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Soulful Marketing

Thrivecraft Workshop

with Maggie Kay

Totnes, Devon, UK

Sat 14 / Sun 15 March 2015

An inspiring weekend workshop learning how to

attract ideal clients or customers and increase income

– without selling your soul!

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Combining practical business know-how with spiritual intelligence

Many of us are self employed practitioners or running our own small business.  Between us, we offer a fantastic array of ethical products and services, inspired to help make the world a better place.  We love what we do, but for some, the actual business side of things isn’t our strong point, especially when it comes to selling, marketing and making enough money.

Having founded Thrivecraft in 2003, Maggie Kay quickly identified the need to offer business coaching to many of her life coaching clients who were struggling to make the most of their soulful business.  Combining her background in ethical business with her experience of spiritual intelligence, the popular course Mind Your Own Business was born.

For the first time in many years, Maggie Kay is once again offering a business boosting Thrivecraft workshop for ethical entrepreneurs and practitioners.  On March 14/15, SOULFUL MARKETING guides participants through the practical and magical ways to find your niche, get known, attract ideal clients and customers, and increase income – without selling your soul.

The workshop is hosted by the Totnes Natural Health Centre and costs £149.  (There are three places at £99 for those who need a concession).  The magical part of this workshop means that participants often make their investment back by attracting new business almost immediately!

 

Be your true self and do what you love.

Create prosperity with authenticity and grace.

Attract opportunities, synchronicity and flow.

Thrivecraft – Practical and Magical.

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 In this video, filmed five years ago when I was still known as Srimati, I share some tips on how to launch and develop a business with author and leadership coach, Nick Williams of www.iamnickwilliams.com


Putting Thrivecraft into Action!

Putting Thrivecraft into Action!

with Maggie Kay

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Thrivecraft Weekend Workshop

At the Totnes Natural Health Centre

Near the Royal Seven Stars Hotel,

Totnes, Devon, UK

Sat 15 / Sun 16 March 2014

In this culminating workshop of the Thrivecraft programme,

we combine spiritual intelligence with practical know-how

to activate a rewarding shift in your life and/or business.

Guided by Maggie & harnessing the visionary input of the group,

you will develop a clear sense of your next steps

towards greater creative expression, prosperity and fulfilment.

Gain a stronger sense of who you are, your true purpose,

and the unique gifts you have to offer the world.

And learn the magical art of how to magnetise

your ideal clients, customers, investors and collaborators.

   Claim your true self and do what you love.

Create prosperity with authenticity and grace.

Attract opportunities, synchronicity and flow.

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Thrivecraft – Practical and Magical

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Caroline travels from Switzerland to attend workshops

and explains why it is well worth the trip


Creating Prosperity with Your Soulful Work

Thrivecraft

Business Coaching Day

with Maggie Kay

Creating Prosperity with your

Soulful Work

 

Sunday 19th January 2014

9.30 am -4.30 pm

at our new venue

The Totnes Natural Health Centre

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 The theme for this coaching day is creating prosperity in 2014 with your true vocation / soul work / creative endeavour / inspired ethical business.

During the day we will review where we are now in the fulfilment of our vocation and creation of prosperity, and explore where we’d like to make positive developments.

We will create a heart centered vision map for 2014 and practice magnetising whatever new business, income, support, resources, clarity, self belief etc we seek.

The Thrivecraft Group Coaching Day format is an opportunity for us to receive more personal input in a smaller group setting and deepen support and connection between fellow experienced Thrivecrafters.

January’s coaching day launches the Thrivecraft Programme’s business coaching module which will continue at the February and March weekend workshops (details coming soon).

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Happiness, Life Balance and Feminine Wisdom

Everyone seems to be talking about it – that the time is upon us to make radical changes – to find kinder, more balanced ways to prosper in life and business.

As the ‘old ways’ of greed and exploitation continue to falter and fall, we are digging deeper than ever to find alternatives.  How can we create fair societies, healthy economies and sustainable lifestyles?

Even the government has commissioned a study on how to foster happiness, finally acknowledging how important this personal level of well being is.

I am relieved to say I have heard on a reliable grapevine that the government are genuinely taking heed of the findings.

And thank goodness some attention is being placed where it is due.  After all, when we are happy we are healthier, more productive and cause less trouble!  All governments should take heed!

Here’s the link to newly launched Action for Happiness whose work I follow and admire – www.actionforhappiness.org

Being a true Aquarian, I’ve been ahead of the curve on this theme.  A couple of years ago, I spoke at a conference about our experience of setting up a community run shop in our village.

One of the things I mentioned was that giving and contributing to other people (in this case by volunteering in the community shop) was creating increased happiness and that Gross National Happiness was as important as Gross National Product.

But perhaps it’s true that charity begins even closer – at home i.e. within ourselves.  Are we happy, in balance and being kind to ourselves?

