Ordinary people who have achieved extraordinary things with Tom Ingrassia
Tom Ingrassia, president of The MotivAct Group that provides holistic personal and professional development workshops and seminars, as well as individual coaching for success joins Enterprise Radio. Tom and MotivAct vice president Jared Chrudimsky also are authors of the new book, “One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity By Following Your Dreams.”
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Tom Ingrassia discuss the following:
- You have a new book out, “One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity By Following Your Dreams.” Tell us a little bit about the book.
- What makes your book different from other inspirational/motivational books?
- How will our listeners benefit from reading this book?
- Most of the people you profile in “One Door Closes” are ordinary people who have achieved extraordinary things. But you also interviewed Mary Wilson and Scherrie Payne of The Supremes, and June Monteiro of The Toys. Why?
- If our listeners want to buy your book, where can they find it?
Tom Ingrassia is president of The MotivAct Group® LLC. A motivational speaker, success & business coach, writer and musicologist, in 2001—following a successful 25-year career in higher education administration—Tom re-invented himself as an entertainment manager, fulfilling his life-long dream of working in the entertainment industry with the formation of Ingrassia Productions & Artist Management.
Today, he represents a roster of more than a dozen eclectic musicians, actors and composers. Along the way, he has worked with some of the legendary singers from the 1960s, including Mary Wilson (The Supremes)—for whom he served as executive assistant from 2001-04; Arlene Smith (The Chantels); June Monteiro (The Toys); Barbara Alston (The Crystals); Carl Gardner (The Coasters); and actress Dee Wallace Stone.
An in-demand speaker, Tom travels the country with his motivational programs, “Mental Massage®” and “Making A Difference Begins with YOU…So Live Into Your Dreams!,” and pop culture lectures, “Motown and the Civil Rights Movement” and “Girl Power: The Supremes as Cultural Icons.” His clients include the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum; State University of New York; Association for Continuing Higher Education; the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity; the Long Island Museum; Albany Institute of Art & History; Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts; Berea College; Alice Lloyd College; Cape Cod Community College; and Worcester Art Museum.
Tom’s motto is, “Learn from the turtle. It only makes progress when it sticks its neck out.” (www.motivactgroup.com)
Jared Chrudimsky is the owner of Revitalize Massage Therapy®. He received his massage training from Northern Lights School of Massage in Minneapolis. He specializes in various deep tissue massage techniques, including Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release.
Jared is a six-time winner of Worcester Magazine’s Best Massage Therapist award (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013), and was named Best Massage Therapist in the 2011 and 2012 Landmark Readers’ Choice Awards.
He has worked as a massage therapist with several college and semi-professional sports teams, including Florida State, MacCalester College, Worcester State University, Assumption College, and the Worcester Sharks. He also provides massage at chiropractic offices, hospitals and alternative health centers, and for charity events including the March of Dimes, Walk to Cure Cancer, and Katie’s 5K. From 2004-10, he was an instructor and director of the massage therapy program at Salter College, in West Boylston, MA.
As a member of ACICS (Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges & Schools), Jared is part of a team that evaluates massage therapy programs nationwide for accreditation. Jared has just been named as one of Worcester Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” business leaders for 2013. (www.revitalizetherapy.com)
Tom and Jared share a passion for helping their clients achieve a more balanced, healthy and harmonious life. Their book, One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity By Following Your Dream, is available at http://amzn.com/1939288258.
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