Program Overview

Program Overview

Registration for the next Gentle Sleep Coach Training and Certification Program begins in January 2017

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When you certify as a Gentle Sleep Coach, you’ll learn how to build a thriving, rewarding business on your own terms.
A business where you get to give back every day by bringing peace, sanity and a good night’s sleep to families in your corner of the world!
A business where YOU get to work from home, chose your own hours and make money…all while helping others transform their lives! It doesn’t get much better than that.

Rebekah Thomson

“Kim West has put together a fabulous, in-depth course to give us the language and mind-frame associated with effective sleep coaching. Her respectful, open approach, combined with her vast experience and knowledge base is both inspiring and empowering.

The team of experts she has brought in, community of learners and professionals that she has established,
and supportive materials that she has provided are exactly what the aspiring sleep coach needs.
This has been a mind-opening, life-changing course for me. Highly recommended!”
2014-11-10T11:21:09+00:00
“Kim West has put together a fabulous, in-depth course to give us the language and mind-frame associated with effective sleep coaching. Her respectful, open approach, combined with her vast experience and knowledge base is both inspiring and empowering. The team of experts she has brought in, community of learners and professionals that she has established, and supportive materials that she has provided are exactly what the aspiring sleep coach needs. This has been a mind-opening, life-changing course for me. Highly recommended!”

HERE IS AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM:

Part 1: Basic Training- a four month interactive, online program with 90+ hours of training content and mentorship that will give you everything you need to start your business as a successful Gentle Sleep Coach. Class content will be delivered each week and there will be live Q and A classes for you to call in and ask your questions with me and the other faculty members.

We will cover all facets of building a successful sleep coaching business from how to address every kind of sleep problem with a family to how to get clients!

The Basic Training Program is jam packed with direct training from me, Kim West, The Sleep Lady AND my incredible team of outside experts to bring you additional specialty training in postpartum depression, medical sleep disorders, breastfeeding, working with 4 and 5 month olds and legal aspects of setting up a sleep coaching business!

You’re going to learn the ins and outs of the business of being a sleep coach. You will be given forms to use, thank you letters, fees to charge, to how to get and schedule clients, how to build your business and hold workshops to bring in income, clients and media attention.

With over 80 hours of training this is THE most comprehensive sleep coach training program in the world. Hands down.

I won’t only be teaching you how to be a sleep coach, I will be showing you, supervising, mentoring you through the process of sleep coaching a family from beginning to end.

This is why I decided that it was essential for everyone’s success and for professionalizing the field (which will make you stand out) that I make this a certification program. You see I think it would be a disservice to you and the growing field to just give you a big manual and tell you “good luck”. The ongoing coaching, supervision and continued education of a certification program is what will guarantee your success….which is exactly what I want for all of you!

Click here to read more details about what is included in the curriculum and about my amazing faculty panel that no other program offers. It is essential that all of my sleep coaches know when to refer out to a medical doctor or therapist for appropriate treatment outside or in conjunction with behavior sleep coaching.

Part 2: Certification and Advanced Mentorship Program– to receive your Gentle Sleep Coach certification and be eligible for all the benefits you must complete the Basic Training, pass the exam and begin to work with 3 pro-bono cases.

In the GSC Certification and Advanced Mentorship Program you will have:

  • Continued Clinical Group Supervision (where you can present cases and ask business questions)
  • Ongoing Continued Education (4 free classes a year will be offered) so you are always learning and keeping abreast of new research and topics related to sleep.
  • Continued access to the membership site AND the community social network (which has proven to be invaluable to the current GSCs) where you can share resources, get support, advice and good-old camaraderie from your fellow GSCs!
  • Your business listed on sleeplady.com to receive referrals from sleepless families in your corner of the world!
  • Business building opportunities as I partner and collaborate with bigger companies which will result in you receiving referrals.

