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ICF Competencies: Designing Actions, Goal Setting, Accountability

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  To round out our ICF core competency series, three more remain in the last section (Section D: Facilitating Learning and Results): Designing Actions (#9), Planning and Goal Setting (#10) and Managing Progress and Accountability (#11). There is a fourth competency in this section; Creating Awareness (#8), […]

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ICF Core Competency: Creating Awareness

Written by: Jennifer Kumar (Managing Director, head Coach of Authentic Journeys)  For the updated 2021 ICF Core Competency deep dive on Evoking Awareness, follow this link. Competency number 8 of 11 in the current core competency model (2020) is Creating Awareness. This is the first of four competencies under the last part, section D (Facilitating Learning and Results). […]

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2021 – Leave, PTO, Days Off, Holidays, Vacations

India & US Holiday Calendar 2020 (2019 holidays – USA — India) Need for this Calendar This calendar will be useful for Indians and Americans working on distributed, global teams with multiple offices in India or in the US. As India is a diverse country which celebrates different holidays in different parts of the country, […]

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Mistakes US Clients Make on Conference Calls and in Virtual Meetings (With Solutions)

I have provided coaching to over 4,000 professionals in India who work on virtual teams with US American counterparts or clients. Often, I am asked to help [Indian] team members to improve their business acumen and communication skills to perform better on daily status update calls, virtual meetings and presentations. In many cases, many assume […]

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Improving Your Online Home Office Presence – Free Webinar

See the Webinar HERE SIGN UP HERE SIGN UP HERE This webinar will address how to keep the trust and confidence of your North American colleagues while working at home for the first time. About this Event COVID-19 has forced many office workers to move to working from home. This is a new, unfamiliar experience […]

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Fun “At Work” During CoVid WFH Lockdown: Advenser

Though we aren’t physically meeting in an office, it IS still possible to have fun “at work” when working from home (WFH). Many of the companies Authentic Journeys has worked with or knows in India are making this happen through virtual group activities.  In this FIRST post (Wooo-hoooo), I wanted to share a few virtual […]

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12 Articles with High-Ranked Keyword Strings on Cross-Cultural Business Topics

Authentic Journeys Blog SEO Keyword Rankings  This page tallies results ONLY for May 2020.  (See July 2020 Updates)  Thank you everyone for your support over the years!  1. Keyword string: “daylight savings will i be late or early“ This leads the the blog on our site: Will I Be Late or Early if I Don’t Spring […]

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21 Popular Articles on Cross-Cultural Communication

Take a look at the top 21 posts on our blog 247,370 views – When do Americans Eat Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner?  228,561 views – Meaning of “Ping” or “Ping Me” 105,343 views – Spring Ahead & Fall Back: What is Daylight Saving Time?  102,430 views – Phrases to Use In Group Discussions & Conversations […]

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Confidently Drive Client Meetings (When It’s New to You)

Now that we are all working from home, with team members and managers also working from their respective homes, there may be times when you may need to conduct client meetings without their participation or direction.  Normally, you are in the office with your team. Normally, you see your team everyday, face to face. Normally, […]

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How to Start a Chat with a US American Person

Recently, a few of my friends in the US who weren’t familiar with Indian culture reached out to me with this concern, “A few people from India reached out to me to be my Facebook friend.. but why are they asking me if I am married, have kids or who I am living with? How […]

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