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INTERVIEW

AMBER PUSHIE

THE INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW

How long have you been doing what you do, and how did you become and Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant?

To answer this question, it’s probably best that I share with you a defining moment, and a resulting “compelling story”, that brought me to where I am today – coaching parents like you on exactly what to do to develop a customized sleep plan and strategy that honours your little ones needs and helps them develop a more sound sleep schedule. That defining moment in my life happened in December of 2013.

I have two young boys and right from the get-go I knew our sleep was going to be impacted as our new roles as parents. My husband and I were clearly committed to honouring the strategy of assuring our child had and amazing sleep training experience. I thought I knew all I needed to know about eating and sleeping needs of a newborn…I read book after book and knew that mastering this work was going to be instrumental to all of our wellbeing. Around 3-4 weeks old, Dax was fighting everything and anything that you can think of. He was perpetually crying and it made me feel so defeated and depleted. Especially since I thought I had it all figured out!! I distinctly remember taking a video of this never ending crying little baby and sending it to my sister. My husband came home from his shift work and we made a BIG decision to try a bottle of formula. Insert gasp here!!! I was trying so hard to breastfeed and I thought that I was doing best by my baby to breastfeed. Insert emotional defeat! I thought I was not doing right by my baby to offer formula as we all know that “breast is best”. What I soon seen and realized, was that, what was best for my baby was not what I thought and I had to make some mindset changes. “My baby is ok to have formula, it’s not going to harm him in any way, and it’s ok that I am not being his sole provider!!” When we first gave Dax that first bottle, it was the very FIRST 3 hour stretch of sleep he had since joining our family!! We starting digging more into learning about sleep cue and hunger cues. When this goes unmanaged and child’s wake windows are unmanaged, things can roll off the tracks. I was reading books, but had no physical help to help us adapt this work to our specific family unit. Over the next 9 months, we worked and adjusted as best as we could to get our baby on a sleep schedule that benefited him and ultimately, my husband and I as well. There was a lot of learning and trial and error with Dax.

When I had my second baby, and we thought the path would be so much more clear…and it was! After we started sleep training, we could see the instant impact. Spencer was happier, more active and way more alert and ready to go! This was proof in the pudding – our little one’s life and well being was intensely increased by honouring the need for healthy sleep patterns. Heck – our entire family unit was more well rested and ready to be more present in our moments together. And to kick it off, it took us only two weeks instead of 9 months. BINGO!!

I had followed the Sleep Sense Program closely when I had Spencer and was floored that I could actually hire a sleep consultant and very quickly and clearly knew that I could walk this path and use my learning to deeply serve and honour the needs of parents just like me. When I enrolled in the Sleep Sense program, my second son was 4 months old and I left for the next training session in Sarasota Florida by the time Spencer was only 7 months old. BEST DECISION! As I went through this program I came to embrace the number one challenge with our babies and little ones was over-tiredness. I had worked on only two aspects in sleep training my babies and separated the two – nights and then days. In my work with Sleep Sense, it was about putting all of the pieces together along with understanding the guidelines of the wake time of our children. You hear about the circadian rhythm all the time.( But, I didn’t understand it until I met Dana)By understanding the natural dips in these rhythms and embracing and housing them helped me more clearly hone the skill of teaching my child how to sleep. Like teaching your child any new skill, like walking or swimming, they need help, guidance and practice in order for them to acquire the skill. I learned that I couldn’t sleep for my child and had to give them the gift of sleep by helping them develop and learn how to sleep on their own.

I often hear from my clients how simple the strategies that I teach and that they clearly just had no idea. I felt the exact same way. Once I heard and learned these things, it was like “LIGHTBULB, that makes so much sense but I had no idea!” This work is so deeply rooted in parental mindset. It’s not easy work to listen to your child cry, and while we aren’t promoting or suggesting “cry it out” method, I am helping parents learn to be the teachers and guides for their children and know how to identify the cues they are giving us. As parents, we often simply want to soothe our child and just get them calm. However, we are often doing them a disservice by not trying to more deeply understand and embrace what they might actually be trying to communicate with us.

