Hildy Gottlieb is a social scientist and asker of powerful questions. As a student of successful social movements, the questions that have driven Hildy’s work are these: What factors lead to successful social progress? Why do some change efforts succeed while others struggle? The answer she found was simple yet profound:
Successful movements for change all have the same set of questions at the heart of their work.
Hildy now shares those questions with audiences around the world. Through the Catalytic Thinking framework she developed, those questions have been infused into the mission of the nonprofit she founded, Creating the Future, where individuals and organizations are learning how to create systems change by changing the questions they ask.
Hildy is a TEDx speaker, as well as a contributor to the Stanford Social Innovation Review and a blogger at Medium.com. She was the creator and host of the Making Change podcast, where she interviewed dozens of leaders from around the world about the factors that create powerful, positive change.