Zelda Robinson (ZeldaSpeaks(SM) is the CEO of Zelda Robinson
Communications, specialize in health and wellness. She is also co-founder
and spiritual director of The Higher Learning Network,NFP. Based in
Chicago Illinois. Higher Learning Network is a non profit agency
specializing in youth media training, behind-the-scenes radio/tv/print
production and health and wellness seminars. She is also the Executive
Producer of HLN-TV Show which airs Tuesdays 6pm/Wednesdays 1pm,
Xfinity Channel 19. (24/7 http://www.HigherLearningNetwork.org The transition
to TV was a natural progression after worked in radio over 20 years.
Many Chicagoans know Zelda from her years as a Radio Personality at
many of Chicago’s top radio stations including WGCI’s Gospel Radio
1390AM (Inspiration 1390), V103’s N’spirational Conversations Daily
Vignette on the Troi Tyler Show, WJPC Radio (Dusties) WEJM (Gospel)
WGCI’s Dusty Radio 1390, WSSD -The Blues Station, WYPT Talk Radio
(N’Spirational Conversations) and she also produced the Denise Jordan
Walker Show on WNUA Radio, 95.5.
Highly regarded for her teachings on self-empowerment utilizing one’s natural gifts/talents/abilities, Zelda embraces a practical approach to spirituality/mindfulness that acknowledges the accelerated pace of our contemporary times. Her unique teachings of spiritual practices include mindfulness practices, meditation, affirmations, enhanced body movement, prayer, and life visioning, enable the practitioner to take the experience of inner peace coupled with awakened consciousness into the activities of everyday life. Zelda’s Mindfulness tour includes locally and abroad, which started in Europe (Switzerland & England) and the continent of Africa. *Nairobi, Kenya, Capetown, Durban, Pretoria, & Johannnesburg.
Zelda’s humanitarian work over the past 26 years speaks for itself. She is
President of the European American Association, as non-profit in the
Humbolt Park area that assists community residents, including Senior
Home Care Service, Construction, Affordable Housing for low income,
Utility Assistance, Weekly Food Distribution, resources for the community
An eminent representative within diverse cultures and harbingers of world peace, in 2005 Zelda addressed the American Federation of TV/Radio
Artists, as part of its efforts to unite unions for the underserved of the working poor. She played a vital role in the organization of the union for employees at WGCI-FM/AM Radio.
As co-founder of HLN and president of EAA, she continues to work to
make this planet a better place for us all, by practicing Mindfulness, in
which she developed ZeldaSpeaks(SM) Innovative Mindfulness
Breakthrough System. She was recently awarded Certification from the
National Council for Behavioral Health in Mental Health First Aid for Youth,
which originated in Australia, now practiced in the U.S.
She has shared speaking stages/Interviewed thousands, including but not
listed to Les Brown, Gladys Knight, Bill Walsh of Powerteam International,
Heather Schooler, Barbara Engle, Manny Gonzalez , Iyanla VanZant, Maya
Angelou, Zig Ziglar, Susan Taylor, Dr. Johnnie Coleman, Chris Gardner,
Chaka Kahn, L.L.Cool J. The Clark Sisters, Kirk Franklin, Ty Tribbett,
India.Arie, The ISLEY Brothers, Tyrese, Tavis Smiley, Issac Hayes, Luther
Van Dross, Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis, Lalah Hathaway, Jill Scott, Mayoral
Candidate Wiliie Wilson, Congressman Danny Davis, Troi Tyler, Elroy
Smith, Jackie Hasselrig, Tony Scofield, Crazy Howard McGee, Richard
Pegue, Richard Steell, The Ragman, Barbara McDowell (POWER 92) Sam
Sylk, Al Greer, Nikki Woods, Tavis Smiley, Tom Joyner, Sybil Wilkes, Doug
Banks, Bonnie DeShong, Steve Harvey, Michael Baisden, George Wilborn,
Irene “Mama City” Mojica and many more!
Her gift of the spoken word has taken her from behind the scenes in radio/
tv, into the community to help restore balance in the world. The unbalance
in the Universe is simply a reflection of mankind’s inability to respect
nature. It is not until we begin the transformation inside ourselves, that we
can work together in transforming awareness on our planet.
ZeldaSpeaks(SM) is a sought after Health & Wellness teacher, keynote
speaker, conference leader, and facilitator of The Innovative Mindfulness
Breakthrough SystemTM, which she developed as a result her transforming
herself, REVERSING Type 2 Diabetes in 2015!
Four of her most popular books include Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness,
Diabetic Donut: (How I Reversed Type 2 Diabetes). N’Spirational Conversations: 365 Days of Empowerment, The Passion Principles: Pathways To Purpose, Power & Profit!, Date, Rate, Checkmate! (Guide for Pre-Nuptials)
Zelda’s humanitarian activities have attracted to her accolades from many
organizations, a few of which include:
2017 – National Council Behavioral Health /Mental Health First Aid Youth
2016 – European American Association Volunteerism Award of Excellence
2015 – West Side Minister’s Coalition Humanitarian Award
2014 – Business Success Strategies/Intellectual Radio with Darlene Tate
2013 – Producer of the Year HLN-TV
2012 – Goodwill Industries Award for Devoted Services
2011 – Expo For Today’s Black Woman of Excellence Award
2010 – YMCA Community Service Award
2009 – Mayor Harold Washington Spotlight Award
2008 – Cook County Dept. of Corrections Volunteer Award
2007 – Lincoln’s Challenge Youth Motivation Award
2006 – Ashely Stewart Great Woman of Style
2005 – WGCI Radio Highest Ratings Ever Award (1390AM)
2004 – Helped AFTRA organize union at WGCI-FM/AM Radio.
2003 – Black Society of Engineers Award of Excellence
2002 – National Society of Training & Development
2002 – National Speakers Association of Excellence Award
2001 – Toastmasters International Award of Excellence
2000 – Louisiana Enlightenment Award- Women’s History Month
1999– Young Peoples Radio Festival/National Public Radio
1998 – WJPC Radio Award of Excellence
1997 – Who’s Who in Professional Speaking/NPR Radio South Africa
For more information on Zelda’s story and/or information on speaking engagements, events, and work, visit Zelda Speaks and All About Zelda.