I was so transformed by this work and started teaching parents how they can do the same. I’ve watched their sleep training take root, their children develop new patterns and their family units thrive too! I have since made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my professional life to helping other parents develop a customized plan and strategy that honours your child’s need and help them develop a more sound sleep schedule. Life is Sweet with Sleep and we all engage and learn when our minds and bodies have time to recuperate. Sleep does this for us. Since then, I’ve worked with many private clients, spoken in front of countless groups: I am living my dream of being a sleep consultant, working from home and spending time with my family. I have created a series of packages that help each and every family to help them achieve the gift of sleep with their little ones no matter what their age is.

Who are your Clients?

I work with family’s just like yours who are struggling to find balance and sleep. Exhausted parents trying to teach their little ones how to sleep while honouring their own family values and reaching to achieve their sleep goals with high level 1:1 coaching.

What makes you different from other Sleep Consultants and Coaches?

Although we will all want what is best for you and your family, you receive me as your confidence, mindset and cheerleading coach. I will be guiding you every step of the way and teaching you everything I can about infant and toddler sleep. You will gain the confidence, knowledge and empowerment you need to successfully guide and teach your little one how to sleep peacefully and independently. What that means to you is that you get a “wise-confident-meets-kick-butt” authentic sleep consultant who listens, guides and teaches you one on one so you aren’t having so much guess work. I provide inspiration, education, love, compassion and understanding.

I am concerned with how to get you and your little one sleeping and sleeping as quickly as we can. I am very open and honest and I believe that even if some things are hard for us to hear, we still need to hear them. I won’t hide anything from you. I have you and your little ones best interest as my top priority. The truth about what’s standing in your way of success and how to get rid of it fast so you can start seeing results in record time.(and I’ll throw in a healthy dose of humour and inspiration, which always helps) We all need a little help, encouragement and guidance, so even when we are exhausted and have a huge sleep debt, we can make the best of it!

What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?

The “Life is Sweet with Sleep” programs were created for parents who are absolutely excited and dead serious about achieving the gift of sleep for their family. It means not running around all day and night beating yourself up and saying “I just don’t know what to do anymore to get my baby to sleep”, “I’ve tried everything and read every book out there and it’s not working for us” and “ I just don’t want to struggle day and night to get my baby happily to sleep”. This was created for you to put systems in place within a few weeks (sometimes days), which will lead you to having a sleeping baby day and night and you too will have the sleep you need to conquer your day. You will know when your little one is tired and ready for bedtime or nap time and be able to distinguish your baby’s needs for eating, playing and sleeping.

Being a sleep deprived parent myself, I’m known to work best with other sleep deprived parents, people who are committed to their success no matter what. Who are super – ready to get going and just want to know exactly what steps to take to get their little one sleeping. My clients often tell me – “just tell me what to do and I’ll do it!!” Consider what you’ll do with me to gain your sleep back with everything you need to know about your little one’s sleep. You will be expected to take serious and consistent action. No excuses, just a very positive way of thinking and full on support while you achieve your incredibly exciting goal of SLEEP for you and your little one.

For what type of clients are your programs NOT going to work?

Please know that I’m very selective in who I work with and I cherry-pick my clients, choosing to (gently) turn away people who aren’t suited for my programs and won’t get the results for which they would have signed up for. (It wouldn’t be fair to them.) The Life is Sweet with Sleep programs are NOT for those who have no money coming in and are absolutely, financially desperate, at least not right away. It’s been my experience that people in financial crisis do not trust the recommendations I give them and do not do the work (probably because they spend so much time worrying about where they are going to get next month’s rent check or mortgage payment) If you fall within this category, it’s absolutely OK. We’ve all been in times of financial crisis at one point or another. Do yourself (2) favours:

1. Get some money coming in with a full or part-time job at the very least, then call me. This will take the edge off and provide a little more peace of mind. Mostly, it will de-clutter your mind enough to focus on your Life is Sweet with Sleep game plan. Once you start 2. Sign up for my free Top 5 Tips over email and request to join my Life is Sweet with Sweet Facebook group. This free information will get you started towards your goals until you’re ready to work with me one-on-one.

