Lanna Cairns Biography

An internationally recognized business consultant, keynote speaker, author, and columnist, Lanna Cairns has been on the forefront of teaching people how to make the most of their lives, their space, and their time, since 1998. Her first two books, Organizing for Your Brain Type and Every Child Has a Thinking Style, have been published in five languages, and her third book will be released in 2014. Relying on brain-function research, Cairns became the first recognized expert in creating four distinct styles of organizing. She has addressed the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), the National Study Group of the Chronically Disorganized (NSGCD), as well as addressing gatherings of Global CEOs on behalf of TEC International, a company that educates CEOs around the world.

Cairns’s unique organizing method and spiritual insight has attracted attention from leading print media, including: The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Globe and Mail, The Oakland Tribune, The Arizona Republic, Body & Soul, Child, Cosmopolitan, Decorating Spaces, Forbes, Napa Valley Life, New Living, Parenting, Science of Mind, Wasatch Woman, and other publications. She has appeared as a guest on ABC, CBS, CBC, and CTV. She also was a columnist with a biweekly column for the Napa Valley Register’s Lifestyle section.

Her clients and audiences have included, BMW, Sylvan Learning Center, Morrison Foerster, Canyon Ranch, OPTIMUS/SBC Global, Queen of the Valley Hospital, National Bank of Canada, American Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Harcourt Brace and Co., Robert Mondavi Winery, Coldwell Banker, Schramsberg Vineyards, The Huntsman Cancer Institute, The Jewish Community Center of Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake City Library, and numerous places of worship.

A native of Canada, Cairns earned her master’s degree at the prestigious McMaster University, and her spiritual counseling license through the United Centers for Spiritual Living. Currently a resident of Salt Lake City, Cairns has lived in St. Helena, California; Los Angeles; Toronto; and Mainz, Germany.