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Swapna Sathyan, MBA

Director of Strategy and Change Consulting


Workplace strategy is the confluence of strategy, design and the human experience. I am passionate about enhancing this experience for our clients through data-driven design and thoughtful implementation.

Nationally recognized for her ability to help businesses catalyze transformational change, Swapna leads Blue Cottage of CannonDesign’s Workplace Strategy and Change Consulting Practice. Relying on innovative data-driven and analytics, she helps organizations shape their people, process and place strategies to align with and empower their business goals. Her work reveals the criticality of an integrated approach to develop effective design outcomes that influence people and business performance.

An architect by training, Swapna has more than 20 years of experience partnering with C-Suite executives to provide consulting and program leadership related to business and workplace strategy, organizational design, strategic change, workforce transitions, culture and leadership alignment for companies across all industries.