About me

Meet Christien

Hi! My name is Christien (pronounced “Christine”), I’m Dutch and a mother of 2 (in September 3). I’m your certified Gentle Sleep Coach® based in Marin County, California and the proud founder of Sleep Champs. I received my ‘Gentle Sleep Coach’ certification in May 2020.

As a former sleep-deprived parent, I understand how exhausting, frustrating and overwhelming it can be to have children that aren’t sleeping well. My boys were horrible sleepers. I spent many hours trying to find the magic solution that would get them to sleeping a little better. Nothing worked. I even felt that I had failed as a parent. After a few years of endless stroller-nap walks and rocking them to sleep, I needed to find an effective and long-lasting solution. So, we hired a Gentle Sleep Coach. This was the best decision we ever made: we got our sleep back! We now could enjoy life with our two boys with our newfound energy.

I truly became passionate about sleep. Isn’t it incredible -and sometimes hard- how sleep affects life? I believe no parent should feel ashamed because their child isn’t sleeping well, because unfortunately that’s what happens. They feel alone and isolated in their daily struggle with sleep. That’s why I decided to help these parents overcoming their sleep problems. My mission is to empower them so they are able to help their children become better sleepers. I won’t let the children cry-it-out all alone, but we will work on a sleep plan that suits your family situation. I can’t wait to connect with you and give you support, knowledge and guidance to help you and your little one get the sleep you both need. You deserve it!

Fun fact: I’m originally from The Netherlands (Holland) so my personality and approach might be slightly different than you expect. As a typical Dutchie, I’m very down to earth and pragmatic. I love to build good relationships in a professional but informal way. People say that I’m quite direct, which means I don’t beat around the bush and will always be honest and fair. And of course, I love to ride my bike and I put lots of mayonnaise on my fries. I’m looking forward to meeting you!