When I spoke to former TV Dragon, Rachel Elnaugh, about this she admitted that she felt she had to get ‘tough’ in her early days of business.  This left her out of balance and in need of reclaiming her feminine side.

Nowadays Rachel is actively engaged in supporting a new era of feminine wisdom in business.  She is in the process of setting up her new project Source TV – a cutting edge platform, specialising in video, dedicated to supporting and promoting ‘heart-centred thought leaders’.

It is so inspiring to witness the growing strength of this wave of conscious and creative entrepreneurs and mentors.  I had a very enjoyable couple of days supporting Rachel at the Business Start Up Show in London recently.

Thank you to all you amazing people who I met at Rachel’s stand.  The bounce in your step and the sparkle in your eyes is the only proof I need that a time of  happiness, life balance and feminine wisdom is nearly here!


What makes me the Inner Wisdom Coach and why do I love working with conscious entrepreneurs?


Mind Reactive and Mind Creative


Entrepreneur Coaches Find Inner Wisdom


With Rachel Elnaugh: How to Magnetise, Market & Monetise Your Personal Brand


Community Enterprise – Leaps of Faith 1


Community enterprise – Leaps of Faith 2


Law of Attraction and Telepathic Marketing

In this video, Maggie Kay asks business mentor and transformational coach, Rachel Elnaugh (TV’s Dragons’ Den) about her approach to marketing and agrees that the law of attraction and telepathic marketing are powerful hidden factors that draw clients and new business.

In 2010, Rachel attended Maggie’s one day training retreat for professionals – Entrepreneurs Find Inner Wisdom – where telepathic marketing was taught and practiced.


With Judy Piatkus: Inner Wisdom – part 1


With Judy Piatkus: Inner Wisdom – part 2


With Rachel Elnaugh (TV’s Dragons’ Den): Feminine Wisdom in Business 1


With Rachel Elnaugh (TV’s Dragons’ Den): Feminine Wisdom in Business 2


Give a Little, Gain a Lot: The ethical road to economic recovery

An anxious village shop and post office owner, losing heart and money, gives six more months of trade whilst villagers try to find a way to keep their only shop open.

 

A busy life and business coach, juggling work and family responsibilities, shares a vision of how to save the shop and inspires the community into action.

 

A dynamic Vicar, already supporting three churches, three school boards, and two charities, trawls the internet for grants and leads the fundraising campaign.

  

A mother of three small children overcomes her sleep deprivation to communicate her passion for community resourcefulness and joins the management committee.

 

 A successful businessman, on the eve of going into hospital, pulls out his chequebook without hesitation and gives the project its start up funds.

 

 This might read like a cast for The Archers, but these are real people in a real village saving a real shop and post office.  These are a few of the founding members of the proposed new community run shop in Broadhempston, near Totnes in South Devon.

 

In addition, six trades-people are offering discounted services; 10 professionals are giving free expert advice; 36 volunteers have put themselves forward to serve in the shop; and 90 villagers have dug into their pockets and raised the £20,000 needed to take over the business.  The community shop is on schedule to take over on the 6th April.

 

Each of these people has a full life, complete with personal challenges of all descriptions, yet each has something that they can happily give – time, money, expertise, enthusiasm.  It’s a pleasure to be doing what they can.  They each feel uplifted and enriched by the experience, and bonded to their community in a way they didn’t before.

 

And the collective reward is huge – the only village shop and post office at the heart of a rural community stays open.  The whole community is brought together to create something even better than it had before – a spruced up shop, better goods and supplies to choose from, better prices, a new café, and a strengthened local network of mutual help and friendship – a quality of life factor that is hard to quantify.

 

The community shop in Broadhempston is a tiny microcosm, yet it is a working example of a principle that has a lot to offer on a grand scale.  In fact nearly 200 rural shops in the UK are saving their village shops by following this community enterprise model – that’s perhaps 200,000 people directly benefiting from this kind of grass roots co-operation, with knock on effects far beyond.

 

Imagine what it would be like if every single person in the UK could act on the question ‘what can I give?’  With us all giving some time, money or expertise to someone or something that is little worse off than us, we would create a revolution of positive change.

 

This is the principle of Kaizen – a Japanese business concept that has been embraced in the West since the 80s.  The idea is to encourage a culture of continuous, small positive change that adds up to a giant tidal wave of improvement.  For example, if every person in an office of 200 makes one small improvement every day – a faster line of communication, organising a filing cabinet more efficiently – the collective positive change over days and weeks is incalculable.

 

It is a natural and understandable survival instinct to withdraw and protect oneself when one feels under threat.  However, if we get stuck looking at what we fear and what we lack, we stay frozen and paralysed and the suffering is contagious.  This is what is happening in the world economy right now.  The fear and lack of confidence infecting our collective economic behaviour is creating more lack – a collective poverty mentality that creates more of itself.

