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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 you […]

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Deliver Impressive Status Updates: Performance Coaching for Development Teams

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 updates? If you are a team […]

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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 Americans ask us so many questions?  Listen to the video below or read the text below the video. When American clients ask us questions…. do […]

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Coaching (Consulting and Training) 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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Cultivates Trust and Safety: ICF Core Competency 4 Part 1

ICF Core Competency 4: Cultivates Trust and Safety Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  [00:00:00] Let’s take a deep dive into Core Competency number four, cultivating trust and safety. I’m Jennifer Kumar from Authentic Journeys, as I have coined myself a cross-cultural coach for over a decade, close to 15 [years] now. This […]

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Cultivates Trust and Safety: ICF Core Competency 4 Part 2

ICF Core Competency 4: Cultivates Trust and Safety part 2 See/read part 1. Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  [00:00:01] And welcome. I’m Jennifer Kumar. I’m actually here for part two of the core competency number for deep dive, which is revolving around the topic, cultivating trust and safety. So let me edit […]

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CEFR: Self-Analyze Your English Language Skills

One of the ways we track your progress through our coaching and training programs is through the use of the CEFR self-assessment tool. Take a look at the video below to help you understand how to use this tool to assess your language skills.  How can I use the CEFR to to analyze my English level? […]

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3 Tips to Speak Confidently in English in Virtual Meetings

Most likely, you’re a non-native English speaker looking for strategies that you can apply to communicate more effectively with confidence in a virtual business environment, is that correct? Well, I hope so, because you have come to the right place. I’m Jennifer Kumar from Authentic Journeys, and I’d like to share three strategies with you […]

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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 greetings!  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 are the translations.  If there […]

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Checklist to Self-Edit Your Writing

Checklist to Self-Edit Emails:  Capitalize the letter I on it’s own.  Capitalize the first letter of every sentence.  Capitalize the first letter of proper nouns (names, company names, your job title, days of the week, month names, country and city names, etc.).  Ensure there is a punctuation mark (full stop/period, question mark, exclamation mark) at […]

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