I am a co-founder of Organization Unbound, Associate Professor in social innovation at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and a Faculty Member of the UCT Bertha Centre for Social Innovation.
My research focuses on the organizational dimensions of social change and institutional transformation. I explore the relationship between positive organisational dynamics (e.g., engagement, creativity, compassion) and broader patterns of deep, intentional, institutional change.
I have worked with social purpose organisations in North America, Africa, and India and have a passion for connecting my academic research to practitioner-driven social initiatives. Prior to entering academia I spent ten years in the community development sector in the United States.
I am one of 20 siblings from a multi-racial, adoptive family. Guitar and piano player. Urban bicycler. Devoted to 19th century novels and 20th century poetry.