This is part 2 of our 3-part recognition for Think Big and Make It Happen. For more on what this award means to Clickstop and how our first recipient, Alex Ledger, exemplified the value, click here.
In 2018, Clickstop created Leverage to partner with businesses who are seeking to grow. One of the services that we offer through Leverage is Talent Enrichment. John Spanczak has been instrumental in bringing this deliverable service to life. He has been able to spearhead the implementation of approaches and processes that create speed of execution and long-term impact. His ability to recognize long-term impact and skills at creating an organized plan are leading to exceptional results for Leverage partners.
John’s skills don’t just benefit the external customer. People all over Clickstop are raving about his support, thought process and action-oriented nature. John is challenging folks, inside and outside these walls, to grow and helping them identify ways to do so. In less than a year’s time, he has made a significant impact and is inspiring action in alignment with our values. Well done, John!
What is your role at Clickstop?
Director of Employee Engagement Services
How long have you worked here?
9 months. Wow, how time flies!
What is your Clickstop story? If it were a book, what would the title be and why? Working with Friends
Fully Immersed: A Tale of Steep Learning Curves.
Audio by Morgan Freeman.
How do you relate to this core value?
Two of my biggest strengths are ideation and strategy. I love this core value, because I can use the best of both my strengths. I can get creative, think outside the box, while at the same time develop an organized execution plan. Getting to think big about Leverage Talent Enrichment and come up with new ideas to grow the business is awesome but being able to bring them to life is where I thrive!
What advice would you give to others who want to embrace this core value?
Don’t be afraid to take risks. Clickstop is built upon an entrepreneurial spirit and as such, provides a safe space to try, fail, and try again. Be creative, think outside the box, and rely on your solid teammate to help you make it happen!
What are you most excited for or proud of on your team?
We always have each other’s backs! No matter how fast we move, we always take time to remind each other we are there for one another.
What was the best compliment you’ve ever received at work?
Winning two core value awards in one quarter!
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
I learned that in a fast-moving environment like Clickstop, you have to sometimes execute before you reach the end. As somewhat of a former perfectionist, it was hard for me to adjust, but I have learned that at times I need to expect great things from something that was just good enough.
What can we find you doing when you’re not at work?
Hiking with my wife and two pups
Last movie or book you watched/read?
We are re-watching the Harry Potter series
Dogs or Cats?
Dogs. Some people WAG their finger at them, but I have a BONE to pick with those folks. Dogs are PAWSITIVELY awesome!
What brought you to Clickstop and why is it such a good fit for you?
I was most excited to work for a company that cared about its people. I had played softball and volleyball with a lot of folks who work here, and was inspired by their high levels of engagement and commitment to core values. I knew that there was something special about Clickstop before I even walked through the door.
When do you feel truly “alive” at work?
Meeting with clients and getting to tell the Clickstop story. There is a visible change that happens in people’s attitudes and appearance when they hear our story and realize that they too can have a committed, engaged, and aligned workforce. I love being able to share that message and tell folks how we can help!
What small gesture from a coworker has made a big impact on you?
Ashley Rambo sent me an email once helping me reflect on the things I have learned and accomplish this last year. We do not always take the time to reflect on stuff like that, but fortunately, I have a friend like Ashley to remind me.