Hello Heartfelt Human!

Have you lost yourself in your efforts to be there for others?

You are Compassionate. You are Creative. You are Courageous.
You are a Powerful. You are Wise.

You are LOVE.

Sometimes we need a little help remembering ALL of who we are.

Do you sometimes forget to look after your own needs and healing journey?

Do you find it easy to give to others but challenging to ask for help for yourself?

Do you find it difficult to show yourself fully or ask for what it is you really want and need?

Or does your life sometimes feel unfocussed, solitary or overwhelming?

If you do, then I have to congratulate you for being a BIG HEARTED and SELFLESS human being!

 At times, we become so engrossed in tending to the needs of others, that we neglect our own needs. It's not uncommon to lose ourselves in the process, and sometimes we need some help finding our way back to ourselves in order to find our way forward.

In your personal journey, I will offer support through a combination of coaching and creativity. Utilising the power of guided contemplation and doodling, we will work towards reestablishing your connection with your heart centre, allowing you to nurture your own path towards living a more JOYFUL life. One filled with INSPIRATION and MEANING.

"Working with Ann has been nothing short of life-changing. [...] Doodling made this a more joyful, playful experience and brought this [...] to life for me, it helped me see what I was learning, and unlike just taking notes that I never look at again I can, and often do look back through my journal, and with just a quick glance I can remember what was taught and what I got from it." - Amy (US)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why doodling?

There are many advantages to using the power of doodling.

It helps to organise your thoughts, it helps you to focus and it helps you to process information and emotions in a gentle and playful way.

In the context of coaching with me, doodling helps you reconnect your overthinking brain to your loving heart. This is crucial for your ability to listen deeply and recognise what is really important and true to you.

Creating pictures also activates a different part to the brain than talking or writing does, helping you see things from a different perspective.

Do I have to be able to draw?

No! Doodling is less about drawing and more about drawing yourself into your heart-space. We are creating heartwork rather than artwork!  Don't worry, I will help you with the basics to give you the confidence to get started if you need it.

Your Creative Facilitator

Hi, I am Ann Skinner, aka Ann The Heartworker, a heartworker and doodle advocate, coach, author and illustrator, lover of life, nature, animals and all things colourful!

I am the founder of The Heartworker's Way, the creator of Doodle Annie and the author/illustrator of The Art of Contribution and Annie and Eva Love Devon.

Having qualified as a CIPD Trainer, certified as a Strategic Intervention Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and mBIT Coach, I have worked with people from all over the world since 2007.

In 2016 I accidentally discovered doodling and experienced first hand the profound healing power that both creative self-expression and guided contemplation brings. It changed me from the inside out and I am now on a mission to share this gift with others.

Through my work I hope to bring a little more consciousness, reflection, love, hope, joy and inspiration into the world!

a few kind words
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 ...  


…Tears, breaking open, goose bumps. Finding ‘acceptance’. What an amazingly vulnerable session you created for me thank you [ ... ] You astound me with your ability to reach through the computer, across the miles to connect with me and help me to connect with myself and keep moving forward and feel hope. [...] 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...


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!!


"Working with Ann has been nothing short of life-changing. Through working with her I have been able to dream and allow that dream to change over time. I have discovered more of who I am and what I truly value in life. Ann's guidance and gentle meditation prompts have caused me to have many ah-ha moments over the past few months and those ah-ha moments have transformed into actionable steps that I can take to lead the kind of life I have always wanted. Doodling made this a more joyful, playful experience and brought this course to life for me, it helped me see what I was learning, and unlike just taking notes that I never look at again I can and often do look back through my journal, and with just a quick glance I can remember what was taught and what I got from it." 


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!



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. [...]


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.


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.



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. This has been a challenging year for me. [ ... ] I have also had some great wins. I so appreciate your perspective. You are very gentle and loving. You embrace love and creativity. I am also. Thank you Ann!


I have had [...] 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.


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?!