Resident & Scholar
The Resident and Scholar program brings the most knowledgable and thoughtful women together to give support and advice to the moms of the world.
Check out our amazing team of Mom Resident and Scholars below!
Tia is a teacher, business owner, best selling author (You’ve Got This Mama, Too) and most importantly a MOM. She is the founder of Tia Slightham- Parenting Solutions and The Parenting With Purpose Method, where she works with parents to teach them positive ways to decrease the daily struggles we all encounter as parents. You will learn to save time and energy so you can live a high quality life with your kids, enjoying the moments you have together.
Tia has a Masters degree in Early Childhood Ed., is certified in Positive Discipline and has worked with kids and families for over 16 years. She will work alongside you to tailor a plan to solve all of your parenting struggles. Her positive solutions will be effective, long-lasting and most importantly, will help you and your child re-connect.
Small changes make BIG results!
Free Guide: https://tiaslightham.click/guide
Melissa Giller is a certified life and spiritual coach based in Winnipeg, MB, and serving virtual clients around the world. A former senior change management consultant, chronic goal-getter, social butterfly and “busy girl”, Melissa’s heart (and lifestyle) was forever cracked open by the birth of her first child. Through the struggle of losing and finding herself in modern motherhood, Melissa experienced a deep spiritual and psychological shift that has opened her life up into one that is fundamentally and unapologetically soul-led. Embodied through a lifestyle that allows the best version of herself to shine, she has found her path in helping others reclaim their inner selves after periods of major transition.
With a BA in psychology, an MBA from the I.H. Asper School of Business and Life + Spiritual Coaching Certification from the Life Purpose Institute, Melissa offers a unique take on the importance of self-love, positive mindset and authentic, spiritual connection. All of which are ever-evolving and constantly impacting our experiences with motherhood, our relationships, careers, and overall life balance.
Laura and Dara have been leaders in the Pre + Postnatal Fitness world for almost 20 years and are mamas to 5 kids between them. After years of running their own successful fitness businesses (& She Moves and Belly Bootcamp) they came together to create core intelligent, body positive training for moms.
Lianne Kim is the go-to Business Coach for mamas who are juggling raising a family and a business at the same time. With over 20 years of sales and marketing experiences, Lianne helps women launch and grow profitable businesses that light them up. Through her popular podcast, community and coaching programs, Lianne empowers women to go after their wildest dreams, on their own terms.
Chana is a passionate women’s health advocate. She is the Clinic Director and pelvic health physiotherapist at Vital Physiotherapy & Wellness, a women’s health and pelvic health physiotherapy clinic in midtown Toronto.
Her interest in women’s health developed during her pregnancies with her four beautiful children, Rebecca, 12; Maya, 10; Isaac, 7; and her 2-year-old daughter, Mollie. Chana provides prenatal and postpartum physiotherapy as well as rehabilitation for all forms of pelvic pain and dysfunction. She is a sought-after educator and teacher and regularly speaks about pelvic health, prenatal preparation, and the realities of motherhood and loves to empower clients to take the lead in their health and lifestyle. Along with her team of highly skilled physiotherapists and allied health practitioners, Chana loves assisting her clients of all ages and stages with pelvic health issues such as diastasis recti (“mummy tummy”), pelvic pain, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pregnancy preparation, pre and postnatal conditions, oncology rehabilitation as well as labor and delivery support.
Connect with Chana today!
Email: [email protected]
Facebook : Vitalphysiotherapytoronto
Sacha Welsh is a Certified Health Coach, Founder of Welsh Wellness and mom of three girls. After experiencing a recovery scare following the delivery of her second child, Sacha became passionate about helping new and expecting moms create and maintain a healthy lifestyle, so they can feel their best while accomplishing one of life’s greatest challenges: motherhood.
Welsh Wellness focuses on preconception, pregnancy and postpartum health. Its mission is to help women become moms, love motherhood and love themselves.
Azura Goodman is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Registered Nurse working in the GTA and beyond.
Azura has had 7 years of experience and thousands of hours working with feeding families day in and day out at public lactation clinics, feeding support groups, hospitals throughout the GTA, virtually and in client’s homes, and she’s loved every second of it. Azura is passionate about maternal mental health and always ensures that a feeding plan is supportive not only of the infant’s nutrition but also of the parent’s mental health.
Azura’s focus as a lactation consultant is to ensure ALL families, regardless of how they feed their baby, are given the support and skills they need to enjoy the feeding relationship with their child. Her number one job is to arm you with evidence-based knowledge and support you in trusting your innate instincts when developing your personal feeding goals. The way in which Azura practices, in a nutshell, is: non-judgmental, holistic, client-focused, and empowering.
