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  • Just formed your own new business or landed your first leadership role and the pressure is getting to you? Are you worried about letting your team down?
  • Do you want to break free from the things that are holding you back and thrive beyond first-time leadership pitfalls? Do you want to begin your first-time leadership role on the right foot by developing the right mindset, unshakable confidence, certainty, and clarity?
  • Are you interested to develop the necessary competencies and personality traits, use the latest insights, practical models, tools, approaches, strategies, and tactics to quickly overcome first-timer syndrome by behaving and acting like a pro, getting along with diverse stakeholders well, and delivering quick results?

If you said yes, you should sign up for the 11-module online course based on Amazon's #1 bestseller book "Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome". 

By the way, do you know that many new leaders fail within 2 years?

According to Corporate Executive Board (CEB), "Within the first 24 months of taking a new position, 60% of new supervisors fail." 

As you can see from the above statistics, the majority of first-timers fail. It is unfortunate. It could have been avoided.

Here is the tragedy: Many organizations throw their first-timers into deep water and watch to see if they swim or sink.

They either don't care or don't know how to properly equip their new supervisors and managers before promoting them. They fail to set them up to succeed in their first-time leadership role from the get-go. 

That is why you shouldn't:

  • Depend on chance and wait another 24 months to see if you can survive or not while you can take sure steps TODAY that can propel you not just to survive but also thrive in the aftermath of your first-time leadership experience.
  • Swim by yourself and solo while you have available support- I'm offering it right HERE.
  • Allow your new leadership role to affect your confidence, health, relationships, and performance negatively while you can do something about it NOW.
  • Leave your Leadership or Entrepreneurship destiny to chance while you can take matters into your hands and make a smooth transition and excel in your new leadership role QUICKLY.

That is why even if your organization isn't supporting you as you make the transition, you should help yourself. You should:

  • ​Make a quick mindset shift from an employee mentality to a leadership mentality and be in charge from the get-go.
  • ​Build positive psychology, demonstrate unshakable confidence, and lead your team while holding your head up.
  • ​Develop the necessary competencies to prove any doubter wrong, showing them that you're up to the task.
  • ​Use the latest leadership models, tools, strategies, and tactics to over-deliver and assert yourself as a winner.
  • ​Mold your personality to fit the position you occupy and feel comfortable in your own skin from the get-go.
  • ​Quickly build your new team and get along with other stakeholders well to be perceived as a trustworthy captain.
  • ​Set SMART goals right out of the gate and continually increase the performance of your team consistently.
  • ​Put in place systems to track your and your team's progress so that you fight complacency head-on.
  • Grow your team, raise leaders, coach, and mentor to sustain growth and scale.

​By doing the above, achieve undeniable results, make a smooth transition, and excel at your new role.

And we're here to help...

This online course contains the same insights, models, tools, approaches, strategies, and tactics Dr. AZ has been sharing with thousands of dollars paying clients...

Over the years, they paid us to empower their new supervisors, managers, and business owners to:

  • Overcome 1st Timer Syndrome,
  • Make a smooth transition, and
  • Excel in their first-time leadership roles. 

With this course, you:

  • Throw out the guesswork,
  • Know what to expect in your first leadership role,
  • Anticipate the obstacles you'll be facing,
  • Know how to overcome the challenges that come with a new leadership position, and
  • Have the latest leadership insights, models, frameworks, tools, approaches, strategies, and tactics at your fingertips. And thus, you won't have to experience what I and many first-timers who were in your place did.

This online program will:

  • Help you fully understand why the syndrome exists in the first place.
  • Assist you to recognize its symptoms and how it might have been affecting you, your performance, your team, and the larger organization.
  • Equip you to make a mindset shift quickly.
  • Support you to develop the competencies and personality traits you should cultivate to feel and act like a pro from the start...



