María Tomás-Keegan helps women turn their lives right side up again when a major life event that has rocked their personal world.
She 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. She also knows how many things can change when life events like divorce, loss, care-giving, layoff or retirement happen (to name a few).
Through her 30+ year career in marketing, investor relations and public relations, working for small family-owned companies and international corporations, she has faced her share of life transitions. Juggling the responsibilities of her busy career while dealing with divorce, caring for her parents, relocating, changing careers, remarriage, a layoff and forced early retirement, she learned about resilience, compassion (especially for herself) and what powered her through.
After retiring from IBM, María reinvented herself so that she can teach other professional women what she learned — when life happens to even the strongest among us, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and that light comes from within. And, when we find that light it leads us to a remarkable new beginning.
She believes that it’s every woman’s birthright to follow her dreams, and 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 design a strong foundation, everyone wins. And she can do anything she desires.
As a Certified Life Transition Coach for Women, María created a program called 5 Petals of Power, which is the foundation for her online group workshops and private coaching sessions. She is a transition expert, coach, speaker, workshop facilitator, trainer and best-selling author.
When she’s not empowering professional women to be their best, you can find María in her sanctuary-home with HeartMate Jim, and her four fur-babies, where she’s likely to be cooking, crocheting, playing with her grand niece or designing floral arrangements.
María believes collaboration and cooperation trump competition every day of the week, and she loves to collaborate and connect with like-minded women.