About my Ready to Ripen program:

“When I joined Ready to Ripen, I was ready for real change. I was ready to explore what I wanted. I was ready to ripen. I wasn’t ready for what I got. I wasn’t ready to be as vulnerable as I ended up being. I wasn’t ready to bust myself wide open and cry and laugh and love this group. I wasn’t ready for that, but it was just what I needed.

“This group allowed and encouraged significant changes in my life. As a result of this work, I’m on my way to greatness. I’m not afraid to chase some dreams. I’m not afraid to put some things aside. I have surely stopped doing things just because I’m ‘supposed to.’

“You’ll know if you’re ready. You probably are if you’re even reading this. Take a leap of faith that everything will work out. Take a leap that your ripe self will live a better life than your now self. Just as a fruit gets so much sweeter as it ripens, so does life. Get ready! It’s time to ripen!”

~ Ruth

Another heartfelt testimonial for Ready to Ripen:

“When I committed to Ready to Ripen, I had $37 in the bank and no real money making prospects in sight. I had just ended an abusive relationship but was continuing to live with the abuser because of money reasons. I was on the verge of homelessness. I felt stuck, lost and alone, and as soon as I saw the description of this program I knew I had to do it. So I made the leap.

“I didn’t get what I expected. I got so much more. I got a tribe of women who I know will support me through anything, probably for the rest of my life. I got friends who I trust, who I feel I can share ANYTHING with, good bad or ugly, and know they will greet me with open arms, wherever I am. I got guidance when I was down, a safe place to cry. I also got laughter and love and connection and HOPE.

“Here I am, a year later. The abuser is gone. My business is taking off. I have money in the bank. I have my tribe, so I never feel alone. I’m preparing to move into my own space and I’m standing on my own two feet. I’ve taken risks, learned to be vulnerable, tried new things. My life feels full and rich, and yes, RIPE.

“The best thing I got out of Ready to Ripen? I got me. A strong, healthy, loving and understanding relationship with myself. That, my friends, is priceless. And I could never have done it alone. I could never have done it without these women. I am forever changed, and forever grateful.”

~ Anonymous

And another!

“I joined Ready to Ripen convinced it would enlighten me with insights to more efficiently and productively whiz through my burgeoning to-do lists and end each day with more in the ‘done’ column.

“Instead, I came upon the startling realization that perhaps the perpetually overworked to-do list WAS the problem.

“Through the process of opening up, sharing in a safe space, participating in wisely-guided conversations and experiencing an utter lack of need to impress any of the women in this new tribe, it struck me that my unrealistic expectations of myself and orchestrated busy-ness was my way to avoid the pain of an unsatisfying marriage and divorce, having less time with my daughter, and serious confusion over what came next.

“Through Ready to Ripen and the sincere encouragement, safety and friendship, I realized that I didn’t need to be more efficient, I needed to let go of a lot, to pick the priorities that really fed my soul and to quit hiding behind 20 ft. tall emotional walls intended to keep others at a safe distance.

“I became vulnerable. And, that was okay. I gave up many of the people-pleasing items on the to-do list in order to focus my time and energy on my own soul-pleasing endeavors.

“In doing so, I made new BFFs. And, even after giving up hope that it was possible, I met a beautifully caring and encouraging man and we recently married.

“Looking inward matters. Taking the journey with others committed to do the same and a wise coach with a magic bag of meaningful tools, made it possible for me arrive at the big, messy answers I’d been skillfully burying in busyness.

“At first Ready to Ripen was one more thing on my to-do list. Then it became my place to truly exhale and start finding and believing in me again…naked of the overwhelming to-do list, more vulnerable than I thought possible, yet stronger and more fulfilled than ever.

“And, I gained a new tribe of amazing women I’ll call friends for life.

“That’s some return on investment…”

~ Lisa

More on Maggie:

Grab a seat, buckle up and prepare to blast off to Your New Life. Maggie McReynolds is the real deal.

—Michael Niemi, LMSW, Ann Arbor, MI


Maggie McReynolds is a sparkling intellect linked to a generous heart. She specializes in ‘second act’ coaching—building a life that works after another life stopped working— and she has just the combination of grit, enthusiasm, humor, and vision to help you find the phoenix in what may look like the ashes of your old situation. Prepare to be comforted, entertained, inspired, and empowered by her coaching!

—Dr. Martha Beck

I was lucky enough to find Maggie during a time of both personal and professional crises. The best way I can explain the results is this: before working with Maggie, it’s like seeing without glasses—sure, you can see well enough to function, but it’s hardly optimal. Further, you don’t even know what you’re missing. After working with Maggie? Not only do you gain a whole new perspective on your world, but are able to see things truly in an entirely new light. She’s fun, perceptive, compassionate, empathetic, and someone I trust implicitly. If you or your company need someone to help you find your own brand of awesomesauce, contact Maggie. She’s absolutely a dream to work with.

—Ellen Paul

Dude, you are a conduit for magic!

—K.W., Atlanta, GA