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 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 groups examine their implicit assumptions, only then they can evolve from a foundation of mutual trust and care.
Sherry taught 9-12 theatre and literature for ten years, where she was active in curriculum development. She transitioned into community engagement work with East Side Prosperity Campaign and Saint Paul 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, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, Foundation for Healthy Generations, King County Arts Coalition, and The Improve Group. She currently serves as a Board member for the Summit Hill Association, coordinating the district's Comprehensive Plan.
Sherry engages intuition, promotes mindfulness, and inspires shifts in long-held beliefs that hold groups back. She is a Certified ToP Facilitator, a ToP Mentor 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.
About The Change Collective
The Change Collective is a shared endeavor of three consulting groups whose primary work is building relationships, inclusion, and impact. Together we offer online training, facilitation, consulting, and coaching and in-person work throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.
This symbiotic relationship allows us to support one another on small, solo projects and be there for one another with larger endeavors or those requiring intersectional perspectives.