Our Global Expert Partners are unique individuals located around the world

We help with awareness and understanding of how to implement and operationalize the approach of meaning both strategic and as a way of living everyday life at work

We have different backgrounds that ensure the necessary expertise, and have professional competences in relation to working with the approach of meaning at workplaces.

Dr. Anja Elfrida Hald, PhD ∣ Aarhus, Denmark


Founder of Center for Meaning in Denmark and co-founder of the international platform meaning-at-work.com.

Center for Meaning works with individuals and organizations on how to discover meaning and values from the concept of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis by Viktor Frankl. As a management philosophical foundation and practice, Anja offer advice in relation to developing and operationalizing spiritual capital and meaning as growth accelerator in companies and organizations.

Anja provide talks and presentations, workshops, intensive leadership training, 1:1 session, coordination and project management and research tasks.

Language: Danish and English


Dr. Conny Martens ∣ Wien, Austria


Conny is a lawyer, mediator, certified psychological counsellor (Logotherapy), systemic business coach Advanced trainings: Crisis intervention, intercultural counselling, diversity management, burnout counselling, mindfulness, positive leadership.

She has professional experience as lawyer, compliance manager, mediator, management consultant, EAP counsellor since 2007; founder and managing director of the EAP Institut since 2012, teacher at the EALP (European Academy of Logotherapie and Psychology in Graz, Austria ). Former Member of the Red Cross crisis intervention team in an honorary capacity.


Dr. Harald Pichler ∣ Tulln/Donau, Austria

Global Expert Partner

PhD in Biochemistry at Vienna University of Technology.

Harald Pichler has more than 15 years in management positions.

Over 20 years application of Viktor Frankl’s meaning concept in leadership and work life.

3 years education in Logotherapy at Viktor Frankl Zentrum Vienna.

Speaker, trainer and consultant for Meaning at Work.


Dr. Paul McQuillan ∣ Brisbane, Australia

Global Expert Partner

Dr Paul McQuillan is a Family and relationship Counsellor with Anglicare SQ in Brisbane and Consultant Coordinator of Research activities with Brisbane Catholic Education. He is a Member of the Viktor Frankl Institute (Vienna), a Faculty Member of the Viktor Frankl Institute (USA), an Honorary Fellow of Australian Catholic University and an adjunct Senior Lecturer at University of Southern Queensland.

He is also a member of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values. ISREV is a group of approximately 200 academics worldwide who meet bi-annually. Membership of the Seminar is by invitation. His research interests include the spirituality of young people, a field in which he has published two books and numerous journal articles.

Prior to his current roles, Paul has worked as a Director of Catholic Education in Brisbane, and has been a High School Principal and system administrator for thirty years with Catholic schools in four states and territories of Australia.

Language: English


Sean D. Waters ∣ Johannesburg, South Africa

Global Expert Partner

Sean D. Waters a practicing Stress Specialist Practitioner, Diplomate of the American Institute of Stress, Diplomate Educator/Administrator in Logotherapy, practicing in Johannesburg, South Africa, and founder of the Stress Less Clinic®, provides simple effective and practical ways of helping individuals and companies with awareness, understanding, managing, coping, and evaluating their lives by practicing the principals of the new science of mitigating stress and burnout to live a balanced lifestyle.

Specialty practices: Work-related stress management and interventions©; Health professionals stress management©; Educator/Administration in Logotherapy; Technostressology™; Technostress, Techno-addiction, Techno-psychotherapy©; Technological singularity; Existentialism and Humanism; Psychoneuroimmunolgy.

Language: English and African


Gudrun Mehring ∣ Bayerbach, Germany

Global Expert Partner

Internationally accredited logo therapist and clinical supervisor, self-employed for 10 years with private practice in Rottal, Bavaria.

Member of the so called AGES-Team, a
joint study for burnout prevention of LMU München in cooperation with the city of
Bad Birnbach and local experts. Book author and lecturer with focus on depression, anxiety and stress disorder, burnout as well as psychosomatic disorder.

Language: German and Italian


Daniela Philipp ∣ Vienna, Austria

Global Expert Partner

Daniela has been active as consultant, coach and moderator for over 12 years.

With 20 years of experience in advertising & marketing-business (10 years in leadership position) she has been strongly connected with the power of language, creativity and resilience.

Under the motto “communication on point” she is specialized in intra- and interpersonal communication, enhancing individual and team-performance in challenging situations.

In a creative and sensitive way she leads people to answer the questions of life through the power of responsibility and meaning-orientation.

Language: German, English and French


Christoph Schlick, Mag. ∣ Salzburg, Austria

Global Expert Partner

Christoph Schlick studied Law and Theology at Graz, Salzburg and Rome. He lived as benedictine monk for over 20 years. In 2001 he founded the Institute for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, and in 2014 the SinnZENTRUM in Salzburg and has worked as consultant, speaker and coach since. He finds his purpose of life in supporting others in their search of meaning.

“I will support you in your personal and entrepreneurial development! Your potential is unimaginably great! Welcome to your blossoming! My passion for life, my questions and impulses will guide and advance you on your individual way of unfolding your possibilities, to enjoy and to grow!”

Language: German, English and Italian


Pablo Aquino, MBA. ∣ João Pessoa, Brasil

Global Expert Partner

Clinical and organizational psychologist with more than 10 years of experience in both fields.

Researcher on meaning in life for organizational management, has also high experience in organizational consultancy with expertise for quality and process management.

Mr. Aquino is also doctorate student at the University of Algarve in Portugal, which thesis is focused on elaborating an organizational management model based on Viktor Frankl’s perspective. Besides, develops other activities under the logotherapy and existential analysis approach as well as other existential-fenomenological theories.

Language: Portuguese, English, Spanish.


Dr. Daniel A. Franz ∣ South Bend, Indiana, United States

Global Expert Partner

Dan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Counseling in private practice in the United States. He holds a doctorate in psychology (PsyD) with specialization in Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy from the Graduate Theological Foundation.

As a principal at Franz-Brinker Consulting, Dan designs and implements plans for organizational health, corporate leadership development, and employee engagement utilizing positive psychology, logotherapy, and other tools.

His clinical work focuses on helping individuals and families discover meaning and achieve optimal health utilizing theories and techniques from Frankl’s Logotherapy and other aspects of Positive Psychology. He works with a meaning-centered approach in assisting individuals recover from addiction and substance abuse in his private practice and at two residential treatment centers.

Language: English




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