Meet The Woman Behind Transition & Thrive

María Tomás-Keegan helps women answer the question, “Who am I now?” when they suddenly feel as if life has turned them upside down.


María knows first-hand how hard it can be to manage work, family obligations and take care of herself while her personal world crumbled around her. Her usual resiliency was tested.

She also understands how many things can change when life happens. There were so many decisions to be made and many hats to be worn. It was overwhelming and a juggling act.

While managing her decades-long corporate career in marketing, investor relations and public relations, working for small family-owned companies and international corporations, she faced her own share of life transitions.

It was a juggling act. On one hand, it was her busy career. On the other, she dealt with divorce, caring for her parents, relocating, changing careers, remarriage, a layoff, and forced retirement. She learned about resilience, compassion (especially for herself) and what powered her through.

What would you tell your younger self?

Click here for María’s answer.

Life Reinvented

After being laid-off and retiring from the corporate world, María reinvented herself. Using her well-honed coaching and mentoring skills, she wanted to share with other women what she learned about life changes, transitions and thriving.

When life suddenly happens to even the strongest among us, it is difficult to see any light at the end of the tunnel. She teaches women how to find the light which leads to a remarkable new beginning. It is from that point we begin to thrive.

She believes that it’s every woman’s birthright to honor her values and follow her dreams. When she does that successfully, she can create a world where everyone around her benefits. Each woman’s values, vision, and passion are the foundation for that world. When women are empowered to use their voice and design a strong foundation, everyone wins.

María honors her own core values in everything she does. Integrity, Trust, Family First, Harmony, and Choice are the values she checks in with each time she has a decision to make. It’s an easy “yes” when the decision is in alignment with those values.

As a Certified Career and Life Coach for Women, María created a program called 5 Petals of Power. It is the foundation for her workshops and private career and personal coaching sessions. She is a transition expert, coach, speaker, international podcast producer & host, and best-selling author.


Her Latest Book & Journal

Upside Down to Right Side Up: Turning Transition into Triumph is available on Amazon in Kindle and print, and the Companion Journal will help to capture the insights and responses from the book.

The book was honored with the 2019 Book Excellence Award for Women’s Empowerment.

For more information, click the link above.


Her International Video Podcast

María produces and hosts a weekly video conversation with women who have inspiring stories of transformation to share.  On RHGTV Network, and syndicated on VoiceAmericaTV, her show From Upside Down to Right Side Up: Tips for the Transition airs each Wednesday.

To watch the shows and explore the diverse content she covers, click the link above.


On a Personal Note

When she’s not empowering women to regain their resiliency and become their best, you can find María in her sanctuary-home with HeartMate Jim, and her fur-babies. She’s likely to be cooking, crocheting, entertaining friends or designing floral arrangements. Her favorite thing to do outside the home is taking extended road-trips, exploring the country, with Jim and the dogs.

María Tomás-Keegan believes collaboration and cooperation trump competition every day of the week, and she loves to collaborate and connect with like-minded women.