Hi, I’m Brandie.
I know exactly how it feels, trying to navigate the rough waters of new parenthood. There are so many things no one warns you about. The lack of sleep, for one.
The intense ways you are triggered by your baby’s insatiable needs, cries, and judgements from others. You have these fierce, protective instincts that sometimes clash with what popular media and others are telling you to do.
Then there is figuring out who you are now, and what your life looks like now that you carry the responsibility of raising a human.
If you are a parent finding yourself in a state of exhaustion, overwhelm and confusion, I am here to help!
Parenting can be totally crazy-making.
I have been there myself, and have since dedicated my entire business around providing education, tools and caring ears to hear parents without judgement and give YOU the validation you’re seeking from a place of empowered confidence.
I can help you figure out LIFE–and coach you in creating one that feels authentic and meets your needs monetarily, as well as emotionally.
“Live life with Love” is my motto and mission – and if that resonates with you, you are in the right place.
I do not believe everyone must live their lives according to some template dictated by mass media. My philosophy is rooted in attachment theory, with the understanding that the first three years are the most critical in setting the stage for a lifetime of mental health.
My approach respects your small child’s very real and valid needs, while using a variety of tools to ensure your health and wellness while you meet the demands of early parenting. I offer parent coaching as an alternative to sleep training (I do not endorse leaving a baby or toddler to “cry-it-out”). I ask parents the powerful questions to help them make those tough decisions, and help them build up the competencies required in themselves to successfully manage their brand new world.
Through improved stress management, flexibility, self-care, and a good understanding about infant and child development, instead of feeling in crisis, you will have used the challenges of new parenthood as a powerful catalyst of spiritual growth.
I have worked in the health and wellness industry for 15 years, helping clients feel like the best version of themselves. I also have a background in human resources where I coached employees to define their strengths, play to them and create dream opportunities. I am still very passionate about this subject and offer parent coaching in this area as well.
I created my programs and methods by combining what I have learned in their fields of health and nutrition, social sciences, adult learning, psychology, affirmations and the law of attraction. I have studied psychodynamic psychotherapy, and am certified in the coaching specialties of family nutrition, attachment parenting, and emotional intelligence. A lifetime certified Dr. Sears Health Coach, I am the President of Attachment Parenting Canada, and co-creator of the Infant Sleep Educator certification in partnership with bebo mia. inc.
I would recommend working with her for absolutely anything.
I took Brandie’s Infant Sleep Educator Certification Training and have been more than impressed with every single part of the offering. I take every opportunity to learn more from her.
It truly is an ongoing supportive learning environment as she continues to support the students long after the modules are complete. With her case by case support as we enter the clientele world she is shaping us into understanding, respectful, and knowledgable sleep educators.
I would recommend working with her for absolutely anything. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to do so and look forward to making many more such opportunities throughout my career. Thank you endlessly Brandie!!
Do not hesitate to work with Brandie! She is wonderful!
I reached out to Brandie after 2 failed attempts at sleep training with a sleep training coach who was supposed to be “gentle”. My son was around 15 months the first time, the experience of him fighting and screaming was just awful and heartbreaking. We thought he needed to go through the torture of sleep training in order to get the sleep he needed.
After 6 nights of trying, and after feeling like the sleep trainer was frustrated with me for having concern for my son and the process, I found Brandie. And thank god I did. First of all she came to our house and met my son in person, she was kind and grounded and comforting and authentic. I never felt she was trying to convince me of anything, but rather she was there to see me and support me. She is so well informed in terms of the amount of research and science that backs up my initial impulse about sleep training and behaviour modification.
After meeting Brandie I felt lighter, I felt more grounded and I felt more equipped to deal with the challenges of an infant/toddler who does not sleep consistently. I can finally trust and enjoy the choices I’m making for my family. Brandie’s approach really resonated with me, and I felt she really considered my own preferences and situation when giving me a very detailed sleep plan. Do not hesitate to work with Brandie! She is wonderful!
Brandie was an exceptional leader in our Infant Sleep Educator training program
Brandie was an exceptional leader in our Infant Sleep Educator training program with Bebo Mia. I was so impressed at her knowledge base with regards to all things infant development, attachment, and sleep. Because of her I feel more confident in helping the families in my care, and supporting them through challenging times with their little ones. Brandie truly cares for each and every family she works with, as well as, the professionals she mentors.
Brandie’s living her purpose and it shows in all the details of her work and life.
Brandie’s living her purpose and it shows in all the details of her work and life. Her perspective on raising children, growing families and ourselves is honest, compassionate and real and she’s able to translate her knowingness and experience into tangible gifts that make you inspired to change the hard stuff and empowered to look at the bits that went under the rug.
It was such a gift to be armed with the knowledge beforehand.
