Ingrida Schaefer, Life Coach

My name is Ingrida and I am a Life Coach for women in Connecticut and New York.

Do you need to find balance in the many roles of your life? This can involve personal or professional situations, where old concepts, ideas or emotional patterns have been outgrown and are in need of reorganization, insight and focus.

Life Coaching will guide you through the process of clarifying your needs, setting goals, and identifying the best plan of action to achieve your desired outcome.

Through empathy, listening skills and adaptability I am equipped to help you to find your own answers and to develop a stronger sense of self. To me there is nothing more rewarding than seeing my clients progressing, evolving and being genuinely happy to move on to the next stage of their lives.

My range of services also includes Image Consultancy.

What is Life Coaching?

The outcome of Life Coaching: Making your dreams come true. Only faster…

The aim is to unlock and maximize your core motivation.

Life Coaching can be defined as the interactive and productive art of communication with you, the client. The aim is to unlock and maximize your core motivation towards personal improvement of performance, learning and growth.  Through the means of introspection, you are invited to find out what you want to do and how you want to do it in order for you to move towards a purposeful, focused and motivated action course. The emphasis is on results and outcome.

The purpose of Life Coaching is to promote wellbeing in personal as well as professional areas.

The Life Coaching process in brief:

  • Raising awareness and self-awareness through evaluation of your current situation
  • Identifying your personal value and belief system
  • Exploring life-balance possibilities
  • Creating a plan of action, beginning with the end in mind
  • Sustaining short and long-term achievements

Some of the benefits of life coaching:

  • Personal and professional goal-setting
  • Time management skills
  • Personal and professional growth
  • Work-life balance
  • Increased motivation
  • Greater productivity and increased performance
  • Understanding non-verbal communication
  • Focus
  • Building confidence

Note: Individuals who are experiencing clinically significant mental health issues should contact their General Practitioner for further advice.

What is a Goddess?

The word 'Goddess' is a broad concept that represents strong and powerful self-care, compassion, instinctive and contemplative choice-making. A goddess's decision will promote wellbeing for her and her loved ones. 

A goddess abides by the following powerful concepts and principles:

  • A Goddess gives herself permission to shape her life according to her values, priorities and needs. Her personal integrity is paramount. She realizes that achievement of these values will foster happiness within her and those around her.
  • A Goddess's desire is to grow and to evolve. She understands that 'doing is becoming' and that results are determined by the choices she makes. She appreciates that the true cost of anything is what we give up in order to gain it.
  • A Goddess embraces different responsibilities in her role as daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend and lover. She comprehends that the only consistency thoughout life is changes within these myriad roles, which she sees as opportunities for personal development.

  • A Goddess recognizes the importance of nurturing herself mentally, physically and spiritually. She understands that through conscious choice she gains a sense of powerfulness which will affect the future of her internal as well as her external world.
  • A Goddess realizes that she is committed to identifying which parts of her no longer fit and she feels inspired to change them. Defining new boundaries will help her to sustain the part of herself she has neglected.

About Ingrida

The Life Coaching Goddess

Ingrida is a Certified Personal Performance Coach from the leading coaching body in the UK, The Coaching Academy, recognized by the ICF.

Born of Croatian descent in Germany, Ingrida began her career as an international fashion model. She then went on to study the world of fashion in Germany, achieving a first class degree in fashion design, working alongside international designers including Vivienne Westwood and Cerruti 1881.  Her university education took her further afield to England, where she set out to explore the fields of Psychology, leading to an Honors degree in Psychology. Over the past 15 years Ingrida has dedicated her life to study and to researching concepts of personal development, fundamentals of the female brain and the psychology of coaching, image and embodied cognition.

Ingrida’s vast multicultural experiences have made her a compassionate, receptive and thoughtful universal citizen. “I am a fusion of cultures. Growing up in different societies has made me responsive to change, renewal and welcoming the unknown”. Ingrida’s focus is to evoke the same passion for personal and professional growth in women and to cultivate the importance of finding their own unique image. “Knowing who you are, what you want and how to get there is fundamental. Combining this with knowing what makes you look and feel best is the recipe for success."

Ingrida is a proud and valued member of the British Psychological Society, the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology as well as the International Coach Federation.

She lives in the USA, Connecticut with her husband and two children.

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