Books

My books include Hippie Boy and Focus. I've also ghostwritten several books and produced seven anthologies.

Workshops & Memoir Coaching

If you have a story you need to write, I'm here to help. I offer a variety of workshops and comprehensive memoir coaching.

Speaking

If you’re looking for an inspirational speaker for your organization or an upcoming conference, meeting or fundraising event, I hope you’ll keep me in mind.

About Ingrid

I’m a memoir author, writing coach and inspirational speaker committed to helping people share their personal stories and live healthy, happy, passion-driven lives.

Inspirational Coaching, Speaking and Workshops



When I set out to write my coming-of-age memoir, Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story, I had no idea that it would lead to teaching, inspirational speaking and one-on-one coaching and mentoring. I thought I wanted to be a full-time author. I love writing books. But what I’ve discovered is that helping and inspiring people to go after their dreams, find healing and empowerment through personal narrative, and turn their adversity into an asset is what fuels my passion most. If you are in need of a personal coach or are looking for an inspiring speaker or workshop presenter for your next event, let’s connect.



“My knees are still shaking from our call. I’ve been writing since we got off the phone, and it’s so hard but it’s really good for me. I feel so fortunate to have landed in your workshop, and to have this opportunity to go even further with you.”

– Kathleen J., Seattle


“Thank you for the great speech you gave Thursday night at the Youth Challenge Awards. The kids were very inspired.”

– Mike Neumeister, Area Director, Alderwood Boys & Girls Club



“I want you to know that your presentation was the most powerful for me from the whole week. My brain is already trying to tweak my personal narrative writing unit to get my students to dig deeper. On a personal note, you have encouraged me to start addressing some of my "demons" through writing. Thank you.”

– Tracy Foltz, teacher, Howells, Michigan



“My knees are still shaking from our call. I’ve been writing since we got off the phone, and it’s so hard but it’s really good for me. I feel so fortunate to have landed in your workshop, and to have this opportunity to go even further with you.” – Kathleen J., Seattle

Robin Chang

“Thank you for the great speech you gave Thursday night at the Youth Challenge Awards. The kids were very inspired.” – Mike Neumeister, Area Director, Alderwood Boys & Girls Club

Rown wiesly

“I want you to know that your presentation was the most powerful for me from the whole week. My brain is already trying to tweak my personal narrative writing unit to get my students to dig deeper. On a personal note, you have encouraged me to start addressing some of my "demons" through writing. Thank you.” – Tracy Foltz, teacher, Howells, Michigan

Jex Polack