Our Guest Experts

Maturn is proud to welcome over 40 guest expert speakers and contributors on a variety of topics supporting your maternity journey.

Sharon Gregson

Sharon Gregson

Childcare Advocate + Consultant

Topic: Planning your Childcare

Dr. Celeste Quan

Dr. Celeste Quan

Naturopathic Doctor, Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator

Topic: Navigating Sickness in Pregnancy

Jennifer Hau

Jennifer Hau

Associate, Campbell Froh May & Rice LLP

Topic: Creating your Will

Marissa Elliott

Marissa Elliott

Managing Partner of Elsay Wealth

Topic: Financial planning for Maternity Leave

Dr. Lori Brotto

Dr. Lori Brotto

Executive Director, Women’s Health Research Institute, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology UBC, Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health.

Topic: Postpartum Depression

Dr. Sarah Lea

Dr. Sarah Lea

Family, maternity and addiction medicine physician, co-founder of She Found Motherhood.

Topic: Hormone changes post delivery

Dr. Alicia Power

Dr. Alicia Power

Family doctor and co-founder of She Found Motherhood

Topic: Hormone changes post delivery

Jenny Watt

Jenny Watt

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Founder of EMDR Therapy Group

Topic: Reproductive Mental Health

Dr. Ainslie Kehler

Dr. Ainslie Kehler

PhD, MKin, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Topic: 360 Breathing

Franceska Lavaggi

Franceska Lavaggi

Radical Birth Keeper, Doula, Yoga instructor and Retreat facilitator

Topic: Meditation for new moms

Sarah Nicole Landry

Sarah Nicole Landry

The Birds Papaya - mother, writer, creator, speaker

Topic: Post Birth Body Acceptance

Dr. Maryam Zeineddin

Dr. Maryam Zeineddin

Family Physician, Owner/Director of Ambleside Medical Centre, CBC Health contributor, Statutory negotiator for Doctors of BC Founder and Chair of Zilicare

Topic: Self-Care in Motherhood

Dr. Michele Kambolis

Dr. Michele Kambolis

Mind-body health specialist, meditation teacher, registered therapist, and acclaimed author and speaker

Topics: Personal experience with postpartum anxiety, Embodied Practices for Self-Care

Amy Noelle

Amy Noelle

Mindfulness and Performance Coach

Topic: The Science of Self-Compassion

Dr. Sheryl Ziegler

Dr. Sheryl Ziegler

Therapist, bestselling author of “Mommy Burnout”, speaker, podcast and media contributor

Topic: Mom Guilt + Burnout

Sophie Darch McEntee

Sophie Darch McEntee

Licensed Psychotherapist and a Register Clinical Counsellor

Topic: Embracing the Expanded You

Jessie Harrold

Jessie Harrold

Women's Mentor, Coach + Doula

Topic: The MotherSHIFT

Heather Chauvin

Heather Chauvin

Leadership coach, author of “Dying to be a Good Mother” and podcast host

Topic: Energetic Time Mastery

Dr. Hadiya Roderique

Dr. Hadiya Roderique

Speaker, writer, consultant and EDI researcher

Topic: Equitable Partnership Parenting

Ali Velez Alderfer

Ali Velez Alderfer

Author, The Working Mom’s Handbook

Topic: Navigating the juggle

Edel Walsh

Edel Walsh

Relationship Therapist and Registered Professional Counsellor

Topic: The Red Flag of Resentment

Erika Finlay

Erika Finlay

Head of Social Impact at Unbounce & #PayUpforProgress movement

Topic: The Invisible Load

Randi Buckley

Randi Buckley

Coach, Consultant, Founder of Healthy Boundaries for Kind People

Topic: Holding Boundaries

Amanda Watson

Amanda Watson

Author, The Juggling Mother and Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University

Topic: The juggling mother

Shelley Zalis

Shelley Zalis

CEO, The Female Quotient

Topic: Reframing Motherhood

Bernard Piprah

Bernard Piprah

Owner and Therapist at BKP Counselling & Consulting

Topic: Equitable Partnership Parenting – A Father’s Perspective

Leena Yousefi

Leena Yousefi

Multi-award winning lawyer & Founder of YLaw

Topic: Transition to working mom

Miranda Kelly

Miranda Kelly

Director of Indigenous Women & Family Health, Vancouver Coastal Health

Topic: Indigenous Motherhood

Kate Parnell

Kate Parnell

Sexual Health Educator

Topic: Equitable Parenting – Queer Parenting Perspective

    Nancy Levin

    Nancy Levin

    Master Coach, Podcast Host, Bestselling Author

    Topic: Managing Boundaries in the Return to Work

    Robbin McManne

    Robbin McManne

    Parenting Coach

    Topic: Remembering your strengths upon your return

    Gladys Simen

    Gladys Simen

    Life coach for moms balancing work and family life

    Topic: Redefining “work life balance”

    Kate Northrup

    Kate Northrup

    Bestselling Author + Founder, The Origin Company

    Topic: How to “Do Less” when you feel like you need to be doing more.

    Personal Contributers

    In addition to featuring guest experts within Maturn, we have also sourced real and raw personal stories of motherhood.

    Paulina Cameron

    Paulina Cameron

    CEO, The Forum, Bestselling Author and Non Profit Board Director

    Topic: Personal experience with postpartum anxiety

    Veronica Collins

    Veronica Collins

    Topic: The expansion of motherhood

      Jennifer Dolnik

      Jennifer Dolnik

      Owner & President, Techne Events

      Topic: Personal journey with postpartum depression

      Joanne Ma

      Joanne Ma

      The Modern Fort - design consultant + women’s mental health advocate

      Topic: Personal journey with prenatal & postpartum depression

      Char Richardson

      Char Richardson

      Project Manager, Marketing Professional

      Topic: Isolation & Loneliness in Motherhood

      Lola Tsai

      Lola Tsai

      Bestselling and award-winning author, women’s empowerment coach and co-founder of Black Lives Rising

      Topic: Unpacking the Motherhood Title

      Heather White

      Heather White

      Executive Life Coach, Tedx Speaker, Strategist

      Topic: The Identity Shift

      Kara Kalin Zader

      Kara Kalin Zader

      Registered clinical counsellor, EMDR Trained Counsellor, Mental Performance Consultant

      Topic: Self-Compassion in Motherhood

      Yvette Wu

      Yvette Wu

      DEI coach and strategist

      Topic: The return back to work

      Diana Trasolini

      Diana Trasolini

      Vice-President, People & Culture at Paladin Security Group Ltd.

      Topic: The return back to work

      Natanya Bravo

      Natanya Bravo

      Founder, The Bravo Life

      Topic: The return to work as an entrepreneur

      Want to find out if the Maturn program is for you?

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      Want to get in touch?

        Want to find out if the Maturn program is for you?

        Book a short discovery call with one of our Co-Founders, Jen and Sonja. We will use this time to best understand you, your needs, any fears you may have and help you decide if Maturn is the right fit for you.

        Want to get in touch?