Alex Pattakos, described as a “Modern-Day Greek Philosopher,” is the cofounder of The OPA! Way®, a new, Meaning-focused paradigm and lifestyle inspired by Greek philosophy and culture. Dr. Pattakos is the author of Prisoners of Our Thoughts, an international best-selling book (available in 22 languages) based on the wisdom of his mentor, the world-renowned psychiatrist Viktor Frankl. Also nicknamed “Dr. Meaning,” Alex is dedicated to bringing meaning to work, the workplace, and into everyday life. With expertise in political science and psychology, he has worked closely with all levels of government, including the White House under three presidents, and has served as an adviser to the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A U.S. Army veteran, he is also a former therapist and mental health administrator, political campaign organizer, and full-time university professor of public and business administration. Dr. Pattakos as a member of the International Academic Board of The International Center for Leading Studies, based in Athens, Greece.