We are making mindfulness and compassion necessities for today's leaders.
We believe that mindfulness and compassion are the real keys to alleviating the inadvertent suffering that leaders can cause and to transforming the kind of impact leaders can have on their organizations, communities, and the world. In conducting numerous interviews with leaders across diverse organizations, we have discovered that while mindfulness comes easily, the main barrier to bringing compassion into leadership is that no good models, heuristics or examples exist for how to lead with compassion in a way that doesn’t pit people against results. We believe that through a lens of mindfulness and compassion, with associated tools and frameworks, leaders can more skillfully consider the implications of their decisions on humanity, both within and outside of their organizations.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
When I was climbing the corporate ladder, I had a crystal clear sense of purpose: get to a place where I could make a real difference. By the time I was 29 years old, I was leading strategy for a 900-person health technology company in the Bay Area. But in spite of my position — or perhaps because of it — I felt miserable and alone. I came to recognize the importance of cultivating connection. So after ten years in the business world, I left to study, develop, and test how to deepen connection with others at work, drawing on my background in neuroscience and behavior change. As the founder of LTC, I now work with leaders around the world. I’ve witnessed how putting mindfulness and compassion into practice remarkably improves their wellbeing, sense of purpose, and leadership. When I’m not working with leaders, I research and test ancient mind training practices, write science fiction and fantasy stories, cook four-course meals with my husband, and travel the world.
Uvinie holds a BA in neurobiology and behavior from Cornell University and an MPH from Harvard University.
Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer
I have spent the past decade teaching leaders how to transform educational and healthcare systems and improve outcomes. I've taught over 1,000 leaders and coached over 100 teams to help realize the promises of their organizations for the people they serve. I realized over time that the most successful leaders didn't just implement frameworks and tools; they also experienced a deep shift in mindset and disposition — embracing humility, vulnerability, curiosity, and a deep respect and care for those they worked with and for. In learning to make that transformation come alive in a systematic way, I decided to co-found LTC, where we believe that connection to self and others is fundamental to effective leadership in any sector. Connection is also fundamental to honoring our common humanity — something I learned at an early age growing up across the Middle East, Europe, and US. Most recently, I’ve made California my home and spend my free time hosting friends, exploring San Francisco, and traveling to new countries..
Anna holds a BA in public health from Cornell University and an MBA/MPP from Duke University.
I came to LTC at a time when my world had been rocked by the death of a close friend, and I was questioning everything — my work, my life, my purpose. Uvinie’s coaching and guidance through LTC’s foundational material was a North Star for me in this time of deep, sometimes uncomfortable introspection, and I’m grateful to now help share the power of this program with the world. Alongside LTC, I am the co-founder of a venture-backed quantitative hedge fund and a mentor for an urban youth vocational training program. Outside of my projects, you can usually find me standing in line for food, reading research papers on relationshipping, or playing with my neighbor’s corgis.
Udara holds BS and MS degrees in computer science from Stanford University.
Business Development Intern
Being a student of the Dalai Lama teaches me the key ethical principles that human beings share, including compassion, consideration, and the responsibility of knowledge and power. After multiple internships and volunteer experiences as an undergraduate student, I understand the significance of transformative leadership. The lack of compassion in my previous workplaces empowered me to lead and seek leadership differently. Building an environment that stimulates creativity, collectivity, and cohesion does not always look the same. I am so grateful for Uvinie, who continues to show me that compassion and mindfulness can and do exist in organizations. Being a part of LTC is not only an honor, but essential to my understanding of how to impact my communities, both local and global. I love being with my family and friends, practicing yoga, traveling to new countries, and listening to the waves crash on the shore at the beach.
Elisa is completing her Bachelors degree at UC Irvine.