A portrait of Nancy Lyons

Nancy Lyons

CEO at Clock­work.

Nan­cy works at the inter­sec­tion of tech­nol­o­gy, com­mu­ni­ty, and peo­ple. As a leader and tech­nol­o­gist, she cre­ates solu­tions that fur­ther com­mu­ni­ty and busi­ness goals by meet­ing the needs of indi­vid­u­als. Her guid­ing phi­los­o­phy is that a human-cen­tered approach to tech­nol­o­gy is the only way to get results that make a dif­fer­ence. Prob­lem solv­ing is about empow­er­ment: moti­vat­ed peo­ple cre­ate good prod­ucts. Nan­cy sup­ports clients and teams by fos­ter­ing a col­lab­o­ra­tive, idea-dri­ven cul­ture that nur­tures cre­ativ­i­ty and brainpower.

She speaks exten­sive­ly about work cul­ture, social media, tech­nol­o­gy, and lead­er­ship and has been local­ly and nation­al­ly rec­og­nized for her role as own­er and CEO of Clock­work. She’s co-author of Inter­ac­tive Project Man­age­ment: Pix­els, Peo­ple, and Process (New Rid­ers, 2012), serves as the Vice Chair on the Nation­al Board of Direc­tors at The Fam­i­ly Equal­i­ty Coun­cil, is on the Board of Trustees at Min­neso­ta Pub­lic Radio, and is a Project Sky­way Cap­tain and men­tor at Project Skyway.

Under Nancy’s lead­er­ship, Clock­work has received more than 14 Best Work­place” awards. Clock­work has also won the Psy­cho­log­i­cal­ly Healthy Work­place, Best Women Owned Busi­ness, and Bicy­cle Friend­ly Busi­ness awards. Inde­pen­dent­ly, Nan­cy received the Minneapolis/​St. Paul Busi­ness Jour­nal Diver­si­ty in Busi­ness award and was a final­ist for Min­neso­ta Busi­ness Magazine’s Com­mu­ni­ty Impact award.