Roberta Gold is a Recreation Therapist and a Humor Therapist who founded Laughter for the Health of it in 1985 with one mission: To empower everyone to have a more positive outlook by seeing the humor instead of the horror in our world.
Roberta Gold is a Recreation Therapist by trade and a Humor Therapist by choice. Her proprietary program, Laughter for the Health of it has helped countless businesses, healthcare facilities, medical organizations, schools, non-profit organizations, networking groups, elder/senior care facilities, churches, temples and many others to realize that laughter truly can be the best medicine for whatever ails you, your colleagues, your associates, your family, your staff and your friends.
She is a Certified Humor Professional (CHP) with more than 30 years of experience as a keynote and breakout speaker, as well as a consultant which numerous businesses, hospitals, colleges, seniors, and parents have come to rely on, for her insight and instruction on how to invoke humor into personal or professional settings in order to improve communication. Roberta has facilitated numerous interactive staff retreats, and has served as a de facto conflict resolution assistant for dozens of organizations.
Roberta is a past board member, current conference committee member and an advisor for the Humor Academy Graduates as well as a graduate of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (www.aath.org).
- Created "Humor Rooms" and "Humor Carts" for hospitals
- Teaches classes to abused/battered women on how they can learn to laugh again
- Custom tailors her presentations to the specific needs of each organization, such as:
- Humorizing Ways to Resolve Classroom Conflicts and Build Self Esteem
- Too Many Hot Peppers? How To Use Humor to Cool the Fire and Improve Communication
- Fear Factor Breakthrough: Using Humor to Face your Fears and Phobias
A published author of numerous articles and a contributing author to the books The Power of Transformation: Reinventing Yourself and Your Glasses Are on Top of Your Head: Tales of Life, Longevity and Laughter, Roberta is currently at work on a children's book, focusing on using humor as resiliency in dealing with bullies. She's simultaneously creating a new handbook for parents and teachers on how to raise and educate children to respond to stress with humor rather than violence or aggression.
To learn more about Roberta, or more importantly learn how to nurture your own "Humor Bone" contact us today.