“Ann is a great Mentor, she is encouraging, always on my case, full of wonderful ideas and information....and we have fun (which is important to me) She has great integrity and I know that she will always give me constructive feedback" - Lindsey Reed Glows Coaching,
“We've hired Ann to work with us on several projects this year. She has provided mentoring support, business finance guidance and most recently, and on an ongoing basis, is helping us scale up to manage a new business route which will be a huge activity for us. Her knowledge in terms of breadth and depth seems to be never ending and she's helping us achieve the turnover, profit and results that we would have had a year earlier than we predicted which is the perfect outcome.” Liz Weston. Weston Communications
“I attended Ann's talk on Mastermind groups yesterday at a networking event. As a speaker she is able to get your attention and keeps it. Her talk was informative, humorous and entertaining. Ann is very passionate about her subject and I would recommend her as a speaker because of the natural energy that she puts into it. Thanks Ann, I hope to hear you speak again one day.” Mark Buchan, MSc (CSM) Change Management Specialist and Managing Director, New Thought Leader
“Ann is an inspiration ...so it is wonderfully appropriate that she runs The Inspired Group. She is also one of the warmest and kindest people I have met through business in recent years. Ann is so attentive and caring, which shows itself in the quality of the events she runs which are always a delight to attend.” Garry Mumford, Managing Director, Insight Associates
“I met Ann quite a few years ago and was totally impressed by the quality of the event. It made a lasting impact on my mind. I have since attended as many events as possible over the past years, getting everytime stimulated and inspired by the guest speaker, by the people attending, by Ann herself always warm, vibrant, funny and inspiring. For a few months I worked on a project with Ann and discovered how dedicated, how competent and efficient she is in all her dealings. I also attended one of her brilliant workshops. My wish is to be able to share as much time as possible with her. She is a gem, a true inspiration to us all in business!” Francine Rouanet-Démocrate, Founder & Director, The Way To France
“Ann has been a great support during some difficult times and has helped us to stay focussed. Her input has been invaluable and she has not only come up with some great suggestions but also makes sure we get on with the job! I don't know where we would be without Ann.” Christine Seymour, Director KTS Computers Ltd.
“I joined Ann’s mastermind group to leverage the skills, abilities, experience and knowledge of all her mastermind members. To be able to share ideas, thoughts, information, feedback and resources proved invaluable as well as having access to Ann 1-2-1. It is a great concept Ann launched to provide this facility to small business owners; in addition to the mastermind group you also have access to her networking forums. Ann is very personable and cares. She is extremely knowledgeable in running small businesses and this is a great service she provides.” Jennifer Baker, Baker Sales
“I am proud to have Ann Hawkins as my Mentor. When I started my new business earlier this year I knew that I would have to improve my exposure . When you don’t know what you don’t know, then what you do know is that you need help. I attended one of Ann’s Workshops and was most impressed with the way she cared for and treated everybody in the room, whether they had no previous experience when they walked in, or quite a lot. Everybody came away from the event with so much. She is a master and from that event I more fully understood how to rapidly increase my contacts and so much more. She is always happy to take my calls and answer my questions and is so free with her advice and encouragement. So if you need to ramp up your activity contact Ann for the “fast-track” to excellence!" Nick Ratcliffe | Partners in Motivation.
“I have know Ann for a number of years now, she is a lady with a great personality and will always give her best to help and guide her clients to achieve their best, Her professionalism and duty to her work is second to none and I would fully recommend her in everything she does.” Anne Hardesty Owner, T&A Plant Hire and Leader of WIRE in South Norfolk
“Ann is a wizard at giving clients fantastic, easy to implement insights. She offers ongoing one to one backup that means we can put into practice the lessons of the day with confidence knowing Ann is only and email or phonecall away. Rhonda Deal, Interior Design
“Ann is a fantastic person to know. She is not only a brilliant networker, but has all sorts of useful tips and guidance for someone like me, who was starting a business from scratch and didn't know who to talk to and how to meet the right people! Ann's Mastermind group is a fantastic source of help and gets you moving, while the Insired Events she runs are a great place to enjoy an interesting presentation and a chat with all sorts of people. I thoroughly recommend Ann's work.” Sally Storr, Director, Blue Sky Reflections
“Ann is an empathetic and approachable business mentor who always give her best to help and guide her clients to achieve their desired objectives. I have always found her advice to be pertinent and applicable to the issues faced by businesses.” Gareth Howell.
