Helping people make positive change

About Us

 Our core purpose is to support transformation processes by helping people, teams, and organizations become more effective at making positive change

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 transformation processes—far more effectively.


Our Story

Axel Klimek, Director of the Center for Sustainability Transformation, brings more than 30 years of experience from the fields of organizational change and development, executive coaching, and professional training. His extensive work with companies, government agencies, universities and NGOs has taken him to dozens of countries around the world.

The Center was established in 2012 by Axel together with Alan AtKisson, author and founder of AtKisson Group. Axel and Alan had been running Master Classes together on sustainability and transformation, working with executives and change leaders, since 2009. In 2016 they co-authored the book Parachuting Cats into Borneo — and other lessons from the Change Café, a widely praised guide to advancing your capacity to make change happen.

The Center for Sustainability Transformation, also known as “CforST”, operates as a German-based company (GmbH).

We’re committed to helping people develop new insights and organizational practices, so that they can be at their best when taking on the toughest challenges of our time

What We Offer:

Organizational and Professional Development Services

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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. 

Ready to start a conversation?

Let our team of gifted and experienced coaches, trainers, and facilitators help you advance positive change

Meet Our Committed Team

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

Contact Us  

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