Hello, my name is Yene Assegid.

My work is about facilitating human Transformation to empower ourselves in experiencing the best version of ourselves as individual, a communities or organizations. Transformation is about knowing how human systems function and knowing where the leverage points are to inspire meaningful and sustainable change. For me, genuine transformation is inspired by the divine, so all of my work comes with a foundation of Spirituality and Faith.

How do I work on Transformation?  I do that through Individual Coaching and Training.  The foundation of all the programs running through everyONEsworld comes from a deep spiritual approach and feminist principles. 

Professional Background

  • For the past 27 years I have been providing leadership capacity building, in the greater sense, for organization in the private and public sector, international NGOs, Trade Unions and UN agencies.

  • My strength is in being able to work with wide range of individuals, communities and organizations; seeing the global perspective, understanding the impact of cross-cultural dynamics and sensing how emotional intelligence underpins leadership expression.

  • On a personal note, I was born in Ethiopia, educated in Europe in the French educational system and completed all my University studies in the United States. My MBA is from the University of Maryland. I completed my PhD from the California Institute of Integral Studies, with a dissertation research on Transformational Leadership and Human System.

  • I am a happy member of the International Coaching Federation, with an MCC (Master Certified Coach) Credential.


The story of everyONEsworld goes back to the late nineties at the time I used to work at the grassroots level with economically deprived communities in and around Addis Ababa.  I was not very happy about the way programs were run. So, I created a space to do thing the way I thought would best serve the communities. I believed that an organisation where beneficiaries are actual members and part of the organization would make more sense. I wanted a place where we don’t preach about health and poverty but where we actually economically and socially empower people. This is how everyONEsworld was first established in 2003 in Addis with close to 2000 AIDS orphaned children and adults affected by HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty. We worked for a decade providing leadership development and economic empowerment programs.  Finally, everyONEsworld in Ethiopia closed its doors in 2013 after reaching and touching the lives of over 10,000 children, women and men members.

The following year, 2014, it was established in Brussels. Same concept, same ideas and principles, but this time, the organisation aims to work with civil society leaders and empower them in their work at the grassroots.

Our Vision

Our Vision is everyone is living their best

Our Mission

Our Mission is empowering women leaders

Our Goal

Our Goal is to ensure that civil society leaders in Africa have access to transformational leadership development opportunities

General Objectives

  • Provide Transformational Leadership Training for women-led organizations
  • Provide transformational leadership coaching and coach training
  • Research and publish transformational leadership related topics
This pretty much sums up what we are all about. Our physical office is in Brussels, serving as a base. Our work is mainly on site in the different countries and locations. We are blessed with friends and partners all over the world, some of which you can meet below.

It’s the challenges I have faced that allowed me to grow, deepen, and learn to be the person I am today

I’m grateful for everything because without through gratitude I am able to take what comes to make it into an opportunity to serve.


We make transformation simple