Richard Kohl.

Founder, Center for Large Scale Social Change LLC

Richard Kohl, Ph.D., is an international thought leader and practitioner in the scaling up of innovative social change programs and organizations.  Richard is currently founder and principal the Center for Large Scale Social Change LLC, which provides strategic thinking and planning, thought partnership, coaching and process analysis with a primary emphasis on scaling up of high-impact innovations.  

He has worked on scaling up and strategic planning and thinking in multiple sectors, including health, education, early childhood development, homelessness, rural poverty alleviation, women’s empowerment, and livelihood training in the US, Canada and over thirty countries.  In addition to many social enterprises and NGOs, he has partnered with the Ford, Nike, MacArthur, Packard and Rockefeller Foundations.  

Dr. Kohl teaches executive education courses and modules on scaling up at several major US universities, including an ECD leadership training course at Harvard’s Center for the Development of the Child and a JPAL.  He has a PhD in Economics from the University of California – Berkeley and a BA with High Honors from Swarthmore College.   He lives in Richmond, CA north of Berkeley.