Conditioned Minds Founder

Rodney Zimmerman 

Upon graduating from UCLA with a degree in Political Science and playing 4 years for the storied UCLA basketball program from 1990-1994, 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.