We are making compassion a necessity for today's leaders.

We believe that compassion is the real key 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 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 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.
 


 

Our Team

 
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Uvinie Lubecki

 

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 connection into practice remarkably improves their wellbeing, sense of purpose, and relationships. 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 neuroscience from Cornell University and an MPH from Harvard University.

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Anna Kawar

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 alongside my jack-of-all-trades husband, Scott, and dog, Elvis. I spend my free time hosting friends, helping Scott rebuild engines, traveling to new countries, and enjoying #vanlife.

Anna holds a BA in public health from Cornell University and an MBA/MPP from Duke University.

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Udara Fernando

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

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.

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Rukmani Kapoor

Program Manager & Atlas Fellow

Before coming to LTC, I spent 2 years teaching in public schools in India and working with school leaders and teachers on improving student learning outcomes. My work revolved around transforming teacher mindsets. After coming to LTC, I finally found the missing piece of the puzzle that is absent from teacher training In India. I was looking at the problem from only one angle, but hadn’t recognized the importance of connection — the connection teachers feel to their work, to their school leader, and most importantly to self. I’m thankful to be a part of LTC because it has changed how I think about leadership and I’m excited about the possibilities this has to impact the world. When I'm not working, I'm usually staring at the beach, FaceTiming my family, exploring San Francisco, or trying to complete a 30-day meditation challenge.

Rukmani holds a Bachelors of Engineering from University of Pune and Masters in Engineering Business Management from University of Warwick

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

  Owsley Brown III   Documentary Filmmaker, Social Entrepreneur, and UVA Advisory Board Member

Owsley Brown III

Documentary Filmmaker, Social Entrepreneur, and UVA Advisory Board Member

  Mirabai Bush   Co-founder, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

Mirabai Bush

Co-founder, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

  Natasha Deganello Giraudie   Chief Executive Officer, Micro-Documentaries

Natasha Deganello Giraudie

Chief Executive Officer, Micro-Documentaries

  Thupten Jinpa, PhD   Principal English Translator to the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and CEO, Compassion Institute

Thupten Jinpa, PhD

Principal English Translator to the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and CEO, Compassion Institute

  Marty Krasney   Executive Director, Dalai Lama Fellows and Executive Committee, Human Rights Watch

Marty Krasney

Executive Director, Dalai Lama Fellows and Executive Committee, Human Rights Watch

  Amy Rao   Founder & CEO of Integrated Archive Systems and President, The 11th Hour Project, Schmidt Family Foundation

Amy Rao

Founder & CEO of Integrated Archive Systems and President, The 11th Hour Project, Schmidt Family Foundation

  Lawrence Wilkinson   Co-Founder, Wired Magazine & President, Global Business Network

Lawrence Wilkinson

Co-Founder, Wired Magazine & President, Global Business Network

 

Our Partners

 
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We are always looking for new friends, partners, and great conversation.