Anne Kanno, Dallas, Texas

Full of Energy and like to Work Fast. It’s not easy for me to sit down and go slow without feeling like I might get caught catching my breath. (I must have been caught in a past lifetime!) But when I slow down, I’m still working in my brain. The older I get, I realize I don’t need to work so fast, and slow is all right by me. Depending on what you need, I can deliver. I’m actually a Zen kind of person. I attained Self Realization in the Fall, 2015, thanks to the amazing coaching of a few Ascended Masters, Tobias, Adamus St. Germain and Kuthumi La Sihgne.

I am an Entrepreneur at heart. In middle school (and maybe even elementary school), I sold things that I made, door to door…like macrame hanging potted plant holders, macrame necklaces, satin flowers and scented sachets for drawers. I was also a sought after babysitter since I was active with the kids and cleaned up the kitchen, too. I loved to cook and clean as a young person and kept the house “in business” for our family of six. In high school (or Junior Hight) I instigated landscaping projects and even a kitchen remodel. I also catered some dinner parties and a backyard wedding.

My first “real job” at 13 was at my parent’s gift shops (they sold jewelry, books and gifts). At age 15, I started working for a kitchen store,
The Epicurean. My boss, Judy, loved how I cleaned up the placemat “wall” on my second day of work. I was the “go to” display person for anything new that arrived because the store was so crowded and the adult workers didn’t know where to put things.

I really wanted to go to cooking school instead of college. However, I was a little scared to go so far from home, and my parents kind of wanted me to go to school where my sister was. So I went to Texas A&M and eventually changed my major from Environmental Design to Physical Education. (I would have studied Interior Design, but it was not offered.) I made good grades, but I felt intimidated by some seniors in the ED/Architecture department. I was a distance runner at the time and loved how exercise made me feel, so that’s what I chose. I did an intern at the globally recognized Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas.

After college I ended up working for the Japan National Tourist Organization for 3 years. A job I landed through a referral. I had been to Japan as a college student, and a lady whom I had taught English to during my non-paying Intern job opened the door to me.

I ended up moving to Japan and had a busy life there as a wife, mother, English Teacher and Aerobics Instructor. While there, in 2001, I had a near death experience and realized I needed to deal with some things that I had pushed deep down in my life, namely self worth issues. I knew I needed to heal and ultimately love myself. That led to some major changes in my life, and still does to this day.

In 2004, I was working on an academic literary project that I never expected to work on. (This is the website.) About six months before the project, I started a new business as a Professional Organizer and Home Stager (I’m good with my hands and making things look pretty. I’m as good or better than any Interior Designer!), as well as a Personal Assistant.

I’m looking for a job that is a great fit for me. I’d also like to work with people who are forward thinking and kind. Usually employers and clients love me! (Sometimes not at first, (this is because I’m kind of forthright and some people don’t like that or misinterpret that)but then they change their mind! Believe me, I always have the best in mind for my clients and employers! I can do almost anything as I have worn many hats over the years, and because I have a lot of different skills.

Writing this much personal information about myself is highly unusual for me, but there you go.

Just because something is not on my resume, doesn’t mean I can’t handle it or haven’t done something similar. Please feel free to ask.

Three words that best describe me in the workplace: Multi-Tasker, Versatile and Kind.


Self Starter & Multi-Tasker
Creative & Hands-On
Big Picture & Detail Oriented
Optimization of Systems & Designs
Responsible & Efficient
Mac Platform, Comfortable with PC
Not afraid of New Technology
Eye for Design
Professional Organizer
Space Planning
Home Staging
Visual Merchandizing, Merchandizing
Deep Cleaning
Careful & Considerate
Problem Solver
Intuitive & Aware
Easily Stay on Task
Editor & Writer
On Time & Respectful

Academics, Certifications & Other Coursework

Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Science, College Station, TX 1988
Institute for Aerobic Research, Intern, Dallas, TX 1988
Ongoing Monthly Online Education since 2001
Certified Home Staging Expert since 2004
AHA Certification for Heartsaver, First Aid, CPR, AED, current
Personal Trainer Education Certification, Cooper Institute 2011
Certified Usui & Seichim Reiki Master, 2007
Basic & Intermediate Integrated Energy Therapy Certification, 2006
Interior Design, Collin College 2004
History of Furniture, Collin College 2004
Survey of Architectural History, TAMU 1986
Environmental Design I & II, TAMU 1986
Design Media I & II, TAMU 1986


Anne Kanno
Taos, NM