"MEANING is found when you connect to who you really are and then use this connection to help others."--Elaine Dundon
ELAINE DUNDON is a Philosopher of Meaning and co-founder of the Global Meaning Institute, with offices in the United States, Canada, and Greece. Her unique background bridges business strategy, brand marketing, and innovation management, along with philosophy, meaning, and metaphysics. Elaine has held senior leadership positions including brand management at Procter & Gamble. In 2000, she designed and taught the groundbreaking course on Innovation Management at the University of Toronto, which was the first to integrate creative, strategic, and transformational thinking with a focus on the “human side of innovation.” She is the author of three bestselling books on Innovation and Meaning, available in 20+ languages: Prisoners of Our Thoughts, The OPA! Way, and The Seeds of Innovation. Now, Elaine has founded the Global Meaning Institute "to help people discover new meaning in their lives and work, and at a systems level, connect to the deeper meaning in organizations, communities, and societies." Through the MEANINGology® educational programs, MEANING assessments, project-specific MEANING LABS, and speaking, Elaine encourages individuals and groups to understand the broader context and deeper meaning of their life and work in order to reach their full potential.
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ALEX PATTAKOS, Ph.D., aka "Dr. Meaning," is co-founder of the Global Meaning Institute, with offices in the United States, Canada, and Greece. His unique background bridges political science, public policy, existential philosophy, psychology, innovation management, and meaning. He is the author of two bestselling books on the human quest for Meaning, Prisoners of Our Thoughts and The OPA! Way. Alex is now dedicated to advancing the discipline of MEANINGology®, "the study and practice of meaning in life, work, and society," and leading the Meaning Revolution, encouraging all to reach their full potential by living and working with Meaning.
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Elaine and Alex at the launch party for their book, The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work,
at the Jean Cocteau Cinema, owned by George R.R. Martin ("Game of Thrones"), in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA.