In order to survive the crises & trauma that have ALMOST destroyed Bob's roller coaster life, he become psychologically fit by necessity and through the development of a personalized set of coping and hoping skills. It was not easy. He struggles even today with maintaining his skill set while always looking for "new and improved" techniques and skills for living mentally well.
Bob shares his isinsight, stories and teaches people how to manage anxiety & fear. Heal the pain that prevents people from
being truly happy. End the anger and addiction that ruins lives. Harness the power of their Imagination. And live the life of which people have dreamed! He does this through his blog radio show, videos posted on You Tube and LIVE-n-IN PERSON stage shows and presentations for seminars & conferences!
Bob Zima holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He also studied in Roma, Italia and Catholic seminaries during his bachelorette days at Loyola University of Chicago.
Bob studied comedy acting & writing at the Player's Workshop of Second City and performed with ComedySportz and Improv-Olympics in Chicago. He worked in radio, television, advertising and marketing for seventeen years prior to returning to school to become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. He has worked in ERs, Police Stations, Outdoor Camps, Universities, Churches, and Social Service Not-For-Profits during his counseling career which started in 2005. He resides in Chicago with his wife of twenty-some years and his two children.
Where to start: Jesus, Freud, Albert Ellis, William Glasser, Larry the Cable Guy, Robin Williams to name a few.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 360 minutes
Bob Zima educates & entertains at conferences, workshops, seminars, universities, companies, theaters, coffee shops, bars, restaurants, street corners, basements, attics, public buses/trains, restrooms & on radio/television programs. He creatively combines his:
master's level counseling psychology education,
professional experiences as a brief-therapy counselor, crisis intervention specialist, supervisor of counseling student-interns & supervisor of a day program,
"E-True Hollywood " life-story of crisis/trauma, grief, loss and recovery,
media talents and humor training at the Player's Workshop of the Second City.
to provide an incredibly entertaining and educational experience. His improv style is extremely conversational and his comedy makes for a memorable evening, morning, afternoon, lunch, dinner and even dusk watching event.
Bob Zima is a perfect fit for any event involving the topics of:
mental wellness: anger healing & addiction recovery & parenting and marriage,
team building and creative leadership,
therapeutic program development in the field of psychology,
crisis response planning for your organization.
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Church Service, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Retreat, Seminar
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