AIWA-SF Spotlight: Gia Kazarian

Born and raised in the Central Valley, with strong Armenian roots in the community, Gia Kazarian has coached executives and leadership teams on both coasts with a unique methodology.

14138829_288109654892883_4470223361986320426_oGia made the move to New York City after graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in workplace studies. After attending New York University to receive her master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology, she began her career with First Impressions Consulting.

First Impressions was founded by Dr. Ann Demarais, the New York-based author and psychologist. The unique methodology provides supportive and constructive feedback on demeanor, offering practical steps to realize goals in both career and social situations. This process combines business and social psychology, is grounded in academic research, built on real-world experience, and tailored to the individual.

Gia fell in love with the work and results — so much so, that upon moving back home to Fresno, she applied her education and work experience as a leadership development coach and instructor for Fortune 500 companies, including PG&E.

She then reconnected with Dr. Demarais and agreed to bring this proven method to the Central Valley. As a certified First Impressions consultant, Gia Kazarian is the only one of her kind on the West Coast.

Gia works closely with individuals to strengthen their social skills, self-awareness and professional behaviors through this proven method, putting her 15 years of experience in Human Resources and leadership development to use every day.


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1 comment on “AIWA-SF Spotlight: Gia Kazarian

  1. sabarbanogmailcom

    Excellent article.l Thank you for sharing. Sandra Barbano

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