Services & Clients

"The world is experiencing a Crisis of Meaning."

"Meaning is emerging as the topic in personal, organizational, and societal transformation."

"We are witnessing the emergence of the Meaning Movement worldwide."

--Elaine Dundon & Alex Pattakos


Created as a think tank to provide insights into how Meaning can advance the human condition at the individual, organizational, and societal levels, the Global Meaning Institute is now recognized as a pioneer and leader of the Meaning Movement.

The Global Meaning Institute has developed a practical, unique, and future-oriented discipline called "MEANINGology®" that is based on and integrates:

  • existential philosophy/applied metaphysics/Greek philosophy
  • extensive social/political/business experience
  • in-depth research into the factors contributing to the current Crisis of Meaning

With a mission to demystify the subject of Meaning, increase engagement & resilience, promote well-being and health, and advance performance & innovation at the individual and collective levels, the Global Meaning Institute provides select services, such as strategic advising, public speaking, lecturing, and seminars on the concepts and practices of  MEANINGology® and MEANING First Innovation®.



  • The American College of Greece, Athens, Greece
  • American Management Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • American Society for Public Administration
  • American Society for Quality, USA
  • Association for Talent Development (formerly American Society for Training & Development)
  • Axelson Center for Nonprofits, Chicago
  • Boston Global Forum
  • The Brookings Institution
  • Canadian Society for Training and Development (The Institute for Performance and Learning)
  • Center for Association Leadership, Washington, DC
  • Colorado Federal Executive Board, Denver
  • Credit Union Central, Canada
  • Department of Economics, Curacao
  • ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  • Health Care Leaders Association
  • HR Professionals Association of Ontario, Canada
  • The Innovation Network
  • International Center for Leading Studies, Crete, Greece
  • International Congress on Cognitive Behavioral Coaching, Athens, Greece
  • International Existential Coaching Congress, Bogotá, Colombia
  • International Meaning Conference, Vancouver and Toronto, Canada
  • Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia
  • Michigan Government Financial Officers Association
  • National Hellenic Society, Chicago and Las Vegas, USA
  • National Teachers Conference, Calgary, Canada
  • OASIS Education Center/Institute
  • Ontario Public Service, Canada
  • Pancretan Association of America
  • Pricewaterhousecoopers
  • Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow
  • Ringling School of Art & Design
  • Seattle University
  • Service Dealers Association
  • Singapore Civil Service College, Singapore
  • Summa Health System, USA
  • TEDx Hong Kong, PRC
  • The Conference Board
  • UNESCO (Global Creative Cities Network)
  • University College for Teacher Education Carinthia, Klagenfurt, Austria
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • VHA (Voluntary Hospitals of America)
  • Viktor Frankl Institute, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • World Presidents' Organization

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