“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.”