Create Meaning is more than our name - it is our philosophy and our purpose. Founded in 2015 on the core belief that together we can imagine, create and build solutions that have meaningful impact in the world. We made it our mission to empower leaders, teams, and organizations to discover, understand, and unleash their potential to shape our future.
We are individuals from diverse backgrounds, careers and experiences bound together by shared values and the bold ambition to empower others to make a difference.
We aspire to be the change we want to see in the world and the honest feedback and tough love of our mentors keeps us on this path.
Everything started with a simple question:
What is the impact of my actions in the world?
What began as a personal inquiry by our founder became a profound journey of transformation and discovery for us all. And after years of exploration, prototyping, and perseverance it gave birth to Create Meaning, the company as it is today.
CREATE MEAning was born in 2006...
...back then as a tagline for a new philosophy in advertising. In many talks, interviews and panel discussions Steffen argued for the importance of a different way of thinking in the creative industry.
Empowering the next generation of creatives
To test the ideas in practice a new class was developed to work with the next generations of creatives leaders. The Create Meaning class was taught at the Miami Ad School and in lectures and on campuses around the globe.
Following the heart on a journey around the world
After years of running Create Meaning as a side project, Steffen decided to go all in. He invested all his savings to travel for a year around the world to interview change makers, entrepreneurs and artists and learn from them how we can use our abilities to make a difference.
Reconnecting with self, nature and ancient wisdom
There have been countless experiences, insights and deep levels of self understanding along the way. But if Steffen get’s asked what has transformed him the most his answer is the time he has spent with indiginous leaders in Australia. To this day there is a strong connection and Kyle, one of the elders sits on the board of the company.
Exploring and developing ideas for systemic change
On his journey Steffen met Tomas Björkman, a social entrepreneur, philosopher and philanthropist. With him and his foundation they explored how we take a new perspective on systemic change and together build projects like the CoCreation Loft in Berlin or the media platform EMERGE.
Joining forces to make a difference
Over the past years many close relationships have been formed. Four of those have become our leadership team of Create Meaning today. We are super excited to now build this company together and work side by side to make our bold vision a reality.