Satya Kartara, CEO BeInclusive


Satya was brought up in Oxford. She studied for a BA in Professional Studies in Education and an MA in Politics and Organisational Change, and developed her career in pioneering new business and HR, training and development practices. After over 15 years of holding leadership and senior executive positions, Satya founded her own business, Be Inclusive, which specialises in HR and diversity.

Satya moved to Toronto in 2007 and qualified as a life and business coach at the Adler Institute of Psychology. After rigorous training Satya was designated as an Adler Certified Coach (ACPC) from Adler and the University of Toronto/OISE, as well as, Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF). Satya is a member of the ICF, a body which sets the standards and overseas the professional and ethical practice of coaches worldwide. In Canada, she set up a successful coaching practice, working with individuals and teams. Her clients there include Parmalat, PepsiCo, McCain foods, Ryerson University and Torstar Publishing.

In her wide-ranging career Satya has regularly been quoted in the press, and has worked in the UK media including presenting a 13-part local television programme on community affairs. In her personal life Satya loves to keep fit physically, mentally and spiritually.
Satya truly loves coaching people, she feels this is something she was born to do; it’s her passion and purpose in life.

“I take a pragmatic and holistic approach to coaching. I make sure there’s a good mix of support and challenge for everyone I coach.” – Satya Kartara, CEO BeInclusive



Michael Woodwood, Director of Forum Theatre Training

Michael Woodwood trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has worked in the theatre for over thirty years as an actor, writer and director. He has directed both classic and modern plays at the Redbridge Drama Centre, where he is currently Artistic Director, and all over the United Kingdom.

Michael is also a leading practitioner in the use of theatre for business and the workplace and has provided training for over twenty local authorities and other public sector organisations such as the police, armed forces, Crown Prosecution Service, Royal Mail and NHS. He has led a number of major training projects using Forum Theatre where large numbers of managers and employees have been trained, most notably for Nottingham City Council, Telford and Wrekin Council, The British Army, The Military Guard Service, South Yorkshire Police and South Wales Police with South Wales Fire and Ambulance services. Michael has also worked with a number of notable private sector organisations including ATOS, NSPCC, Guardian Media Group, The Body Shop, Vodaphone and Ford.