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About me

I am a Life & Wellbeing Coach and work with driven people to help them live and work smarter, not harder.   I help clients to reduce stress, anxiety and frustration and to build greater happiness, success and fulfilment.

Life coaching gives time and a confidential space, for you to really think about what you want from your life. It encompasses all aspects of your life - what’s going on in one area impacts on how you feel and act in all areas of your life. Coaching enables you to explore what’s important to you, what’s working for you, what’s not and what’s holding you back. These are profound conversations that can be difficult to have with family and friends where you can be worried about being judged. 

We all have a confirmation bias based on our previous experiences.  The astute questioning that life & wellbeing coaching brings allows you to see both yourself and the opportunities open to you in a new light. This clarity allows you to create a vision of how you want your life to be and the confidence to make conscious choices to move you towards that. 

I believe that it takes three things to build a life that brings us happiness and fulfilment – clarity on what we want, self-belief and intentional action. The work I do with clients fosters all of these. 

In my work with clients, I combine my expertise as a coach with an in-depth understanding of personal development across a broad range of disciplines including neuroscience, behavioural science and positive psychology. From this, I have built simple tools and strategies that I used to change my own life, so I know they work. In my experience, making small, manageable changes in our lives can have a massive impact.

I offer one to one coaching, group programmes and wellbeing coaching for companies. 

My signature programme is Renewed Clarity & Confidence, this is an 8 week exclusive group programme for women looking to get clear on what they want from their life and to build the confidence to take action to move towards that.  I

Client reviews:

“When I first met Lyn, my job was variously interesting, demanding and infuriating. I juggled working full time with 3 tweens (including twins!): a combination for which younger female colleagues told me they saw me as a role model.

Trouble was I didn’t feel that way at all. I was unable to value the skills that made me unique or even acknowledge that my contribution mattered. I never seemed to be able to prioritise those things that would be better for me, leading to a further sense of helplessness.

I can safely say my sessions with Lyn have been transformational. I am still all those things I described in the first paragraph. However, I am so much more comfortable in my own skin. I am able to make mindful, considered decisions. It’s like a fog has been lifted and I can hold my head high again.

Lyn is never confrontational. She listens. And listens. And then asks the one killer question that makes the difference. It’s a real skill and one that has changed my life for the better.”  Neela, London, One to One Coaching

"When I was at a cross-roads in my life and all I had was uncertainty, Lyn helped me to identify where I was now, appreciate where I'd been and how to imagine and realise the future I wanted.  Over a series of sessions, designed to subtly take me through the process, Lyn listened, gently probed with thoughtful and powerful questions and helped me to arrive at the answers to questions that I didn't even know to ask.

Lyn's one-to-one coaching became so important in my life at a time when I could just open up, talk and really be listened to.  That was enough to life the "fog" and see my path and I couldn't have done it without Lyn.  Highly recommend."  Paul, Edinburgh, One to One Coaching

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Lyn. Lyn listened to me without judgement and challenged me to recognise the areas of my life that were holding me back. She is extremely personable yet professional and has provided me with the tools I need to move forward in life with confidence and clarity. I would recommend Lyn in a heartbeat.”  Nicole, Edinburgh, One to One Coaching

"I found working with Lyn very helpful and enlightening.  It allowed us to discuss me, without having to focus on all the "white noise" that comes with family and working life.  Lyn herself is very friendly and engaging company and makes you feel relaxed and positive about talking about yourself rather than selfish."  Keith, Glasgow, One to One Coaching

“I’ve had quite a few different experiences over the last three years with different types of coaching. I’ve had 1-1 coaching over 10 sessions, a six month group programme, a 21 day programme, a 3 month group programme as well as countless hours on podcasts, listening to audible books and reading lots and lots of articles. This doesn’t make me an expert but it does help me to understand value. This day long course has hands down been the best and most useful way that I’ve spent my time. Not just the day but I’ve not been able to stop thinking about it or acting on it since I left. It just was so insightful and really helped me connect with a true passion of mine that I thought I wouldn’t be able to pursue because of all the things I’d told myself made it impossible. I wasn’t trained enough, I didn’t have enough technical knowledge, I didn’t have enough time…. A whole lot of reasons to keep me safe rather than just give it a go and see where it goes. I’m already further along in the process than I thought I would be and I feel so enthusiastic and alive in a way that I haven’t done in a while.  A game changer!"  Michelle, Dunfermline, Intensive Day Coaching

"The weekly sessions have been wonderful for me!  Taking just an hour out of my week to think about my business and progress has been really helpful.  Lyn is good at creating space for reflection and asking the right questions to give me a new perspective on things."  Sammy, Paraffle Embroidery, Group Coaching

"This group is my goals/vision and accountability time, along with some soul searching/laughing and a virtual hug when needed.  It's my favourite group.  I'd recommend Lyn for her warmth, insight and plain-talking, down-to-earth approach.  She practices what she preaches with a huge heart and brilliant experience."  Kate, The Kate Outdoors, Group Coaching

"My weekly Soul Traders meeting is one of my favourite parts of the week.  Lyn's guided sessions have helped me to take time out for myself to really think about what I want for me and my business.  I love the way she is able to adapt and flex to the arising needs of the group.  It has been so refreshing to meet a group of like minded women running their own businesses but the benefits of the group have gone way beyond that with sessions that have helped to support all areas of my life.  Most of all I have enjoyed the support of and inspiration from Lyn and the other group members."  Siobhan, SJG Coaching, Group Coaching

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Transformational Coaching from Animas Centre for Coaching accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and Association for Coaching (AC)

Certificate in Positive Psychology from Animas Centre for Coaching accredited by ICF

Certificate in Group Coaching & Facilitation from Animas Centre for Coaching accredited by ICF.

BA Hons in Marketing from The University of Strathclyde

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Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

A good rapport between client and coach is essential.  The first step is a free 30 minute introductory call.  This is important for us both to get a feel for how it would be to work together and if we would be a good fit.

Change takes time and commitment, and this builds as new thinking and habits are imbedded.  How long I work with a client depends on what the client wishes to achieve.  Every client is different.

Further information

I love being outdoors and am passionate about spending time in nature, with animals and by the sea.  I love travel, food and personal development.  There is so much to learn.

Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH9

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Adults
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