Talk Title:
You NEED Soft Skills to Succeed! Forget Everything You
Learned in College.

Soft Skills

Dr. Assegid W. Habtewold

On Demand – Click to view



Presentation Overview

You NEED Soft Skills to Succeed! Forget Everything You Learned in College.

Research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation, and Stanford Research Center revealed, 85% of job success comes from having well-develop soft and people skills, and only 15% of job success comes from technical skills and knowledge (hard skills). 

WOW! Think about that. 

Everything you’ve learned in college (unless you were involved in a STEM program) will make a minor contribution to your career success! How much soft skills training did you get in college?  If you are like most grads, you are probably responding — little to none!

Dr. Habtewold will help catch you up on the critical soft skills you will need to launch and lead a successful career. He will share the following themes/strategies/ideas to help you launch and lead a successful career.

  • Know your passions, strengths, and limitations!
  • Communicate like a pro. 
  • Negotiate for win-win deals. 

Presenter: Dr. Assegid W. Habtewold

Assegid Habtewold is a coach, consultant, speaker, and trainer at Success Pathways, LLC. He was the president of the largest university students’ union back home in his native country, Ethiopia. He has over two decades of leadership experience and has been empowering leaders from diverse industries. He has diverse professional background: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master’s in Computer Science, and Doctor of Strategic Leadership. He wrote four books including Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success, and The Highest Level of Greatness. Assegid is also the Host of a TV show ‘Pick Yourself Up’, which airs on Channel 16 ( He frequently blogs on themes such as soft skills and leadership at

Follow Assegid at:



Learn more by clicking the banner below!