Dr. Neifert is one of the best women motivational speakers for your conference or event, with impressive professional credentials, powerful content, and eloquent delivery.
She is an ideal keynote speaker for professional organizations, health-related associations, hospitals, faith-based groups, civic organizations, and community events. Dr. Neifert is both a compelling speaker on life balance, as well as a nationally recognized parenting and breastfeeding expert. She has extensive media experience and graciously cooperates in granting pre-conference or onsite media interviews to promote your program. Meeting planners for hospital events can take advantage of Dr. Neifert’s medical expertise in breastfeeding by offering a CME program for physicians and staff, in addition to utilizing Dr. Mom for a community event. Those who have worked with Dr. Neifert uniformly attest to her genuine warmth, professionalism, charisma, ability to engage an audience, dynamic presentation style, and the quality of her content – generously laced with humor and personal stories.
Each presentation is adapted to suit the meeting planner’s desired format, ranging from a 1-hour keynote to a full-day seminar or workshop. Program abstracts, learning objectives, handouts, and a bibliography are provided in a timely manner. A fee schedule is available upon request, and fees are negotiable for non-profits and special circumstances.
Bio for Life Balance and Personal Growth Presentations
Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, aka Dr. Mom®, is a well-known pediatrician, dynamic professional speaker, author of parenting books, long-time magazine contributor, mother of five adult children, and grandmother of seven. A recovering “Superwoman,” who gave birth to five children in seven years while completing her medical training, Dr. Mom is eminently equipped to offer sage advice about the universal quest to balance one’s personal and professional lives.
Dr. Neifert is a graduate of University of Hawaii and University of Colorado School of Medicine and holds a Master of Theological Studies from Iliff (pronounced Eye-liff) School of Theology in Denver. She has authored five parenting books, as well as hundreds of magazine feature articles and regular columns on children’s health and behavior. She has been a guest expert on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, 20/20, CNN, and other national television programs, and given hundreds of radio interviews.
A knowledgeable, compassionate, and gifted communicator, Dr. Neifert has addressed audiences in all 50 states and internationally. In her life balance and positive psychology messages, Dr. Mom shares hard-earned wisdom gleaned from her personal journey, professional encounters, and prolific reading. Her content-rich, immensely funny, piercing and poignant lessons in living will resonate with anyone who is eager to re-examine their choices and renew their excitement about their life and their work. Dr. Mom’s affirming and life-transforming message is guaranteed to inform, inspire, entertain, and motivate.
Bio for Breastfeeding Presentations
Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, FAAP, aka Dr. Mom®, is a well-known pediatrician and nationally recognized expert in lactation management, who is among the most experienced and dynamic speakers who provide breastfeeding education for diverse health professionals. Dr. Neifert graduated with honors from University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed her residency training at University of Colorado Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals. She is the Managing Member of Dr. Mom Presentations LLC and a clinical professor of pediatrics at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.
A long-time leader in the field of breastfeeding medicine, Dr. Neifert co-founded in 1985 the first US model of comprehensive in-patient and out-patient breastfeeding services, including innovative management strategies for lactation challenges. Dr. Neifert is a co-founder of the Denver Mothers’ Milk Bank and the Human Milk Banking Association of North America; co-founder and past Chairperson of the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition; co-founder and past Board member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine; member Emeritus of the Health Advisory Council of La Leche League, International; founder and long-time moderator/facilitator of the decades-long Colorado Lactation Journal Club; and member of the Colorado Infant Safe Sleep Partnership. She was an original member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Task Force on Breastfeeding (now the AAP Section on Breastfeeding).
Dr. Neifert has published numerous articles in the medical literature on the topic of breastfeeding and lactation management and is the author of Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding, and other parenting books. In addition, she has written hundreds of magazine articles and columns on children’s health and behavior and appeared as a guest expert on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, 20/20, CNN, and other national television programs. Dr. Neifert has addressed audiences in all 50 states and internationally, and has given more than 100 media interviews on breastfeeding. She has delivered presentations on behalf of health departments and WIC programs nationwide, and is a past recipient of the National WIC Association “Friend of WIC” Award.
Bio for Parenting Presentations
Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, aka Dr. Mom®, is a well-known pediatrician, dynamic professional speaker, author of parenting books, long-time magazine contributor, mother of five adult children – all born during her medical training – and grandmother of seven. She is a clinical professor of pediatrics at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the Managing Member of Dr. Mom Presentations LLC. With the perspective of a pediatrician and the accumulated wisdom of decades of parenting experience, Dr. Mom has authored five child-rearing books and hundreds of magazine articles and columns on children’s health and behavior, sharing practical and empowering advice, laced with empathic support and reassurance.
Dr. Mom has captivated audiences in all 50 states and internationally. In addition, she has given hundreds of radio interviews and been a guest expert on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, 20/20, CNN, and other national television programs. Dr. Neifert effectively combines her professional training, personal experience, prolific reading, and practical wisdom to empower caregivers to: improve their relationship with their child; help children feel loveable and capable; promote desired behavior; and choose strategies for redirecting misbehavior that make discipline a constructive learning experience within an atmosphere of love and affection.
Bio for Spirituality Talks
Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, aka Dr. Mom®, is a dynamic Christian woman, a well-known pediatrician, professional speaker, author of parenting books and magazine articles, mother of five adult children, and grandmother of seven. Dr. Neifert earned her MD from University of Colorado School of Medicine and holds a Master of Theological Studies from Iliff (pronounced Eye-liff) School of Theology, a graduate Methodist theological school in Denver, committed to social justice, inclusiveness, and religious diversity. She has authored five parenting books, including Dr. Mom’s Prescription for Preschoolers, written with a Christian perspective, and contributed hundreds of magazine articles and columns on children’s health and behavior. As a mature Christian and national parenting expert, as well as a motivational speaker on life balance issues, Dr. Mom brings a Biblical perspective to diverse parenting and personal growth topics, including positive discipline and the widespread dilemma of female role overload.
Dr. Neifert has extensive experience developing and teaching adult Sunday School series, and has been a keynote or workshop speaker for numerous church organizations, women’s ministries, women’s retreats, faith-based schools and parenting groups. A recovering “Superwoman,” who is convinced that God cares deeply about the unique stressors on contemporary women, Dr. Mom offers Biblically-based, practical and empowering messages of hope and inspiration to Christian women “who do too much.” She has been a guest expert on countless radio shows and numerous national television programs and has addressed audiences in all 50 states and internationally. Dr. Mom’s life-transforming messages are guaranteed to inform, entertain, convict and inspire.
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