About Dr Libby
Nutritional biochemists, Author and Speaker.
About Dr Libby
Nutritional biochemists, Author and Speaker.
"My mission is to educate and inspire, enhancing people's health and happiness, igniting a ripple effect that transforms the world."
Some people have a unique and contagious effervescence about them; an x-factor that compels you to want to be around them; a magnetism that evokes a desire to share in their knowledge; and an energy that, of its own accord, truly inspires and motivates.
Dr Libby, PhD is one such person.
Dr Libby Weaver (nee Ellis) is one of Australasia’s leading nutritional biochemists, author and speaker, who lives in New Zealand and Australia.
With an extraordinary ability to relate to all demographics, from all walks of life, Dr Libby is a dynamic and highly experienced presenter, who can successfully educate 9 people in a boardroom or 9,000 people on a stage alongside America’s Dr Oz.
She is an eight times number one bestselling author of the books Accidentally Overweight, Rushing Woman’s Syndrome, Real Food Chef, Beauty from the Inside Out, Real Food Kitchen, Sweet Food Story, The Calorie Fallacy and Exhausted to Energized.
With a background in biochemistry and a natural ability to break down even the most complex of concepts into layman’s terms, Dr Libby’s health messages are globally relevant, which is why her holistic approach and unique form of education is embraced by audiences across the world.
Her PhD examined the biochemical and nutritional factors in children with autism, and her findings have since changed the way the condition is treated in Australia and New Zealand.
Armed with abundant knowledge, scientific research and a true desire to help others see their own light and beauty, Dr Libby empowers and inspires people to take charge of their health and happiness.
It’s no surprise that when it comes to achieving and maintaining ultimate health and wellbeing, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness described her as a “one stop shop in achieving and maintaining ultimate health and wellbeing”.
Meet The Team
In 2006 Chris made a decision that would change his life in more ways than he could imagine.
He enrolled to participate in a 5 day event at Gwinganna Health Retreat. He was particularly taken by the week long presentations from Dr Libby Ellis. He resolved that the best thing he could do for his health was to get Dr Libby to move in with him. In July 2008 he was lucky enough to marry Libby and Dr Libby Weaver was created.
Chris has been the driving force behind Dr Libby as together they have developed the brand you see today. In May 2012, Chris left his CEO role at the Auckland Racing Club to assume the role of CEO and Chairman of Dr Libby Ltd full time. He brings 26 years of business experience developed in Leadership Roles at Ellerslie, Lion Nathan, Coca-Cola and Virgin.
Madeline Erkkila joined the Dr Libby team in March 2015.
Madeline brings a wealth of experience after 5 years as the General Manager of Duco Promotions – an event promotion business in Auckland, New Zealand. Madeline is passionate about health and combined with her extensive commercial experience makes her a valuable member of our team.
Kate Wilkie has a background in nutrition and marketing. She started with us as a Nutrition Consultant, before moving into the role of Nutrition Communications Manager. She rejoined the team as a Project Manager and is now our Brand Manager.
With an early interest in natural health, Kate has spent a number of years working in various aspects of the health and wellness industry. Kate is particualrly passionate about how our thoughts and perceptions can influence our well-being.
Jenny Brooks an experienced nutritionist, naturopath and medical herbalist. Dr Libby has been “chasing” Jenny to join her team for some years given her extensive qualifications, experience, impressive biochemical knowledge and her kind and empathetic nature.
Dr Libby has worked with Jenny (at arms length) for the last 7 years in developing strategies to help her clients. Dr Libby was thrilled when Jenny joined the Dr Libby Team on a permanent basis and she carries out the role of holistic nutrition consultant and medical herbalist. Jenny has over 12 years clinical experience working with people in a consulting and educational level. She worked for 4 years in a family practice in Brisbane, Australia. She has also been a lecturer in numerous educational institutions in New Zealand. Jenny is fully trained in the Dr Libby method.
Jenny has an extensive background in herbal medicine which is an integral part of the Dr Libby method. Herbs are often key to getting biochemical shifts (usually short term use of herbs.) Jenny tailors your plan specifically for your current health situation and is experienced with a wide variety of conditions. She has also worked extensively with children in nutritional management of behavioral disorders and allergies. You will leave the session with a nutrition plan, insight into your emotional landscape (where that is necessary) and herbal medicine if / when necessary.
Jenny gets great results with her clients as a very happy lady wrote to us recently. This is truly why we do what we do! Nothing gives us greater joy than witnessing a shift in someone’s health. Jenny is a superstar within the Dr Libby Team. We are very blessed to have her as part of our team.
For years I have suffered from PMT …. severe mood swings, low energy, erratic angry outbursts, sadness, depression and a daily roller coaster of emotions. With my marriage hanging by a string and two small children unsure of which ‘mum’ they would get today… Someone suggested my hormones may be out of balance and to see Jenny at Dr Libbys office. After 2 weeks of being on the herbs Jenny gave me I felt calmer, more balanced and more energetic. After 2 months it has completely changed my life. I literally feel like a different person. I can regulate my own emotions, I can deal with the stress of daily life, I am happier, balanced and in control of my life and have a heap of energy. My kids are more settled and well behaved and my husband and I are more in love than we have been. Thank you Jenny!!!! You changed my world!!!
Danielle Bassett (Dee) joined the Dr Libby Ltd business in August 2012 as the teams Organising Guru.
Dee brings a wealth of admin experience developed over 14 years at Below the Line Ltd and then Alta in Queenstown. Dee is responsible for the primary client interface, the office management and supporting the team at Dr Libby to ensure we are all able to deliver upon the Dr Libby Ltd mission.
Georgia Richards was appointed the Dr Libby Limited Clinic Manager in July 2014.
In 2011 Georgia graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Property and spent her subsequent years in Auckland and Sydney acquiring experience in administration, property management, events and marketing.
Georgia has a diverse range of skills, incredible nature and passion for health which has made her an invaluable member of the Dr Libby team.
Digital Development Officer
Mike joined the Dr Libby team in August 2015.
Mike strives to create the best user experiences, with innovative and thoughtful designs. Mike comes with 13 years of professional experience in digital development and he is proud to now be a part of the Dr Libby team.
Sonia joined our team in June 2016 as the PA to Dr Libby and Chris.
Sonia has 10 years experience working as an executive assistant and PA to senior executives of the NAB in Australia. She has also worked in a family property development company in Brisbane.
Sonia has many interests outside of health and nutrition including a passion for rugby league and cricket. She is also a keen trekker having crossed Australia’s Simpson Desert in 2015.