Diagnosis and medication often help, but there's more to it; really understanding yourself and the way your brain works can lighten the load dramatically. Even people who've known about their ADHD for years are surprised to learn about certain symptoms; “You mean that's ADHD? I thought that was just me!” And newly diagnosed people can feel overwhelmed with the steep learning curve.
As a coach, I’ll hold your
hand, be your cheerleader, and also call you on beliefs that are holding you
Everyone has a different flavor of ADHD. I’ve built a large body of knowledge about ADHD so we can figure out where it shows up in your life and find ways to work with or around it. And here’s the good news: there are ways!
A coach is not a boss, mentor, or therapist: I’ll be your partner as you work toward your goals. Think of me like a GPS: you decide where you're going, and I'm here to assist. If we go off track, I'll check in – are we changing the destination, or do we need to replot our path?
My fundamental belief is that you have the capacity to do what you want and need to do: you have your own answers. But it can be hard to find them, especially if a lifetime of living with ADHD has you doubting your abilities. Let's rebuild that trust. I see ADHD as a difference rather than a disability. It has surprising benefits as well as challenges. And you are more than your ADHD!
My job is to help you find your strengths and reframe your challenges so that you can reach your goals and reclaim your potential.
Interested? I offer a free 30-minute discovery session. Find out just how powerful coaching can be.Get in touch
And I went undiagnosed for
decades. Knowing what I know now, it wouldn't have been hard to see the signs.
Especially the report cards that repeatedly said, “If only Lynn would try
harder/check her work/hand assignments in on time, she'd be an excellent
Like so many, I compensated without knowing that's what I was doing. I used creativity (a hallmark of ADHD) to find ways to do what others did naturally. Picture the proverbial duck madly paddling underwater where no one else can see. It wasn’t until someone pointed out ADHD traits in one of my kids that everything began to make sense. (This is a classic pattern of diagnosis for women, by the way.)
When I was first diagnosed
there was relief and then a lot of grief: I had to process so many things from
my past. Years of underachievement: for example, the many jobs I’d quit out of
sheer boredom, guaranteeing I wouldn’t rise into more challenging positions I
would have enjoyed. Now I understood why I’d gravitated to stressful jobs with
tight deadlines, even though they burned me out. I saw my habit of
procrastination in a new light; only at the last minute do my neurotransmitters
help me focus in the way neurotypical people do all the time.
It was in my quest to understand what ADHD really is that I found a coach. She helped me identify these traits and find ways to work with them, but even more importantly, she started me on the path to accepting my ADHD. And acceptance is the key to all the healing, all the growth that helps you go where you want to go; this is how you fulfill your potential.
Curious? I offer a free 30-minute discovery session. We’ll discuss how coaching works, and we can explore how it might help you.
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“Lynn is a skilled and
talented listener. She has a lifetime of
experience and skills to be an incredibly effective coach – I started getting
results as soon as we started working together. As my coach, Lynn helps me get
clear on what it is I want and how I'm going to get it. I know what I need to
make my life work for me and I feel confident asking to have my needs met.” – CM
“Lynn’s coaching style is nurturing, strengths-based and energizing. I always look forward to my session with Lynn and she has this incredible ability to normalize my ADHD tendencies and meet me where I am in the moment. Her genuine curiosity, ability to truly hear me, along with her ability to ask questions that move me forward towards a shift in perspective, are subtle yet incredibly refined, effective and gently powerful.” – LBF
“I worked with Lynn on a few specific tasks: one was around my frequent procrastinating about getting ready in the morning. Lynn helped me come up with techniques on my own that worked for me, rather than telling me what would be best for me to do – and it was fun and effortless to talk to her about my issues.” – DLA
“Lynn is a rare blend – warm and inviting, patient and perceptive. Bonus – she truly understands how ADHD impacts daily life. But I recommend Lynn for individuals with or without ADHD.” – SP
“Lynn is insightful and very knowledgeable about the brains of us ADHD folks. It is so helpful, both to hear her explanations, to hear many others experience these challenges/quirks, and to get some strategies, lots of strategies:) It helps tremendously to articulate my challenges and to have a witness for my successes!” – BB
“Lynn has mentored me to see and accept my diversity as exactly the gift that nurtures my growth. I met her at a time of my life with a lot of stagnation and low energy – and we started from there, acceptance started there. She has also linked me with scientific theories as well as inspirational outlooks that I could choose from – I have never lost agency of making sense of myself." – CC
“I had a pile of professional projects I could work on next, and I had no idea how to sort them and get started. Lynn helped me talk through what I valued most about my work and shuffle tasks into the best order so I could finally get started on them!” – GF