Based in Salt Lake City, USA. Coaches everywhere.
Jennifer Kumar, Managing Director, and her on-demand support professionals have provided cross-culture training and business coaching to 12 companies and over 243 participants in 2017-2018.
Learn more about our clients, projects and on-demand support staff in this portfolio. In addition, see our entire portfolio of work at our LinkedIn profile.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
"Jennifer provided me practical tips and tricks which cannot be found easily. Her inputs helped me a lot during my US Trip. I consider her as my go-to-person for any consulting or mentoring on US culture and communication."
Two of our newest clients in 2017- 2018 share about their offerings.
Chicago Web & Mobile Development Company
Armia Systems Inc. began as a small company with a sincere drive to create innovative products and services to enable online businesses to succeed. Today, Armia Systems Inc. represents this culmination of an entrepreneurial spirit, the drive to succeed, and the vision to continue a business worthy of its customers.
Currently, we support thousands of customers worldwide. Our sole focus is to provide business management software and services to small and medium-sized businesses. (SMBs).
Today at Armia Systems, we have three business divisions:
iScripts offers innovative software products for entrepreneurs and small businesses to do business online. These products are distributed with the full source code so that our customers can modify as they wish.
SupportPRO offers remote infrastructure management for data centers, hosting companies, and enterprises. Our expert engineers work 24/7 to make sure our clients' internet infrastructure is running secure, optimal, and up to date.
Armia Systems offers custom software development through our captive offshore development center. Our focus is web and mobile technologies.
A few of their recent projects included:
Eatyn: Connects cooks to those who are interested in eating a home cooked meal in the cook's space.
Delivervi: Customers in the British Virgin Islands can place an order based on location, restaurant and menu.
Technology Services | Mobile Services | Consulting
Wishtree delivers technology-enabled business solutions and digital transformation services that help global companies to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs. Wishtree takes an agile, collaborative approach to creating customized solutions across the digital value chain. Our solutions help clients to engineer new-generation products and services focused on the digital age and transform digital experience, modernize the operational process, and optimize resources.
We are a process-centric organization and have demonstrated an exceptional record in implementation for variety of verticals and domains. We have customized processes and engagement models to suit the needs of clients. The combination of services and engineering expertise makes us a unique technology partner for our esteemed clients. We are backed by a team of experts who provide comprehensive implementation, support, and maintenance services to accelerate your return on investment.
Our Senior Management has worked for leading IT/consulting companies of the world like Infosys, Accenture, Deloitte, TCS, Capgemini, RBS and UBS Bank. Wishtree is headquartered in India having development centres in Pune and Ahmedabad.
We specialize in assisting you with your cross-culture training and consulting needs with focus on the United States of America and India. Our team has experience working or living between the two cultures onsite and/or virtually.
Sending your team to the US or hiring foreign professionals and relocating them to the US can be a risky proposition. We can provide pre-departure, onsite or repatriation coaching to boost cross-cultural readiness.
Expat Preparation Programs:
Work Effectively on Virtual Teams
Working With India: Cross-Culture Training
Our facilitators have worked in India for up to a decade. Our Managing Director has lived and ran her own business in India for 6.5 years. We can help you to build context and bridge culture gaps with professionals from India on virtual teams, going onsite to India, or with your expat colleagues from India.
Read more about Working With India: Cross-Culture Training.
Professionals showcased work with us on projects as need arises.
English Coaching (Virtual)
Virtual Training & Consultation
Culture & Communication Specialist & Trainer
Acquaint yourself with Jennifer Kumar and Authentic Journeys.
Managing Director and Principal Facilitator & Coach
Jennifer has a connection with India. It may have started with a dream she had back in college in the US that took her to study in Madras Christian College, India. Who can be sure? What we do know is Jennifer has not only earned a Master's Degree in India, but she has also started a business in India, lived in a cross-cultural family in India (married to an Indian citizen), has lived in India a decade of her life and will add to her 30 trips between the US and India since 1998.
Her professional background includes working with international project accounts in Harvard University, international students at various US universities and as a social worker in Upstate New York. She has been building Authentic Journeys since 2009. See more about Authentic Journeys' client and project portfolio at LinkedIn.
Highlights of our background & Where We Are Now!
2009 - Started with tutoring international students and J2 and H4 international spouses
2012 - Registered as Authentic Journeys Consultancy Private Limited in Kerala, India, Office in Infopark, Kochi
2018 - Registered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Authentic Journeys LLC
Authentic Journeys is an international company registered in the US and India. As the company head, Jennifer Kumar currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, and we work with our clients onsite or online, we have no office in the US at present. We continue to maintain our virtual incubation in Kochi, India (NRI TBI).
The Authentic Journeys has over 850 posts with over 2,750,000 hits!
Here are three recent posts as of the publication of this chronicle.
Written by: Jennifer Kumar
Taken from my life as an American expat working and living in India for a decade, these tips will help you to relate better to your Indian counterparts on a day to day basis on your virtual team. (Image above: Jennifer with incubation team in India, celebrating Onam.)
Written by: Jennifer Kumar
In India the use of "ok" and "yes" can be interpreted as "I'm listening, continue..." But, in the US, Americans may think you are agreeing or making a commitment when saying 'ok' or 'yes.' Read this to learn how to communicate so Americans understand your intent.