"MEANING is found when you connect to who you really are and then use this connection to help others."--Elaine Dundon

ELAINE DUNDON is Dean of MEANING University 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, innovation management, and meaning. 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 focused on the “human side of innovation.” She is the author of three bestselling books on Innovation and Meaning, available in 26 languages: Prisoners of Our Thoughts, The OPA! Way, and The Seeds of Innovation. Now, Elaine is dedicated to leading the Meaning Revolution, advancing MEANING University and MEANINGology®, and encouraging all to feel more alive and reach their full potential by connecting to the deeper meaning and core essence of their work and life, and at a systems level, connecting to the deeper meaning within organizations, communities, and society.


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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 MEANING University and 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.

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