Chief Executive Officer
Nadine Richardson is CEO of The Birthing Institute and founder of She Births®.
Nadine is a health education innovator, a social impact entrepreneur and an expert facilitator. She has been a teacher and trainer in yoga, childbirth and parenting for over 20 years leading thousands of families on a journey towards strength, community and well being.
Nadine advocates for more normal births and promotes integrative holistic care, where obstetrics, midwifery and doula work create optimal outcomes. She is spokesperson for the wider yoga and birth communities and presents to numerous media platforms and conferences.
The team she has brought together at The Birthing Institute all have a passion for the advancement of society through innovation and disruptive enterprise. We don’t mind if its complex, as long as there’s a vision for doing something better for health, birth and humanity.
Advisory BoardOver the past 25 years Jo has worked in the UK and Australia with philanthropic foundations for families, corporations and government departments. Jo has had the good fortune to disrupt systems with courageous social entrepreneurs and partnered with Boards and Executive teams on strategy, leadership and organisational development. As General Manager, Operations, at the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Jo is responsible for working with partners to achieve outcomes at scale within the health and education systems in Australia.
Advisory BoardHeidi works with a range of listed and unlisted companies supporting their governance, compliance, risk and stakeholder management needs. Previously as General Counsel/Company Secretary with ASX listed Computer Power Group and as a commercial lawyer with Allens Linklaters (formerly AR&H) she gained experience across a range of areas including international corporates, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Heidi holds a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws from Monash University.
Sue is a proven C-level executive with a record of accomplishment in driving commercialisation, transformation, business development and sales, cultural change, productivity and efficiency to exceed performance targets and build value for stakeholders. She has over ten years at GM and C-level driving performance and effecting transformation and change in start up enterprises to $200m+ businesses to deliver performance improvements and added shareholder value.
A builder and leader of senior management teams and Group COO leading a team of 12 portfolio CEOs/MDs running 16 businesses each generating up to $80m revenue, Sue has a proven track record in strategy development, business transformation, transformation and performance-led change through comprehensive restructuring, leadership development and management of staff.
Sue is also an approved advisor for the Advisory Board Centre, Australia.
Advisory BoardAaron is the co-founder and Director of Innovation of Education Changemakers. As a global leader in innovation for impact, he is at the forefront of a movement of ‘entrepreneurs changing lives’. Aaron is the lead author of the 2016 book ‘Edupreneur’ and the leader of the EC Labs education accelerator. His out of the box thinking is supported by a diverse career that has seen him complete seven years of active service as a decorated military officer, lead a secondary school for street children in Tanzania and an orphanage in Kenya, complete three Masters degrees and graduate from Cambridge University. Aaron is a co-founder of YGAP and the creator of the organisation’s impact model which has supported hundreds of impact entrepreneurs across three continents and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people living in poverty. Aaron advises companies and governments across the globe on impact entrepreneurship, is a Village Capital fellow and was named as the Australian social entrepreneur of the year by FYA in 2015.
Advisory BoardKaitlin has a powerful combination of education and entrepreneurship experience. The holder of a Masters degree of international education, she has taught in schools across England, Australia and East Africa in both high and low SES contexts. As the co-founder of Spark* International and YGAP she has accelerated hundreds of impact entrepreneurs across Africa, Asia and Australia and overseen programmes that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people living in poverty. Additionally, as the founder of YHER and the One Roof Plus Accelerator (both exclusively for female entrepreneurs) she brings a particular strength around female leadership. Kaitlin was named as the 2014 Australian social entrepreneur of the year by the Foundation for Young Australians.
Certified Educator, Vaucluse
As a Doula for over 13 years I’ve seen the amazing difference a She Births® education makes to families. This is why I teach this program. I am also a Childbirth Educator at the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick, Infant Massage Instructor, Paediatric Massage Consultant, and Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association.
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Certified Educator, Northern Beaches
I live on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with my husband and three teenagers.
I have been a qualified She Births® Educator for over 6 year and previously supported countless women throughout their pregnancy, birth and early parenthood with yoga and mentoring.
If you have any questions please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Educator, Newcastle
The birth of your baby is one of the first experiences you will have working together as a family, and the resources you draw on and how you negotiate and support each other can be an empowering and beautiful experience.
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Certified Educator, Geelong
My strong passion for the world of birth, pregnancy and women’s health started quite young, growing up in a family full of strong inspiring women. This passion led me to study midwifery straight out of school. I very quickly feel in love with caring for women, their families and babies in the most important time in their lives.
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Certified Educator, Geelong
Working as a dedicated midwife since 2010, I continue to marvel at the intricacies of the human body. With a passion for education, and the desire to help others, I am so excited to be able to bring She Births® to the women and couples of Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula, and the Surf Coast.
