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Kel Whittaker

CEO  |  Instructor |  Encourager

Double-degree qualified, with a calming presence, Kel is a most suited industry encourager. Kel felt the industry needed a deeper enrichment from the psychological science field, specifically, focusing on the human nature that is attachment. 

Kel Whittaker founded the Institute of Sensitive Sleep Consulting after identifying a need in the child sleep industry to support and educate professionals who identify themselves as respectful of attachment parenting values, positive parenting principles and other parenting styles that nurture the parent-child bond, whilst guiding clients to respectful solutions to their sleep issues. Read more... Kel works in private practice specialising in perinatal, postnatal and infant mental health counselling at

Emily Duffell

Co-Supervisor | Business Mentor

Emily is a rare jewel in this industry. An author and inventor and savvy business gem, Emily developed her private sleep consultancy in Melbourne, Australia after training with us.  We soon realised she was a perfect fit to bring to the team, as a co-supervisor and business mentor for students and graduates. Emily, originally studied law, but had a nagging feeling she wanted to do something more personable after having her first child and realising the sleep battle needed to be won. Emily authored a self help book for sleep deprived parents and teamed up with her husband to invent a children's sleep clock.

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Hannah Peterson

Co-Supervisor | Mentor

Hannah has a wonderful history of working closely with the Institute. She owns a growing consultancy in AZ where all her team members are certified by our Program! Hannah also developed a stunning parents course for toddlers and preschool age sleep issues and is the mastermind behind the R.E.S.T model our consultants utilize. Hannah originally began her career as a pediatric nurse in New Zealand. She now lives in the USA with her husband and five children (yes, 5, that's a qualification right there!) 

Kellie Campbell 

Co-Supervisor | Mentor

Kellie is our hattrick chick! Bringing 3 qualifications in midwifery, registered nursing and primary teaching, she is a sure bet. Kellie has seen the consequences that poor sleep has on both ourselves, families and our little one's health which led her to train with us.  Kellie looks forward to supporting you in your goal to be confident professionals in your field. Kellie is based in Australia, and is flexible to call students in multiple time zones.

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Jessica Ballinger

New Zealand Co-Supervisor |  Mentor

With qualifications in child care, Jessica trained with us in 2015 and has been working with families in Christchurch since.



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