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Hi. I am Ann The Heartworker

Lover of life, nature, family, dogs, doodling, singing, colours, views and so much more ...

Ann Skinner, aka Ann The Heartworker, is a Doodle Artist, Author/Illustrator, Visual Storyteller, Creative Guide and the Creator of Annie and Eva and The Heartworker’s Way.

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.

You could say I have had a colourful life. After starting my career in PR and event management, I worked 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 and I noticed how many square pegs were trying to fit into round holes. I was one of them.

Recruitment brought me to Training and Coaching, first commercially and later privately. This opened up my inner world too.

A move back from the Netherlands (my home country) to Devon in the UK (my chosen home), gave me the space to come home to myself.  After a few years of soul searching, I reclaimed my voice by expressing myself freely and creatively through writing, drawing, colouring and singing. Spending time in nature with my dog Eva gave me so much healing.

In 2016, a divinely inspired moment 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.

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 sharing my joy for doodling, 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.


I have recently had the pleasure of working with Ann on some self discovery into my values and wow it was enlightening!

I’ve always considered myself to have a fairly good understanding of my own values and yet the session opened up so much more for me to continue to explore.
Ann is so warm, friendly and encouraging and I learnt so much about myself during our session together. She guided me through practical activities and reflections that have really helped me to understand where my values come from and how they shape and come through in my daily interactions in life. And I also have some great homework to continue exploring this further on my own!
I would not hesitate to recommend engaging with Ann for coaching. it really was such a pleasant experience and I certainly have gained a raft of new tools to help me continue along my path of self discovery.



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.

L.C. Australia

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 …

J.H. Hodson

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

Ann, thank you for the wonderful contributions you make to the world and to my life. You often share snippets of wisdom on subjects that are also part of my own heartwork, and it’s always a beautiful reminder or insight to enrich my own awareness.
I loved the doodles from the beginning, but it’s also beautiful to see how they evolve. It’s simple but right on truths that they bring, but with a loving and fun vibe.
Keep following your heart ! It’s the greatest contribution and it’s truly inspiring !!


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.

If you are interested in working with me, or have a general enquiry, please click here to contact me. Alternatively, you can send me an email at [email protected].