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It was by total fluke that I fell into Tanya's mentor program. I knew I needed direction and a helping hand. As soon as I met her and listened to her speak on birth and more specifically, birth in NYC, I couldn't stop smiling.
What an honor it has been to be under her wing. I feel totally confident in my own work and in my own business because of her amazing knowledge and sensibility. Plus, she's awesome!"
-Angela Mirabella-Friedman, birth doula, Fall 2015 Mentor Cohort
I cannot recommend the Manhattan Birth Mentor Program enough. If you don't already know, Tanya Wills is a total powerhouse. Not only does she know birth, but she knows about having a thriving business. She is one of the most generous, supportive, smartest and funniest people I know.
I am so lucky know her and to have been taken under her wing. Its hard to put into words hoe paramount she has been in my life and my career. She taught me everything, says nothing. She coached me to be able to separate from my son, challenged and supported me as I wrapped my head around achieving my goals and the kind business I wanted, made me to believe in myself as a doula and a entrepreneur, helped me get my business off the ground, showed me how to streamline my systems, taught me think BIG and that I can achieve whatever my heart desires. I am forever grateful."
-Dawn Chorba, birth and postpartum doula, December 2015 Mentor Cohort
There are not enough words to describe my gratitude for Tanya's invaluable wisdom and guidance. From her confidence building "Lactation for Doulas" to her thorough and candid "Childbirth Preparation" classes, Tanya's disarming, practical and evidence-based teachings have truly changed how I practice as a doula.
It's very clear that helping people is not only her passion but her calling and it has only served to inspire me to further my own deeper relationships with clients. Her training has most certainly resulted in healthier, more positive birth experiences for both my clients and myself.
If you're looking for more than textbook information - I cannot recommend any of Tanya's classes enough. My class binder is always close by in my doula bag!"
- Sarah Lovell (Believe Birth Services)
I cannot say enough good things about auditing Tanya and Amy's Childbirth Education class as a doula. Their class helped me mature profoundly as a doula. I audited right after I attended doula training - it was a great reinforcement to training. The class gave me a great deal of knowledge on how to navigate the hospital system in order to get as natural of a birth as the client wants.
Additionally, I learned how I can deliver the vast information we know as doulas ( on birth, hospital policy, etc.) to the client in a practical way. I loved the class, and looked forward to it every Wednesday. If you have the opportunity, take this class!"
- Madeleine Belizaire (Yale University (midwifery student))
Tanya is an inspiration and asset for any new doula entering the community with questions, concerns, and a thirst for learning. I audited her childbirth education classes soon after completing my training and enjoyed learning new material, meeting many lovely expecting couples, and gaining a mentor. My first private clients came from her class!
Tanya is a colleague and friend to new doulas, with a heart big enough to welcome each one and encourage them through the waters of their own birth as birth workers."
- Ihotu Ali