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Cross-Cultural Course "LIVING AND WORKING IN THE USA"

by Jennifer Kumar


This course can be used as:

  • a self-assessment program that potential expatriates can take to decide if moving to the US 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 the US
  • a bridge to understanding life in USA and what your children, grandchildren or family members experience and need to succeed in USA

You will benefit from this course if you answer yes to any of the following questions:

  1. Are you an expat going to or already in the USA?
  2. Are you thinking about moving to the United States of America?
  3. Are you moving to live with or visit family in the USA?
  4. Are you a Human Resources Professional looking for training courses to offer staff?
  5. Are you coordinating international internship or scholar programs at universities?
  6. Are you wondering how fitting in and coping with cultural differences will affect your cultural identity?

Mastering making a good impression in our own culture seems like second nature - as we were socialized and lived there for years and years. However, as I realized after working with internationals from Asian, South American, African and European countries, this automatic conditioning is challenged when moving to another country - or even visiting for casual travel, business or training purposes. Day-to-day mannerisms may not be understood by those in other countries. Though we want to remain true to ourselves - we also want to make a good impression to those we meet - especially when the stakes are high and our livelihood and jobs depend on it.

 

 

 

That is why I was enthusiastic about creating this course. This is a great opportunity for me to share all the tips and guidance I have given people from India, Kenya, China, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Finland, Japan, Sri Lanka, Eritrea, Turkey, Bangladesh and other fascinating places who have come to America and wanted help with adjusting to American culture in all its aspects.  In addition to understanding the requirements of a range of newcomers to USA, I understand there are differences in other countries because in addition to working and studying in USA, I have worked, studied, and lived in India.  In Kochi (Kerala) where I now live, I am able to share my education, training and life experience in giving cross-cultural courses and one-on-one training to students, professionals, and Indians moving to USA through my coaching practice, Authentic Journeys.

 

 

 

 

Making a good impression in the USA can enhance your career and personal life journey in innumerable ways. This on-line cross-cultural training will expose you to many insider tips to help you. As with any cross-cultural training, many generalizations will be made. Please refer to these as guidelines as this training offers you an introduction to a pan-American culture. America is a large, vast country covering 9,826,630 sq km in the continental USA alone. In this vast land will be many regional and personal differences. Not everyone subscribes to each and every American etiquette (as you may not subscribe to each of your culture's etiquette). You will encounter variations with the unique individuals you meet. These guidelines will help you get your foot in the door, try it on for your size and try to adapt it to your personality and way of being as far as possible - so that you can remain true to yourself while trying to relate to Americans in a way they are used to, appreciate and understand.

 

I am thankful to Margarita Gokun Silver for co-creating this comprehensive, user friendly, and relevant course for those wanting a holistic view of American culture that exposes you to the etiquette, values, proverbs (saying/idioms), and mindset that is imperative to appreciate to succeed in the US. Everyone has a busy schedule and doesn't necessarily have the time to spend traveling to seminars or shuffling through irrelevant information. This course is concise and you can access it any time of the day online - so you can fit it into your schedule easily and learn all you need to know in one place. Additionally, if you need extra support, you can contact me or Margarita for an additional coaching/training session.

 

So whether you are planning to relocate to the US, marrying an American or working with American colleagues in a global project, this course:

 

  • provides you with a foundation of what the USA's culture is all about;
  • through the Culture Mastery Process helps you understand the gap between your way of thinking and that of the majority of people of the US
  • 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 THE USA” available on line.

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

...you want to know how to successfully interact with people

...you want to learn what motivates them

...you want to learn how to manage them effectively,

...you 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.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

 
This “LIVING AND WORKING IN THE USA” 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: The National Culture of the USA
A video-presentation featuring photos from all over the US, accompanied by a recording that will tell you about the National Culture of the USA.

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

•    Chapter 4: The Corporate Culture
Doing business in the US?  Managing staff? 
If you are going to work in the US, you’d want to familiarize yourself with what to expect when doing business. Locals in the US 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 within the eleven cultural variables?

•    Chapter 6: The US Cultural Blueprint
Learn about the USA's 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 the US.

•    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 .

 

CAN I PREVIEW THIS COURSE?

 

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.

HOW MUCH DOES THE COURSE COST COST?

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 the US 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.

WHEN DOES THE COURSE TAKE PLACE?

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. 

 

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

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.

 

Don’t wait. REGISTER NOW.

 

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

 

STILL NOT SURE?

  • 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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