Dr. Yene Assegid, PhD, ICF/MCC
A seasoned Transformational Leadership practitioner, Yene has been working as a professional leadership coach and trainer since the mid-nineties. She brings an extensive proficiency in corporate talent development. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and holds the level of a Master Certified Coach, MCC. Being at the MCC level ranks her as the top 5% of all coaches worldwide.
Specializing in leadership development, emotional intelligence, diversity and inclusion, organizational transformation, and change management, Yene has a gift for working with a wide range of contexts. She is known for her capacity to hold space for senior management teams to have delicate and necessary conversations and achieve breakthroughs for the overall organizational wellbeing. Her ability to genuinely relate to people creates a safe environment, enabling sustainable transformation and effective learning at all levels of management, especially in times of crisis. She has a natural understanding of the global mind-set, including cross-cultural dynamics in leadership development, navigating change and team building, in an increasingly diverse and ever more uncertain and unpredictable environment. In the world of coaching, peers often refer to Yene an alchemist for her ability to source deep transformation in individuals and organizations she coaches.
Yene provides leadership capacity building, in the greater sense, for organization in the private and public sector, international NGOs, Trade Union Federations (+15 countries), European Union and UN agencies especially UNDP, UNAIDS, WHO and UNICEF.
Born in Ethiopia, Yene was educated in Europe in the French educational system and completed all her university studies in the United States. She earned her MBA from the University of Maryland and her PhD from the California Institute of Integral Studies, with dissertation research on Transformational Leadership and Human System.
In 2018, Yene was featured in the “200 Women” book for her work in leadership development worldwide. She is a motivational speaker and a published author with five books and numerous articles. Her latest books published in 2021 are Leading With Heart and Rebellious and Resilient.