Love letters from my clients and connections ...
"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."
One connection of love ... no matter how close or far away it is, is more than enough to sustain this human life we are experiencing.
Ann Skinner and I connected online via The Transformation Summit TV where we are faculty teachers. Sharing our creative gifts of expression with the world. Ann is from England and I am from Toronto. We have never met in person, however, we both understand that distance is not a gap nor a wall to create a bond. We are energy that can travel through Time and Space.
When I feel low, I say that name, when I doubt myself, I feel that name, when I don't want to breathe, I dance that name.
The first video I released on instagram/Facebook/Twitter was me dancing to Bird Gherl ... Dancing is my soul, passion and home .... and yet, I've rarely shared my expression for love with the world. Three days after Ann and I connected and revealed my super power name, I believed and loved myself enough to share vulnerably my love of dance.
There is a super power in each and everyone of us. All we have to do is allow ourselves to listen to the whispers of our hearts to hear it, feel it and connect with it. Thank you @thecontributionist for spreading love and art in this lifetime! We love you!!
Dr Rima Thapar, Life Coach, Canada
"I am so at ease with her and can feel my heart when we speak, and it is amazing to feel your heart."
Ann, what can I say about her, she is a very positive and warm person. When I initially thought that I had a discussion with her, I was really shy and not very open about my life to strangers, but her ability to make you feel comfortable in the very first instance is something gifted. I am so at ease with her and can feel my heart when we speak, and it is amazing to feel your heart which we never do, we know where it is but she makes you actually feel it, a miraculous feeling. Simple conversations can help you so much in life and bring out the best in you. You just have a different opinion about life when you meet Ann, and I thank her for the contribution she has made in my life very simply.
Fatima Fahdel, Finance, UAE
"Ann is a powerful coach with the skill and knowledge to help her clients dig deep and evolve their perceptions of what they are capable of."
Your coaching and guidance has been immeasurable! I am feeling much clearer and confident so thank you. Personally, we worked through some tough stuff – I am seeing an improvement in this area as I experiment with dealing with this in a different way. Overall, your coaching has provided me with fresh perspective and approach in my personal and professional lives very successfully. Thank you.
For those looking for some support, Ann is a powerful coach with the skill and knowledge to help her clients dig deep and evolve their perceptions of what they are capable of. Her passion and compassion for "the work" and her clients shines through in the way she coaches. I highly recommend coaching from Ann if you are a stuck in life and need clarity, experiencing change which is unsettling or would like to work through challenges with a new mindset."
Rachael Moss, Coach, UK
"Thank you for your wisdom, persistence, patience, energy and encouragement throughout."
When I came to you I wanted to gain a better understanding of self to enable me to enhance life going forward. I hadn’t previously spent time reflecting inwardly.
I feel hugely empowered from the 6 months of sessions. Am clearer in my intentions as well as able to understand myself better in how I think, what is important to me and recognising where I can best deliver my skill set.
Thank you for your wisdom, persistence, patience, energy and encouragement throughout. I see this as the beginning of both a professional relationship which may again blossom as well as friendship.
As close to a guarantee to improve you (the client)!
Neil Lawrie, Business Manager, UK
"Possibly one of the most momentous days THHN has encountered."
The vision day was quite simply, mind-bogglingly amazing!!! For me, it was quite possibly one of the most momentous days that THHN has encountered... When we left there was a vibe/feeling amongst us, like I have never experienced before.
I just wanted to let you know that the team met again today, it was again awesome and gained incredible results!! You have been the catalyst for this, everyone really is buzzing - thank you so much!
Luke Tillen, Founder and Managing Director, THHN, UK
“She builds you up so you feel invincible and capable of making decisions that you might have been struggling with before.”
When coaching, Ann has a calm, compassionate way about her, which is very inviting from the start. You get a sense that she is really considering your words and the effect they are having on you.
She builds you up so you feel invincible and capable of making decisions that you might have been struggling with before. Her coaching revealed strengths I didn’t know I had and realisations (that had previously been giving me negative thoughts) were shifted, exposing them and replacing them in a positive and insightful clarity.
A wonderful experience.
Emma Bradford, Personal Performance Coach, UK
"Discovering my superpower ... feels like it is going to unleash an aspect of me that is powerful and has been somewhat hidden."
My new superpower and name has left me open wide to the possibilities...uh oh...what have you unlocked in me, Ann? Thank you so much for the session this morning. You are AMAZING. Discovering my superpower and the name of my superhero feels like it is going to unleash an aspect of me that is powerful and has been somewhat hidden. How unexpected and delightful.
