By: Ruth Paulos

One of the greatest possibilities available to humans is the ability to take a close look at our thoughts and feelings, changing the way they are set-up (our mindset) and entering into a WHOLE NEW PARADIGM of living.  Personality development is essentially this – a fascinating journey, which, through self-exploratory tools, empowers us to transform our minds and the person we are.


The very first public forum to take personality development to a whole, new level within the Ethiopian context was inaugurated in Addis Ababa, on 7th December 2017. Dr. Mehret Debebe, Psychiatrist and Motivational Speaker, spearheads this timely initiative through a series of lectures that will engage the public from different walks of life towards self-development and social transformation.


The series will have three seasons of four months, each year. The upcoming season will dedicate the first three months to key issues like – Attitude, Ideas, Integrity, Excellence, etc., which will be delivered by Dr. Mehret. On the fourth month, which is Guest Speakers’ month, great personalities and highly sought after speakers will be invited to share their minds. January’s theme – ‘The Power of Attitude on the Mind & Beyond’ – will explore attitude as the gateway and pacemaker of your personal development and mind-set change.

All sessions will be delivered in Amharic, and will convene every Thursday, beginning January 4, 2018, at the Intercontinental Addis Hotel, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Entrance tickets are being sold for ETB 1000 – for four sessions, per month.


With an ambience specifically designed to inspire easy learning – infused with jazz music, experience sharing and networking for idea exchange – the lectures are sure to lead each participant on a remarkable journey of self-discovery and transformation, keeping in mind that the journey is 90% of the Destiny.