Archive for the ‘Featured’ Category

January Jones – Trust The Journey

January Jones-Trust the Journey

January Jones welcomes Tom Ingrassia and Jared Chrudimsky co-author’s of When One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity By Following Your Dreams sharing true life stories of people who have overcome insurmountable obstacles in order to live their dreams. Today’s interview will be with Shandirai Mawokomatanda entitled Trust The Journey dealing with molestation and low self-esteem.

January Jones welcomes  Tom Ingrassia “The Motown Historian” 

Meet Tom Ingrassia

Tom Ingrassia is a motivational speaker, writer and Motown historian. In 2001, Tom left a successful, 25-year career in higher education to pursue his lifelong dream of working in the entertainment industry, with the formation of Ingrassia Productions and Artist Management. Along the way, he had the opportunity to work with many of the legendary singers he grew up listening to and idolizing in the 1960s, including Arlene Smith (The Chantels), Barbara Alston (The Crystals), June Monteiro (The Toys), The Velvelettes, and Carl Gardner (The Coasters).  The highlight, however, was serving as Executive Assistant and Creative Director for Mary Wilson, of The Supremes, from 2001-05.

MA Motown Historian

Photo by Scott Erb Photography

Today, Tom is president of The MotivAct Group LLC, offering holistic personal and professional development programs designed to guide his audiences to live into their dreams. An in-demand speaker, Tom travels the country with his motivational/goal setting program, “Mental Massage®” and “Making A Difference Begins With YOU…So Live Into Your Dreams,” and pop culture programs, “Motown and The Civil Rights Movement” and “Girl Power: The Supremes As Cultural Icons.”

An accomplished music journalist, Tom has more than 25 articles printed in publications ranging from Billboard, Worcester Business JournalSpirit of Change,Goldmine, and Record Auction Monthly, to Soul Survivor and San Francisco Hot Ticket. In 2007, Tom collaborated with Barbara Alston (of The Crystals) on her autobiography, “There’s No Other,” and Carl Gardner’s (of The Coasters) autobiography, “Yakey Yak, I Fought Back.”

Tom Ingrassiawith Mary Wilson and Barbara Ingrassia

Tom & Barbara Ingrassia with Mary Wilson at Boston’s Fleet Center, 1997. Photo courtesy Thomas Ingrassia Collection.

Tom has been a consultant to a number of entertainment and media outlets, including The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, WCVB-TV (Boston), WBZ-TV (Boston), WHDH-TV, (Boston), and WXYZ-TV (Detroit). He has appeared on television and radio shows around the country, including “New England Newsmakers,” “Audio Journal,” “The January Jones Show,” “Ramona Interviews,” “The Boomer and The Babe,” and “Soapbox.” In 2002 and 2004, he worked closely with The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to coordinate The Legendary Girl Groups Commemorative Stamps unveiling ceremony, and “Reflections: The Mary Wilson Supremes Gown Collection.”

Memorabilia from the Thomas Ingrassia Collection has been exhibited at the Whitley Gallery (Los Angeles), Barbican Centre (London), Lockhart Gallery (Geneseo, NY), Albany Institute of Art and History, the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum (Austin).

Berea College poster

Courtesy Berea College

Tom’s speaking engagements have included the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester Art Museum, Berea College Distinguished Speaker Series, Alice Lloyd College, Albany Institute of Art and History, State University of New York, the Long Island Museum, Cape Cod Community College, Worcester Public Library, Jacob Edwards Library, North Shore Community College, Northern Essex Community College, Massasoit Community College, Worcester State University, Leominster Public Library, Worcester Institute for Senior Education, and the Valencia Men’s Club.

Prior to entering the entertainment industry in 2001, Tom spent 25 years in higher education and private industry, achieving the position of assistant dean of the Graduate School of Management at Clark University. He also has been affiliated with Assumption College, Regis College, Urbana College, West Virginia Northern Community College, and the State Mutual Companies. Tom earned his bachelor of arts degree in history from the State University of New York at Geneseo. He holds a master of arts degree in history from  the University of Connecticut.

Tom lives by the motto, “Learn from the turtle—it only makes progress when it sticks its neck out.”

The MotivAct Group

Motivate to Activate Your True Potential (tm)

Are you eager to develop a roadmap to guide you from where you are today to where you want to be?

Will this be the year when everything falls into place, just the way you envisioned it?

Are you searching for a vehicle to break through the roadblocks and detours that have sidetracked you on life’s highway?

We’re the MotivAct Group. Our holistic approach to personal and professional development has helped clients from all walks of life overcome formerly intractable obstacles as they pursue their personal and professional goals. And we’re confident we can help you.

January Jones sharing JFK 50th Anniversary with Sherry Feister!

January Jones sharing JFK 50th Anniversary with Sherry Feister!

“The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest; but the myth,
persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”
– John F. Kennedy
About the Author

Sherry Fiester is a retired Certified Senior Crime Scene Investigator and law enforcement instructor with 30 years of experience. She has testified as a court certified expert in crime scene investigation, crime scene reconstruction, and bloodstain pattern analysis in Louisiana Federal Court and over 30 judicial districts in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida. Author of numerous articles in professional publications, Fiester is recognized as an instructor in her field at state and national levels.

Fiester has presented forensic findings at the Coalition on Political Assassinations Conference (COPA) in Washington, DC in 1995, the Dealey Plaza Echo Annual Kennedy Assassination Conference in the United Kingdom in 1996, and at JFK Lancer November in Dallas Historical Research Conferences since 1996. Fiester is a recipient of the prestigious JFK Lancer-Mary Ferrell New Pioneer Award, presented for advancing a better understanding of evidence in the Kennedy Assassination through innovative research.

Now retired from police work, Fiester is a prominent author, lecturer, and educator. “Enemy of Truth: Myths, Forensics, and the JFK Assassination” is her first in a series of upcoming publications utilizing various forensic disciplines to address important subjects of interest to Americans in the 21st century. Her next book, “Demystifying Mind Control” is slated for release in late 2013.

This Week on Proceed and Succeed Tuesday at 3! – Corporate Wellness Programs with Jackie LeClaire

This Week’s Show – Corporate Wellness Programs with Jackie LeClaire

This is really ironic for me, since I don’t exercise at all.  So, I need to be careful with our guest today!

But seriously, this week we be discussing the area of Corporate wellness programs from two points of view;

  1. How your company benefits, and
  2. How Jackie markets and promotes her business to companies.

Jackie is an amazing person with an amazing business.  He is an Internationally certified aerobics instructor, personal trainer, and sports nutritionist.  Additionally, she is a Certified Gravity trainer, Reiki healer, and certified hypnotist.

She runs Results Wellness Centers and can be reached at:

Jackie@resultswellnesscenters.com
(866) 998-4100 Office
(201) 628-6216 Cell

http://www.resultswellnesscenters.com/Corporate_Wellness.html

You’ll not want to miss this exciting and useful hour. Listen while you work, conveniently at 3:00 PM this Tuesday…and EVERY Tuesday from 3:00 to 4:00.

You can listen live on any of my Show websites!  To listen live, simply go to any of these:

The show is professionally engineered with state of the art equipment.  It’s heard in 195 countries and all 50 states.  Tune in on your computer, your smart phone or tablet.

I’m really looking forward to having you listen.

By the way, YOU can be a guest on this Show.  If you feel you can benefit my audience and benefit yourself and your business from your appearance, send me an email to joe@joegraziano.com