Michael and Pninit are both passionate about the topics of meaning, purpose, mindfulness positive human development, and well-being. They believe that to be fully alive and not merely to exist or survive is a delicate question that touches the core of human potential.


 Each of them has years of experience and expertise teaching in academia and facilitating workshops, seminars and retreats around the world to organizations, non-profits, educational institutions, professional organizations, community groups, and scholars.

Their shared purpose is to bring integrative evidence-based knowledge and ideas to life through 'real-life' experience that is not only transformative but also tangible and fun. They enjoy tackling 'heavy' topics such as death, authenticity and meaning in life through humour, exploring the full range of emotions and deep human connection.

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about mike

Michael F. Steger, PhD

Michael F. Steger, PhD is the Founder and Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose. Author of more than 120 scholarly articles and chapters, as well as three books, he is internationally known as one of the foremost world experts on meaning and purpose. He is a globally sought-after speaker and facilitator, known for his wisdom, knowledge, and humor.


about pninit

Pninit Russo-Netzer, PhD

Pninit Russo-Netzer, PhD is a researcher, author, lecturer and facilitator. She is renowned for her work on positive psychology, meaning, resilience and spiritual development, and is the co-developer of the Mindfulness-Based Meaning Program (MBMP). She is the head of the Compass Institute for the Study and Application of Meaning and the head of the academic training program for Logotherapy (meaning-oriented psychotherapy) in Israel. She published several books as well as scholarly articles and chapters, and serves as academic advisor and consultant to academic and non-academic institutions.

I very quickly felt at ease with you presenting this workshop. Your way of being in the room made it safe to try something new. I think it was your friendliness, openness and smiles that did it. While at the same time I felt the competence in your work.
— workshop participant
People took a very long time to leave the room after the workshop! The mood seemed very elevated and people talked a lot. They really connected. It was a workshop that did as it promised - going ‘more than skin deep’! 
— workshop participant