Chiara H. Megighian

Chiara H. Megighian

Chiara was born and raised in Italy. She has received a doctoral degree in Armenian Literature from the University of Venice. Her thesis focused on the role of women in the Armenian Society of the Ottoman Empire and in particular on the activist and writer Srpuhi Diusap (1840-1901). 
 
Studying Marketing and Communication at the University Bocconi in Milan has led her to the business sector working for International Organizations like Jean Paul Gaultier, Benetton and AT&T as responsible for marketing and communication. After moving to the United States, Chiara has studied Systemic Psychotherapy and has earned certification in Systemic Constellations from the Hellinger Institute of Washington DC and Advanced Certification from Hellinger Sciencia in Germany.
 
Chiara’s passion has always been to investigate the emotional dynamics in people’s lives and has been working in the United States offering workshops in Systemic Psychotherapy since 2005. Aya Institute of Systemic Coaching, which she founded, has been offering workshops in Systemic Constellations in Armenia since 2011, where Bert Hellinger has held the first Systemic Constellations Conference.(American University of Armenia, April 2011).
 
Chiara has trained with Otto Scharmer, Peter Senge, Arawana Ayashi , Bert Hellinger and many other distinguished scholars and researchers. She is a certified Theory U trainer and she has developed a unique integrative approach of Theory U, Social Presencing Theater and Systemic Constellations. Chiara is a Certified Leadership Coach (ACC) and is a member of the Society of Organizational Learning (SOL) North America.
 
Chiara lives in Boston, MA with her husband. They have three sons.
She practices Yoga and meditation daily and she loves to walk labyrinths.
She is the Founder and Chair of the Board of ESA Educational Foundation for Organic Agriculture, a nonprofit that aims at developing sustainable practices in Armenia.