Testimonials

“Amy has the heart of a doula and the brain of a doctor.” - Cristin Pascucci, founder of Birth Monopoly and Birth Allowed Radio

“Amy takes large amounts of research and makes it so I can understand it and use it in my practice. I’m so thankful for what she can do!”  - Janice Banther, birth doula trainer and founder of Birth Behind Bars

I’ve never moved through so much material so quickly. I learned a lot but I was never bored or distracted. There was so much to do that I didn’t realize how much I was taking in until it was over.  Wow.

Amy can talk about sex, I mean like really intimate stuff, and I feel totally comfortable.  How does she do that?  

Even with three hundred people in the room, we felt involved and engrossed in the topic. Amy had us interact with others several times which made her lecture time seem really short.  I wish she’d come back every year!

“Amy is a force of nature.” – Ruth Ancheta, co-author of The Labor Progress Handbook

She touched my heart and inspired me to be a better nurse for my patients.  We all need that!

We had a diverse group with people with advanced degrees and others who had barely graduated high school.  But Dr. Gilliland reached each one of them with her message – she really knows how to communicate with all kinds of people and teach that to others.  Highly recommended!

“Amy is a visionary in our field.” – Penny Simkin, PT, author and founder of the modern doula movement

Entertaining to watch – yes!  Addresses different learning styles – yes!  Increased our skill and knowledge level – yes!  Brought us closer together as a group – yes!  Amy delivered everything she promised and more!  

“Dr. Gilliland is a thought leader for the doula profession.” – Christine Morton, Ph.D., author of Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Birth in America

I gained an amazing amount of confidence in my myself and my abilities!  THANK YOU!

You are amazing and I am so thankful to be able to learn from you!  You have so much knowledge and you’re so caring and understanding about the different pressures we all face.  

It’s very rare that an extremely intelligent person can communicate and deliver messages to people of a lower intellectual level in a way they can understand and feel good about.  You have a talent, woman!!

In just four hours, you changed my life!  I didn’t think it was possible, but you did!

There was never a time that I lost interest and Amy teaches in a way that I fully understood everything. 

Amy went above and beyond my expectations in every way.

Amy’s very knowledgeable and professional, but very personable.  I felt she made learning easier and fun.  Her personality is inspiring and that made this experience even more rewarding. 

Dr. Gilliland’s ability to take massive amounts of research and complex concepts and boil them down to useful guidelines for practitioners is to be admired.  It’s obvious she really understands her material, but it’s her ability to communicate what matters that keeps me recommending her to others.  

That woman has a dangerous mind!  Her ability to analyze a situation and come up with several insightful solutions to a problem never ceases to amaze me.

Amy’s has an outstanding ability to take reams of research articles and organize material into an accessible way  - and THEN communicate it to audiences so they understand and are edutained  - I am blown away by her every time.  

Amy has a great background in research that really enriches the workshop. She is very enthusiastic about birth work and the difference it makes.  The atmosphere was amazing, so relaxing and inviting!

Heart. Spirit. Presence. Authenticity. Integrity. Inspiration. Amy. Yes!

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