Since starting my first business in 1986, I have produced several business development and personal development programmes and mentored many business owners. I founded The Inspired Group, a peer group for business owners to support each other and started blogging in 2005. I've been a regular contributor and presenter of The Business Hub radio show since 2010 and produced The A-Z of Business Success in 26 weeks of radio broadcasts. I own and produce The Social Media Show and regularly give talks at many events.
An avid user of Twitter and other social media, I can usually be found poking fun at people who take themselves too seriously or indulge in woolly thinking. My personal blog is Inspired!
"Ann came to speak at our NRG lunch in London and although I was ready to be impressed I was in fact blown away in the best possible fashion. The way Ann articulated the value of mastermind groups was robust and business like whilst being thought proving and creative.
Ann involved the whole audience, kept people's attention and most importantly the essence she delivered was exactly what I wanted members to take away. At a personal level Ann is deliciously straight talking, helpful and inspirational; she is an essential ingredient for your network!"
Bernie J Mitchell
Connect to me:
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AnnHawkinsInspires/
Over the last 14 years, I have mentored, trained and supported thousands of Start-Ups and Small Businesses in 121 coaching sessions, workshops or mastermind groups.
Most people start a business to do something that they love or to create a better lifestyle and my work helps clients through the early stages of their journey.
Being self-employed doesn’t have to mean being by-yourself-employed, and by working together we focus on filling in those vital knowledge gaps, introducing and building relationships with key stakeholders and supporting you through any uncharted waters - all to help to get the new business up and running.
Much of my work has been supporting the small business clients of larger organisations including Barclays, Sage, Intuit and Google, and since Jan 2013, delivered through Cambridge Business Lounge - a coworking, meeting room and business support space in the heart of the city.
Other work includes the design and delivery of internal coaching and training workshops for Barclays, Sage and Lloyds Bank, including Stakeholder Management, Customer Service, Call Centre Coaching and more. I have also delivered exhibition and keynote presentations at the MADE Festival, Business Start-Up Show, and other events at Earls Court, ExCel London and The National Space Centre.
"I recently attended one of Ed’s Start-Up workshops. He clearly has a wealth of knowledge and expertise which he is able to deliver in a clear and coherent way. He has put together an excellent presentation packed full of essential information with plenty of advice and recommendations. I would not hesitate in recommending this workshop to new businesses or anyone thinking of setting up in business." - Caroline Duffy, Freelance Graphic Designer and Lecturer
Connect to me:
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/edagoodman