We attended the Dream with Me Art and Science of Infant Sleep class when we were pregnant with our son Gavin. It was such a gift to be armed with the knowledge beforehand. I constantly find myself remembering phrases Brandie said in class and this brings some positive energy into the tough moments! Now as our son grows, we have Brandie’s ongoing support and encouragement. It isn’t always easy to parent at night, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank you Brandie for helping us see what is truly important in parenting and teaching us how to invest in our son to bring out the best in all of us!
To say that Brandie helped me find myself as a mother is an understatement.
I was looking for someone to guide me through sleep training when my son turned 4 months and I was exhausted and all these baby books were really confusing and stressing me out even more. All I knew was that I did not want to sleep train my child and did not want to traumatize him with crying, but I was looking for support and guidance in helping my son sleep easier.
Brandie helped me accept my new role as a mother, something I think every new mom goes through and identifies with at some point. She focused on me rather than my baby, which is something no sleep trainer does these days.
To say that Brandie helped me find myself as a mother is an understatement. If you want to start loving yourself as a mother, learn to read your baby’s needs, and be in control of the important aspects of your life, then do yourself a favour and hire Brandie and I promise you will not regret it.
I cannot say enough good things about her course and program.
Brandie has an incredible knowledge of infant sleep that is based in science and research. She is an amazing and knowledgeable sleep educator who advocates for both parents and babies and supports families to make informed decisions around healthy sleep for their family. She has created a phenomenal (and very inspirational) course to certify others to become Infant Sleep Educators and spread the word about normal, healthy infant sleep behaviors. She is actively involved in answering questions and supporting her students so that they get a really deep understanding of the material that is presented. I cannot say enough good things about her course and program. Thank you 🙂
I am so honoured to have Brandie as a mentor through my journey as a Sleep Educator.
Brandie is very knowledgeable when it comes to the science of infant sleep and not only how to support babies but the whole family. She is very compassionate and nurturing. Brandie has been a very professional and attentive instructor and provides clear and helpful responses in a timely manner. I am so honoured to have Brandie as a mentor through my journey as a Sleep Educator.
If you have a chance to take a class with Brandie, I would highly recommend you go for it!
I met Brandie through the Infant Sleep Educator course with Bebo Mia. She is such a fountain of knowledge! She is up to date on all the current research, and shares her knowledge in such a kind, thoughtful, non-judgemental way. The guidance and support she offers her students is amazing! She can often be found online, coaching her students through challenging scenarios. If you have a chance to take a class with Brandie, I would highly recommend you go for it!
Not only did you make me feel cared for, and supported but you never made me feel silly about all the questions I had.
When my usually perfect sleeper decided that bed time would be pm instead of I started considering cry it out after all, most of my friends have done it and they seemed to be getting lots of sleep. Since I had gone back to work I also felt the pressure to have baby-free work time in the evening, so trust me, baby and I were both feeling the stress. After about 7 nights I caved and called out for advice and you were there for me.
When you took time out of your busy schedule to talk to me for over an hour not only did you make me feel cared for, and supported but you never made me feel silly about all the questions I had. I felt like your advice came from a place of understanding and loved that you let me feel relaxed and empowered, rather than giving me a list of things to do. I truly felt like being happy, relaxed, and normal was just what I needed. Thanks again for all of your knowledge and support, I really appreciate it!
Without Brandie’s generous and FAST support, I know my story would have been quite different
In a word, Brandie Hadfield is a very GENEROUS person. She opened her heart to me and my family and helped us find a solution that best fit our particular situation. Highly intuitive, she instinctively knew, I think, what type of support I needed and what I needed to hear. My husband and I were not on the same page when it came to our little boy’s sleeping (or lack thereof!) and Brandie helped us get through and gave us the resources and strategies we needed to piece together our ever-changing plan. My husband eventually came to not only accept but to actually love the time he had with our son at bedtime and started calling him “his little falling-asleep buddy”.
It is not an exaggeration to say that Brandie is one of the people who helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life. Sleep deprivation is a dangerous state to be in, and without Brandie’s generous and FAST support, I know my story would have been quite different. I was caught between my instincts (don’t let him cry!) and what my body and mind could handle… I needed to find some balance. My son is sleeping right now… let me go get some sleep too… 😉 Thanks Brandie. (By the way, for those reading, it’s not a lie, it really DOES get better…hang in there.)
Things are much better now after implementing the plan you made us.
We really appreciated the help you gave us. You were super reassuring and comforting, especially at a time when I was feeling like I was being badly judged as a mom by some people because my daughter wasn’t what some would call a good sleeper.
Things are much better now after implementing the plan you made us. Thank you for all your hard work making this for us!
“Why won’t you just GO. TO. SLEEP?!”
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