The course contains:

  • 11 modules
  • Each module contains video clip teaching (25 - 45 minutes) 
  • Worksheet that contains the synopsis, learning objectives, and tones of assignment questions for each module
  • Some sample and template downloads
  • We'll release one module per week to give you enough time to watch, listen, review handout notes, and execute the assignments at the end of each module.

  • When you finish the course, you'll be given a Certificate of Completion

This course is designed to focus on three major areas of management:

  • Attitude and mindset,
  • Competencies, and
  • Personality that is mandatory to overcome the first-timer syndrome.

When you enroll for this video course with 11 modules, you will also get the following bonuses:

  • Audio files of all 11 modules ($199 Value)

  • PowerPoint Slides of all modules ($99 Value)

  • Handouts for each module ($970 Value)

  • Templates ($970 Value)

  • Samples ($970 Value)

  • Assignments ($970 Value)


    Total Value: $4, 477

    You Get It ALL Today For Just $299

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Some of the praises for the book

Marshall Goldsmith

Get your first-time leadership role on the right foot with this excellent guide ... With the latest leadership insights & tools and tips to make a smooth transition, you can feel confident moving into your new leadership role. A must read!

Sylvia Baffour

Dr. Assegid Habtewold’s unrelenting quest to help others become better leaders is admirable. His positivity and wealth of coaching experience shine through. If you’re in a first-time leadership role, this book can be an invaluable guide and asset...

David Burkus

Whether you’re a first-time or a seasoned leader struggling with 1st timer syndrome, this book will give you the practical tools you can use to find your intrinsic value and create even more value for those you lead.

Eddie Turner

Dr. Assegid Habtewold does a fine job adding his voice to the conversation about emerging leadership and the 1st timer syndrome by covering the key concepts needed for success.

Frequently requested

Below are the 3 frequently requested relevant services and programs you may need for your first-timers and emerging leaders

1. Create a pro feedback culture

Do you want your new supervisors, team leaders, or project managers (for that matter middle and senior leaders too) to deliver results by giving effective performance feedback? Are you interested in your people feeling at ease and excel in providing and receiving feedback to communicate effectively, get along well, collaborate, create synergy, and resolve conflicts better and quicker?  We can help you create a conducive work environment by designing a pro feedback culture and empowering your people to excel in giving and receiving feedback like a pro. 

  • We can design and deliver a half or full-day in-person or virtual workshop.
  • We can also arrange a group coaching program that involves all stakeholders that involve in creating such a culture and other key players in its implementation.
  • We will provide the Overcoming 1st Timer book for all participants.
  • We will also give a workbook to each participant.
  • Check out the brief view clip below that share 3 quick things to do if you want to implement it yourself.
  • If you want us to help, reach out and let's chat about how we can help to meet your specific needs.
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2. How to excel as a new supervisor

Do you have recently promoted, current, and/or future new project managers, team leaders, and supervisors? Are you interested to inspire, equip, and empower your first-timer and emerging leaders to make a smooth transition and excel at their new roles and in turn feel confident, assertive, productive, and ultimately deliver outstanding results right away? We can help.

  • We can design a half or full-day in-person or virtual interactive and dynamic workshop based on the latest adult learning principles.
  • We'll give Amazon's #1 Bestseller book "Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome" to each participant,
  • A workbook for all participants.
  • We can also arrange customized follow-up programs such as group coaching for your new and recently promoted supervisors, managers, and executives. Reach out to learn more about how we can help.
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3. Emerging Leaders Program

What if we help you develop your aspiring, new, and emerging leaders to fulfill their mandates where they are right now by growing together? What about if we create a conducive environment for collective growth; design the right content filled with the latest insights, models, tools, strategies, and tactics; and utilize dynamic delivery approaches to inspire, challenge, and equip your emerging leaders? We can help.

