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Satwant Kaur

Satwant has worked in internationally in the fields of engaging leadership development programmes and organisational development bringing an inclusion lens to all her work. She brings three decades of experience of delivering and designing creative leadership development programmes.
Advance HE
Job Title
Programme Director

Satwant's role involves face-to-face, online groups alongside coaching with groups and individuals. She is highly regarded as a Facilitator and Executive coach to Chief Executives, Boards, C-Suite and Senior Managers and led on global leadership in Southeast Asia, EMEA and Africa.

Her approach is to be a thought partners for leaders and she is known for her relationship-based approach alongside strategic and creative thinking. She brings a distinctive mix of focused inquiry, deep listening and is passionate about empowering people to learn and grow. Her work is relationship and establishing trust with deep listening skills. This creates space for leaders to explore different perspectives around leadership practice resulting in high impact and more courageous conversations. 

Satwant has worked with a range of clients from, public sectors, INGO and corporate including a number of HE institutions, NHS, European Parliament, Ernst Young, BBC, Ticket Masters, The Law Society, UN Oxfam, Save the Children and Action Aid. Her padagogy is aligned to supporting leaders through enquiry and growth around some of the key challenging issues they face including change and complexity, leading through transition, navigating power and political leadership spaces.

Satwant has extensive experience of facilitating, coaching and action learning set adviser working with leaders ranging from large scale and small group learning and development programmes She was a previous member of Stella HE faculty that was aimed at strategic and transformational executive development for ethnically diverse leaders. Satwant is recognised as somebody who has a passion for success and as an innovative, challenging thinker whose personal style enables her to work alongside groups/participants through a series of blended learning interventions.

Satwant co-created and delivered a transformational leadership programme for the Department of Education. Her approach involves working at all levels with high engagement and appropriate levels of challenge. Her in-depth understanding of group and human system dynamics and detailed observation is paramount to her work with leaders around change and adaptability.

Satwant is currently a faculty member of Clore Leadership engaging with Senior Leaders from the Arts and Cultural sectors in delivering kinship circles focusing on cultural change and peer support. In her facilitation practice Satwant adopts an inclusive leadership approach, an orientation that she brings operating with compassion and human spirit in creating safe and trusted spaces where groups/participants can bring their voice.

As an Executive Coach Satwant has provided executive coaching including pro-bono coaching with civic society and the community sector. A critical part of Satwant’s coaching practice is based on the belief that everyone can work through their opportunities/challenges that they face, and her role is to help facilitate that journey through a series of coaching conversations. She brings energy and passion and, demonstrates a pragmatic approach working with leaders to progress their journey of change deploying a range of coaching techniques including Gestalt principles of ’wholism’ and Use of Self as an Instrument.

Satwant is a member of the ODNE network. She holds a LLB Law Hons Degree and a MSc Masters in Organisational, Management and Culture from VU University, Amsterdam where she lived in the Netherlands for two years. She was awarded a Cum Lade. She also is a Certified NTL (National Training Laboratories Institute) Organisational Development Practitioner. Satwant has a diploma and is a certified coaching. She is qualified in number of psychometrics tools including MBTI, Hogan and McQuaig.

Satwant lives in North London and enjoys spending time with her two young nieces.