Making the Invisible Visible For Better Belongingness


Dr. Aparajita Jeedigunta, PhDAJ is a social psychologist, a diversity and inclusion consultant, a certified life and executive coach, an author, a speaker, a podcaster, an immigrant, and a two-time Traumatic Brain Injury survivor. Dr. AJ is the Founder and CEO of AJ Rao, LLC, a boutique firm that specializes in providing custom tailored, implementable, profitable solutions for intentional inclusion. She is also the founder of the LEGupward Institute, a digital platform that offers e-courses, trainings, webinars, workshops, and, one-on-one and group coaching sessions for personal development, professional development, leadership development, team management and more.

Evolve. Adapt. And Transcend for:





profit margins

It is human nature. At AJ RAO, LLC, we work with human nature.
We empower our clients to break free of outdated teachings.

We put you in control of your future.

It is the LEGupward™ process to a sustainable,
profitable future for all of us.


At AJ Rao, we believe in your:


Your wellbeing deserves to be the foundation that you build your success on, and not just an outcome of your performance. Create this solid foundation with us.


Your evolution, success, inclusion and visibility as a leader are BECAUSE of your unique journey in life, not despite it. We help you own your authentic voice and experience.


No matter how many hats you have to wear, they all go on the same head. We help you align your intersectionalities in life with all the different spaces in your life where you can show up as a leader


The world is a better place when you include your voice, opinions, talents and contributions. We help you leverage your unique skill sets to harness the power of including yourself.

At AJ RAO, LLC we believe that by injecting compassion, authentic inclusion,
and a focus on
mental wellbeing and empowerment back into our lives, groups, and businesses,

we can make a big difference.

We’re living in interesting times right now.

We’ve been headed down a seemingly invisible path of destruction and division for many years now, but we are finally waking up and noticing it…

Yet, even though all the unusual happenings, many of us seem to be unable to break free from the scripts that have long been proven to not work well for us to thrive.

Can we change course and build a better, stronger, more inclusive and more profitable society for all of us?



That’s when my world came crashing down around me, because of a severe car accident.

Life didn’t make sense anymore, but everyone expected me to “bounce back to normal”.

And I did. Bounce back, I mean. Just not to someone else’s idea of “normal”. Instead, I evolved and became myself. What followed is what I call the most incredible time of my life — one of self discovery, thriving, belongingness , and success beyond my wildest dreams!

The LEGupward™ Framework shifts the paradigm with a focus on:


So we can shed outdated systems that don’t work well with our modern workforce principles

Developing Compassionate,
People-Centered Leaders

So we can build collaboration and cohesion in our groups instead of divisive competition

Creating Belongingness

So we can be intentional about our strategic efforts across all levels of an organization and society, for better inclusion

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