Alex Pattakos, Ph.D., affectionately nicknamed "Dr. Meaning," is respected internationally as a pioneer in transformational thinking. In addition to being a principal of The Innovation Group (www.seedsofinnovation.com ), he is the founder of the Center for Meaning, both based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Alex is passionate about helping people realize their highest potential and find deeper, authentic meaning in their everyday lives and work.
Alex is a former therapist and mental health administrator, political campaign organizer, community/economic development policy planner, and full-time professor of public and business administration, including graduate program head. He's worked closely with several Presidential administrations in the USA on social policy matters, and served as an adviser to the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He was also one of the initial faculty evaluators for the Innovations in American Government Awards Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and has been a faculty member at The Brookings Institution. He is a past president of Renaissance Business Associates (RBA), an international, nonprofit association of people committed to elevating the human spirit in the workplace.
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