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Brooke Maggs

Core Desired Feelings spacious, sparky, visible, wonder, abundance, luxe

Specialty Coaching, Leadership, Writing, Group Facilitation, Personal Development, Keynote Speaker

About Me

As a corporate coach, trainer, and leader for more than 13 years, I understand the challenges of managing a pressure-filled career with raising a family and nurturing a long-term relationship.

I imagine a future where women prioritise pleasure as a way of connecting more deeply with themselves and others, believing that sexual vitality is an equal and essential pillar of wellbeing. And one that is often either ignored or quarantined from the wellbeing conversation!

I write for a number of online publications about my varied experiences of marriage, divorce, and dating. To date, my blog has struck a chord with more than 45,000 readers, many of whom see themselves reflected in my accounts of heartbreak and exploration.

Over-thinking, margaritas, and the ocean are some of my favourite things.

Contact Info

Phone: 0409663404

Email: hello@shedesires.com.au

Website: https:shedesires.com.au

Q & A

Q: What are your Core Desired Feelings?

Spacious, Sparky, Abundance, Wonder, Visible, Luxe

Q: How / where did you Desire Map? What did you love about doing it that way?

I chose to Desire Map for a few hours each evening after the kids were in bed. I'd tuck myself into the white linen sheets, propped up against my pink velvet cushions, and I'd journal by lamplight. I found the soft light and the quiet of the night soothing, and it helped me ease into the process. It felt safe and in that space I could reveal my truest, most vulnerable self.

Q: Tell me a specific story about how knowing your CDFs has changed your life.

About 5 years ago I was sitting in my therapist's office after my husband of 12 years left our marriage after coming out. I was overwhelmed with heart-searing pain, confusion and fear.

'How much of my life was a lie?' I lamented more than once, while at the same time mourning the loss of the future I had envisioned and planned for. I had no choice but to live in the present during this time. I literally focused only on each passing hour.

What I feared most was that the resentment and hurt would burrow deep. I feared it would make me bitter and would diminish the amount of love I could give to my kids, who were only 3 and 5 at the time.

I said to my therapist, 'He told me I'm cold and unloving and selfish. That I'm controlling and cranky, and he's not wrong! I am like that alot of the time. I don't want to live like that.' He replied, 'How do you want to live then?' He gave me homework to write all the words that resonated with me on my bathroom mirror and to look at them every day until our next session. To feel them. He also said, 'These qualities are already within, you've just got to find them again. Let them be your guiding light.'

And so I wrote a dozen words on the mirror and over time whittled them down to six. They became my light when it was so dark. When I felt I lost everything and my entire life had been taken from me, they empowered me to take steps to reclaim my version of me, the truest parts of my soul. They helped me cling to the goodness when the anger and hurt flushed through me. It felt doable to focus on feeling a certain way and they became something I could trust when everything else was uncertain.

Q: Why are you passionate about sharing this work with others?

As a writer who has a special interest in love and desire, my work has often sparked countless heartfelt conversations with women about the challenges of being in (and out of) relationships. A common theme quickly emerged - a great deal of women are feeling disconnected, exhausted and numb.

I see this work as a beautiful way to get off the hamster wheel, dig deep into your soul, and figure out goals that align with your deep desires and purpose. It's my hope that this will be the seed to reconnect women to themselves and their loved ones.

Testimonials

All I can say is that you make a difference, a positive & empowering one. I love your personable but realistic approach.

Sam J

I wanted to pass on my thanks and appreciation for helping me identify a few things. Since our conversation, I have been happier and I’ve been able to reflect more on what makes me happy. My partner has also noticed a difference, which is great. Being understood offers a little weight off.

Lesa

Offerings

Aside from The Desire Map Workshops, I offer individual coaching programs and also curate a quarterly gift box filled with 5-7 beautiful, luxurious items chosen to help women reconnect with their innate sensuality and encourage them to create space in their relationship for connection and exploration. 
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Events

20 Jan 2019
VIRTUAL EVENT

The End To Loneliness and Exhaustion in 2019: A Virtual Desire Map Workshop Series

Led By: Brooke Maggs
Hands up if you want 2019 to be different from 2018?

