Graceful Beginnings Vanessa Grace Cornoni

Bethesda, MD
Certified Since 2019


  • Sleep Consultant

About Me

My journey in this field began when I was overwhelmed as a new parent, struggling to understand how to get my daughter to sleep. Desperate for answers, I diligently researched sleep strategies. Over time, I applied what I learned, first to my daughter, and then a few years later to my son, followed by my second daughter. I successfully helped my children establish good sleep habits very early on, something that didn’t go unnoticed by my friends with children of their own. After years of friends urging me to start a business helping others do what I have done so well with my children, I finally did! I am also extremely passionate about the importance of breastfeeding. I nursed each of my three children for a full year, however watched many of my friends struggle. I became a Certified Lactation Counselor with the hope of helping others have the wonderful experience I had. I formed Graceful Beginnings to coach and support parents across the country in achieving better sleep and feeding for their little ones. I am an advocate for pediatric sleep and the benefits of sleep training on maternal health. This job warms my heart every day—helping families with young children thrive. My approach is “client-led,” meaning I work with families using customized methods that feel comfortable for them. Customer service is and always has been of the utmost importance to me. I am a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant through the Institute of Pediatric Sleep & Parenting as well as an active member of the International Association of Sleep Consultants. I am a Certified Lactation Counselor(CLC) through the Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding. Prior to founding Graceful Beginnings, I spent 20 years working with the restaurant industry in Washington, DC. I’m a Boston College graduate with a degree in Marketing.