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Janet Ver Fine

Dallas, TX, US
Janet M. Ver Fine is a Developmental Psychologist who received her Ph. D. from the Fielding Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. She also carries Master's degrees in Counseling Psychology and Organizational Systems. She has done extensive research in the area of human motivation, creativity, cognitive development, and brain functioning in adults and children. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise as an educator, family therapist, researcher, and Life Coach, and coach trainer. She has been an educator for over 30 years at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She has served as Director of Academics Affairs and Director of Education at several universities and is currently a workshop leader, Master classroom facilitator and certified Life Coach. She provides organizational and leadership development extensively throughout the Metro Detroit, greater Milwaukee, DFW Metroplex, and Northern Arizona, including Native American tribes. She has recently joined the Exoteric coaches in order to broaden her coaching practice. Currently, residing in Dallas, Texas, she enjoys spending time with her husband and animals as well as visiting family, especially, her sons, Jeremiah and Nathaniel, and new grandson, Victor.


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Thoughts on Perception: A coach can help turn your world upside down (Revised)

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change” It’s amazing to think that we are already entering May of this ‘new year’.  Where has the time flown? Where are we at with our goals and understanding of current processes? Are we still stuck in old ways? Perhaps a new …Read More about Thoughts on Perception: A coach can help turn your world upside down (Revised)

Bless the Winds of Change (revise)

I can feel the winds of change! Time to prepare the nets, sails, and chart the course! Often the wind gives me a sense of urgency, especially when it blows furiously. I recall first moving to the Sonora Desert of Navajo land. Every afternoon throughout the entire Spring, right about 1:00 pm (Navajo time), the …Read More about Bless the Winds of Change (revise)

Shedding the Bark

  “Like a tree, our growth depends upon our ability to soften, loosen, and shed boundaries and defenses we no longer need.”. Trees grow up through their branches and down through their roots into the earth. They also grow wider with each passing year. As they do, they shed the bark that served to protect …Read More about Shedding the Bark

Dancing Your Dreams

“If you have the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance!” Are lyrics from a popular song, which played as background music to my mom’s life video commemorating her 80th Birthday. She lived 10 more years and shortly after that celebration began deteriorating with Alzheimer disease. She never did get out there …Read More about Dancing Your Dreams

Lucky Penny Day (revised)

As I walked my dog, Bear, on this lovely Spring morning, I was aware of the fullness of the day. The air was filled with sounds of Spring. The clouds laid heavy overhead, gray and full of rain ready to burst. The many colors of Spring flowers popped vivid and alive against the gray background. …Read More about Lucky Penny Day (revised)

Water the Flowers Not the Weeds (updated)

With the coming of May and Mother’s Day, my mind swirls with images of flowers of every scent and color. I could never really identify which would be called “my favorite”. For each, have their own distinct qualities, virtues, and attributes. All varieties flourish in the full potential of bloom. As I come to understand …Read More about Water the Flowers Not the Weeds (updated)

Archetypes at Work: How Do You Show Up?

  Archetypes at Work Archetype: An archetype is a basic “unit” of the human psyche. Archetypes are universal “ways of being” or looking at the world programmed into your psyche. There are dozens of archetypes that make-up your personality. Archetypes have very unique thoughts, values, abilities, emotions, voices, energies and physicalizations. The internal manifestation of …Read More about Archetypes at Work: How Do You Show Up?

Perception Thoughts: “Change the way you look at things and the things…

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change” An Exoteric Coach can help you turn your world upside down! It’s amazing to think that we are already entering May of this ‘new year’.  Where has the time flown? Where are we at with our goals and understanding of current …Read More about Perception Thoughts: “Change the way you look at things and the things…

Ride the Waves: ~”The best wave of your life is still out there”

Ride the Waves: ~”The best wave of your life is still out there” The ocean waves are magnanimous. They are monstrous! They evoke deep feeling in me that arise the instance I view the ocean. I must prepare for the viewing, as one does when paying last respects to a loved one. I prepare to …Read More about Ride the Waves: ~”The best wave of your life is still out there”

Water the Flowers Not the Weeds

With the coming of May and Mother’s Day, my mind swirls with images of flowers of every scent and color. I could never really identify which would be called “my favorite”. For each, have their own distinct qualities, virtues, and attributes. All varieties flourish in the full potential of bloom. As I come to understand …Read More about Water the Flowers Not the Weeds