Mary Pinizzotto, Dance Studio Owner/Instructor/Coach, USA
“Her help as a coach has allowed me to weather through the most challenging times in my career.”
Ann is bringing out the best in me. Her help as a coach has allowed me to weather through the most challenging times in my career while helping me understand who I truly am.
Gaetan Deshais, Business Manager, Abu Dhabi
“She has a talent in transforming difficult situations into easy ones.”
If I could summarise Ann’s best assets in 3 words, I would chose: QUALITY, CARE, SIMPLICITY.
I have known Ann on different levels of my career. She is one of the most easy and effective people to work with. She is very professional and reliable. Ann always managed to understand my challenges and even better: helped me understand myself and allow me to get out of my comfort zone.
She has a great understanding of the different milestones everybody goes through during their career and gives the right tools on different subjects such as People management, Self -development, Better decision making, dealing with stress…
Ann also coached other members of my team, I can really see the results on different levels.
Thanks to Ann, pushing your limits are definitely something achievable; she has a talent in transforming difficult situations into easy ones. I recommend working with Ann with all my heart.
Eve Guilloton, Business Manager, The Netherlands
“Ann is always able to bring me to the insight required to make the best decision for the challenges I face.”
I have known Ann for 7 years and worked with her for professional as well as personal coaching purposes. I can be very clear about the quality of work that Ann delivers: it is outstanding and my experiences with her make me a “fan of Ann”.
Ann is always able to bring me to the insight required to make the best decision for the challenges I face. Important here is that Ann does this by connecting personally, never judging and at the same time being confrontational enough to challenge limiting thoughts and beliefs. Ann has done this with me on more than one occasion and is therefore an important guide in my life, helping me on my personal journey and contributing to my professional achievements to date.
Aernout Stigter, Learning & Development Manager, the Netherlands
“Ann is one of only a few people that truly will create long lasting and tranformational balance in your life and relationships.”
In life there are few people that deeply connect and touch you. Ann Skinner is one of those people. I was struggling with an area of my life and could not see, find, or understand how to move forward.
With an exquisite questioning style and exceptional listening skills, she created a space for me to figure my life out. She led me to a place of deep understanding. Ann is a true humanitarian. She is loving, honest and fun.
If you have an opportunity to spend time with Ann, then consider yourself blessed. She is one of only a few people that truly will create long lasting and transformational balance in your life and relationships.
Jacob Melaard, Director/Coach, Dubai
“I feel so lucky, I am so grateful to find you in this specific moment of my life. THANK YOU!”
Thank you so much Ann, for your help, you found out a button hidden under the fear: Love. Yes the concern is about love, am I loved, is there any love here? So you helped me to work on the situation from this key and work deeply on my self-esteem as well. I was tired all the afternoon because something has been released, I felt tired and good, clear, peaceful and open. Thank you for being here today, thank you for guiding me, thank for your generosity and big heart too, I felt your energy and it was amazing, I feel so lucky, I am so grateful to find you in this specific moment of my life: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Lami Saadi, Teacher, Canada
“Her warmth, professionalism and keen ability to quickly identify the relevant issues, enabled me to critically analyse my own performance.”
Ann has an uncanny ability to make one feel at ease, even when discussing challenging and delicate matters. Her warmth, professionalism and keen ability to quickly identify the relevant issues, enabled me to critically analyse my own performance, but moreover, question the value of my entrenched behaviours, and then to agree on new and more productive work and personal practices.
I feel I have learned a great deal in these sessions and would not hesitate to recommend Ann.
James O’Shaughnessy, Business Development Consultant, The Netherlands
“I now have the answers to a lot of unanswered questions.”
I’ve been to several coaches in search for a better understanding of my purpose and didn’t seem to find the answers, until I met Ann. With Ann you have that instant sense that she does her job because she’s passionate about what she does. Most importantly, she comes across as real and naturally positions herself on the same wavelength which instantly makes you feel at ease.
What’s impressive about Ann is that she clearly does a lot of work behind the scenes in preparation for her sessions which means that every time they have a big impact. The sessions stripped away everything to my core which I guess helped to give me a better understanding of who I am and what drives me to make the decisions I make in my work and social life.
