Hi! I’m Lynne
Thanks for stopping by to learn more about me.
I’m fuelled by my love of nature, creativity and curiosity. My daily routine will always include a walk down lanes, through fields or up hills so I can soak up the fresh air. The solitude and peace are my recharge station in a world that spins too fast for my liking.
I believe we are all far more capable than we let ourselves believe, that life is to live in the moment.
I’m down-to-earth, always willing to try and fail, that’s how we learn and grow. As an introvert I tap into my natural calmness, using my superpower of deep listening to help others.
My journey through life is shared with my partner – he’s a constant source of motivation. We’re both active, staying healthy through exercise. We’re cyclists, fell runners, wild swimmers, and walkers. The outdoors is our happy place.
We love to cook our own meals from scratch – often with a Japanese influence. There’s usually flapjack or brownie sharing the oven with sourdough. You can’t beat freshly baked bread with homemade jam.
Our two cats, Tigg and Hobbes, are great at helping around the house, in that typical cat way. You might see them on calls and there’ll certainly be photos posted regularly on Instagram – connect with me there to see what this pair are up to.
They’re siblings, though from their behaviour (and size) you’d not tell.
How did I end up living in the Peak District….
“We’ve got to get out of this place, it’s killing us!!!” I said to my partner one day as we sat in our London apartment. We decided we needed more from our lives.
It wasn’t exactly an overnight revelation. Life had been slowly draining from us and it had been happening unnoticed over months and years. A slow trickle of numbness seeping in to mask the fact we didn’t really love our lives.
We took a leap of faith after training to be massage therapists by quitting our jobs and leaving the London rat race. We swapped city life for the fresh air, green hills and moorlands of the Peak District. There’s a video below where I talk about the leap of faith.
Since that day in 2011 we haven’t looked back. Fast-forward to today and we’re living a beautiful, content and joyous life. Commuting is a walk down a track to some fields where we regularly see deer, herons and pheasants.
I now don’t see work as something I have to do, because I enjoy everything I choose to do.
As you’d expect, I’m constantly reading, learning and expanding my knowledge. My happy place is outdoors, immersed in nature, taking a walk in the hills. Or you’ll find me sitting by the fire with a book, cat curled up on my lap.
I also love wild swimming and am proud to have swum outside through the last four winters, breaking ice is more fun than you think!
In the last few years I’ve been learning to embrace my midlife. I’m in the perimenopause phase of life and have been navigating the rollercoaster of emotions and symptoms it brings. There’s also the grief that came with losing my sense of self – and the joy of taking control and reinventing myself.
Read My Menopause Journey. I offer a few easy tips to Confidently Facing Perimenopause: Embracing Change with Self-Assurance here.
It was my 50th birthday at the end of August and in the 12 months prior to my birthday I took on 50 challenges. Read my article and watch a video of me reflecting on that journey of me Embracing 50: A Year of 50 Unique Challenges and 5 Key Lessons.
My values are integral to how I live on a daily basis, living with courage, respecting my need for space, trusting I bring about good change, and having an adventure along the way with lots of freedom.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to change. I know we can all thrive if given the time and space to figure out what we need.
It’s my mission to help you to live your best life, and enjoy the journey.
How I’ve been described by people I’ve worked with:
“…patient and calm, understanding and supportive”
“…an awesome life coach and more importantly an awesome person”
“…such a compassionate human”
“…able to tune in to me as an individual”
Watch me talk about my leap of faith:
“I felt energised, empowered and motivated following the coaching with Lynne. I would absolutely recommend Lynne as a coach to others. Lynne demonstrates absolute care in her coaching, she exhibits trust and is a careful guide.”
Sam Aston, Life Coaching Client