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Certified Educator, Orange
I have been a qualified midwife, and involved in childbirth education, since the early 90’s and currently work as the team leader of a busy Midwifery Group Practice at Orange Health Service.
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After our She Births® Private Antenatal Course I felt like I could achieve anything. We felt so empowered but most of all so connected to each other and ready to take on whatever lay ahead. The techniques Nadine taught us to deal with labour helped me to see that. It truly was an incredible experience.
‘We would recommend She Births® to everyone. Everyone. From our hearts, this is the most important thing to do before you have a baby. Especially for the husbands. Seriously, you have to do it. You learn how to be a supportive birthing partner and feel like you’re a part of the birth, where you’re actually contributing.’
‘We would recommend She Births® to everyone. Everyone. From our hearts, this is the most important thing to do before you have a baby. Especially for the husbands. Seriously, you have to do it. You learn how to be a supportive birthing partner and feel like you’re a part of the birth, where you’re actually contributing’.
‘She Births® was just what we were looking for in birth education – the perfect blend of nature and science. My husband felt so comfortable, confident and excited after. Nadine is real, no BS and gave us practical tools (good for the blokes) and reaffirmation that I was born to birth beautifully.’
"Nadine Richardson and her course She Births® is a lovely mix of Buddhism, yoga, science, and street sense! Her emphasis on the idea of 'daddy doula' also enables the partner in the equation to step in and feel a stronger connection throughout both the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period."
I wanted to go to the course and learn about natural birth. It was an amazing experience to bond with Jess and to learn how to support her. Without the course I wouldn’t have known any of those things. The hospital based courses didn’t provide any of that information. Birth was a really beautiful experience. I felt I could really support Jess – not just physically but emotionally too.
She Births® reminds us guys that we don't need to be afraid… I’m not exaggerating when I say that within the space of these two-days, your perspective of giving birth (and possibly your life) will change forever and for the better. Mine did. Nadine is the real deal!
The education I got as the role of the man from the Online Course was incredible. I was empowered to be the doula for a large part of the birth and this was such a revelation. The impact that has had on my parenting and in my relationship with Carla has been extraordinary.
Thank you also for all you do (and did for us). Whilst my births weren’t necessarily worthy of “poster child status” with She Births®, they were a million times better than they would have been had we not have met you. The confidence you gave me in birthing was amazing- to be honest, I probably would have gone straight down the path of C-Section if I hadn’t met you, such was my fear.
The birth of my daughter is by far the most empowering experience and I know this was made possible by the confidence and knowledge my husband and I got from the two-day She Births® program. I'm so appreciative of having met Nadine at this very important moment of my life. I like to say that I help mothers bloom...well I'd like to thank Nadine for helping ME bloom into the mother that I am today. The work that she does is truly amazing!
She Births® was a great all-encompassing course for us because it seamlessly mixes medical facts with all the natural, hippy stuff we like too. The number one takeaway for us was how much the birth partner gets out of it and is able to be confident and supportive leading up to, after birth and most importantly - on the day.
I had such a positive birth experience. I still have that feeling of WOW - we did it! For me knowledge is power and it allows me to feel really comfortable. There was so much I didn't know before doing She Births®. We did a lot of work with Nadine about birth and about postpartum too, which was key. I loved what I learnt and it really changed the way I approached birth. Support in the room is everything too. There is no way I would have had the outcome that I had if I didn't have a support team. You need people to advocate for you when you can't. I think we started our relationship with Beau on such a great note because I felt so empowered and so excited to meet him. It was a fantastic way to embark on the journey as a mother.
She Births® is kind of like spiritual conscious parenting school - and totally practically too. If you are pregnant - just do it! I don't even know how you would go through the birthing process without She Births®! It is literally so important.The whole course was incredible. Everything you need to know about birth is covered; the pregnancy, stages of labour, post-birth, breastfeeding. We have read a lot so we were already really skilled up but there was so much we hadn't done together.
It is an incredible resource for partners as it shows how the main support person is in fact them. I now feel totally empowered to play that role. I'm really excited to be a part of it and Melissa really knows I have got her.
As a first time mum, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was looking for in birth education. In the end, after person after person recommended She Births® to me, I went for it, and I don’t think I could have found anything more perfect. She Births® offers a blend of science and nature, practical tools and mindfulness. It prepared and empowered both me and my partner for ‘us’ as a birthing team. We walked out of each class feeling so excited. More importantly, it prepared us for any birth with any manner of unexpected twists and turns. In the end, there were some twists and turns, but this did not for one second mean both my births were not empowering, held, magical and transformative. Both births were a dream come true. Nadine Richardson has devised a truly incredible course. She brings a wealth of knowledge, deep insight and decades of experience. I am eternally grateful for what She Births® brought to my experience of birth and I couldn’t recommend it more highly to anyone!.@navadakahnmusic
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