Office Hours with The Practical Prof®... and Friends!

Office Hours with The Practical Prof®... and Friends!

Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof®, is your workplace advisor and teacher. An author, playwright and screenwriter, consultant and college professor, Marabella shares his experience about workplace matters, caregiving and thought-filled arts and entertainment. He will discuss challenges and success in the workplace around people centered issues such as empathy, authenticity, integrity and mindfulness and others that promote his philosophy, "Manage with a Heart, in ways that feed the Spirit!" Plus, find out how you can be a guest on the show and get guidance from this workplace advisor and teacher. Marabella, a professor of management at Moravian College, holds a bachelor's degree in business administration (Villanova University) an MBA (St. Joseph's University) and a DSW - doctor of social work (University of Pennsylvania). His professional memberships include the Academy of Management, the National Association of Social Workers, the Dramatists Guild of America, The Lambs®. His newspaper column, "Office Hours" has been featured in the Reading Eagle Business Weekly since 2012. ENJOY!

Episodes

May 19, 2023 20 mins

In today's podcast, The Practical Prof®, Dr. Santo D. Marabella, talks with friend, Mark Ratcliffe, about his vision for West Reading, Pennsylvania, with a look at how far they've come since establishing their organization 23 years ago, and where they are headed.

Ratcliffe is an experienced Main Street Manager who creates activity within a downtown revitalization area and utilizes historic preservation as an inte...

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In today's episode, The Practical Prof®, Dr. Santo D. Marabella talks with long-time friend and artistic collaborator, Rachel Skye, about how she empowers women through pole dancing and other creative dance.

Rachel Skye is the Fearless Creator of Studio Spin and the Fierce Confidence signature program. As a lifelong teacher at heart, she opened Studio Spin in 2013 to teach confidence to women through pole dance. Nine ...

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In today's episode, The Practical Prof®, Dr. Santo D. Marabella talks with his long-time friend,  author and screenwriter, Barbara Herndon, about her new book, YOU'RE THE HUGS TO MY KISSES.

Barbara Herndon is a New York Times bestselling children’s book author and editor. She began her career in children’s television, writing and producing the hit animated series Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys. Barbara resides ...

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October 18, 2021 27 mins

In today's episode, The Practical Prof®, Dr. Santo D. Marabella talks with his new friend,  Sarry Ibrahim, about the challenges of personal finance.

Sarry Ibrahim is financial planner and member of the Bank On Yourself Organization. He helpsreal estate investors, business owners, and full time employees grow safe and predictable wealthregardless of market conditions using a financial strategy that has been around for ...

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September 15, 2021 33 mins

In today's episode, The Practical Prof®, Dr. Santo D. Marabella talks with his friend (and former student), Landon Eckles, about the healthy food company he and his wife, Kat, started.

Landon Eckles found himself at a crossroads in life. After spending five years in sales and management in the pharmaceutical industry in his early career, Landon moved into a Managing Partner role for Rose Rock Group, a global investmen...

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August 31, 2021 26 mins

In today's episode, The Practical Prof®, Dr. Santo D. Marabella talks with his friend (and colleague), Katie P. Desiderio, about being and living in positivity!

Dr. Katie P. Desiderio counts her blessings starting with the people in her life, which guides her approach to work where her sole focus is on every organization's most important asset -- you!

She is among the 2% of the population known as an INF...

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June 15, 2021 27 mins

In this conversation,  producer and host, Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof®, speaks with seasoned Human Resource professional, Tracy Grajewski, Chief Human Resources Officer, Juniata College.

Grajewski, long-time friend of The Prof, has had extensive experience dealing with human resource challenges in pharma, healthcare, and now higher ed. She shares her perspective on why collaboration is a good internal busine...

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In this conversation,  producer and host, Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof®, speaks with respected mental health advocate and editor, Harold A. Maio, about the important role language can play in stigmatizing mental health and the simple, but powerful ways we can stop doing that!

According to TapIntoIt.net, Harold A Maio is a long time mental health advocate whose main focus is language, the words we employ, the ...

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Today, we pay tribute to Reading Community Players (RCP), a not-for-profit community theatre in Reading, PA, celebrating it's 100th Anniversary.  In this episode, producer and host, Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof®, is joined by Iris Bellman, long-time theatre collaborator and friend.  Iris made her debut on RCP's stage at 4 years old, and her tenure endured some 40 years long, ending with the birth of her son,...

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September 14, 2020 26 mins

This episode discusses microaggressions, the usually unintentional offensive remarks or acts based on our unconscious bias.  In this episode, producer and host, Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof®, is joined by Tim Wortham, Jr, Eastern University, who co-hosts.  Their topic is MicroAggressions and their guests include Tychelle M. Graham, BA, MSW, Diversity Educator/Facilitator, and Lizza Robb, MSW, Redshift Leadership.  

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This is our latest episode in a series devoted to the impact of COVID-19 on various industries and their workers.  In this episode, it gets personal.  Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof®, talks with his friend, Lindsay Eshelman, Founder & CEO, The Recit Group, a brand narrative development and consulting company.  Lindsay who tested positive for COVID-19, shares her experience and insights about symptoms, testing, traci...

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March 30, 2020 29 mins

This is our latest episode in a series devoted to the impact of COVID-19 on various industries and their workers.  Today, we're looking at small business.  Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof®, talks with his friend, Bonnie Sussman Versace, consultant, trainer and author.  Bonnie, through her company, FocusedLLC, works to help her clients, many small businesses, navigate the unprecedented situations facing businesses du...

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March 22, 2020 34 mins

The times we are living in are challenging to say the least.  For the next few episodes will be looking at the impact of COVID-19 on various industries and their workers.  First up, the arts and entertainment.  Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof®, talks with his friend, actor, writer and filmmaker, Tim Carr, about what it's like being an artist during these uncertain times.  In this conversation, Tim and Santo want to ...

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February 16, 2020 39 mins

Why is it so difficult for us to acknowledge what we're good at?  Most of us seem to have no problem identifying and beating ourselves up about our weaknesses, so why is the opposite not true?  This is the conversation Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof®, has with his friend, Ms. Ellyn Longacre, Counselor, MA.  Enjoy the conversation and be your own Valentine!

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December 23, 2019 14 mins

Celebrate everyone's Holiday this Year!  Enjoy this Season's Greeting from, Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof®

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Office Hours with The Practical Prof®... and Friends is a production of Marabella Enterprises, a multi-media education and entertainment company. The Practical Prof® Website.

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December 15, 2019 29 mins

'Tis the season... to celebrate differences.  Not just to tolerate them, but to truly celebrate what the late New York Congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm, called the "great salad bowl" that America is.  In this episode, Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof®, talks with his friend, Amy Young, theatre artist and educator, about her experiences celebrating diversity and differences.

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November 17, 2019 26 mins

Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof®, talks with his Friend, Craig Poole, Reading Hospitality and DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Hotel, about what makes employee acknowledgement meaningful.

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Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof®, talks with his friend, Kyle Ruffin, Metro Philadelphia marketing and media consultant, about her journey in caregiving with her mother, Paula, who suffered three major strokes.

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Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof®, is excited to launch his podcast series, Office Hours.  He will discuss challenges and success in the workplace around people centered issues such as empathy, authenticity, integrity and mindfulness and others that promote his philosophy, "Manage with a Heart, in ways that feed the Spirit!"  Plus, find out how you can be a guest on the show and get guidance from this workplace ...

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