Jo Futerman, ACG
Qualifications and Achievements:
I am a professionally trained and Certified ADHD & Life Coach. I received my certification the ADD Coach Academy (ACG & AACC), the only comprehensive ADHD coach training program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), and from the ICF, the governing body of the coaching profession,
I am a graduate of the Advanced Coaching Program of ADD Coach Academy, and JST Coach Training for Coaching Teens and College Students with ADHD.
I began my coaching practice almost 10 years ago. In that time, I have continued on a path of personal growth and development. As part of this journey, I completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and committed to a daily meditation practice. The benefits of this practice were truly life changing! My professional trainings in mindfulness include certifications from the Meditation Teacher Training Program with Dr. Deborah Norris of the Mindfulness Center, and from Mindfulness Based Interventions for Children and Teens with Dr. Christopher Willard.
I’ve worked with a broad range of individuals— from students, to professionals, to entrepreneurs, to stay at home moms and dads— many of whom struggle with challenges often associated with Attention Deficit Disorder, or “overactive minds”. An integral part of the work that I do with my clients is in developing a practice of mindfulness! Our work together has empowered them to make positive change in their lives!
I serve on the Executive Board of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) of Nassau County, and am a facilitator for the adult support groups.
I am a member of CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD), ACO (ADHD Coaches Organization), ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) and Long Island ADHD Professionals Consortium.
For more information on my Life Coaching, ADHD Coaching and Meditation teaching services, contact me for a complimentary phone consultation!
Here’s the good news! You’ve found your way to my website! You’re probably ready to take a step toward positive change! I look forward to hearing from you!
Roslyn Heights, New York, USA
Appointments available in person, phone or video call
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Friday: Consultation Only |Saturday & Sunday: Closed
My Personal Life:
I have been happily married for 30 years. We have 3 terrific children (including a wonderful stepdaughter who came into my life when I met my husband over 30 years ago) and two beautiful twin grandsons. As the parent of an adult child with ADHD, I know the challenges that a parent faces. I also understand the challenges and struggles that my son has faced and the sometimes bumpy road we’ve traveled. It is my passion to help those who face the same challenges and struggles, and with the proper support, make their journey an easier one. It is also my passion to empower those with ADHD, with the skills and tools necessary to achieve their goals and reach their potential.
When I am not coaching, I love spending time with my family. We’re an active family that loves to ski, play tennis, travel and just hang out together. I love being outdoors, and hiking or walking with my dog, Kirby .
I’ve been asked many times why I have a hummingbird in my logo. The hummingbird is small creature who everyday finds delicious nectar within the tough, bitter parts of the flower, while humming with a happy heart. The hummingbird is a reminder that happiness lies within. When we accept that there are bitter parts to life, we are then able to allow our inner peace to grow, giving us the freedom and ability to enjoy the sweet side of life!
My Coaching Philosophy
I work with my clients, educating them in the practice of mindfulness. I help them gain a better understanding of self, because with knowledge comes power! Through mindfulness we create self-awareness of thoughts and behaviors that have a negative impact on their lives.
Together, we explore the many gifts, strengths and unique talents possessed by the client. Through developing a practice of self-love and self-care, we enable the client to truly embrace who they are.
Through our work together, we build self-confidence and self-esteem. It is with these tools that the client is then empowered to live the life they were meant to live, achieving their goals and fulfilling their purpose.