“Everything that I have attended that Ann has been involved in has been very well planned and I have always gained from any event I have attended. She has helped me to see what I needed in order to make my business more efficient and I have no hesitation in recommending her."Eric S Britt, Owner Integrity Wills
“ Ann is extremely approachable, offers ongoing backup to ensure you are confident and able to put into practice what you learn. Well worth the money and I would highly recommend her. Thanks Ann.” Michele Judd, First Aid Training for Business.
“Ann Hawkins.... A name that you just won't forget after meeting her @ The Inspired Group (TIG) Events. Having been an accountant for over 8 years now - and only being 25, I have managed to develop my skills in many areas (not just accountancy), this is thanks to Ann and her events. I have found these events to provide me with the energy - not just the inspiration, to continue to develop my skills as a business person. The speakers provided are so engaging I could listen to them all day long, she really knows how to get the audience's attention and thus these events continue to grow - along with her sparkling reputation as a mentor. She is an expert in many fields and I can only learn from her!! A true star and a LOVELY person too. If you haven't been to The Inspired Group.... I can assure you, you won't get that sparkle in any other event in Cambridge, I've been networking for 4 years now, I should know!" Kelly Anstee - Tyrrell & Company Accountants
“Ann is real pleasure to work with at any level, her professionalism and attention to detail is truly commendable. From the initial conversation to project completion Ann ticks every box; for those who really desire growth in their business and are prepared to be positively challenged Ann is the ideal business partner. Her huge experience speaks for itself and she is absolutely committed to everything she puts her hand too; I would recommend Ann without reserve to any company or individual seeking tangible growth and development.” Keith Brown, Professional Speaker
“Two words come to mind when I think of what Ann has done for my business – focus and inspire. Ann changed my busy life from a confused and un-effective list of ideas and thought processes to a place of clarity which has for the first time allowed me to move forward at a pace I never thought possible. Take any opportunity you get to spend time with Ann if you are looking for the best way to grow your business and your reputation. Ann brings focus to your business, a brilliant mind that is capable of seeing through all of the noise that clouds the direction of your business from time to time. We have made radical changes to our businesses based on Ann's reccomendations and each time this has given us brilliant results.” Mark Peters, Managing Director, Star Radio Cambridge (now MD of Pirate FM Radio).
“An expert in her field, regardless of whether you are seasoned in business or a novice, attending in person or on-line, Ann will welcome,engage and introduce you to the latest business development methodologies, the finest speakers, thought leaders and visionaries. Her style and enthusiasm are infectious, Ann is frighteningly expert in all that she does and I recommend her, her training and support network and all that she provides - to you and without reservation.” Rob Brotchie, Anglia Counselling
"Ann gave our group a great talk on the 12 Steps to Success which was very motivational and enjoyed by everyone present. Ann is very clear and concise when talking so people listen and take note of the inspirational things she says. People go away with new ideas and thoughts to apply to their businesses. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to other groups and will be inviting her to talk at other events I organise. "Elaine Vandelli ~ Director ~ Hi 2 Events Leics. Northants. & Rutland Regional Secretary for FSB
"Thank you very much for taking our Business Spotlight at Business for Breakfast in Cambridge. The talk was really fascinating and you held everyone’s attention the whole time. I can tell from the way you talk about Napoleon Hill and the original Mastermind group that this is something that you passionately believe in and I’m sure you have converted many others as well. I look forward to hearing you again at another of our venues in the near future." Kathryn Fletcher
"Ann has recently been the Keynote Speaker at both The Cambridge Business Club and The Norfolk Business Club where her highly acclaimed ‘12 Steps to Success’ presentation held the audience spellbound. This interactional presentation takes us on a journey from the very first ‘Lunar Groups’ through to today’s more commonly known Mastermind Groups. The twelve steps are explained extracting detail along the way from an eager audience, climaxing with a live demonstration on how Like-minded business people can really work together in a very powerful way to drive their respective businesses forward using combined experiences. Very powerful indeed…" Richard Kerrison, Chief Executive, The Business Club Cambridge Ltd & The Business Club Norfolk Ltd