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US Culture for Remote Work

Working from offshore with North American clients and colleagues presents many challenges, one of them being how to build that cultural context, especially due to travel restrictions and corporate budgetary restrictions when it comes to traveling. We are here to help you fill that gap, to build that cultural context and really gain some insider […]

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Coaching for ICF Coaches Programs

Are you a coach looking to be coached? Well, look, no further. I’m Jennifer Kumar here at Authentic Journeys. Under the program, header of Coaching Programs for ICF Coaches, we have four programs.    I am a PCC ICF certified coach with over 12 years of experience coaching professionals just like you. In addition, I […]

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Business English Programs

Conversational mastery in English with your international counterparts, predominantly your North American, U.S. and Canadian counterparts, is within your reach. I know you might find that hard to believe. You might have been searching all over the place on the Internet for some ideas, tips, help, well look no further, you’ve reached the right place.  […]

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Evokes Awareness: ICF Core Competency 7

Evokes awareness. Understanding the situation that we’re going through and gaining a deeper insight or awareness into that is critical for coaching clients.    One may argue, and I obviously argue, that evoking awareness is one of the most or most important coaching skills or competencies.    Clients who come to coaching really look for […]

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Updated vs. Old ICF Core Competencies

Back in 2019, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) updated the core competencies one needs to master to pass the credentialing exam (Coach Knowledge Assessment- CKA). Though that happened in 2019, the “new” competencies will not go into effect on the CKA until sometime in the third or fourth quarter of 2021.    As I have […]

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Maintains Presence: ICF Core Competency 5

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  Have you ever been in a conversation with somebody and just thought:  “Hmm, they’re not really here, they’re not here with me right now and right here. They’re someplace else.”    And, we decide that on a variety of different factors based on our personal and […]

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Listens Actively: ICF Core Competency 6

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  What would you consider to be the most important communication skill, which leads to more productive, interactive and memorable conversations? Of course, by the title of this video, you know, my answer is listening.    I would like to share some strategies in this video, how […]

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Deliver Impressive Status Updates: Performance Coaching for Development Teams

Deliver Impressive Status Updates Program Schedule: An 8 – 13 hour course. Up to 8 Participants. Location: Online Meeting RoomFacilitator: Jennifer Kumar (learn more about Jennifer)Contact: info@authenticjourneys.info / +95 39347529 (WhatsApp)   Do you ever feel your client isn’t impressed with your status updates?  Do you hear clients ask you for more information or appear to challenge your status […]

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3 Reasons US Clients Ask [A lot of] Questions

[00:00:01] Asking questions in American culture is pretty common. For any of you who work with U.S. Americans from outside the U.S., you might be wondering about this.   Why do US Clients ask us so many questions?  Listen to the video below or read the text below the video.   When American clients ask […]

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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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