Nancy Lyons

CEO, author, and speaker, Nancy Lyons has been at the forefront of the work culture conversation for more than twenty years. “People-first as a business strategy” is the guiding principle that fuels the unique, award-winning culture at Clockwork.

Nancy has led employees and clients through thousands of business, team, and work culture challenges. As a digital veteran, she has witnessed the dramatic change technology brought to both businesses and people, and yet also sees people and companies struggling to figure out how to adapt.

She speaks and writes about the crucial role work culture plays in delivering meaningful and effective results. Work culture — our feelings, behaviors, and interactions — is core to how we work. It’s a primary determinant of personal and professional success. Nancy has watched people go from being a victim of work to being the agent of work with simple shifts.

Her first book was Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process, a human-centered approach to producing digital products. Her current cook, Work Like a Boss: A kick-in-the-pants Guide to Finding (and keeping) your Power at Work, is the little book everyone needs to remember the actions, attitudes, and attributes that will make work better, for individuals and everyone around them.

Nancy is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including:

  • 100 People to Know from Twin Cities Business

  • 101 most influential people in the world of work, management, and career from Ladder magazine

  • Most Admired CEO from Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

  • Business Owner of the Year from National Association for Women Business Owners.

  • She was a panelist at the inaugural White House Summit for Working Families in Washington, DC

  • She was featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt in the segment titled “Best Place to Work in America.”