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Lucy Shrimpton

Female Founder Spotlight: Lucy Shrimpton

5 March 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder

IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Lucy Shrimpton
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Lucy Shrimpton

Lucy Shrimpton is one of the world’s leading child sleep experts, founder of The Sleep Nanny® and The Sleep Nanny Academy™ and author of The Sleep Nanny System. She has helped thousands of tired parents and children around the world to win bedtime battles and finally gain the gift of a good night’s sleep. 

Lucy is an author, speaker, trainer and mother of two who knows first hand what it’s like to feel extreme sleep deprivation and face challenges with infant sleep. Lucy’s extensive learning in sleep consulting are accredited by The Royal College of Nursing and The Royal College of Paediatric & Child Health. 

Through The Sleep Nanny Academy™ Lucy trains people to become certified sleep consultants and continues to mentor in her graduate programme, helping individuals start and grow their own very successful businesses from scratch. Over the past two decades, Lucy has built two six figure businesses – one that she has now sold and the other that she still runs to this day – The Sleep Nanny. 

What would you love to share to encourage other women to start their own business?

You get one shot at this life and if you know you have something special to share with the world, a business that allows you to become everything you have the potential to be, you must not waste that! We all have the ability to create the business and life of our dreams and usually we just need to get out of our own way and do it!

IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Lucy Shrimpton
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Lucy Shrimpton

What are your top 5 tips for entrepreneurial success?

Spend money to save time rather than spending time to save money – So many entrepreneurs in the startup stages will burn themselves out trying to do everything in the business and it’s just going to make for slow progress and harsh lessons. Invest in the support you need to scale and grow the business you envision

Have courage! Successful entrepreneurs take risks and learn from mistakes. If you wait until all the stars align or wait for some sort of certainty before making a move, you’ll never do anything significant.

Resilience and persistence are important character traits. Success comes to those who hold on when everyone else gives up!

Take care of you. It is far too common for entrepreneurs to pour very drop of themselves into their business and forget to look after themsleves.

Master your mindset! Success is 80% mindset and only 20% strategy. Self belief is vital and it will improve as your competence builds your confidence. There is no room for negativity or excuses in entrepreneurship. You find a way and you make it happen!

Who are the 5 women who inspire you the most?

Marie Forleo

Carrie Green

Rachel Hollis

Arianna Huffington

JK Rowling

What is your favourite saying/inspirational quote?

“I can and I will, watch me”