Swapna Sathyan, MBA

Principal, Consulting Director
Blue Cottage of CannonDesign
Board of Directors Chair

Swapna Sathyan

Every transformation—whether a building, a process, a culture or anything at all—starts with a sound strategy. Strategy and transformation are integral to an organization achieving its mission and goals. As the Director of Consulting for Blue Cottage of CannonDesign, Swapna is a trusted partner in helping companies across all markets envision their future and make it a reality.

Swapna has worked with some of the most transformative commercial, healthcare, academic and civic organizations in North America. She is focused on helping these companies reshape the future of work, culture and leadership to ensure sustainable impact and long-term success. She is widely recognized for her strategic leadership, writing for Forbes and other leading national media on the topic.

A few clients and collaborators

  • Square
  • Los Angeles County
  • D’Youville University
  • Creative thinkers focused on the future


  • ‘Future of’ visioning and strategic planning 
  • Workplace strategy and culture transformation
  • Social impact in organizations of all sizes
  • Integrated strategies across people, space, technology and operations


  • Mentoring talent across the firm
  • Driving inclusion in communities big and small
  • Driving organizational impact for the short and long term