When I started the first sleep coach training program six years ago, I never dreamed that other programs would be created after mine. I am truly flattered. I do, however, think it is important for you to know some of the key differences in my program from the others. Below are just a few of the program features that are exclusive to the Gentle Sleep Coach Program:

90+ hours of course instruction and mentoring

no other program is as comprehensive

Taught by a licensed therapist of 24 years and a published author of 3 books

Lectures from My Faculty Panel on:
  • Medical Conditions Affecting Sleep
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Legal Aspects of Starting a Sleep Coaching Business
  • Breastfeeding and Working with Babies under 6 Months of Age
  • in addition to my 20 years experience as a sleep coach!
5 page website template ready for you to customize and add your content
Weekly supervision for as long as you are certified
4 FREE continued education classes on related topics to make you an even more effective coach.
A copy of all three of my paperbook books along with the ability to purchase my books wholesale from my publisher.

I am the only program leader with a Masters degree and 3 books published by major publishers

Sleep consultation with Kim if you need to further tweak your own child’s sleep

Shana Del Castillo

As one GSC said to another:

Is every one loving this as much as I am? I feel like every case is like a puzzle and I am so fulfilled doing this. My brain has been so happy because it has been busily working. I also love the almost immediate reward you get as you see your families have success and how happy they are. For the first time, I can say that I actually LOVE what I do. It’s such a great feeling! 🙂
2014-10-03T15:52:50+00:00
As one GSC said to another: Is every one loving this as much as I am? I feel like every case is like a puzzle and I am so fulfilled doing this. My brain has been so happy because it has been busily working. I also love the almost immediate reward you get as you see your families have success and how happy they are. For the first time, I can say that I actually LOVE what I do. It’s such a great feeling! 🙂

Class Dates: Since Gentle Sleep Coaches are from all over the world, classes will be delivered via the internet or phone. Most classes will be held mid-day Eastern Standard Time during the week to accommodate the various time zones; however I will modify the times based on the class makeup.

As a working mom myself, I know how busy you are! So I structured this basic training to be flexible – where you can work at your own pace and in your own free time…. whether its during nap time, your lunch break, after the kids are in bed or on the weekends…it’s up to you.

Every Friday class content will be posted on a membership site and the following week will be a LIVE Q and A class where you can ask questions about that class content. You get to review the content on your own time….wherever you are.

ALL CLASSES WILL BE RECORDED (so it’s 100% OK if you can’t show up for a particular class). Of course the more classes you attend the more connected you will feel to the community and the more questions you can ask.

All applicants who are accepted in to the program and enroll will be given a detailed class schedule.

 

Wondering how much time to set aside?

 

I would count on approximately 90 minutes per class (some weeks there are up to 4 classes a week) in addition to the time it will take you to review the class content posted on the membership site. You will be able to review, read and work on the content in between classes.

Jill Zamoyta

I am so excited to have had the opportunity to train under Kim and her group of hand-picked specialists. I am inspired by her stories of success and her drive to help us and to get more help out there for tired, desperate parents.

She is offering the opportunity of a lifetime, and I feel blessed to be a part of it. You have changed my life Kim and in even more ways than I thought possible!

Taking classes has been very exciting, but it wasn’t until today, when I had a conversation with my first client, that it all came together and something just clicked in my head and my heart. I haven’t stopped smiling since. I know it won’t always be doves and roses, but today, it is. And I wanted you to know all of that, and to thank you, again, for bringing us into your world. I feel so blessed to be starting this journey.
2014-11-14T13:48:33+00:00
I am so excited to have had the opportunity to train under Kim and her group of hand-picked specialists. I am inspired by her stories of success and her drive to help us and to get more help out there for tired, desperate parents. She is offering the opportunity of a lifetime, and I feel blessed to be a part of it. You have changed my life Kim and in even more ways than I thought possible! Taking classes has been very exciting, but it wasn’t until today, when I had a conversation with my first client, that it all came together and something just clicked in my head and my heart. I haven’t stopped smiling since. I know it won’t always be doves and roses, but today, it is. And I wanted you to know all of that, and to thank you, again, for bringing us into your world. I feel so blessed to be starting this journey.

