Our Team

- Founder & Explorer -


Deepak Bansal

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Deepak is a passionate explorer of the question "what it means to be human", 


He stands at the intersection of Technology (MTech - India), Business (MBA, HSG Switzerland), and Humanity (MA, Philosophy, California; coach CPCC, ACC). With 15+ years in the corporate world, he has held Executive positions (COO, Director) in Consulting and Multinationals like Accenture, Deutsche Post DHL, and Zurich Insurance Company.  He has also led Learning & Development for a strategic consulting unit.


An Indian national, and a Swiss resident, he can speak English, Hindi, Spanish (professional level), & German (advanced). Currently, he is also an instructor of Digital Ethics at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).

- Facilitating Partners -

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Diego Hangartner

Mental Balance & Univeral Ethics, Cofounder Mind & Life Europe

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Toni Cortese

Leadership Coach, Diversity Champion, Investment Banking

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Dr. Christopher Miller

Assistant Professor Jainism & Yoga Studies, Author, Community-Builder

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Stefan Bodenstab

Sustainable Innovation, Business Ethics & Values

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Sarita Sehgal

Cross-Sector Partnerships, Coach, Intl.  Development, Vedantic Philosophy

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Mark Rowan

Technology Partner; Founder Rowan Cognitive

- Advisory Wisdom Council -


Victoria Bejarano

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A 28 year veteran of the insurance industry, Victoria built her career in several senior positions, including being CEO Zurich & CEO Mapfre Colombia. She is currently on Boards of several impact-focused social enterprises like Pro-familia. A voracious reader and a skilled orator, she has been the spokesperson for several leadership and microinsurance events. She is an attorney and holds an MBA from Purdue University. She spends her time in between Colombia and Europe.


Robert McDermott

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Robert McDermott is President Emeritus of CIIS, the California Institute of Integral Studies. He was chair of the CIIS program in philosophy, cosmology, and consciousness. He has been president or chair of the board of many other institutions including the Rudolph Steiner institute. Robert McDermott has written and lectured extensively on the evolution of consciousness, the spiritual mission of America, eastern and western spiritual masters, Rudolph Steiner, and anthroposophy.


Yanling Duan

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Yanling Duan is a serial entrepreneur, curating urban intervention, community empowerment and planetary leadership. Duan has been awarded one of “China’s top 10 design influencers” and is twice winner of “Design Figure of the Year.” Duan is also one of China’s earliest media personalities advocating mindful design and social art movement. Through Davos Blockbase, she sources social, human & financial capital to accelerate the development of early- stage conscious- tech projects toward sustainable global success. 


Debashish Banerji

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Debashish Banerji, Ph.D. is Haridas Chaudhuri Professor of Indian Philosophy and Culture and Doshi Professor of Asian Art at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is also the program chair in the East-West Psychology department. From 1992-2006, Banerji served as the president of the East-West Cultural Center, Los Angeles, an institution dedicated to academic research and presentation of Indian philosophy and culture in the US. He is presently also the Executive Director of Nalanda International based in Los Angeles. 

Meaning Quotient - MQ is a learning organization that facilitates values driven change in people and companies by putting meaning in the heart of decisions and actions. We believe that by understanding ourselves better, seeing the bigger picture, and defining meaningful aspirations, we can live a more fulfilled life. 


We enable UN SDGs of 3. Good Health & Well-Being, 4. Quality Education,  & 9. Industry Innovation & Infrastructure.

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"The Future of Work consists of

Learning a Living."

- Marshall McLuhan