My name is Ingrid Katal and I am the Founder and Life Recovery Coach of Simply True. I specialize in the areas of pain, loss, change and solutions, for the purpose of achieving Emotional INDEPENDENCE.
In my early 30’s, I walked with a cane for a number of months due to severe back pain, which began when I was 15. With much work, I discovered that my back pain was a psychological repercussion of my emotional torments of personal heart-aching, painful experiences. Getting healthy was the only option if I wanted to see my kids grow up, never mind to live a happy, long, prosperous life.
After helping others for over a decade, it was time for myself! This constituted a different mindset, radical changes and saying goodbye to everything I thought was true. I was on a quest to be healthy on every level. I would do anything to find relief. This relief eventually included divorcing all key family members, severing lifelong friendships, stripping my identity, lifestyle and habits. It started to be about my quality of survival.
Today, that very mission has become about the survival and health of all of you. I knew before I set out conducting programs and handing out emotional tools, I myself, needed to complete the work 100%. I am living with loving everyone exactly the same, having the absence of anger, stress, frustration, sadness, expectations and attachments to the outcome. So grateful! Being content, living in the moment and owning this inner peace is like no other. Did I mention that I can't stop smiling, hugging and giggling? My only job left, for those that are ready, is to make sure I pass the message of the importance of being CONNECTED TO YOURSELVES, so I can share in what I am living with day to day. Hence, the motto;
Stand in the Power of YOU.
Eliminate the pillars of support and stand in fearless balance.
Ingrid Katal has spent over 30 years writing books, programs, instructing, improving, and maximizing productivity globally for various business sectors, parents, children and countless couples. Her inspiring, fresh and bold approach has changed lifestyles of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. Being a Co-founder to one of the largest private companies in that industry, with over 470 employees and 12 branches nationwide, in a little over a decade, she was able to contribute and maximize her skills to showcase and eventually sell to a Fortune "50" Company. Ingrid has designed innovative administrative operations and cutting-edge business procedures that have garnered respect worldwide. By incorporating her unique methods of training staff members, she has been able to pinpoint areas of personal behavior which have helped determine a better business path for all to excel upon. This has resulted in shorter training programs, increased productivity levels, lower turnovers and even higher revenues. Her signature designs promote productive work environments and has helped companies grow to new heights. Even as a young teenager, she developed an acute intuition, observing life while creating a filter through which she would receive, perceive and respond unlike others around her. Ingrid had the deep desire to troubleshoot and solve every situation that came before her. The Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 forced her family to flee to Canada. Raised in a strict household, her tall and striking frame always claimed her a seat in the rear of the class, and proved to create challenges both academically and socially. As an introverted 12 year old, challenged with a hearing loss… Years of progressive ear infections plagued her during her early years, and by the age of 15 she'd lost 90% of her hearing, which was later corrected with surgery. High school was a turning point where the older, bigger kids became her new friends and her confidence started blossoming through the creative arts such as drama, music and Royal Conservatory in both piano and voice. Despite heartbreaking challenges well into her adult-hood, Ingrid has made extraordinary strides both personally and professionally. For the next two decades she worked with underprivileged children, earned a college degree and dove into the business world with her characteristic tenacity. Ingrid’s vast expertise in business operations, the love for the human spirit and her relentless determination to make a difference has set her apart, while smiling, giving and making a difference every step of the way.