We believe in CONNECTION as A FIELD OF PRACTICE for ALL LEADERS to MASTER
Leadership is by nature interdependent—a leader’s role is to enable others to achieve a shared purpose. The ability to do this hinges upon a capacity for connection. However, most learning opportunities that exist for leaders today focus solely on tools and frameworks without addressing the underlying fears and assumptions that can make connection challenging. Everyone can improve their capacity to connect. We study the practice of connection and train leaders to authentically and meaningfully connect with others.
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.
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.
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.
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