Night Coach Certification Program - About the Instructors

Andrea Strang

Andrea Strang is a mother of three, a trained Gentle Sleep Consultant, Educator, and author. She did her training in a variety of programs, including;  Holistic Sleep Coaching, Gentle Sleep Coach, Naturally Nurturing, Infant Sleep Educator, Infant Mental Health Training, CBT for Insomnia, and Sleep:Neurobiology & Society.

She has spent the past 8 years training and mentoring Sleep Consultants and Night Coaches around the world and has written 3 books related to infant and child sleep.

Andrea started her sleep practice in 2004 after supporting families as a Birth and Postpartum Doula. In that time, she has helped over 10,000 families get better sleep. She also has extensive hands-on experience working with babies throughout the night (over 10,000 hours), which has given her unique learning experiences and perspective that many sleep experts lack. Read more about Andrea’s training, experience and philosophy here. Andrea is the author of Gentle Night Weaning the Kinder Way, The Kinder Method, and co-author with Jen Varela of Loved to Sleep.

Her private sleep consultant practice is based in Ontario, Canada. She has worked with families throughout Canada and around the world.


Tracy Spackman headshotTracy Spackman

Tracy Spackman is a trained and certified Gentle Sleep Coach for parents of babies, toddlers, and children ages 4 months to 8 years old. She is featured as a Best Sleep Consultant in the US through Tuck and leads trainings for the Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona (ITMHCA). A compassionate and empathetic mother of five, Tracy has been helping thousands of families all over the world get better sleep since 2013.

Tracy is originally from Canada and currently loves the Arizona sun. She has personally experienced most of the scenarios she consults, and can therefore empathize with sleep deprivation and the desire to offer your baby a gentle and responsive solution. Tracy is passionate about all things family and it is her goal to help mothers and Coaches to be the best they can be. Tracy is also a collaborator of the Toddler and Preschool Toolkit.