Rebekah Nanfria

Professional Certified Coach

Prior to becoming a coach, Rebekah worked 20+ years as a professional actor. She coaches an array of clients with a strong focus on working parents. She is certified in The Gottman Institute's Bringing Baby Home program. Rebekah lives in Simsbury, CT, with her husband, Michael, and their two boys.

What advice would you give your new parent self?

There is no “best way" to parent, so don’t make “doing it right” your focus. Instead, set yourself on being present in each day and believe your instincts. Kids change rapidly and unpredictably. Trying to control everything and/or holding on too tightly will cause frustration and grief, but letting go and trusting love will bring growth, fun, possibility and deeper relationships.

What three words best describe your style as a coach?

Encouraging, playful and direct

What’s your favorite form of self-care?

Napping. For me, sleep is the great reset button.


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