  • We can design a cohort program to empower your emerging leaders to excel now and prepare them to be ready if you need some of them to the next level of leadership. 
  • We will provide the Overcoming 1st Tier Syndrome book to all cohort members.
  • There will be a workbook for each session.
  • Cohort members, if you choose, will take relevant online assessments.
  • There will also be between-session assignments and follow-ups.
  • And much more. Reach out and we will listen to your needs and design a cohort program that can last for a few weeks or months, once per week/month for a few days, depending on your preference.
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Learning Objectives

The main objective of this course is equipping first-timer team leads, project managers, supervisors, and business owners to experience a smooth transition in their new leadership position. Below are the specific objectives of the course:

  • To help configure/reconfigure the mindset of first-timers, which allows them to demonstrate the right attitude from the get going
  • To provide the latest insight and perspectives about the kind of info, competencies, and personality first-timers should develop
  • To equip first-timers with the necessary soft and people skills to lead their team effectively, and to get along with their managers, peers, internal and external customers, and other key stakeholders.
  • To offer practical tools, models, templates, approaches first-timers would use to lead their team with excellence from the start.
  • To empower first timers in order to develop the personality they need to overcome the first-timer syndrome with ease.


Know Your Place

As the saying goes 'Knowledge is power'! This module empowers you to lay a proper 1st timer foundation. Fear, anxiety, frustration, and stress comes from lack of self-awareness. What you're not aware, you cannot control and manage. In this module, you will learn in which areas you need to grow, what kinds of questions to ask, and where to find the answers so that you ‘know your place’ by profoundly knowing your true self, the organization, its people, your team, superiors, and other key stakeholders.

Own Your Place

First impressions, especially for a new leader, matters! This module equips you to elevate your self-regard and boosts your confidence level by building on your knowledge from Module 1. In this module, you will overcome imposter syndrome; become assertive in your words, decisions, and actions; and set boundaries so that you look and sound confidence from the get-go earning the respect and confidence of your team, peers, superiors, and other stakeholders, and in turn ‘own your place'.

Build Your Team

One person, especially a new one, is too insignificant, insufficient, and incomplete to have a meaningful impact right away. This module enables you to multiply yourself exponentially. You're promoted or hired not just to meet your own 'quota' but rather exponentially increase the performance of your team by creating a team that functions like a well-oiled machine. In this module, you will understand team dynamics, the lifecycle of team formation, know how to position your team members to succeed from the start, and grow them consistently.   

Communicate with Stakeholders Effectively

Communication makes or breaks. This module helps you quickly develop all around verbal, non-verbal communication, and listening abilities to connect with others deeply and faster. In this module, you will also recognize the importance of knowing the communication preferences of all stakeholders and how to find out their preferences; come up with a communication strategy to communicate with your supervisor, team members, and other critical stakeholders effectively and systematically; and more.

Deliver Quick Results

The quickest way to beat the syndrome is to deliver outstanding results fast- it silences the inner voice and other doubters. Whatsoever progress you have made because of Modules 1 - 4, without delivering results and quickly, they are useless. Result speaks louder and travels farthest!!! This module gives you some valuable approaches and tools to increase yours and the productivity of your team. In this module, you will know how to set and measure performance goals, prioritize, manage your time and energy well to quickly increase your and your team’s performance fast.

Make Timely Decisions

Problems and challenges cannot be addressed without making decisions. You're promoted or hired primarily to make decision, sometimes, tough ones. The whole team cannot always make decisions based on consensus. Your new leadership is tested with your ability to solve problems quickly, which requires making quality decisions fast even if you don't have enough time and data. This module, will empower you to understand the significance of decisiveness, the process problem solving, sources of decision-making power, and how to excel in making tough decisions in the midst of conflicts and impasses.

Engage Your People

As a new leader, you have to elevate your influence to the next level by engaging your team and creating an engaging team culture. This module shows you the place of motivation, how to figure out what motivates your people, meet their needs, appreciate and recognize their efforts and contribution to continually inspire your team. In this module, you will also learn how to use effective delegation to engage your people, raise successors, and grow your team quickly.

