How did you get started doing this type of work?
As the daughter of an immigrant Hungarian family in the US, Jennifer grew up learning the differences between Americans and people of other cultures. She understands the challenges of working and interacting with Americans as well as the differences in the American and Indian thinking processes.
Jennifer has a unique understanding of both US and Indian cultures from both her professional and personal life. Her first exposure to Indian culture came through a Punjabi NRI friend named Maya. Maya was the daughter of an Indian Ambassador, and much to Jennifer's frustration, was unable to answer any questions about India since she had never lived there. Ironically, "Maya" means illusion in several Indic languages.
Through over 15 years experience working and interacting with Indians, successfully bridging the gap between cultures for business, travel and personal communications, Jennifer gained valuable insight and knowledge into the daily interactions amongst resident Indians, NRIs and their unique challenges addressing business concerns with US clients, managers and colleagues.
During her career, Jennifer has worked as an English Conversation Coach, Communications Coordinator, and a Program Assistant for Global Ambassadors. To view her full credentials, visit her LinkedIn profile.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
"Because of your sessions, I could speak confidently in a conversation with an American on my first business trip to the US. I had no problem to understand their accent, and they understood me as well." This quote comes from a recent Indian corporate with about 10 years of experience who I coached for 10 hours on various aspects of corporate and American communication skills.