Loretta Raider is principal of The Raider Consulting Group. She works with organizations to develop and implement effective strategies focused on their goals and preferred future. In 25 years of experience, Loretta has provided a wide-range of expertise to all levels within an organization, in both the public and private sector. She has earned both a national and international reputation with clients of varied size and scope, ranging from financial services, pharmaceuticals and technology to academia, government and non-profit agencies. Her mission is to support growth, in individuals, teams and entire organizations.
Working as her clients' partner, she designs and delivers customized programs in leadership development, executive coaching, team building, competency development and assessment, and conflict resolution. She is also uniquely qualified to work with large groups in long term strategic planning and organizational change, including future search, appreciative inquiry and open space conferences.
Loretta's international activities include experience with United Nations staff in Africa, Asia, Europe and the US on collaborative negotiations skills and intensive work supporting AstraZeneca executives in a state-of-the-art global leadership programs. She brings a special knowledge of group dynamics and organizational behavior to her work that enables transformative change within multicultural environments.
As consultant and trainer, she has served NASA, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, CIGNA, University of Pennsylvania, UGI AmeriGas, Astro Apparel Inc., Prudential, Time Inc., Quest Diagnostics, and Advanta.
Prior to becoming an external consultant Loretta spent ten years as an internal organization development consultant in a financial services firm and a university.
Loretta has a M.Ed. in Group Process and Organization Behavior from Temple University. She is also an instructor for the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has served as Chair of the Philadelphia Organization Development Network and is a founding partner of Future Search Network.