Fernando Aguirre, Chairman and CEO of Chiquita, a company well known for bananas, was showcased in one episode of Undercover Boss. Fernando goes undercover as Manuel Gonzales, an immigrant from Mexico who is trying to get hired at Chiquita. (I will refer to him as ‘CEO Manuel’.) In the first part of this episode, CEO […]
When finding our new selves in adapting to a new culture, we may adapt new and unexpected behaviors. As we switch between these behaviors, it may sometimes feel as if we have split personalities. In interacting with many who have moved to a different culture, including myself, there is this push and pull factor […]
While planning a short-term study abroad program for eleven MSW graduate students from Nazareth College in January 2011, we had the pleasure of consulting with Jennifer Kumar regarding cultural milieu of Kerala, India. It was important for all participating in the study abroad program to be advised on cultural awareness. Jennifer came highly recommended […]
How Did E-mail Coaching Help You? I am an Indian student in the US. I came to know about Jennifer via a youtube video I saw. I wrote to her asking general questions about: 1) How to politely refuse an invitation from an American for a party or other gathering. Since we come from a […]
We often tap in to the expertise of other to build, enhance and conduct our programs. Meet some of our experts below! If you’d like to be in touch with anyone, contact us here. Our Authentic Journeys’ Expert Panel Anandi Merchant Anandi was born and raised in Mumbai, India and has been living in the […]
Read about our adventures here. Would you ever marry across cultures? Jennifer Kumar, the owner of this blog has some experience in this arena as she is a US citizen with no family ties to India who has married a man from India. Jennifer has also coached a few cross-cultural, interracial couples in merging families. […]
Is it possible to adjust to a new culture; adapt to new behaviors, expectations and mindset while retaining your cultural identity? Changes will happen as we mature and take up new life roles regardless of living at home or moving abroad. Moving abroad heightens this experience because everyone around us is foreign and behave in […]
Understanding Perspectives of a Wide Range of People is a Good Quality for a Cross-Cultural Coach: “I know Jennifer Kumar through her blog. She has been a mentor to me for about 2 years. I was struck by the interesting and articulate nature of her blog. She is a warm and welcoming person. She […]
What do you think of our cross-cultural training program? Working with Jennifer was a great experience for us. We hired Jennifer to train our team on US Culture and on accent neutralization, and two things did absolutely exceed our expectations – delivering a HIGHLY customized session and delivering the content by keeping the participants highly […]
, asI am glad to share my experience about the Mentorship Program and Guidance provided by Mrs. Jennifer Kumar to me. She was able to help me sort through programs and university choices to select the best one to advance my career. I wanted to pursue my dream of higher studies in the United States […]
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