Laura Delizonna, PhD is a Stanford Continuing Studies instructor, international speaker, author, and executive coach with an expertise in psychological safety, leadership effectiveness, high performing teams, and life optimization. She delivers practical, interactive, science-based trainings and inspiring keynotes. Laura has presented to business leaders, government officials, and public audiences in 20+ countries. She works with innovative leaders to shape their company’s culture, including Google, Facebook, Accenture, McKinsey, Uber, Hewlitt-Packard, LinkedIn, and Disney.

Laura co-authored four books including Enhancing Emotional Intelligence, Mindful Leaders, Thrive, and Mindful. Her article on high performing teams was published in Harvard Business Review made the top 3 articles in 2019 in all of HBR and has over 1 million views. She was trained at Stanford, Boston University, and Harvard.


Before partnering with Delizonna, Inc., Ted Anstedt was the Founder and CEO of Merit Training, Inc., a change management company. For over 20 years Ted’s firm worked with companies like Bank of America and Scotiabank to fuel personal and organizational growth. Merit was sold in 1999. Throughout his career, Ted has specialized in assisting Fortune 500 companies to achieve their strategic objectives more effectively through higher levels of employee engagement and behavior change. Ted’s programs are currently being used in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Ted received his BA and MA at Stanford University and is currently the co-instructor of the popular Stanford Continuing Studies series of courses on Positive Psychology and its applications to individuals and organizations.



Laura was Chief Learning Officer at Wisdom Labs. Wisdom Labs delivers digital solutions to enhance mindfulness in organizations. These programs are evidence-based, highly practical, and scalable across large organizations. Featured clients include Starbucks, Facebook, LinkedIn, Ford Motor Company, and Salesforce.

These digital learning programs leverage neuroscience, mindfulness, and behavior change models to make wellbeing and resilience the default in the workplace.


Delizonna and Exotic Yoga Retreats partner to offer wellbeing retreats. In a holistic approach to happiness, we blend the worlds of yoga and science-based techniques. Luxury retreats are in boutique hotels, eco-villas, yachts and other creative venues around the world.


Daniel delivers experiential learning programs for corporate retreats. Daniel’s Fortune 500 repeat clients include American Express, Genentech, IBM, Intel Education, Oracle, and Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Delizonna and Daniel Phoenix partner to deliver unique, fun, and creative out of the box experiential adventures and a paradigm-shifting, skill-building workshops customized to the team’s objectives.


Delizonna and Innovation Lab team-up on the European shores to create leadership events, conferences and future of work trainings.

Innovation Lab is Scandinavia’s first and largest innovation think tank. They have an international network of experts translating scope and impact of emerging technologies into viable business models, implementable concepts, and organizational redesigns. Clients include Samsung, Google, Mars, Siemens, Novo, Maersk, and IKEA.