Positivity & Performance. Unconscious Bias.

Speaker and Trainer for Businesses & Pro-development Programs

Positivity. Panache. Performance.

Speaker and Trainer for Businesses & Pro-development Programs

Janet M Edmunson
Over 30 Years of Experience in Organizational Leadership

Over 30 Years of Experience in Organizational Leadership

Janet Edmunson, president of JME Insight since 2007, is a trainer, motivational speaker, writer, and health promotion professional who is dedicated to using her life experiences and inner values to support the growth and self-esteem of the people her life touches.

Janet has over 30 years’ experience in leadership in both large and small organizations. Prior to starting JME Insights, Janet served as the Director of Prevention & Wellness at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for 12 years. She grew the program from two employees to a staff of 20 who worked with over 400 employer groups and a budget of over $5 million.

Books & Articles

Books & Articles

Janet took care of her late husband, Charles, during the five years when he was fighting a degenerative neurological disease. During that time, she also helped Charles write his book titled Paradoxes of Leadership. In her book, Finding Meaning with Charles, she wrote about how they strived to maintain a positive attitude throughout this time. Her speaking experience has included keynotes and workshops for the various caregiver and disease-oriented conferences.

Janet has written a variety of articles as well as chapters for books, including one titled "Precious Memories" in the book Wise Women Speak: Changes Along the Path. For Janet’s publications and other learning materials, go to the “Products” page.

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Accreditations & Achievements

Accreditations & Achievements

Janet is the immediate past chair of the Board of Directors for the National Foundation for PSP | CBD and Related Brain Diseases. She is also on the Board of Trustees for the Employee Ownership Foundation.

Janet is a former President of the Association for Worksite Health Promotion and has a Master’s degree from Georgia State University. Janet is a member of the National Speakers Association.



Janet is your perfect choice. Here’s why:

“Helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses and learned non-aggressive ways to get my point across. I liked that you kept us engaged rather than lecture the whole time. I did not feel bored at all.”

Elizabeth Timotijevic,

BP Oil Americas, Warrenville, IL

"Janet [and her business partner] crafted and conducted a full-day program addressing our team’s needs…The program they designed and delivered addressed our needs perfectly. They were successful in getting everyone engaged and committed to the team’s success…We look forward to working with them to sustain our team’s gains.”

Elizabeth Oakes,

Site Director, Lonza, Rockland, Inc., Rockland, ME

“Janet used just the right amount of research and practical exercises to encourage managers in the important role they play in creating a positive culture for their teams. Many commented that they would apply the strategies she gave immediately, and they would have liked to have had more time.”

Melissa Murdock, RN, B.S.N.

Community Educator, Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, MD

“I was deeply impressed by Ms. Edmunson’s superb professionalism, in-depth knowledge of positive psychology, and her outstanding speaking skills.”

Ronald Deluga,

Professor of Psychology at Bryant University, and host at the Bryant University Women’s Summit

"You have touched the hearts of many. Trust me -- the next time someone gives a kick, "It's forward!!'"

Patti Ryan,

owner, P.A.R. Properties, Inc.

"This was a life-changing program and profoundly impacted my life."

Joan Tupper Anderson,

RN, Maine

"Absolutely engaging. I believe that integrating your personal experiences was successful and useful—certainly put the material in real life—this happens.”

Colleen Brewer,

an attendee at Janet’s “Shining a Light on Unconscious Bias” workshop at LeadingAge ME NH event in Exeter, NH

"Content clear and relevant. Presentation style engaging. Good use of graphic reference material. Used it effectively to emphasize points.”

Paul Lanzikos,

Executive Director, North Shore Elder Services and attendee at Janet’s “Shining a Light on Unconscious Bias” workshop at LeadingAge ME NH event in Exeter, NH

"As the evaluations confirmed, Janet did an awesome job sharing the concepts of positivity with our strategic leadership team. She gave leadership tools they could use immediately and helped them also learn to focus on the positives and employees’ strengths!"

Dave Fitz-Gerald, V.P., C.F.O.,

Treasurer, Carris Reels, Inc.

"Janet's presentation felt like a blood transfusion to a weary social worker! Thank you!"

Paula Draper,

Nashville, TN