Santina Hovanessian

Santina Hovanessian
Santina Hovanessian is a consultant with over 16 years of experience in human process.
She shares her time between lecturing in Rotterdam and her own consultancy in the Hague, the
Netherlands. Santina is a lecturer, trainer, frequent speaker in International conferences and seminars on
topics of Human Sustainability, Emotional Intelligence, Creativity.
Promote human sustainability by empowering people and organizations to use their strengths and
innovative tool sets to create personal, long lasting, healthy, and effective systems for life and work, and
organizational success.
International Academy Of Collaborative Professionals
Collaborative Conflict Resolution Professional, Certificate
1995 – 1997
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Master of Education (M Ed) : Counselling Psychology
1989 – 1993
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Bachelor of Arts (BA) : Psychology Promote
English, French, Russian, German.
Professional Experience
2008 - present
Rotterdam University, Rotterdam Business School, The Netherlands.
Senior Lecturer, Individual Coach
- lectured Communication, Personal and Management Development programs to graduate and MBA
- Coached graduate and MBA students in multiple personal and business related issues, including task and
time management, intercultural communication, work-life balance, team building, leadership, career
related issues.
- Provided training workshops on the topics – negotiation, task management, emotional intelligence,
intercultural communication and other sustainable skills
- Carried out diverse assessments before and after coaching process to determine initial level of skills and
compare with the level of skills obtained after the coaching
Montreal, Canada
The Hague, The Netherlands
Consultant in Private Practice
- Consulted corporate clients and professionals
- Coached individuals, couples and families
- Coached families through transitions
- Led groups
- Consulted organizations
- Provided training to professionals
- Administered and interpreted psychological tests
- Organized workshops (cross-cultural communication, stress and task management, adjustment to
transitions, career/family etc.)
Villa-Maria High School, Montreal, Canada
Coach / Counsellor
- Coached girls ages 12 to 17
- Held family counselling sessions for families in conflict
- Provided crisis and grief counselling
- lLed small groups of girls
- Administered and interpreted psychological tests
1996 – 1997
St. George’s School of Montreal, Canada
Counselling Intern
- Coached and counselled individual students in all grades
- Led and co-led student groups in grades 4 and 9
- Administered tests to determine the nature of different learning disabilities
- Worked with teachers to develop strategies to support students in family transitions/separation/divorce.
Work Experience
Quebec Councelling Association (QCA), Montreal, Canada
Director, Co-Editor
- Acted as an Executive Board Member to assist the work of the organization
- Co-edited the QCA Newsletter
1994 – 1995
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Peer Health Educator
- Trained health professionals in communication
- Developed cross-cultural approach in the Health Center
- Sensitized students to health and prevention issues
- Organized health workshops
- Contacted students through outreach efforts
- Organized health fairs
1994 – 1995
Chapter III Services, Montreal, Canada
Medical Researcher
- Interviewed medical doctors
- Analyzed data
Volunteer Work
Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada
Patient Support Adviser
- Advised health professionals
- Coached & counselled geriatric patients
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Research assistant
- Prepared subjects for experiments in Neuropsychology
- Scored questionnaires, processed data
Professional Organizations
2012 APA Division 42 – Psychologists in Independent Practice, member
2011 International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Certified and Accredited Collaborative Coach
2011 Nedelrands Institute van Psychologen (NIP), member.
2010 Affiliate International member of American Psychological
Association (APA)
2004 Canadian Counselling Association, member
1999 Professional Order of Counsellors and Phychoeducators of Quebec.
Certified and Accredited, member
Quebec Counselling Association, member.