We guide organizations and their communities through uncharted transformations.

We are out-of-the-box designers of change with the tenacity and track record to deliver innovative, lasting results.

Museum Program Design
User Experience Studies
Guiding companies through transformative change
Museum User Experience
Social Innovation Consultant

Holly Truitt Consulting.

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Organizations and institutions turn to us to clarify their purpose and catalyze transformative change. From municipalities to museums, tribal nations to universities, and leadership events to innovation festivals, we guide teams through co-creation to produce meaningful, community-driven results.

Just as the most fruitful soils rely on the right mixture of nutrients, water, and minerals, communities thrive in the face of change when expertly cultivated through great design, innovation, joy, humility, and even a bit of magic.

Our team brings decades of collective experience helping communities co-design with an approach rooted in listening, flexibility, and optimism. We’re ready to help you develop the richest possible environment to make an impact.

Holly Truitt

Clients + Co-Creators

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Mayor John Engen, Missoula
Holly Truitt brings a rare commodity to her work: imagination. Too often, consultants rely on a small bag of tricks, but Holly brings big thinking to challenges large and small. She listens, learns, distills, challenges and celebrates. When you work with Holly, you’re working with a partner, not a vendor, and her collaborations bear fruit.
Blake Wigdahl, Process Curiosity
Holly is an absolute joy to work with and master of her craft. Holly and I have collaborated on numerous projects for over 12 years, focused on engaging and co-design with the communities to create meaningful transformation. I would highly recommend working with Holly and look forward to many more years working together on transformative community design.
William Swaney, Tribal Leader
Holly’s strongest points are her contagious enthusiasm and thoughtfulness to accomplishing the tasks in front of her. I particularly enjoy her leadership style which is engaging and collaborative, focusing on the group dynamic and how best to achieve results using the collective expertise assembled.
Elke Govertsen, My Village
Holly Truitt sits at a remarkable intersection of vision, activation and collaboration. The work is uniquely both magical and tangible. I have had the opportunity to work with her as a collaborator, consultant and co-creator. In each iteration of our work together she brings a functional knowledge of funding and structure, a graceful touch to connect the right inputs, and the execution to get results. I can not recommend her enough.
Paige Williams, Forbes The Next 1000 and CEO of AudPop

Holly is magic and her work, innovative. Her design your life lab was the favorite event of AudPop’s annual live festival, AudFest. I know of two attendees who used Holly’s lab to sketch out a vision for a business. What was then a notebook sketch and conversation with a partner at the lab, is now two thriving, women-led businesses.

Sam Dean, Founder and Director of Amazeum

Holly is just phenomenal. I can’t underscore enough how Holly has been both a visionary leader and a grounded practitioner. And the things she’s done, the things she’s accomplished by bringing people together for common vision (even when folks don’t know they have common  vision), amaze me.

Yarrow Kraner, Founder of HATCH and Aspen Institute Fellow

Holly’s design lab at the 2018 annual HATCH Summit was an inspiring component for the event’s 150 global leaders. They emerged from the lab with concrete designs and actions for their lives. It was powerful and a huge hit.

Dr. Marnie Gelbart, Harvard Medical School
“I can’t say enough good things about my experience working with Holly Truitt Consulting. When I first met Holly, there was immediate spark about how her co-creative design process could provide the vehicle for the answers our team was seeking. We went back-and-forth a bit about what our first “design experiment” should be. Holly encouraged me to take a leap of faith, and I’m so glad I listened. She and Amanda were amazing guides, thought-partners, and facilitators in helping us to create a space with just enough structure and flexibility to draw out the creativity of the folks we were designing with and to foster the buy-in we needed to move our project forward.”
Aaron Brock, Missoula Food Bank and Community Center
“I had the great pleasure of working with the HTC team in the creation of EmPower Place. Holly and Jessica brought specialties of program experience design, equity, and accessibility to a never-before- imagined collective impact project that has inspired food banks and community centers across the country. Holly and Jessica not only designed an impactful and sustainable space and program, they did so in ways that centered dignity, people, and joy.”