Jen Verharen is a professional performance, business & executive coach as well as the founder and creator of Cadence Coaching. She specializes in helping equestrian athletes and entrepreneurs turn their dreams into goals and their goals into reality.
Jen has 30 years of experience as a coach and trainer and has been a life-long student of the human psyche and spirit as well a rider and horse lover. She’s an experienced facilitator and leads popular coaching programs for riders and business owners as well as health and leadership training programs. Jen coaches youth riders, adult amateurs and internationally competitive riders in mental fitness, emotional suppleness and resilience. Whether a rider’s goal is to complete a trail ride, go to their first show, return to riding after time off or compete in the Olympics, she is equally passionate about facilitating success for them on their terms.
Jen is a USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer, USDF “L” judge’s program graduate with distinction, USDF silver medalist, and USPC graduate A. She has competed and trained at the upper levels in both dressage and eventing and dabbled in most other disciplines. She has a BA in Organizational Psychology and Mental Health, has done graduate work in clinical psychology, is a certified Health and Wellness Coach, certified Transformational Life Coach and a trained mediator.
This email from a Cadence Client pops up in my early morning check-in: “I found my new brave. My old… Read more »
So, here’s the thing. We live in a culture that likes to skip over the hard stuff. We like easy… Read more »
I am sitting on a rock in waking light. It is 5:22am. There are two large sea turtles several feet… Read more »
I leave in exactly one week to begin a Pilgrimage. After two decades of growing a kid, creating a farm… Read more »
WE’RE DOING IT My friend, Emily Jane and I agreed. When both our sons had graduated from high school, we’d… Read more »
UNCERTAINTY We set out from Porto this morning knowing only that we would keep the ocean on our left and… Read more »
THE WAY OF THE SANDS Today starts with a jag through the outskirts of Vila do Conde. We walk upstream,… Read more »
JOIE DE VIVRE As we set out this morning, I have an uneasy sense of having forgotten something. Emily left… Read more »
HUNTING ARROWS Yellow arrows, along with images of scallop shells mark the route for pilgrims walking to Santiago de Compostela… Read more »
LOST & FOUND We stagger our departures this morning so we can spend some time walking alone. I lose myself… Read more »