What is the one of the top reasons, that your career and life advancements are derailed, and how can you overcome that?

Self-awareness is everything. If you are not self-aware, you will never learn, never grow, and definitely never improve. You will ignore your blind spots, overestimate your strengths, and gloss over your weaknesses. And that is a recipe for derailing your career.

The cost of self-delusion is high. Research shows that people who greatly overstate their abilities are 6.2 times more likely to derail than those who have accurate self-awareness. If that isn’t a case for becoming more self-aware, I don’t know what is.

In this 90-minute engaging presentation, we will discuss key elements of self-awareness. Designed around the acronym A.W.A.R.E, the following five topics will be covered:

  • Avoid the brick wall
  • Wake up to your blind spots
  • Assess your traits and drivers
  • Rate your competencies
  • Express your experiences

After cover these topics, we will also discuss further alongside an assessment to your:

  • Traits
  • Drivers
  • Competencies

The topic is based on the book titled:

Anyone who is interested to be successful in life and in their career, should attend this session. It will help them reflect on who they are and get a better understanding on where they are in life and career. Living an illusion is not healthy, get real and know yourself better now.
This session is best suited to individuals ages 17+, who are attending college and looking to enter the work force and start their careers.

H. Bahrelelom is a strategist, lecturer, and public intellectual. His studies under the tutelage of the professors of the Islamic Seminary, and his lectures in communities across the globe, have ranged across theology, jurisprudence, philosophy, ethics, and community development.In addition to serving as an advisor and trustee of the Mainstay Foundation, Sayyid Bahrelelom is a strategy consultant at a DC-based research and advisory firm.


  • Date: Wednesday 10/26/2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Where: The Innovation & Leadership Center (15170 N. Commerce Dr. Dearborn, MI 48120)

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