Hi. I am Ann The HeartworkerLover of life, nature, family, dogs, doodling, singing, colours, views and so much more.
Ann Skinner, aka Ann The Heartworker, is a Life Coach, Creative Guide, Author, Doodle Artist and Founder of The Heartworker’s Way.
Although I have worked as a Coach, Trainer and Facilitator since 2007, It took a while before I found my true path, allowing me to add many strings to my bow and giving me a unique perspective on life.
I started my career in PR, event management and even sold boats as a yacht broker for a few years. In between, there was also plenty of travel to feed my adventurous nature and searching soul. I finally ended up in recruitment, where I interviewed countless of people and visited lots of companies, from small start ups to large corporates. I noticed how many square pegs were trying to fit into round holes. I was one of them.
As a Coach and Trainer I have done my fair share of ground work. I am a certified CIPD Trainer, Strategic Intervention Coach and NLP Master Practitioner with an interest in many different approaches – always the student as well as the teacher. I have noticed, however, that the real shifts occur in the simple space of heart-led sharing and quiet creative contemplation.
Creating space to explore helped me to rediscover my love for nature and how much I need to express myself creatively through writing, drawing, colouring and singing. Expressing myself freely helped me to reclaim my voice and reconnected me to my heart.
This realisation came after a divinely inspired moment in 2016, when I awakened my love for doodling. This was the missing link I needed to help process my emotions in a loving and playful way and it unleashed my innate creativity. Doodling has revolutionised my life and work and I now share my passion with others.
From that point on I started to remember who I was and what I loved to do: Work from the heart, enjoy life’s simple pleasures, share my gifts with the world and help others do the same. This is how I became Ann The Heartworker and, since then, I started to share more about what I have come to call living life The Heartworker’s Way.
We cannot always find the answers to challenging life questions by trying to figure them out with our heads. For us to be shown a way forward that is meaningful, nourishing for the soul and sustainable for our lives and the planet, we must create space to connect to our hearts.
The Heartworker’s Way encourages us to live more consciously, through the heart, and with the support of (self-)coaching and creative self-expression. It helps us to become present, curious and kind and these three guiding keys are central to everything I do and form the foundations of The Heartworker’s Way.
I advocate doodling The Heartworker’s Way as a loving, playful and non judgmental way to help open your mind and heart to all of who you are, so you can start the healing process of coming home to yourself and find hope, joy, purpose and a lightness of being.
Apart from working as a life coach and creative guide, I am also the Author and Illustrator of The Art of Contribution, which became a #1 seller in Amazon’s Spiritual Gift department, and Annie and Eva Love Devon, which was inspired by my love for countryside walks around Devon, my dog Eva and doodling.
The Heartworker supports the organisation TreeSisters. I hope my heartwork serves to lift myself and humanity to a place where we can live in harmony with each other and our natural world. For that to happen, I believe we must find harmony within ourselves.
TreeSisters is a UK registered social change and reforestation charity that places tropical forest restoration into everyone’s hands. TreeSisters actively encourages the cultural shift required to grow from a consumer to a restorative culture.
I have recently had the pleasure of working with Ann on some self discovery into my values and wow it was enlightening!
Warning: working with Ann may change your life! What started off as a commission for a fun doodle, to illustrate my Being Unstoppable teaching, quickly unleashed an unstoppable chain reaction of its own. She really took time to listen, not just to my idea, but also to the deeper thinking that wasn’t quite fully formed and that I was almost too nervous to put into words. I already knew that Ann is a highly skilled and wise coach, but the combination of her coaching skills with her vision, imagination, creativity, and passion took my initial idea to a whole new level. I can’t recommend working with Ann highly enough, as a creative and as a coach. Who knows what she could unleash for you too?!
S.L. New Zealand
Thank you for holding a clear path for me through some sad moments. I know that I am stronger and wiser now as a result of your loving guidance. I will miss seeing your face and beholding the light that you hold on this earth. You are a gifted woman, Ann, and I am so glad you are fighting that dragon every day to keep sharing all you know.
Thank you for holding my hand through 2020. All my love to you.
Hi Ann. I just want to say thank you but words don’t seem to be enough. Your classes have brought so much light and laughter, drawing, doodling and of course love into my being and has brought me such a really good sense of wellbeing. I hope you are feeling so much appreciation from me to you.
L.M. New Zealand
I just wanted to follow up on our session … It was nothing short of transformative and as a result of that, and a couple of other life changes I am making, I really feel the world better – it was almost like I was a shadow of my former self previously. Thank you so much!!
C. H. UK
I have had business coaching with Ann and I would thoroughly recommend her. Over 6 sessions I have reached a point that I would not have thought possible at the start, and I am thrilled with the end result. Ann’s coaching is really clever at drawing things out, she is engaging and entertaining at the same time. Her creativity is also subtly apparent in her coaching, and her care for her clients is clearly obvious (and much welcomed!). Thank you Ann.
B.v.L. The Netherlands
Ann has a natural way of understanding, communicating and guiding to solutions. Both as a trainer and coach she’s always been my inspiration and go to person for the past 10 years. Her energy, enthusiasm and professionalism are outstanding. She truly is a heartworker! Thanks so much for being you! You are amazing!
D.T. The Netherlands
I have never met someone who can have such an impact on people’s lives … My work with Ann meant for me that in a short period of time I connected with my heart and true self. I can’t thank her enough for this …
Ann is an incredibly attentive, soulful and wonderful human being and life coach who has been an invaluable support to me as I navigate running my business. She listens, approaches problems with a light heart and humour and presents solutions that encourage you to delve deep and bring forward your best self directly from the truth of your heart. Thank you Ann, for truly being a wonderful light in my life.
Thank you Ann. Today was an amazing session and I would like to share this with others. I am always so surprised whenever I do this kind of inner stuff that unexpected resources come up so strongly, however it was your gentle heart lead guidance that allowed some serious stuff for me to come up…
I have throughly enjoyed our time together. You have helped me to see myself clearer and that has been wonderful. I realize I can be hard on myself and without an outside perspective I haven’t been able to see it. I am feeling really good about myself and proud of who I am today. There have laughs and tears.
Ann lives her work. She really embodies being a Heartworker, beaming her talent across the world. Her doodles never fail to bring a smile and lift up my heart …
Such an important message to share with the world… The Heartworker shares her gifts in a unique and universally accessible way. I am inspired, uplifted and rejuvenated each time a new note is created!
C.d.R. The Netherlands
About Ann. Someone who never judges. She picks up on strengths in you and makes them golden.
She is sunshine, I have found calmness in doodling along with her therapeutic journeys.
Thank you Ann for being there.