"Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart." 

- Roy T. Bennet

Adrianne assists people to show up in the world at their best. She is a leadership influence coach, capacity and grant consultant and change agent collaborating with clients to strengthen their organizations and build healthy, resilient communities. With over 20 years of experience as a leader in higher education, grant writer and administrator, and in the not-for-profit arena, she coaches and teaches small business owners, non-profit organizations, and individuals in the fundamental skills necessary for positive productivity. Adrianne’s approach to facilitating growth encourages exploration, strategy sessions and support with ongoing coaching as a consultant. Throughout her career, Adrianne has followed her passion for coaching others and leading change to inspire teams as well as individuals to generate insights into solutions needed to create a healthy, high-performance work environment. Her favorite work includes building compelling narratives in assisting organizations in developing grant strategies; crafting action-oriented business plans; and coaching individuals transitioning to leadership positions to exceed their professional and personal goals.

Since starting Blue Lotus Consulting in 2016 in Syracuse, NY, Adrianne has earned her board coaching certification at the Center for Credentialing and Education as well as becoming a TypeCoach Influence facilitator. She is also a trained Lifecycles Capacity Consultant.  She is a proud graduate of SUNY Buffalo (Social Foundations in Education), Buffalo State College (Student Personnel Administration) and D’Youville College (Sociology and Business Administration). Adrianne moved to Buffalo, NY in February 2020 with her husband Eric and son Daunte, an undergraduate student at SUNY Albany and active National Air Force Guardsman. Buffalo and the Western New York region is an area she originally calls home.

Change Agent,

Life Coach and Grant Consultant, & Leadership Influence Coach

Board Certified Coach 

Certificate #3346


OUR Services.

Coaching | One on one.

Just as athletes need coaches to be the best in their chosen sport, there are individuals who need a coach to help them focus on their gifts, talents, and strengths. Adrianne is a coach and catalyst for change. She is on a mission to empower women so that they can design a full and extraordinary life. Each client is unique, creative and an expert of their life. My role as your Coach is to partner with you in:

  • Discovering, clarifying and aligning what you want to achieve

  • Encouraging and supporting self-discovery to generate solutions and strategies in a safe confidential space without judgment

  • Holding you accountable each step of the way towards reaching your goals

Coaching | Highlights & Achievements.

2017 - CURRENT

Coaching and Consulting Provided to Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs,  Not for Profits and Individuals in the Essentials.  Facilitate an annual growth alliance in grant writing, administration and transitional leadership coaching that includes group work and one on one business consulting





Train TRIO directors & staff in innovative, engaging and effective ways to improve reporting of student and project performance, and evaluation of project performance in order to design and operate a model project




Started her career in higher education in academic student services for low-income, first generational and at-risk students. Developed summer enrichment programming, served on various campus wide committees instituting effective policy & procedures relating to accreditation, and lead grant administrator and university liaison to state as well as federal agencies. Served as a reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education 

Capacity Building | Not for Profits

& Entrepreneurs. 

Capacity building is not for profits and entrepreneur’s ability to effectively and efficiently fulfill their mission. According to the national Council of Nonprofits, capacity building, “strengthens a nonprofit’s ability to fulfill its mission over time, thereby enhancing the nonprofit’s ability to have a positive impact on lives and communities.” The ultimate goal of capacity building is to create safe and productive communities where people can work, live, play, and develop their potential. Blue Lotus Consulting LLC provides capacity building services based on the Nonprofit LifesCycles Institute model to partner with organizations to improve performance via:


  • Assisting with self-assessments and evaluation as well as providing recommendations for improvement

  • Providing professional development training for staff, board members and others in leadership positions

  • Selecting and designing appropriate strategies based on community needs through a new set of lenses 

Workshops & Seminars

Something NEW for the New Year! Book your reservation to work directly with Dr. Adrienne Morton and her upcoming seminar, Thriving Through 'The Change'. Options include a one day workshop and 6 month virtual one-on-one options, starting in March 2021. Space is limited, sign up today!






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