Azura is there for the mom who wants to tweak her latch, amp up her supply, or night wean, but she is also there for the mom with severe depression who wants to alter her feeding method or delegate feeds, for the dads who just had an infant through surrogacy or the single mom who wants to exclusively pump. Every family has unique needs and priorities and Azura is here for all of them.
Dr Lisa Weeks
Dr. Lisa Weeks, Naturopathic Doctor, has over 13 years of experience working with moms who struggle with burnout and fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, overwhelm, IBS, fertility challenges, and hormonal imbalances. Her goal is to empower and educate patients to make simple yet effective changes to boost energy, mood, and vitality so that they are able to take back control of their health and life. She also treats infants and kids with digestive concerns, frequent illnesses, and skin rashes.
She has been in practice since 2007 and is a 40-ish perimenopausal mama to her toddler, Stuart. Becoming a mama rocked her world, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. With all the blissful “my-heart-is-going-to-explode” moments also came postpartum anxiety, burnout, extreme fatigue, weight struggles, and PMS-related insomnia (even after Stuart became a good sleeper!).
What helps keep her sane is getting outside for her daily walks, 10 minutes of meditation and journaling after preschool drop-off, dark chocolate, the occasional glass of gluten-free beer or wine, AND watching a bit of trashy reality TV (to her husband’s dismay) to unwind.
Dr. Lisa has training in herbal medicine, nutrition, bio-identical hormones, lifestyle counseling, stress reduction techniques, acupuncture, and Asian medicine. She has a science background and studied human biology at the University of Waterloo. While in school, she traveled around North America, working at various research labs (studying cancer at the BC Cancer Institute, cystic fibrosis at Sick Kids Hospital, and atherosclerosis at Notre Dame University) before she found her calling with Naturopathic Medicine. These experiences gave her the foundation to unite scientific research with Naturopathic therapies and philosophy.
She is also the co-host of the Perimenopausal Mamas podcast and a facilitator for The Wild Collective Toronto, a unique women’s health community initiative that fosters community, connection, and health
Allison Villa is a psychotherapist and relationship expert. She specializes in keeping couples’ thriving throughout parenthood. As a wife and mother, she understands how raising a family affects the romantic relationship and the challenges that modern parents face.
With Allison’s virtual therapy practice, online courses, and monthly membership program, this keeping-it-real-mama combines her personal and professional experience to teach busy couples to live with intention & to use simple time-efficient strategies to connect with each other. Allison has been featured on Breakfast Television, CBC Radio, Global News Radio, as well as on numerous podcasts & blogs.
Join her email list to get free relationship tools and inspiration: https://www.houseandhook.com/
Her new website will be live on January 4th: www.allisonvilla.com
Hi, I’m Mélanie, and I am the Founder of Money Mama. Most importantly, I am a lucky mama of two: Adrian and Julianne!
As someone who had to work my way up in life and experienced awakening events in my life which left my account & energy bank empty – I now feel compelled to share what has been helping me through my toughest times and can give you financial peace-of-mind. It is crucial for all of us to take full responsibility of our own financial destiny as it is a big part of our success!
I’m excited to guide you and your kids to find your Financial Path. Let’s get you from Paycheque to Funcheque!
~Life always has a way to work out, when we lead in faith and act with great intentions for the best of all. Be grateful of your beginning and embrace every life experiences as they are leading you where you need to be ~
One of my favorite quotes is: I never lose, I either win or learn. Nelson Mandela
I look forward to having a conversation with you!
Your Money Mama XO
Jay is a Registered Dietitian with 10 years of experience working with families. She is the owner of Pommetta Nutrition, a private practice based in Toronto, where she applies an intuitive eating approach with an emphasis on eating competence. Former professional chef and mama of two, Jay knows her way around the kitchen and has firsthand knowledge of the challenges that go along with feeding kids. Jay helps parents raise body confident kids through food positive parenting which includes factors such as mealtimes, movement, self-esteem, and ditching diet culture.
Dr Tanya Cotler
Dr. Tanya Cotler is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Toronto, Canada and internationally recognized in the areas of maternal mental health, infant mental health and parent-child attachment.
Dr. Cotler received her Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and holds post-doctoral certifications in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy from Columbia University.
Dr. Cotler has her own column with Psychology Today titled, “Motherhood Made Real” and has published a number of other works and book chapters on maternal mental health, parent-child attachment, and mindful parenting. Dr. Cotler is a well-recognized speaker on the topic of motherhood. Dr. Cotler is also the proud author of the free COVID19 workbook #fromfeartohope – created to help children build hope and resilience through their connection with their parents, now downloadable in over 5 languages