Ingrid is passionate in her belief that the right kind of work and the right environment exist for all of us if we play to our strengths and establish winning conditions. The meaning of her life is to help others find the meaning in theirs.
A highly respected Certified Executive Coach (Royal Roads University 2002) specializing in Leadership and Executive Development as well as career exploration and transition issues, Ingrid helps her clients make positive choices that reflect their vision, values, talents, abilities and life goals.
She supports each person as they discover more about how they like to work and opens possibilities that can lead to significant and courageous decisions regarding fulfilling career, promotion and development options.
Ingrid specializes in supporting senior and emerging leaders, primarily in the public sector because of the positive impact she believes they can have on their staff and colleagues, and collectively on the citizens of their city, province, state or country.
She also works with leaders in private sector organizations who are courageously trying to make a positive difference in the world, and has mentored aspiring leaders through her commitment to Leadership Victoria. Ingrid was honoured as the recipient of the Excellence Through Coaching & Mentoring Award at the 2015 Leadership Victoria V Awards.
Prior to her current role, Ingrid led the Vancouver Island office of a large international HR Consulting firm that specialized in Career Transition and Talent Management. Ingrid has also held Executive Director and VP level positions with the Manitoba Civil Service Commission in Winnipeg, the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology in Saskatoon and Camosun College in Victoria where she provided strategic HR, labour relations and organization development advice and guidance. Her experience includes expertise in compensation and classification, employee wellness and policy development. She has held responsibility for leading and developing all aspects of the human resources function.
Ingrid holds a Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Studies, an Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management and Certificates in Mediation/Conflict Resolution, Labour Relations and a variety of assessment tools including, Lumina, Insights, Strong, MBTI and Birkman. She is a member of The Boss Whispering Institute where she has learned how to coach abrasive leaders.
Ingrid is an active member of the Vancouver Island Chapter of the British Columbia Human Resource Management Association (BCHRMA) and the Vancouver Island Coaches Association (VICA). She is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), she has been granted the MCC (Master Certified Coach) designation by the International Coach Federation and she is a Certified Meditation Instructor through the Chopra Centre in California.
In her personal time, Ingrid enjoys time spent with her family, the arts, especially dance (which she intends to learn someday) and painting (which she can actually do a bit). She actively engages in activities that promote and enhance the fitness of body, mind, heart and spirit.