Seeing what needs to be done and taking ownership to make it happen is crucial to driving impact. Our Q3 Impactful Award winner has been nominated by her peers because she “doesn’t back away from any task or project,” and does so with a positive, friendly, and can-do attitude!
Congratulations to our Q3 Impactful Award winner, Haley Close!
It is clear that Haley cares about the success of Clickstop and is willing to take the time and effort to encourage and lift others up, inspiring them to be the best version of themselves.” –Nominator
When considering what making an impact looks like in our day-to-day, it’s easy to understand why Haley comes to mind. She is a life-longer learner and drawn to continuously growing so she can help her team and the organization achieves its goals. Complacency is not in her vocabulary!
This past quarter, Haley tackled an enormous challenge when Clean Laundry changed in-store equipment. This brought new bookkeeping processes, credit card merchants, accounts, or as Haley says, “new everything!” While it could overwhelm some, her ability to break down a complicated project into a workable program makes it easy for others to use and access it. In turn, these efforts save her teammates time and the company money.
“It’s important not to get stuck,” she says, “there’s a line that I try to strive for that moves us forward for both now and in the future.” Team members who balance striving toward short-term goals and keeping their eyes on the horizon are key to why Clickstop and its brands are thriving!
Clickstoppers like Haley are humbled when being recognized for their contributions. “There are so many people who have supported me in the last four years…challenging me to explore new ideas and pulling me in to learn new things,” Haley says. “Clickstop is chock-full of incredible, hardworking people so to be recognized among them is really cool.”
Interested in working with impactful teammates like Haley?
Getting to Know Haley
What is your role at Clickstop?
How long have you worked here?
What emoji do you use most often?
The laughy tears one for sure. Except I learned recently that the crooked laughy tears one is cooler than the straight one. So, I’ve been trying to incorporate that one more in my life. Just trying to keep up with the kids.
What is your spirit animal and why?
My friends say that I’m an Enneagram 9. And based off that, it looks like my spirit animal is a whale. That sounds about right. Swimming through life happily, peacefully, and eating.
What is the coolest/craziest place you’ve ever visited?
I just went to Yosemite this summer with my mom and brother. That was remarkable. There was a point, after what felt like 8 years of hiking, I thought to myself, “If anyone says a word to me, or even looks in my direction, I’m going to start crying.” Not because it was so beautiful, but because I don’t believe the human body was made to hike like that. We also had to scare off a bear on the trail, so. That was memorable.
What is one thing you loved as a child that today’s kids would know nothing about (ex. Turntable, Spirograph, Cabbage Patch Kids, etc.)
My friend and I had matching dolls growing up. This doll was legit. She was made to feel like a real baby, weight-wise and she talked. My entire childhood, we called her Big Heavy Talking Baby (“Big Heavy” for short). I swear to you, within the last year, I asked my dad why a company would ever name their product “Big Heavy Talking Baby”. He looked at me like I was crazy and said… “YOU named her that.” I had no idea.
If you could switch lives with any person for one day, who would you choose?
Maybe like, a marathon runner? Just to see if the runner’s high thing is legit. I’m not convinced it is.
Who or what inspires you?
There are a few people in my life who have overcome so many hard things, or at least have found hope through them. That’s so inspiring to me. It’s sometimes even more inspiring to see entire communities rallying together to support someone. It’s like we all forget any existing conflicts and come together for good. That always makes me feel really warm and fuzzy.
What is your favorite activity that you do with your family or friends?
We love to camp. Er… glamp. We sleep in a camper. But the campground is both of my daughters’ favorite place in the world. (They’re 2 and 5 so I suspect they’ll see cooler things at some point in their lives.) We spend lots of weekends in the camper during the summer!
What is the silliest way you’ve been injured?
In high school, I was being the wonderful daughter that I am and bringing up the garbage cans from the road. It was winter; we had been released early from school because of weather. No one else was home and my phone was inside. I slipped on ice and heard three cracks. Thankfully, my 80-year-old neighbor was doing what elderly neighbors do, and watched the whole thing go down from her window. She came to my rescue and called the ambulance. I borrowed the police officer’s phone to call my mom and she didn’t believe me when I said I was going to the hospital. But it’s not like I’ve held a grudge or anything.
What do you dislike that everyone else seems to like?
Dancing. I’m not a dancer. Man, I wish I was. I’ll see videos of great dancers, and I’m like… “yeah, I think I could do that.” And I look like a fish out of water. I took a hip-hop class in college. The instructor legit laughed. It’s fine.