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 INFJ, according to the MBTI, and she embraces her top five Strengths Quest identifiers of relator, individualization, strategic, ideation, and maximizer. After working for several years in corporate marketing, Desiderio transitioned to a second career in higher education where she serves as a faculty member, Executive Director of Graduate Business programs, and the Assistant Vice President of Corporate-Educational Partnerships.
Along with her work in higher education, Desiderio is principal of Proximal Development, Inc., an Authorized DiSC Partner, specializing in leadership development and the advancement of performance through learning. As a scholar-practitioner, she has been co-authoring journal articles and conference proceedings in the field since 2009.
Dr. Desiderio is a proud alumna of Wilkes University, where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees, and of Barry University, where she earned a Doctorate in Organizational Learning and Leadership with a specialization in Human Resource Development (HRD).