Norwegian-born Unni Turrettini is a best-selling author, international speaker, loneliness expert, and equity activist.
Her work is about helping people find deeper connection and belonging, so that they can thrive in their personal and professional lives. It is about helping women rediscover their truth, shift to their true feminine power, and—ultimately—build a community of support around them. It is also about preventing extremism and mass shootings spurred by loneliness, restore trust in leadership, and cultivate a culture of connection and belonging.
Unni works with professional women and organizations—helping them thrive by resolving conflict, building a culture of connection, and increasing productivity. During her years in law and finance in Paris, France and in Geneva, Switzerland, she realized that when people don’t feel seen and valued, they fight for power and influence. “We believe power will make us feel worthy and relevant,” she says. “We think we need to prove our worth to belong—and we seek belonging because what we’re really longing for is connection.”
Disconnection is the main underlying reason for abuse, selfish leadership, and violence. By disrupting global beliefs and challenging mindsets of separation, her goal is to redefine and implement a new type of leadership.
Unni has law degrees from Norway, France, and the United States and is a member of the New York Bar. Her multicultural life has provided her with a flexible worldview and a deep understanding and compassion for differences in people and cultures. After more than twenty years abroad, she now lives with her husband and two children in Oslo, Norway.
Unni travels frequently to speak, hold workshops, and retreats.