About

Who I am . . .

1_9_14Professionally

For more than a decade, I’ve helped smart, capable professionals, just like you, whose lives/careers are not advancing at the level of their ability because they can’t focus, stay organized, get things done, and follow-through consistently. I work with distracted professionals to create real life, sustainable ways to keep their to-do lists from getting out of control, accomplish what they intend every day, perform at the level of their abilities, and still have the time and energy for the rest of lives—the really important stuff! 

I am a graduate of the ADD Coach Academy’s Advanced Coach Training program, which is the only comprehensive Life & ADHD Coach training program accredited by the governing body of the coaching profession, the International Coach Federation (ICF). I also run a local support group for parents and adults with ADHD, and have served as a CHADD volunteer as well. Most of all, I’m extremely passionate about helping others excavate their hidden potential, and start living their lives like they’re really “firing on all cylinders!”

Personally

I’m a hard-working, fun-loving, say-it-like-I-see-it kinda gal. I’m also a woman living successfully with the challenges and gifts of ADD, as well as wife of 30 years to the man who truly is my “other half”. (Sorry for the “ick” factor, but it’s true!) He is as perfect a balance to me as another human could be, which is not always easy, but definitely makes me a better version of me. He is an incredibly organized, linear, and logical Engineer, and probably the LEAST ADD person on the planet. (I swear that if you look up Attention Deficit in the dictionary, a picture of him will show up under antonyms!) He loves me unconditionally, and he respects and appreciates all of me–even the annoying parts and the parts I’m not always crazy about–and it’s definitely mutual! 

I’m also mom to two amazing young adults–a brilliant, funny and talented young man with ADHD, and the smartest and sweetest teenage girl you could ever meet. My kids are as different from each other as they could be, and I love watching them as they are both blossoming into responsible, caring, compassionate young adults.

In addition to being a wife, mom and successful entrepreneur, I’m also a writer, a handywoman-toolbelt-diva, owner/manager of several rental properties, and occasional singer in a rock band. (I’m full of surprises!) Like most of my tribe, I wear a lot of hats, but I’ve learned to balance my life and responsibilities to make the room, time and energy for what I want to do without sacrificing my quality of life and my relationships.

What I am definitely NOT is a great cook (or even a very good cook), a terrific housekeeper, or a top-notch filer. But I’m OK with that!  

We are smallerWhere I’ve been . . . 

I grew up in a very close and loving family with three sisters, and lots of ADD! I have been surrounded by it (almost literally!) all my life. I have been surrounded by it (almost literally!) all my life.

My personal ADD journey really began when I left my previous career as a Policy Analyst to be a stay-at-home Mom to my first-born. Without the external structure and stimulation of a job outside the home, my own ADD characteristics took over. The simple, everyday tasks that it takes to keep a home and family running smoothly were extremely difficult for me to keep up with consistently. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands: I educated myself on current information about ADD and did the hard work to learn to do things in ways that work with my individual strengths and talents. Eventually, I hired my own coach and became trained myself to help others learn to do the same in their own lives. I do believe it’s what I was put on this earth to do!

What I believe . . .

I believe each of us has unique strengths, talents, and gifts that must be utilized if we’re going to live a life of fulfillment, happiness and achievement. My unique talents, gifts, and ADD brain wiring bring out different challenges and strengths in me that are as individual as my personality, and I know that’s true for each of us. I believe the way to live you own, best life is to gain an understanding of who you really are, how you work best, and to embrace and develop your own strengths to compensate for your challenges, not try to be someone or something you are not.

What I do . . .

I work with individuals to help them learn how to work with their strengths and unique characteristics, rather than struggling against them. I help my clients maximize their potential in all areas of life! It’s really about fulfillment–not how much you can cross off your to-do list!  (Although productivity is an important vehicle to fulfillment!!) 

I’m blessed to really love what I do, and I am very passionate about helping the amazing people I am fortunate to work with every day. There is never a dull moment in my line of work, and the individuals I coach are so amazingly talented and so much fun, and they really keep things different for me every day. My passion is to watch my clients’ lives change as they change their perspective on themselves, their abilities, and what they’re capable of.

I can help you live the life you want to live, on your terms, in your own way.

Here is what some of my clients are saying:

"You are nothing short of a MIRACLE. You have gotten me to see even the most impossible situations as challenges I can handle! Boy, a year ago I thought there was very little that I could handle; now I'm ready to change the world!"

Gabriel

I don't know how, but you've changed my entire outlook on life and my abilities.

AW

"Frustration. That's the 'f' word that led me to connect with Lynne. I had never been tested or diagnosed with ADD. But,it was a time in my life when I had enough of not enough and wanted to trust someone to help me and give me tools and strategies to reign in some of the things I was struggling with like: focus, organizing my time and priorities and feeling like I should be/do 'better' (you know what I'm talking about: The Guilt and Shame Game), which are all classic ADD symptoms. I just wanted to understand me and why my brain works the way it does a little better. Lynne helped me with all of those.

Lynne's blog (http://coachingaddvantages.com/blog/) was how I was introduced to her. After reading it, knowing she herself tries to cope with ADD every day and being ready for change, I decided to engage her. The time I spent with her was valuable and insightful. Her style is very peaceful, non-judgmental and caring. I am so glad I made the investment in myself and also got to know Lynne in the process. I use tips and strategies every day that she helped me develop. I would recommend time with Lynne any day. Get out of your head, make the call and take care of you!"

Leanne

"Lynne is a wonderful coach! She always has creative ideas, suggestions and recommendations based on my own specific issues with ADHD. Lynne is friendly, compassionate, patient, understanding, and never judgmental. Not only have I learned a lot from Lynne, but I also enjoy talking and working with her. ... I highly recommend Lynne as an ADHD coach – you will love her!"

Maureen

"You have been a lifeline for me. You believed in me when I didn't believe in myself."

Kathy

"Lynne is a dynamic example of both professionalism and personal care for those with whom she works. ... She has both the knowledge and experience of dealing with many of the complicated issues that surround those of us gifted with the ADD/ADHD challenge."

Sean

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*Lynne is a trained Coach.  Lynne is not a licensed medical professional, psychologist, counselor or diagnostician.  Please consult a licensed medical or psychological professional for diagnosis and medical treatment of ADHD / ADD or any other condition.

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