Helping women, children & men work towards a happier & manageable personal & social life.
Ingeborg's life coaching service helps
guide individuals, entrepreneurs, small business owners and other professionals to success on
their own terms, doing what they love. Ingeborg also works with women in relationship, career
and life transition who are ready to discover what they really want.
Who comes to Coaching?
Who can benefit from life coaching?
What is a life and business coach?
How does coaching differ from therapy and consulting?
What happens in coaching?
What is Ingeborg's coaching style?
What can you expect from coaching?
What are your coaching fees?
What are the benefits of phone coaching?
Group Coaching - The Working Mums on Tightropes - a Balancing Program.
What about confidentiality?
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Ingeborg Vriend is a Psychologist and a Professional Life Coach who helps high achieving,
working mothers manage fear, doubt and worry around the impact of this recession and on
their families. A working single mother herself, Ingeborg spent years in various jobs, careers and
educational training pursuits before pursuing her dreams and is passionate about helping women
actively choose how they want to spend their time and energy.
Ingeborg's clients report that they are better able to affect change and accomplish goals. In addition,
her clients enjoy increased self-esteem, improved communication skills, enhanced relationships,
better work/life balance and less stress.
Ingeborg completed her masters in psychology at the University of Queensland and is currently
completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She is a member of the Australian
psychological Society and registered with the Psychology Board.
Ingeborg has lived in Indonesia, Netherlands and Australia and is multilingual (speaks Indonesian,
Dutch and German fluently). She currently resides in Brisbane with her daughter. In her
free time, Ingeborg enjoys staying fit, relaxed, and is actively involved in christian life. Back to Menu.
Clients come to coaching because they want to change something in their lives or business
and they want help along the way. By hiring Ingeborg as their coach, they are committed to living their
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Are you a small business owner, entrepreneur or other professional who wants to discover and
follow your true passion? Develop better self-confidence and communication skills? Create work / life
balance and leave the office an hour early?
Are you a single woman who wants to attract a fun, supportive and loving relationship?
Are you a working mother who wants to manage your guilt and stress levels so you can enjoy
more balance between kids, career, marriage and personal time?
Are you an empty-nester, divorcee or retiree who wants to re-focus your energy on yourself? Explore
and discover new possibilities?
Does this sound like you?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, personal life coaching could be exactly what
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As a life and business coach, Ingeborg empowers you to set goals and establish accountability for personal
and business success. You will be guided as you articulate your aspirations, clarify the choices before you
and create action plans to achieve your goals. You set the agenda, and Ingeborg serves as an objective
sounding board to help keep you focused and on track. Coaching helps you break through old barriers and
develop new practices so you can reach your desired goals. Back to Menu.
Although coaching and therapy can complement each other, coaching is not therapy.
coaching you develop strategic actions to help you move forward. Coaching does not attempt to
explain behaviors, delve into your past, or identify pathology. In contrast, coaching helps you stay
in the now and the future.
However, if you started out with coaching and Ingeborg noted that you
needed therapy, she would highlight this to you and suggest that you switch mode for a while
until those issues from the past and maybe some of your negative or strong emotions were addressed.
This would be achieved by clear boundaries and a holt on the coaching would be made
in a contract between Ingeborg and yourself, so both know what will and won’t be done in
either coaching or therapy.
In contrast to consulting, coaching does not involve advice. Instead, you are asked powerful questions to
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Before you can go anywhere, you have to know where you are starting. You will be sent forms to
help clarify what you want and need out of coaching.
Following this, you will start regular sessions (one to four sessions/month) where Ingeborg will ask you
questions and lead you through exercises related to your goals. By the end of each session, Ingeborg will help you to
develop a homework assignment to give you a clear sense of what to focus on in preparation for the next session.
Ingeborg is also available for email check-ins in between sessions. If you truly commit to
the process, you will find that the real benefits of coaching show up between the sessions. Back to Menu.
It is Ingeborg's mission, as a coach, to create a safe and respectful environment in which you feel
both supported and challenged as you work towards your goals.
Ingeborg's coaching style has been
described as warm, direct, and fun. Clients are pushed out of their comfort zones but not beyond
their limits. Ingeborg is there to celebrate your successes and to support you when you stumble. She
also loves to laugh and believes that humor is necessary on the road to success. Back to Menu.
Although the coaching experience is different for everyone, clients report common outcomes.
As a result of coaching, Ingeborg's clients report that they are better able to effect change and accomplish
goals. In addition, her clients enjoy increased self-esteem, improved communication skills, enhanced
relationships, better work/life balance and less stress.
They are better able to make decisions
and navigate the daily demands of their jobs and home lives. They have a clearer sense of
what is important to them and how they want to live their lives. They feel better physically, more
connected spiritually, and are finally moving forward towards definitive goals. Back to Menu.
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Coaching over the phone allows you to open up more fully and provides you with flexibility in
your environment. Instead of worrying about what you may look like when you get emotional, you
are in the privacy of your own home so you can really focus on the work at hand. Or you may prefer
to bring your cell phone to your favorite location where you feel most relaxed, creative or energized.
Again, coaching is all about you – so you get to decide. Coaching over the phone also allows
you to work with me regardless of the country, city or state in which you live.
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The Working Mums on Tightropes - a Balancing Program, has one goal:
to make a breakthrough and finally manage your guilt and stress levels so you can enjoy time with
family and be more productive at work.
Problem: As a working mother, you're struggling to juggle kids, career, marriage, and personal
time and it feels like something always has to give. Running from commitment to commitment
and lack of sleep is taking a toll on your personal time, health and well-being.
You feel guilty when
you leave your kids to go to work and guilty when you leave work early to pick up your kids. You're
left feeling stressed and exhausted.
The Affordable Solution: Take a group of motivated working mothers, bring them together, provide
them with all the knowledge, support, accountability, inspiration and personal attention required
to help them create balance in their lives.
You Will Learn How To:
- Adopt practical tools to manage your guilt and stress
- Create your vision for the future
- Determine your values and priorities
- Create and commit to an action plan
Limited to 15 participants total
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Everything we talk about is 100% confidential and unless you tell someone that we are working
together (or give me your express permission to do so) no one will know that we have spoken. Back to Menu.