Kristine Sargsyan


Kristine Sargsyan is a Professor of Business Communication at American University of Armenia. She brings together 20 years of coaching and consulting experience in public speaking and change management. Previously Kristine worked for TACIS, World Learning, USDA, Unicef, UNDP, Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Caritas Armenia, Real Medicine Foundation and TED. With a background in foreign languages, she went on to obtain an MBA from CMU.

She is the founder of TEDxYerevan Conference and of the Impactful Speaking and Leadership Coaching Program called “ThinkStudio”, which she developed to coach high-ranking officials and Silicon Valley startup leaders. In 2010 Kristine became an International Visitor Leadership Program Fellow – a US Department of States Program.

She is also a TED OTP Project Fellow and TED Global Participant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxEgJIMwbfc

In 2015 Kristine was selected as one of 28 TED-Ed Innovative Educators in the world out of 250,000 educators, trainers and teachers. Here is a TED blog post about this: http://blog.ed.ted.com/2015/09/01/meet-the-first-cohort-of-ted-ed-innovative-educators/

In 2017 she was recognized as one of the 21 most remarkable women for bringing change to Eastern Europe by different networks of European investigative journalist: http://ostpol.de/beitrag/4828-21-remarkable-women-who-are-changing-eastern-europe.

In 2018 Kristine became a Skoll World Forum Fellow. SWF seeks to accelerate solutions to the world’s most pressing problems by uniting social entrepreneurs. You can see the list of Skoll fellows here.

Kristine is currently writing a book about the human brain called Tracing My Brain for children, parents and educators.