Axel Klimek is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Center for Sustainability Transformation. Axel has worked in more than 25 different countries on 4 continents, and within a wide spectrum of contexts; helping leaders, organizations, and developmental programs manage complex change processes and improve their performance. His clients have included the African Union Commission, Canon Europe, Levis, EY, PWC, GIZ, Lufthansa, Unilever, and T-Systems.
Axel’s practice is centered upon helping clients achieve sustainability through change processes, innovation, cooperation, strategic planning, change management, and building a coaching culture. One of his main areas of focus is on how sustainability can be integrated into the value chain of an organization to become a habitual part of consciousness; informing decision-making processes, and the actions of leaders, managers, and staff members.
Axel has had a strong interest and passion for the topic of transformation ever since his time at university. He’s been a practicing Buddhist for over 35 years, studying the transformation of the mind. Thirty years ago he was trained as a psychotherapist and coach and has since been working to help individuals and teams change, transform, and uplift their hidden potentials. In 1999, Axel joined a management consultancy to offer his support to companies and organizations undergoing complex change processes.