Maye Musk

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Renowned model, dietitian, and passionate advocate for embracing life at every age, Maye Musk has run her own nutrition business for over 45 years. She is also a world-famous mother, having raised engineer and technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, restaurateur and philanthropist Kimbal Musk, and filmmaker Tosca Musk. 

Maye's story is one of resilience, ingenuity, and constant reinvention. She became a single mom at 31, struggled through poverty to provide for her three children; dealt with weight issues as a plus-size model and overcame ageism in the modeling industry; and established a lifelong career as a respected dietitian, all the while starting over in eight different cities across three countries and two continents. Maye made her way through it all with an indomitable spirit and a no-nonsense attitude to become a global success at what she calls the "prime of her life."

Maye's remarkable life story is chronicled in her book, A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success, which is also a fount of frank and practical advice on how the choices you make in every decade can pay off in surprising, exciting ways. 

In her candid and inspiring remarks Maye shares experiences and lessons from her life, conveying hard-earned wisdom on career (the harder you work, the luckier you get), family (let the people you love go their own way), health (there is no magic pill), and adventure (make room for discovery, but always be ready for anything). As Maye is a brilliant example of, you can't control all that happens in life, but you can have the life you want at any age. All you have to do is make a plan.

 

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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Maye Musk
  • Nabisco
  • Nike
  • Marie Claire
  • Boston University
  • Kellogg’s
  • Unilever
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Kraft
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Pfizer
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The Prime of Life: Reinvention and Overcoming Adversity, Regardless of Age

Maye Musk's story is one of resilience, ingenuity, and constant reinvention. Now a famed model-- she's had 4 billboards in Time Square while over the age of 60-- dietitian, and advocate, Maye's life was not always easy or glamorous. She became a single mom at 31, struggled through poverty to provide ...

Maye Musk's story is one of resilience, ingenuity, and constant reinvention. Now a famed model-- she's had 4 billboards in Time Square while over the age of 60-- dietitian, and advocate, Maye's life was not always easy or glamorous. She became a single mom at 31, struggled through poverty to provide for her three children, overcame ageism in the modeling industry, and established a lifelong career as a respected dietitian, all while starting over in eight different cities across three countries and two continents. 
 
In these candid and empowering remarks, Maye opens up about her journey and how she made her way through it all with an indomitable spirit and a no-nonsense attitude. Now in what she calls the "prime of her life," Maye reveals how the choices you make in every decade can pay off in surprising, exciting ways throughout your life. Filled with hilarious anecdotes and practical advice, Maye leaves audiences emboldened to live their best lives, pursue new passions, and try new things, at any age. 

Feel Fantastic: Health and wellness

Maye Musk has run her own nutrition business for over 45 years, and she has reached the peak of her field in three countries:  as the first Representative of the Consulting Dietitians of Southern Africa; President of the Consulting Dietitians of Canada; and Chair of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Aca ...

Maye Musk has run her own nutrition business for over 45 years, and she has reached the peak of her field in three countries:  as the first Representative of the Consulting Dietitians of Southern Africa; President of the Consulting Dietitians of Canada; and Chair of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition. Maye's also won the Outstanding Nutrition Entrepreneur Award in the USA, and was the first dietitian to be featured on a cereal box. 

 

In these eye-opening and actionable remarks, Maye reveals how to live a healthier, more energetic, and more productive life, and shares how we can look and feel our best. Highlighting the truth to our mother's age old advice of "eat your fruits and vegetables", Maye provides a doable guide to good health, energy, and well-being. 

Finding Happiness in Work and Life

Renowned model,  dietitian, passionate advocate, and world-famous mother Maye Musk offers profound inspiration and actionable advice for a lifetime of both personal and professional success.Having become a single mom at 31, Maye struggled through poverty to provide for her three children; dealt with ...

Renowned model,  dietitian, passionate advocate, and world-famous mother Maye Musk offers profound inspiration and actionable advice for a lifetime of both personal and professional success.Having become a single mom at 31, Maye struggled through poverty to provide for her three children; dealt with weight issues as a plus-size model and overcame ageism in the modeling industry; and established a lifelong career as a respected dietitian, all the while starting over in eight different cities across three countries and two continents. 

In these radically candid, hilarious, and illuminating remarks she shares experiences and lessons from her life, conveying hard-earned wisdom on career, family and adventure. Breaking down her practical tips for both work and at home, and maxims that have gotten her through a life of many ups and downs, Maye leaves audiences empowered and with the tools to make a plan for fulfillment

Taking Chances and Embracing Life at Every Age

A global model, entrepreneur and dietitian, Maye Musk's multi-hyphenate life is proof that at 72 years of age, she is still just getting started. In these empowering and illuminating remarks, Maye shares her advice about "living dangerously" (within careful limits!) and embracing whatever life throw ...

A global model, entrepreneur and dietitian, Maye Musk's multi-hyphenate life is proof that at 72 years of age, she is still just getting started. In these empowering and illuminating remarks, Maye shares her advice about "living dangerously" (within careful limits!) and embracing whatever life throws at you, regardless of your age.

Never one to shy away from an opportunity, even if it was in another country or outside of her comfort zone, Maye reveals why taking calculated risks can pay off in incredible, and unexpected ways, and opens up about why, at 72, she is wiser and happier than ever. Audiences leave emboldened, and ready to live life to the fullest, regardless of their age

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<p>Virtual Programming: Maye Musk offers empowerment and lessons learned from a life of “living dangerously–carefully”</p>

Virtual Programming: Maye Musk offers empowerment and lessons learned from a life of “living dangerously–carefully”

Renowned model, dietitian, and passionate advocate for embracing life at every age, MAYE MUSK has been in-demand for virtual engagements to offer messages of empowerment as well as practical advice on staying motivated and healthy amid quarantine. Maye's story is one of resilience, ingenuity, and constant reinvention. She became a single mom at 31, struggled through poverty to provide for her three children; dealt with weight issues as a plus-size model and overcame ageism in the modeling industry; and established a lifelong career as a respected dietitian, all the while starting over in eight different cities across three countries and two continents. Maye's remarkable life story is chronicled in her book, A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success.

In her candid and inspiring virtual remarks Maye shares experiences and lessons from her life. She's engaged in virtual conversations on remaining resilient through life's unpredictable ups and downs, engaged in virtual discussions and readings of her book, and more. 

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Maye has run her own nutrition business for over 45 years in eight cities and three countries through speaking, consulting, counseling, writing and media work. She has reached the peak in her field in three countries: the first Representative of the Consulting Dietitians of Southern Africa; President of the Consulting Dietitians of Canada; and Chair of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition. She also won the Outstanding Nutrition Entrepreneur Award in the USA. She was the first dietitian to be featured on a cereal box with her book, Feel Fantastic in 1996. She has been modeling since the age of 15 and had 4 billboards in Times Square in her 60s, probably a record. Maye gives presentations as an entrepreneur, fashion icon and nutrition expert to numerous corporations, associations, hospitals and universities.

She is an Ambassador for two non-profits that fit into her two careers: Big Green, building vegetable and fruit gardens in under-served schools; and Dress for Success, a global not-for-profit organization that has helped more than one million women achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, a variety of personal and professional development programs and work attire.