FROM DIAMONDS, TO PSYCHOTHERAPY, TO PANCAKES
Welcome to Ingrid’s story. A journey of resilience, persistence and the incredible power of self-belief and self-leadership.
The early days
Ever since her school days, Ingrid has had a special drive within her. Despite being discouraged from going to university, this setback only strengthened her resolve to succeed and complete a Masters Degree. Ultimately, Ingrid began trading in jewellery, building a successful business in her home city of Antwerp, Belgium. However, after riding the crest of a wave, her world suddenly came crashing down when she was brutally attacked at gunpoint and subsequently hospitalised from the assault. As a result of the attack, Ingrid not only had everything stolen but within a year she had lost everything – her entire business, her personal possessions, her home and ultimately her marriage. All this and still with two small children to provide for.
After a long recovery time, both physically and mentally, Ingrid changed directions and turned inwards to embark on a more reflective and spiritual journey, which led her to become a psychotherapist for 12 years.
Little did she know that her life would change directions yet again.