Mark Starik, Ph.D., is the Founder, President, and Head Coach of Always Be Sustaining, based in Madison, Wisconsin. The firm, which provides sustainability management services via coaching, consulting, communications, and collaboration, serves both individual and small group “sustainers”, as well as those at the organizational and community levels.
The firm has applied for certification as a “B Corp” (meaning it embeds societal and environmental benefits in its mission statement and attempts to meet a higher than typical level of transparency and accountability). In addition to the general public, business, and civil society sectors, the firm focuses on the sustainability management needs of seniors, the disabled, and veterans.
Prior to founding Always Be Sustaining, Mark enjoyed a 30-year career as a sustainability management academic, researching, teaching, and providing university, professional, and public service on that increasingly important topic. He has received numerous awards and certifications for his efforts, including the Certified Sustainability Professional designation from the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.
Prior to his academic career, Mark held environmental/energy positions in several Mid-Western (USA) government and non-profit organizations, and he received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Georgia (USA), and both his M.A. in Natural Resources Policy and Administration and his B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Among Mark’s previous consulting clients are the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. National Park Service, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the International Finance Corporation, the Hollyhock Leadership Institute, and the Direct Marketing Association Education Foundation, among others.
Mark is building a very competent set of fellow coaches and consultants who will be assisting him in helping clients of Always Be Sustaining achieve their sustainability management goals. These include university professors, professional/practitioner coaches and consultants, and sustainability entrepreneurs, as well as graduate student interns and volunteers. All clients of Always Be Sustaining receive top-notch treatment from Mark and his sustainability management colleagues.