Name: Geta Walelign
Company name: UBUNTU Counseling Center
Title: General Manager
What it does: Counseling and workshops for individuals, groups and families with any mental health or relationship difficulty including severe mental illness
HQ: Near Teferi Mekonen School 6 Kilo
Number of Employees: Five
Reason for starting business: Providing psychological counseling to help people lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Biggest plus of ownership: Helping others is living my dream and vision.
Biggest strength: Our clinical psychologists and professional team has experience treating severe mental illness, addiction and other life challenges.
Biggest weakness: There is a huge demand for mental health services in Addis Ababa and right now we only have one office.
Smartest Move: Our name UBUNTU, a Swahili word that means being interconnected and a bridge to healing.
Favorite task: Providing personal development trainings
Most challenging task: Spreading the word that asking for help makes you stronger.
Plan: Opening a full scale clinic and healing centers for people with severe mental illness or who are experiencing crisis.
First Career: Psychological Counselor
Most Interested in meeting: Jack Canfield, Author of personal development books
Most admired person: Anne Frank
Stress reducer: Praying and meditation
Favorite past time: Reading motivational books and talking with friends
Favorite Book: Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life by Steven Hayes
Favorite Destination: Semien Park Favorite Automobile: Chevrolet Favorite Film: The Pursuit of Happiness