Career, Empowering Women, Life Transitions



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Career Coach, Divorce Coach, Divorce Recovery Coach, Personal Development Coach, Speaker/Presenter

About María Tomás-Keegan

 You can’t choose when life happens. But you can choose how you respond to it.

When your world is shaken by a major life event, it can take you into a dark pit of despair from which it feels like there’s no way out.  As a certified Life & Career Coach, specializing in transition, and founder of Transition & Thrive with Maria, I help women come out of the pit, turn their lives right side up again, regain their confidence and step back into their power after life events have turned their world upside down.

Are you a woman who has experienced another major change in your life and it feels like the last straw?

You know you have survived events like this before, but THIS ONE feels different. This one feels like it might finally derail you for good if you don’t do something about it.

Divorce? Loss of a loved one? Caregiving? Retirement? Layoff? Career change? Any of these events have the power to derail even the strongest women among us, especially when it’s One. Change. Too. Many.

  • Is change hard for you?
  • Are you on "auto-pilot," just going through the motions?
  • Are you tired of living behind the mask that shows everyone you’re “just fine”?
  • Is it time to move beyond just coping and surviving?
  • What does it mean to thrive?

If any of this resonates with you, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

Hi, I’m Maria. And I’ve been where you are…

I lived with and through major shifts in my life over and over again, and became hardened to how I was feeling. I stuffed my emotions so deeply, just to get through the day, that I couldn’t feel much of anything anymore. I just kept on going, building up walls to protect me, conditioning myself by pretending everything is fine. Until this one time, when something within me broke, I just could not summon the usual bravado to keep on keeping on. When I hit my breaking point, I had no choice but to reach for help. It became my turning point.

Sometimes we need a trusted hand to help us find our way back after being derailed. I found mine and she saved my life. That experience inspired me to turn my 30-year corporate management career, coaching and mentoring women in life and business, into private practice to help other women thrive through major life changes, as I have learned to. I am proof that it is possible.

I encourage women to give themselves permission to rediscover who they are, take off the mask and begin to create a vibrant life which supports them, starting from where they are today and moving into their new dreams of tomorrow.

I inspire women to step back into their life fully, with more clarity and confidence, while learning the tools and strategies that will keep them from getting derailed ever again. That’s what I call thriving!

What is your next step?

You can connect with me in a number of ways. Select the one or more that feels best to you:

  1. For a private, complimentary chat go to ChatWithMaria.com/DiscoverySession
  2. To sign-up for my continuing series of video interviews with women, who have inspiring stories to tell, and to receive inspirational eMails from me, go to TransitionAndThriveWithMaria.com/Join 
  3. For my latest book and its Companion Journal, Upside Down to Right Side Up: Turning Transition into Triumph, click here for the Kindle or Print editions.


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