We know that if people feel included at work and clients feel welcome in organizations, these dynamics produce more positive results.

How our differences make a difference

In The Zone ccc is a benefit corporation that provides diversity and inclusion training, workshops, and inclusion-centered consulting. We work with private, non-profit, and government sectors to facilitate and implement diversity and inclusion initiatives. We help organizations navigate diversity and cultural differences among organization members, employees, customers, clients, communities, and population groups they serve, and help them navigate a range of people differences including race, ethnicity, language, gender identity, sexuality, economic disadvantage, disabilities, religion, or veteran status, or any other people topic.


Meet our Founder

Mark Crear, Ph.D.

My Experience

  • MultiCultural Counseling
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Stress, Anxiety, ADHD
  • Youth & Milinial Counseling
  • Diversity & Equity
  • Cultural Sensitivity Training
  • Racial reconciliation
  • life, relationship coach
  • Organizational & Change Mgmt
  • Peak Performance coaching
  • strategic planning 
  • Leadership & Ececutive Coaching

Mark Crear, Ph.D.,  is a professional consultant who is passionate about culture, diversity, demographic data, and inclusion strategies. Mark has served as an educator on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, immigration, economic policy, culture, crime and criminal justice, and racial reconciliation for 20 years. He has worked in the DEI space for over 10 years as a trainer, facilitator, organizational consultant, and curriculum developer for public and private organizations seeking diversity and inclusion solutions.


Dr. Mark Crear founded In The Zone ccc, with the mission of providing organizations with diversity and inclusion-centered training, consulting, and research solutions.

As a two-time Olympic Track & Field medalist (110 Meter Hurdles), Mark understands the importance of hard work, perseverance, and focus. These attributes have helped him as a successful Consultant, Coach & Counselor.

"Dr. Crear reminds us to be Color Bless, not Color Blind and Faith Focus & Forgiveness is the key to Racial Reconciliation and Healing"

Janet Regal, NIH

"Coaching with Dr. Mark changed my life. Mark's lessons gave me the inspiration and tools to explore the possibility of having my own business and the confirmation that I can make it work."

Lisa Dowen, CPO

"POWERFUL & EFFECTIVE describes the training that Dr. Mark presented to our Company. "

Ben Johnson, CEO


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(818) 739-0302


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9420 Reseda Blvd., Suite 600
Northridge, CA 91314

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