Our Team

We're proud of our team. We are committed to coaching, and supporting social change leaders engaged in personal and professional development, evaluation, and learning. We aspire to build a web of support that is restorative and inspiring, both personally and professionally, and centering individual work inside collective work.

Nora Murphy Johnson, PhD, President and CEO

Nora Murphy Johnson is a teacher, coach, healer, and evaluator for soul-driven change work. Top 3 coaching topics: 1) helping you identify and live into your personal, professional, and organizational guiding principles, 2) developing principles-driven strategic visions for social change, developing principles-driven arts-infused learning and evaluation plans (Creative Evaluation & Engagement). 

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A. Rafael Johnson, MFA, Vice President

A. Rafael "Andy" Johnson works in arts-based evaluation and applied neuroaesthetics, using his background in the arts to transform what we find valuable, beautiful, and memorable into data useful for decision making. Johnson brings 30+ years of experience in the arts, administration, and activism to Inspire to Change. Johnson began his career as a musician, and published his first novel in 2017. 

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Johnson's Bio

Sandra Agustín, Director of Creative Engagement

Sandy Agustín has an extensive history of arts, social and racial justice and leadership. She is a native Minnesotan, the youngest child of a Filipino immigrant and 5th generation Euro-Minnesotan. Since the age of 9, she has professionally performed and taught dance. Sandy has experience as an arts administrator, director, program officer, and choreographer. She recently co-founded Theatre 55.

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Wendy Morris, Director of Strategy and Foresight

Wendy Morris is an internationally recognized facilitator of learning and leadership development who has worked at the intersection of organizational life, community development, arts and culture for 20+ years. Somewhere between touring the world as a performance artist and teaching at prominent leadership centers in North America, Europe and Asia, she discovered she had a gift for helping leaders learn to influence change in complex systems. Based in Minnesota, Wendy collaborates as a process designer and trainer with global networks for change including the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, Presencing Institute, and the Art of Hosting network. 

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Morris' Bio

Nicholas “Nick” Metcalf, Cetanzi (Yellow Hawk), MSW, Creative Evaluator

Nick is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe - Sicangu Oyate (Burnt Thigh People).  Nick is a Ph D student at the University of Minnesota in the Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development department in the Evaluation Studies program.  Nick is faculty in the Social Work program at Metropolitan State University and works at Hennepin County Children and Family Services.  Nick is a proud parent of 2 men and has a grandson (Mi Cante Olowan - Song of my Heart).  Nick is a writer and a poet.  

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Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro/Biidabinikwe, Creative Evaluator

Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro/Biidabinikwe (She/Her/Hers) is a PhD student in the Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development department at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in Evaluation Studies. She is a Health Educator with Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, and an Independent Evaluation and Research Consultant assisting organizations with culturally-reflexive, equity-focused, and community-driven research and evaluation strategies. Elizabeth is a tribal citizen of the St. Croix Chippewa Tribe and a descendent of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe.

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Janeen Manuel, Writing and Research

Janeen Manuel has a background in human development, public health research, and nursing. Her interests include research and writing on topics such as holistic health and well-being, best practices in education and child development, and family stress and coping. She also enjoys helping others feel empowered to create change in their own lives and in the world. Janeen is the proud parent of a young adult change-maker, and believes she has learned more about mutual respect and wholeness from parenthood than from any formal schooling she’s ever received. 

Abbey Ogg, Social Media

Abbey is a student at Central High School in Minnesota. She is an avid soccer player, learner and reader. She enjoys playing with her dog, watching movies, hiking, and cooking delicious and nutritious food. She is passionate about removing systemic racism from our societies, defeating climate change, and seeing real steps towards justice for oppressed and unfairly deprecated groups. 

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