About Ann Dooley
At the age of 10, Ann immigrated with her parents and sister to the U.S. from Taiwan to live the American dream. Not knowing a word of English, she carried around a little notebook and used drawings to help her communicate. Her positive attitude and willingness to learn were key to her adapting to new surroundings. And with the understanding of her parent’s sacrifice, Ann worked hard to succeed and strived to be a positive contributor to society.
Growing up she learned to follow her passion for art and design. She received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Advertising from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in California. After graduation, she landed a career as an art director at The Walt Disney Studios, responsible for designing film posters and in theater displays for over a decade. During that time Ann also created RubyLove Reflection-Tees, a line of clothing with inspirational messages that the wearer can read while she’s looking at her own reflection. In her downtime, she volunteered at various art-related organizations.
Motherhood took her on a new path. While home with her first child, she wrote and designed a book called The New Mommy Handbook. And later became the President of a local moms support group where she organized events, guest speakers, and activities for over 80 members.
Trusting that life will take her where she needed to be, Ann moved across the country to New York with her family. Starting over again, Ann explored her options by working as a freelance graphic designer, a preschool Mandarin Chinese teacher, and a contributing writer for a family-focused website. Before the birth of her second child, she became certified as a parenting instructor.
Throughout the years, her greatest asset has been her natural ability to organize a busy work and home life. It was when fate introduced her to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, a book written by organization expert Marie Kondo, that she realized her true calling (read about it here). All of her experience in designing, teaching, and her passion to help improve lives, were all stepping stones that led her on a new journey that she finds truly fulfilling.
Almost exactly one year after attending the Chicago KonMari Consultant Seminar in 2017, Ann received her certification as an official KonMari consultant. Her clients range from age 5 to 67. And whether she’s teaching organization skills to women in homeless shelters or working with celebrities, Ann offers all of her clients with practical advice through patience and understanding.
She is currently living with her husband and their two boys in Brooklyn, New York, and happily transforming lives through tidying.
What is a KonMari Certified Consultant
KonMari Certified Consultants not only share the knowledge and skills of organizing but also help clients identify what they value in life, through the process of organizing.
Consultants guide and support their client to completely organize the client’s home, creating their ideal space, while understanding that organizing one’s space is a very personal issue.
Consultants’ mission is to support as many people as possible, through organizing, in living their ideal lives.
Consultants are assigned levels that correspond to how many tidying sessions they have completed with clients using the KonMari Method™, as well as the number of clients who have completed tidying their homes.
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