Maria Burke is the founder of Waywords Journals, and has worked as a high-performance coach and business mentor for the past number of years.
A pharmacy graduate and best-selling author, Maria holds a BSc in pharmacy from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, an Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching and a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
An experienced businesswoman, Maria owned and managed three retail pharmacies as well as her own wholesale and distribution business, working with such leading global brands as OPI, St. Tropez, Yes to Carrots, Neal’s Yard Remedies and Smashbox Cosmetics.
Wanting to combine business with coaching and collaborate with Irish artists, designers, writers and photographers, Maria founded Waywords Journals in 2020.
She has found exercise, drinking plenty of water, meditation, gratitude and journaling to be valuable tools in her life. She also has a deep connection to the beauty of the Irish landscape. In her free time, Maria enjoys being outdoors, which she feels enhances her clarity, energy, and focus. She lives in Dublin, Ireland, with her husband and daughter.