My name is Dr. Assegid (AZ) Habtewold. Just call me AZ. I’m your advocate for the A to Z of Holistic growth. I’m an author, coach, speaker, and facilitator at Success Pathways, LLC. I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience to empower people like you to grow holistically.
I was born in one of the poorest villages in Ethiopia and was the first in my family to go to college. I first came to the US in 2005 to pursue my master’s in computer science.
When I first got to the US, I didn’t know anyone. I experienced culture shock and struggled to adapt to the new culture. My accent was so thick that I was asked again and again to repeat myself.
I’m no stranger to being doubted, put down, and discouraged. Whether it’s from some friends, family members, or strangers, I’ve heard it all. I’ve had more than enough negative experiences to last me a couple of lifetimes.
But, I never let that hold me back from pursuing my passion since the early 90s. While still doubtful, discouraged, and unsure, I kept going. Even if I had so many disappointments, failures, rejections, setbacks, and defeats on the road, I endured and remained committed to pursuing my passion against all odds.
When I’m asked what enabled me to overcome challenges and outlast continual setbacks throughout the years, I attribute the resilience to growing holistically.
Before moving to the US, I was subconsciously laying the groundwork brick by brick for who I have become today. Back home in Ethiopia and still today, I spend a considerable amount of time reading diverse books, befriending people outside of my industry, and volunteering to serve in areas outside my comfort zone. Everything I’ve done in my life pointed to learning, growing all around, improving constantly, and then contributing to the betterment of the world around me.
In 2010, I formed Success Pathways LLC in MD, USA. Since then, I’ve been empowering others using 4 Success Pathways focused on holistic growth. I’ve been sharing the lessons and wisdom I learned from studying world-class leaders and the great ones from diverse cultures. I’ve also been sharing my personal experience as I practiced what I have learned over the years.
Today, I’m here to guide you and your team on the right Success Pathways to recognize your uniqueness, tap into your unlimited potential, become world-class in what you do, and ultimately attain greatness in your own unique ways. I believe that you’re greatness material and greatness is chained within you waiting to be unleashed.
For more than 25 years, I’ve been committed to further bettering myself in order to adequately empower others in the 4 major holistic growth areas — Organizational Development, Leadership Development, Personal Development, and Spiritual Development. I’ve been sharing what I’ve learned over the years through my writing, coaching, consulting, and speaking.
I coached, inspired, equipped, and trained world-class leaders in some government agencies, major corporations, universities, and community organizations in the US and all over the globe! Let me also empower you and your team to grow holistically and serve your clients with world-class excellence.
While I’m deeply grateful for how far I’ve come in my journey and achievements, my work is unfinished — because it continues with you!
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Whenever I’m not coaching, speaking, or facilitating workshops, I produce and host the Pick Yourself Up show that airs on MMCTV Channel 16.
I live in Maryland, USA. I’m a member of the following professional associations: