Hi there! Welcome to the Ashanti MWendo Book Series.

In a world where change is inevitable, Ashanti’s gripping journey is a testament to the human spirit’s boundless potential to overcome adversity. Through her passionate pursuit of empowerment and entrepreneurship, Ashanti unlocks the untapped potential of her team, paving the way for a brighter, more innovative future in the ever-evolving virtual reality world.


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Ashanti MWendo Second Book Installment.

Ashanti succeeded in her first two years as a chief product owner at Avant-Garde Metaverse (AGM) and now must face the challenges of living up to the expectation of her team’s recent success.  Her executive leaders, who had recently sung her praises, now pondered if Ashanti’s success was beginner’s luck.  The alluring possibilities for virtual reality (VR) companies using artificial intelligence (AI), especially those offering fantasy destinations, increased.  How will Ashanti handle the dual roles as CxO for AGM and CEO for the startup company Uwazi, balancing life as a parent?

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Demonstrating Generative Leadership.

Ashanti MWendo - Beyond the Window Sill

About The Author

Dr. Dave Cornelius

Dr. Dave's Story

Dr. Dave Cornelius, aka “Dr. Dave,” is an executive and organization coach and learning facilitator. He partners with leaders and teams in for-profit, start-up, and non-profit organizations to deliver awesomeness that meets their goals. He works with Fortune 50 to Fortune 500 companies, helping them to deliver more than $1 billion in customer value.

He is the author of eight books that include 1) Beyond The Windowsill, 2) Generative Leadership To Thrive,  3) The Innovation Catalyst, Leading with Empathy, 4) Deliver Value: happy contributing people, satisfied customers, and thriving business, 5) Belonging and Healing: Creating Awareness for Yourself and Others, 6) Elastic Minds: What are you thinking?, 7) Prayers to my Abba Father God, 8) Transforming Your Leadership Character: The Lean Thinking and Agility Way

You will find his podcast and blog, “KnolShare with Dr. Dave,” on Spotify, Audible, Apple, Google podcasts, and KnolShare.org.

More of my Books

Deliver Value, Future of Work
Deliver Value
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Belonging and Healing

What People Are Saying

“Belonging and Healing was a great read! Much thought-provoking content for me. I especially enjoyed learning about the Ubuntu principles and hope to apply them more in my life's journey. The book made me reassess my willingness to act and support in certain areas of my personal and professional life where I want to move beyond empathy and into compassion (there it was on page 15 – it had me thinking right out of the gate and never stopped). Thanks, Dr. Dave!”
“The Innovation Catalyst, Leading with Empathy read is more than an illustration of boundless leadership; Dr. Dave captures the perseverance and excellence of leading through change, the cultural magnificence of a Black woman executive, and the journey of innovation through mobilizing a high-performing team. In a world where issues like making a career change, product challenges, and making a long-standing impact are our reality, many times, the application of the theoretical methodology of an agile environment can pose challenges. This read makes it all make sense. You get it, connect the dots, are inspired, and are compelled to view how you can show up better than the day before as a continuous journey of great leadership in action. Dr. Dave did it again, a masterfully written and compelling story. This book is a must-read and must share with your circle.”
“To say that Dr. Dave’s book Deliver Value: Happy contributing people, Satisfied Customers, and Thriving Business is timely is an understatement. This book reminds us of the real, practical, positive value we can provide for our team members and customers in this world ... and for ourselves. Now is the right time to show up differently as leaders and create environments for people to thrive.”