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Role Model for Blending and Balancing Cultures

The process of Blending and Balancing Cultures with a Cross-Cultural Coach Greetings!! I have known Jennifer through emails and Facebook. We haven’t even had a conversation yet. However, I sometimes marvel at the fact that how she balances or I should blends, this cultural cocktail beautifully. I think she achieved this balance in life (as […]

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35+ Ideas of Things To Do on H4

Living in the USA on an H4 visa can be frustrating. Let’s talk about ideas of things to do on H4 so you can feel more interested in living in the US as a “trailing spouse.” Sitting at home staring at the four walls wondering how to spend your time on a H4 or F2 visa? Just […]

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Should I marry an NRI and Move to the USA?

What should I consider before getting married and moving to the USA?  Congratulations on your engagement and marriage! I wish you and your family many happy and fruitful years ahead! If you are moving from India to the U.S.A. after marriage, you may be looking for answers to the following questions: What is America like? […]

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Considerations When Choosing a Place to Live in India

When planning for your accommodation in India, here are a list of important questions to think about getting answers to. Answers to these questions vary widely on the city, it’s infrastructure, and available resources. No two situations will be the same.  Electric (Current) Do you have uninterrupted power supply? How frequent, if at all are […]

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Five Steps To Coping With and Overcoming Culture Shock

After moving to a new country or place, we may encounter differences that surprise or delight us or confuse us and cause culture shock. At such times, we need tools or strategies that will help us in managing, mitigating, and coping with and overcoming culture shock. At any given moment something may cause anxiety in us […]

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Reasons to Work with a Cross Cultural Coach

You may be wondering, what are some of the reasons to work with a cross cultural coach? Why do I need a cross-cultural coach? Answer: People from all walks of life experiencing cross-cultural challenges can seek help from a cross-cultural coach or an expat coach. There are many reasons why someone would come to the […]

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Will I Benefit from Cross-Cultural Coaching?

You will benefit from cross-cultural coaching if you are…. Open minded Self-driven and motivated for success and self-improvement Not afraid to try something different, new and possibly uncomfortable to create success and comfort abroad Respectful of myself and others? Respectful of the process   You will benefit from cross-cultural coaching if you are…. Want to […]

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Why do people hire a cross cultural business coach?

If you have ever worked across cultures as an expat or working on a virtual team, you may consider to hire a cross cultural business coach. In considering this, you may wonder if you or your team is suited to working with me. In this post, I’d like to share nine characteristics of successful clients […]

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Adjusting to College Life in the US

Adjusting to college life in the US  Sending your child off to college can be an overwhelming experience, especially when there are no rooms available in the dormitories and your 18-year old son has moved in and is managing his first apartment in an unfamiliar city. This was the situation that we found ourselves in […]

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English Tutoring for Japanese Speakers

English Tutoring for Japanese Speakers   Getting Used To Daily Life in America and American English: (Japanese, with English translation below.)     私とジェニファーさんは ボランティアを通じて知り合いになりました。こちらに来た当初は、何もかも不安でわからないことだらけでした。彼女は私に本当にいろんなことを教えてくれました。たとえば、アメリカの文化、発音の仕方(特にR,L)、ちょっとした生の英語、物の買い方、コーヒーショップでの店員とのやり取りの仕方などです。 さらには、レッスンの後に私の疑問を調べてくれて、詳しいものをホームページにのせてくれたり、ビデオを作って“You-tube”に載せてくれたりしましたくれました。 アメリカに来た時は不安でいっぱいでしたが、彼女と知り合いになれたことで、かなりアメリカ生活が有意義になりました。 彼女は本当に信用できる良い人です。私は彼女と知り合えて本当に良かったと実感しています。 油形 千代美         Getting Used To Daily Life in America and American English: “Jennifer Kumar is my tutor and my best friend. When our family came […]

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