Bio

Dr. Assegid Workalemahu Habtewold is a Management and Leadership Consultant. He provides coaching, consulting, keynote, and workshops on themes such as soft skills, project management, and leadership development in the US for some government agencies, major corporations, and community organizations. He is the founder of PRO Leadership Global.

He has over 20 years hands-on leadership experience that began as a youth leader in the early 90’s in the eastern part of Ethiopia in Harar, and president of the students’ union of AAU in the late ’90s. He has a doctoral degree in Strategic Leadership, Masters in Computer Science, and a degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Assegid worked as a researcher for an international research organization for five years before he left to the US in 2005. He had been a software engineer for a major corporation in the US in his first two years stay in the US. Assegid is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Assegid hosts a TV show called Pick Yourself Up that airs on Channel 16 of the Montgomery Municipal Cable, and wrote five books that are available on Amazon. Based on his latest two books, he inspires his audience to believe that they have greatness within. He encourages them to serve their communities and organizations based on their passion, talent, and gifting by tapping into their full potential and dying empty by giving their best. Using his first two leadership books and his third book entitled ‘Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success’, he facilitates soft skills and leadership development workshops. Click here to listen to a speech he gave in June for 2018 graduates in the US sharing the three top soft skills graduates need to get their first job and continuing to succeed in their career.

In the past more than 10 years, he has been coaching, mentoring, and consulting leaders in the US to help them develop their organizational and leadership capacity. He has extensive experience in facilitating interactive and dynamic soft skills, project management, and leadership development workshops in the US using the latest adult learning principles. Assegid empowers supervisors, managers, and senior leaders in some government agencies such as National Institutes of Health (NIH), General Services Administration (GSA), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), US Census Bureau; Inter-American Development Bank; Fuji Film, National Cancer Institute (NIC); Premier Fixture; DC Water; Dorchester Bay EDC; MN Cincinnati Public Schools; DS Smith; US Naval Research Laboratory; Broker Genius; CompTIA; Per Scholas; Everis; and more.

This past November 2018, Assegid also got a chance to empower the leadership of Addis Ababa University, the University of Gondar, Saint Paul’s Millennium Medical College; managers and editors of LTV, MO’AA TV, Amhara Media, and Evangelical TV; and leaders of some major corporations in Addis such as Ethiopian Commodity Exchange, Abyssinia Bank, Ethiopian Railways Corporation, and so on.

Some of the workshop themes Assegid facilitates include but not limited to Influencing Upward, Change Management, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Conflict Resolution, Emotional Intelligence, Communication Strategies, Teambuilding, Time Management, Negotiation Skills, Motivation and Recognition, Delegation, Breaking Down Silos, Feed Back Giving and Receiving, and Presentation Skills.