About Maura

You get up every morning
From your 'larm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city…
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day

-"Takin' Care Of Business", BTO

Maura Smith

Maura Smith

Maura Smith was recommended to us by our naturopath after our son who had been struggling with debilitating headaches, could not find relief by treatments through conventional and alternative means.

Our son had struggled with headaches since grade 9. Fast forward to grade 11 where he struggled to finish 1st semester and wasn’t able to attend 2nd semester. After many attempts at medications, stress reduction techniques and MRI’s, there didn’t seem to be any physical reason he was bed ridden with pain and fatigue.

Maura met with our son a total of 9 sessions, over the course of three and a half months. Toward the end of the 2nd month he was able to do enough schoolwork to save 2 of his school credits. By the end of three months, headaches were hugely reduced in duration and intensity. By the end of their sessions, he no longer had headaches and was able to start physically recovering from the months of lying in bed in pain and fatigue.

According to Maura, our son participated 100% in the process and clearly he was able to reap the benefits and resume his life. Our bodies clearly express emotion-based issues physically. Maura used techniques that allowed my son to identify the true issues. Once he decided that it was time to let them go, Maura was able to guide him to complete the process. Once the issues were dealt with, the headaches left. That was 18 months ago and our son is still headache free.

The added bonus was that Maura also taught him techniques that allowed him to gain an awareness of energy and emotion within and around him. Techniques to manage and protect these energies and emotions allow him to protect himself on an ongoing basis. For us, Maura is totally worth the investment of a ‘breakthrough’. Our son got his life back and skills to enable him to live more fully.

Mississauga, ON

Maura’s passion is in helping spiritually-minded corporate women and aspiring entrepreneurs who know that there’s more for them in life, to be clear on their deepest purpose and message and help them to develop the qualities they need to really go for their mission. By doing so, they experience a life that feeds their soul so that they feel valued, fulfilled and fully alive.

When I think back to my first years in school, I distinctly remember the teacher asking us what we’d like to be when we grew up. Lots of hands went up, but not mine. I sat there and listened to the answers, wondering how my classmates could know what they wanted. As time went by, I realized that although I was interested in many things, I lacked the clarity of having a clear passion and direction.

Years later, I graduated from university with professional designations in engineering and business, and began a 30-year career working in large corporations. I thought I was perfectly set up to experience the fruits of my education in a way that would feel fulfilling and interesting. And although I did have a couple of jobs throughout the years that were totally awesome, most of them were routine and much of my time was spent doing things that I didn’t think really mattered.

This feeling of wasting time went beyond the job; my typical day involved hours of commuting, doing routine tasks such as housework , shopping and running errands. It seemed that once I got through what had to be done, there was no time left: minimal quality time to spend with my family, no time to do anything fun, no time to do anything inspiring, and no time for me. The time I spent with my family was an absolute joy, yet the rest of the day I felt guilty and sad that I wasn’t with them, and torn between job responsibilities and what I really wanted.

I was operating from obligation rather than inspiration, just going through the motions of the day and counting the years left before I thought I could retire. I dreaded hearing the alarm clock in the morning, signaling that it was time to drag myself out of bed and rush off to sit in traffic, just to make my way into the office and hide in my cubicle, work on something that was mildly interesting at best, then do more errands, make dinner and hopefully spend a little quality time with my family before falling into bed, exhausted. I was in a constant state of overwhelm and felt disillusioned, unrecognized and undervalued. It was as if no-one saw my real capabilities and nobody was interested in them either.

At work, I managed to find a few hours here and there to develop tools and processes that I knew were innovative, but nobody seemed to care. My health suffered throughout most of my corporate career, and after three operations, I looked to nutrients and alternative methods of healing, just so I could paste myself together to meet the demands of my lifestyle. I used to joke with a co-worker that our high-paying jobs were necessary to afford our health costs. Deep down inside, I really wanted to be a role model for my family but it was kind of hard living a deadened, drained lifestyle and trying to paint a happy face on top of it. Instead of just existing, I really wanted to live.

The day finally came when I’d had enough. It was time for my annual performance review, and I had just completed a project that I knew was well done. In fact, it was so good that I was expecting some type of recognition. As my manager went over the standard review form, she focused heavily on the routine components of my work, pointed out how I was ‘just meeting expectations’ in those areas and totally glossed over the significance of the project work. And then the real kicker came. She put down her pen, looked at me and said, “It seems that you do have some abilities….”. That was it. I was mad. After all my education, accomplishments and years of hard work to be judged by someone who barely knew me was too much to take. I immediately set plans in motion to retire.

Once I made my decision, I started taking courses in personal development, transformation and energy healing. I was intrigued by the possibilities of this work and soon realized significant health benefits. What started as a mild interest turned into a complete focus on transforming my life and starting a business so that I could help others improve their health. But it wasn’t easy. After being trained in numerous modalities, starting my business was slow-going. I was disorganized, unclear on how to describe my services, unclear on my message and who I could best serve. I felt like I was spinning without direction and making little headway. Soon I was back in a pattern of struggle, overwhelm and frustration. The amount of time, energy and money I had invested was incredible and I wondered what was going wrong. After all, I really believed that this stuff helped, right?

Feeling that there was still something missing, I took a deeper dive, this time into spirituality and further energy work. That’s when it all started to come together. From this place, I gradually became clearer on my mission, and from there I was able to address all elements of my business.

I now enjoy inspiring women who know that there’s more for them in life, and would like to have their own successful service-based business. Many are still working in corporate cubicles, and I support them in building the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical foundations so that they can have a thriving home-based service business giving them flexibility, fulfillment and a deep sense of being really alive.

In her spare time, Maura enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, nordic skiing, hiking and playing board games. She holds degrees in Master of Business Administration, Professional Engineering, and is a Board-Certified Master Practitioner, Coach and Trainer (ABNLP), Board-Certified Master Hypnotherapist and Trainer, Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy®, Energy Scan Practitioner, Certified Quantum Change Practitioner, and Reiki III Master. Maura has studied under some of today’s top thought-leaders.