Holly Truitt.

Holly Truitt is a designer and facilitator who helps organizations  catalyze community-based change. With more than 20 years of experience guiding public and private organizations through uncharted transformations, Holly is a nationally respected author, researcher, and presenter.
beautiful Holly in black leather jacket in a garden

Holly’s work has secured millions in funding and drawn support from large foundations, thriving municipalities, flagship universities, and world-class libraries and museums. A sought-after speaker, Holly has presented at HATCH, Parenthood: The Unconference, MIT’s Science Festival Alliance, TedX, the National Science Foundation, AudPop, and others. In 2014, she was named among the Missoulian newspaper’s “20 Under 40,” and in 2013, she was awarded a global Noyce Fellowship. A visiting student at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health during her graduate studies, Holly is a lecturer at Stanford d. school. She lives in Missoula, Montana with her husband and son.

Committed to her community, she is engaged in the Missoula Downtown Association, gives her time as a Powerhouse Montana mentor, and serves on the board of the Missoula United Way.

Speaker + Teaching Engagements

Parenthood: The Unconference

– Holly Truitt

ASTC: Design Lab X Bootcamp: Community Co-creation for Impact, Change, and Leadership

– Bill Swaney, Holly Truitt, Sam Dean

Class: Stanford D.School: POP OUT: Shuffle the Deck: Designing your Design Work

– Holly Truitt, Elysa Fenebock,

TAM: Keynote Co-creation Bootcamp and Design Lab

– Holly Truitt

Workshop: Stanford D.School: Designing the Taboo

– Holly Truitt, Hanan Ahmed, Nadia Gathers, Omri Gal, Meenu Singh

Podcasts

Episode 032: Holly Truitt: Community Creator, Coalition Builder, and Change Maker

– Justin Angle

Power of Feminine Design Thinking

– California Institute of Integral Studies

Science Events Spotlight #2

– MIT’s Science Festival Alliance

Published Articles

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Co-creating Transformative Change

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Coming Under One Roof

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Learning from Nordic Culture Houses

– Holly Truitt
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Learning to Move Collectively

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Meet the Design Mystics

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Teaching and Learning Yearbook 2020-2021, D.School

– Holly Truitt + Meenu Singh page 109

In the Media

Childhood loss: How it primed me to lead change

– TEDX Talk. In this talk, Holly describes how her own experiences of loss and support led her to become a change agent in her own community.

TERS students spend day at the Bison Range learning about Traditional Ecological Knowledge

– news article on a HTC + Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes co-designed project

Creating change: Missoula’s Holly Truitt teaching design lab at Stanford

– Missoula Current

Meet the Design Mystics

– Holly Truitt