I found the more Ann helped me to understand myself, the easier it started to become to direct myself towards making decisions that make me feel good. The sessions also gave me a better general understanding about people. Of course the more you understand others the easier it is to look at situations from a ‘helicopter’ perspective’, which enables you to make smarter decisions for yourself and others.
In a nutshell, I now have the answers to a lot of the unanswered questions that have been buzzing around my head for a long while and I would recommend Ann to anyone looking for some answers about themselves.
Jay Freeman, Managing Partner, the Netherlands
“It has taught me to self-reflect and has opened my eyes.”
I contacted Ann because I was struggling with “finding direction” resulting in uncertain and uncomfortable feelings. I was thinking a lot about questions such as ‘What do I want to be when I grow up’, ‘Why do I sometimes react so irritably in certain situations’, ‘Why do I stress myself so much about small things’ and ‘Why do I worry so much about what others think of me’.
Ann’s help has made an enormous impression on me and her coaching has really shaken things up. It has opened my eyes to the fact that I MUST change to achieve change. This message is moving from my ‘head’ into my ‘heart’ which is a continuing, not always easy process and requires time, but it has had a great impact on me!
A lot of what Ann has taught me was so simple and so true. She listens very well, follows her client closely and apart from that gives very practical advice and concrete assignments without a “one size fits all” approach.
Instead of just saying what it has done for me and what actions I have taken as a result, I really want to say how much of an impression Ann’s kind and genuine help has made on me. It has really touched me deeply.
I shall now continue on the road I have started on and there will be moments that I may wander off it but with everything I have learned I am sure it will be a nice and interesting walk! And if I lose my way for a bit, I will just think of the goal Ann and I have set.
V.O., Senior HR Analyst, the Netherlands
“She focuses not only on the professional aspects but especially on the personal aspects."
Ann has helped me developed myself very well by training and coaching me. She focuses not only on the professional aspects but especially on the personal aspects to ensure that you grow as a person and therefore also in your profession. She’s a great person, very dedicated and professional but in a personal way.
I recommend anyone to ever work with Ann in the future.
Freek Beemster, Team Lead, The Netherlands
“Ann has provided insights that have rooted in my thinking and doing.”
Ann is a person who is easily able to understand your thinking and feeling world. In just a few sessions, she knows to pinpoint the real problems and not only that but she is also able to translate that to concrete actions.
In short, not just talking about it, but actually addressing the root of the problem by doing. The proof is in the countless AHA! moments I experienced during our sessions together, but also by working on a variety of assignments that I was given as homework.
Besides the fact that I walked out of each of our sessions with an enormous energy boost, I can say that Ann has provided insights that haven’t just been useful in the short term but they have rooted in my thinking and doing. In particular I consider the latter as very valuable.
It has been a very educational experience to work with Ann and I recommend her wholeheartedly to you so that hopefully you will make the same first step that I took.
Rutger van Otterlo, Trader/Entrepreneur, The Netherlands
“I was able to change the core of my existence!”
I have been through a number of coaching programmes. Aimed at ‘time management’ or ‘career choices’ or ‘what do I want to do with my life?’ Most of the times, these programmes were fun and inspiring and I’ve always been able to take away a little something. However, every time I went back for more I felt that the core of my problem wasn’t really being addressed.
With Ann Skinner I felt for the first time that, right from the off, I was working on my core issues. Funnily enough she did this through the use of a seemingly futile happening in my life. Just by looking at this clear, simple example she helped me see the possibilities in the situation.
Through this I was able to get to work with all sorts of ‘minor’ situations in my life. In all sorts of areas. And not only did it effect the small things, but it also had an effect on the large happenings in my life. I was able to apply the learns this small, easy but effective exercise gave me to so many areas of my life that I was actually able to change the core of my existence! So easy really. And so quick!
W.B., Creative Producer, the Netherlands
“I now do things I never dared to dream of.”
Thanks to Ann’s help, I have changed from a small frightened little bird into a beautiful colourful one. Ann supported me, listened to me and has given me the ability to change my way of thinking which has helped me enormously in all sorts of ways.
I now do things I never dared to dream of and believe me … that is reeaaalllly great! Thank you for the sessions, Ann. Even though I may have been a little stubborn at times, thanks to you I now have much more courage to do things. I’m not quite there yet, as that will need time and perseverance but I am finally on my way.
Elly Leibrandt, Housewife, The Netherlands
¨Embrace Your Inner Superpower¨
When we connect to our inner companions of Courage and Wisdom, we can get passed our fears and open up to possibilities beyond our current thinking.