Cortney is a newborn care specialist, sleep consultant, author, and educator for parents and caregivers, located in Dallas, Texas. She holds an advanced certificate in newborn care from Alexandria School and has studied Greenproofing, Maternity and Child Sleep, Human Biome, and Infant Mental Health through various institutions. She also holds a certification in Health Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.
Cortney has been working with families since 1997. In 2004, she founded Gibson Newborn Services, a company dedicated to supporting families with new babies. GNS employs a team of caregivers who are expertly trained and have extensive experience caring for newborns. Cortney has also been featured on the Today Show, Fox News and in many newspaper articles for her work with babies.
Teaching is one of Cortney's passions and she has presented dozens of classes and workshops across the country over the past twelve years. In 2017, Cortney's first full-length training course, Sleepwonders, was launched. The Sleepwonders book (for families and caregivers) is scheduled to be published in early 2019. Additional courses and workshops are in development, with a plan for an extensive collection of online classes through Cortney's new site, BabywondersUSA.com (coming soon).
With a strong desire to support others in the industry, Cortney often coaches and mentors colleagues. Through her own journey, she has learned a great deal about business and personal growth, which she now shares through personalized coaching, business development, self-care events, and a network of trusted business services on Prosperatree.com.
Located in Seattle, Washington, Malia was exposed to spirituality at a young age. As a NCS and Postpartum Doula she has an appreciation for families who prefer turning alternative and holistic methods when it comes to sickness. This work inspired Malia to seek spiritual methods to combat burnout, fatigue, and other health issues related to thyroid and hormone imbalance. After seeing immediate results from certain modalities, she knew that these modalities needed to be shared with her beloved colleagues who go through the same experiences as postpartum professionals. She uses various modalities during any given session if necessary such as quantum healing, chakra balancing, Akashic Records, reiki, crystal therapy, and more.