Art Sarkissian


Founder & CEO

Originally from Sydney, Australia Art graduated from The University of Western Sydney with a double degree Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Hospitality Management achieving honors in both degrees. His passion for Learning and Development led him to Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a career which spanned over 12 years and multiple roles around the world including Regional Director positions in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and the United States. He created leadership and mentoring programs which were used around the world.

He founded Here and Now Consulting with a very unique vision, to help great leaders impact the lives of their team members. His philosophy takes a strength-based approach which allows leaders and team members to harness their greatest of strengths and take these to a new level.

Art has a proven record of expertise with instructional design and facilitation of Executive programs globally and across numerous industries including Finance, Hospitality, Aviation, Health Care, Retail, Entertainment and Sports. His Mentoring programs for high-potential leaders have been used across the world including the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe & Australia. He has designed and facilitated over 250 Executive Retreats and Development programs targeting team dynamics within Executive Teams as well as creating strategies to shift organizational cultures. Art brings a customized approach for each client

His Convergence Executive Coaching experience is targeted at High Potential Senior leaders allowing them to unlock their potential, reduce their triggers and build highly effective teams using targeted, state of the art tools and methodology. He has coached countless C-Suite and Executive leaders to make an impact not only on their own behaviors, but impact the culture of the entire organization.

Art’s passions are his family, his friends, his fitness and wine.