You shouldn’t have to choose between being a mom and having a career you love. You might have had a positive experience with sleep training that ultimately changed your life. That experience sparked something in you. 

Something that created a passion and desire to help other tired families with their child. You want to do more than cook, clean, and change diapers all day, but something–lack of time/resources, fear, or insecurity–is holding you back. You shouldn’t have to choose between being a mom and having a career you love.

Learn about our sleep consultant certification program

You want to have it all: A fulfilling career that helps other tired mothers with their child’s sleep yet flexible enough to be at home with your kids.

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hello lovelies!

My name is Marli Klaus and I am a certified Sleep Consultant, mom of three and wife to the best husband.

When I had my first baby, I thought I had things under control and that it was going to be a lot easier than it was. But even after years of experience babysitting children of all ages, nothing came close to preparing me for the birth of my first child. 

Things started out pretty great and I felt prepared to handle what I expected to be just a few weeks of sleepless nights. Once I realized that we were several months in and things weren’t getting better, I didn’t know what to do.




I’m Marli

HELPING WOMEN CREATE A FULFILLING CAREER AS A SLEEP CONSULTANT ​

Our Team's Certifications & Training

Graduate of the International Maternity & Parenting Institute- focus in Maternity & Baby and Toddler Sleep (2013)

Member of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants (Since 2013)

Certified Happiest Baby on the Block Advisor (2014)

coached over 1200 families all over the world to a full night's sleep

APPROVED TRAINER FROM THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF COMPLEMENTARY THERAPISTS (2018)

GRADUATE AS A NEWBORN CARE ADVANCED SPECIALIST FROM THE NEWBORN CARE TRAINING ACADEMY (2020)

SIDS PREVENTION & CPR CERTIFIED

TRAINED AND CERTIFIED OVER 500+ TCCA GRADUATES ALL OVER THE WORLD THAT LAUNCHED THEIR OWN BUSINESSES.

CERTIFIED LACTACTION CONSULTANT 

while the sleep books offer advice

they didn’t offer support, encouragement or the invaluable feeling of connection with a person who can help and truly understand. 

I felt alone and insecure. ​

I needed to be the one to make the change and find a solution to fix this vicious cycle. I devoured every book and website that had ever been written on babies' sleep. I figured out what would work best for my daughter and our family and eventually, it worked! She began sleeping 12 hours a night and three solid naps throughout the day.

This sparked something within me. The deep desire to help other families give their child a full night’s sleep and have a place to feel heard and seek help specific to their needs.

I started talking about sleep training to anyone who would listen to me. I helped friends and family, and found myself offering input and advice on Facebook groups. At this point I had no idea that a sleep consulting certification even existed! As soon as I discovered it, I quickly signed up and became certified as a pediatric sleep consultant. 

From the moment I began my training, I knew this is what I was meant to do with my life. 

I quickly scaled my company and was able to leave my 13+ year career in corporate leadership when I replaced my income. I supported families from all over the world with improving their child's sleep in a way that felt aligned with their parenting style. 

In 2023, I got the incredible opportunity to take over The Cradle Coach and The Cradle Coach Academy from the amazing Melissa Perry who founded it. 

After receiving her own maternity, baby and toddler sleep consultant certification, and hiring, firing and rehiring certified pediatric sleep consultants, Melissa realized there were a few major things lacking in the industry: confident sleep consultants who had experience working with all different types of families, knowledge on all different types of methods - not just a one-size-fits-all approach - some understanding on the business of building a successful sleep consultant company, and support within their own communities of other like-minded consultants.

Melissa began to dream up The Cradle Coach Academy and with a clear vision, she built and launched the Academy in 2018.

So many women find themselves stuck in the daily grind of motherhood - cooking, cleaning, and changing diapers on repeat - but know they were made for more. They have a passion to help other tired families but don’t know where to begin. At The Cradle Coach Academy we offer online training courses in Baby + Toddler Sleep Consulting, Newborn Care Specialty, and Foster + Adoption Sleep Consulting to give women a way to have it all: a fulfilling career and the flexibility they need to keep their other job as a full-time mom.

We take the passion that’s within you, and help you create a successful sleep consultant company by training you with scientific knowledge, hands-on experience, and offering lifetime support.

Jenna Searby

I fel supported going through the coursework--any clarification needed was addressed. I felt supported working with my volunteer clients--when I was first in the trenches and applying the coursework. I felt supported talking through how the heck to start a business--one thing I never thought I would do. But, most importantly, I felt supported AFTER the program by TCCA and the amazing network of people who you will be connected to! Wherever you turn on this journey with TCCA, someone is there to help. I'm grateful.

This program rocks!

Brittany Sheehan

TCCA not only teaches the fundamentals of sleep, but also the client process and how to build and market your business - this was HUGE for me. I felt so much more confident in my ability to become a successful sleep consultant because of this additional guidance. I cannot recommend The Cradle Coach Academy more highly. I made back my investment in the program within one month, and am continuing to grow and learn each day.

I cannot recommend The Cradle Coach Academy more!

2-7 year old sleep guru, certified pediatric sleep consultant

karen winters

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, functional medicine expert

jessica royston

Certified Lactation Counselor and Registered nurse, specializing in Neonatal and Postpartum

behavioral coach in early childhood development

kerri d'amico

caley kukla

certified newborn care specialist, certified lactation consultant and baby & toddler sleep consultant

Marilyn banse

founder, Certified Maternity, Baby and Toddler Sleep Consultant and Newborn Care Specialist

Melissa perry

executive assistant to ceo & student cheerleader

Victoria parks

expert mentor & community support coach

Rachel fiorello

owner/CEO, certified baby and toddler sleep consultant

Marli Klaus

I get by with a little help from my friends.

The Team & Instructors

We want you to thrive in this journey and walk alongside you every step of the way. So the fun doesn’t have to stop once you graduate. By taking a certification course at The Cradle Coach Academy, you get access to some wonderful assets.

WHAT

YOU GET

as a member of the TCCA community

you have lifetime access to:

  • join our monthly expert workshops
  • ask questions and gain feedback from other members and experts in our private facebook group
  • join live community sessions
  • free continued education courses
  • We give you everything you need-from the legal documents, to the contracts, and wording on your website

Learn how it's possible for you to launch your sleep consulting business from the ground up in 3 months or less, whether you have a business background or not!

Discover how fulfilling and profitable it can be helping families get the sleep they need as a baby and toddler sleep consultant

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