Kartik Shah is the founder and CEO of Workāsanā, a workplace spirituality consulting firm based in Mumbai, India. Prior to founding Workāsanā, he spent nearly a decade working in sectors like consulting, financial services, education, and manufacturing.
Kartik is a certified instruction designer, facilitator, happiness coach, culture builder and OD consultant. He holds an MBA from ESADE Business School (Spain) and New York University (USA). Kartik is also a certified practitioner of B-level psychometric instruments like MBTI®, Everything DiSC®, Conflict Dynamics Profile (Individual & 360), PerformanSE and Saville Wave® and Aptitude assessments. Kartik is one of the few L&OD professionals in India qualified to design and facilitate interventions using modern methodologies like the Lego® Serious Play® Method.
Kartik has worked with over 3500 individuals and 55+ organizations on numerous learning and organizational development projects in India, Mali, Nepal, Singapore and Sri Lanka across sectors like Advertising, Automobiles, Aviation, BFSI, Consulting, FMCG, Government, Heavy Engineering, IT/ITES, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Oil & Gas, Retail and Telecommunications. Kartik has also delivered keynote addresses, lectures, and workshops for United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), and Fundación ESADE.
At Workāsanā, Kartik helps individuals and organizations see work as a spiritual path, as an opportunity to grow and to contribute to society in a meaningful way. At an individual level, this translates to helping individuals/employees learn to listen to their inner voice, adapt to new workplace demands, integrate ethics and values with workplace operations, accept social responsibility and shift from competition to collaboration. At an organizational level, it encompasses building a company company culture where human needs of connectedness, meaning and purpose are fulfilled.
Workāsanā’s partnership with OCAI online and Positive Culture Academy allows it to weave the idea of workplace spirituality into the organization’s culture fabric by connecting Indian wisdom and Western research.