2012 the Authentic Journeys


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2012 the Authentic Journeys

  1. 1. 1 Our Authentic Journeys 2012 - Captured 1
  2. 2. 22 Working with Americans A Major Analytics Company in Infopark, Kochi, India The sheer willingness to participate, act, and learn are the lessons I learnt from all of the new hires who attended the cross-cultural training. I was impressed by their insight 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. 3. 333 Cross-Cultural Communication Corporates and College Students Individual and small group coaching seminars were held in IIPM, and other companies in Kochi including 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.” ~Director, Infopark Company 3
  4. 4. 4 College Memories Jai Bharath College, Kochi, India – Goal Setting Seminar During this training, five ladies decided to create their own SMART goal. They wrote about their upcoming entrepreneurial venture. I was impressed and inspired. Each group was able to execute the seminar beautifully. "The sessions were interesting and helps us to evaluate ourselves.” ~Shruti Das 4
  5. 5. 55 Teacher’s Training Sree Narayana Gurukulam College Of Engineering, Kochi, India I also learn a thing or two while conducting these trainings! The creative teachers-to-be in this seminar taught me about computers, engineering, and science by 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. 6. 6666 American Accent & Spoken English Corporates in Kochi and Bangalore Fine tuning and bringing out the best in your employees is what individual and small group coaching is all about. Time and again, I am impressed by the breadth and depth to which employees expand and enhance their skills to be more effective at work with Americans. “One-on-one coaching has helped Indians serving US clients achieve results when communicating and taking initiative with Americans.” ~Annelise Piers 6
  7. 7. 77777 Media Mentions In the Community 7 • Midweek, Canada (above) • Asian Connections, Canada • NRImatters.com The Global Citizen section of the Deccan Chronicle, Kochi, India In 2012, I was published in: In 2012, I was interviewed in:
  8. 8. 88888 Activities and Events In the Community 8 • Met the U.S. Consul General (above) • Guest Speaker for Nazareth College and Monroe Community College, USA • Onam festivities at Infopark (above) • Open Coffee and Open Coffee for Women (entrepreneurial networking groups)
  9. 9. 99999 Professional Development Annelise Piers of Contentment India In the Community 9 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). Former President of India, Abdul Kalam spoke at the NIPM national conference.
  10. 10. 10101010 Panel of Experts Because no woman is an island! Each of these wonderful ladies has given me gifts beyond words in their professional guidance and personal support. Thank you! c Your guidance and support is immeasurable. 10 Meet Preethi, Cristina, Jennifer, Anna, Margarita, and Sufi on my new website! Expected launch date – February 2013.
  11. 11. 11111111 …Credits Go To… I send my gratitude to all the small business owners, managers at multinational companies, professors and students at surrounding colleges, private individual clients, friends, family, and the countless others who made 2012 so memorable. I thank you from the bottom of my heart! ~Jennifer Kumar authenticjourneys.info authenticjourneys@gmail.com Wishing you health, happiness, and prosperity in 2013! Let us make it memorable! 11