What is Lynne McLean Brown Life Coaching?
My name is Lynne and I am a life coach and blogger. I help mums who want to get off the endless hamster wheel of doing and struggling to make time for everything But they are overwhelmed, stressed, guilty and exhausted. Women who feel overwhelmed, guilty and exhausted but also feel torn in a million different directions. I help them to get clarity on what makes them happy and how they want to structure their lives so that they can feel happy, relaxed and free.
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
I am a life coach who helps out stressed mums because I used to be one myself. Living with constant feelings of guilt, and overwhelm made me miserable. I felt constantly torn and under pressure. Nothing I ever did felt like it was enough. It is important to me to help other women who feel like I did. I want to support them to create some breathing space to work out what really matters to them and what they want.
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.
After being diagnosed with depression in 2012 everything changed. I worked with my doctor and a counsellor at first and also a life coach as part of my recovery. This healing process led to so many changes. My family and I emigrated to Norway, I changed careers and retrained as a life coach.
I began life coach training with The Martha Beck Institute in 2016 which felt like finally discovering “my thing”. When I have the chance to watch change within a client, to see them move from fear to excitement, it is the most rewarding part of my work.