Janet Steinwedel, PhD, is the President of Leader’s Insight, an Executive Coaching and Leadership Effectiveness consultancy. Janet provides thought leadership as a consultant and executive coach. She assists leaders in clarifying their goals and objectives and becoming more aware of themselves and their behaviors in service to their aspirations and business results. With 25 years of experience working in industries including pharmaceutical, health care, financial services, insurance, communications, retail, and hospitality, Janet works effectively with a broad range of leaders. She uses an analytical framework which provides a foundational understanding of personality and human behavior—conscious and unconscious processes.


Areas of focus include relationship building and stakeholder management; personal branding, communication and collaboration; creating and sustaining a work/life strategy; critical thinking and decision making; issues of diversity and cross-cultural working; and developing agility and resilience for success in today’s work place.


Janet has held significant leadership roles including Senior Director of Leadership and Business Effectiveness at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, where she led Executive Coaching, Leadership, Organizational Development and Diversity groups; Assistant Vice President of Leadership and Organization Development at Delaware Investments; and Director of The 5th Avenue Club at Saks Fifth Avenue.


Her work and achievements have been profiled in Investors Business Daily, Fortune Magazine, U.S. News and World Report among others. She is published in the November 2006 Global Business and Organizational Excellence journal* and in the July issue of Nursing 2014**.

Janet earned her doctorate in Human and Organizational Systems and is a regular speaker on Leadership and Executive Coaching topics. She is a 25 year member of the Philadelphia Human Resource Planning Society where she has held various leadership roles. Janet is also a member of The Delaware Valley Association for Psychological Type.

*Developing Global Leaders: Executive Coaching Targets Cross-Cultural Competencies

**How to Energize Your Staff Meetings


3/21/19 ICF Philadelphia dinner on Finding the Sweet Spot in Your Work, and Living a Meaningful Life…The Benefits of Becoming as a Human and Coach!  www.ICFphiladelphia.org
11/8/2018 - The landscape of executive coaching at the 
Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy combined SIGs: Talent Management & Executive Coaching.  
3/9 &10/2018 The Second Half of Life: Aging With Satisfaction, Neumann University Lecture Series

1/31/2018 Making a Meaningful Life, Pennington Public Library, Pennington, N.J.
9/23/2016 Jung and The Archetype of the Wounded Healer, Neumann University, Lecture Series  Philadelphia Society for People and Strategy and The Golden Key to Executive Coaching: “Becoming a Trusted Advisor”   5/5/2016 Bux-Mont Local Area Network “Development for the Developers"     2/23/2016 Chester County LAN      
11/06/2015 Center City LAN   
10/08/2015 DE LAN
8/09/2015 In Search of Wholeness Through the Archetype of the Wounded Healer - Awakened Heart Spiritual Center
5/2015 Personality Type and Innovation - Delaware Valley Association for Psychological Type
3/2015 The Wounded Healer Archetype and the Work of the Coach - Georgetown University Coaching Conference


Leader’s Insight wants to ensure the best resources for the opportunities that come our way, as well as a timely response to client needs. Having interviewed hundreds of coaches and consultants, primarily on the East Coast, USA, Dr. Steinwedel has numerous contacts in the business.

Leader’s Insight regularly draws on a small alliance of individuals with specialty skills and leadership strengths –individuals who align with our core values of integrity, fairness, accountability, excellence, respect and innovation.

The men and women who align with Leader’s Insight are experienced and excel as organizational development consultants, HR consultants, leadership and executive coaches, as well as business coaches (focused largely on the business, including finance and operations, as opposed to relationship, network, and personal development).

Our alliances are committed to their ongoing personal and professional development. They have a balance of both internal and external consulting experience, ensuring they understand the context of organizational life, and the stresses and challenges that come with such roles.

Community Outreach

Leader’s Insight enjoys giving time, talent and funding to support education, arts and faith-based community activities including:
The Community for Integrative Learning CIL-de.org
Westminster Presbyterian Church 
Delaware Theater Company, Wilmington DE

Podcasts & Webinars

5/2018 Webinar - ASA Committee on Applied Statisticians: “Teamwork and Collaboration"
1/2016 Podcast - #490 Shrink Rap Radio - “A Jungian Approach to Executive Coaching” 
4/2014 Podcast - Peak Development Radio: "Cross Boundary Communication" 


⤷ Ameriprise Financial Services
⤷ Amsted Industries

  • Baltimore Air Coil
  • ConMet - Vancouver, BC; North Carolina

⤷ Anesthesia Services, P.A.
⤷ AstraZeneca
⤷ Awakened Heart Spiritual Center
⤷ Centocor
⤷ Christiana Care Health System

  • Acute Medicine Service Line
  • Behavioral Health Service Line
  • Cancer Psychology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Heart & Vascular
  • Human Resources
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Neurosciences Service Line
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Hospital Dentistry
  • Orthopaedics
  • Perioperative Services
  • Value Institute

⤷ CSLBehring
⤷ Delaware Academy of Medicine
⤷ Dupont
⤷ Episcopal Diocese of Delaware
⤷ GlaxoSmithKline
⤷ Incyte Corporation
⤷ Johnson & Johnson Internal Ventures
⤷ Labopharm
⤷ ModSpace
⤷ New Castle Presbytery
⤷ Shire
⤷ Synod of the Northeast
⤷ Tower Hill School
⤷ West Pharmaceutical Services

“Working with Janet one-on-one and in small group has been the most rewarding experience I've ever had."
SVP, Health Care System  

“The pre-reading and handouts were so carefully chosen at some point we had to stop being surprised by the serendipity and realize the brilliance in the design.”
SVP, Financial Services

“The combination of journaling, reading assignments, peer coaching and poetry was magical—truly transformative.”
SVP, Strategic Planning