StrateGems was founded by Janna Raye, a dynamic systems thinker and speaker who has worked with a wide variety of organizations to improve their flow of information and resources. She has counseled dozens of leaders and offers team-building seminars that teach the principles of fractal organizations.
Through decades of research, development, and testing, she has discovered that Fractal Organizations are the emergent, leading-edge system for the 21st century because they mimic the evolutionary adaptability found in natural hierarchies. StrateGems also trains, facilitates, and counsels leadership teams to utilize their human and financial resources for best outcomes in Fractal Organizations.
Janna Raye received a B.A. in Humanities and a Certificate in Professional and Technical Writing from San Francisco State University. She has spoken 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, participated as a leader in the Challenge Sonoma Adventure Ropes Course (an experiential team-building program on Sonoma Mountain), and is a backyard farmer in Frederick, Maryland.
“Janna Raye was involved with our organization for 18 months to consult and participate with us in setting a new direction for our organization. Through her programs we have recommitted to a shared vision, fostered better communication through roundtable meetings, and driven very positive results in our customer service-centered business. Major improvements in our own associate opinion survey, our individual traveler survey, and our group customer survey are significant, and in some cases, best of class.” — David Dolquist, General Manager, The Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma
“This program is terrific. We've never done anything like this before.”—Ted Pierce, CEO, The Surplus Line Association of California
“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, former Advertising Sales Manager, The Sonoma Index-Tribune
“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, Sotheby's International
“Working with you has helped me on my path to my authentic self.” —Eva Patel, CEO, SkinRX
“Thank you for an excellent session.” —Prof. Sandra Mirabel, National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
“Thank you so much for your expert direction.” —Randall Fearnow, Krieg-Devault Attorneys at Law
“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 StrateGems.” —Sharon Miller, CEO, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
“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