Canopy Consultants

Canopy Consultants is a leadership development and consulting firm that is proudly nurse and woman-owned and operated.

We bring an energized and pragmatic approach to clients in academic medical centers, community hospitals, ambulatory care, and institutes of higher education.


Our leadership development courses are uniquely designed to meet the development needs of leaders along the continuum from emerging to expert.

Each course incorporates skill practice and small group coaching.

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Our strength-based coaching is offered in 1:1 sessions, small groups, or teams.

Healthcare leaders can be coached as a stand-alone service or in concert with our consulting services.

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Examples of our consulting services include: Operations Projects, Strategic Planning, and Care Re-Design

Our consulting services can ensure you maintain forward momentum during leadership transitions and when you are faced with limited bandwidth.

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The Value You Get

Our services are designed for the common challenges faced by healthcare leaders and the organizations where they work. Canopy Consultants works with you to develop your talent, support your leaders, and accelerate your progress. Contact us if you have:

  • current or anticipated transitions in leadership roles that have created experience gaps in your teams

  • leaders who desire development opportunities from experienced healthcare leaders that understand the complexities and challenges of managing clinical operations

  • limited bandwidth on your teams to devote to critical projects

Co-founders Stacy Hutton Johnson, PhD, MS/MBA, RN, NEA-BC and Sara Macchiano MS, MBA, RN, NEA-BC have a combined 30 years of experience across the healthcare continuum. Our strengths are in establishing systems and processes that support sustainable change through strong leadership. We excel in helping emerging, early career, and experienced clinical and administrative leaders discover and hone their leadership practice. We have proven success in:

  • leading multi-disciplinary teams

  • managing multi-site / cross-organizational projects

  • developing leaders who are problem solvers and resilient in the face of ambiguity

  • creating thriving work environments with empowered staff who innovate solutions

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Our Why

We started Canopy Consultants because we know the challenge time-strapped leaders face in creating development opportunities for their teams that reflect the uniquely challenging environment that exists in healthcare.

Our name, Canopy Consultants, represents how effective leaders rise to the call to lead while letting light filter through so that others may grow and flourish.

At Canopy Consultants we develop current and emerging healthcare leaders who inspire action to improve patient outcomes, lead high-performance teams, and innovate new care delivery models.

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