About Your Guide and Facilitator: Gayane Kulikyan, MA
My curiosity in relationships between people began at the age of nine, when I, my family, along with thousands of people, were displaced from our homeland due to war.
A feeling of not belonging anywhere pursued me for decades to come. I felt disconnected and lost, focused on external markers of success.
After a disappointing experience of working in a Fortune 200 corporation, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery and soul searching. I felt drawn to works of Carl Rogers, Paulo Coelho, and Carl Jung. I engaged in dozens of transformational courses, such as “Calling In The One” and “Feminine Power” and “Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness”. I also completed a Master’s program in Spiritual Psychology and got certified as a coach.
As of now, my journey isn’t complete and I don’t expect it to be. I enjoy moving into deeper and richer layers within myself, as I experience greater healing, authenticity and belonging in my life. I see myself as a global citizen, rooted in Armenian lineage and influenced by the Soviet history/colonization.
Through speaking, coaching and writing, I help immigrant and refugee to get unstuck, so they can experience authentic lives and realize their fullest potentials.