Maggie Kay is an inspirational coach and trainer, meditation teacher and author.
She founded Thrivecraft in 2003 and Thrivecraft Academy in 2013.
Thrivecraft is an inspirational coaching method that reveals truth, self belief and inner wisdom and creates authentic, graceful and sustainable leaps forward in life, love and business.
Maggie graduated with a BA (hons) degree in psychology in her native Scotland, then moved to London to train in her initial vocation as an ordained Buddhist minister having discovered the power of meditation age 19.
For the next 18 years (10 in semi-monastic communities and the rest with a young family), she put meditation and ethical principles into practice within Buddhist ‘right livelihood’ and other businesses as well as leading retreats and classes and mentoring others once ordained.
Maggie’s business experience includes raising substantial funds and acquiring and renovating properties for a housing co-op during seven years as development manager and greatly expanding an ethical gift shop to create a sizable profit within a year.
More recently, she led the campaign to save her village shop by establishing a thriving community enterprise and helped start an eco self build affordable community housing project.
In 2001, having amicably separated from her son’s dad, Maggie followed her intuition and moved the family from London to Devon where she soon met her soul mate, Patrick.
The resulting ‘renaissance’ inspired Maggie to resign her ordination (and some years later, to let go of her Buddhist name, Srimati) to embrace a more universal spirituality and all-inclusive way of helping others.
As her new vocational expression, Maggie trained and qualified as a life coach and founded Thrivecraft (initially with Patrick, though he now takes a back seat) providing life, business and spiritual coaching to a growing clientelle of mostly well-being and creative entrepreneurs.
Maggie’s first book – Diving for Pearls: A Wise Woman’s Guide to Finding Love (O Books) – published in 2017, tells her inspiring spiritual adventure and true love story, as well as sharing tips and teachings on meditation, intuition and relationships.
Now living amidst river countryside in Patrick’s beloved home county of Cornwall (her grown son, Jamie, remaining in nearby Devon), Maggie dedicates herself to coaching, mentoring, training and accrediting Thrivecraft coaches and meditation teachers via the Thrivecraft Academy.