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Coaching Startups: 3 Considerations

In January 2021, I attended a seminar on coaching startups hosted by WBECS. This seminar was a treasure trove of information. As I have been coaching (training and consulting) with startups (in India) since 2011, I was keen to know how the approaches discussed by the US based coach may overlap with my experience abroad. […]

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New Year Wishes in 40 Languages

Thanks to my Facebook and professional online networks, I have compiled the following list of global new year wishes in 40 languages!    In each line take note:  The name of the language: The greeting in that language. Words in parenthesis (…) are the required transliterations for any scripts that aren’t Roman. Blue bolded word […]

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How Can a Cross-Cultural Leadership Coach Help You?

When do you need a cross-cultural leadership coach and business strategist?     Answer: Depends on the person and situation! Below are 15 reasons international-minded professionals such as you seek assistance from a cross-cultural leadership coach or a cross-cultural business strategist. This list is not exhaustive. I work with Americans, but am not a US […]

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“Time Zone Resentment” – Managing Time on Global Teams

Do you have time zone resentment?  If you work with international, virtual teams, it is likely you have experienced ‘time zone resentment.’ Coined by the website Campaign, “time zone resentment” stems from: “…conducting meetings consistently in the “middle” zone can create resentment from those having to dial in during the early morning or late evening.“ […]

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Top 7 Guest Blogs of All Time

The first guest blog was posted to the Authentic Journeys’ blog in April 2011. Since then, a total of 40  guest blogs have been submitted by about 20 authors. Let’s see what the top ten guest blogs have been over the years. (We are no longer actively searching out guest bloggers.)   Top 7 Guest […]

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Are you settled yet?

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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Change Clocks in 2022, 2023, 2024: US, Canada, UK, Australia

Did you know that your team members in India change their working hours to adapt to the time change? That is because India does not observe the time change. If we look exclusively at Indian Standard Time (IST) compared to Eastern Standard Time (EST), when we are in Daylight Saving Time (DST), between March and […]

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10 Things NOT To Do When Flying

Air travel has become very common but unfortunately the habits followed in buses and trains are carried forward to air travel. There are some mannerisms we observe among travelers, sometimes we ourselves might be party to it. Here’s my list of 10 habits we should avoid, right from our next flight.   1. Arriving late […]

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4 Traits of Successful Cross-Cultural Coaching Clients

In today’s globalized, multicultural world, cross-cultural training is essential in helping us to understand and bridge mindsets to build diverse, respectful teams. If you have ever wondered what types of individuals excel at cross-cultural coaching or training, I have compiled a shortlist of four traits that we have noticed that align with successful cross-cultural coaching […]

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Generalizations and Stereotypes: How They Differ

Do you sometimes wonder why some people can connect to others while others are always putting out fires with their colleagues?  Most of the times, it’s due to their use of language and how it turns people off. For example,  “Have you ever heard about an Indian who didn’t like curry? Me neither. It’s like […]

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