Barbara developed the What it Looks Like When it’s Fixed systems model and methodology as an outcome of her doctoral thesis. Published in 2010 by Price Waterhouse Coopers, the methodology enables clarity of purpose and effective collaboration where there are many diverse stakeholder needs, views and inputs in a development or transformation setting. Drawing on international and local theory and practice, the methodology is a home-grown South African innovation, implemented solely by Social Transformation System (now Fixed), and used in a variety of complex settings.
Barbara has worked in community development, gender equity and community safety for more than 20 years, enabling stakeholders to embrace complexity, link outcomes to mandates and work together towards the achievement of collective goals.
Barbara serves on the Advisory Board of the Icarus Innovation project of the European Forum for Urban Security, the Women In Cities Initiative and My Safetipin.
“We talk a lot about stakeholders and everyone knows that partnerships are essential to success – our work is powerful because we’ve explored why its so difficult to turn that knowledge into practice. We help people see the mutual benefit in collaboration and guide them into partnerships that have respectful boundaries and integrity.”