Tracy Johnson

Tracy Johnson

Masters of Business Administration & Bachelor of Science in Nursing
COO Transformation Leader

Tracy’s collaborative approach in working with leaders and leadership teams sets in motion the highest possible leadership environment. Tracy conveys complex principles to leaders in practical terms. As a result, leaders are able to implement ideas that effectively diminish drama and distraction and deliver increased results. Working with the InitiativeOne Proprietary Process for over 10 years, Tracy understands the leverage points that will push leaders beyond their comfort zone. She knows how to help leaders change behaviors and regain focus. She guides leaders to higher levels of strategic purpose through her expert knowledge of what drives individual performance first and subsequently what drives team performance. Tracy’s education and experience (BSN, RN and MBA) prepared her for a distinguished career in Healthcare. Today, she draws from 20 years of healthcare leadership experience when delivering and implementing the InitiativeOne Leadership Transformation processes with clients.

What is your educational background?

MBA - Business with Healthcare Emphasis from Benedictine University, BSN - Nursing from Bellin College of Nursing

What is your professional background?

17 years in the healthcare and and over 10 years with InitiativeOne.

What is your greatest passion?

Being a mom and helping people.

What are the best books that you have read?

Right now I am loving Brené Brown - Daring Greatly and also Confidence Code. The Four Agreements and The Art of War.

What is your favorite quote?

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt

Where do you like to travel?

Maui, New York, South Carolina - wherever my oldest children are! Also our place on Washington Island.

What is your family information?

My oldest, son Spencer(married to Erica), daughter Carly (marrying Greg next summer), and son Ryan who is a student at University of Wisconsin -Madison. Fred and I together also have two sons - Chase & Eli.

What is your favorite hobby?

Running, landscaping, watching movies, the Hallmark channel (can't wait for holiday movies coming up!)

Who is your favorite superhero?

Wonder Woman!

Who is your favorite band?

Dixie Chicks

What is your favorite food?

Popcorn, Hamburgers, and Eggs - I could live on that!

What is one item on your bucket list?

I am so grateful and have had so many awesome experiences. Just living life!

Who is someone that you admire?

Sheryl Sandberg & Brené Brown - they are so real and two people I aspire to be like.

How do you spend your free time?

hobbies, kids, and traveling to Washington Island!

What is your favorite movie?

Top Gun is one of my all time favorites!