 

However, if instead we can place our attention on what we have and what we still have available to give (a kind of ‘count our blessing’s’ and ‘bottle half full’ mentality), we relax.  Things open up, opportunities arise, and energy, ideas and therefore money, start to flow.  We feel empowered.  We build confidence.  We create new enterprises, exchanges and trades.  Everyone starts to breathe again.  We create wealth and prosperity.  This is a collective abundance mentality, which again, creates more of itself.

 

This is the timeless metaphysical law of attraction at work – whatever you pay attention to, you get more of.

 

This is the timeless metaphysical law of attraction at work – whatever you pay attention to, you get more of.  If your attention is on fear and lack you attract more fear and lack.  If your attention is on plenty and generosity you attract more plenty and generosity.  Our responsibility is therefore to take our attention off of what we don’t want (lack) and place it on what we do want (plenty).  One of the most effective ways of doing this is to recognise what we have to give – even in tiny ways – and to give it.

  

Each and every one of us can create our own personal economic stimulus package within our own local, personal sphere.

 

  

Governments are launching economic stimulus packages using billions of pounds and dollars of public money.  We can do the same thing – albeit with a few less zeros at the end of our sums.  Each and every one of us can create our own personal economic stimulus package within our own local, personal sphere. This adds up to creating a lot of well being and a lot of prosperity.

 

  

And what about extending this principle to the sphere of business?  What if every business in the country could ask itself: ‘what can we give?’  Perhaps there’s an allied local enterprise in need of a start up fund or a business mentor or a marketing partner. Perhaps giving a little will gain the local community a lot, which in turn rewards the ‘big brother’ sponsor with more customers and the country with a re-vivified economy.

 

  

Because of family connections in the village, the Broadhempston community shop is approaching a long standing company to become the lead corporate sponsor for rural community shops in the UK.  The Plunkett Foundation (www.plunkett.co.uk) is a charity that supports rural community shops with grants and free advisers, and it’s just run out of grant because the demand is so great.

 

  

The proposal is that the company gives an annual donation to the Plunkett Foundation to distribute to rural community shops in the UK.  Even though the company is itself feeling the pinch, its donor status now earns instant favourable exposure to hundreds of thousands of new customers in their prime market.

 

 At the same time the company can demonstrate to its existing customer base that it’s doing its bit to stimulate the economy and protect the environment (by supporting local food trade and reduced car miles).  The result for the company is that their profit increases well in excess of their donation every year.

 

 The old paradigm of greed and exploitation has had its day and we are now experiencing the inevitable collapse of such a harsh principle.  It doesn’t make sense to expect to gain at another’s or the planet’s expense indefinitely.  Sooner or later the factory worker is exhausted or the field stops being fertile.  Take, take, take – it doesn’t work long term.

 

  

Sustainable growth can only come from a different source – one of natural, intelligent, enjoyable, tending and giving.  The economy can only thrive if based on mutually beneficial relationships of giving and receiving – a synergy that creates more than the sum of its parts.  Just like the earth itself, we are all growing, living things and we need care and love and respect to yield our best, and continue yielding our best throughout our lives.  Health, happiness and fulfillment are profoundly productive.

 

  

The new, sustainable economic paradigm is based on the ethical principle of philanthropy.  The word ‘philanthropy’ means ‘love of humanity’ and, at best, is not just about giving unreservedly in order to ease suffering.  Good philanthropy is considered – choosing where to invest resources so that a person or a business or an enterprise becomes independent and self-sustaining after initial assistance.

 

  

Of course we have the existing channels of investors or banks and lenders to assist in the growth of enterprise.  This works to an extent (give or take the odd global distortion every few decades) but what about also looking to more real and intimate relationships?  Who is right in front of our nose?  Who do we really care about or feel an affinity with?  Whose project or plight resonates with us?  It’s easy to check if we are giving to the right cause or not.  If it feels good, we are.

 

 

Ethical bank, Triodos, uses this principle.  Only backing ethical and sustainable charities and businesses, Triodos encourages real connection and involvement between savers and borrowers.  Savers know that their money is being invested in something worthwhile, something they believe in.  And it seems that ethical investment pays.  Triodos is bucking the banking trend this year by reporting a healthy growth in trade.

 

It could be time to re-stimulate the practice of tithing.  Maybe we won’t give as much as a tenth of our income (and maybe not to a church) but there’s a simple elegance to the idea.  Perhaps we feel happiest giving time or expertise or encouragement instead of money, but let’s choose our personal local cause and start giving.  Let’s cause a tidal wave of kaizen to sweep across from our local communities and businesses and across the country to raise everyone’s level of well being in one fell swoop.  A new age of philanthropy is comin

 

Srimati

 

The Inner Wisdom Coach

Life, Business and Metaphysics

Founder of Thrivecraft Coaching

 

Former Buddhist Priest (Western Buddhist Order)

Socio-economic Psychologist (BA Hons. Social Science);

Certified Life Coach (Newcastle College)

 

Ethical and community entrepreneur

Led campaign to save Broadhempston village shop