Ted DesMaisons

Ted DesMaisons

Ted DesMaisons has been synthesizing innovative approaches to collaborative learning and personal development for over 30 years.

After earning degrees from Stanford's Graduate School of Business and Harvard Divinity School, Ted taught religious studies and philosophy for twelve years at Northfield Mount Hermon, a private boarding school in western Massachusetts. In other words, he got lots of practice with embracing mystery, asking great questions, and facilitating conversations that matter.

Fueled by a sabbatical exploration, he trained to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli, Florence Meleo-Meyers and a host of others at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and has since served as the exclusive US Partner for the UK-based Mindfulness in Schools Project.

He has studied, taught and performed improvisation internationally, including at the Loose Moose Theater in Calgary, Alberta and BATS Improv in San Francisco where he serves as Board Vice President. He has also trained intensively with renowned UK acting, voice and presence coach Patsy Rodenburg.

Currently, Ted teaches Playful Mindfulness and voice and presence courses through Stanford University's Continuing Studies program. He works with leaders at companies like Genentech, Facebook, and Google who want to release the collaborative potential of their work teams. And he co-hosts the Monster Baby Podcast ("A Curious Romp through the Worlds of Mindfulness and Improvisation") which reaches listeners in more than 63 countries (www.monsterbabypodcast.com).

He lives a 10-minute walk from the stunning coastline of Daly City, California, and shares his home with Luna and Marley, two quirky and charismatic spotted Ocicats.

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    • A Joyful Journey to Everyday Confidence, Calm, and Connection
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