Good leadership is the battery on which businesses rely on to run.

Ann Skidmore is an award-winning business coach, trainer and facilitator that has developed the skills and businesses of more than 40,000 people across a breadth of industries.

Ann’s knowledge, experience and expertise are unparalleled and her passion and drive shine through across all of her services.

The difference is people. Ann’s methods are people focused because they are the single main influence to success and growth. When Ann talks to people, she can diagnose what exactly they need and deliver a package to achieve this.

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As one of the first Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) coaches in the UK, Ann has gone on to become a pioneer in this sector. She now designs and delivers her own programmes, certifying NLP practitioners of the future.

Over the last 20 years Ann has worked to improve the performance of private and public sector organisations, across an extensive and diverse range of industries including airports, leisure, oil, chemical, health service, pharmaceutical, social care, airlines, engineering, manufacturing, financial services and charities.

With a determination to bring about practical and lasting change, Ann applies her extensive expertise in business psychology, neurolinguistics and people management to develop bespoke modularised management development and leadership programmes. This enables individuals and teams to feel motivated and achieve the highest levels of performance and success, both for the business and for themselves.

As an international award-winning Colour Me Beautiful consultant as well as a qualified corporate image and style consultant. Ann can provide a full package to ensure that individuals and business connect their physical presentation to communicate their leadership.

With such vast experience, there is a training or coaching route suited to everyone. Ann dedicates time and genuine care to each client, ensuring a service tailored to what they need.

Particular areas of expertise include:
  • Business psychology
  • Personal coaching
  • Executive and corporate coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Management development
  • Organisational development
  • NLP
  • Training programme design and delivery
  • Designing and delivering assessment centres and development centres
  • Psychometric instruments including OPQ, SDI, FIRO-B, Myers Briggs, IQ tests and TMS
  • Project management experience in organisational-wide projects such as Investors in People and Performance Management
Memberships and qualifications include:
  • Accredited corporate and executive coach
  • Fellow and lead trainer for the Coaching Academy
  • Fellow of the RSA
  • Chartered fellow of the CIPD
  • Psychology degree
  • Master’s degree in Business
  • Administration
  • NLP practitioner and trainer
  • Multiple radio, print press and TV appearances

Accredited Member.

Being an accredited member of world class and industry organisations, shows Ann’s commitment to personal and professional development. These memberships allow you to be confident that Ann adheres to a professional code of conduct, that is current and evolves as standards and practices change. Through these professional memberships, and ongoing assessments, Ann meets the quality assurance and organisational best practice requirements for continued membership, as well as meeting the ongoing professional development needs of these organisations. This provides confidence that Ann can deliver high quality training and consultancy which fits the needs of both individuals and teams within your organisations.


Ann Skidmore Associates
1 Poolfield Road
WS13 8EB

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