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About Me

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My Commitment to you:  "I get you, and I’ve got you."


These were not sentiments I heard from others growing up and certainly not in my professional life as a rabbi. I had the approach and air of: “I’ve got this.” (Admittedly, I started to write “this” with an “!” and quickly and sadly realized that at that time in my life I never used exclamation marks. I was calm, cool, and collected. I had few exclamation marks in my life!)


Going solo and living without exclamation marks worked well for me. I was the good child who played by the rules and excellent student who could always be counted upon. I was the rabbi who could handle any situation and quickly pivot from officiating a funeral to playing guitar with preschool students.


It all worked.


Until it didn’t.


Until I realized my inside self was not seen by the outside world.


Until I realized I had allowed myself to be boxed in, living someone else’s expectations and purpose.


Until I realized I could not do it alone.


My exit from this solitary life was not graceful.


And I broke a lot of trust.


And, it was the best learning tool I ever created for myself.


I discovered what it means to be human. I deepened my compassion and empathy. I developed profound connections. And, I created a life of integrity, beauty, and blessings.


Wherever you are on your journey, my commitment to you as your coach is …


I get you, and I’ve got you.

Ted Riter

is a guide for those seeking deeper connections to self, others and Source. Combining over 30 years as a teacher and spiritual leader with his personal journey as a husband, father, and friend, Ted is known for bringing a trustable, playful, and heart-centered approach to personal growth and (re)building relationships.

In addition to coaching and leading his own programs, Ted leads embodiment programs 

for internationally recognized teacher and author John Wineland.

Ted is certified as:

  • a Teacher of Sexual Polarity and a Teacher of Masculine Embodiment by the The 1000 Hour Teacher Training with John Wineland

  • a Coach by The Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence

  • a Coach by No More Mr. Nice Guy, Dr. Robert Glover

  • a Mediator by the National Conflict Resolution Center

  • a Mashpiah / Spiritual Director by ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and

  • a Rabbi by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

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