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by Deepa Natarajan

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This course can be used as:

  • a self-assessment program that potential expatriates can take to decide if moving to India will work for them and their families
  • a full cross-cultural course that offers expats and business leaders information they need to understand in order to succeed in India
  • a license for coaches/trainers/consultants who want to help their clients succeed in India

As the world talks about mature offshore markets, India buzzes as a growing economy capitalizing on its demographic dividend.


If you are here because you

  • Do business with Indians or plan to work with them.
  • Are relocating to India.
  • Are visiting India to setup business relations with India.
  • Are a coach, consultant, or trainer working with clients who work with India and would like to have a license for presenting this material

 Whatever the reasons, the common denominator is that you are going to interact in a culture that is different. Moving to another country is like dipping yourself in a new environment, with different sensors. Would it help you if you understood the Indian YES?


When you move across countries with a foundation of the cultural value system of the new country you will be able to handle the stress & frustrations that come with cultural difference.


My name is Deepa Natarajan. I am Indian. I spent the early years of my life in Chandigarh [a city in the north of India, designed by the French architect and planner, Le Corbusier]. Each summer I visited my grandparents in Chennai, a city I found strange and different. At the age of 14, I moved to Chennai. Everything changed, the food, the clothing, the climate, the habits of people & the traditions. At 14, I experienced the complex diversity of Indian culture. In the next 20 years, I grew to love Chennai, culturally very different from Chandigarh. Since then I found that moving to another country, interacting with people from other cultures comes to me very easily & naturally.


I moved on to work in the silicon valley of India that took me around the world on business. The business aspects & extended stays in North America and Europe exponentially contributed to my cultural learning. Having worked in North America and Europe I realized that each time the plane lands and takes off from India I automatically turn my cerebral inside out.


My travel and work, drew me to the south of France as an expatriate, where I now live and work as a global strategic consultant, trainer and coach with a passion to promote cross cultural effectiveness. I work with executives and managers in multinational organizations from the stage of writing the Offshoring business plan to executing, designing transformations and closing projects. At RShore, I bring personalized methodologies to manage uncertainty & cut through complexities to deliver results.


In this course I am going to talk to you about my country through an outside lens, as an expatriate in France and after having lived and worked in India for 32 years.


As a founder of RShore, with an experience of having worked with Americans, Canadians, French, British and Japanese I talk about India through your eyes, as you see it. I am thankful to Margarita Gokun Silver for putting forth this brilliant course structure and together we created a “Welcome to Living and Working in India course – the course that:


•    provides you with a foundation of what India is all about
•    through the Culture Mastery Process helps you understand the gap between your way of thinking and that of the Indians
•    equips you with extensive tools to negotiate the difference
•    blends cross-cultural information with a coaching approach to understanding and becoming successful in any culture.

I am convinced that every expat, every business traveler, and every international business will benefit from cross cultural training, but for various reasons not all can have effective in-person training. And that’s why we decided to make “LIVING AND WORKING IN INDIA” available on line.

So whether you are living in India, preparing to move there, take business trips, or work with Indian colleagues — you can take “LIVING AND WORKING IN INDIA” course and know what awaits you and how to deal with it.


Thank you for the good introduction to the Indian culture and life. A perfect start to my work together with partners from this fascinating country.

Timo Wolski

WE OFTEN GET ASKED: why would I buy this course if I can find information on the internet for free?


Two reasons:


I. If you simply want to learn about the do's and don'ts of the country, you can, in fact, buy a book or search through a variety of internet resources.  However, if want to know how to successfully interact with people want to learn what motivates them want to learn how to manage them effectively, want to know how to communicate and how not to communicate,


you'll need to know their prevalent cultural blueprint as well as your own!  Both will become clear to you as you test yourself through our Culture Mastery Module's 11 cultural variables and then compare your score with that of the country you are going to.   


This depth of information isn't available on the internet.

II.  Once you know your cultural blueprint and their cultural blueprint -- and once you compare the two -- you will discover gaps.  Our course teaches you how to negotiate those gaps with the use of Culture Mastery process that includes:

•    the co-active coaching model
•    the neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) tools
•    the systems and relationship approach


You won't find that on the internet either.


This “LIVING AND WORKING IN INDIA” course consists of eight chapters of information, a video file, and an audio podcast:

•    Audio 1 and Chapter 1:  Managing Culture Shock
A unique approach to handling Culture Shock in any situation.  Three handy tools to carry with you whenever you move and change cultures.

•    Video 2/Chapter 2: Indian National Culture
A video-presentation featuring photos from all over India, accompanied by a recording that will tell you about the National Culture of India.

•    Chapter 3: Indian proverbs
Country’s proverbs can tell a lot about the country.  This chapter contains proverbs that will help you understand India.

•    Chapter 4: Indian Corporate Culture
Doing business in India?  Managing staff? 
If you are going to work in India, you’d want to familiarize yourself with what to expect when doing business with the Indians. Indians have their own and unique business style affecting decision-making, the way they conduct meetings and their working style.

•    Chapter 5: Culture Mastery -- Your Cultural Blueprint
Learn about your own cultural preferences.  How do you compare to the Indians within the eleven cultural variables?

•    Chapter 6: The Indian Cultural Blueprint
Learn about the Indian cultural variables.  How wide is the gap between you and them?

•    Chapter 7: Culture Mastery -- Adjusting Your Cultural Habits
Manage the gap you discovered in the previous chapter.  Enjoy the variety of coaching and training exercises to close the gap and, thus, become more effective in India.

•    Chapter 8: Culture Mastery -- Cultural Negotiation and Alliances
Excellent tools for those gaps that are not so easy to close!

This wealth of information is available to you anytime, anywhere and for the fraction of the cost of traditional cross-cultural training courses




If you are considering a purchase of this course for a few people in your company, a complimentary preview login is available. Please contact us here to request your login.


Cross-Cultural training is usually expensive — it can run anywhere between $500 and $2000 dollars — and that’s why most of the time your company would have to provide it.  Yet companies often decide to economize on this part of the expatriate experience and very few expats get the benefit of a real cross-cultural training.


Business travelers and companies doing business in India almost never get the benefit of a cross-cultural training.  Yet this training is essential to their success.


That's why we have created this online course and that's why we are making it affordable.  The training we are offering you on-line is available for $199.  This includes FREE short e-mail consultations with the course creators in the first 30 days after purchasing the course. 


Register here.


If you are a coach, consultant or a trainer and would like to use this course in your work with your clients, you can purchase a license to this course here. 


Your choice entirely!


The course materials are stored on a server for you to access and learn whenever you want.  There is no expiration date, no class to be late for, and no time zones to negotiate.  Just log in and study as many times as you want. 



Signing up is hassle-free! Just click HERE and you will be taken to the Global Coach Center Academy where you can enroll in the course.  Once you are there, just register for the Academy and pay with PayPal (you can choose to pay via your PayPal account or with your credit card) and that’s it.


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Moving to and working in India doesn’t have to be a stressful experience.  Go prepared — get ready with our LIVING AND WORKING IN INDIA on-line course.



  • How much do you think you are worth?
  • And how much is being at your creative best and being stress-free worth to you?
  • How much making a cultural miscalculation can hurt your business?
Don’t delay.  Register now.


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