In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Tom Ingrassia and Jared Chrudimsky, principals of MotivAct Group. The talk about Tom and Jared's new book, One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity By Following Your Dreams, which was released in October 2013. This episode aired originally on December 1, 2013.
One Door Closes features first-person stories of 16 inspiring people who have triumphed over seemingly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams. The book profiles national celebrities such as Scherrie Payne of The Supremes, June Monteiro of The Toys, and Mary Wilson of The Supremes. Central Mass. people are also profiled, including: Annette Rafferty, founder of Abby's House; Ken McDonnell, marketing director at Wake Up Narcolepsy, and Scott Erb & Donna Dufault of Erb Photography. The second half of One Door Closes features 10 holistic self-assessment tools that readers can use to chart their own journey into their dreams.
In 2001, Tom Ingrassia, a motivational speaker, life coach, writer and musicologist, formed Ingrassia Artist Management, which represents a roster of more than a dozen eclectic musicians, actors and composers. In 2006, Jared Chrudimsky, who specializes in various deep-tissue massage techniques, including trigger-point therapy and myofascial release, formed Revitalize Massage Therapy. In 2010, Jared and Tom formed Mental Massage. In a 2011 Business Beat interview, Steve talked with them about Mental Massage.