About Us

The mission for Leading Through Connection is to provide applied practices to help leaders connect to a greater sense of purpose and improve personal and collective wellbeing and efficacy.  We do this by training leaders in compassionate leadership to improve how they communicate, interact with others, and take action.


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Uvinie Lubecki is a leadership development trainer, consultant, and author. She has worked with executives and teams at leading corporations and nonprofits including Macy’s, Johnson & Johnson, Celgene, GoPro, Cooper Design, Pachamama Alliance and Google. Previously, she accumulated diverse leadership experiences for ten years in the corporate sector, from management consulting at Deloitte Consulting, to incubating startups at Aetna, and as part of the executive team for RelayHealth, a business unit within McKesson. While at McKesson, she discovered the need and personal calling to integrate mindfulness and compassion more practically and directly into leadership behaviors. She left to join Dalai Lama Fellows, where she translated secular values, such as compassion, and meditation practices from the Fourteenth Dalai Lama into a leadership curriculum. Recognizing the potential for these practices to transform leaders at all organizations, she founded Leading Through Connection in 2017. She was featured on Forbes for her work on compassionate leadership.

In addition to her leadership experience, Uvinie serves on the Board of and is a certified teacher for Cultivating Emotional Balance, an emotional intelligence training created by Paul Ekman, Eve Ekman, and Alan Wallace in collaboration with the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. She is a meditation practitioner and has received training and teachings from both the Theravada and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. She holds a BA in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University.  


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Udara provides technical and strategic support to LTC. He has over a decade of experience building cross-functional teams in the financial sector. Udara first got involved with the LTC as a client, and found the curriculum to be a North Star in a time of deep change. Alongside his work at LTC, he is the co-founder of Brainbox Capital, a venture-backed quantitative trading firm. He holds a BS and an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.


Leading Through Connection operates in partnership with the Fetzer Institute. We partner with a team of consultants, co-facilitators, and experts in sectors such as business, health care, and hospitality to deliver trainings and experiences that are contextually relevant.

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

Roger Walsh, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Philosophy and Anthropology at University of California, Irvine

Michelle Scheidt, Program Officer, Fetzer Institute

Vicki Flaherty, Global Mindfulness Leader, IBM, Retired

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