About Janet Steinwedel, PhD
Janet Steinwedel, Ph.D., has been working in Executive Coaching, Leadership Development and Organizational Development for 20 years. She is the President of Leaders Insight, an Executive Coaching and Leadership Effectiveness consultancy. She provides thought leadership as a consultant and executive coach. Janet 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 over 20 years of experience working in industries including pharmaceutical, financial services, communications, retail, and hospitality/entertainment, Janet works effectively with a broad range of leaders. Her achievements have been profiled in Investors Business Daily, Fortune Magazine, U.S. News and World Report among others.
Areas of focus include personal branding and stakeholder management; communication and collaboration; critical thinking and decision making; issues of diversity and cross-cultural working; and developing agility and resilience for success in todays work place and market place.
Janet earned her doctorate in Human and Organizational systems. Her dissertation combined her love for Executive development and dream work in Dream Work in Leadership Coaching: An Exploratory Study. She is a regular speaker on Leadership and Executive Coaching topics, a dream group facilitator and presents work related to her dissertation as often as possible. She is active as a board member at her church and is leading their Discernment Team (visioning process) and Education Committee. She is a 20 year member of the Philadelphia Human Resources Planning Society where she has held various leadership roles, currently as leader of the Delaware Local Area Network, and is a member of the Philadelphia Regional Organization Development Network and the International Association for the Study of Dreams (came to IASD through Jeremy Taylor).
Favorite dream: Getting the Run-around From a Tiger
I cant differentiate the roles Im playing vs. other people in the dream I, or someone else, is walking a Bengel tiger around on a leash. We end up in a store and I, as a man, is running from the tiger whos chasing me and I jump into a showcase/bureau/counter and push the thin sliding door closed from the inside thinking this was probably the stupidest thing to do he can break into this counter with ease. But, He doesnt try, he meanders off and I get out of the cramped space. Im not sure how I got in there on my side anyway. But, soon hes chasing me again and Im back in the showcase counter again.
Now Im walking the tiger as a woman, myself again. We walk outside to an area thats mostly fenced in a high silver chain link fence and I see a cat and let the tiger go after it, realizing he must need some dinner. It seems to just be starting to get dusk. The tiger runs to the cat, which is a good size cat, sniffs, almost bites in and walks way. He tells me mental telepathy that she has babies in her. But, now cant help himself and goes back after her and starts to get his jaws around her. I pull him off and ask my male partner to take him for a run outside the fence see if they can find something to eat.