This page is about You, about Me and about My Work


About You

If you are reading this, you may just be intrigued by my work. If soI am glad of your interest and appreciate your CURIOUS MIND.

If, however, you are looking for support with your PERSONAL and PROFESSIONAL TRANSFORMATION, and want to know if you are right for me and my work, I would recommend you take a moment to read the below.

If you say yes to some, if not all of the below, we may well be a match.

You are on a MISSION to RECLAIM yourself and your VISION for a better world.

You have a GENEROUS HEART and a CREATIVE SPIRIT but a part of you has been in hiding. Perhaps because you are or were a square peg in a round hole, or maybe you have spent too much time pleasing others and have lost your SENSE OF SELF.

You are looking for the CONFIDENCE and COURAGE to EXPRESS yourself more POWERFULLY.

 You have a LOVE of LIFE as well as a love of NATURE and are interested in your own personal development because you are determined to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the world, however small.

You are OPEN MINDED about what is POSSIBLE beyond the physical realm.

If this is you, thank you for being you. I want you to know you are one in a million and THE WORLD NEEDS YOU.

If you are looking for GENTLE SUPPORT and believe you are a fit and that my work will benefit you, check out my website for my COMMUNITY, COURSES and COACHING, BOOKS or further INSPIRATION through my podcast and blog, to help you live a life that matters. Scroll down, if you first want to know more about me.


"Ann created the safe space for me to OWN and ADMIT out loud what I have always known about myself and kept quiet.

Moving forward, I feel the confidence in having expressed myself in that vulnerable and powerful way and I am super grateful. My puzzle pieces are fitting together in a much more graceful way now 🙂

Highly recommend Ann and her Heartwork!!"


About Me

I am Ann Skinner, aka The Heartworker. I am a life long learner with a curious mind about all things human and I continue to expand my understanding of what it means to be human(e) and truly alive.

On the whole, I am an adventurous spirit who is fascinated by why we do what we do. After finishing a diploma in Communications, I enjoyed a full and varied international career in pr, sales, recruitment and people development and have travelled to many corners of the globe. Through all my ‘doing’, I have done and seen much in life but I am at my best when I am in nature and when I can be in service to my heart.

Dutch born and bred, I grew up in Holland but have spent half of my life abroad and now live with my husband and dog Eva in the countryside in Devon, UK – a place that helped me to remember who I am.

You may also be interested to read that I met my husband on a round the world yacht race some 25+ years ago. He was my watch leader and has been watching over me ever since!


I don’t draw, I am not an artist, I am not good enough … I said to her. We all are expressions of creativity and love she reminded me. Out of nothing, we created something huge for me ...”

About My Work

I am a coach, doodle artist, writer, podcast host and the author of the bestselling book The Art of Contribution as well as a guest author for the anthology Thresholds and the creator of the On My Way journal.

I have worked as a trainer and coach since 2007 and have had the pleasure to serve people from all walks of life – from sales staff to charity teams; from business executives to stay at home mums or the unemployed; from fellow transformers to fellow creatives.

Although I have many tools at my disposal, I have noticed that the biggest shifts happen when we simply show up with an open heart and mind.

My Three Keys are my guiding principles: to be present, curious and kind. They have become my guide to living The Heartworker’s Way and this simple philosophy now underpins all my work.


““The session went deep and meant a breakthrough for me in a subject I’ve been wrestling with for a long time, consistency and my experience of it. It completely changed my perspective and my possibilities I am thrilled to see what unfolds from there as I know it’s been a huge shift. It’s also helped me to acknowledge myself and honor my own ways. Thank you, Ann for your wisdom ...

Credentials & Influences

Although I work mostly intuitively, my work is founded in years of study.

I am a certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach and was trained through Tony Robbins’ & Cloe Madanes’ RMT training centre. In addition, I am also trained as an NLP Master Practitioner and am a CIPD qualified trainer.

Through my continued studies, my work can’t help but be influenced by many modalities and philosophies. The ‘3 Principles’, for example, is one that has offered me great insights. In addition, I am a student and practitioner of Ho’oponopono, a powerful Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. 


"Ann a huge thanks for taking me on as a client – I really feel I have invested wisely. I was able to make a firm decision as to my future … to embrace change and the unknown – and ‘oh my god’ uncertainty! And you made me realise that I count! ...

Amazing - the best investment I made in me."

About My Heartwork

I started doodling in September 2016. At the time I needed to create a cover for my book, The Art of Contribution, but after plowing through hundreds of images I couldn’t find one that said what I wanted it to say. In a moment of divine inspiration I doodled one, ignoring the fact that I couldn’t draw. It became the image on the cover and it was the catalyst for my love for doodling as a creative outlet.

In May 2017 I was inspired to start a doodle a day and to share it with my followers. This commitment was another major catalyst for change, helping my body of work to evolve into The Heartworker.

I have continued my doodle practice and my writing and doodles are now finding their way into the world in a way that I could not have foreseen when I first started my explorations.

All my writing and doodles are inspired by my love for nature and the nature of things.



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