Ara holds a Master of Science degree in organizational psychology and has spent over 18 years studying, analyzing, learning from, and consulting to teams and organizations. Clients include government agencies, companies in the entertainment, technology, pharmaceutical, design, and engineering industries, small and medium sized enterprises, academic institutions, and not-for-profit organizations.
As a thought leader in team development issues, Ara has served in a faculty and/or consulting capacities at various academic institutions, including UCLA, California State University Los Angeles and University of San Diego's Leadership Institute and William James College. He 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.