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  • 1. Our Authentic Journeys 2012 - Captured 1
  • 2. Working with Americans A Major Analytics Company in Infopark, Kochi, IndiaThe sheer willingness to participate, act, and learn are the lessons I learnt from allof the new hires who attended the cross-cultural training. I was impressed by theirinsight and ability to grasp foreign concepts and role-play them in various situations.“In the role plays, I learnt gestures, conversation starters, greetings, and how to talk to a U.S. colleague over the phone.” ~Maria 2
  • 3. Cross-Cultural Communication Corporates and College Students Individual and small group coaching seminars were held in IIPM, and other companies in Kochi including Claysys Technologies, Global Force, Inc., Green Pepper Consulting, and Bridge Outsourcing.“By familiarizing us with American culture, our team is able to communicate more effectively with American clients.” ~Vinod Tharakan, Director, Claysys 3
  • 4. College Memories Jai Bharath College, Kochi, India – Goal Setting SeminarDuring this training, five ladies decided to create their own SMART goal.They wrote about their upcoming entrepreneurial venture. I was impressedand inspired. Each group was able to execute the seminar beautifully."The sessions were interesting and helps us to evaluate ourselves.” ~Shruti Das 4
  • 5. Teacher’s TrainingSree Narayana Gurukulam College Of Engineering, Kochi, IndiaI also learn a thing or two while conducting these trainings! The creativeteachers-to-be in this seminar taught me about computers, engineering, and scienceby applying various teaching techniques delivered within the content of the training. "I learnt how to make my classes more interactive. You could grab our attention and never once did I get bored." ~Savitha 5
  • 6. American Accent & Spoken English Corporates in Kochi and BangaloreFine tuning and bringing out the best in your employees is what individual and small groupcoaching is all about. Time and again, I am impressed by the breadth and depth to whichemployees expand and enhance their skills to be more effective at work with Americans.“One-on-one coaching has helped Indians serving US clients achieve resultswhen communicating and taking initiative with Americans.” ~Annelise Piers 6
  • 7. Media MentionsIn 2012, I was published in: In 2012, I was interviewed in:• Midweek, Canada (above) The Global Citizen section of the• Asian Connections, Canada Deccan Chronicle, Kochi, India• NRImatters.com In the Community 7
  • 8. Activities and Events• Met the U.S. Consul General (above) • Onam festivities at Infopark (above)• Guest Speaker for Nazareth College • Open Coffee and Open Coffee for Women and Monroe Community College, USA (entrepreneurial networking groups) In the Community 8
  • 9. Professional Development I was certified in Voice and Accent by Annelise Piers of Contentment India and attended conferences hosted by the Indian Institute of Personal Management (IIPM) and the National Institute of Personal Management (NIPM).Annelise Piers of Contentment India Former President of India, Abdul Kalam spoke at the NIPM national conference. In the Community 9
  • 10. Panel of Experts Because no woman is an island!Each of these wonderful ladies has given me gifts beyond words in their professionalguidance and personal support. Thank you!c Meet Preethi, Cristina, Jennifer, Anna, Margarita, and Sufi on my new website! Expected launch date – February 2013. Your guidance and support is immeasurable. 10
  • 11. …Credits Go To…I send my gratitude to all the small business owners, managers atmultinational companies, professors and students at surrounding colleges,private individual clients, friends, family, and the countless others who made2012 so memorable.I thank you from the bottom of my heart!~Jennifer Kumarauthenticjourneys.infoauthenticjourneys@gmail.comWishing you health, happiness, and prosperity in 2013! Let us make it memorable! 11