Thanks for visiting my website! If you don’t already know me, I’m Lynne Edris. I’m an award-winning, veteran ADHD & Productivity Coach for Professionals, and co-host of the ADHD Support Talk podcast, which is the oldest, longest-running podcast for adults with ADHD.
For more than fifteen years, I’ve helped smart, capable professionals from all over the world who, just like you, feel like they are not living their lives at the level of their abilities and as the person they really are, deep down, because of their struggles to stay focused, organized and follow-through consistently. I help my clients take control of their days and accomplish what they intend more easily so that they are performing at the level of their abilities more consistently, with plenty of time, energy and money left over for what matters most to them.
You see, although I am a Productivity Coach, I don’t believe in improving productivity and time management just for the sake of crossing more stuff of a list each day. The end goal of the work I do with my clients is to help them have the Fulfillment they crave with the Free time, energy and focus they desire for the things that bring real meaning to their lives. (You know, the really important stuff that makes the work we do worthwhile and life worth living!)
I am a graduate of the ADD Coach Academy’s Advanced Coach Training program, which is the most comprehensive Life & ADHD Coach training program accredited by the governing body of the coaching profession, the International Coach Federation (ICF). Having a degree in Psychology (concentrating in human development), I have a strong desire to stay abreast of current research, and I’ve always been fascinated by the human brain and mind, and what makes each of us unique but so very similar all at once.
Most of all, I’m extremely passionate about helping others make the most of their potential, and start living their lives like they’re really “firing on all cylinders!” After all, I believe that each person on this earth was put here with unique talents, strengths and skills that the rest of the world needs!
I’m a hard-working, fun-loving, say-it-like-I-see-it person.
I’m also a woman living successfully with the challenges and gifts of ADD, as well as wife of more than 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 each of us a better version of ourselves. 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 people–a brilliant, funny and talented young man with ADHD, and the smartest, sweetest, hard-working young woman 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, and compassionate 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. Like most of my clients, I have a wide variety of talents and I wear a lot of hats, but I’ve learned to effectively manage my life and responsibilities to make the room, time and energy for what I want to do without sacrificing my business success, my relationships, or my own health and sanity!
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!
I grew up in a very close and loving family with three sisters, and lots of ADD! I have been surrounded by others with creative, busy brains like mine all my life. Honestly, I believe some of my success and resilience comes from that “normalization” and acceptance of my very busy brain and ADD-ish tendencies. Like my clients, though, I always knew I was smart enough and capable enough to do what I intended, but I often felt like I was missing something when it came to organization and time management–like maybe I was absent from school the day everyone else learned what they knew that made it look so easy! What I lacked there, I made up for with hard work. I always worked harder and longer than others did to stay on top of things, and constantly tried to learn from the experts and model what I saw others do (including my born-organized husband). I was a card-carrying Covey dropout and GTD failure, but heaven knows I couldn’t have tried harder!
My personal journey into and through ADHD really began when I left my previous career to be a stay-at-home Mom to my son. 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 why my brain works the way it does, 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.
Fast-forward a couple decades, and here I am! I have helped thousands of people from around the world take control of their own time and accomplish what they intend with greater ease and consistency, so that they can have the fulfilment and freedom they want in their own lives. I do believe this work is what I was put on this earth to do!
I have been where my clients, and I have come out the other side, so to speak, to live a life of more fulfillment and success than I once dreamed was possible. As I often say, my ADHD didn’t go away, but I sure have learned to live well with it!
I believe (to the core of my being) that every single person has within them what they need to live their own version of success. And that’s what I want for you, too!
And I’m here if you need a hand up in getting there yourself.
Thanks for reading!