NOTES ON COURAGE BY KAYLAN
I never felt like I had any entrepreneurial spirit. I am naturally averse to risk-taking, and if there's anything I know about starting your own business, it is a risky venture! My career path led me into project management - a perfect fit for planners like me. Then before and after the birth of my daughter, I become obsessed with learning about infant sleep so I could plan how to help my baby get the sleep she needed for her developing brain and body, and because I knew that it would help me get my sleep back too. And I loved it. I loved the research; I loved the practice of it; I loved the results.
I had stayed in touch with my birth doula and she asked if I would ever consider coaching other families and I felt a spark light in me. I knew this was a passion worth following. After seven months of working with her team as an independent contractor leading live webinars and doing 1:1 coaching, I formed my own LLC and started focusing on creating self-paced online courses so expecting families could learn the best habits of helping their babies fall in love with sleeping on their own without being constrained to timed events and without expensive coaching. It felt like a huge risk!
I wasn't sure whether families would want it as its own product. And I had to learn a ton about curriculum development and recording and marketing in order to make it happen. But I also knew it would be the most affordable, efficient way to help families get the sleep they needed asap. My first course only launched four months ago, so I am still getting a ton of opportunities to lean into the vulnerability of it all and be courageous about my courses and their potential. But I also know beyond a shadow of a doubt it was the right call for the next phase of my business.
HER BUSINESS: BIG DREAMS SLEEP COACHING
I am passionate about supporting expecting/intended and newly expanded families get the sleep needed to accomplish those big dreams we all have. I have worked with families worldwide via 1:1 coaching, live webinars, and self-paced online courses as part of my mission to educate families about the gentle, evidence-based ways they can help their baby fall in love with sleeping from an early age in order to prevent sleep problems.
Many sleep coaches work with parents once problems have emerged; this is often very costly and very stressful. I specialize in working with expecting/intended families because my number one goal is to give families the information they need before baby even arrives. In order to do so, I created the 10 Keys to Unlock Baby Sleep-Love, a gentle, evidence-based framework for instilling the best long-lasting sleep habits in the first three months of baby's life. This framework is the basis for my coaching and my online course, "Start Strong with Baby Sleep-Love," which is comprised of downloadable resources and short video lessons that can be watched at home or on-the-go, and is organized according to baby's age from birth up until three months so parents can find the information they need at the right time. And it's just $48 for unlimited access.
I also have a free mini-course, "Safe and Soothing: Baby Sleep Spaces 101," because I firmly believe everyone should have easily accessible information for creating a safe and soothing sleep environment for their baby. Parents will find downloadable resources and video lessons on the importance of sleep, SIDS prevention techniques, and ways to optimize baby’s sleep space whether they are spending their days at home or away with other care providers.
Learn more about Kaylan and her powerfully transformative work here.
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