For over 40 years H B Gelatt has been regarded as an expert in decision making. Most notably he is the creator of Positive Uncertainty, a philosophy of decision making in uncertain times.
In 2001, H B and his wife, Carol Casey Gelatt, co-founded Gelatt Partners to assist individuals and organizations imagine and create the change they want. In 2003 they co-authored the 2nd edition of the popular decision making book Creative Decision Making Using Positive Uncertainty. As he has throughout his career, today H B devotes his time to writing essays on his approach to decision making.
H B’s career encompasses a range of distinguished activities. He was Senior Research Scientist for the American Institutes for Research, Special Consultant and Trainer for the National and California Occupational Information Coordinating Committees, the College Board and the Kellogg Foundation Adult Learning Project. H B was a columnist for The Systems Thinking and Chaos Theory Newsletter and frequent keynote speaker to professional groups and organizations throughout the United States, Canada and Japan. Earlier in his career, HB was Director of Guidance and the Professional Renewal Program for the Palo Alto Unified School District.
Many honors have come H B's way recognizing his work in the fields of decision making and career development. The awards include the Lifetime Achievement in Career Development Award from the California Career Development Association, the Professional Resource Award from the Career Planning and Adult Development Network for outstanding service as a resource to the career development profession, the Clarion Model Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession from the California Association of Counseling and Development, and the Distinguished Professional Service Award from the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors.
His educational background includes doctoral and master’s degrees in counseling psychology from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Jose State University.
There is much more to H B than his career and passion for decision making. The other loves of his life are his family and friends, tennis, hiking, music, spectator sports, his wisdom group activities and the continuous reinvention of H B.