Maria Baltazzi PhD MFA

Maria Baltazzi, PhD, MFA is an Emmy Award–winning television producer, international traveler, and wellbeing teacher. She has developed and produced shows on all seven continents and was one of the original producers of Survivor for CBS—a role she continued through its first ten seasons. She then did another lap around the world as a distance walker, entering marathons on all seven continents to raise money for charity. To date, Maria has walked more than seven thousand miles and is still going.
Maria is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America, and a Fellow of the Explorers Club. Her degrees include an MFA in film from the Art Center College of Design and a PhD in Conscious-Centered Living from the University of Sedona. Maria’s educational focus over the past decade on happiness and mindfulness. Her certifications include Mindfulness Meditation Teaching Training with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher Training from The Chopra Center, Spiritual Psychology with Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick at the University of Santa Monica, Happiness Studies with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, the Science of Happiness from the University of Berkley, and Inner MBA from MindfulNYU.

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