This article was first published in Shout Out LA.
We had the good fortune of connecting with Marc Hoberman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marc, can you tell us more about your background and its role in shaping who you are today?
I am originally from Yonkers, New York. At the age of 16 1/2, when we moved to Florida, I had a grand mal seizure behind the wheel of my 1977 Mustang. I have not become the man I am in spite of my illness; instead, I have become the man that I am BECAUSE of my illness.
I gravitated towards teaching to improve the lives of young people both academically and beyond. That put me in a position to write my memoir, create 2 Talk shows, and present at schools and camps in front of thousands of students, parents, teachers, and more. Everything I do is based on the strength I learned from the experiences through my adversity. Even the two documentaries where I have been the Associate Producer (one on TUBI TV and the other on Amazon Prime, are steeped in some form of education.
Improving Health and Wellness and helping students, parents, and even teachers Reduce Stress is the pinwheel of what I do.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others.
As an educator and owner of Grade Success Education, my sixth sense of when students are struggling and suffering sets me apart from not all but many others. As a camp trainer, I have combined both school and camp training at the corporate level—for example, Anti-Bullying, Leadership Training, and other forms of Character Education workshops and seminars.
I have also learned from the more than 125 guests on my two shows, many of whom are celebrities from all walks of life. They have all had to overcome a variety of obstacles.
My brand is always based on learning and education, not just the academic part of education. It was NOT easy as marketing is a significant part of business success in today’s world, and that is not my biggest strength. Creating the right “Team” to help you move forward is integral to the process.
Are there any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what spots could they take them to?
I live in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. Based on the time of the year, I would take them to a hockey game at the PPL Center in Allentown, many restaurants, the car museum, and then Jim Thorpe Village, some museums in Philadelphia; a mixture of activities is definitely what we all thrive on.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The doctor who changed/saved my life decades ago. Dr. Eli Goldensohn Educational mentors and colleagues who shared their successes with me
The students who taught me as much as I taught them. Especially those who overcame great adversity.
Jordan Basem (Photographer)
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