Ara Haroutiounian holds a Master of Science degree in organizational psychology and has spent over 20 years studying, analyzing, learning from, and consulting to teams and organizations. He has collaborated with senior leaders and managers to transform government agencies, companies in the entertainment, technology, pharmaceutical, food, design, and engineering industries, small and medium sized enterprises, academic institutions, and not-for-profit organizations.

He is also a Professor in the Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department at William James College, and has served in faculty and/or consulting capacities at various other academic institutions, including UCLA, California State University Los Angeles and University of San Diego’s Leadership Institute. He has directed two group relations conferences at UCLA and is an Advisory Board Member for the UCLA Center for the Study of Organizational and Group Dynamics, and serves on the Board of Directors for Grex Group Relations: the West Coast Affiliate of the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems.