Leading With Heart

The world is hungry for good leadership, for leaders who see themselves as servants of the people, rather than those who lead from ego and who are driven by a desire for self-enrichment. We need leaders who will lead on our behalf, to help improve our lives.

The call is becoming louder now for decency, a return to empathy and compassion and to recognise the humanity of our fellow men and women. These are the qualities exemplified in what I call “leading with heart”, a concept we can all practise and one, which, I believe, will make a profound difference in the world.

~ Yene Assegid PhD, ICF/MCC

Yene Assegid's three Leading With Heart programs are:

Which program is right for you?

  • The ELF Program, the only online leadership development training dedicated to women aged 18 to 25.

    Trained by seasoned coaches and leadership practitioners, the participants will, over three months, discover their own leadership potential and learn how to apply it.

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  • The Leading With Heart Coach Certification Program caters to women aged 26 to 35 and includes three months of coaching in personal leadership development with an emphasis on reflection and inner transformation. Participants will engage in deeper learning through individual coaching sessions throughout the program.

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  • The Leading With Heart Event is a 90-minute interactive online session for both women and men.

    It is designed to support professionals interested in deepening their leadership style. It emphasizes the benefits of aligning our core values with our behaviour and actions.

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Meet Yene

The founder of the EveryonesWorld Leadership Foundation, Yene Assegid holds a PhD in Transformational Learning and Change and has delivered leadership coaching and training around the world. She is the creator of the Leading With Heart philosophy and is the author of the book Leading With Heart (2021).

Yene Assegid

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Here's what Leaders have to say about Yene's programs...

“Skills in self-awareness, leadership and compassion are essential tools to navigate the unknown, and I couldn’t think of a better person than Dr. Yene Assegid, to guide this learning.

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Theoretical physicist, technologist and aspiring extraterrestrial

Dr. Adriana Marais

“What better way to encourage a hopeful future than to foster the next generation of women leaders by providing them with a global network of mentors, coaches, teachers and peers.

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Associate Professor Transformative Leadership California Institute of Integral Studies

Joanne Gozawa, PhD

“As a coach and a person who’s lived in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, Yene has the cultural awareness to navigate, communicate and celebrate the differences. She uses humour, questions, ideas and stories to help people reflect and understand the world around them.

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International Development Practitioner

Faye Yu

“Le programme ELF veut accompagner des adolescentes dans la découverte de ce qu’il y a de meilleur en elles-mêmes, tout en acceptant ce que les autres ont de meilleur.

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Sociologue Ambassadrice du Burkina Faso en Italie

H.E. Ambassador Joséphine Ouédraogo Guissou

“Leadership for Women” ELF program focuses on the development of a student’s “soft skills”: the ability to empathize and listen to others, then speak in a manner that will be understood, not just heard.

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Individual Wealth Management

Larry Biel

“Through ELF, Yene brings an opportunity and a space for young girls to learn more about themselves, about leadership, have a chance to connect with each other and work together to achieve their dreams. I am confident that ELF will help guide young girls who in turn will help build a better world.

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International Development Practitioner

Ismaël Frédéric Fouad

“As Yene herself says, "Leadership starts with how we lead our own lives; how we make choices; how we make decisions; how we draw boundaries or not; and how we choose to stand for human rights." We whole-heartedly endorse ELF. It is aspirational, inspirational, and ambitious; and yes, it can transform lives and improve the world.

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Champions of programs for young people

Michael and Maureen McMurphy

“Yene is an inspiring leader in her own right, and someone we’re honoured to count as a colleague and friend. We are proud to collaborate with her, and whole-heartedly endorse her inspiring initiative, ELF, and its mission to inspire and support our female leaders of tomorrow.

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Co-founders, Blackwell & Ruth

Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday

“EveryonesWorld Leadership Foundation (ELF) is designed to be a pivotal life-changing program for young women.

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Executive Coach & Management Consultant

Teresa Woodland, MCC

“I believe in this dream, this initiative. I believe it will make each country recognize the invaluable contribution of women to the spiritual, social, political, economic and cultural fabric of life.

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Anglican Bishop in the Diocese in Europe. Based in Berlin, Germany formerly Bishop of Botswana, Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Chelmsford and Vicar of Barking, London.

Rt. Revd. Dr. Musonda Mwamba

“Yene has created a priceless gift for young women – a head start on developing their own leadership, which will help them make the best out of their lives.

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Managing Editor Capital Ethiopia

Teguest Yilma Bultcha

“Au-delà de son intelligence, Yene Assegid mettra dans cette entreprise sa passion d’iconoclaste qui est un art qu’elle sait parfaitement dompter. Elle a évidemment compris que l’avenir de notre continent sera forgé par ses jeunes femmes.

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Ancien Premier Ministre du Niger CEO , AUDA-NEPAD

Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki

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