Ingrid Bijl serves God through her work as a Biblical counselor. She is mainly focused on starting the Center for Biblical Counseling Europe. In Europe, with 446 million inhabitants, there are approximately 40 Biblical counselors, so there is room for more. Ingrid is in the process of becoming a certified Biblical counselor (ABC), which she hopefully will achieve in October 2021.
For over 20 years Ingrid has supported individuals, teams and organizations as a coach, counselor and consultant. Communication, personal growth and organizational development were her main focus points.
Ingrid started working as a freelance trainer in 1998 and was educated as a project manager in 2003. In 2007 she was certified as an Academic Intercultural Coach & Counselor, and in 2013 she received her Kirkpatrick Evaluation certification (Kirkpatrick Institute) and also her Organizational Behavior Management certification (OBM 2014).
She has been working in and for profit and non-profit organizations in health, education and government. As an entrepreneur she organized high end private business retreats for CEO’s, managers and entrepreneurs, together with Ingrid van den Boogaard (Bo).
Ingrid speaks Dutch (fluent), English (fluent), Spanish (intermediate), German (basic), French (basic).
Ingrid Bijl was born in Weesp, the Netherlands. She now lives in the area of Alicante, Spain (Europe), together with Bo (Ingrid van den Boogaard). She has been married twice, has 2 daughters and is the grandmother of 3 grandsons. Ingrid lives a life of celibacy.
God revealed Himself clearly to Ingrid through the Bible. In this interview with She Rises, she shares her testimony: