Learn the ONLY respectful, inclusive, and
baby sleep training method from the
creator herself, so you can…

THRIVE as a Certified
Gentle Sleep Coach®!

Join an international family of Gentle Sleep Coaches® that CARE
about the quality of a child’s sleep, the wellbeing of the caregivers,
and provide top-notch support to ensure your coaching success!

#1 Most Recognized

Sleep Coach Trainer

Next Certification Training Begins: Spring 2023

We’re Accepting Applications!

Apply Now!

Want an Early Bird Discount?

Whether you’re brand new
to working with families,

or you’re an established
you’re ready to grow…

The Gentle Sleep Coaching Certification will empower you with effective, evidence-based, and gentle skills to help families overcome their baby sleep struggles and breathe a sigh of relief!

Taught by the creator of the only alternative to
the various cry-it-out methods,
our valuable,
respectful, and inclusive solution supports
healthy attachment, and accommodates all
medical, temperament, or developmental
challenges tired parents face.

And while we will teach the other approaches in sleep coaching and how to
combine and customize them to each individual value... we will always take a
gentle approach.

a gentle


This certification is designed to give you the know-how, credibility, and continuing support you need to
confidently help families thrive as you build your lucrative business on your own schedule…

With the built-in support system that guarantees
you can help every family, every time!

The Gentle Sleep Coach
Training and Certification
Program is the PERFECT
choice for you if...

  • You align with the gentle sleep philosophy and believe in respectful, evidence-based solutions that work!
  • You’re ready to create a successful business while having a big impact on the families you serve!
  • You dream of building a flexible business that works around YOUR schedule!
  • You value ongoing mentorship, business support, and marketing to ensure you can reach your goals and help every family you work with!
  • You’re ready to go all-in on your dream of working with families and making a difference in the world every single day!

what they say...

“The best training for sleep consultants you can find.”

Evidence based information, loads of experts in interdisciplinary fields, and great
mentoring. So glad that I trained with Kim, she really set the standard for sleep
Consultants all over the world!

—Brandi Jordan, MSW, IBCLC

The FIRST and MOST comprehensive
Gentle Sleep Coaching Certification available!

Our advanced, evidence-based, and gentle sleep training philosophy is the
answer for families who want a good night’s rest.

Founded by Kim West, a licensed family therapist, and created by a team of child development and pediatric
sleep experts, The GSC® Certification is the most comprehensive, in-depth training available.

But we aren’t just teaching, we are building a community...

We’ve included all of the ongoing mentorship and continuing education you need to succeed…
so there’s no challenge you have to face alone!

The Baby Sleep
Philosophy that
revolutionized the

The Shuffle or Gentle Sleep Method is the first and most widely used by parents and caregivers today.

It provides evidence-based practices that are 100% gentle and respectful of attachment and developing brains.

Group Support,
& Continuing Education

This is so much more than a course — get the ongoing support and mentorship you need to thrive as a Gentle Sleep Coach. Our ongoing training includes 4 brand new, live training sessions a year and access to the class library and curriculum for as long as you are certified.

Learn From
the Industry Founder

Learn directly from Kim West, LCSW-C, whose philosophy made a worldwide positive impact on the baby sleep industry.

Kim has over 25+ years of experience working with families and is a
best-selling author of three books.

Available in Multiple

Our world-renowned curriculum is currently available in English and Spanish.

Don’t see your language?
Let us know here.

Comprehensive Access
and Ongoing Support

Whether you feel stuck while working with a family or need support setting up and scaling your business… You’ll never face a challenge alone!

Business & Marketing

Never feel overwhelmed by marketing! Hire one of our professional experts to build your website and create
marketing materials so you can scale your new business and focus on what you love!

If you want to help families — we want you to apply!

No matter your background, you can become a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach. We have worked with everyone from
highly seasoned children specialists to those just starting out!

  • Certified Lactation Specialists
  • Pediatricians
  • Doulas
  • Registered Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Family and Children Therapists
  • People with NO healthcare experience!
    (but a passion for helping others!)

You will qualify based on your COMMITMENT, approach to helping babies and
families, and shared values in continued education and improvement — NOT
your experience or background

We’re Accepting Applications!

Apply Now!

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Sign Up Here!

The Gentle Sleep Methodology that
CHANGED the Industry

Our premier method of gentle sleep coaching created by Kim West, foundly called The Sleep Lady Shuffle (or what we
call in behavioral science “Parental Fading,” is based on gentle, proven strategies that supports restful sleep for all, while
fostering healthy parent and child attachment and bonding.

…Aka Cry It Out.

Basically, you leave your baby in their crib and NEVER check on them if they are crying. This was the only baby sleep solution available until 1985. There are a few providers still promoting this outdated method today.

Graduated Extinction
…Aka the Ferber Method
Or Controlled Crying.

Parents put their baby in the crib and leave. They can check on the baby in timed intervals. Consultants vary on what is "allowed" when it comes to how frequently parents are “allowed” to check. This is the most widely used form of sleep training to date.

Parental Fading
(You Are HERE)
…Aka The Shuffle.

Founded by Kim West, this breakthrough method of baby sleep support is the only gentle sleep training (we like to call it coaching) option that sets the stage for healthy sleep and attachment throughout a lifetime.

Parents are looking for a gentle
alternative to traditional,
extinction-based sleep training…
BUT sleep training is never

We don’t ONLY teach The Shuffle. We also will discuss graduated extinction and
how to modify it to a gentler, more baby-led approach.

One that respects and nurtures healthy parent-child attachment, and
ncompasses the emotional wellbeing of all involved.

However, we DO NOT sleep train newborns. There is ZERO science to support that
they are ready.

we teach
more than
one method

How does the Gentle Sleep Coaching® Certification
Compare with other programs?

The GSC® Certification

  • 1st Comprehensive Sleep Training Program in the World
  • Kim West is #1 Most Recognized Sleep Coach Trainer and Industry Founder with 25+ years of experience
  • Learn from the creator of this proven method.
  • Largest Sleep Coach Community Online
  • Gentle, customizable methods families dream of
  • Leading evidence-based research by a team of accredited pediatric experts
  • Over 90+ hours of instruction & mentoring from “Shuffle” creator Kim West and our Expert Faculty
  • Additional specialty training certifications on Newborns and older children
  • FREE, yearly continuing education classes
  • One full year of advanced mentorship and continuing certification available
  • Business and marketing opportunities within the largest worldwide community of Certified Sleep Consultants

Other Sleep Coaching

  • Are just copycats of this method --
    repackaged with a different name.
  • One size fits all approaches that do not work for children with physiological, or developmental differences…not to mention temperament!
  • Unrecognized, or unproven baby sleep methodology
  • Many do not feature a qualified, expert panel
  • Only baby sleep is covered, leaving parents struggling with sleep regressions past age 3
  • Does not offer continuing education or mentorship
  • No built-in networking opportunities or ongoing community support

what they say...

“It was the best career decision I have ever made.”

In 2012, I enrolled in Kim West's Gentle Sleep Consultant (GSC) certification program, and it was the best career decision I have ever made.

Not only is the content in the program comprehensive, but the
ongoing support is what makes all the difference. When you join the GSC team, you not only get continued education after the certification program, but you get a community of sleep coaches to support you.

If you are considering being a sleep coach, you will be so glad you chose the GSC program!

—Jen Varela

“...with this program you are constantly learning, improving, and networking.”

Kim is personable, professional, and really cares about your success. She interviews each person making sure they are a good fit and has many opportunities to get mentored through the Facebook page, Advanced webinars, and Q&A sessions.

It is not just a one and done training, but with this program you are constantly learning, improving, and networking.
I am so happy I chose the Gentle Sleep Coach Training program!

—Jill Bertelson

Next Certification Training Begins: Spring 2023

We’re Accepting Applications!

Apply Now!

Want an Early Bird Discount?

Meet The Gentle Sleep Coaching Dream Team!

Kim West, AKA The Sleep Lady® is a
mother of two daughters and has personally
helped over 20,000 tired parents all over
the world get a good night’s sleep… without
tting their children cry it out alone.

Kim started her 25+ year journey as an overworked, exhausted
parent with a daughter who would not sleep! But she wanted a
gentler approach to the typical cry-it-out method.

When she couldn’t find the alternative she imagined, she created
her own! And gently helped her first daughter get to sleep.

Friends and friends of friends began calling Kim for sleep help.

She soon discovered:

  • 1 in 4 babies has some sort of sleep problem
  • Pediatricians receive little training in sleep yet are asked for help
    by parents every day
  • There is NO formal education or regulation for sleep coaches
  • Yet there are many entrepreneurs with no credentials or clinical
    experience teaching outdated methods of sleep training

With this knowledge, Kim felt compelled to step up to the plate and share her proven
method with other parents. Soon she gained international recognition as an expert on
baby and child sleep. (The Sleep Lady® is actually a nickname bestowed by one of her
grateful clients!)

Kim has authored multiple books including the groundbreaking The Sleep Lady’s Good
Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle, Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well Without
Leaving Them to Cry It Out. She has offered her expertise on national television programs
including Dr. Phil, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and more.

Dedicated to providing tired parents with excellent sleep
advice and coaching Kim knew she could not help
veryone herself…

She started the Gentle Sleep Coach® Training and Certification program in 2010—the first
and most comprehensive training program in the world!

Kim’s gentle sleep method was the spark of a global
industry—Baby and Child Sleep Consulting.

“I have ONE mission: To provide families with evidence-based, gentle alternatives so they
can respectfully care for their children… and get a good night's sleep!”

—Kim West, AKA The Sleep Lady

Our Expert Pediatric Sleep Consultant Faculty:

Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D. (Dr. Shosh) has helped pioneer the field of maternal mental health in the U.S.

She founded and led national and international organizations, educating professionals and the public for the last three decades. She has helped over 20,000 women worldwide.

Lewis J. Kass, MD is a
Yale-trained, board-certified pediatric pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist specializing in pediatric respiratory medicine and sleep disorders.

He is in private practice in Westchester NY and the Pediatric Sleep Medicine Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Lindsey Biel, OTR/L is a pediatric occupational therapist and
co-author of the award-winning book- Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, and the author of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens. She teaches workshops to parents, teachers, therapists, doctors, and other professionals across the country.

Anthony Loizides, MD completed his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Harvard Medical School.

He has over 20 publications in original research as well as invited reviews, chapters, and editorials. He has been at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore since 2004.

Laura Possessky, Esq. is an attorney who focuses on entrepreneurship, branding, content and licensing, media and intellectual property law, and public interest.

She is also a DC Bar Leader.

Catherine Trebble MBA is Principal of Support Your Brilliance (SYB), a full-service website solutions provider.

She is an expert at designing and building websites that generate more clients for service providers.

Our Coaches Have Been Seen on:

Your Journey as a Gentle Sleep Coach®

You’re about to embark on an interactive, online program that offers 90+ hours of training content
from our expert panel… Plus, the personalized mentorship to give you everything you need to start
and scale your business as an Expert Gentle Sleep Consultant.


Watch Our Evidence-Based Training

(Our trainings are in depth, but easy to digest, follow, and retain!)


Complete All Exams

(Solidify your education so you can apply it in the field.)


Work with 3 Pro Bono Clients

(Get the practice you need in a safe, supportive environment.)


Become a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach

(Help any family AND grow a successful business with 100% confidence.)


Maintain Your Certification

(Ongoing education helps you, helps families, and brings credibility to our field!)

We won't only be teaching you how to be a sleep coach…

We will be showing, supervising, and mentoring you through the process of
sleep coaching a family from A to ZZZZ’s.

Next Certification Training Begins: Spring 2023

We’re Accepting Applications!

Apply Now!

Want an Early Bird Discount?

what they say...

“Over the past decade, I have grown my business
from scratch and now I have a very successful
coaching practice.”

It has been over 10 years and I am incredibly proud to be one of the first 50 trained and certified Gentle Sleep Coaches is in the USA.

Over the past decade, I have grown my business from scratch and now I have a very successful coaching practice. I have also lived in four US cities during this time which means this career has the added benefit of being incredibly portable. All the while, I have been doing what I love and helping families achieve beautiful, blissful sleep.

The Gentle Sleep Coach program and community is unique in that you are mentored by Kim West and and her trusted expert colleagues as well as supported by a worldwide community of incredible fellow Gentle Sleep Coaches. I have always considered the GSC one program to be
the “Harvard“ of all Sleep Coaching certification programs. GSC coaches receive the most comprehensive training and support to be successful!

—Joanna Clark

Inside the GSC Training, you’ll have access to…

Training Modules

90+ Hours of content and training on baby sleep fundamentals, counseling and building rapport with families, fostering healthy attachment, and so much more…

Faculty Panel

Including topics like...Medical Conditions Affecting Sleep, Postpartum Depression, Legal Aspects of Starting a Sleep Coaching Business, Breastfeeding and Working with Babies under 6 Months of Age, Sensory Processing...And more!

Live Q&A Classes

“The Sleep Lady Shuffle” creator, Kim West LCSW-C, AND her incredible team of experts answer all of your questions!

Community Support

We want you to feel confident that you can always figure out how to help a family… even when you’re stuck. You won’t be alone in this journey of sleep coaching… You will be a valued member of a community of coaches who uplift, support, and help each other.

Business Mentorship

You’re going to learn the ins and outs of the business of being a sleep coach. We’ll show you how to get clients, build your business, and avoid common pitfalls along the way.


PASS your exams and become a fully
certified Gentle Sleep Coach®

Once you complete and pass your exams and have completed your work with your 3 required pro bono cases you will become a Certified and Trademarked Gentle Sleep Coach and can open the doors of your business!

CELEBRATE your incredible
new achievement!

As a newly certified Gentle Sleep Coach, you will be on your way to creating a lucrative business on your own schedule…

AND making a huge difference in the lives of exhausted parents. Get ready to help babies get a restful night's sleep. We’ll be cheering for you too!

You will then Join the Advanced
Mentorship Community

We know that one of the most common concerns of new coaches is not being able to help a family…

And after 11 years training GSCs, we know that you need support from colleagues to talk business and stay on top of the latest research...

So we’ve included your first year of The Advanced Mentorship Program in your initial investment.

ongoing support
and education

The Advanced Mentorship Program:

After training people for 11+ years, we know that confidence and skills in running a business and helping families are the two biggest hurdles for coaches. So the advanced program is the
long-term solution to support you through all of the challenges new sleep coaches (and new business owners) face!

Our goal is to professionalize the field and prepare for potential regulation. Which is why we
require 6 hours of continued education and access to mentorship to keep your certification

  • Community of Coaches
    Get ongoing access to the membership site AND the community social network, which
    has proven to be invaluable to the current Gentle Sleep Coaches.
  • Direct Access to Kim + Our 0-5 Month Old Faculty
    Continued Clinical Group Mentorship (where you can present cases and ask business
    questions). Be confident that you can always figure out how to help a family when you’re
  • Continuing Education
    4 free LIVE classes a year will be offered so you are always learning and keeping on top of
    new research and topics related to gentle sleep training. All classes are recorded and
    added to our library of recorded trainings!

get help
your business

GROW your online customer base
IMMEDIATELY with done-for-you

You’ve done the training, now you’re ready to start your business of getting families back to sleep…

But, how do you find clients? How do clients find YOU?

Marketing is an essential part of starting a GSC business. But if you have the right website, emails, sequence and social media promotion -- it doesn't have to be a struggle.

Our done-for-you marketing program removes the guesswork and overwhelm so you can promote your business with CONFIDENCE!

Our professionals will create custom assets for your new business so you can shout your services from the mountaintop!

** The DFY website and marketing services are not included in the certification. Read more about it here.

Next Certification Training Begins: Spring 2023

We’re Accepting Applications!

Apply Now!

Want an Early Bird Discount?

In as little as 4 months,
you will…

  • Navigate every families sleep challenges with gentle, respectful, and
    inclusive sleep solutions as an EXPERT Gentle Sleep Coach®
  • Confidently utilize evidence-based techniques you learned from the
    founder of the only gentle baby sleep solution available and our highly
    qualified staff
  • Have access to ALL of the credentials, marketing, business tools, and
    ongoing support
    you need to stand out and thrive in an ever-growing field
  • And have a lucrative, meaningful business on your own terms and your
    own schedule!

become a
sleep expert

Class Schedule

Our next Training Begins Spring 2023

All classes are pre-recorded so you can watch at a time that fits your schedule. This includes our
weekly lessons and any additional articles and videos.

Our Q&A sessions and expert faculty classes are LIVE and scheduled in the early afternoon,
Eastern Standard Time to accommodate coaches worldwide. You will also have access to all
recordings if you can’t join live.

You can access our community on Facebook anytime for real-time group support!

How much does it cost to
become a Gentle Sleep Coach?

To enroll in the Gentle Sleep Coaching Program and become a certified Gentle Sleep Coach ®,
your investment is $5,995

Your investment includes:

  • Access to the Course Modules, the Gentle Sleep Coaching Community, and Membership site (As long as your Certification is active)
  • Weekly LIVE Q&A and Mentorship with Kim and our Expert Faculty Panel (that’s 78 hours a year… or over $15k at Kim’s hourly rate!)
  • Access to The Advanced Mentorship Program for one year
  • 4 free Continuing education classes (that’s an additional 6 hours of training!)
  • You’ll be able to use the prestigious and recognized Gentle Sleep Coach Logo and our business resources
  • You will be listed on The Sleep Lady Directory of coaches so parents and caregivers can reach out to you
  • Plus we will promote you as a coach on The Sleep Lady Facebook Page with over 160,000 followers, and through various Sleep Lady, business ventures to bring you clients!
….a value of over $18,500+

Your Investment - $5,995

$4,995 Basic Training Program

– $300 Early Bird Discount

+ $1,000 Advanced Mentorship Program (required for the first year)


TOTAL $5,695 Basic + first year of the Advanced Program

We’re Accepting Applications!

Apply Now!

Want an Early Bird Discount?

The growing demand for GSCs far outweighs the number of qualified sleep trainers. With
marketing effort, many Gentle Sleep Coaches earn back your initial investment in a few
after becoming certified.

what they say...

“...it has been a great investment so far and I’m glad that I jumped on the opportunity.”

I have really enjoyed learning from Kim. Not only are the classes very interesting and informative, but Kim has spent a lot of time making this training thorough.

It has been a pleasant break from the every day routine for me and I have loved it. I hope that I can take all of this knowledge and help others. I feel like it has been a great investment so far and I’m glad that I jumped on the opportunity.

—Shana Del Castillo

“The best training for sleep Consultants you can find.”

The best training for sleep Consultants you can find. Evidence based information, loads
of experts in interdisciplinary fields, and great mentoring.

So glad that I trained with
Kim, she really set the standard for sleep Consultants all over the world!

—Brandi J.

Why Do I Need to Renew My

We don’t believe that “acting confident” is enough—

And we know from experience, once you work with enough families you will eventually come across a
situation that leaves you feeling stuck.

We’ve all been there…

That’s why we’ve included ongoing training AND access to ongoing mentorship with our founder, Kim West,
and certified coaches who have had a decade of experience as Gentle Sleep Coaches.

As of today, there is no official regulation for the sleep consulting

That means ANYONE with a laptop and wifi can start a sleep coaching training program with little to no
background or experience.

Like many health-related fields, we believe that continuing education contributes to a standard of
xcellence among the coaches we train… and parents recognize that!

We created the Advanced Mentorship Program to maintain a
high level of quality training and competence to continue to
mpower you with everything you need to thrive as a
Certified Gentle Sleep Coach®.

…And that means when our field becomes internally regulated (which it WILL), you will be fully prepared!

The Advanced Mentorship Renewal Options:

Second Year Renewal:
ALL the benefits of the GSC Training including the use of the logo and material
Access to LIVE mentorship twice per month — $750

Third Year Renewal and Beyond:
ALL the benefits of the GSC Training including the use of the logo and material
Access to LIVE mentorship once a month (Most Popular) — $500
All the benefits but NO live mentorship — $300

If you choose NOT to recertify you can still advertise that you were trained through our program BUT you can no longer use the GSC logo or call yourself a certified Gentle Sleep Coach®.

If You See The Value In Ongoing Mentorship And
Continued Education Then Apply Today!!!

We’re Accepting Applications!

Apply Now!

Want an Early Bird Discount?

what they say...

“This class is exactly what I needed to get my dream off the ground.”

Kim has exceeded my expectations of this program. The speakers have been the best in the country and were able to tell us the key things we will need to better help our clients.

Along with Kim's classes on sleep coaching, I have learned so much already! I have thoroughly enjoyed every class. This class is exactly what I needed to get my dream off the ground. It would have taken me years to get all of this knowledge together, not just the sleep and medical aspects but the business and legal side too. Thank you Kim!


“...how much it would change my own personal and professional life.”

A few years ago, I couldn't imagine how lucky I was to meet a GSC for the first time and how much it would change my own personal and professional life. I was so honored to be the first french GSC in 2018 ! During the initial training, I learned so much about sleep and children.

I really feel this program is the best for me, specially because of the great balance between practice and theory. Now, I love brainstorming with the great GSC community on the facebook group and the webinars are so exciting and useful for our daily practice. The regular supervision with Kim West is the best value-added for me. Thank you!

—Laure Malgouyres