Gayane’s curiosity about human relations began at the age of nine, when she and her family were among thousands of people forcibly displaced from their homes due to war.

She now helps people to experience healing and to discover their way back to belonging, connection, and fulfilling lives by talking about refugee and immigrant experiences.

Talk for Shine Movement Organization

Talks that Gayane offers are:

▶ Challenges and Opportunities of Immigration

▶ Resiliency and Healing Tools for Immigrants

▶ Healing Trauma and Living with Purpose


“As a world history teacher I am always looking for real life speakers to come share their experiences. My students were mesmerized by her story but also by the way she told the story.  Ms. Kulikyan has a natural ability to relate to people and she conveys her message in such a manner that you can’t help but want to hear more.”

Andrea Petz
Seoul American High School, South Korea

“Immigration can be a nebulous or misunderstood topic to many, but Gayane’s heartfelt talk found its mark with the ‘Shine’ audience. She moved us with our story, created greater understanding for those she serves and left us wanting to learn more.”

Dan Safko
Shine Movement Organizer, Orange County

Speaker One Sheet

Past Speaking Engagements

• First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, VA

• Colegio La Floresta, San Salvador

• Seoul American High School, Seoul, South Korea

• Shine Movement Organization, Orange County, CA

To book Gayane for your next speaking event, please send an email to: gayane@concordinlove.com