Helping the people who make change happen

About Us

 Our core purpose is to accelerate transformation processes by helping people, teams, and organizations become more effective at making positive change happen — and doing sustainability.

We believe transformation requires a systems approach, addressing the ecological, economic, social, and human elements in every change process—while also sustaining the process of change itself.
With our unique combination of tools, experience, and expertise, we help people, teams, and organizations develop the additional skills they need to initiate, motivate, and lead sustainability transformation processes—far more effectively.

 

Our Story

Founders Alan AtKisson and Axel Klimek each bring more than 30 years of experience to the areas of sustainability, transformation, organizational development, coaching, and training. Their extensive work with companies, governments, and NGOs has taken them to dozens of countries around the world.

Established as an independent entity in 2012 by Alan AtKisson and Axel Klimek, the Center for Sustainability Transformation began its life over twenty years previously, when the global AtKisson Group was founded. The Center brought new depth, breadth, and focus to AtKisson Group’s worldwide training initiatives.

Today the Center for Sustainability Transformation, also known as “CforST”, operates independently as a German-based company (GmbH). It is jointly owned by the center’s director Axel Klimek, and the AtKisson Group.

We’re committed to bringing our clients the best tools, methods, insights, practices, and experiences, so that they can be at their best when taking on the toughbut rewardingchallenges of our time

What We Offer:

Organizational and Professional Development Services

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Sustainability transformation requires more than technical solutions. It is a deeply human process.

How we work:

Facilitating Integrated Transformation

Change Management

We believe that systemic and paradigmatic change is central to finding the true value of sustainability as a core strategic driver for organizations, communities, and individual professionals.

Tools & Methods

Our tools and methods combine intellectual and human challenges with an enjoyable training experience — along with the joy of making a meaningful difference in the world. 

 
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Meet Our Committed Team

Alan AtKisson

Alan AtKisson

Co-Founder
Axel Klimek

Axel Klimek

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Piotr Magnuszewski

Piotr Magnuszewski

Systems Modeler and Trainer
Gillian Martin Mehers

Gillian Martin Mehers

Senior Consultant and Trainer
Robert Steele

Robert Steele

Senior Consultant and Trainer

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Happening Now

Here you can find information about our current offerings and latest news.

7 Ways to Approach Change

7 Ways to Approach Change

Nov 30 2016

When it comes to leading change, it’s always good to have a varied toolbox. The trick is knowing which approach is most likely to produce…

New Book: “Parachuting Cats into Borneo”

New Book: “Parachuting Cats into Borneo”

Jul 25 2016

The Center for Sustainability Transformation is pleased to announce the publication of a new book by our co-founders, Axel Klimek and Alan…

CforST helps to launch 17Goals

CforST helps to launch 17Goals

Sep 24 2015

CforST is one of the founding partners in a new, not-for-profit initiative to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17Goals initiative…

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