Making the Invisible Visible For Better Belongingness

 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 We empower our clients to break free of outdated teachings.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.


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We’re living in interesting times right now



Personal wellbeing got rendered invisible for profit margins.


Employees have become replaceable, invisible, cookie-cutter parts of the big business machine.


We operate in partitioned silos of disconnect and separation.


People are marginalized, disengaged, undervalued, unappreciated, and led by fear.

 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 through 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?


 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,


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So we can shed outdated systems that don’t work well with our modern workforce principles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

2009. 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!

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For those who want to take control of their own growth and success trajectories.



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For decision makers who want to support their teams’ and employees’ growth and development.

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Custom tailored solutions to meet your unique individual and organizational needs.



Learning resources for individuals and groups on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Cultural Competence and Leadership.


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Upcoming and ongoing events to help you Learn, Empower and Grow.


*It turns out that though I had challenged those messages (of being invisible and not showing my intelligence) in the past, those messages still lingered. I discovered this when I pursued being a leader and organizer of a collaborative group of creatives. Being the leader made me more visible than I’d ever been before. And I was struggling.

With the help of Dr. AJ, I was not only able to confront and challenge those beliefs, but she helped me to develop a daily practice to maintain the gains and continue to challenge those beliefs. Through this practice, I am becoming more and more the visible leader I want and need to be. She is able to challenge and support your growth in a way that is deep and sustainable. I am forever grateful.

*Excerpt from the full testimonial available on the Visible Leader Training Program Page

Michelle Raab, PhD

Founder & CEO, Michelle Raab Marketing, LLC

It is a pleasure to work with Aparajita Jeedigunta, PhD. Her knowledge and skill set has led to tremendous insight within my field. She’s funny, down to earth, but knows exactly how to handle her business. I highly recommend anyone who wants to become a visible leader to work with her too. She’ll make sure your best qualities stand out and create a customized plan to work on your blind spots. Thanks again!

Adam Glinsky

CEO and Head Coach, Adam Glinsky Personal Coaching

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About AJ

Dr. Aparajita Jeedigunta, PhD

Dr. Aparajita (AJ) Jeedigunta’s tagline in life is “Making the Invisible Visible for Better Inclusion”. AJ 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. Read more about her here.