I have a passion and calling for coaching and care of Christian leaders around the world. As a former missionary, a pastor's wife and certified leadership coach, my experiences have shaped who I am and given me a heart to invest in others; to care for and develop the soul of leaders.
There are many leaders around the world who are finding themselves at a crossroads; longing for support, encouragement, healing and hope. My heart’s passion is to come alongside these leaders in under-resourced areas of the world to encourage them, lift up their spirits and infuse them with fresh hope.
I believe that God is continuing to call me to use my gifts, talents, experiences and passion to minister to leaders both locally and globally. I often say that I have a “glocal” ministry. I coach and do inner healing with local pastors, ministry couples, church leaders, seminary and doctoral students; and also travel around the United States doing leadership development, soul care seminars and inner healing training in high schools, universities, churches, and mission organizations. I do similar training, seminars and one-on-one inner healing and coaching sessions with leaders from around the world.
Soul Care for the Caregivers
I follow Paul’s example from Acts 20:2
“Traveling through the country passing from one gathering to another, he gave constant encouragement, lifting their spirits and charging them with fresh hope.”
The Soul of Leadership
We cannot change what we are not aware of. All change begins with awareness. Personal growth and development begins with understanding who we are, why we do what we do, discovering what might be holding us back or keeping us stuck, and unlocking our full potential, gifts and passions .
"Ingrid specializes in life coaching, spiritual direction, emotional healing, mentoring, soul care and missionary member care. She is skilled at bringing people to their next level of personal, spiritual and leadership potential."
Dr. Martin Sanders, Director
I have been involved in ministry for over 30 years in roles as:
Missionary in France and Mali, W. Africa
Adjunct professor in coaching at ATS (Nyack Alliance Theological seminary)
Seminar leader with Stress in the Ministry, a program for ministry couples in crisis
Global Leadership Associate - Worldwide Ministry of Developing Leaders
Arrow Leadership - executive coach and trainer
International Teams - former board member and current trainer of new workers preparing for cross-cultural ministry
Soul Care and missionary member care for CMA, International Teams, Salvation Army, World Vision, Arrow Leadership and Global Hope Network International
BS in education
MA in Intercultural Studies
D.Min in Global Leadership at ATS. My dissertation topic: The impact of inner healing prayer on Christian maturity
Certified leadership coach with IPEC
ICF ACC- accredited coach with the International Coaching Federation
Philosophies on the Soul of Leadership:
We cannot change what we are not aware of. All change begins with awareness. Personal growth and development begins with understanding who we are, why we do what we do, discovering what might be holding us back or keeping us stuck, and unlocking our full potential, gifts and passions. It is the soul of the leader which often gets neglected.
Our soul (which is primarily our mind, will and emotion) often gets neglected, overlooked and pushed down. King Solomon said, “Above all else, guard your heart for it is the well spring of life." As a soulful leader, my passion is to journey with people to the deep places of their souls to help them discover the keys that are already there to unlock God’s full potential in their lives.