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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-Missing News & Bill Deane

January Jones-Missing News & Bill Deane

William Deane

Our Missing News Blog.com written by William Deane is dedicated to bringing back the commitment of professional journalism. As a former network news editor, major market news director and anchor, BILL DEANE gives you the inside story often missed by media  more interested in Hollywood gossip. OUR MISSING NEWS gets into the WHY of the today’s significant events. 

BILL DEANE is a dedicated journalist and the author of, Smooth Criminal the story of an alleged CIA spy and one man crime way.

Sweet Treats You Can Live With! RECIPES. Thurs. 1pm ET

Recipe,3IngredientChocolatePopcornBark,BrendaBennett
Tis the season for treats to serve at parties, celebrations, and to enjoy as goodies just because! “Sweet Treats” is the name of this season’s game.
But, how do you escape adding those unwanted pounds? How do you avoid sugar highs and headaches? How do you prevent energy outbursts by your kids followed by melt-downs, not to mention the destruction sugar causes to their immune system and teeth? Is there a way to have sweet treats that you can live with – ones that satisfy you without using artificial substitutes, ones your guests and family will love when you entertain? Good News! The answer is, “Yes!” Our guest, Brenda Bennett, The Sugar-Free Mom, has a sugar-free idea a minute, well almost one a minute. From “Flourless Low Carb Pumpkin Cookies” to “3 Ingredient Chocolate Popcorn Bark” and “Gluten Free Apple Carrot Quinoa Mini Muffins (no sugar added)”, she will fill you up with Treats You Can Live With!

Come into our Family Food Experts Kitchen with Brenda, Co-Host Carolina (Kid Kritics Approved) and me as we get ready for a season of sweet treats that are out of this world naturally sugar-free delicious! Thursday, 1pm ET, on W4WN.com and W4CY.com.

… for the health of your family,
ellen

www.KidKritics.org
www.FuelYourDreams.org
www.FamilyFoodExperts.org

If you miss the live show, tune in on Sunday, 1pm ET, W4WN.com