About Us

Aristotle, a 4th century BCE philosopher, in his book Rhetorik mentioned the 3 modes of persuasion & leadership, LOGOS (logic), PATHOS (relations), and ETHOS (values). Meaning Quotient (MQ) reflecting on Aristotle's principles calls for deeper insights into our ethics, values, & meaning, and integrates it with IQ and EQ for integral development.


Through our learning, advisory, and idea-sharing branches, we aspire to a world where people live meaningful lives as they shape a multi-generational collective future.


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

Founder & MD

Deepak Bansal

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Deepak is a passionate explorer of the question "what it means to be human", and harnessing his values of joy and wisdom, he aspires to blend logic, relations, and values, for a more integral personal and professional world.


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). 

Facilitating Partners

Patti Smith

Facilitator Center of Courage & Renewal, Biography & Social Arts

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Olivier Pirlot

Promotion Health Switzerland, Art Galleries, Entrepreneur

Diego Hangartner

Mindfulness Teacher, Coach, Cofounder Mind & Life Europe


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Sarita Sehgal

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

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Alisha Kanabar

(Community Manager)

Educator, Poet, Writer

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.

Marco Steiger

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Marco is a holistic networker who "works” for joy and for the passion to support the transition movement into a WIN-WIN-WIN solution for the great turning. Marco has co-founded many projects including the World Spirit Forum in Arosa, “The Art of Life” movement, a private school at Lake of Konstanz, and supported several NGOs around the world with their projects and visions. He is also a certified Dragon Dreaming trainer facilitating workshops for integral team building. More at holistic-networking.ch

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. 




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Meaning Quotient GmbH

Streulistrasse 32, 8032

Zürich, Switzerland

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