Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Greg Risberg  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Risberg lives in Elmhurst, Illinois. He graduated from Roosevelt University and Jane Addams School of Social Work both in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Risberg and his humor with a message presentations have enriched the lives of over half a million people. His programs are designed to help people handle stress and find more balance in their lives. He is an active member of the National Speakers Association, a group that awarded him their highest earned designation of "Certified Speaking Professional." He is one of only 500 people in the entire country to earn this certification. Greg has also received the Wordsmith award for speaking excellence from the Illinois chapter of NSA. He has a B. A. degree in psychology from Roosevelt University and a Master's Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) from the Jane Addams School of Social Work in Chicago, Illinois.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Touch: a Personal Workbook

Open Arms Press. 1989

52 Bright Ideas to Bring More Humor, Hugs, and Hope into Your Life
ISBN: 1934792047

Book Marketing Solutions. 2008

52 Bright Ideas to Bring More Humor, Hugs, and Hope into Your Life! is a treasure of inspiring and life-enriching stories, wry observations, and simple suggestions for anyone trying to stay hopeful and energized in a stressful world. Laced with warmth and humor, it is a book you will reach for when you need to renew your sagging spirits. In fact, it's just what the doctor ordered! After hearing Greg Risberg, a former prsident of the American Medical Association said, Everyone needs to hear Greg Risberg's message.

Speaking Engagements

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