I’ve worked with so many business owners who seem successful on the outside, yet inside they know they’re playing small.

They see other people writing books, doing media appearances, and speaking in front of lots of people, and they feel hugely disappointed and frustrated that they’re not doing that themselves.

They’re ambitious, fiercely compassionate and hate to see injustice or inequality, and yet in their own business they’re still not fulfilling their potential.  

They notice others, with less experience than they have, making more impact and more income, and they feel inadequate and somehow ‘less than’. 

It’s frustrating and disappointing. 

Does any of that resonate with you?


If it does, I want to reassure you that what you’re feeling is perfectly normal. I know this because I’ve been there too. And here’s something I want you to know:

Despite what you might be telling yourself internally, it’s possible for you to step into your power and make the impact and the income that you really want to.  

But I completely understand that right now you may not know how to go about doing that.

That’s my mission in the world  –  to help you succeed by changing your mindset so you can finally fulfil your potential.

I help ambitious solo business owners who struggle with playing small, to stop over-working and under-earning, and finally make the impact they know they are here to make. 

Through my gentle yet steadfast approach, I help my clients to really see…

Learning more ‘How To’s’ is a waste of time and money

Looking ‘inside’ yourself is the key to success

Changing your mindset will change everything…

I learnt the hard way…

My earliest work was in a research lab, isolated and cut off from people, staring down a microscope all day. As an introvert, this should have been ideal, yet I was very unhappy, and I knew deep down that something was missing. Each subsequent job move took me closer to my ultimate joy of working directly with people to help them with problems.

After having a baby I was drawn to becoming a coach because I felt the urge to do something that made a bigger impact in the world. I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives at a deep level. I retrained as a coach in 2007. I’m a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a certified NLP Coach. I trained with International Teaching Seminars (ITS), an NLP coach training organization accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) to provide first class coach training.

Having found my joy and passion, I assumed that finding clients would be easy: just get the coaching qualification and clients will magically appear, right??



Oh, how wrong I was…

I had no clue how to find people who would pay me for coaching, and I hated networking.  

I was telling myself that no-one would be interested in what I had to say, and that I was too much of an ‘outsider’ to make a success of my business. 

I stayed in the shadows for a long time, feeling frustrated and annoyed with myself, as my ambition was still there, fighting to be expressed. 

And now?

After lots of personal development and mindset work, the key that unlocked my business progress was realising that it’s all in my head, and that it’s my thoughts that were really holding me back. I realised years ago, during my NLP training, that no-one else can tell me who or what I am, or what I’m capable of – only I decide that in my own head. 

Beyond an effective business model, the only thing standing in my way of success and making the impact I want to make, was my mindset.

That’s why I’m so deeply committed to teaching other ambitious change-makers how to step into their power by changing their mindset.

These days I work with ambitious coaches, trainers and consultants, who want to play a much bigger game, and who are ready and willing to do what it takes to make it happen. 


Ann’s “Official” Bio


Ann Brown, founder of Happy Being You, is an international coach, trainer and Mindset Magician, who helps her clients change struggle into success.

Her clients describe her as a ‘steel fist in a velvet glove’; gentle and sensitive yet always making sure they get the results they want. She is dedicated and dependable, using her grounded nature to calmly bring clients back to what’s important. Ann’s vigilance and calm composure help her clients focus and progress.

She lives surrounded by the wilds of nature, with her daughter and Bernese mountain dog.  She loves singing, performing in her local theatre group and taking long walks in the nearby forest.

Ann is an incredibly perceptive, gentle and yet empowering presence alongside you. She asks wonderful spot on questions that widen the perspective for the life questions you’re looking at.

Dorota Godby

Gentle Power Skills

Gentle.  Powerful.  Insightful. That’s how I’d describe Ann. Those are three of her strong qualities that I value and benefit from most of all.  As Ann and I have worked together, I’ve so appreciated her gentleness, which helps me feel seen and truly heard. Working with Ann feels safe. Within that gentleness, however, is a powerful strength that is incredibly supportive. Ann is like a pillar I can always count on and lean into. And Ann is so insightful – so the gentleness isn’t just “softness,” and her power isn’t just “boldness.” Ann brings depth, discernment and wisdom to our work together – far beyond anything I’d be able to conjure on my own. She sees things I don’t, and helps me bring them into clarity so that moving forward with confidence and grace is possible. At the root of it, all of this means that I deeply trust Ann – with my whole being. I feel so fortunate to have her in my corner.

Steve Mattus

Director of Education & Community, Heart of Business Inc