Educational Philosophy

Speakers, trainers and consultants offer a variety of strategies and tactics to move an organization forward. The Practical Prof® believes that sometimes to go forward, we need to take a step back. In this case, I want to take you back to the basics of business success – where values-based principles guide workplace behavior. As a student of both management and social work, I see a symbiotic relationship between the two disciplines:  business needs heart in pursuing profit, and the not-for-profit organization needs business sense in advocating its cause. Most importantly, all organizations need to value their greatest asset – their people – with respect and care. It is why I approach my work grounded in the philosophy of “manage with a heart, in ways that feed the spirit!”

The services that The Practical Prof® provides are to educate as a:


  • Keynote for conferences, annual meetings, special events, colloquia
  • Panel Member for conferences, meetings, forums
  • Guest for media programs, podcasts interviews where SME (subject matter experts) are sought


  • Workshop Facilitator for conferences, annual meetings
  • Conversation Facilitator for the “difficult conversations” in times of growth or crisis
  • Certified MBTI Trainer to present and debrief the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator


  • SocioDrama for working through group, workplace and organization issues or challenges
  • Theatrical Properties film and plays used to spark conversations about awkward or difficult challenges
  • Case Statements that advocate support for social “causes” (e.g. LGBTQ+ rights)

NOTE:  The Practical Prof® is comfortable delivering any of the above services in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid format. Obviously, depending on current situations, public health requirements may need to dictate the service delivery format.

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  • Act Like You Care

    The concept of Community at Work seems difficult to find. What stops us from caring about each other are flimsy excuses for not engaging with our co-workers. But, can we do this without crossing the line of professionalism and playing therapist? An unequivocal YES!

  • Caring For Your Caregiving Employees

    What employers can do to accommodate their employers who are family caregivers, known by the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregivers as Caregiver Employees (CEs). Think this isn't your responsibility? Think again!

  • Emotional Intelligence Matters More than IQ

    If given the opportunity, more employers would prefer to hire candidates with strong emotional intelligence over those with strong technical skills. Why this shift is so important to recognize explains why EI is the heart and soul of 21st century leadership!

  • Let’s Talk About Race

    With Florida’s Stop WOKE Act banning talk/training of critical race theory, what does that mean for advancing equity and inclusion. Shutting down talk, especially about the important issues, is never a good thing.

  • Quietly Quitting at Work 

    Employees are limiting their work to their work day as they attempt to find a satisfactory work/life balance, but is this a good thing for their employers?

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The Practical Prof® offers a variety of topics to speak about, train and write for your organization.