Senior Trainer and Consultant

Dr. Habtewold, called AZ for short, is a noted author (of five books so far), speaker, and workshop facilitator. He speaks and teaches on soft skills, project management, and leadership development for government agencies, major corporations, and community organizations. He has a diverse educational background: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Masters in Computer Science, and Doctor of Strategic Leadership. Dr. Habtewold is also certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, is a member of the International Society for Performance Improvement and the National Speakers Association, and is active in Toastmasters International.

Preparing a New Generation of Leaders

Apart from his work at CI, Dr. Habtewold is very active in ensuring youth and other aspiring leaders and success-seekers have the tools they need. He is the founder and chairman of PRO Leadership Global, an organization that works to produce a new generation of leaders to bridge leadership gaps worldwide that occur because of geographic disadvantages, gender differences, and generational change. AZ is also the host of the weekly talk show, Pick Yourself Up. His two most recent books—The Highest Level of Greatness and Unchain Your Greatness—have been the basis of motivational speeches and keynotes which inspire youth.