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A systems thinker with broad interests in the arts and sciences, Janna Raye is a dynamic organization design and culture consultant. She has worked in and with a variety of organizations as a writer, editor, web content developer, database designer, and organizational developer. Her client list over the years includes Marriott, Clorox, Sotheby's International, Gemfire Corporation, Sonoma Index-Tribune, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, Gundlach-Bundschu Winery, Rockridge Smiles, Dr. Stanley Jacobs, Kimball Lutheran Church, Women's Global Leadership Initiative, and the California Surplus Line Association.

Through decades of research, development, and testing, she believes that Fractal Organizations are the emergent, leading-edge system for the 21st century because they mimic the evolutionary adaptability found in natural hierarchies.

Raye received a B.A. in Humanities and a Certificate in Professional and Technical Writing from San Francisco State University before working ten years in the technology publishing field as an editor for Dr. Dobb's Journal and IDG Books, inventors of the ...for Dummies line, and as a content expert for InfoWorld magazine. She later became a database designer, communications trainer, and organizational development consultant, speaking at both state and national human resources and educator conferences on reducing workplace stress, including the NCHRA (Northern California Human Resources Assn.) and the NCCEP (National Council for Community and Education Partnerships) as well as local business networking events. She is on the Futurist Board at Lifeboat Foundation, mentored a child through high school graduation through the Sonoma Valley Mentor Alliance, and participated as a leader in the Challenge Sonoma Adventure Ropes Course, an experiential team-building program on Sonoma Mountain.

She currently lives in Frederick County, Maryland and volunteers at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center and the Maryland Ensemble Theatre.

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Appreciation

“Janna Raye’s clear insight into our communication issues helped our team to transform and grow so that we are now better able to express ourselves, learn from and support each other, and act in alignment with our vision for growth. It was a tremendous experience working with her.” Sharon Miller, CEO, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

“I am so grateful for the gift of your work with my group. We have set our sails on a new course with a new and very exciting journey in front of us. I look forward to our continued work together.” Betty Brachman,CEO, The Brachman Group Luxury Pied-à-Terre, Sotheby's International

“What we appreciated most was Janna Raye’s insight and ability to gather information, pick through the issues, and to listen. The ability to come in with enough of an open mind to gather the data and then figure out what was next —not all consultants can do this.” Rick Tompane,CEO, Gemfire Corporation

“This program is terrific. We've never done anything like this before.” Ted Pierce,CEO, Surplus Line Assoc. of California

“Thank you so much for your expert direction.”Randall Fearnow, Krieg-Devault Attorneys at Law

“Thank you Janna Raye! Your stress relief seminar that the managers of our organization participated in was incredibly valuable for all of us. Your course has created a real sense calm throughout our workplace. Co-workers are just not turning little problems into major catastrophes anymore. They are coming to conclusions themselves. I recommend all businesses bring you into their workplace as you are gifted and incredibly knowledgeable about the inner workings of management and office structures.”Christopher Oscar, Advertising Sales Manager, The Sonoma Index-Tribune