Rick Ingrasci

My background is in psychiatry, holistic medicine, community development, and social entrepreneuring. I also play a mean jazz accordion… 😉 I currently practice life coaching, mainly with leaders of non-profit organizations, and I am the Director of the StoryDome Project — Expanding Worldviews and Transforming the Way We Live and Learn Through the Power of Visual Storytelling.

My two greatest mentors were Buckminster Fuller and Marshall McLuhan, both of whom deepened my interest in the relationship between culture and technology.

I co-founded Interface (Boston’s largest holistic education center), the American Holistic Medical Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Hollyhock, where I have been convening an annual Hollyhock Summer Gathering since 1986. I co-authored the bestselling “Chop Wood, Carry Water: A Guide to Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Everyday Life.”

My current passions center on the role of play, art, and creativity in personal and social transformation. My wife Peggy Taylor and I have black belts in “throwing a better party…” We have a wonderful family (son Leif, daughter Amy — ask us about our two grandchildren!) including two Havenese pupperazzi (Chico and Loki).

Specialties: Life coaching, immersive multimedia storytelling, holistic medicine, psychiatry, group facilitation, consciousness research