Elaine Dundon is a Philosopher of Meaning, Bestselling Author, and Founder of the Global Meaning Institute. 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 in the business program at the University of Toronto. This was the first course to integrate creative, strategic, and transformational thinking, with a focus on Meaning and the “human side of innovation”. Elaine is the author of three international best-selling books on Innovation and Meaning, available in over 20 languages: Prisoners of Our Thoughts, The OPA! Way, and The Seeds of Innovation. She has shared her wisdom, consulting and speaking in Australia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, and across Canada and the USA, as well as has been profiled in media around the world. Now Elaine is leading the MEANING REVOLUTION by founding the Global Meaning Institute. Through the “Innovating with Meaning”, “Innovating your Work with Meaning”, and “Innovating Your Life with Meaning 50+” advising, educational programs, and keynote speaking services, Elaine is dedicated to helping people discover new meaning in their lives and work, and at a systems level to connect to the deeper meaning in organizations, communities, and societies.
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“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS