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Health Systems:

South Shore Health    

Academic Medical Centers  

University of Vermont Medical Center

Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard-Affiliated Teaching Hospital    

Community Hospitals: 

Beth Israel Deaconess Milton

Institutes of Higher Education: 

University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing

University of Maryland, School of Nursing

Instructor Led Leadership Development Courses

One Day Course

Lauren Vaughn RN- Attendee

I really enjoyed being in a smaller group rather than a large group. Although we had quite a few nurses it was not a big overwhelming crowd. I felt comfortable speaking openly and honestly. I really like the breakout session as well. I learned so much about my peers and it was refreshing to see that they deal with some of the exact issues we deal with, whether it was a med surg RN, ICU RN or an Attending RN.

What stuck out the most was the topic of emotional neutrality and that is something will continue to work on- the class gave me the tools to be successful with that. Also gaining perspective was a huge factor for me and choosing the best way to approach a challenging situation. I will use these tools every day I work!

I hope you guys at Canopy Consultants will host another class at some point- I would love to take it!

Clinical Specialist- Attendee

Thank you Stacy and Sara for the workshop...I just wanted to let you know that when I went back to work yesterday afternoon, I was able to have the conversation about my 'leadership problem' with my manager. I think she probably also sensed that we needed to have the conversation too as we were able to talk about some other things too. It was GREAT!! I left yesterday feeling much better clarity about my role and her vision for my job share and a plan moving forward.  She really did see my perspective.  It really made me feel so much better and more empowered. I think the tools that you gave me over the course contributed to this positive outcome. 

Leadership Development Series

Experienced Nurse Director- Attendee

I have been in a leadership role for the better part of 30 years, and I still felt that the information was very relevant.  Stacy and Sara are excellent facilitators, and they offer very helpful suggestions.  The content is presented in a format that makes it easily understandable, and it builds upon itself to continually connect theory to practice.  The group exercises are done in a way that made them enjoyable and very helpful to solving or working on real issues that we are dealing with. 

And, not related to the classes themselves, is the fact that I really enjoyed meeting my colleagues.  I have seen all of them in so many meetings, but I have never met any of them in person.  This has been a very nice bonus!

Novice Nurse Director- Attendee

Outstanding sessions with great content. Facilitation by Sara and Stacy added so much, as they have “been in it” (understand our organization, Nurse Director role and challenges we talk about). Also really enjoyed connection with my colleagues-  validating to see they have similar issues/concerns and I am not alone. The opportunity to strengthen relationships with fellow Nurse Directors is a huge plus.

Working with Sara & Stacy

Mary J. Connaughton, RN, MS, (Ret.)

Principle and Founder Connaughton Consulting

I have known and worked with Sara & Stacy for over 15 years through numerous leadership workshops and mentoring experiences. They always stood out to me as being extraordinarily intelligent, curious, and thoughtful about leadership: their practice and the practice of those they managed. It was a delight to see them evolve into superior leaders themselves and observe the powerful impact they have had in every role and setting over the years.


I had the privilege of working with Stacy and Sara as they embarked on their Canopy Consultants journey. In addition to my strengths-based coaching framework, I conveyed to them leadership programs based on the cross-cultural research of Dr. Angeles Arrien that were core to my consulting practice. They have designed numerous additional outstanding programs to align with the needs of emerging, novice, and advanced leaders.

As a consultant for over 20 years, I am fully aware of the need for leadership development in every health care role and level. It is very reassuring to see that Stacy and Sara have partnered to form Canopy Consultants. The health care practice and academic communities will be well served by their expertise and wholehearted passion for optimizing the leadership potential in every individual and team. I consider it a blessing to have found such wise and capable leaders to carry on this transformative work.