Meet Jaci Finneman

Founder of Hello World - No-Problem Parenting

Jaci Finneman is passionate about helping parents become confident leaders for their kids, find happiness in their day-to-day routine and bring peace back into their homes.  Her experience runs deep. She started her career as a para-professional for children with developmental disabilities.  A few years later she was hired by Caritas, a non-profit agency that supports children with physical and emotional needs.  During her tenure, she became a Personal Care Attendant for a 10-year-old child diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD).


Intrigued by the diagnosis, she studied and shadowed therapeutic parents and therapists who specialized in the disorder while working full time with the family for more than a year.  This experience set the foundation for Jaci’s career.  Jaci is a Parent Coach, Parenting Strategist and a Leader. For 20 years she was an In-Home Family Counselor and Program Coordinator at Greater Minnesota Family Services where she led a successful, value-driven team and launched multiple new children’s mental health programs.

Because of her unique experience, Jaci is highly sought after to coach families affected by Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). These children are some of the toughest imaginable.  Her success with parents and children affected by trauma and RAD inspired her to broaden her reach and share her 30 years of experience with parents facing any level of resistance and behavior issues in their home. 

Jaci’s down to earth, authentic and relatable personality adds light, hope and clarity for her clients.  

Jaci has over 35,000 hours of experience
coaching parents.

She lives in St. Augusta, MN with her husband Eric and
their son Andrew.

Jaci started Hello World, LLC in 2013.


“My coaching is parent-focused. Parents are their own child’s expert. I am here to empower them, to help them help their child.”                                   – Jaci Finneman

What is parent coaching?

You’ve heard of life coaching and career coaching.  Enter parent coaching – a program dedicated to parents that offers alternative perspectives around family situations.  Parent coaching uncovers strategies to shift behavior and family dynamics. It helps single parents, couples, or a parent navigating a difficult divorce, achieve their parenting goals. I coach on how to survive and thrive the day-to-day behaviors that a resistant or withdrawn child might throw at you. I'll help you get to the root of the problems in your home and then teach you strategies for how to respond to your kids while improving your trusting relationships with them.

Parent coaching is not clinical therapy. It’s not designed to delve into complicated family dynamics of the past, or work through crisis.  Jaci’s years of experience have made her very astute to knowing if a family needs to transition to professional clinical help- she can (and will) assist in arranging that move.  Many therapists refer their clients to Jaci for preliminary evaluation, to prepare them for and get the most out of traditional therapy.