Your Start Up Business Investment

It takes the right fit to be a successful GSC which is why I interview each potential candidate for the program and I do not accept all applicants. I look at this as the beginning of a long term working relationship with me and my brand.

I have invested a lot of time and money into creating this program and once you enroll, my team and I will invest a lot in YOU and your success so we all want this to be the perfect match.

I am only looking for individuals who are serious about starting their own business and investing in their business, themselves and their ongoing education.

I believe it takes more than reading a book or going to a weekend workshop to become an excellent sleep coach. My reputation is on the line and I want to have 100% confidence in each of my coaches when I refer an event or family to them for help.

Six years ago, when I was the first to start a sleep coaching certification program, I decided I wouldn’t do it unless it was the best and the most comprehensive, all inclusive training and certification program in the world. Since that day I have continued to expand and grow the program so that it remains the most comprehensive in the world.

We will cover all facets of building a successful sleep coaching business from how to address every kind of sleep problem with a family to how to get clients and make money!

Your total investment for the GSC Basic Training Program and the first year of the Advanced Program is $5995.

$4995 Basic Training (Early bird discounts and new area discounts will be deducted from this amount.

+$1000 First Year of the Advanced Program (required)

$5995 Total for approximately 15 months of training and supervision.

Your startup business investment is approximately $399 a month.

The GSC Basic Training is approximately 4 months of direct training from me, Kim West, The Sleep Lady AND my incredible team of outside experts to bring you additional specialty training in medical sleep disorders, postpartum depression, reflux, breastfeeding, working with 4-5 month olds and legal aspects of setting up a sleep coaching business!

Value: at least $18,500 when I add the hourly rate of myself and all the experts on the faculty panel!!

All coaches who complete the basic training program requirements and pass the exam will begin the Advance Program.

The Advance program is required for ongoing certification and for access to the following benefits:

  • 24/7 access to the GSC community and membership site
  • Use of the GSC logo and business resources
  • Listing on the Sleep Lady directory of coaches
  • Promotion of your business by the Sleep Lady on FB and thru various Sleep Lady business ventures to bring you clients!
  • Weekly Supervision (that’s 78 hours a year or over $15k at my hourly rate!)
  • 4 free Continued education classes offered (that’s an additional 6 hours of training)

With marketing effort on your end, you can earn back your initial investment in 5 months with 4 consult packages a month (average consult with follow up package is $300).

Of course how fast you earn back your investment has to do with how much effort you put in to your business and what your end goals are. Some coaches want to replace an income while others wish to work very part time, “give back” and do something they love.

Jen Varela

Kim, your commitment to bring integrity, education and professionalism to our field is not only inspiring but it is changing lives (myself included).

The certification process was a beautiful blend of “head knowledge” and practical ways to apply that knowledge with our clients. The curriculum was comprehensive and well organized. Having the opportunity to dialog with you and other sleep coaches about what we are experiencing in the field is a true gift.

It is nice to be off the “island” and have a community to grow with and be supported by. My business has already benefited by my time with you and your expertise. Thank you for investing in me, I am truly grateful for you.
2014-10-03T15:42:26+00:00
Kim, your commitment to bring integrity, education and professionalism to our field is not only inspiring but it is changing lives (myself included). The certification process was a beautiful blend of “head knowledge” and practical ways to apply that knowledge with our clients. The curriculum was comprehensive and well organized. Having the opportunity to dialog with you and other sleep coaches about what we are experiencing in the field is a true gift. It is nice to be off the “island” and have a community to grow with and be supported by. My business has already benefited by my time with you and your expertise. Thank you for investing in me, I am truly grateful for you.
Registration will begin in January 2017
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We promise to never sell, rent, trade, or share your e-mail with any other organization.

*Participation in the Basic Training does not imply automatic certification as a Gentle Sleep Coach.