Praise

Praise and gratutude from students on the Gentle Venture's Cours
Reviews. See what students have to say about the Gentle Venture’s course.  Please click here for a list of our students.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your loyalty and these kind words of praise. 

 

June 2016

Hi Nancy,

Thank you so much! I really enjoyed your class. The information about the DHA, mineral oil and other chemicals in topicals were very interesting and new to me. In addition, I loved how evidence based your information was about swaddling. I found it very useful!

Thank you again! I am recommending another person to take your course. She should be taking it within the next few months once she finishes her other certification. She is also a Registered Nurse.

Vanessa RN

May 2016

I just wanted to give praise to someone in this group who has been so unselfish, and so brutally honest with me, someone who over the last 8 yrs has answered every email, every phone call or text, has been a wealth of knowledge and never passes judgement on anyone. She is fair and respectful, doesn’t play games and wont put up with drama. She guides her students not out of obligation but because she wants to see them succeed. She has made me laugh and made me cry but most importantly she has made me realize who I am in this profession. That person is Nancy! Thank you for all you do and for believing in me. I look forward to working with you as we rock out the classes. Cannot wait to learn more!

Katie Morin

March 2016

Hi Nancy,
I just finished watching the Online Sleeping Training Course. LOVED IT!!!I A learned so much! Thank you so much!!
You are the Best and Funnyyy!!!?
 I had so much fun watching the video.
Thank you again!!
Vera

 

Oct 2015

“I love the experience I got with Nancy’s course for aspiring Newborn Care Specialists ( Gentle Ventures).  It is full of information, and really helped me feel confident that I could do a great job helping new parents with their Newborns. She is a no-nonsense, lovely, extremely experienced individual who gives her students a strong sense of security as well as a great base of knowledge. She is also very willing to help her students develop their businesses, network, and succeed. We shared some wonderful memories in her class as well as her hospitality in her home.”

Zadie

 

August 2015

I took your one on one class August 4-6 of 2015, and it was compelling!  I understand how it could have easily gone into another day.  I have raised 3 children to adulthood and been around countless babies throughout my 50 plus years, but the up to date information you constantly provided left me in awe.  All the support, and confidence you showed in me was so personable, you truly have a gift.  Talk about getting my money’s worth! Your course truly covers this field from one end to the other, top to bottom, and still you seemed to be constantly updating it with the latest information!  I can’t wait to get started with my internship, and with all the tools and resources provided, I got this!  Your amazing, keep inspiring, your so much more than a teacher/ICS!
Blessings,

Chauna

 May 2015

Nancy’s course for aspiring Newborn Care Specialists (through her company Gentle Ventures) is full of information, and really helped me feel confident as I started working with parents of new babies. She is a no-nonsense, extremely experienced individual who surely gives her clients and students a strong sense of security as well as a great base of knowledge. She is also very willing to help her students develop their businesses, network, and succeed.

Rachel

 May 2015  One on one class

Thank you so much for spending the last three days with me and sharing all your wonderful baby knowledge with me! I am so glad I decided to make the trip and not just watch the videos. It was so valuable to be able to ask questions as they came up and to be assured that I understood the concept and the information around the topic we were discussing.

Robyn

 April 2015 – concerning the in-person class:

Highly recommended! Class and lodging as well! I had an amazing time! Nancy is just the best of the best! Would take her class over and over again. There is always something new to learn! I’ve taken it already twice! So glad I also stayed at her house last time. She is just marvelous
Mia

 

 

April 2015

I know you are a busy woman, but I just want to quickly say that so far the positive reviews about you have been absolutely true. Thank you for your prompt, interested responses. This is a jewel of a course, and it seems to reflect the person you are.

Have a good, blessed day.

Debbie 

March 2015 (former student class of 2012)

 

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Nancy! I truly appreciate all of your very thorough input and you taking the time to help me. I feel much more confident in my approach now and have some golden nuggets of wisdom for them (and myself for future clients) now that I want sure of before speaking with you.

Thank you once again for all of your help an support!
Casey

May 2014

Thank you Nancy! Honestly your professional response time is always greatly respected and appreciated.  Funny same name

Nancy

 April 2014

Thank you so much for the opportunity to learn from you – I have honestly enjoyed all of these classes and plan on continuing my education in this field.

I want to give a ‘BIG THANK YOU” to Nancy for taking the time out to help and provide me with a new and well written professional Baby Nurse/Newborn Care Specialist Contract. Working with Nancy on this contract was better than working with a lawyer. I specifically came to Nancy for help as she has experienced all the ins and outs as a veteran NCS herself and has put it all in a contract. Nancy is very easy to work with and patient, she answered all of my questions and concerns as well as asked me questions making sure that all of my I’s where dotted and T’s crossed and added my specifications before finalizing my contract. And in turn I received great advice and a fantastic contract. Whether you’re a veteran or new NCS, Baby Nurse, Nanny or other domestic independent professional you’re never to experienced to seek advice and help. A professional contract will greatly benefit you not just as an experienced Newborn Specialist but as a “Professional Business Newborn Specialist-one who takes their chosen career seriously. I have the utmost respect for Nancy and trust in her words and wisdom. I greatly appreciate her kindness, help and blessed to know her.Cheers : )

Makita

 April 2015

I haven’t worked with her regarding contracts, but have come to her for advice and questions on other topics. She’s amazing! And YES, I agree – super patient!! I’ve asked her several questions, and she’s never complained…ever!

