, “How do I improve my vocabulary?”   Naturally, we want express our thoughts in multiple ways to add clarity and crispness. Sometimes, the first word or sentence that comes to our minds does not convey the meaning that we want to convey or is not understood by the person we are […]

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