About Canopy Advisory

Canopy Advisory Group connects businesses and nonprofits with top talent to assist their teams on a short-term basis. In the fall of 2009, our founders Brooke Borgen and Griffen O’Shaughnessy saw a need in Denver’s corporate and nonprofit world for greater access to project-based professionals. In an economic environment where continuously adding full-time employees to accomplish a company’s short and long-term goals is not always feasible, bringing on independent consultants is a win-win for both parties. Read More >

Industry Trends

How The Startup Economy is Creating $1 Billion Freelance Paychecks: Forbes Magazine: What do stubbornly high unemployment numbers, booming startup communities and the new “task-based” economy have in common? They’re all part of the collision of trends that have made freelancers the kings and queens of the new workforce. According to new research from freelance marketplace Elance.com, 2012 was a record-breaking year for the part-time or project-based workforce... Read More >

Client in Focus

Front Range Bank is a relationship-based financial services organization specializing in private banking and private wealth management. They saw middle-market companies and their executives ignored by other financial institutions. National banks were increasing their focus on larger corporations and retail customers, leaving an underserved segment in between. FRB sought out to fill that gap. To attract the right talent, as well as clients, FRB engaged Canopy Advisory Group’s Liesa Taylor... Read More >

Advisor in Focus

ABBY HAGSTROM  is an accomplished communications professional with a decade of experience in PR, corporate communications and event planning. Her career has been divided between both corporations and agencies in industries ranging from food & beverage to enterprise technology. Prior to becoming an independent consultant,  Abby managed communications initiatives for T3Media, a Denver-based video management and licensing services provider. At T3Media she directed all of the company’s media and analyst relations...    Read More > 



When was the last time you shared your elevator pitch and walked away feeling empowered and perhaps even inspired by what you said?  If the answer is, “I'm not sure I've ever felt that way," don't worry, you're not alone.  Most people haven't spent much, if any, time preparing an elevator pitch that wows their audience or themselves.  And that's because most of us haven't taken the time to incorporate one simple, yet highly powerful question that will take your generic pitch and turn it into something unique, meaningful and lasting.  WHY do you do what you do?  Read More >