Thrivecraft ™ inspirational coaching for wisdom & self-belief and authentic, sustainable leaps forward in life, love & business


Maggie Kay is creator of Thrivecraft ™ – a pragmatic abundance method that unlocks inner genius by blending deep intention with skilful action.

Formerly an ordained Buddhist priest then business woman, Maggie specialises in utilising meditation and spiritual intelligence for successful business and balanced lifestyles.

She co-founded Thrivecraft in 2003 and now coaches one to one, trains accredited Thrivecraft life coaches and meditation teachers and runs retreats and workshops.

In 2016, Maggie established Thrivecraft Home Hub, a riverside country retreat in Cornwall, south west UK, where she lives with her soul mate husband, Patrick.

Her book – Diving for Pearls: A Wise Woman’s Guide to Finding Love (O Books) – was published in 2017.    Diving for Pearls – Facebook page

Maggie says…

“Hello, I’m Maggie Kay, inspirational coach and founder of Thrivecraft.

I help you awaken your inspiration and inner wisdom so that you see your way forward and make the best decisions in your life, relationships and business.

Having graduated  with a BA in Psychology in my native Glasgow, Scotland, I spent my twenties in a semi-monastic community in London, training intensively to become ordained into the Western Buddhist Order.  Upon my ordination, I was given the spiritual name, Srimati, meaning ‘radiant mind’.

After nine years as an Order Member  –  leading communities and business teams as well as teaching meditation, giving talks and guiding retreats – I moved to Devon, a rural county in the south west of England.

Once there, no longer considering myself to be ‘just’ a Buddhist, I resigned my ordination in order to fully embrace a more universal spirituality.  In 2013, I ceased using my Buddhist name, Srimati, and returned to my original name, Maggie Kay.

Looking for fresh vocational expression, I qualified as a life coach and set up Thrivecraft Coaching with my soulmate and husband, Patrick.

As an expression of my spiritual life, I am a social and ethical business entrepreneur.  I have set up, run and been consultant to many ethical businesses, community enterprises and housing projects in London and Devon.

While living in Devon, I led the campaign to take over our village shop as a community venture which saved it from closure.  I also helped launch a community self-build eco-affordable housing project.  With a particular interest in sustainable living, I am inspired to help create a new socio-economic era based on generosity and co-operation.

Through Thrivecraft, I am able to bring together all my learning, spiritual wisdom and practical experience and have personally coached thousands of individuals and organisations throughout the UK and worldwide.

As well as coaching clients one-to-one, I run courses in business, relationships, meditation, spiritual development and life coaching and to lead personal and group retreats.

In 2013, I established the Thrivecraft Academy offering accredited training programmes for meditation practitioners, meditation teachers, Thrivecraft practitioners and Thrivecraft coaches as well as online programmes, including Wake Up Your Wisdom in Five Days.

All this has given me plenty to write and speak about.   I’ve been a contributor and columnist for spiritual and positive living magazines and made appearances in local and national press, radio and TV.

My aim is to contribute accessible and relevant spiritual intelligence to modern life, relationships and business via books, social media, audios, videos, events and online courses.

I have produced three editions of my guided meditation – Ask Your Inner Wisdom – and my first book – Diving For Pearls: The Wise Woman’s Guide to Finding Love – was published in September 2017.

Having lived in Devon until my son Jamie was independent, Patrick and I relocated to our dream home surrounded by 100 acres of river countryside near Saltash in Cornwall, close to where Pat grew up.

Here we run a coaching, meditation and training programmes, supported by our growing team of Thrivecraft coaches, meditation teachers and associates.”

12 responses

  1. parami

    sounds like you are thriving, very interesting to hear that you are involved in sustainable living. quite a few folk in the wbo are involved in transition town movements — in glasgow and lancaster as well as other places. for the moment my lifestyle is nomadic so i just keep my interest through reading etc but do plan to move back to glasgow at some point and will def get more involved there.

    go well, hen


    August 20, 2009 at 2:08 pm

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  3. I too am so happy about being able to virtually touch people deeply. Thank you for reading my blog!

    October 11, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    • Likewise! Nice to ‘meet’ you Eloise.

      October 11, 2009 at 10:21 pm

  4. Hi Srimati

    Sunada pointed me at your blog as I’ve been talking with a few people about setting up a Buddhist Coaches network.

    Fancy a chat some time?

    best wishes

    October 15, 2009 at 4:11 pm

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  6. Hello Srimati, Rachel tweeted about your course today. I would love to attend a future course with you and find out more about what you do, especially as my family and I are moving to the South West to live. I don’t think I could move further away from my real home which is in the North East of Scotland!! But I am well travelled and am looking forward to living in a beautiful part of the UK.

    Warmest Wishes


    March 23, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    • Hiya Mandy. Thanks for your interest in the Entrepreneurs Find Inner Wisdom course – it was fab! I will let you know where and when the next one’s will be running (probably London, Glasgow, Manchester and Cornwall). When do you arrive in the South West? And where exactly? It certainly is beautiful here. I do sometimes run local classes and events too, so maybe we might meet around here. Best Wishes, Srimati.

      March 29, 2010 at 9:31 pm

  7. Congratulations on this next phase of your journey Srimati! I wish you every blessing & some big Scottish hugs!
    Much love,
    Kimberley x

    April 7, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    • Thank you Kimberley. Big Scottish hug received with thanks!! Srimati x

      April 7, 2010 at 5:29 pm

  8. I am one of Rachel’s online business mentees and listened at leisure to your interviews – it’s great that the feminine side to business is now getting a real look in. Hope to meet you in person, when you come to London.

    Warmest regards

    August 18, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    • Hi Tracey – thanks for saying hello. So glad that you enjoyed the videos and appreciate the power of feminine wisdom in business too. I look forward to meeting you in person before too long.
      Best wishes, Srimati

      August 20, 2010 at 7:58 pm

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