Robin

 March 2015 Facebook comment:
Nancy is simply amazing and I had a one on one class with her cuz I was the only one there but I can’t imagine how great it’ll be with a whole bunch of people hope you have a great time
Janie
i totally agree, Janie! Nancy is really awesome. I also took her class one one one a few years ago.  (Marie is re-taking the class with the group class)
Maria

 March 2015 (former student class of 2012)

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Nancy! I truly appreciate all of your very thorough input and you taking the time to help me. I feel much more confident in my approach now and have some golden nuggets of wisdom for them (and myself for future clients) now that I want sure of before speaking with you.

Thank you once again for all of your help and support!
Casey

May 2014

Thank you Nancy! Honestly your professional response time is always greatly respected and appreciated.  Funny same name and same work ethic I figure if I always do my best, then I’m personally confident I’ve done all I can. It’s been great learning your policies and ethics match up to mine as well.

Jessica 

April 2014

Thank you so much for the opportunity to learn from you – I have honestly enjoyed all of these classes and plan on continuing my education in this field.

Brenda 

March 2014

Even though I have been a newborn care giver for fifteen years and cared for 65 sets of twins and countless singles and preemies I know without a doubt your course taught me a few new things. I never did sleep training before and I am happy to say thanks to your course I was able to get the baby sleeping 8-10 hours a night in a 10 week period.

After taking your course I gained more confidence and zest for my job. Loving babies is easy. Thank you for what you do and my now favorite thing to say to my moms is “if you do something three times in a row it becomes a habit. ”
Also it has been nice to know that I can reach out to you if I really need to. I take your manual with me everywhere I go.

Robyn 

 March 2014
I just finished the last class in the Introduction classes. Being a nanny for 6 years, I really didn’t think I’d learn very much, to be honest. I’ve learned so much, and am looking forward to the next one!

Carolyn

 March 2014
I just want to say “Thank You” for what I have learned from you when I took your classes.   Also, I enjoy being on the fb page daily.   I had worked before as a newborn caregiver and I must say if I had known then what I know now I would have been more knowledgeable.  I made it through and the jobs went great .  Now, I can go forward with more knowledge.  I have learned how to sleep train and talking with people here in my state they think I’m crazy that kids will sleep 12 hours.   Now, I’m on a soapbox.  I just wanted to say “Thanks” you for your help and continued help is much appreciated.

I have finished 6 and 7 and would like to move on. I really love these classes and I am so happy I decided to take them!

Robin 

Feb. 2014
By the way, the classes are wonderful! I feel like you’re literally right in front of me, teaching me in person. I’ve been a nanny for 6 years, and have worked with many newborns (I’m also a mom myself!). I’ve also volunteered for a local hospital, calling and visiting with new moms and their babies. But still, I’m learning so many things! I’m so excited to share information with the family I currently nanny for, as well as families in the future when I become a Newborn Care Specialist.

Mariama

Nov 2013

I think I’m very lucky to find Gentle Ventures and look forward to a long-lasting relationship.  Thank you so much for the knowledge and skills!!!

Gigi

Nov 2013
Thank you for all support and wisdom. Thank for the friendship and coaching you are the best.

Amy

 Nov 2013
I finished Class 1 and am ready for access to Class 2. I really love your teaching style – very easy to follow along. I was worried about audio teaching at first, but coupled with the other resources you have (manual, blog, videos), I think this couldn’t be any better.

Jan

 

Oct 2013

I’m VERY impressed with your program!

Madeline

 Oct 2013
I have been in Paris and Belgium all this time and will be back in the States in about 10 days.  I wanted to let you know that class 9 became very touching and emotional for me. It made me realize that it could happen to me while I am taking care of a baby. I guess one never wants to think to have to face that reality!!! I also appreciated what you said on natural and homeopathic remedies. I completely agree with you that it is the only choice for a baby. I, myself, am very aware of what I use on my skin or in my body.

Even with my experience, I am so glad that I have taken your classes as I feel they have already been helping me in this job that I have right now in Paris 5 days a week on a 24 hour schedule, visiting my family in Belgium on weekends.

Cheryl

Sept 2013
After 30 years in the business I thought I new almost everything, but taking your class has really opened my eyes. I am learning a lot, thanks you so much.

Suzette

 Sept 2013

Thank you so much for giving such wonderful classes. I enjoyed them, and I learned so much. Thank you also for always replying so promptly, I can imagine how busy you are with looking after newborns and replying to emails.

Renee

 Aug 2013
I have to say Class 3 (regarding the formula) astounded me and disgusted me. I had no idea the FDA does not regulate infant formula!!! I am so thankful I nursed my first daughter for a year and my 2nd daughter is 9 months and will nurse her for a year. I am so thankful my girls have never had formula!!! Wow I never really studied formula in the detail that you have provided (because I never had to) but that was a huge eye opener! And the portion regarding the DHA …how it is used for marketing purposes…I was shocked. But it was so informative and full of research that would be so time consuming without this course. So thank you.

Madeleine

 

Aug. 2013
I finished class 4,5,6 and 7. All so informative. I really appreciated the class on ethics as you covered every subjects and every possible scenarios. I have received your guide which is absolutely AMAZING !!!!!!! You have accomplished an unbelievable task. I only had time to go over it sparsely but I cannot wait to go through it completely. As I listened to your classes, I have jotted down a few questions for you but I will wait to go over the guide and my notes again before sending them to you. I still want to view some of the videos that you made available on your blog.