Keep them up if you have a plan to DO something to make that change?

Not many I'm guessing. 

That's because we have a wish, a longing, for things to be different but we've also accepted that how we're feeling is an acceptable trade-off for providing a certain life for our family. 

It's not. 

If you're worried about how you'll survive another year like this one with your happiness, your sanity or your relationship intact, then you're not alone. 

ALL of my clients reported that they were feeling exhausted and stretched too thinly

That they wanted more quality time with their spouse but couldn't put aside the household chores and life admin. 
 
That more than anything, they wanted to be able to close the endless open tabs in their mind and truly relax and enjoy moments more. 

They are LONELY and yet overwhelmed by too many touch points. 

Let's be radical and say no to the resolutions we won't keep anyway. This process only makes us feel less than we're already feeling. 

Join me for a FREE 5 day Free & Clear reflection, followed by a 10 hour virtual course where I'll help you achieve your goals and stay connected and sane. I'll help you make it all come together in real life. 

No more lofty goals that don't fit with the demands of your everyday life. 

No more resolutions that are based on what you think you should do. 

More presence and connection with loved ones and less loneliness.

Everything is possible when you figure out the HOW. 

See you there,
Brooke x
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21 Nov 2018
VIRTUAL EVENT

MASTERING YOUR MOJO: The Desire Map For Relationships

Led By: Brooke Maggs
ONLINE WORKSHOP
Are you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed by life's many demands? 
Are you craving more quality time with your partner?

I believe the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives.

It's hard to stay connected to ourselves and others when we're feeling overwhelmed, tired and numb from all the doing. 

This disconnection can undermine the security of your relationship and leave you feeling listless and lost in a sea of indecision. 

But there's a different way - one where you can feel vibrant and satisfied more of the time . 

What we'll cover:
 > Learn more about the science of love and desire 
 > Get clarity on how you want to feel and what goals you have for your relationship using The Desire Map
 > Guided writing exercises to help you reconnect with your sensual, sparky self
 > Walk away with some fun, easy activities to try at home to enhance your relationship 

This workshop is for you if you're:
• Wanting to improve your relationship or deepen connection 
• Looking for some relief from the endless to-do list
• Interested in self-development and learning new things
• Feeling a bit blah and want to feel sparkier, more vibrant

What this workshop isn't:
• Relationship counselling
• We want you to feel comfortable, so we're leaving all things sex up to Cosmo! This workshop covers a broader definition of desire. Not sure what that is? Come along to find out!

Why should you come?
Because everyone deserves to have their deepest needs met.

***Free gift bag included in the price to help you get the most out of the workshop. This will be sent to you prior to the workshop and will include all materials needed for the event as well as a small gift of thanks.

Hope to see you there, 
Brooke x
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22 Sep 2018
Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

MASTERING YOUR MOJO: The Desire Map For Relationships

Led By: Brooke Maggs
Where do you get relationship advice from now? Perhaps you read the odd article that pops into your Facebook feed or you might chat to your friends, but they are often telling the same story as you - one of exhaustion and frustration.

Consider this an education of sorts in the psychology of love and desire. You'll hear from leading experts in the fields of psychology and philosophy and then get a chance to put some of what you learn into practice with a few easy, practical activities guided by your heart-centered goals.

I'll help you achieve clarity on this question: how do you most want to feel in your relationship? It's simple but incredibly powerful.

Why should you come? Because everyone deserves to have their deepest needs met.

Hope to see you there,
Brooke x
Register
18 Aug 2018
Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

MASTERING YOUR MOJO: The Desire Map For Relationships

Led By: Brooke Maggs
Where do you get relationship advice from now? Perhaps you read the odd article that pops into your Facebook feed or you might chat to your friends, but they are often telling the same story as you - one of exhaustion and frustration.

Consider this an education of sorts in the psychology of love and desire. You'll hear from leading experts in the fields of psychology and philosophy and then get a chance to put some of what you learn into practice with a few easy, practical activities guided by your heart-centered goals.

I'll help you achieve clarity on this question: how do you most want to feel in your relationship? It's simple but incredibly powerful.

Why should you come? Because everyone deserves to have their deepest needs met.

Hope to see you there,
Brooke x

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