COMMUNITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
“Rako possesses the unique ability to traverse the subtle energetic tapestry of human systems from the individual to the collective. He is an adept leader, healer, guide, and warrior: unafraid to face both the dark and light in people, organizations, and community. He assists people in facing diverse challenges while evoking the potential of what they wish to create.”
-Alicia Stammer, Director, Organizational Development, Dignity Health
"Rako offers a unique integration of power and gentleness. His speaking, facilitation, and event convening carry a gravitas of deep presence and caring. He has the ability to move group energy to meaningful conversation, emergent insights, and new understanding. Over the past five years, I have experienced Rako in a variety of settings, and, every time, I come away moved - emotionally, mentally, and spiritually."
-Adam Leonard, Executive Development, Google
"Rako Fabionar's brilliance and capacity to work with others to produce superlative information and organizational direction has been a true well-spring of inspiration. Our continuing professional relationship allows me to tap into a contemporary source of information, contacts, ideas and attitudes that gives fresh and exciting context to my work."
-Angelo Williams, PhD, Deputy Director, California Black Health Network
"Having 'watched' Rako these past years and having had the privilege of hearing his personal and familial stories of healing, I sensed that someday he would be called to become a full-time healer. While undergoing initiation into this shamanic healing work, I've witnessed how he approaches this work with reverence and utmost care and respect for all, the Seen and Unseen. I've watched him create spaces to help students in developing self-awareness and learning how to integrate a sense of the sacred into their lives. It's been my privilege to learn from his gentle and powerful facilitation skills in building a sense of communion and community in groups large and small.
-Elenita (Leny) Mendoza Strobel, PhD, Co-Founder, Center for Babaylan Studies; Author, Babaylan: Filipinos and the Call of the Indigenous
"Rako is an extraordinary being: an accomplished artist and poet, a master convener, a spiritual adept and mystic, an academic, and, most of all, a leader. He can build bridges between generations, worldviews, and identities, and has demonstrated the ability to inspire youth, people of color, and administrators to become interested in transformation and discovering their own unique potential."
-Edward West, Founder and CEO, Hylo; Co-Founder, Impact Hub Oakland
"Whether leading a workshop on organizational design, working with people one-on-one or performing his deeply revealing poetry, Rako's presence is powerful and soul-provoking. His work reflects and evokes the type of complex thinking that we need at this time, and his ability to embrace people where they are at is compassionate but challenging, leading them to where they need to be."
-Elza Maalouf, CEO, Center for Human Emergence-Middle East; Author, Emerge! The Rise of Functional Democracy and the Future of the Middle East
"Rako is uniquely gifted, and his immense talents are matched only by his extraordinary generosity. He's equally fluent in, and moves effortlessly between, the poetry of life on the street and the prose of modern organizational life. One minute he's holding space and creating ritual for a group to access its collective intelligence. The next he's accessing rarified realms of subtle, spiritual being to bring healing to a single person or brainstorm a visionary new reality with that person. He's a natural organizer. People gravitate to him - and he's selfless with this power, using it to bring out the best in others."
-Jordan Luftig, Chief Learning and Purpose Officer, UMANA Family; Co-Chair, NEXUS Purpose Lab, NEXUS Global Summit
"Rako is both dynamic and loving as well as still and spacious. His presence fills a room and allows a sense of safety and warmth to de-armor even the strongest defenses. His curious and intuitive listening evokes wisdom from the soul individually and the collective intelligence in groups. He was born to bring medicine to this world and effortlessly weaves knowledge of systems and integrative philosophy with poetry, intuition and healing energy. A rare gem in this world."
-Michael Brabant, PhD, Chief Alignment Officer, Abundant; Co-author, Cohering the Integral We Space: Engaging Collective Emergence, Wisdom and Healing in Groups
"Mark Rako is a brilliant man, somebody who truly walks the talk."
-Don E. Beck, PhD, Founder, National Values Center; Co-author, The Crucible: Forging South Africa's Future; and Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership and Change
“Mark Rako makes us look good!”
-Michael Murphy, Co-Founder, Esalen Institute; Author, The Life We Are Given; and The Future of the Body: Explorations Into the Further Evolution Of Human Nature
"Rako's healing capacity is profound." - E.G.
"My session with Rako was amazing and unlike anything I've ever experienced. I was profoundly transformed in many ways; I felt emotionally detoxed, relaxed but energetic, happy, open and clear. I view my time with Mark as a sacred gift." -J.M.
"Rako is uniquely intuitive and provides a safe and sacred space for healing. His insight and experience guided the process of increasing my awareness to the needs of my body, guiding me in the discovery of both physical and emotional barriers that limited my healing from former injury, and unveiling a medical ailment I was unaware of at the time. My experience with Rako empowered me to address issues I would have otherwise overlooked or ignored. Since my session with him, I have felt connected and open to a path of self-care, healing and overall better health and wellness. I look forward to the next session and opportunity to explore more work with him." -S.H.
"Rako is an amazing coach. He has helped me tremendously the last several months." - J.C.
"Rako is someone I trust and come to for healing and guidance without hesitation. His compassion, intuition and natural ability to heal have impacted me in profound ways. Rako has helped me to connect with my emotions and identify where they are held in my body. He has also helped me to gain understanding and insight about some of my life’s past events that I cannot change and future events I am unable to predict. This clarity has significantly reduced unnecessary worries, doubts, and most importantly, fears." -S.F.
"Rako's insight, compassionate encouragement and powerful energetic presence created a safe space for me to feel vulnerable and yet supported in sharing my challenges and fears - and when combined with his expert application of subtle energetic modalities, created one of the most emotionally cathartic healing sessions of my life. I experienced a powerful shift which compelled me to take immediate and profound action to improving my life.." -N.L.
"I am most grateful for the energy healing Rako has done for me to gently open up the tight spaces in my subtle body. I feel so blessed by his presence in my life." -L.S.
"I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis last year and had to have wheelchair assistance at all airports and those who know me know how much I travel. This Monday's turnaround trip to Chicago was the first time in about 10 months that I didn't use wheelchair assistance, even though I had requested it 'just in case.' I owe it all to Rako Fabionar! I can't tell you the deep healing I experienced with him - soul/ancestral healing - I wailed. I've been to see him two more times, each with a different "feel" in my body. He is truly gifted. I'm so thankful for his healing hands. No surgery for me, thank you. I'll stick with Rako!" -M.B.