KELLY SHIELDS – AUSTRALIA – CERTIFIED MAY 2018
- What drew you to making the life changing decision to study and become a sleep consultant?
I had trouble with my own daughter when she was small and actually used Baby Sleep Consultant. From then on, I just thought what an awesome and rewarding job that would be. Eventually, I looked into how to become a sleep consultant and start the Baby Sleep Consultant Training Program and never looked back!
- What sort of clients motivate you the most? Tell us a story if you have one.
The clients that motivate me the most are the ones who just really need help. They’re sleep deprived and they are desperate for some sleep and that really motivates me to help them. I’ve been there and I know how it feels and I want to help other mums. I did have one client and their child hadn’t slept through the night yet and the child was 14 months old and I was able to help that child sleep through the night.
- Is the role rewarding, what do you find rewarding?
It’s extremely rewarding.
- What has been your biggest struggle to date, how are you dealing with this?
My biggest struggle has been getting my name out there. I’ve just been focusing on advertising, the way I use marketing and working with other local businesses to spread the word.
- Why do you believe sleep is important for all families?
When you’re sleep deprived, you obviously don’t function as well and things can seem worse. I believe sleep is so important for our physical and mental health. There’s nothing quite like a good nights’ sleep.
- Tell me one thing you learnt in your studies that will stick with you forever?
Snoring in toddlers is not normal and can really impact their sleep.
- What are your plans moving forward for the next 12 months?
To build my business and make my name more well known in the community as well as educating families on the importance of sleep.
- If you could tell tired desperate parents one thing, what would that be?
Ask for the help when you need it. There’s nothing wrong with speaking out and there’s nothing wrong with asking for help.
KELLY SHIELDS – May 2018