Elaine Dundon is a philosopher of meaning, founder of the Global Meaning Institute and MEANINGology, and author of three bestselling books on meaning and innovation: Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl’s Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life & Work, The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work, and The Seeds of Innovation: Cultivating the Synergy That Fosters New Ideas.
Elaine has held senior leadership positions in business. In 2000, she designed and taught the groundbreaking course on Innovation Management in the business program at the University of Toronto. Her work was the first to integrate creative, strategic, and transformational thinking with a focus on the “human side of innovation." With a growing interest in meaning-centric innovation, work, and more broadly, life itself, Elaine’s quest took her to Greece, where she explored how Greek philosophy and resilience through the mind/body connection could help people search for deeper meaning in both their work and personal lives. Elaine’s journey continued in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, where she explored the topics of metaphysics and transformational leadership. Her research and work have provided insights into how people, organizations, and communities can reach their full potential through meaning. Now, Elaine is leading the meaning revolution by founding the Global Meaning Institute and MEANINGology to help people discover new meaning in their lives and work, especially as they experience life after the age of 50.