About Headstart Intelligence Ltd
I am a passionate believer that emotions drive everything we do in life – at work and in our personal lives. Every thought we have, every decision we make is led by how we FEEL.
How we feel and how we make others feel can make any interaction either a huge disaster or something truly magic.
I am a mum of two beautiful children, a wife and a businesswoman. I am a person who loves to engage with people. I have had some truly magnificent highs in my life along with heartbreaking lows, all a journey and a story that makes us who we are. Our stories have led us to where we are now, and all the more determined to reach what it is that we desire.
As a nurturer by nature, I love to create and see things and people grow and evolve into something special. The satisfaction when you see how the cogs of your business, your people, make you and your business into stars… and reap the financial rewards from how we treat people and make them feel!
The realisation that we can all create magic … goes Beyond Emotion!
For the last 20 years I have devoted my time to training and developing people – T-Mobile, BT, East Riding of Yorkshire Council – all big training roles, all in a successful career, but not in the way I wanted to make a difference. The world has changed – how we bond with individuals and businesses has changed. We need to feel right about the choices of companies we use, whether it is for a service or buying a product. It’s your people who make the world feel something about you!
And now with the creation of Headstart Intelligence we can give a personally designed, bespoke and unique intelligent training solution, which gives you the belief that small changes in our behaviour and attitude have a massive effect on our customers. All proven, All fact.
And my passion and fundamental belief that nurturing the Emotional Intelligence of our children, in such a different world as it was even 10 years ago, has to be at the forefront of our minds. Giving them every opportunity to be happy, have total belief that they can achieve anything.
I’ll close with my favourite quote from an inspirational woman who through her very remarkable life has given always given us something poignant to think about…
But this one for me is, at the very heart of what I believe, what I do and how I feel…
“I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” Maya Angelou
“Anna worked on a joint school project with us at two east Hull primary schools last October through to December - and went down a storm with the pupils! She came into the schools and worked jointly with the School Councils – and I saw first-hand the real impact she had on those children s lives. She empowered and boosted their confidence and she showed them new tools to use to be emotionally intelligent – even at primary age! She has a very natural flare with children, which I am sure comes partly from being a mum but also from having the ability to get up close and into a project across any demographic. Never mind me recommending Anna – you just need to ask the pupils – and they definitely would!
Communications Officer, East Hull Cooperative Learning Trust
“Working with Anna has added incredible value to my Boxclever programme where young people learn to box clever in life. The combination of physical challenge and emotional intelligence goes hand in hand to inspire minds and change lives.
The Tommy Coyle Academy
“From the second Anna enters a room, her personality shines through. You instantly feel safe and secure, that in her you have someone who passionately believes in children and young people’s emotional well-being.
Anna’s work is both wide reaching and long lasting. Her delivery is sensitive but with high impact. Her sessions seamlessly continue to be used by staff with whom she has worked with in school.
Anna’s creative and unique approach to working with children is something every school should have access to. All too often we think this is not something we need or we already do this. Wrong!! Anna provides something that others struggle to give.
Executive Head teacher, Swanland Primary School and The Swanland Academy Trust
“I have known and worked with Anna on various projects over the last eight years. I find Anna to be personable, enticing and an amazing communicator. She can relate to all walks of life and all ages – having seen her in action with young children through to adults I can confirm she has an amazing flare to be able to connect and work with all ages and demographics. I would have no hesitation in recommending Anna for her work – the Anna flare will make a difference to any group, community or business.
“With Anna’s expertise and guidance the customer care our reception team delivers has been magically transformed, resulting in happier clients and staff!
East Hull Dental Centre
“The Headstart Intelligence program working with Anna Ashbee has been soul searching, inspiring and thought provoking for the students who have been involved. The students and staff alike have been truly transfixed with the program which has helped them understand how and why they behave the way they do along with preparing them for their future in terms of making the most of themselves as wonderful individuals by making better choices, giving them the best chance in life. Anna is a truly engaging individual who has an amazing ability to build positive relationships with young people in the most honest and genuine way.
The Winifred Holtby Academy
“Anna it is completely down to you why our team SMILE again. Thank you for being so AMAZING!
East Hull Dental Centre