Rodney Zimmerman - Conditioned Minds Founder
Upon graduating from UCLA with a degree in Political Science, Rodney spent 7 years in both the NBA and Europe. Every chance he got, he would dedicate his time as a substitute teacher at Martin Luther King Elementary in Compton, CA; and as a program coordinator at the Long Beach, CA YMCA.
Rodney retired from the game of basketball and shifted his focus and energy back on being a staunch advocate for youth. Rodney worked for a non profit in Los Angeles where he was tasked with building a program vision at Manual Arts High School in South Central Los Angeles. In turn, he developed programs revitalizing the graduation rate while Developing a leadership program, music program, health and fitness program, and art program. Rodney helped over 130 High School students and 60 Middle School students gain a sense of direction, accountability, and structure.
Rodney moved to Georgia where he would take his collective experiences, skill sets, and vision, to develop programs and curriculum's for his company Conditioned Minds Foundation; an innovative and cutting-edge, character development company focused on behavior modeling, centered around focus skills, achievement, data assessments, and redirection towards positive outcomes. Rodney still resides in Georgia and is happily married with 4 beautiful children.
What Separates Our Team From The Rest?
We Only Bring On Disruptors!
It seems like today it is easier for the world to come up with excuses for why something cannot be done. It feels easier to settle on failure than it is to get back up and try with. It is easier to be scared of failing again. We believe in the importance of your creativity, expression, and guided values when it comes to helping the youth around the country and around the world. By training the mind, spirit, and body to lead through process, perspective, and experiential output, we believe each participant in our foundation will gain a better understanding of their inner-value, inner-self, and the process necessary to reach their desired goals.
We know that you have a unique skill and ability, uniting what others dared not dream of, execute, or see through to the end. The process of working with us begins with you believing in your powers to be heard, understood, and accepted. While others tell you that your dent is disruptive, we want you to know that is what we are looking for; the disruptors. If we have brought you in to be a part of our team, it is because we want you to disrupt the classrooms, the youth organizations, the camps, the homes, and anything where youth have an opportunity to explore. It will be because of you that we have been able to place a dent in this straight line of worldly thinking. If you are confident in your powers, welcome to the foundation of disruption!
We Want You To Activate The "U" Inside of YOU!
No cookie-cutter thinking. We don't want you in a box like the others. In order for our youth to dream, we believe our staff must be able to as well. We don't want the ordinary challenges, or the quick money thinkers. We want the people who want to revolutionize the way people see things; how they hear things; and how they feel about themselves. We challenge you to be one of those people. For if you are, we without a doubt know that have the ability to activate the understanding of the U inside of You.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING PART OF OUR TEAM?
Conditioned Minds Foundation Inc. operates under a culture of transparency including organizational transparency through shared and respected knowledge, team oriented feedback to improve our services, and an alignment of goals with a round table of open discussions. By practicing equality, we provide an elevation of community transparency. We only hire people who inspire others. By investing in the best staff members, our Foundation allows each member to have a voice in the growth of the foundation. We believe every voice has a valued perspective, and we invest in house to re-invest within the communities we serve.