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Jennifer Kumar


Cross-Cultural Coach

Academic qualification:

Master's of Social Work from Madras Christian College, Chennai, India
Life Coaching Certification, Life Purpose Institute, San Diego, California.

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Jennifer is a cross-cultural coach and owner of Authentic Journeys. She helps people get adjusted to different cultures and lifestyles through a variety of personalized and group coaching solutions. Since 1996, Jennifer has immersed herself in the NRI community in America. Jennifer enjoyed being an active member of the Malayalee group in upstate New York as well as an active participant in different Tamil Sangams, Indian community groups and teacher of various Indian culture classes to Americans over the years. Recently, Jennifer has moved back to India for a second time as part of an Indian family in Kerala, India. Jennifer is honoured to be a part of this lively community to learn about and educate others about the uniqueness of the NRI community.
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Jennifer Kumar's recent posts

Now a days many Indians work for foreign companies situated in India.

Much of the context in working with the foreign clients or customers must be built from scratch and without understanding the cultural context or even meeting people from the ...


There's no doubt that working in the US as an expat can provide a fertile plain for professional growth. Pawan Kumar Sharma, an Indian from Mumbai who has been working in Omaha, Nebraska for almost a year shares some his impressions on the US work ...


I firmly believe every marriage is a cross-cultural marriage regardless of one’s cultural affiliation. The problems and proposed solutions in this article not only talk to Indians and Americans (or Westerners), but also to any two people caught ...


Culture shock may be unavoidable. Homesickness may also be a reality. Getting used to your work or college environment, family life (if moving as a newly married spouse), socializing with new people, getting around and eating new foods will all be a ...


In this touching story, which is different than all my other blog posts, I share how covering up in a costume on Halloween helped one special person to uncover the greatness beneath and forge the new and scary path of soul searching.  

The mask Dave ...