Hi! My name is Christien (pronounce as Christine), since May 2020 I am a certified Gentle Sleep Coach® based in Marin County, Northern California and founder of Sleep Champs.
As a previously 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 and I spent many hours googling, and researching trying to find the magic solution that would get them sleeping a little better. Nothing worked. I even felt that somehow I had failed as a parent. After a few years of endless stroller walks and baby rocking I needed to find an effective and long-lasting solution: We hired a Gentle Sleep Coach. This was the best decision we could have ever made, we got our sleep and energy back to enjoy life with our two boys.
I then became passionate about sleep and I decided I wanted to work with new parents during this amazing but exhausting time in their life. My mission is to empower parents so they are able to help their children become better sleepers without having to ‘cry-it-out’! I can’t wait to connect with you and give you support, knowledge and guidance to help you and your little one(s) get the sleep you 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 and I’d love to build good relationships in a professional but informal way. People might say 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 meet you!