What is Lynne McLean Brown Life Coaching?
My name is Lynne and I am a life coach and writer. I work with people who find themselves overloaded, endlessly tired and overwhelmed. I help my clients to reconnect with a lighter, free and playful side of themselves. My writing work centres around promoting self-care, self-love and self-acceptance.
You do not just have to “just get on with things” when life is hard. It is ok to take time off, to put things on hold. Carrying on like you are unstoppable when things are tough isn’t fun or worthwhile.
Working harder and harder does not get more done, in fact, I believe it makes you less effective. If you have ever felt like you are giving 50% to everything and achieving nothing then you know what I mean.
I have learned that prioritising yourself is essential, and it’s more than essential when you care for others. You are important! I cannot preach this enough, time to relax and have fun gives you energy for the busy days. A huge to-do list and schedule is way easier to work through when you are rested and replenished!
You can start over whenever you want, more than once if you need to, and it’s ok. Change is hard, making mistakes is inevitable. In fact, mistakes can be awesome! Mistakes are how we learn what works and what doesn’t. Make the mistake, learn from it and start fresh.
As a life coach, it is not my job to tell you to live a certain way, these beliefs may not mean anything to you. My job is to help you help you find what resonates with you and brings you happiness. In doing this, I believe you are able to make decisions to help you create the life you want and deserve.
What makes Me
As a kid, I had a hard time growing up. I had a lovely supportive family and a safe home but my experience of school was pretty grim. I was bullied by pupils and on occasion by a teacher, it was a lonely time. My experiences shaped my life and made me who I am today which is a strong, kind, caring, supporter of the underdog with occasional bouts of low self-esteem and a wicked inner critic.
I wasn’t always a life coach. After school, I studied Sociology and Women Studies at the university of Aberdeen. After university, I worked for several charities such as rape crisis, criminal justice organisation Sacro and a mental health charity in my hometown of Aberdeen, Scotland.
My world was turned upside down by two equally amazing and crazy children I decided to be a stay at home mum. I eventually found myself looking for a creative outlet and took up baking and cake decorating as a hobby. My hobby quickly turned into a small but successful business.
I was hit with depression in 2012 which caused me to take stock of my life and how I wanted to live. My husband and I packed up the family and we moved to south-west Norway in search of an adventure in 2014. Luckily, I found work within my first few months in Norway at a local bakery and which supported our adventures until I felt the call towards a career in life coaching.
I began life coach training with The Martha Beck Institute in 2016. I was delighted to feel like I had found “my thing”. My experiences in all aspects of my life support and inspire my work. When I have the opportunity to witness change occur within a person, to see them move from fear to excitement, it is the most amazing thing ever.