About – The Founders 2017-03-16T14:34:30+00:00

Lilit Simonyan is the Co-Founder of the Live Your Potential Program. She is dedicated to educating and connecting youth and women to bring positive change in their lives, organizations, and communities. As an award-winning social entrepreneur and a certified adult educator, Lilit focuses on women empowerment, negotiation and conflict resolution, intercultural awareness, diversity and inclusion, leadership development, strategic planning and team building.

During the last 14 years, she has worked with professionals from over 40 countries, at organizations such as the European Commission, United Nations Development Program, Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, Ontario Public Service, American University of Armenia, British Council, European Youth Forum, as well as a number of youth and women’s organizations across North America and Europe.

Her leadership and contributions in not-for-profit and public sectors have been recognized by the Prime Minister of Armenia, the International Youth Foundation through the Youth ActionNet award, and International Researches and Exchanges Board (IREX) through Careers for Alumni in Public Sector.

She is an Alumna of the Draper Hills Fellows Program (Stanford University) and the Aspen Institute Romania Young Leaders program. Lilit holds two BAs in Foreign Languages and Economics and an MA in Public Administration from the University of Kansas. She is a Jeanne Sauvé Fellow.

To learn more about Lilit Simonyan visit: http://jeannesauve.org/scholar/lilit-simonyan/

Dr. Jean Kim is the Co-Founder of the Live Your Potential Program. She is a Global Communication Strategist, Coach, and award-winning Educator with over 17 years of experience empowering thousands of individuals from all over the world. Dr. Kim has taught professional communication skills, cross-cultural communication, and public speaking, among others, at universities in Canada, the U.S., and Korea. She was twice awarded the Teaching Excellence Award during her time as professor at the Catholic University of Korea. Known for her fierce dedication toward the empowerment of women and students, she has conducted leadership training at organizations such as KPMG’s Women In Leadership, Women in Engineering at Ryerson University, Women in NAAAP (North American Association of Asian Professionals), and the World Bank Family Network’s Teen Leadership Program, to name a few.

Dr. Kim obtained her Ph.D in Language and Literacy Education from the University of British Columbia and was also trained in Image Consulting at the prestigious International Image Institute. She has lived in Seoul, Hong Kong, London, New York, Honolulu, Tokyo, Paris, Vancouver, and Toronto, giving her the unique and powerful combination of vast international experiences, academic & professional background in global communication, and advanced knowledge in personal branding and image development.

She proudly serves as a Board member of the SIPO Foundation and as a Committee Advisor to the Korean Professional Women’s Association.

To learn more about Dr. Jean Kim visit www.globaljkim.com