Maria Baltazzi

Maria Baltazzi

Founder at Sojourn Media
Director, Producer and Content Creator

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
January 2023
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About Maria

Stage 32 executive consultant Maria Baltazzi is a Happiness Explorer. Her calling is to help you become happier, live more consciously, and champion you in getting your next project made.

Maria's experience as an Emmy-winning TV producer, wellbeing teacher, world traveler, and luxury travel designer specializing in transformative adventures has given her a unique lens into conscious living that she shares in her new book "Take a Shot at Happiness: Write, Direct & Produce the Life You Want" (published by Post Hill Press and distributed by Simon & Schuster.)

Maria's journey to happiness began in one of the world's most exotic locales -- on a steamy jungle island in the middle of the South China Sea, surrounded by people facing the unknown, under enormous pressure, all contestants on TV's megahit Survivor. She is one of Survivor's original supervising producers and witnessed stressed-out competitors behaving in ways that surprised even themselves. It made her wonder: What does it take to succeed while staying true to yourself and being happy with who you are?

Like all of us, Maria has faced challenges personally and professionally. Instead of letting life setbacks defeat her, Maria was inspired to embark on a transformative journey where she realized eight Happiness Essentials that create a happier, more fulfilling life. Now, Maria helps you discover your path to happiness in a fun, creative way that combines journaling and photography using the phone in your hand.

Maria holds an MFA in film and a PhD in Conscious-Centered Living. She has studied Happiness, Mindfulness, Primordial Sound Meditation, Spiritual Psychology, and Positive Neuroplasticity from world-renowned teachers such as Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Deepak Chopra, Rick Hanson, Tal Ben-Shahar, and Marianne Williamson.

In her own happiness journey, Maria finds joy in giving back. She has walked over 8000 miles to raise funds for charity, primarily Stand Up to Cancer, including marathons on all seven continents. Maria's adventurous life has also involved climbing the 15,000-foot trail to Machu Picchu, leading African safaris, making pilgrimages along the Camino de Santiago, summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro twice, and trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Maria has developed and produced shows throughout the world for numerous major broadcast and cable channels. She is a member of both the Producers and Directors Guilds of America, a Fellow National Member of The Explorers Club, and an Advisor for the Transformational Travel Council. Given her diverse experiences, expertise, and infectious enthusiasm, Maria is a genuine inspiration for all who seek to live their best lives.

Check out Maria's monthly wellbeing blog here on Stage 32. She also led Stage 32's "Seven Steps to Mindness for Creatives" webinar. It is now available on demand:

You can book a consulting session with Maria. She welcomes a wide range of genres.

Unique traits: I have a natural ability to walk long distances and have done marathons on all seven continents. I teach meditation and wellbeing on Insight Timer. I design transformative luxury travel experiences.


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