Kami was born out of 3 founders different personal experiences towards parenthood and wellbeing. We each have our own unique stories and have spent time chatting to hundreds of parents in order to truly understand this incredible journey. Combined with working with leading experts who work closely to support the practical and emotional needs of parents, Kami can deliver a truly scientific and holistic approach to support your journey.
Hello From the Founders...
Erika is a mum of 5, accredited life and parenting coach, Executive MBA, Sky News’ resident parenting expert, multi-award winning entrepreneur.. She knows first hand the difficulties faced by parents pre and post birth, having suffered with post natal depression following the birth of her youngest child. Erika’s personal passion is to ensure every child has the opportunity to reach their potential. She believes providing the specialist support parents need post birth on their terms, while enabling them to bond effectively with their children will make this a distinct possibility.
Helen Yannakoudakis is an Assistant Professor at King's College London and a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge. Helen holds PhDs in Natural Language and Information Processing from the University of Cambridge and focuses on machine learning for natural language processing.
Jacob has a background in the investment and fintech sectors having spent 10 years in operations and finance roles before joining Kami. Having worked in both corporate and tech environments he is well placed to manage the roll out of the Kami platform to organisations and parents. Jacob has a Bachelor's degree in Economics and International Relations from the University of Exeter and is a Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst.
Our Specialist Advisors
Relationship Specialist and Psychologist
Tamara is a mum of one, an HCPC accredited Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist. She is also a Master in Clinical and Health Psychology, Master of Social Sciences and Bachelor in Clinical Psychology. Tamara works with new and expectant parents and couples offering psychological assessments and therapeutic interventions, mostly under CBT and psychodynamic principles. Tamara’s specialisms are relationship difficulties and managing expectations. She effectively helps parents to reach the right expectations for their pregnancy and early parenting journey.
Behaviour Change Specialist and Personal Trainer
Siri is a mum of one, and soon to be two. She is a health psychologist , behaviour change specialist, and the founder of The Anti Diet programme. Siri is also a researcher and quality improvement professional for UCL and is currently working to help design and implement an informatics improvement project - INFORM - in Critical Care at UCLH and as a freelance consultant. She specialises in designing and delivering healthcare interventions, health psychology, user research and applying theory to practice.
Dr Amanda Gummer
Dr. Amanda Gummer is a leading authority on child development, play and parenting and holds a PhD in psychology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. With nearly twenty years of experience working with families and children, and two young daughters of her own, Amanda has a detailed understanding in this area. Amanda is a member of the British Psychological Society, while her previous experience includes running a family support charity in London and teaching children with special needs, as well as working as an Associate Lecturer in Child Development.