Doing these two things will really help you get primed for our work. When you’re ready, call me and we’ll get you started. (I’m in no rush and will be here when you need me.) Other types of personalities I won’t work with (without exception) are the whiner or the chronic skeptic, as well as individuals who constantly make excuses for not getting their assignments done or challenging every aspect of the program. If you are one of these people, I gently and respectfully ask that you not call and I hope you understand why. We’ll probably just not work well together and I wouldn’t want you to waste your time or money. Is that fair?

What exactly is Life is Sweet with Sleep system and what does it include?

Life is Sweet with Sleep begins with understanding your and your little ones sleep needs. We work together to get your family on the right track and sleeping happily and peacefully.

Does this really work?

Yes! The result of our work is an approach to shifting your mindset and acknowledging your and your child’s sleep needs and achieving your sleep goals. When you follow my program and guidance, you will see a huge shift in not only your child’s sleep, but their daily well being. You will see your child sleep, learn more, engage more and adapt to everyday challenges with more ease.

Check out some amazing testimonials from other parents that have been through the challenges you are facing and have taken action to have a sleeping family. ( https://www.facebook.com/amberpushiesleep/ on Facebook or visit http://www.amberpushiesleep.com )

What results can I expect?

You can expect to:

Can I contact some of your former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?

Yes, I encourage you to! Please go to my client testimonials page on my website at www.amberpushiesleep.com or on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/amberpushiesleep/ and read them all. See which ones you feel drawn to, either because they are going through the same type of situation as you or they got the results you want to get too!

How quickly can I expect results?

That all depends on you and your little one and how well you follow your plan and my guidance. Some families see instant results within the first few nights, and other families find that their little one is stronger willed and it takes them longer. My programs are designed by age and goals and you should see amazing results within 2 to 3 weeks of implementing your new plan. Never be discouraged if your little one takes more time than another little one. We work together to make sure we are doing everything we need to, to move forward and get your family sleeping.

How can I guarantee myself that I will get results in record time?

Do all of your homework. Follow your plan. Listen to my guidance. Be committed. Understand that this is a process, a proven one, that works if you take action and implement all of the steps. All of my clients who have diligently applied every step of “Life is Sweet with Sleep” programs have seen incredible transformations in their little ones sleep and in their family dynamics in as little as 2 to 3 weeks(sometimes in as little as 2-3 days), which is much less time than they would have or had already tried on their own. I only want what is best for you and your little one and to see you all succeed.

Amber Pushie, based on everything that I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to work with and guide me to sleep success. What are my options for getting started with you?

Congratulations on making the decision for sleep success!! I am happy to work with you to achieve your sleep goals. The best way to work with me and my Life is Sweet with Sleep Program is to book your Free Discovery Call right now!
https://BookwithAmberPushie.as.me/DCAmberPushie

Let’s get you:

AND, Achieving the life long skill of independant healthy sleep

Ok, I’m ready to do this for our family, but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I call you?

Good! Sounds like you’re ready to be pulled into your future! Yes, if you have a couple of questions, just email me at amberpushiesleep@gmail.com or send me a private message through my Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/amberpushiesleep/ or book your Free Discovery Call with me through my website www.amberpushiesleep.com https://BookwithAmberPushie.as.me/DCAmberPushie and I’ll be happy to walk you through the different options to see which ones will be the very best for you and your little one. I can’t wait to see you and your little one sleeping and I am honoured to be the one to help you. Let’s get going!

Cheers to Life is Sweet with Sleep, Xoxo Amber