Strive for Excellence

Complacency is dangerous, especially for 1st timers. You need excellence to keep the momentum going and escalate your productivity. This module shows you the place of excellence and how to achieve it; how to attain continuous improvements by setting and managing performance goals; excel in providing effective performance feedback on a regular basis; create and sustain a pro feedback culture; and deal with poor performance the sooner. 

Articulate Your Leadership Philosophy

A leader without defined principles is doomed and is unpredictable. This module explains why effective leaders communicate their principles right out of the gate and why they set expectations from the get-go avoiding many problems down the road. In this module, you will understand why you should reveal your style of leadership, what you expect from others and what others should expect from you, what matter the most for you, how to articulate your philosophy, how to share it with your key people, and more.

Demonstrate Immediate Authenticity and Credibility

A leader without character lacks trustworthiness. Leadership, especially for newbies, is a credibility business. Even if you believe that you're authentic and trustworthy, if others don't perceive you so, you're in big trouble. You'll have an uphill battle to gain the trust of others. This module reveals the crucial role of character in leadership, the importance of demonstrating immediate authenticity and credibility, exhibiting consistency, eagerness to learn, how and what to do to become and remain authentic, and credible.

Develop Yourself and Your People

You cannot tap into your and your people's potential without growing proactively and intentionally. As an emerging leader, you cannot lead consistently and effectively and achieve results without outgrowing your former self. You cannot take your team to the next level unless you invest in them constantly. You reap what you sow. This module shows you the importance of holistic growth, how and in which areas you do need to grow yourself and your team. In this module, you will recognize the significance of leadership growth, how to craft your and your team’s development plan, and create a support system for your vulnerable and struggling team members.



3.1. Module 1 – 3:

The first 3 modules are designed to help you start your first-timer role with the right footing. They are designed to give you clarity and help you develop the right mindset and attitude you should develop right out of the gate. In this regard, Module 1 provides you clarity about what you need to know right away concerning the organization, the team, your unique roles, and other key stakeholders. You already know something about these, but this module digs deeper to increase your awareness. The second module positions you to own your place by being confident, assertive, and setting boundaries from the get-go. Module 3 enables you to build your team and deliver the sooner by understanding how team dynamics work, positioning your team to succeed and developing the team quickly.

3.2. Module 4 – 8:

The following 5 modules equip you to develop certain important competencies you need to fulfill your first-timer leadership responsibilities. Module 4 empowers you to communicate with key stakeholders effectively by identifying their communication preferences, developing a communication strategy, and working on your immediate communication needs. Module 5 enables you to deliver quick results by increasing your team’s productivity through setting goals, strategizing, planning, managing time and energy. Module 6 is designed to equip you to make timely and tough decisions as you solve problems, resolve conflict, and break impasses. Engaging your team to continue to deliver by inspiring your team, recognizing performers, and delegating will be covered in Module 7. Module 8 is crafted to help you strive for excellence by creating an environment that encourages giving and receiving feedback, and dealing with team members who perform poorly.

3.3. Modules 9 – 11:

The last three modules are focused on developing your personality and commitment. Module 9 provides you the reason why you should introduce your leadership philosophy and a framework that guides you to come up with one of your own, which you will share with your team and key stakeholders who are closely working with you. Module 10 emphasizes the need to be intentional about building trust through being authentic and credible by showing consistency in your words, behaviors, and actions. The last module, Module 11, provides you the justifications of why you should develop yourself and your team constantly, templates to create a personal development plan, and approaches to grow yourself and your people.


estseller and hot new release

Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome online course

Bestseller and hot new release

Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome online course

This online course is based on Amazon's #1 bestseller book with the same title. In the course, you’re going to learn what it takes to succeed in your new first timer leadership position as a team lead or supervisor or manager, or a business owner. You will also get insights that allow you to configure your mind and develop an attitude that enables you to fit in the leadership position you have just taken.

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