About Cultivate Strategy
We provide virtual and in-person facilitation, training, & coaching services that help nonprofit and public sector clients transform their organizations into more inclusive, adaptive, and mindful places to be. Specializing in narrative engagement and assessment. Guided by archetypes in nature, we sustain what works, nurture good patterns, stimulate growth, and intervene with integrity.
With a background in youth arts education, community engagement, and volunteer coordination, Sherry Johnson understands the power of a clear, compelling, and shared purpose as a baseline for community and organizational development. Sherry believes that when people examine implicit assumptions—from multiple perspectives, alongside accessible data—groups are primed for trust and triumph.
Sherry taught high school English and theatre for ten years, where she was active in curriculum development. She transitioned into community engagement work with East Side Prosperity Campaign and District 4, where she applied asset-based community development principles and effective consensus methods. Sherry then began assisting nonprofits and small businesses in strategy and innovation for clients like HOURCAR, Neighborhood Energy Connection, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, Foundation for Healthy Generations, and King County Arts Coalition.
Sherry engages intuition, promotes mindfulness, and inspires shifts in long-held beliefs that hold groups back. She is a Certified ToP Facilitator, a Qualified ToP Trainer, and a certified facilitator of the Diamond Inclusiveness Assessment™ (DIA). She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master of Education from the University of St. Catherine.