Ep. 1 – Nancy Hawley & Sara Kalick of SY/Partners, Unstuck, & Leadfully
Impact Entrepreneur: Someone who is impacting the world or their industry with their product, service or platform.
On this episode of The Impact Entrepreneur Show we have Nancy Hawley and Sara Kalick. Both are Vice Presidents and General Managers of their respective app products at SY/Partners in New York.
Nancy spent a years in her early career doing digital content at large publishing companies like Time Inc. and Condé Nast. She was part of the Unstuck launch team and has been with SY/Partners for 5+ years. She considers herself a “maker by nature, entrepreneur by circumstance.”
Sara considers herself a “professional storyteller”. In her early career she managed nightclubs and ran bars, and also worked in fashion. She went to business school in Spain and learned about design thinking and innovation. Sara then took that knowledge and applied during her internship at SY/Partners, where she was responsible for running their strategy group. She now works on one SY/Partners newest tools, Leadfully.
SY/Partners helps leaders transform their organizations, their teams, and themselves. Their mission statement is:
“In a world that too easily settles for less, we believe that it’s worthy work to envision, believe in, and fight for greatness. That’s the work we do every day.”
What it’s like to work for SY/Partners?
- SY/Partners is about all about change, and transforming to meet the needs of the world.
- Creates opportunity for people to be entrepreneurial within the organization.
- The company thinks differently of how everyone works together.
- I’ve never worked at a place that’s so collaborate, and with so little ego.
- There aren’t politics or hidden agendas. Everyone is together with the same purpose and everyone has a voice at the table.
If you could pick any superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?
Nancy: Visual design. Design is critical to the work we do.
Sara: Helping people figure out who they want to be and how to get there.
What’s your favorite tool on Unstuck?
A tool incorporated in the Unstuck app is Tell Me Why, and it helps you get to the root of why you aren’t doing something. Unstuck is designed to help you dig up the answer that you already have inside, but won’t give yourself.
Get Your Game On is a planning tool for people who don’t like to plan.
Pros vs. Pros primarily for “wafflers” or people who can’t decide. You write all the effects of all options, and then sort them by importance.
Helping individual leaders at companies be their best selves. Our hope is to give people practical tools in order to start taking action and building new behaviors.
Unstuck App: Unstuck.com
Leadfully Tool: Leadfully.com